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Great Clips 200

TRACK: Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #2 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race: Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Hampton, GA

Title Sponsor: Great Clips

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:49pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, February 25
10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM 4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN

Friday, February 26
8:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
8:30 AM 7:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM 10:55 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
1:30 PM 2:25 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
4:00 PM 5:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, February 27
7:00 AM NXS, NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
7:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM 1:00 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
10:00 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
11:45 AM 12:30 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
1:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
4:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:30 PM NCWTS RACE (130 LAPS, 200.2 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Atlanta race results and standings (pdf)

  • Nemcheck wins Truck Series Race at Atlanta: #8-John Hunter Nemechek won the Georgia 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. It is his 2nd career win, his 1st of 2016, and his first at Atlanta.
    He is now all but guaranteed to qualify for the Camping World Truck Series Chase this year.
    #13-Cameron Hayley finished second, followed bu #17-Timothy Peters, #19-Daniel Hemric, #33-Grant Enfinger, #41-Ben Rhodes, #05-John Wes Townley, #92-Parker Kligerman, #75-Caleb Holman, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
    There were 5 cautions for 25 laps and the caution clock was used twice [for the first and third cautions]. There were 7 lead changes among 4 leaders.
    The average speed was 121.150mph.
    Complete results are on the Atlanta race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Atlanta Race & Points Report (pdf).(2-27-2016)

  • Atlanta Race Fast Facts:
    John Hunter Nemechek won the 8th Running Great Clips 200, his second victory in 32 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    At 18 years, 8 months and 16 days, Nemechek becomes the youngest NASCAR national series winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Cameron Hayley (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2016.
    Timothy Peters (third) posted his third top-10 finish in eight races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Grant Enfinger (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Parker Kligerman leads the point standings by 1 points over Daniel Hemric.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(2-27-2016)

  • Driver standings following Atlanta:
    1) #92-Parker Kligerman, 55
    2) #19-Daniel Hemric, 54, -1
    3) #8-John H Nemechek, 52, -3
    4) #17-Timothy Peters, 49, -6
    5) #02-Tyler Young, 47, -8
    6) #81-Ryan Truex, 45, -10
    7) #86-Brandon Brown, 43, -12
    8) #41-Ben Rhodes, 43, -12
    9) #33-Grant Enfinger, 42, -13
    10) #21-Johnny Sauter, 41, -14
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(2-27-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Atlanta are posted (pdf).(2-27-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Atlanta: (and their finish)
    Caution 1 [caution clock]: #02-Young, 13th
    Caution 2: #22-Self, 16th
    Caution 3: #17-Peters, 3rd
    Caution 4: #22-Self (2), 16th
    Caution 5: #29-Reddick, 14th
    (2-27-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Crafton on Truck Series pole at Atlanta: #88-Matt Crafton won the pole for the Georgia 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.790mph. #05-John Wes Townley will start second, followed by #4-Christopher Bell, #33-Grant Enfinger, #13-Cameron Hayley, #00-Cole Custer, #41-Ben Rhodes, #81-Ryan Truex, #19-Daniel Hemric, and #11-Ben Kennedy.
    #6-Norm Benning, #50-Ryan Ellis, #59-Korbin Forrister, and #66-Jordan Anderson, and #74-Timothy Viens did not qualify for the race.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(2-27-2016)

  • Atlanta Qualifying Notes:
    Matt Crafton won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 8th Running Great Clips 200 with a lap of 30.836 seconds, 179.790 mph.
    This is his 12th pole in 363 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in 15 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    John Wes Townley (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2016 and his second in three races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his second in two races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-27-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Enfinger fastest in final practice: #33-Grant Enfinger was fastest in final practice for the Georgia 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.775mph. He was followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Christopher Bell, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #00-Cole Custer, #11-Ben Kennedy, #41-Ben Rhodes, #9-William Byron, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #81-Ryan Truex. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(2-27-2016)

  • John Wes Townley fastest in second Truck practice: #05-John Wes Townley was fastest in the second practice session for the Georgia 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.224mph.#19-Daniel Hemric was second, then #9-William Byron, #00-Cole Custer, #88-Matt Crafton, #11-Ben Kennedy, #13-Cameron Hayley, #29-Tyler Reddick, #81-Ryan Truex, and #4-Christopher Bell. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(2-27-2016)

  • Enfinger fastest in first Truck practice: #33-Grant Enfinger was fastest during opening practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.574mph. Second was #4-Christopher Bell. They were followed by: #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Daniel Hemric, #05-John Wes Townley, #9-William Byron, #00-Cole Custer, #92-Parker Kligerman, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #29-Tyler Reddick. 31 drivers completed a lap during the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-19-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are now 37 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Georgia 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    The #07 is TBA;
    Justin Marks will drive the #32;
    Timothy Viens makes his first start in the #74;
    Brandon Brown in the #86;
    Garrett Smithley will drive the #63 for MB Motorsports;
    Parker Kligerman returns to the #92.(2-24-2016)
    UPDATE: Tommy Jo Martins and the #44 team have been added.(2-25-2016)
    UPDATE2: J.J Yeley is in the #07. The #1-Travis Kvapil & #50-Ryan Ellis teams have been added. There are 37 trucks at the track.(2-26-2016)
    See the complete list on the Atlanta entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Xfinity: 8 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4384; Right-side -- D-4602

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.46 in. (2,247 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi;
    Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

  • Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Atlanta this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Xfinity teams have run at Atlanta the last three seasons, and that the Trucks ran when they returned to this track last season . . . this left-side tire code (D-4384) has actually been run at Atlanta since 2012 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4602) incorporates Goodyear Racing's multi-zone tread technology, which debuted at Atlanta in 2013 . . . the tire features two distinct tread compounds -- one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Locked In: Sauter(iffic) Performance At Daytona Earns New GMS Driver Spot In Chase

    Johnny Sauter made a mad dash past Ryan Truex to the lead as the caution flew on the final lap to win last Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

    The win came in Sauter’s first race for GMS Racing and was also his first victory since his triumph at Michigan on August 16, 2014.

    Sauter’s checkered flag virtually guarantees him a spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase - a seven-race playoff at the end of the season similar to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

    Last season, Sauter went winless after logging at least one win in each of his previous six NCWTS campaigns.

    Ryan Truex, who led 14 laps, finished a career-best second. Parker Kligerman (third), Brandon Brown (fourth) and Travis Kvapil (fifth) rounded out the top five. The 2003 NCWTS champion Kvapil logged his best finish since placing fourth at Daytona in 2012.

    On The Throne: Crafton King Of Intermediate Tracks

    Matt Crafton is good at driving on 1.5-mile tracks - quite good. And that shouldn’t change this weekend, even if Atlanta is a bit longer at 1.54 miles.

    In 16 of his last 17 starts at intermediate tracks, Crafton has finished 10th or better. Included in that stretch are six wins (2015: Atlanta, Kansas, Texas-1, Kentucky, Homestead; 2014: Texas-1) and three runner-ups (2014: Kansas, Charlotte, Chicagoland).

    Crafton enters Saturday’s Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (4:30 p.m. ET on FS1) as the defending race winner and the de facto favorite.

    In 14 career starts at Atlanta, Crafton boasts one win, four top fives and eight top 10s. In his victory last year, he set the track record for greatest margin of victory (8.752).

    Graduation: A Number Of Youngsters To Take First Intermediate Track Test At Atlanta

    In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, drivers who are at least 16, but not 18 years of age yet, can only compete on ovals one mile or shorter, or on road courses.

    Some of the younger series drivers raced on a superspeedway for the first time last week at Daytona. Now, they will be tested at an intermediate track (the hardest type of oval for a young driver to master) in Friday’s Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    Making their NASCAR national series 1.54-mile track debuts are NASCAR Next members Cole Custer and William Byron, along with Austin Wayne Self.

    Byron finished 13th at Daytona, Self placed 19th, and Custer came in 24th.

    John Hunter Nemechek, another NASCAR Next member who is scheduled to race on Saturday, is the youngest driver to win a NCWTS race at an intermediate track (18 years, 3 months, 8 days at Chicagoland in 2015). The only other driver to win an NCWTS race at an intermediate track when he was under 19 is Erik Jones (18 years, 3 months, 28 days at Las Vegas in 2014).

    Georgia Boys Look To Put On Show At Hometown Track

    Four Georgia natives are scheduled to attempt to qualify for Saturday’s Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway - John Wes Townley, Austin Hill, Reed Sorenson and Korbin Forrister.

    Townley, of Watkinsville, won his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas last season and finished a career-best eighth in the final standings.

    Hill, a NASCAR Next member, calls Winston home. He placed third in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East last season on the strength of two wins and will attempt to make his seventh career NCWTS start on Saturday.

    Sorenson, from Peachtree City, attempted to start his first Trucks race at Daytona last week, but did not qualify. A veteran of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series, he owns four XFINITY Series wins.

    A native of Cedartown, Forrister has made 28 NCWTS starts in his career.

    Red Horse Racing owner Tom DeLoach also returns to his Georgia roots this weekend. A native of Statesboro, he graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. 

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.

    Daniel Suárez will run double-duty for the second consecutive weekend, wheeling his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR XFINITY Series Toyota before hopping into the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Tundra on the same day. Suárez is scheduled to run 293 laps in both races on Saturday.

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
MRN Radio

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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