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TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #21 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race:Friday, November 6, 2015 in Fort Worth, TX

Title Sponsor: WinStar World Casino & Resort 350

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:49pm/et

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Thursday, November 5
9:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
10:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
2:00 PM 3:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
4:30 PM 5:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

5:30 PM 7:30 PM BROADCASTING SET- UP

Friday, November 6
11:00 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM 5:30 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted in NASCAR Garage Area*
11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
3:40 PM (4:40 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING

5:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (147 LAPS, 220.5 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Jones wins Texas: #4-Erik Jones dominated the WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, and with the win picked up a few extra points in the championship battle with two races remaining. Jones led 117 laps of the 147-lap race. #51-Daniel Suare, finished second. #29-Ryan Blaney, #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Tyler Reddick, #17-Timothy Peters, #33-Brandon Jones, #54-Christopher Bell, #11-Ben Kennedy and #13-Cameron Hayley closed out the top-10 finishers.
    There was 1 caution flags for 5 laps and 7 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf). (11-6-2015)

  • Texas Race Fast Facts:
    Erik Jones won the 17th Annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 350, his seventh victory in 38 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in three races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez(i) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
    Ryan Blaney(i) (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in six races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Erik Jones (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Erik Jones # leads the point standings by 17 points over Matt Crafton.
    Set a new track record for the time of the race in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 1 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds. Previous record was 1 hour, 25 minutes, 30 seconds.
    Set a new track record for fewest cautions in a NCWTS race at Texas with one caution for five laps.
    Previous record was 2 cautions for 8 laps (11/02/2012).
    (NASCAR Statistics) (11-6-2015)

  • Driver standings following Texas:
    1) #4-Erik Jones, 824
    2)#88-Matt Crafton, 807, -17
    3) #19-Tyler Reddick, 803, -21
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 753, -71
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 718, -106
    6) #13-Cameron Hayley, 698, -126
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric, 674, -150
    8) #05-John Wes Townley, 654, -170
    9) #11-Ben Kennedy, 630, -194
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 606, -218
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-6-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Texas are posted (pdf).(11-6-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #97-Little, 15th
    (11-6-2015)

      QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

      • Pitstall Selections (pdf)

      • Crafton on pole at Texas: #88-Matt Crafton won the pole for Friday night's WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 181.397mph. #23-Spencer Gallagher will start second, followed by: #14-Daniel Hemric, #33-Brandon Jones, #4-Erik Jones, #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Daniel Suarez, #00-Jeb Burton, #11-Ben Kennedy, and #05-John Wes Townley.
        See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-6-2015)

      • Texas Qualifying Notes:
        Matt Crafton won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 17th Annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 with a lap of 29.769 seconds, 181.397 mph.
        This is his 10th pole in 359 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
        This is his third pole and 16th top-10 start in 2015.
        This is his third pole in 30 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
        Spencer Gallagher (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2015 and his first in three races at Texas Motor Speedway.
        Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his eighth in 21 races this season.
        Spencer Gallagher (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
        (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-6-2015)

      • Qualifying Order (pdf)

      • Qualifying Rules

      • Hayley fastest in final practice: #13-Cameron Hayley was fastest in final practice for the WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.164mph. He was followed by #00-Jeb Burton, #11-Ben Kennedy, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #97-Jesse Little, #05-John Wes Townley, #33-Brandon Jones, #17-Timothy Peters, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, and #51-Daniel Suarez. 27 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-5-2015)

      • Crafton fastest in first practice: #88-Matt Crafton was fastest during opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.862 mph. #51-Daniel Suarez was second, followed by #23-Spencer Gallagher, #33-Brandon Jones, #17-Timothy Peters, #14-Daniel Hemric, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #97-Jesse Little, #00-Jeb Burton and #19-Tyler Reddick. 30 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-5-2015)

      • Entry list: There are 30 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. A few notes:
        Jeb Burton in the #00;
        Austin Theriault on initial entry list in the #29, replacement driver not yet announced;
        Mike Harmon in the #49;
        Jesse Little in the #97;
        The #1 and #50 MAKE trucks are not on initial list, but they have run every race and been late entries the last few races;
        (11-2-2015)
        UPDATE: Ryan Blaney will drive the #29; and the #1 and #50 have been added;
        (11-4-2015)
        See the complete list on the Texas entry list page.

      GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

      NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 21 - Winstar World Casino & Resort 350 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for November 6-8, 2015

      Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

      Set limits: Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event

      Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4618

      Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.32 in. (2,218 mm); Right-side -- 88.58 in. (2,250 mm)

      Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi; Right Front -- 53 psi; Right Rear -- 49 psi

      Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Texas this week will run the same tire set-up . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams have run at Texas since the beginning of 2014 . . . Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck teams have also run this tire combination at Chicagoland earlier this season, and will do so again at Homestead in two weeks . . . this right-side tire code (D-4618) employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- the outside 10 inches of the tread features a compound that is designed for grip, while the inside two inches of the tread is toughened to enhance durability on the part of the tire sees the most heat and takes the most abuse . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

        NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

        Championship Race Tightens Again After Crafton Win

        Matt Crafton's win at Martinsville boosted him to second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, 10 points behind leader Erik Jones, who placed 10th. Tyler Reddick (fifth at Martinsville) fell to third and is 13 points behind Jones. The three drivers will continue to duke it out over the final three races, beginning with Sunday's WinStar Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jones won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award at Texas in April, but finished 15th. Last spring, he received his high school diploma from TMS President Eddie Gossage prior to the race before placing 11th. The 19-year-old NASCAR Next alum earned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Texas in April. Crafton won at Texas in April and can complete the season sweep of it on Friday. In 29 career starts at the 1.5-mile track, he boasts two wins, 10 top fives and 18 top 10s. An intermediate track standout, Crafton has finished 10th or better in 14 of his last 15 starts at 1.5-mile ovals. Included in that stretch are five wins.

        In three starts at Texas, Reddick has one top-10 finish - a fourth-place showing from the pole last fall. He enters Friday's race riding a streak of three straight top 10s.

        Friday Night Lights: Burton Set To Make 2015 NCWTS Debut For JRM At Texas

        Jeb Burton will make his 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut, driving the No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet under the lights in Friday's WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1). Burton, 23, has seen success at TMS in the past, earning his first series win (Spring 2013) and a career-high seventh season pole (Fall 2013) there. He also finished runner-up at the 1.5-mile track last fall.

        In 49 career NCWTS starts, the NASCAR Next alum owns one win, seven top fives, 19 top 10s and seven Keystone Light Pole Awards.

        The No. 00 truck has two wins this season - Kasey Kahne at Charlotte and Cole Custer at Gateway.

        Closing Time: Nemechek Finishing Out Season Strong

        NASCAR Next member John Hunter Nemechek has rounded into form in the latter part of this NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

        Since the Aug. 19 Bristol race, Nemechek has posted one win, five top fives and six top 10s in seven starts. His lone finish outside the top 10 was an 11th-place showing at Talladega in his first race at a superspeedway. Making Nemechek's performance more impressive is that he has only started inside the top 10 twice throughout that span.

        The 18-year-old Mooresville, North Carolina native will attempt to build off his runner-up finish last weekend at Martinsville in his first start at Texas on Friday.

        Also running at Texas is Nemechek's NASCAR Next classmate Jesse Little, who will be making his third career NCWTS start. Little competed primarily in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this season where he notched one win, two top fives and two top 10s in six starts.

        Crafton Leads Formidable ThorSport Racing Team To Texas

        One week after all of its drivers placed in the top 10 at Martinsville - Matt Crafton (first), Cameron Hayley (third) and Johnny Sauter (ninth) - ThorSport Racing will try to repeat the feat in Friday's WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

        All three ThorSport drivers also finished in the top 10 in the June NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas race as well: Crafton, first; Sauter, fourth; Hayley, seventh. Crafton's victory marked his fifth of the season. His career high in wins before this season was two.

        Sauter's top 10 was his eighth in the last nine races. He ranks fourth in the NCWTS standings.

        Hayley has turned up his performance late in his Sunoco Rookie season with three consecutive top 10s. He ranks sixth in the series standings.

        ThorSport can capture its first owner's championship if it can close the 10-point deficit between its No. 88 truck and Erik Jones' No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra in the last three races.

        John Wes Hopes To Be Talk Of The Townley At Texas

        For the first time since he won his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas, John Wes Townley gets to compete on a 1.5-mile track in Friday's WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

        Two of Townley's four career top-five finishes have occurred at Texas, including a then-personal-best third-place showing in June.

        On the season, the No. 05 Zaxby's Chevrolet driver ranks eighth in the NCWTS standings on the strength of one win, two top fives and seven top 10s.,/p> Bell And Suarez Ready To Run For Kyle Busch Motorsports At Texas; KBM Unveils 2016 Lineup

        Eldora winner Christopher Bell (No. 54) and NASCAR XFINITY Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year frontrunner Daniel Suarez (No. 51) are both scheduled to compete for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Friday's WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

        Bell has one win, two top fives and two top 10s in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season. His last race was at Talladega where he finished 13th.

        In 10 NCWTS starts this season, Suarez owns five top fives and eight top 10s.

        Last week, KBM unveiled its 2016 driver lineup. Bell and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion William Byron will run full schedules for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based organization, while Suarez and Cody Coughlin will split time in the remaining entry, starting at least 10 races each.

        Coughlin has made two NCWTS starts this season, finishing 20th in both of them.

        Ryan Blaney Returns To BKR At Texas; Keselowski's Truck Team Releases 2016 Plans

        Ryan Blaney will return to pilot the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford at Texas, almost two months after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol in August. In four starts this season, Blaney claims one win, three top fives and four top 10s. On Tuesday, Brad Keselowski Racing released its 2016 driver lineup. Tyler Reddick will run full-time in the No. 29 Ford, while Daniel Hemric will pilot the No. 19 Ford. Reddick ranks third in the NCWTS standings on the strength of two wins, 11 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes.

        Seventh in the NCWTS standings, Hemric has four top fives and 12 top 10s in 20 starts this season with NTS Motorsports.

        NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, etc.

        Midland, Texas native Tyler Young returns to his home track on Friday. He has two top-10 finishes this season and placed 13th at Martinsville on Saturday. ... Erik Jones (XFINITY), Daniel Suarez (XFINITY), Jeb Burton (Sprint Cup) and Ray Black Jr. (XFINITY) are all scheduled for double-duty this weekend at Texas.

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