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Pocono Mountains 150

TRACK: Pocono Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #12 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race:Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Long Pond, PA

Title Sponsor: Pocono Mountains

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:21pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, July 30
4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, July 31
10:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM 1:15 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
1:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
2:00 PM 4:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, August 1
6:00 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
7:00 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS Minors Admitted into the NASCAR Garage Area*
10:00 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING
11:20 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE)
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (60 LAPS, 150 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Busch wins Pocono: #51-Kyle Busch won the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, his first race of the season in the Camping World Truck Series. #00-Kevin Harvick, also making his 2015 series debut, finished second. #19-Tyler Reddick finished third and took over the points lead. #13-Cameron Hayley, #33-Austin Dillon, #98-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, #54-Matt Tifft, #14-Daniel Hemric, and #4-Erik Jones complete the top-10.
    There were 5 caution flags for 16 laps and 4 lead changes among 4 leaders. The race was extended and took on three attempts at a green-white-checkered flag finish.
    #4-Jones started the race from the pole, spun late in the race but recovered to finish in the top-10.
    After being involved in an accident on lap 5, #88-Matt Crafton, who entered the race as the points leader, ended the race 28th.
    Complete results are on the Pocono race results page (pdf). (8-1-2015)

  • Pocono Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 6th Annual Pocono Mountains 150 , his 43rd victory in 126 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory of 2015. Busch has now won at least one race in all three of NASCAR's national series for the 10th time in his career.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway.
    Kevin Harvick (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2015.
    Tyler Reddick (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway.
    Cameron Hayley (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 11 points over Matt Crafton.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (8-1-2015)

  • Driver standings following Pocono:
    1) #19-Tyler Reddick, 479
    2) #88-Matt Crafton, 468, -11
    3) #4-Erik Jones #, 463, -16
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 420, -59
    5) #13-Cameron Hayley, 391, -88
    6) #05-John Wes Townley, 387, -92
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric #, 382, -97
    8) #17-Timothy Peters, 380, -99
    9) #23-Spencer Gallagher #, 366, -113
    10) #11-Ben Kennedy, 362, 117
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-1-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Pocono are posted (pdf).(8-1-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Pocono: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #15-Mason Mingus, 12th
    Caution 2: #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 13th
    Caution 4: #02-Tyler Young, 15th
    Caution 5: #63-Garrett Smithley, 16th
    (8-1-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Jones on pole at Pocono: #4-Erik Jones will start from the pole for the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Racewaywith a speed of 166.202 mph. #51-Kyle Busch will start second, followed by: #88-Matt Crafton, #29-Brad Keselowski, #33-Austin Dillon, #19-Tyler Reddick, #00-Kevin Harvick, #11-Ben Kennedy, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, and #05-John Wes Townley in the top-10.
    #51-Busch was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 166.288mph.
    Failed to qualify: #03-Tim Viens.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-1-2015)

  • Pocono Qualifying Notes:
    Erik Jones won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 6th Annual Pocono Mountains 150 with a lap of 54.151 seconds, 166.202 mph.
    This is his sixth pole in 29 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fourth pole and 11th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in two races at Pocono Raceway.
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2015 and his second in two races at Pocono Raceway.
    Matt Crafton (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his eighth in 12 races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-1-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Dillon fastest in final practice: #33-Austin Dillon was fastest in final practice for the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 166.482mph. He was followed by #4-Erik Jones, #51-Kyle Busch, #17-Timothy Peters, #98-Johnny Sauter, #05-John Wes Townley, #29-Brad Keselowski, #19-Tyler Reddick, #11-Ben Kennedy, #88-Matt Crafton. 33 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Pocono practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-31-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 30 trucks on the preliminary entry list for next Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway. A few notes:
    Kevin Harvick in the 00;
    Ryan Ellis in the 28;
    Brad Keselowski in the 29;
    Austin Dillon in the 33;
    The 50 is TBA;
    Kyle Busch in the 51;
    Matt Tifft in the 54;
    Garrett Smithley in the 63;
    (7-24-2015)
    UPDATE: Mason Mingus added in the 15; Todd Peck added in the 40; Kyle Martel added in the 59 to bring entries to 33;
    (7-27-2015)
    UPDATE 2: The 03 and 57 trucks have been added to bring entries to 35;
    (7-29-2015)
    UPDATE 3: The 57 and 59 trucks withdrew; Kyle Martel was listed in the 59, now in the MAKE #50;
    (7-31-2015)
    See the complete list on the Pocono entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 12 -- Pocono Mountains 150 Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangle) - Long Pond, Pa. Fast Facts for July 31-August 2, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4548; Right-side -- D-4520

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.60 in. (2,225 mm); Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 19 psi; Left Rear -- 19 psi; Right Front -- 37 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Pocono this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams have run at Pocono since 2012 . . . Pocono is the only track on which either of these tire codes are scheduled to be run this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Pocono . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Reddick, Jones Gain Ground On Crafton At Eldora

    Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones finished third and fourth, respectively at Eldora, helping them to gain ground on point standings leader Matt Crafton, who finished ninth. Second in the standings, Reddick carved down Crafton's lead to 14 points. Jones sits close behind in third, trailing Crafton by 24 points.

    The three drivers continue their race to the series crown in Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150 (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) at Pocono Raceway. Crafton has four career top-10 finishes in five starts at Pocono. He placed 14th at the "Tricky Triangle" last season. Reddick and Jones made their lone starts at Pocono last year. Jones finished sixth, while Reddick took 23rd.

    Won By The Bell: Christopher Bell

    He's UnBELLievable.

    Making just his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, Christopher Bell led a race-high 106 laps as he dipped, dived and banged his way to Victory Lane in the 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway.

    A standout sprint car dirt racer, Bell, 20, began transitioning to stock cars this season, running a late model and Camping World Truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

    "It's just unbelievable," said Bell after the race. "I've been coming here quite a few times and if you would have told me two years ago that my first win at Eldora was going to be in a truck, I would have told you you're crazy. This is just fantastic. I'm just thrilled to be here."

    Currently, Bell is not scheduled to run any more NCWTS races this season.

    Dirty Debut: Bobby Pierce Dazzles In First NASCAR Start

    If NASCAR fans never heard the name Bobby Pierce, they have now after the 18-year-old Illinois native's performance in the 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway.

    Making his first-ever NASCAR start at Eldora, Pierce took the 21 Means 21 Pole Award and battled with race-winner Christopher Bell most of the way to his runner-up finish. Pierce adeptly slid around his competitors while continuously banging the wall, but even damage to his truck could not stop him as he almost tracked down Bell, who beat him to the finish by .761 seconds.

    Similar to Bell, Pierce is also a veteran dirt racer. He won the 2015 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship and the 2014 UMP DIRTcar Late Model points championship.

    Pierce raced for Missouri-based MB Motorsports - the only team to compete in every season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - and brought home the organization's first pole and highest finish. Through the years, MB Motorsports has helped develop Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Regan Smith, Justin Allgaier and 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, who Pierce finished ahead of.

    Sprint Cup Stars Headline Pocono Entry List; Kyle Busch back in the 51

    The Pocono Mountains 150 will be a star-studded affair with defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick, 2012 NSCS title-winner Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Austin Dillon joining the circuit's regulars on the entry list.

    Harvick has not wheeled a truck since 2013. On Saturday, he will run the No. 00 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. The most recent time Harvick ran a truck at Pocono (2011), he won the race.

    Busch makes his season debut in the No. 51 after winning a series-best seven races last year.

    Dillon won the 2014 Pocono Mountains 250.

    Keselowski has never started in the NCWTS at Pocono.

    Sunoco Rookie of The Year Update: Jones Is The Man To Beat

    NASCAR Next alum Erik Jones has taken a commanding lead in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. He is 60 points ahead of fellow NASCAR Next alum Cameron Hayley and 63 points in front of Daniel Hemric.

    On the season, Jones claims one win, seven top fives and eight top 10s. The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports driver leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in most of the loop data categories, including: average running position (4.2), fastest laps (435), laps led (647) and driver rating (124.5).

    Hayley mans the sixth spot in the overall NCWTS standings. He owns four top-10 finishes in his last five starts.

    Hemric placed fifth at Eldora in his first-ever start on dirt and has five top 10s in his last six starts.

    Hemric has also been busy off the track this week. He and NASCAR K&N East driver Kenzie Ruston announced their recent engagement. Hemric popped the question while the two were vacationing in the St. Lucia following the Eldora Speedway Race.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

    Erik Jones will run double-duty this weekend, flying to Iowa after Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race to compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series event that night. ... On Saturday, Kyle Martel will attempt to start in the No. 59 truck at Pocono. Following the day's racing action at the 2.5- mile track, Martel will lead walkers in "Go Pink @ Pocono 4" - a benefit track walk for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. ... Ray Black Jr. is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Charlotte Knights game on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

Fox Sports 1
Sirius Channel 90
MRN Radio

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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