NASCAR Camping World Truck Series --Iowa Race Info, Links and News

American Ethanol 200

TRACK: Iowa Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #9 of 23 for the 2015 season


Race: Friday, June 19, 2015 in Newton, Iowa

Title Sponsor: American Ethanol

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:47pm/et

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Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, June 18

Friday, June 19
12:30 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted into the NASCAR Garage Area*
3:15 PM 4:00 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 175 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series


  • Jones wins at Iowa: #4-Erik Jones won the American Ethanol 200 at the Iowa Speedway on Friday. #33-Brandon Jones finished second followed by: #19-Tyler Reddick, #88-Matt Crafton, ##51-Christopher Bell, #17-Timothy Peters, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #14-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, and #05-John Wes Townley.
    There were 6 caution flags for 36 laps and 6 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    Jones started from the pole and led a race high 112 laps en route to his first win of the season.
    Complete results are on the Iowa race results page (pdf). (6-19-2015)

  • Iowa Race Fast Facts:
    Erik Jones won the 7th Annual American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen, his fifth victory in 26 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in four races at Iowa Speedway.
    Brandon Jones (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Iowa Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2015.
    Tyler Reddick (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Iowa Speedway.
    Erik Jones (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 12 points over Tyler Reddick.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (6-19-2015)

  • Driver standings following Iowa:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 370
    2) #19-Tyler Reddick, 358, -12
    3) #4-Erik Jones #, 344, -26
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 327, -43
    5) #05-John Wes Townley, 294, -76
    6) #23-Spencer Gallagher #, 288, -82
    7) #17-Timothy Peters, 283, -87
    8) #14-Daniel Hemric #, 282, -88
    9) #13-Cameron Hayley, 280, -90
    10) #11-Ben Kennedy, 269, 101
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-19-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Iowa: are posted (pdf).(6-19-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Iowa Speedway: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #0-Caleb Roark, 32nd
    Caution 2: #6-Norm Benning, 25th
    Caution 3: #63-Jake Griffin, 27th
    Caution 4: #75-Caleb Holman, 14th
    Caution 5: #00-Cole Custer, 9th
    Caution 6: #11-Ben Kennedy, 13th


  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Jones on pole at Iowa: #4-Erik Jones will start from the pole for the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway on Friday night with a qualifying speed of 136.193mph. #8-John Hunter Nemechek will start alongside in row one. He will be followed by: #19-Tyler Reddick, #33-Brandon Jones, #13-Cameron Hayley, #75-Caleb Holman, #00-Cole Custer, #11-Ben Kennedy, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Christopher Bell.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #4-Jones with a speed of 137.040.
    #4-Jones was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 137.940mp..
    32 trucks entered, so all make the field. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-19-2015)

  • Iowa Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the Keystone Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 7th Annual American Ethanol 200 Presented by Enogen with a lap of 23.129 seconds, 136.193 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 26 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third pole and ninth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in four races at Iowa Speedway.
    John H. Nemechek (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2015 and his first in two races at Iowa Speedway.
    Tyler Reddick (third) posted his first top-10 start at Iowa Speedway. It is his sixth in nine races this season.
    Erik Jones (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Erik Jones has set the new NCWTS track record for the youngest Keystone Light 21 means 21 Pole winner at the age of 19 years, 0 months, 20 days. The previous record holder was Austin Dillon (20 years, 2 months, 14 days).
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-19-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Jones fastest in final practice: #4-Erik Jones was fastest in the one and only practice for the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 136.051mph. He was followed by ##51-Christopher Bell, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #13-Cameron Hayley, #88-Matt Crafton, #75-Caleb Holman, #54-Justin Boston, #00-Cole Custer, and #19-Tyler Reddick. All entered 32 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Iowa practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-19-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 29 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. A few notes:
    Cole Custer in the #00;
    Ted Minor in the #12;
    Christopher Bell in the #51;
    Jake Griffin in the #63;
    Caleb Holman in the #75;
    Neither MAKE Motorsports entries are entered on the initial entry list, but expected.
    UPDATE: Jordan Anderson has been added in the #74;
    UPDATE 2: Both MAKE entries have been added to bring entries to 32;
    See the complete list on the Iowa entry list page.


    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 9 - American Ethanol 200 Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval) - Newton, Iowa Fast Facts for June 19, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

    Set limit: 5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4546; Right-side -- D-4648

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

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 18 psi; Left Rear - 18 psi; Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi

    Notes:While NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4546) at Iowa since 2012, this is the first time running this right-side code (D-4648) . . . compared to what was run at Iowa last season, this right-side features a slight construction change and minor increase in tread gage (thickness) . . . this is also the same tire set-up that NASCAR Xfinity Series teams ran at Iowa this past May . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Iowa.


    Jones Starts Weekend Of Double-Duty in Corn State

    Erik Jones returns to Iowa Speedway for Friday's American Ethanol 200 (8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) as the defending race-winner and continues to search for his first victory of 2015. Jones' 2014 triumph at the short track was his first of three wins last season. The 19-year-old Michigan native has a busy weekend ahead. He will run at Iowa before heading to Chicagoland Speedway for Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

    Jones led the most laps at Gateway (84) after starting from the pole, but had another tough-luck finish when electrical issues caused him to place 23rd.

    On the season, Jones leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in average start (2.5), average mid-race position (2.1), average running position (3.8), number of fastest laps (333), laps led (480) and driver rating (124.7). Despite his statistical dominance, he ranks fourth in the NCWTS standings, 33 points behind Matt Crafton.

    Custer Tries To Muster The Speed For A Second Straight Victory

    Cole Custer's performance at Gateway was the opposite of lackluster.

    The 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver won his first race of the season after he cleared Tyler Reddick on a restart with five laps left at the 1.25-mile track and sped away to Victory Lane.

    Custer will try to muster enough speed for his second straight win in Friday's American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. The race marks the youngster's fourth of the season on his limited schedule for JR Motorsports.

    Custer finished eighth in his lone NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa last year, but captured a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory at the 7/8-mile track in 2013.

    Hawkeye: Timothy Peters Has Sights Set On Third Iowa Victory

    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' only two-time winner at Iowa, Timothy Peters looks to tie Brad Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the most wins (three) at the track in a NASCAR national series. Peters captured victories at Iowa in 2012 and 2013, but claims only one top 10 in his other six starts there - an eighth-place finish in 2009.

    Peters is coming off a sixth-place showing at Gateway as he tries to improve his ninth-place standing in the NCWTS standings. He sits in a tight pack making up the fifth-10th spots: John Wes Townley, Cameron Hayley (-6), Spencer Gallagher (-9), Daniel Hemric (-14), Peters (-15) and Ben Kennedy (-22).

    Ray Black Jr. Readies To Give 100 Percent For Dad On Father's Day

    Ray Black Jr. became interested in racing after playing video games on PlayStation at the age of 14.

    Ray's dad, "Captain" Ray Black helped his son get started in racing once he realized Ray was serious about getting involved with the sport. The Floridians spent an abundance of time together researching Sunshine State racing series, visiting local tracks and gaining knowledge from people involved with motorsports. Together, they both went to driver/crew chief school to learn even more about racing.

    Captain Black served as crew chief in Ray's first race, an event they ended up winning. Following the race, Captain Black wanted someone to know exactly what he/she was doing as crew chief and moved into a supportive role.

    "I definitely would not be where I am in racing without my dad," Black said. "Right from the start, he supported me and did everything he could to help me get started in the sport.

    "He only had one rule for me when it came to racing - do it with 100 percent effort. I'd like to think his philosophy still sticks with me today."

    Belldozer: Highly Touted Christopher Bell Set To Make Truck Series Debut

    The populace of Norman, Oklahoma is familiar with former OU Football standout and current San Francisco 49ers tight end Blake "Belldozer" Bell. Soon it will be familiar with a NASCAR driver who "Belldozes" to victory lane, hometown prospect Christopher Bell (no relation), who makes his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports in Friday's American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway.

    In seven starts in KBM's No. 51 Late Model this season, Bell has collected four victories and a pair of runner-up finishes en route to an average finish of 1.7. The 20-year-old driver won the prestigious Rattle 250 at South Alabama Speedway, leading 203-of-250 laps and dominating a field which included defending NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott.

    An open-wheel dirt standout, Bell earned the 2013 United States Auto Club National Midget championship.

    In preparation for his NCWTS debut, Bell competed in two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races. He finished 15th at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway in April and moved all the way up from the 18th starting position to place fifth at Iowa Speedway in May.

    Like Father, Like Son: Nemechek Hopes To Give Dad Father's Day Win

    The Nemechek's will spend Father's Day Weekend at their favorite place in the world - a race track.

    John Hunter Nemechek will try to capture his family's NEMCO Motorsports team a victory in Friday's American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway, one week after taking over permanently for his father Joe in the No. 8 Chevrolet.

    John Hunter will make the 16th start of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career after recording a career-best fourth-place finish at Gateway on Friday. He placed 10th in his lone start at Iowa last year and will try to give Joe a win for Father's Day.

    Nemechek, a NASCAR Next member, has a promising career ahead of him, but has a ways to go to catch up with some of the numbers Joe has posted. Joe Nemechek boasts 20 career NASCAR national series wins in 1,115 starts and was the 1992 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion.

    Reddick Gains Ground In Points Championship Race

    To win a championship, a driver must capitalize on the misfortune of others.

    Tyler Reddick did just that last Saturday night at Gateway.

    Going into the race, Reddick trailed Crafton in the standings by 25 points. Now, he only sits 12 points behind Crafton.

    Crafton was well on his way to another top-three finish when John Hunter Nemechek got loose, made contact with Crafton and sent him into the wall. Crafton ended the night with a 21st-place finish.

    Reddick - whose stated pre-season goal was to win the championship - coasted to an eighth-place finish, taking advantage of Crafton's tough luck.

    In eight starts this season, Reddick boasts two wins, five top fives and six top 10s. He leads the NCWTS with a pass differential of 61.

    Rookies Run Wild At Gateway

    Last Saturday's race marked a banner day for many of the Sunoco Rookies in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

    Spencer Gallagher and John Hunter Nemechek both posted career-best finishes with respective showings of second and fourth. Fellow rookie Daniel Hemric continued his hot streak with a ninth-place result - his third consecutive top-10 finish. Austin Theriault came in 10th for his third top 10 in four starts.

    Despite his disappointing finish, Erik Jones won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award and led a race-high 84 laps.

    Jones continues to lead the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Standings with 110 points, followed by Cameron Hayley (-28), Hemric (-37), Gallagher (-38) and Justin Boston (-44).

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