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Rhino Linings 350

TRACK: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #18 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race:Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV

Title Sponsor: Rhino Linings

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 10:19pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Friday, October 2
11:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
3:00 PM 5:00 PM BROADCASTING SET- UP

Saturday, October 3
7:00 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
7:30 AM TRACK SERVICE MEETING
8:00 AM NCWTS RANDOM DRAWING
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS
9:00 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
12:15 PM 4:00 PM NCWTS Minor's Permitted into Garage Area*
2:00 PM 2:45 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
3:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:05 PM (7:05 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
6:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:00 PM (10:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (146 LAPS, 219 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Townley wins Las Vegas #05-John Wes Townley won his first Camping World Truck Series race, the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, on Saturday night after taking the lead with less than five laps to go. #88-Matt Crafton held the lead before pitting for fuel, relinquishing the top spot to Townley, who started second. #17-Timothy Peters finished second after #13-Cameron Hayley ran out of gas as Townley took the white flag. Peters was followed by: #11-Ben Kennedy, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #33-Brandon Jones, #14-Daniel Hemric, #19-Tyler Reddick, #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Erik Jones, and #13-Cameron Hayley. There were 3 caution flags for 19 laps and 15 lead changes among 9 leaders.
    #29-Austin Theriault was airlifted to a local hospital for further evaluation after a wreck on lap 14. He climbed from his truck under his own power. Complete results are on the Las Vegas race results page (pdf). (10-3-2015)

  • Las Vegas Race Fast Facts:
    John Wes Townley won the 19th Annual Rhino Linings 350, his first victory in 87 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in four races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    Timothy Peters (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in eight races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2015.
    Ben Kennedy (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    John H. Nemechek (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Erik Jones # leads the point standings by 4 points over Matt Crafton.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (10-3-2015)

  • Driver standings following Las Vegas:
    1) #4-Erik Jones, 701
    2) #88-Matt Crafton, 697, -4
    3) #19-Tyler Reddick, 685, -16
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 650, -51
    5) #14-Daniel Hemric, 596, -105
    6) #17-Timothy Peters, 595, -106
    7) #13-Cameron Hayley, 584, -117
    8) #05-John Wes Townley, 565, -136
    9) #11-Ben Kennedy, 545, -156
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 533, -168
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-3-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Las Vegas are posted (pdf).(10-3-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Las Vegas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #45-BJ McLeod, 28th
    Caution 2: none
    Caution 3: #94-Wayne Edwards, 24th
    (10-3-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Crafton on pole at Las Vegas: #88-Matt Crafton will start from the pole for the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a lap of 176.396mph. #05-John Wes Townley will start second. #33-Brandon Jones, #17-Timothy Peters, #54-Christopher Bell, #13-Cameron Hayley, #29-Austin Theriault, #15-Mason Mingus, #11-Ben Kennedy and #23-Spencer Gallagher close out the top-10 qualifiers. Crafton was also fastest in the first round of qualifying. 32 trucks entered the race, so there are no DNQs. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(10-3-2015)

  • Las Vegas Qualifying Notes:
    Matt Crafton won the Keystone Light 21 means 21 Pole Award for the 19th Annual Rhino Linings 350 with a lap of 30.613 seconds, 176.396 mph.
    This is his ninth pole in 356 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and 14th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in 15 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    John Wes Townley (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2015 and his first in four races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    Brandon Jones (third) posted his first top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his eighth in 12 races this season.
    Brandon Jones (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (10-3-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Crafton fastest in practice: #88-Matt Crafton was fastest during practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 177.719mph. #98-Johnny Sauter was second, followed by #17-Timothy Peters, #33-Brandon Jones, #29-Austin Theriault, #14-Daniel Hemric, #19-Tyler Reddick, #13-Cameron Hayley, #51-Matt Tifft, #23-Spencer Gallagher. 32 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-3-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 30 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    Chad Boat in the #16;
    Brennan Poole in the #21;
    The #31 is TBA but Travis Pastrana has already announced he will be driving the truck;
    Christopher Bell in the #54;
    Wayne Edwards is in the #94:
    (9-27-2015)
    UPDATE: Kvapil has been added in the 1 and Tanner in the 50;
    (9-30-2015)
    See the complete list on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 18 - Rhino Linings 350 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Las Vegas, Nev. Fast Facts for October 2-3, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 6 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4652; Right-side -- D-4630

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side --88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 58 psi; Right Rear -- 54 psi

    Notes: This is the first time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams will run this combination of left- and right-side tires at Las Vegas . . . these teams have run this right-side tire code at both Kansas and Michigan earlier this season . . . compared to what they ran at Las Vegas last year, this left-side tire code (D-4652) features both construction and compound changes to align this track with other speedways and give the trucks more grip, respectively; while this right-side tire code (D-4630) features a compound change for better wear . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Standings Snapshot: Crafton Gains On Jones At New Hampshire

    Matt Crafton finished runner-up in Saturday's UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to jump Tyler Reddick for the second spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. Crafton trails standings leader Erik Jones (who finished seventh at New Hampshire) by a mere seven points. Reddick, now third, needs to erase a 19-point deficit to catch Jones in the final six races.

    Jones heads to Las Vegas as the defending race winner. He enters the race riding a streak of nine consecutive top-10 finishes.

    In 14 career starts at Las Vegas, Crafton owns six top fives and seven top 10s. He has finished runner-up three times in the City of Lights. The ThorSport Racing driver has won five races at 1.5-mile tracks in the last two seasons.

    Dillon Gets GMS Its First Win In 500th Truck Race

    Austin Dillon earned GMS Racing its first NASCAR national series victory, leading 80 laps from the pole to win the UNOH 175 - the 500th race in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history.

    Owned by Maurice Gallagher, the Statesville, North Carolina-based organization fields three trucks, the No. 21, No. 23 and No. 33. Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Spencer Gallagher, Brandon Jones, Austin Dillon and Ty Dillon have all competed for GMS this season.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Brennan Poole will make his NCWTS debut at Las Vegas on Saturday, driving the No. 21 for GMS Motorsports.

    Pastrana Returns To NASCAR For Vegas Truck Race

    Extreme sports star Travis Pastrana makes his return to NASCAR in Saturday's Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (10 p.m. ET on FS1).

    The 31-year-old Maryland native will compete in an entry fielded by NTS Motorsports.

    Pastrana's last NASCAR race was the 2013 XFINITY Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished 18th. That season he ran a full schedule for Roush Fenway Racing, posting four top 10s and earning one Coors Light Pole Award in 33 starts.

    Pastrana finished 17th in the only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event he has ever competed in - at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 28, 2012).

    Mud Summer Classic Winner Christopher Bell To Make First Start Since Eldora

    He's back.

    Christopher Bell returns to the No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra for the first time since slingin' and slidin' to victory in the Mud Summer Classic at Eldora Speedway in July.

    The 20-year-old Norman, Oklahoma native has made three NCWTS starts for KBM this year and boasts two top fives.

    Gallagher Gets To Go Home For Vegas Truck Race

    Sin City native Spencer Gallagher heads back to his hometown for Sunday's Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    The Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate heads into the 18th race of the season with one top-five showing and five top-10 finishes.

    Gallagher finished 13th after starting sixth last year in his lone previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    He began racing at LVMS at 12 years old, beginning in the Bandolero Bandit Series, and then advancing to the Legends Car Series.

    Gallagher ranks ninth in the NCWTS standings, trailing eighth-place John Wes Townley by 14 points.

    Truck Series Sees 11th Winner In 17 Races

    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series saw its 11th different winner of the season when Austin Dillon took the checkered flag at New Hampshire last Saturday, surpassing its total of 10 winners last season.

    The average age of race winners this season is 26.4, further illustrating the NCWTS as a proving ground for younger drivers. In fact, four of the winners are current/former NASCAR Next members: Erik Jones, Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek and Ryan Blaney.

    Matt Crafton leads the NCWTS with four wins this season, followed by Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick and Kyle Busch who all have two victories.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

    ThorSport Racing drivers Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter and Cameron Hayley will participate in an autograph session at the Double Barrel Roadhouse in the Monte Carlo from 3 - 5 p.m. PT on Friday.

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
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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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