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Hyundai Construction Equipment 200

TRACK: Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #2 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Hampton, GA

Title Sponsor: Hyundai Construction Equipment

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:49pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Friday, February 27

9:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
11:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
11:30 AM 7:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
1:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER, MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
2:30 PM 5:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, February 28
6:00 AM NXS & NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
6:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM 1:00 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in NASCAR Garage Area*
10:40 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING
11:50 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM)
12:30 PM 1:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY - CLEAR PIT ROAD
5:30 PM NCWTS RACE (130 LAPS, 200.2 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Race results, point standings, lucky dogs, and official race report.

  • Crafton wins Atlanta: #88-Matt Crafton won the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after leading a race high 85 of the 200 laps. It was his sixth career win. #33-Ty Dillon finished second, followed by: #11-Ben Kennedy, #33- Ty Dillon, #51-Daniel Suarez, #19-Tyler Reddick, #98-Johnny Sauter, #4-Erik Jones, #31-James Buescher, #17-Timothy Peters, and #8-Joe Nemechek. There were 3 caution flags for 13 laps and 6 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    #11-Ben Kennedy started the race from the pole, led only the opening lap, but ran within the top-five throughout the day before finishing third.
    Complete results are on the Atlanta race results page (pdf).(2-28-2015)

  • Atlanta Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 7th Running Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, his sixth victory in 340 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 14 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Ty Dillon(i) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2015.
    Ben Kennedy (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Erik Jones (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 2 points over Matt Crafton.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(2-20-2015)

  • Driver standings following Atlanta:
    1) #19-Tyler Reddick, 87
    2) #88-Matt Crafton, 85 -2
    3) #4-Erik Jones, 80, -7
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 72, -15
    5) #31-James Buescher, 63, -24
    6) #99-Bryan Silas, 60, -27
    7) #11-Ben Kennedy, 58, -29
    8) #07-Ray Black, Jr., 58, -29
    9) #8-Joe Nemechek, 58, -29
    10) #08-Korbin Forrister, 53, -31
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(2-28-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Atlanta are posted (pdf).(2-28-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Atlanta: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #07-Ray Black, Jr., 25th
    Caution 3: #86-Brandon Brown, 28th
    (2-28-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Keselowski on pole at Atlanta: #29-Brad Keselowski won the pole for Saturday's Truck Series return to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the running of the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200. Keselowski earned the pole with a speed of 177.045mph. #11-Ben Kennedy will start second, followed by: #4-Erik jones, #13-Cameron Hayley, #51-Daniel Suarez, #05-John Wes Townely, #54-Justin Boston, #8-Joe Nemechek, #31-James Buescher, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #19-Tyler Reddick, and #14-Daniel Hemric.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #4-Erik Jones with a speed of 179.557mph.
    #19-Tyler Reddick was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 178.332mph..
    UPDATE: #29-Brad Keselowski will start 10th and #11-Ben Kennedy will start from the pole. NASCAR ruled Keselowski did not get back to the line before time expired in qualifying.(2-28-2015) See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(2-28-2015)

  • Atlanta Qualifying Notes:
    Brad Keselowski(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 7th Running Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 with a lap of 31.314 seconds, 177.045 mph.
    This is his second pole in 63 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in four races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Ben Kennedy (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2015 and his first in one races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his second in two races this season.
    Erik Jones (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-28-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Keselowski fastest in practice: #29-Brad Keselowski was fastest in the lone practice session during the trucks return to Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.695mph. #4-Erik Jones was second, followed by #13-Cameron Hayley, #51-Daniel Suarez, #05-John Wes Townley, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #19-Tyler Reddick, #88-Matt Crafton, #31-James Buescher, and #54-Justin Boston. 31 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-28-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 33 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    The #01 is TBA;
    Brad Keselowski is in the #29;
    The #35 is TBA;
    Ryan Sieg is in the #39;
    Garrett Smithley is in the #63;
    The #86 is TBA;
    Wendell Chavous is in the #94; (2-23-2015)
    UPDATE: Brandon Brown is in the #86; Timmy Hill in the #1;(2-27-2015)
    UPDATE 2: The #35 and the #82 have withdrawn, bringing entries to 31;(2-27-2015)
    See the complete list on the Atlanta entry list page.

  • Entry list: There are 33 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    The #01 is TBA;
    Brad Keselowski is in the #29;
    The #35 is TBA;
    Ryan Sieg is in the #39;
    Garrett Smithley is in the #63;
    The #86 is TBA;
    Wendell Chavous is in the #94; (2-23-2015)
    UPDATE: Brandon Brown is in the #86; Timmy Hill in the #1;(2-27-2015)
    UPDATE 2: The #35 and the #82 have withdrawn, bringing entries to 31;(2-27-2015)
    See the complete list on the Atlanta entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 2 - Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval) - Hampton, Ga. Fast Facts for February 27-March 1, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4384; Right-side -- D-4602

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Atlanta this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams have run at this track the last two seasons . . . this left-side tire code (D-4384) has actually been run at Atlanta since 2012 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4602) incorporates Goodyear Racing's multi-zone tread technology, which debuted at Atlanta in 2013 . . . the tire features two distinct tread compounds -- one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Guess Who's Back?

    Tell your friends.

    After a two-year hiatus, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 28 (5:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Ty Dillon, the 2013 series runner-up is expected to be the only previous winner returning for the Hyundai Construction 200 and is also the latest driver to capture a victory at the track (8/31/12). The Truck Series has not raced at Atlanta in March since 2010 when Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag from the fourth starting spot. Kyle Busch holds the NCWTS record with four wins at AMS.

    ReddickULOUS

    Tyler Reddick launched his 2015 season with flair, leading a race-high 46 laps to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway for his first NASCAR national series victory. It was just the 18th start for the 19-year-old Californian, who will run a full schedule this season for Brad Keselowski Racing.

    Following the race, Reddick received about 150 text messages in a 20-minute span, an occurrence he described as "unreal."

    Reddick will continue to chase his goal of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship by competing in Saturday's Hyundai Construction 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    Crafton Returns To Truck After Sprint Cup Series Debut

    Fresh off his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut - an 18th-place Daytona 500 finish as a sub for Kyle Busch - Matt Crafton will transition back to his No. 88 Toyota Tundra from the No. 18 Toyota Camry.

    Crafton began his quest for a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "three-peat" with a strong eighth-place finish in the Daytona opener before flying back to the "World Center of Racing" from North Carolina to drive for his injured friend/NCWTS counterpart.

    "There's nothing like getting a phone call at 7 o'clock at night, saying you're going to race in the Daytona 500 tomorrow, are you ready? 'Oh I'm absolutely ready, I've been waiting for this my whole life,'" Crafton said.

    Fun fact: Crafton was a groomsman at Busch's wedding.

    Jones Tries To Continue KBM Dominance At 1.5-Mile Tracks

    Kyle Busch Motorsports reigned supreme at 1.5-mile tracks in 2014, winning seven of the eight races of that distance on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series slate.

    Erik Jones, who took the checkered flag at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas race last fall, will attempt to carry KBM's 1.5-mile dominance to 2015 in Saturday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The 18-year-old No. 4 Toyota Tundra driver is coming off a runner-up finish in the season opener at Daytona in only his second superspeedway start and has his sights set on a championship run.

    Also competing for KBM this weekend are Daniel Suarez and Justin Boston. Suarez and Boston finished ninth and 29th, respectively, last Friday at Daytona.

    Georgia On My Mind

    Red Horse Racing Owner Tom DeLoach, a Peach State native and Georgia Tech graduate, brings his team back to his home for the second race of its 11th season.

    The 30-year veteran of Mobil Oil Corporation, who retired in 2000 as its president of global midstream, fell in love with racing while serving as the coordinator of Mobil's motorsports program. Upon retiring, DeLoach served as a partner and later a consultant with Team Penske's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. Interested in team ownership, he bought into CleanLine Motorsports in 2005 and changed its name to Red Horse Racing.

    Behind drivers, such as Timothy Peters, Todd Bodine, David Starr and Parker Kligerman, RHR has compiled 13 wins, 86 top fives, 181 top 10s and 11 poles since DeLoach began the organization. Its highest championship finish was a second-place showing by its Peters-powered No. 11 truck in 2012.

    Other NCWTS figures making their Georgia homecoming this weekend include drivers: John Wes Townley (Watkinsville), Korbin Forrister (Cedartown), Ryan Sieg (Tucker), Garrett Smithley (Peachtree City) and Wendell Chavous (Hephzibah).

    Robust Rookie Race

    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has long been a proving ground for young drivers to test their talents against grizzled veterans. This season is no exception.

    Eleven drivers are in contention for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year.

    In only the first race of the season, three of the top five drivers at Daytona were Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidates: Erik jones (second), Austin Theriault (fourth) and Ray Black Jr. (fifth).

    Fellow rookies Korbin Forrister (12th at Daytona), Spencer Gallagher (21st), Daniel Hemric (26) and Justin Boston (29th) will attempt to catch up to the pack this Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

Countdown to the race: 02/24/2017 ~ 7:30 PM ET

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

Fox Sports 1
Sirius Channel 90
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Qualifying:
4:30 pm/et, Friday, February 24 - TV: Fox Sports 1
Practices:
2:00 pm/et, Thursday, February 23 - TV: Fox Sports 1
4:00 pm/et, Thursday, February 23 - TV: Fox Sports 1

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