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TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #7 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race:Friday, June 5, 2015 in Fort Worth, TX

Title Sponsor: WinStar World Casino & Resort

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 9:19pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, June 4
12:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:00 PM 7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:30 PM 9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
3:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
4:30 PM 5:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
6:30 PM 7:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, June 5
12:00 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area
12:00 PM 7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
2:30 PM 3:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
5:15 PM (6:15 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
6:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
7:30 PM NCWTS GRID TRUCKS (FRONT STRETCH - SINGLE FILE)
7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY - CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM (9:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Crafton wins at Texas: #88-Matt Crafton was able to hold off #51-Daniel Suarez after a restart two laps from the finish to win the WinStar World Casino 400k at the Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night. It was Crafton's eighth career win and second at Texas. #05-John Wes Townley finished third. He was followed by: #98-Johnny Sauter, #29-Austin Theriault, #8-Joe Nemechek, #13-Cameron Hayley, #54-Justin Boston, #14-Daniel Hemric, and #11-Ben Kennedy.
    There were 5 caution flags for 21 laps and 19 lead changes among 9 leaders.
    #4-Erik Jones started the race from the pole and led 68 laps before being plagued with battery issues. He finished the race 15th.
    Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf). (6-5-2015)

  • Texas Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 19th Annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 400, his eighth victory in 345 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his second victory and 18th top-10 finish in 29 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2015. His runner-up finish is his second in a row, and ties his career high.
    John Wes Townley (third) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Texas Motor Speedway. The third-place finish is a career best for Townley. His previous best was fourth (Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, 2014).
    Austin Theriault (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 25 points over Tyler Reddick.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (6-5-2015)

  • Driver standings following Texas:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 305
    2) #19-Tyler Reddick, 280, -25
    3) #4-Erik Jones #, 273, -32
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 257, -48
    5) #05-John Wes Townley, 227, -78
    6) #13-Cameron Hayley, 215, -90
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric #, 211, -94
    8) #23-Spencer Gallagher #, 209, -96
    9) #17-Timothy Peters, 207, -98
    10) #54-Justin Boston#, 205, 100
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-5-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Texas: are posted (pdf).(6-5-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, 19th
    Caution 2: #94-Timmy Hill, 23rd
    Caution 3: #13-Cameron Hayley, 7th
    Caution 4: #54-Justin Boston, 8th
    Caution 5: #19-Tyler Reddick, 11th
    (6-5-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Jones on pole at Texas: #4-Erik Jones will start from the pole for the WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night after running a speed at 181.074mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second. He was followed by: #51-Daniel Suarez, #98-Johnny Sauter, #05-John Wes Townley, #29-Austin Theriault, #17-Timothy Peters, #13-Cameron Hayley, #14-Daniel Hemric and #8-Joe Nemechek.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #05-Townley with a speed of 180.548mph.
    #19-Reddick was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 181.117mph..
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-5-2015)

  • Texas Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 19th Annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 with a lap of 29.822 seconds, 181.074 mph.
    This is his fourth pole in 24 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in two races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2015 and his 11th in 29 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (third) posted his first top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fourth in six races this season.
    Erik Jones (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-5-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Crafton fastest in final practice: #88-Matt Crafton was fastest in final practice for the WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.566mph. He was followed by #19-Tyler Reddick, #51-Daniel Suarez, # 98-Johnny Sauter, #4-Erik Jones, #14-Daniel Hemric, #33-Brandon Jones, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #17-Timothy Peters, #05-John Wes Townley. 28 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-4-2015)

  • Gallagher fastest in first practice: #23-Spencer Gallagher was fastest during opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.406mph. #98-Johnny Sauter was second, followed by #19-Tyler Reddick, #4-Erik Jones, #13-Cameron Hayley, #05-John Wes Townley, #29-Austin Theriault, #33-Brandon Jones, #11-Ben Kennedy, #17-Timothy Peters. 24 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-4-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 27 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's WinStar World Casino 400k at Texas Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    The #1 is TBA;
    Austin Theriault is in the #29;
    Timmy Hill is in the #94;
    (5-30-2015)
    UPDATE: Adam Edwards to replace Caleb Roark in the #0; Donnie Neuenberger named driver of the #1; Jordan Anderson added in the #74;
    (6-2-2015)
    UPDATE 2: Michael Affarano has been added in the #03;BJ McLeod has been added in the #45;
    (6-4-2015)
    See the complete list on the Texas entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 7 - WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for June 4-5, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 6 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4618

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.32 in. (2,218 mm); Right-side -- 88.58 in. (2,250 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi; Right Front -- 53 psi; Right Rear -- 49 psi

    Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams ran at Texas last year . . . they have run this left-side tire code (D-4392) at Texas since 2011, with this right-side code (D-4618) being introduced in 2014 . . . this right-side tire employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- the outboard 10 inches of the tread features a compound that is designed for grip, while the inboard two inches of the tread is toughened to enhance durability on the part of the tire sees the most heat and takes the most abuse . . . this is the same tire set-up NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series teams ran at Texas in April . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Texas 'Two' Step: With Win No. 2, Reddick Catapults To P2 in Camping World Truck Standings

    Tyler Reddick joined Matt Crafton on top of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins leaderboard by taking his second checkered flag of the season at Dover International Speedway.

    Fittingly, Crafton and Reddick rank first and second, respectively, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. Reddick trails Crafton by 11 points.

    In six starts this season, Reddick has finished lower than fifth once - a 13th-place showing at Kansas when he ran out of gas with the lead on the closing laps. The California native owns an average finish of 4.8 and boasts a 113.0 driver rating this season.

    Reddick will attempt to further diminish Crafton's points lead in Friday's WinStar Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway (9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). The 19-year-old Ford driver has earned a 21 Means 21 pole award and a high finish of fourth at the 1.5-mile track.

    Jones Owns: Sunoco Rookie Of The Year Frontrunner Tries To Continue Hot Start At Texas

    Erik Jones has some fond memories of Texas.

    The 19-year-old Kyle Busch Motorsports driver earned his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at the track in March. Less than a year before, he made his first 1.5-mile venture in a truck at Texas, missing his high school graduation and receiving his diploma during driver introductions. He went on to finish 11th after starting fifth.

    Jones returns to TMS for Friday's WinStar Casino 400 in search of his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the season. Despite being unable to find Victory Lane this year, Jones has four top-three finishes and leads the NCWTS in numerous statistical categories, including: average running position (3.2), average start (3.2), number of fastest laps (239), laps led (328) and driver rating (125.6).

    Jones ranks third in the NCWTS standings, trailing first-place Matt Crafton by 14 points. He leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year race by 33 points over his teammate Justin Boston.

    1.5-Mile Master Crafton Heads To Lone Star State To Defend Last Spring's Win

    It's fair to say Matt's mastered the "Craft(on)" of navigating 1.5-mile tracks.

    The No. 88 ThorSport Racing driver has not finished outside the top 10 at a 1.5-mile track in 11 starts, beginning at Kansas in 2014, and owns three wins - Texas-1 in 2014 in addition to Atlanta and Kansas in 2015.

    On Friday, he will try to tame Texas Motor Speedway - where he returns as the defending race winner and current points leader - in the WinStar Casino 400. In 28 Lone Star State starts, Crafton has one win, nine top fives (32.1%) and 17 top 10s (60.7%). He has logged a top-10 finish in 13 of his last 16 starts at TMS.

    Suárez Knocking On The Door Of First Win

    Daniel Suárez is due for his first NASCAR national series win.

    He produced a runner-up showing at Dover last Friday and has been a model of consistency with five top-10 finishes in his five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season. He owns another runner-up finish in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (Bristol).

    Whether Suárez gets his first victory is more a question of "when" than "if."

    He'll get his next shot at a checkered flag when he pilots the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra in Friday's WinStar Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. He has never made a NCWTS start at the 1.5-mile track, but finished 18th there in the XFINITY Series earlier this season after starting fourth.

    With a victory, Suárez would be the first Mexico-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race.

    Wild, Wild (John) Wes: Townley Ventures To Texas Trying To Continue Strong Start

    John Wes Townley currently finds himself in pleasant unchartered territory.

    Six races into the season, he ranks fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings for the second consecutive race.

    The No. 5 Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado driver will attempt to continue his ascent up the NCWTS leaderboard in Friday's WinStar Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. He ventures to the Wild West with a high finish of fifth in last year's spring race at the 1.5-mile track.

    "I really like that 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth a lot," Townley said. "We ran really good in the truck at three tracks that size earlier this year. So, I expect us to contend for a top-five and, hopefully, the win at Texas."

    Young Returns To Home State Following Best Career Finish

    Midland, Texas native Tyler Young returns to his home track (Texas Motor Speedway) after recording a career-best 10th-place finish at Dover last weekend. The 24-year-old Chevrolet driver is running in his second full-time season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and manages the day-to-day operations of his family-owned Young's Motorsports team out of Mooresville, North Carolina. Young has made four starts at TMS in his career with a high finish of 14th last fall. In 2014, he placed fourth in the NCWTS Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

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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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