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Ford EcoBoost 200

TRACK: Homestead Miami Speedway

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

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Race:Friday, November 13, 2015 in Homestead, FL

Title Sponsor: Ford

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:18pm/et

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Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, November 19
11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:00 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT

Friday, November 20
7:30 AM 8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
9:00 AM 11:25 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
4:10 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING

5:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (NXS GARAGE TENT)
7:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTION-SECURITY -CLEAR PIT ROAD
8:00 PM NCWTS RACE (134 LAPS, 201 MILES)

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RACE INFORMATION

  • Championship Fast Facts:
    Driver Champion: Erik Jones:
    Erik Jones won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship; becoming the youngest champion in series history at the age of 19 years, 5 months, 21 days.
    Jones is the 14th different driver to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
    Jones finished 15 points ahead of second-place Tyler Reddick.
    Jones finished the 2015 season with three wins, 11 top fives, 20 top 10s and five poles.
    Jones' 2015 Season-To-Date Loop Data: Driver Rating (117.9); Average Running Position (4.9).

    Owner Champion: Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports:
    This is Kyle Busch Motorsport's third-consecutive and fourth all-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner championship. Kyle Busch Motorsports' previous owner championships were in 2010, 2013 and 2014 -KBM's No. 51 tied ThorSport Racing's No. 88 in owner points in 2013 but was awarded the championship due the tiebreaker (wins).
    KBM is the first team in NCWTS history to win three consecutive owner championships.
    Kyle Busch Motorsports now has the most owner titles in the NCWTS with four.

    Crew Chief Champion: Ryan Fugle:
    This is Ryan Fugle's first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
    Fugle has nine career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories with two drivers - Kyle Busch (five) and Erik Jones (four).
    (NASCAR Statistics) (11-20-2015)

  • Crafton wins Homestead, Jones wins championship: #88-Matt Crafton dominated the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night, leading 93 of the event's 134 laps. He started the day off by earning his series-leading fourth pole of the season, and followed that up with his sixth win.
    #4-Erik Jones needed to finish 15th or better to win the championship, had a quiet night, and finished sixth to become the youngest champion in series history.
    #8-John Hunter Nemechek finished second to Crafton, leading 24 laps throughout the night. #19-Tyler Reddick finished second to Jones in the championship points, ended the night in third. He was followed by: #11-Ben Kennedy, #17-Timothy Peters, #4-Jones, #98-Johnny Sauter, in his final ride with ThorSport Racing, #14-Daniel Hemric, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #05-John Wes Townley in the top-10.
    There were 4 caution flags for 18 laps and 14 lead changes among 6 leaders.
    Complete results are on the Homestead race results page (pdf). (11-20-2015)

  • Homestead Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 20th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200, his 11th victory in 361 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his sixth victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    John H. Nemechek (second) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2015.
    Tyler Reddick (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    John H. Nemechek (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Erik Jones # leads the point standings by 15 points over Tyler Reddick.
    (NASCAR Statistics) (11-20-2015)

  • Driver standings following Homestead:
    1) #4-Erik Jones, 899
    2) #19-Tyler Reddick, 884, -15
    3) )#88-Matt Crafton, 877, -22
    4) #98-Johnny Sauter, 809, -90
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 804, -95
    6) #13-Cameron Hayley, 766, -133
    7) #14-Daniel Hemric, 733, -166
    8) #05-John Wes Townley, 730, -169
    9) #11-Ben Kennedy, 690, -209
    10) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 677, -222
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf) and the final owner standings (pdf).(11-20-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Homestead: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #50-Kvapil, 22nd
    Caution 2: #31-Abreu,13th
    Caution 3: #92-Gilliland, 16th
    Caution 4: #02-Young, 19th (11-20-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pitstall Selections (pdf)

  • Crafton on pole at Homestead: #88-Matt Crafton won the pole for the season finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway with a speed of 167.551 mph. #8-John Hunter Nemechek will start second. #11-Ben Kennedy, #19-Tyler Reddick, championship leader #4-Erik Jones, #51-Daniel Suarez, #14-Daniel Hemric, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #54-Christopher Bell, and #98-Johnny Sauter close out the top-10.
    #6-Norm Benning, #18-Ross Kenseth, #36-Bobby Pierce, and #45-Todd Peck did not qualify for the race.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-20-2015)

  • Homestead Qualifying Notes:
    Matt Crafton won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 20th Annual Ford EcoBoost 200 with a lap of 32.229 seconds, 167.551 mph.
    This is his 11th pole in 361 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fourth pole and 18th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in 15 races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    John H. Nemechek (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2015 and his first at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
    Ben Kennedy (third) posted his first top-10 start at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is his 14th in 23 races this season.
    John H. Nemechek (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-20-2015)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Hemric fastest in final practice: #14-Daniel Hemric was fastest in the one and only practice for the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway with a speed of 168.908mph. He was followed by #19-Tyler Reddick, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Erik Jones, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #54-Christopher Bell, #17-Timothy Peters, #11-Ben Kennedy, #92-David Gilliland. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Homestead practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-20-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's season-finale Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A few notes:
    The #02, #1, #14, and #50 were not entered on the initial list, but expected;
    Ross Kenseth in the #18;
    Austin Theriault back in the #29;
    Kyle Weatherman in the #58;
    David Levine in the #59;
    The #66 is TBA;
    Brandon Brown in the #86;
    David Gilliland in the #92;
    Jesse Little in the #97;
    (11-16-2015)
    UPDATE: Scott Lagasse, Jr. and Rico Abreu have been added in NTS entries;
    (11-17-2015)
    UPDATE 2: Lagasse has moved to the #0, the #20 withdrew. The #66 who was TBA, has withdrawn. Todd Peck moved from the #40 to the #45; the #1 was added with Dexter Stacey, Kvapil in the team truck #50;
    See the complete list on the Homestead entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 23 - Ford Ecoboost 200 Homestead Miami Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Homestead, Fla. Fast Facts for November 19-22, 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 -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Homestead this week will run the same tire set-up . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams ran at Homestead last season . . . teams in all three series have also run this same tire set-up at Texas and Chicagoland this season . . . in 2014, Camping World Truck teams ran a different right-side tire at Homestead . . . this right-side tire (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 . . . Goodyear confirmed this tire set-up at a test at Homestead on August 24-25 . . . drivers participating in that test were Trevor Bayne, Clint Bowyer, Ty Dillon and Kyle Larson . . . as on all NASCAR ovals one mile or greater in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Homestead . . . the air pressure in those liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Jones Attempts To Hold Off Reddick For Championship At Homestead

    With one race left in the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Erik Jones leads second-place Tyler Reddick by 19 points in the championship standings.

    Regardless of Reddick’s performance, all Jones must do to take home the title is finish 15th or better; 16th with at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led in Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1).

    A record will be broken no matter what as Jones (19 years, 5 months, 21 days) or Reddick (19 years, 10 months, 9 days) will become the youngest champion in NCWTS history. The title was previously held by Austin Dillon (2011: 21 years, 6 months, 22 days).

    Jones has finished lower than 15th just once this season (23rd at Gateway). In fact, he currently boasts a streak of 14 consecutive top-10 showings. The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports driver has never raced at Homestead.

    Reddick enters Friday’s race riding a streak of four consecutive fifth-place finishes. He has put himself in title contention by posting two wins, 13 top fives and 18 top 10s in 22 starts this season. Reddick raced in last season’s Homestead finale, finishing sixth.

    Crafton To Become Truck Series All-Time Starts Leader

    Already etching his name among the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series greats like Ron Hornaday Jr., Jack Sprague, Todd Bodine and Mike Skinner with his two championships, Matt Crafton will become the high-octane circuit’s all-time starts leader (361) when he presses down the gas pedal for Friday’s Ford EcoBoost 200.

    Crafton - a veteran of 15 full-time NCWTS seasons - tied Hornaday’s total of 360 starts last week at Phoenix where he wrecked going for the win and subsequently finished 23rd, crushing his hopes of a third consecutive championship.

    In addition to his two career NCWTS titles, Crafton owns 10 wins, 88 top fives (fifth all-time) and 209 top-10 finishes (second all-time). His 65,743.3 miles driven are enough to travel across the continental United States more than 24 times.

    The No. 88 ThorSport Racing driver has set career highs with five wins and three Keystone Light Pole Awards this season.

    Crafton made his first NCWTS start at Auto Club Speedway on Oct. 28, 2000 and finished ninth.

    Toyota Takes Manufacturer’s Championship, Ties Chevrolet For Series Record

    Toyota won its third consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series manufacturers’ championship following Timothy Peters’ victory at Phoenix International Raceway. Toyota now boasts eight manufacturers’ titles - tied with Chevrolet for the series record.

    On the season, Toyota has won 13 races with Matt Crafton (5), Erik Jones (3), Kyle Busch (2) and Christopher Bell (1).

    Toyota has won four driver championships - Todd Bodine (2006), Johnny Benson (2008), Matt Crafton (2013-14) - and can capture a fifth with Erik Jones in Friday’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    Peters Wins Second Race Of Season At Phoenix

    Taking advantage of a late-race wreck by leaders Erik Jones and Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters paced the field for 28 laps on his way to winning last Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. The victory was the second of Peters’ season, 10th of his career and first at PIR.

    Peters has now won multiple races in three of the last four seasons. He has also won at least one race in the last seven consecutive seasons, ranking tied with Todd Bodine (2004-10), Kyle Busch (2005-11) and Ron Hornaday Jr. (2005-11) for second in NCWTS history. He only trails Dennis Setzer, who won at least one race in eight consecutive seasons (1998-2005).

    The No. 17 Red Horse Racing driver has picked up his performance in the homestretch of the season with seven consecutive top-six finishes. Included in that stretch are two wins and a runner-up.

    Peters ranks fifth in the NCWTS standings on the strength of two wins, seven top fives and 15 top 10s.

    Abreu Returns To The No. 31 For Homestead

    One week after making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Phoenix International Raceway, NASCAR Next member Rico Abreu will gain his first experience on a 1.5-mile track when he takes the seat of the No. 31 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    Abreu started 14th and finished 28th in his series debut after getting caught in an accident on Lap 44 of 150 that knocked him out of the race.

    "Last weekend was really all about getting comfortable in the truck, making as many laps as I could and learning as much as possible,” Abreu said. “Even though we didn't have the result we were hoping for, I got a great feel for the truck and what it needs to go fast. Now that I'm heading into Homestead-Miami Speedway with a higher comfort level and a smaller learning curve, I feel like I can set my goals higher and focus on a top-five, top-10 finish.”

    Can’t Steal Their Sunshine: Kennedy And Black Ready To Finish Season In Home State

    Ben Kennedy and Ray Black Jr. will be flying on the asphalt of Homestead-Miami Speedway this week when they return to their home state of Florida for Friday’s Ford EcoBoost 200.

    Kennedy, a 23-year-old Daytona Beach native, ranks ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season on the strength of a career-best three top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He has made two starts at Homestead with a high finish of 17th last season.

    Black, 24, hails from Palm Coast. He ranks 11th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings with a high finish of fifth at Daytona.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

    Ross Kenseth, son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, will make his second series start on Friday for Hattori Racing Enterprises. ... NASCAR Next member Jesse Little will make his fourth series start in the No. 97 Toyota.

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Daytona Beach, FL

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4:30 pm/et, Friday, February 24 - TV: Fox Sports 1
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