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Careers for Veterans 200

TRACK: Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #13 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race:Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Brooklyn, MI

Title Sponsor: Careers for Veterans

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:19pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Friday, August 14
7:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
10:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM 2:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
3:00 PM 4:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, August 15
6:00 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
7:00 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS Minors Admitted in the NASCAR Garage Area*
9:40 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING adjust for format change
11:15 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (MICHIGAN ROOM)
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 200 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Busch wins Michigan: #51-Kyle Busch won the Careers for Veterans 200 at the Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. #29-Ryan Blaney finished second followed by #4-Erik Jones, #98-Johnny Sauter, #33-Austin Dillon, #88-Matt Crafton, #14-Daniel Hemric, #17-Timothy Peters, #19-Tyler Reddick, and #13-Cameron Hayley.
    There were 6 caution flags for 26 laps and 15 lead changes among 6 leaders.
    #88-Matt Crafton started the race from the pole, overcame a late race incident, and finished sixth.
    Complete results are on the Michigan race results page (pdf). (8-15-2015)

  • Michigan Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 16th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation, his 44th victory in 127 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. Busch is now seven wins away from tying Ron Hornaday Jr. for the all-time series wins lead.
    This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2015. Busch has won in both of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season.
    This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in nine races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Busch's previous best Michigan finish was second, four times.
    Ryan Blaney (second) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Michigan International Speedway.
    It is his third top-10 finish in 2015.
    Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 8 points over Matt Crafton.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (8-15-2015)

  • Driver standings following Michigan:
    1) #19-Tyler Reddick, 514
    2) #88-Matt Crafton,506, -8
    3) #4-Erik Jones #, 505, -9
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 461, -53
    5) #13-Cameron Hayley, 425, -89
    6) #14-Daniel Hemric #, 420, -94
    7) #17-Timothy Peters, 416, -98
    8) #05-John Wes Townley, 414, -100
    9) #23-Spencer Gallagher #, 394, -120
    10) #11-Ben Kennedy, 381, 133
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-15-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Michigan are posted (pdf).(8-15-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Michigan: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #74-Jordan Anderson, 13th
    Caution 3: #02-Tyler Young, 15th
    Caution 4: #63-Garrett Smithley, 14th
    Caution 5: #74-Jordan Anderson, 13th
    Caution 6: #74-Jordan Anderson, 13th
    (8-15-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Crafton on pole at Michigan: #88-Matt Crafton will start from the pole for the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed at 184.502 mph. #14-Daniel Hemric will start second, followed by: #33-Austin Dillon, #11-Ben Kennedy, #17-Timothy Peters, #13-Cameron Hayley, #4-Erik Jones, #05-John Wes Townley, #98-Johnny Sauter, and #51-Kyle Busch.
    #88-Crafton was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 183.866 mph.
    #03-Timothy Viens did not qualify.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-15-2015)

  • Michigan Qualifying Notes:
    Matt Crafton won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation with a lap of 39.024 seconds, 184.502 mph.
    This is his eighth pole in 351 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and ninth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his second pole in 14 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Daniel Hemric (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2015 and his first in one races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Austin Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his third in three races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (8-15-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Hemric fastest in first practice: #14-Daniel Hemric was fastest during opening practice at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 185.009 mph. #13-Cameron Hayley was second, followed by #4-Erik Jones, #00-Alex Bowman, #51-Kyle Busch, #98-Johnny Sauter, #33-Austin Dillon, #54-Cody Coughlin, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #29-Ryan Blaney. 29 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Michigan practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-14-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. A few notes:
    Alex Bowman is in the #00;
    The #18 is TBA;
    Ryan Blaney is in the #29;
    Chad Finley is in the #30;
    Austin Dillon is in the #33;
    Todd Peck is in the #40;
    The #50 is TBA;
    Kyle Busch is in the #51;
    Cody Coughlin is in the #54;
    (8-10-2015)
    UPDATE: Tyler Tanner is listed in the #50;
    (8-13-2015)
    See the complete list on the Michigan entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 13 - Careers for Veterans 200 Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile oval) - Brooklyn, Mich. Fast Facts for August 14-15, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Truck: 4 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4604; Right-side -- D-4630

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

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Right Front -- 57 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi; Right Rear -- 54 psi

    Notes: While teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup Series will run the same right-side tire code (D-4630) at Michigan this weekend, they will run distinct left-side codes . . . in Truck, teams ran this left-side code (D-4604) at Michigan last August . . . this is the first time they have run this right-side code at Michigan . . . compared to what was run at Michigan last year, this right-side features a compound change (wear) and a slight construction change (more tread thickness) . . . they ran this same combination of left- and right-side tires at Kansas earlier this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Michigan . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Big Weekend For Brad Keselowski Racing

    It's a big weekend for Brad Keselowski Racing as its team sponsor hosts Saturday's Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). Series points leader Tyler Reddick and NASCAR Next alum Ryan Blaney will represent the team in the No. 19 and No. 29 Fords, respectively. Reddick claims two wins this season and leads second-place Matt Crafton in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings by 11. Blaney has made two NCWTS starts this year, finishing seventh at Dover and third at Kentucky.

    Sauter Goes For Michigan Repeat

    Johnny Sauter returns to Michigan as the defending race winner after capturing the checkered flag at the two-mile track. Travis Kvapil is the only other driver to win at Michigan expected in Saturday's field. Repeating for Sauter will be a difficult task. The last 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Michigan have produced 10 different race winners.

    Sauter currently ranks fourth in the NCWTS standings, 59 points behind Tyler Reddick. He has four top fives and eight top 10s in 12 starts this season.

    Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver Cody Coughlin Debuts At Michigan

    Kyle Busch Motorsports will grant another young driver the opportunity to pilot one of its trucks when Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Cody Coughlin makes his team debut at Michigan. A Delaware, Ohio native, Coughlin had vast success running Late Models in the Midwest. He won the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship in 2013, and has won races at prestigious tracks such as Indiana's Winchester Speedway and Florida's New Smyrna Speedway. Coughlin, 19, made his only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start for Bill Venturini at Kentucky in July. Rain washed away all practice and qualifying, but Coughlin was still able to score a top-20 finish even after having never run a lap in a truck before taking the green flag.

    Michigan Man: Erik Jones Set To Make First Start In Home State

    If new Michigan Wolverines Head Coach Jim Harbaugh had to recruit NASCAR drivers, it would definitely be his No. 1 priority to keep Byron, Michigan native Erik Jones in state.

    On Saturday, the NASCAR Next alum will make his first start at his hometown track (Michigan International Speedway) in the Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation.

    Jones is right in the thick of the competition for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship at third in the point standings, trailing leader Tyler Reddick by 16 points and second-place Matt Crafton by five. He has one win this season and leads the NCWTS in many significant loop data categories, including average running position (4.2), laps led (656) and driver rating 124.3.

    Alex Bowman Set To Make Truck Series Debut With JR Motorsports

    Alex Bowman will become the fourth driver to sit behind the wheel of the JR Motorsports No. 00 Chevrolet in Saturday's Careers for Veterans 200 presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation. The 22-year-old full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver for Tommy Baldwin Racing will make JRM's eighth start this season and try to improve on its totals of two wins (Cole Custer, Kasey Kahne) and four top-10 finishes. Kevin Harvick drove the No. 00 Chevrolet to a second-place finish in the last NCWTS race at Pocono. Bowman made two XFINITY Series starts for JRM last fall, finishing 12th at Charlotte and 17th at Phoenix.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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

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Daytona Beach, FL

Fox Sports 1
Sirius Channel 90
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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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