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

1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic

TRACK: Eldora Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #11 of 23 for the 2015 season


Race:Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Rossburg, OH

Title Sponsor: 1-800-Car-Cash

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 9:16pm/et

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Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Tuesday, July 21

Wednesday, July 22

1:45 PM 2:30 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
7:00 PM APPROX. NCWTS Heat # 1 (10 LAPS)
7:09 PM APPROX. NCWTS Heat # 2 (10 LAPS)
7:18 PM APPROX. NCWTS Heat # 3 (10 LAPS)
7:27 PM APPROX. NCWTS Heat # 4 (10 LAPS)
7:36 PM APPROX. NCWTS Heat # 5 (10 LAPS)

9:00 PM NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS 60-50-40, 75 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series


  • Bell wins at Eldora: #54-Christopher Bell won the 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway after holding off #63-Bobby Pierce following a green-white-checkered flag finish. The win was the first for Bell in only his third series start. #63-Pierce finished second, followed by: #19-Tyler Reddick, #4-Erik Jones, #14-Daniel Hemric, #31-Austin Dillon, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #13-Cameron Hayley, #88-Matt Crafton, and #33-Ty Dillon.
    There were 13 cautions for 61 laps and 9 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Eldora race results page (pdf).(7-22-2015)

  • Eldora Race Fast Facts:
    Christopher Bell won the 3rd Annual 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic, his first victory in three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish at Eldora Speedway.
    Bobby Pierce (second) posted his first top-10 finish at Eldora Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2015.
    Tyler Reddick (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Eldora Speedway.
    Erik Jones (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 14 points over Tyler Reddick.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(7-22-2015)

  • Driver standings following Eldora:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 452
    2) #19-Tyler Reddick, 438, -14
    3) #4-Erik Jones #, 428, -24
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 381, -71
    5) #05-John Wes Townley, 360, -92
    6) #13-Cameron Hayley, 351, -101
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric #, 347, -105
    8) #17-Timothy Peters, 343, -109
    9) #23-Spencer Gallagher #, 335, -117
    10) #11-Ben Kennedy, 329, 123
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-22-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Eldora: are posted (pdf).(7-22-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Eldora: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: none
    Caution 3: #35-Cody Erickson, 25th
    Caution 4: #35-Cody Erickson, 25th
    Caution 5: #35-Cody Erickson, 25th
    Caution 6: #94-Wendell Chavous, 26th
    Caution 7: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, 27th
    Caution 8: #35-Cody Erickson, 25th
    Caution 9: #45-Chris Fontaine, 16th
    Caution 10: #94-Wendell Chavous, 26th
    Caution 11: #98-Johnny Sauter, 22nd
    Caution 12: #82-Sean Corr, 20th
    Caution 13: #51-Matt Tifft, 21st


  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Last Chance Results (pdf)
  • Heat Five Results (pdf)
  • Heat Four Results (pdf)
  • Heat Three Results (pdf)
  • Heat Two Results (pdf)
  • Heat One Results (pdf)

  • Pierce, Nemechek, Schrader, Bell, Reddick win heats: #63-Bobby Pierce, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #52-Ken Schrader, #54-Christopher Bell, #19-Tyler Reddick won the heat races, securing top-five starting spots. #35-Cody Erickson won the last chance race. Failed to qualify: #03-Jake Griffin. The #80 did not start the last chance race. See the starting lineup on the Starting lineup page(pdf)(7-22-2015)

  • Heat race groups:
    Race 1: #63-Bobby Pierce, #02-Tyler Young, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #08-Korbin Forrister, #29-Brad Keselowski, #45-Chris Fontaine, #74-Stewart Hayward
    Race 2: #98-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #14-Daniel Hemric, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #11-Ben Kennedy, #51-Matt Tifft, #94- Wendell Chavous
    Race 3: #07-Ray Black, Jr., #1-Travis Kvapil, #17-Timothy Peters, #52-Ken Schrader, #6-Norm Benning, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #80-Madeline Crane
    Race 4: #13-Cameron Hayley, #54-Christopher Bell, #35-Cody Erickson, #15-Chad Boat, #4-Erik Jones, #03-Jake Griffin, #00-Cole Custer
    Race 5: #05-John Wes Townley, #19-Tyler Reddick, #31-Austin Dillon, #33-Ty Dillon, #50- Jody Knowles, #82-Sean Corr

  • Pierce on pole for the Mudsummer Classic at Eldora: #63-Bobby Pierce earned the pole for the 1800CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, running a fast lap at 86.889mph. Eldora is Pierce's first truck race. #98-Johnny Sauter, #07-Ray Black, Jr., #13-Cameron Hayley, #05-John Wes Townley, #02-Tyler Young, #88-Matt Crafton, #1-Travis Kvapil, #54-Christopher Bell, #19-Tyler Reddick complete the top-10. Five qualifying races and a last chance race will determine the starting lineup. See complete results on the Qualifying results (pdf) page.(7-22-2015)

  • Eldora Qualifying Notes:
    Bobby Pierce won the Keystone Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 3rd Annual 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic with a lap of 20.716 seconds, 86.889 mph.
    This is his first pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
    Pierce is the fifth driver in series history to win the pole in his series debut and the sixth to start from the first starting position in his series debut.
    This is his first pole in at Eldora Speedway.
    Johnny Sauter (second) posted his sixth top-10 start of 2015 and his second in three races at Eldora Speedway.
    Ray Black Jr. (third) posted his first top-10 start at Eldora Speedway. It is his second in 11 races this season.
    Ray Black Jr. (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-22-2015)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules
  • Reddick fastest in final practice: #19-Tyler Reddick was fastest in final practice at Eldora Speedway with a speed of 89.264mph. He was followed by #33-Ty Dillon, #17-Timothy Peters, #63-Bobby Pierce, #54-Christopher Bell, #98-Johnny Sauter, #31-Austin Dillon, #03-Jake Griffin, #88-Matt Crafton, and #00-Cole Custer. 34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Eldora practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-22-2015)

  • Jones fastest in practice: #4-Erik Jones was fastest during the opening practice at Eldora Speedway with a speed of 89.454mph. #31-Austin Dillon was second, followed by #63-Bobby Pierce, #54-Christopher Bell, #88-Matt Crafton, #50-Jody Knowles, #33-Ty Dillon, #03-Jake Griffin, #15-Chad Boat, and #51-Matt Tifft. 32 of the entered 34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Eldora practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-22-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Wednesday's 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic. A few notes:
    Cole Custer is in the #00;
    Chad Boat is in the #15 in place of Mason Mingus;
    Brad Keselowski is in the #29;
    Austin Dillon is in the #31;
    Ty Dillon is in the #33;
    The #35 is TBA;
    Ken Schrader is in the #52;
    Bobby Pierce is in the #63;
    Madeline Crane is in the #80;
    UPDATE: Stew Hayward will drive the #74.(7-20-2015)
    UPDATE 2: Jake Griffin will drive the #03 in place of Affarano.(7-20-2015)
    UPDATE 3: Travis Kvapil added in the 1; Jody Knowles added in the 50; Cody Coughlin added in the 82;(7-20-2015)
    UPDATE 4: Sean Corr will drive the 82;(7-21-2015)
    See the complete list on the Eldora entry list page.


    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 11 - 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic Eldora Speedway (0.5-mile oval) - Rossburg, Ohio Fast Facts for July 22, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Dirt Bias Ply

    Set limits: 4 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-3004; Right-side -- D-3006

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 85.79 in. (2,179 mm); Right-side -- 88.50 in. (2,248 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 18 psi; Left Rear - 18 psi; Right Front -- 22 psi; Right Rear -- 22 psi

    Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run at Eldora since the inaugural event in 2013 . . . there are three main differences between this tire set-up and the one that Camping World Truck teams "normally" run on asphalt ovals -- (1) these are bias ply tires, not radials, and are more compliant and able to envelope the irregularities of the dirt surface, (2) these tires have a block-style tread pattern to help evacuate the dirt, not a "slick" or smooth tread, and (3) this left-side tire (D-3004) is significantly shorter to build in more stagger between the left- and right-side tires . . . when originally designed for the Trucks at Eldora two years ago, this tire was based on a dirt modified tire already in Goodyear Racing's tire line . . . at that time, the Eldora tire was widened out to 11 inches (from 10 inches on the dirt modified tire) to give the trucks more grip . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Eldora.


    Keselowski Headlines Eldora Entry List

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series superstar Brad Keselowski will pilot the No. 29 Ford in Wednesday's 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic (9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) at Eldora Speedway. He is the first NSCS champion to compete in the event. One of 26 drivers to win in all three NASCAR national series, Keselowski owns NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team Brad Keselowski Racing, which runs the No. 19 (Tyler Reddick) and No. 29. Keselowski claims one win in 64 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.

    Austin Dillon Returns To Eldora

    Inaugural 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic winner Austin Dillon returns to Eldora Speedway on Wednesday (9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) for the third addition of the only dirt race on the NASCAR national series docket. He will try to become the first two-time victor at the Ohio track. Defending race winner, NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. is not scheduled to compete.

    How To Qualify For Eldora

    Qualifying for Wednesday night's race at Eldora is unlike anything on the NASCAR national series calendar. There will be two laps of single truck qualifying to determine the Keystone Light Pole Award winner, as well as the starting positions for five 10-lap qualifying races. The top five trucks from each qualifying race transfer to the feature. After the five qualifying races, there will be a 15-lap Last Chance Qualifying Race. The top-two finishers in the Last Chance Race will transfer to the feature. Positions 28th-31st will go to the highest-ranking eligible trucks in owner points that have not already earned a starting position through qualifying. The 32nd starting position will go to the most recent eligible past series champion. If that position is not filled by an eligible champion, it will be assigned based upon owner points. Keystone Light Pole qualifying and all qualifying races will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.

    Tough Mudders: Dirt Aces Entered At Eldora

    Next Wednesday, dirt aces Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon will show who the "Tough Mudders" really are in the 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway (9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). All four drivers race on the asphalt ovals of NASCAR, but enjoy returning to their dirt roots.

    Here are some of their dirt accomplishments:

    " In 2012, became the youngest driver to start the World 100 at Eldora Speedway
    " Youngest driver to win a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Feature Event

    " In 2014, earned 26 feature wins on dirt, including wins in Midgets (18), Winged Sprint Cars (four) and Non-Winged Sprint Cars (four)
    " 2013 United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget Champion
    " 2013 USAC Midget Rookie of the Year

    A. Dillon
    " In 2015, won DIRTcar Nationals Gator Championship at Volusia Speedway Park (Fla.) in UMP Modifieds
    " In 2013, won inaugural 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic event at Eldora Speedway
    " 2007 & 2009 May All-Star Shootout winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway

    T. Dillon
    " In 2014, won DIRTcar Nationals Gator Championship at Volusia Speedway Park (Fla.) in UMP Modifieds
    " 2008 May All-Star Shootout winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Loop Dogg: Erik Jones Continues To Dominate Advanced Metrics

    It ain't nuthin' but an "E" Thang.

    Although he's currently third in the driver standings, 29 points behind leader Matt Crafton, Erik Jones continues to post dominant loop data statistics.

    Jones' numbers indicate he'll start racking up wins and gaining on Crafton and second-place Tyler Reddick.

    The 19-year-old NASCAR Next alum paces the NCWTS in average running position (3.6), fastest laps (434), laps led (647) and driver rating (127.7).

    Jones placed second at Kentucky in his last start and owns one win, six top fives and seven top 10s on the season. He also leads the NCWTS with a 2.4 average start.

    NASCAR Next's Cole Custer To Make National Series Dirt Debut

    NASCAR Next member and youngest winner in NASCAR national series history Cole Custer takes the track for the first time since Iowa (June 29) in the 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway.

    The race marks Custer's first NASCAR national series start on dirt. In four starts this season, the 17-year-old California native has one win, two top 10s and a 9.8 average finish.

    Madeline "Mad Maddie" Crane To Make First NASCAR Start At Eldora

    Madeline "Mad Maddie" Crane looks to become the 18th female driver to record a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start when she makes her NASCAR debut in Wednesday's 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway. The 17-year-old Georgia native races Super Late Models at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway where she ranks fourth in the points standings. Crane began her career when she was 10 years old racing Bandoleros in the Thursday Night Thunder Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway - a program that helped produce Joey Logano, David Ragan, Reed Sorensen, Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon. She participated in the NASCAR Drive 4 Diversity Combine at Langley Speedway last October.

    Schrader Back For More Mud Summer Action

    Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner Ken Schrader joins the fun at Eldora for the third consecutive season. Schrader, a 60-year-old driver with 31 seasons of NASCAR experience, became the oldest Keystone Light Pole Award winner in series history at the inaugural 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic in 2013 and finished the race 14th. Last year, he finished fourth after starting 10th.

    Ohio Is For Truckers: KBM Team Members Have Buckeye State Ties

    ThorSport Racing might be the only NASCAR team based in Ohio (Sandusky), but Kyle Busch Motorsports is also having a mini homecoming of sorts when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic.

    Matt Tifft, a Hinckley, Ohio resident will start in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra. On the season, Tifft claims two top-10 finishes in five starts.

    Tifft's No. 51 team truck chief Chris "Showie" Showalter is a native of Amherst, Ohio. Considered the "iron man" of the NCWTS, he has been a member of a truck team for every race in the circuit's 22-year history. In order to make it to every event, he has survived a couple of near misses. During the 2004 season, he had ACL surgery on Tuesday and was at the track on Thursday. In 2013, he passed a kidney stone the morning of the race at Bristol Motor Speedway and still was able to make it to the track that day.

    Hauler driver of the No. 51 Brian "Bubba" Carr hails from Celina, Ohio, 20 miles north of Eldora Speedway. He also serves as the gas man on the over-the-wall crew.

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