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Fred's 250

TRACK: Talladea Superspeedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #19 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race:Saturday, October 24, 2015, in Talladega, AL

Title Sponsor: Fred's

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:22pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, October 22
9:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
11:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
12:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN

Friday, October 23
9:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:00 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
9:45 AM NCWTS & NSCS SPOTTERS MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
11:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 PM 12:55 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
2:00 PM 2:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

4:00 PM 4:45 PM NCWTS Autograph Session

Saturday, October 24
8:00 AM 12:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 AM 11:00 AM NCWTS Minors Admitted into Garage Area*
9:00 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
9:30 AM (10:30 AM) NCWTS QUALIFYING
11:30 AM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY CLEAR PIT ROAD
12:00 PM (1:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (94 LAPS, 250.04 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Peters wins Talladega: #17-Timothy Peters won the Fred's 250 at the Talladega Superpeedway on Saturday. He started from the pole and took the lead for the final time under the one attempt at a green-white-checkered flag finish. The race ended under caution due to a two-truck wreck coming to the white flag. #33-Brandon Jones finished second followed by: #15-Mason Mingus, #4-Erik Jones, #19-Tyler Reddick, #13-Cameron Hayley, #98-Johnny Sauter, #45-Chris Fontaine, #16-Chad Boat, and #02-Tyler Young.
    There were 6 caution flags for 25 laps and 15 lead changes among 9 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Talladega race results page (pdf). (10-24-2015)

  • Talladega Race Fast Facts:
    Timothy Peters won the 10th Annual fred's 250, his ninth victory in 203 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Brandon Jones (second) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2015.
    Mason Mingus (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Brandon Jones (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Erik Jones # leads the point standings by 18 points over Tyler Reddick.
    Timothy Peters is the third driver in series history to win consecutive races at Talladega Superspeedway joining Todd Bodine (2007, 2008) and Kyle Busch (2009, 2010).
    (NASCAR Statistics) (10-24-2015)

  • Driver standings following Talladega:
    1) #4-Erik Jones, 742
    2) #19-Tyler Reddick, 724, -18
    3) #88-Matt Crafton, 719, -23
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 687, -55
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 642, -100
    6) #13-Cameron Hayley, 622, -120
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric, 612, -130
    8) #05-John Wes Townley, 594, -148
    9) #11-Ben Kennedy, 565, -177
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 559, -183
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-24-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Talladega are posted (pdf).(10-24-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Talladega: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 11th
    Caution 3: #08-Korbin Forrister, 15th
    Caution 4: #36-Bobby Gerhart,12th
    Caution 5: #74-Jordan Anderson, 19th
    Caution 6: #74-Jordan Anderson, 19th
    (10-24-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Peters on pole at Talladega: #17-Timothy Peters will start from the pole for the Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. He ran a fast lap at 178.304mph. #05-John Wes Townley will start second. #4-Erik Jones, #14-Daniel Hemric, #11-Ben Kennedy, #51-Matt Tifft, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #23-Spencer Gallagher and #54-Christopher Bell close out the top-10.
    #28-Andy Seuss and #50-Ryan Ellis did not qualify.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(10-24-2015)

  • Talladega Qualifying Notes:
    Timothy Peters won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 10th Annual fred's 250 with a lap of 53.706 seconds, 178.304 mph.
    This is his seventh pole in 203 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and ninth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in seven races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    John Wes Townley (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2015 and his third in five races at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Erik Jones (third) posted his second top-10 start at Talladega Superspeedway. It is his 17th in 19 races this season.
    Erik Jones (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (10-24-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Cobb fastest in final practice: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb was fastest in final practice for the Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 182.965 mph. She was followed by # 82-Austin Hill, #30-Terry Jones, #36-Bobby Gerhart, #98-Johnny Sauter, #13-Cameron Hayley, #07-Ray Black, Jr., #02-Tyler Young, #45-Chris Fontaine, #14-Daniel Hemric. 28 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Talladega practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-24-2015)

  • Nemechek fastest in first practice: #8-Joe Nemechek was fastest during opening practice at Talladega Superspeedway with a speed of 191.608 mph. #05-John Wes Townley was second, followed by #17-Timothy Peters, #4-Erik Jones, #11-Ben Kennedy, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Johnny Sauter, #19-Tyler Reddick, #54-Christopher Bell, and #14-Daniel Hemric. 34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Talladega practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-24-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. A few notes:
    Chad Boat in the #16;
    Ryan Ellis in the #28;
    Brian Keselowski in the #29;
    The #30 is TBA;
    Bobby Gerhart in the #36;
    Stanton Barrett in the #91;
    UPDATE: The MAKE trucks have been added and Andy Seuss is now in the 28, and Terry Jones added in the 30;
    (10-21-2015)
    See the complete list on the Talladega Superspeedway entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 19 - Fred's 250 Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) - Talladega, Ala. Fast Facts for October 23-25, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4596; Right-side -- D-4630

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.91 in. (2,233 mm); Right-side -- 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear - 27 psi; Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire set-up at Talladega this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup teams have run at this track since last October . . . while Camping World Truck teams ran this left-side tire code (D-4596) at Talladega last year, this is the first time it is paired with this right-side tire code (D-4630) . . . compared to what Truck teams ran at Talladega last October, this right-side features a compound change for better wear . . . in addition to Talladega, NASCAR teams have run this left-side tire at Daytona this season . . . they have also run this right-side tire at Kansas, Las Vegas and Michigan in 2015 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Peters Pushes For Talladega Repeat

    Defending Talladega winner Timothy Peters will push for his second consecutive victory at the 2.66-mile behemoth in Saturday's fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola (1 p.m. ET on FOX).

    The No. 17 Red Horse Racing driver led 31 laps on his way to the checkered flag at 'Dega for his eighth career win last October.

    Peters hasn't won in the 22 races since his Alabama triumph, but did finish second at Las Vegas in the last NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. He has five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes this season and ranks sixth in the series standings.

    In addition to his win at Talladega last year, Peters earned his other superspeedway win at Daytona on Feb. 13, 2010.

    Super(speedway) Man: Reddick Shows Knack For Racing At Superspeedways

    It's a bird... It's a plane... No, it's Tyler Reddick.

    The 19-year-old Ford driver has performed well in limited time at superspeedways and can prove to be the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Super(speedway)man with a visit to Victory Lane in Saturday's fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola.

    Reddick won the first superspeedway race of the season at Daytona, leading 46-of-100 laps from the third starting position on the way to the checkered flag. Last season at Talladega, he earned the 21 Means 21 Pole Award and placed fourth. The Brad Keselowski Racing driver finished 12th in his superspeedway debut at Daytona in 2014.

    A strong finish would go a long way in helping Reddick earn the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title. With five races left, he ranks third in the series standings, 16 points behind leader Erik Jones.

    Bromance: Brian Keselowski Makes Truck Debut For Brother's Brad Keselowski Racing Team

    Brad Keselowski has tapped his older brother Brian Keselowski to take the seat of his No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford in Saturday's fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway.

    The race will mark the NASCAR Camping World Truck series debut for Keselowski, 34, who is 2.5 years older than brother Brad.

    Brian Keselowski has made 63 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts and three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts in his career. He has a high finish of 10th in an XFINITY Series start at Memphis in 2007 and showed restrictor-plate prowess by placing fifth in the 2011 Gatorade Duel 150 No. 2.

    "(Brian) gets to drive the truck that finished fourth at Daytona in the spring," wrote Brad Keselowski on his blog. "I'm looking for him to have a safe day, first and foremost, and beyond that, to run up front, and make the most of the opportunity. He's got a good team that could win the race, and he knows that, too."

    Jones Attempts To Maintain Championship Points Lead At Talladega

    With five races left in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Erik Jones holds a four-point standings lead over two-time defending champion Matt Crafton heading into Saturday's fred's 250 at Talladega.

    Jones enters the race riding a streak of 10 consecutive top-10 finishes and will likely need another one to continue to hold off Crafton. The NASCAR Next alum made his first-ever superspeedway start at Talladega last year, finishing sixth. In his second superspeedway start at Daytona this season, he nabbed a second-place finish.

    "The biggest thing we've done there in the past that has worked out well has just been staying on the bottom and staying out of trouble and trying to stay up front and stay out of trouble," said Jones of Talladega. "We did a good job last year of staying out of trouble and getting a top-10 finish out of it. Hopefully this year we can do the same. As long as we can bring home a top 10, lead a lap or two and get some good points out of it that would be a good day for us. I feel like we can make up some more points at some other tracks rather than there, as long as we can just get through Talladega."

    A Jones championship would be the first driver title for Kyle Busch Motorsports and a NCWTS record fourth owner's crown. Jones - 19 years, 5 months, 21 days - would also break Austin Dillon's record as the youngest series champion (2011: 21 years, 6 months, 22 days).

    Gallagher Leads GMS Racing To 'Dega In Search Of Another Strong Finish

    In his first-ever start at a superspeedway last season - the 2014 fred's 250 at Talladega - then-24-year-old Spencer Gallagher posted a third-place finish at a track tough for young drivers to navigate.

    On Saturday, Gallagher will try to at least match that result as he searches for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate ranks 10th in the series with a top-five showing and five top-10 finishes.

    Also running for GMS is 18-year-old Brandon Jones, who is making his superspeedway debut. In 12 NCWTS starts this season, Jones boasts three top fives and five top 10s. He placed fifth in his last start at Las Vegas. In September, it was announced Jones will race full-time for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next year.

    NASCAR Trucks on FOX

    Don't miss out on this weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series action if you are watching from the couch. Saturday's fred's 250 will be broadcast on FOX for the first and only time this season. Check your local listings for full details.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

    Two-time reigning NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss will make his NCWTS debut this weekend. He will pilot the Jim Rosenblum-owned No. 28 FDNY machine this weekend with help from his NWSMT car owner, Eddie Harvey. ... Daniel Hemric's No. 14 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet will feature a special Salvation Army message for the upcoming Talladega and Martinsville races to help those affected by the floods in South Carolina.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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

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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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