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Toyota Tundra 250

TRACK: Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #4 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race:Friday, May 8, 2015 in Kansas City, KS

Title Sponsor: Toyota Tundra

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:49pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, May 7
9:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
10:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM 5:00 PM NSCS REGISTRATION OPEN
2:00 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
3:30 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, May 8
10:00 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
10:00 AM 5:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area*
3:45 PM (4:45 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
5:15 PM . NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY - CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Crafton wins at Kansas: #88-Matt Crafton won the Toyota Tundra 250 at the Kansas Speedway on Friday night after fuel mileage came into play in the closing laps. #8-Ryan Newman finished second followed by: #98-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, #13-Cameron Hayley, #51-Daniel Suarez, #54-Justin Boston, #31-Scott Lagasse, Jr., #15-Mason Mingus, and #14-Daniel Hemric.
    There were 4 caution flags for 19 laps and 11 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    #4-Erik Jones started the race from the pole and led 151 laps before running out of fuel five laps from the finish. He ended the race 11th.
    Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf). (5-8-2015)

  • Kansas Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 15th Annual Toyota Tundra 250, his seventh victory in 342 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his second victory and seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Ryan Newman(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Kansas Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2015.
    Johnny Sauter (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in seven races at Kansas Speedway.
    Cameron Hayley (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 17 points over Tyler Reddick.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (5-8-2015)

  • Driver standings following Kansas:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 175
    2) >#19-Tyler Reddick, 158, -17
    3) #4-Erik Jones, 157, -18
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 153, -22
    5) #13-Cameron Hayley, 123, -52
    6) #05-John Wes Townley, 122, -53
    7) #17-Timothy Peters, 121, -54
    8) #54-Justin Boston, 114, -61
    9) #07-Ray Black, Jr., 112, -63
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 111, -64
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-8-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Kansas are posted (pdf).(5-8-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #63-Tyler Tanner, 15th
    Caution 3: #63-Tyler Tanner, 15th
    Caution 4: none
    (5-8-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Jones on pole at Kansas: #4-Erik Jones will start from the pole for the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway after setting a track record with a speed of 179.396mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second, followed by: #33-Brandon Jones, #8-Ryan Newman, #11-Ben Kennedy, #14-Daniel Hemric, #98-Johnny Sauter, #13-Cameron Hayley, #54-Justin Boston, and #51-Daniel Suarez. #29-Austin Theriault and #19-Tyler Reddick wrecked during the final round and will both use backup trucks. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-8-2015)

  • Kansas Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the Keystone Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 15th Annual Toyota Tundra 250, setting the qualifying record with a lap of 30.101 seconds, 179.396 mph.
    This is his third pole in 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole and start at Kansas Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2015 and his sixth in 15 races at Kansas Speedway.
    Brandon Jones (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his second in two races this season.
    Erik Jones was also the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(3-8-2015)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Hayley fastest in practice: #13-Cameron Hayley was fastest during practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 175.798mph. #14-Daniel Hemric was second, followed by #51-Daniel Suarez, #4-Erik Jones, #8-Ryan Newman, #19-Tyler Reddick, #29-Austin Theriault, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #88-Matt Crafton, and #54-Justin Boston. 32 drivers are entered for the race and all 32 practiced during the session. #25-Matt Tifft wrecked during the session and will use a backup. See complete results on the Kansas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-7-2015)

  • Practice delayed in Kansas: Rain forced practice to be delayed at the Kansas Speedway on Thursday. Two practices were on the schedule in preparation for Friday's Toyota Tundra 250, but the altered schedule will now allow a 90-minute session, set to begin at 5:00pm/et.(5-7-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 28 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. A few notes:
    Joe Nemechek is in the #8;
    Austin Theriault is in the #29;
    Justin Jennings is in the #36;
    BJ McLeod is in the #45;
    The #63 is TBA;
    The #99 of Bryan Silas is not on the initial entry, nor is the #50 of MAKE Motorsports. Travis Kvapil is expected to run that truck in place of Cody Ware.(5-3-2015)
    UPDATE: Ryan Newman will drive the #8 in place of Nemechek.(5-5-2015)
    UPDATE 2: Scott Lagasse, Jr. will be in the #31 in place of James Buescher(5-6-2015)
    UPDATE 3: Tyler Tanner will be in the #63; Ryan Ellis will be in the #1; Caleb Roark will be in the #0;(5-6-2015)
    See the complete list on the Kansas entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 4 -- Toyota Tundra 250 Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Kansas City, Kan. Fast Facts for May 8-10, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4604; Right-side -- D-4630

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.60 in. (2,225 mm); Right-side -- 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires at Kansas this weekend . . . while these teams ran this left-side tire code (D-4604) at this track last season, this is the first time they have run this right-side code (D-4630) at Kansas . . . for Sprint Cup teams, compared to what they ran in at Kansas in 2014, this right-side tire features a construction change that brings it into line with what is run at other speedways . . . Cup teams have run this right-side at both Las Vegas and Talladega already this season . . . for Camping World Truck teams, who ran their own right-side at Kansas last May, this tire features both a construction and slight compound change . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Crafton Camping World Truck Series King At 1.5-Mile Tracks

    Matt Crafton has been crowned NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion two seasons in a row.

    A primary reason for that unprecedented feat: He's been king at 1.5-mile tracks.

    In nine starts at intermediate courses dating back to Kansas last year, the No. 88 Toyota Tundra driver has tallied two wins, three runner ups and nine top-10 showings. His average finish in the nine starts - 3.4.

    Crafton will attempt to continue his reign at 1.5-mile tracks in Friday's Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). He has started all 14 NCWTS races at Kansas, more than any other driver. He is also tied for the track record with three top-five finishes.

    Jayhawker: Buescher One Of Truck Series' Best At Kansas

    "We're not in Kansas anymore" is a line James Buescher does not like to hear. The No. 31 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet driver clinched his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Kansas Speedway in 2012 and leads the NCWTS in average finish (7.8), average running position (6.9), fastest laps (84), laps led (159) and driver rating 112.9 at the 1.5-mile track. Currently fifth in the NCWTS standings, Buescher can narrow the 28-point deficit between him and leader Matt Crafton with a strong showing in Friday's Toyota Tundra 250.

    Mother Instrumental In Jones' Racing Career

    Without his mother, Carol, it is unlikely Erik Jones would be competing in NASCAR or even have raced at all. Carol Jones pushed car-loving Erik into motorsports when he was 7 years old and convinced her husband, Dave Jones, to get involved as well, despite recently purchasing a new business and neither possessing any racing experience. The family also lived in Michigan, not a traditional NASCAR hotbed.

    Nearly 12 years later, Jones' career has come full circle. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Jones boasts four career wins and ranks third in the driver standings, a mere six points behind Matt Crafton. He will pull double-duty for the first time this weekend, racing in the NCWTS Toyota Tundra 250 (Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET) and making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET).

    Maybe Jones can give his mother an early Mother's Day gift - his first NCWTS win of the 2015.

    Blue Moon Set For Kansas As Newman Makes Rare Appearance In Trucks

    It's a double-duty kind of weekend for Ryan Newman as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver will make a rare appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports in the No. 8 Chevrolet. Newman makes a return to the trucks for the first time in almost two years. His last start came at the inaugural race at Eldora Speedway in 2013.

    Newman has made five previous starts in the NCWTS and has yet to finish outside the top five. In his career debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2008, Newman drove to Victory Lane for then-truck-owner Kevin Harvick.

    Donning the side of the No. 8 Chevrolet will be Newman and wife Krissie's charity, Rescue Ranch. Through its education program, Rescue Ranch promotes a respect for all animals and facilitates rehabilitation, rescue and responsible pet ownership. Currently, Rescue Ranch offers Humane Education programming to children ages 1 thru 16-years-old, allowing them the opportunity to learn while interacting with animals and the surrounding environment.

    Kansas Crowd Gets To See Some Fresh Young Talent

    On Friday night, the crowd at Kansas Speedway will get to see some of NASCAR's top young talent in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250. Half of the competitors in the 28-driver field will be making their first career Kansas start, including a number of drivers in the top 10: Tyler Reddick (second), Erik Jones (third), Ray Black Jr. (seventh) and Cameron Hayley (eighth).

    Kennedy Crew Chief Will Wear SpongeBob "Onesie" If Team Reaches Pediatric Cancer Fundraising Goal

    If Ben Kennedy's No. 11 Red Horse Racing Team raises $10,000 for pediatric cancer by Friday's Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, crew chief Scott Zipadelli will sport a SpongeBob SquarePants "onesie" matching its Toyota Tundra's paint scheme.

    Donations can be made by visiting https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/7ywQ5/tw/04kHne.

    More importantly than embarrassing Zipadelli, the proceeds will go to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. In 2009, the Martin Truex Special Needs Fund was established at Levine Children's Hospital to assist families that may have unusual or immediate financial need that can't be met because of the high cost of treatment for their child.

    Last week, Kennedy visited the University of Kansas Hospital Pediatric Center and met children battling a variety of illnesses, including pediatric cancer. On Friday night, they will be honorary pit crew members for the No. 11 team.

    Cobb Returns To Where It All Started

    As Diddy would say "she's coming home, coming home, tell the world she's coming home." Jennifer Jo Cobb returns to her hometown of Kansas City to race in Friday's Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. The record-holder of the most career starts by a female driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history with 93, Cobb made her NCWTS debut at Kansas on April 26, 2008, finishing 33rd. She ranks 17th in the NCWTS standings after three races and is also the only female owner/driver in a NASCAR national series. In 2011, Cobb founded non-profit organization Driven2Honor to recognize female military members at each NASCAR event with a VIP behind-the-scenes experience. She is a second generation driver, whose father (Joe Cobb) races locally at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday nights, Linn County Speedway in Pleasanton, Kansas on Saturday nights and Topeka Raceway on Sunday evenings in Topeka, Kansas.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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

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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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