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UNOH 225

TRACK: Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #10 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race: Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Sparta, KY

Title Sponsor: UNOH 225

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:48pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Wednesday, July 8
12:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
2:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN

Thursday, July 9
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
6:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
8:00 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:15 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING

6:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUEGRASS HALL)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY -CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 225 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Crafton wins at Kentucky: #88-Matt Crafton won the UNOH225 at the Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night after the race was called five laps from the finish. #4-Erik Jones finished second followed by: #29-Ryan Blaney, #51-Daniel Suarez, #17-Timothy Peters, #19-Tyler Reddick, #92-David Gilliland, #05-John Wes Townley, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #33-Brandon Jones.
    #88-Crafton took the lead from #4-Jones prior to the final yellow flag being displayed. With just five laps remaining in the originally scheduled 150-lap race, the #11-Ben Kennedy truck made contact in turn 1, damaging the catchfence. NASCAR made the decision to shorten the race due to the severity of the damage and the amount of time the repairs would take.
    There were 8 caution flags for 30 laps and 13 lead changes among 7 leaders. The field also saw two red flag periods in the closing laps, before the race was subsequently shortened.
    Complete results are on the Kentucky race results page (pdf). (7-9-2015)

  • Kentucky Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 5th Annual UNOH 225, his ninth victory in 348 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and 12th top-10 finish in 17 races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Erik Jones (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2015.
    Ryan Blaney (third) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 20 points over Tyler Reddick.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (7-9-2015)

  • Driver standings following Kentucky:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 417
    2) #19-Tyler Reddick, 397, -20
    3) #4-Erik Jones #, 388, -29
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 359, -58
    5) #05-John Wes Townley, 330, -87
    6) #17-Timothy Peters, 322, -95
    7) #13-Cameron Hayley, 315, -102
    8) #23-Spencer Gallagher #, 308, -109
    9) #14-Daniel Hemric #, 308, -109
    10) #11-Ben Kennedy, 297, 120
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-9-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Iowa: are posted (pdf).(7-9-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kentucky Speedway: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #86-Brandon Brown, 25th
    Caution 2: #74-Jordan Anderson, 28th
    Caution 3: #08-Korbin Forrister, 21st
    Caution 4: #11-Ben Kennedy, 16th
    Caution 5: none
    Caution 6: #07-Ray Black, Jr., 14th
    Caution 7: #1-Travis Kvapil, 15th
    Caution 8: #1-Travis Kvapil, 15th
    Caution 9: none
    (7-9-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Crafton on pole at Kentucky: Rain canceled both practice and qualifying on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway, forcing NASCAR to set the UNOH 225 field based on the 2015 rulebook. #88-Matt Crafton will start from the pole position. #19-Tyler Reddick, #4-Erik Jones, #51-Daniel Suarez, #98-Johnny Sauter, #29-Ryan Blaney, #05-John Wes Townley, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #33-Brandon Jones, #17-Timothy Peters are the top-10 starters. See complete lineup on the Kentucky starting lineup page (pdf). (7-9-2015)

  • Rain delays activity in Kentucky: Thursday morning's opening practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been delayed at Kentucky Speedway. Practice was scheduled from 8 to 10:55 a.m. ET on the 1.5-mile track in preparation for Thursday night's UNOH 225 (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1), the 10th of 23 races this season. A damp track and an assortment of "weepers" -- water creeping up through the asphalt -- wiped out Wednesday's on-track activity, an extended practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' revised rules package. That practice was condensed and rescheduled for 11 a.m.-12:55 p.m. ET Thursday. A fleet of 10 NASCAR Air Titan track-drying vehicles are on site at Kentucky to combat the wet weather.(NASCAR.com)(7-9-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Thursday's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. A few notes:
    Cody Coughlin will debut in the #25;
    Ryan Blaney returns to the #29;
    The #36 is TBA;
    Daniel Suarez is in the #51;
    Christopher Bell is not listed primarily, but expected in the #52 for KBM;
    Caleb Holman is in the #75;
    Brandon Brown is in the #86;
    David Gilliland is in the #92;
    (7-4-2015)
    UPDATE: Bell will drive the #54 in place of Justin Boston; the 52 will not be entered;
    (7-8-2015)
    UPDATE 2: The 03 and 36 trucks have withdrawn. bringing the total to 31;
    (7-9-2015)
    See the complete list on the Kentucky entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 10 - UNOH 225 Kentucky Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Sparta, Ky. Fast Facts for July 8-11, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4646

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.32 in. (2,218 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 -- 48 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same Goodyear tire codes this week . . . this combination of left- and right-side tires is different than what was run at Kentucky last season . . . in 2014, Sprint Cup teams ran a different left-side than Xfinity and Camping World Truck teams at this track . . . In Sprint Cup, this left-side (D-4392) features compound, construction and mold shape changes; while this right-side (D-4646) features the same compound with a construction change . . . these changes bring this tire set-up in line with what is run at other speedways and will enhance grip . . . in Xfinity and Camping World Truck, the compounds remain the same on both sides of the car, there are construction and mold shape changes on the left-side and just a construction change on the right-side . . . the Xfinity and Truck changes also bring this tire set-up into line with what is run at similar tracks and will give the cars/trucks more grip . . . teams are very familiar with this left-side tire code, having run it at Texas, Dover and Chicagoland (Xfinity only) already this season, as well as many other times over the past several seasons . . . this is a new right-side tire code . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Kentucky on April 13-14 . . . .drivers participating in that test were Greg Biffle, Jamie McMurray, Brett Moffitt and Ryan Newman . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kentucky . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Bluegrass State Welcomes New Winner

    On tap for Friday's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway is a guaranteed new winner in Victory Lane as no currently active driver has taken a checkered flag in the Bluegrass State. Among the top contenders at Kentucky are series wins leader Matt Crafton, as well as the drivers from Kyle Busch Motorsports. Crafton has won three of the four races on 1.5-mile tracks this season, while KBM has celebrated in Victory Lane twice at Kentucky, including last year following Kyle Busch's triumph.

    Matt Crafton - Intermediate Track Man Of Mystery

    At intermediate tracks, Matt Crafton is "groovy," baby.

    After defending his title at Texas Motor Speedway in April, Crafton and his No. 88 team extended their consecutive top-10 finish streak on 1.5-mile tracks to 12 top-10 finishes in 12 starts beginning at Kansas Speedway in 2014. Included are four wins captured at Texas-1 (2014, 15), Atlanta (2015) and Kansas (2015). The only driver other than Crafton to win at a 1.5-mile track this season was Kasey Kahne at Charlotte.

    Jones Readies To Stir Up Winning Kentucky Recipe

    Erik Jones will try to make the rest of the field Kentucky Fried Chicken as he goes for his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Thursday's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

    The 19-year-old NASCAR Next alum won the last NCWTS race at Iowa in June, leading 112 of 200 laps on his way to Victory Lane.

    Jones continues to dominate the NCWTS loop data statistics. He ranks first in average start (2.3), average running position (3.6), percentage of quality passes (93.1%), fastest laps (402), laps led (592) and driver rating (127.4).

    Ray Black Jr. Dives Into Kentucky

    Move over Scuba Steve, Scuba Ray is in the house.

    Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Ray Black Jr. may have taken last week off in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but he was busy with his other job as a supervisor in the commercial diving business. A fully-licensed deep-sea diver, Black gave media an intro to scuba diving lesson at the Deep Water Training Center in Ocala, Florida. With high waters behind him, Black next sets his sights on Kentucky where he'll make his first start at the 1.5-mile track.

    Essay Contest Winners To Serve As Honorary Pit Crew Members, Get Guidance From Gallagher

    High school students will see the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series up close and in person on Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9 as winners of Kentucky Speedway's S.T.E.M. ESSAY Contest will become honorary pit crew members on select NCWTS teams. In an effort to expose students to technology, science and engineering principles in NASCAR, teams will integrate each student into their race crew during technical inspections and on race day.

    Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Spencer Gallagher is one of the drivers set to host students with his No. 23 GMS Racing team. And he has plenty of insight to offer. Prior to his NASCAR career, Gallagher worked in Silicon Valley as a software tester for a network syncing company and now serves as the impromptu IT department at the race shop.

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