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

Kroger 200

TRACK: Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #20 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Martinsville, VA

Title Sponsor: Kroger

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:46pm/et

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Thursday, October 29
9:30 AM 3:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
11:00 AM 3:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NCWTS INSPECTION BEGINS
2:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT INFIELD

Friday, October 30
7:00 AM *** HOT PASS IN EFFECT *** (ENTIRE INFIELD AREA)
11:00 AM 4:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:00 PM 1:55 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
2:30 PM 3:50 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

4:45 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS Autograph Session

Saturday, October 31
***HOT PASS IN EFFECT***(ENTIRE INFIELD AREA)
7:30 AM 2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
10:15 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING
11:45 AM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (GOODYEAR TENT)
1:00 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION - SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
1:30 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 105.2 MILES)

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RACE INFORMATION

  • Crafton wins Martinsville: #88-Matt Crafton survived a wreck-marred Kroger 200 at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday to win his fifth race of the season. #8-John Hunter Nemechek finished second. #13-Cameron Hayley, pole-sitter, #00-Cole Custer, #19-Tyler Reddick, #17-Timothy Peters, #33-Brandon Jones, #75-Caleb Holman, #98-Johnny Sauter, and #4-Erik Jones close out the top-10.
    There were 12 caution flags for 69 laps and 6 lead changes among 4 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Martinsville race results page (pdf). (10-31-2015)

  • Martinsville Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 17th Annual Kroger 200, his 10th victory in 358 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his second victory and 16th top-10 finish in 28 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    John Hunter Nemechek (second) posted his first top-10 finish in five races at Martinsville Speedway.
    It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2015.
    Cameron Hayley (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Martinsville Speedway.
    John Hunter Nemechek (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Erik Jones leads the point standings by 10 points over Matt Crafton.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (10-31-2015)

  • Driver standings following Martinsville:
    1) #4-Erik Jones, 776
    2)#88-Matt Crafton, 766, -10
    3) #19-Tyler Reddick, 763, -13
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 722, -54
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 680, -96
    6) #13-Cameron Hayley, 663, -113
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric, 644, -132
    8) #05-John Wes Townley, 627 -149
    9) #11-Ben Kennedy, 595, -181
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 574, -202
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-31-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Talladega are posted (pdf).(10-31-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Martinsville: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #63-Pierce, 22nd
    Caution 3: #15-Mingus, 18th
    Caution 4: #54-Gaudling, 21st
    Caution 5: #1Murphy, 24th
    Caution 6: #07-Black,20th
    Caution 7: #18-Kenseth, 17th
    Caution 8: #05-Townley, 11th
    Caution 9: #1-Murphy, 24th
    Caution 10: #07-Black,20th
    Caution 11: #94-Hill, 26th
    Caution 12: #54-Gaulding, 21st
    (10-31-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Custer on pole at Martinsville: #00-Cole Custer won the pole for Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.959mph. #13-Cameron Hayley will start second, followed by: #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Tyler Reddick, #14-Daniel Hemric, #51-Daniel Suarez, #54-Gray Gaulding, #4-Erik Jones, #02-Tyler Young, and#11-Ben Kennedy.
    #86-Brandon Brown, #35-Jim Weiler, #6-Norm Benning and #87-Charles Buchannan Jr. failed to qualify for the race. See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(10-31-2015)

  • Martinsville Qualifying Notes:
    Cole Custer won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 17th Annual Kroger 200 with a lap of 19.530 seconds, 96.959 mph.
    This is his third pole in 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in four races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Cameron Hayley (second) posted his 15th top-10 start of 2015 and his second in two races at Martinsville Speedway.
    John Hunter Nemechek (third) posted his first top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his sixth in 15 races this season.
    Cameron Hayley (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    Custer is the youngest pole winner in Martinsville Speedway history (17 years, 9 months, 8 days).
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-31-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Timothy Peters fastest in final practice: #17-Timothy Peters led the way during final practice for Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.083mph.
    #13-Cameron Hayley was second, followed by #02-Tyler Young, #51-Daniel Suarez, #00-Cole Custer, #54-Gray Gaulding, #4-Erik Jones, #33-Brandon Jones, #98-Johnny Sauter, and #8-John Hunter Nemechek.
    36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice speeds page (pdf).(10-30-2015)

  • Peters fastest in practice: #17-Timothy Peters was fastest during opening practice at Martinsville Speedway on Friday with a speed of 96.019 mph. #88-Matt Crafton was second, followed by #13-Cameron Hayley, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #33-Brandon Jones, #98-Johnny Sauter, #14-Daniel Hemric, #51-Daniel Suarez, #18-Ross Kenseth, and #00-Cole Custer. 37 drivers are entered for Saturday's race and all practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice speeds page (pdf).(10-30-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 37 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. A few notes:
    Cole Custer in the #00;
    The #1 and #50 MAKE trucks are not listed, but expected to be late adds;
    Dalton Sargeant in the #5;
    Ross Kenseth in the #18;
    Austin Theriault is listed in the #29, but no announcement has been made about his medical return;
    JJ Haley in the #32;
    Jim Weiler in the #35;
    The #36 is TBA;
    Bobby Pierce in the #63;
    Caleb Holman in the #75;
    Brandon Brown in the #86;
    Charles Henderson in the #87;
    David Gilliland in the #92;
    (10-26-2015)
    UPDATE: Austin Cindric will drive the #29;
    (10-27-2015)
    UPDATE 2: The 36 and 45 have withdrawn. The 1 and 50 of MAKE Motorsports were late entries. Camden Murphy is in the #1, Travis Kvapil is in the #50. Brandon Hightowner is in the #08;
    (10-30-2015)
    See the complete list on the Martinsville entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 20 - Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 30-November 1, 2015

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4588; Right-side -- D-4468

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.44 in. (2,221 mm); Right-side -- 88.70 in. (2,253 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 10 psi; Left Rear -- 10 psi; Right Front -- 23 psi; Right Rear -- 22 psi

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Martinsville this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams have run at this track since last October . . . this left-side tire code has been run at this track since April 2013 . . . Martinsville is the only track where NASCAR teams are scheduled to run either of these two tire codes . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Talladega Tim: Peters Wins At 2.66-Mile Behemoth ... Again

    Timothy Peters led 23 laps, including the final one, to win Saturday's fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway - his second consecutive victory at the 2.66-mile behemoth.

    Peters might be turning into a superspeedway ace now. Three of his nine career victories have come at Talladega (two) and Daytona.

    The No. 17 Red Horse Racing driver is also on fire with four top-five finishes in his last five races (first at Talladega, second at Las Vegas, fourth at New Hampshire, third at Chicagoland). He has moved from seventh to fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings since the beginning of the streak.

    This Saturday, the Danville, Virginia native heads to his home track - Martinsville Speedway - for the Kroger 200 (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1). Martinsville is the site of Peters' first career victory. In 19 career starts at the famous short track, Peters boasts one win, six top fives and 12 top 10s.

    Ross Kenseth Readies For Trucks Debut At Paper Clip

    Ross Kenseth is set to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. He will pilot the No. 18 Aisin-AW Toyota Tundra for Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE).

    Kenseth, the son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will try to accomplish what his father has never done at Martinsville - win a race there.

    The younger Kenseth, 22, has made just one NASCAR national series start before, finishing sixth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in June. He has built an impressive resume of Late Model victories and won his first ARCA race this season at Michigan International Speedway in just his third series start.

    Austin Cindric To Make NASCAR Debut For Brad Keselowski Racing

    Austin Cindric, 17, will hop behind the wheel of the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford in Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville for his first NASCAR national series start.

    Cindric, whose father is Team Penske President Tim Cindric, has a wealth of experience across various forms of motorsports despite being so young. This year, he has visited Victory Lane four times in Global Rallycross and once in IMSA. He became the youngest ever IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge winner when he took the checkered flag at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in July.

    A student at Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina, Cindric medaled at the X-Games in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Series and claims the title of youngest race winner in the Historic Sportscar Racing Series.

    The No. 29 won at Martinsville in March behind the talents of Joey Logano, who earned his first NCWTS victory.

    Jones Takes Commanding Lead In NCWTS Championship Race

    Heading into last Saturday's race at Talladega, Erik Jones held a four-point lead over second-place Matt Crafton in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings. He left the Alabama track a hefty 18 points ahead of new second-place contender Tyler Reddick and 23 points in front of Crafton, the two-time defending series champion.

    Jones placed fourth at Talladega, followed by Reddick in fifth. Crafton finished 24th after he was unable to avoid a 10-truck wreck late in the race.

    Four races remain in the season, beginning with Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.

    In four career starts at The Paperclip, Jones claims two top-five and three top-10 finishes. He placed third in the spring race there.

    Crafton won last year's spring race at Martinsville and has placed no worse than third in four of his last five starts there.

    Reddick has made three starts at Martinsville, posting two top-10 showings and producing an average finish of 9.0.

    NASCAR Next Swarms Martinsville

    A wave of NASCAR Next drivers will attempt to master the ins and outs of Martinsville Speedway in Saturday's Kroger 200.

    Current members of the NASCAR Next program Austin Hill, Dalton Sargeant, Cole Custer and John Hunter Nemechek are all on the entry list. NASCAR Next alumni set to compete at the short track include: Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez, Gray Gaulding, Cameron Hayley and Ben Kennedy.

    Custer (Gateway) and Nemechek (Chicagoland) both have won NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, while Sargeant placed in the top 10 in his first two career NCWTS starts (2015, Bristol and New Hampshire). Hill placed third in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East standings this season and will look to improve on his career-best 16th-place Truck Series finish.

    Darrell Wallace Jr. is the only NASCAR Next member/alum to win at Martinsville. He took the checkered flag in the last two fall races at the .526-mile track.

    Suarez Back Behind The Wheel For KBM

    Could this be the weekend Daniel Suarez notches his first NASCAR national series win?

    The Monterrey, Mexico native will pilot the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota in Saturday's Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. KBM has won the last four fall races at Martinsville with Darrell Wallace Jr. (twice) and Denny Hamlin (twice).

    In nine NCWTS start this season, Suarez has failed to place in the top 10 just once and has posted five top-10 finishes. He has finished runner-up twice (Dover and Texas) and placed fourth in his last series start at Chicagoland.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series etc.

    Eldora runner-up Bobby Pierce, 18, will attempt to make his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this weekend for MB Motorsports. ... Ray Black Jr. will run a special Halloween paint scheme on the No. 07 Chevrolet on Saturday.

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

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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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