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Toyota Tundra 250

TRACK: Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #4 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race: Friday, May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, KS

Title Sponsor: Toyota Tundra 250

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

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, May 5
9:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
10:00 AM-5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM-8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM-2:25 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
3:30 PM-4:25 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
5:30 PM-6:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, May 6
9:30 AM-7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
3:30 PM (4:30 PM/ET) NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
5:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (FAN ZONE TENT)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM (8:30 PM/ET) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Kansas race results and standings (pdf)

  • Byron wins Truck Series Race at Kansas #9-William Byron won the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on Friday, picking up his first career win in dramatic fashion. A late caution as Byron led extended the race into overtime. He lost the lead to #21-Johnny Sauter and #41-Ben Rhodes after the restart, but the two made contact in turn 3 on the final lap and wrecked, handing the lead back to Byron.
    #88-Matt Crafton finished second, followed by #19-Daniel Hemric, #4-Christopher Bell, #24-Clint Bowyer, #81-Ryan Truex, #00-Cole Custer, #17-Timothy Peters, #33-Ben Kennedy, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
    #05-John Wes Townley led the field to green after earning his first career pole, but was involved in an accident early and finished 26th.
    There were 11 cautions for 47 laps and 19 lead changes among 9 leaders.
    The average speed was 108.511mph.
    Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf).
    (5-6-2016)

  • Kansas Race Fast Facts:
    William Byron won the 16th Annual Toyota Tundra 250, his first victory in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Kansas Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 16 races at Kansas Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2016.
    Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway.
    William Byron (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Timothy Peters leads the point standings by 8 points over Daniel Hemric.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(5-6-2016)

  • Driver standings following Kansas:
    1) #17-Timothy Peters, 103
    2) #19-Daniel Hemric, 95, -8
    3) #81-Ryan Truex, 93, -10
    4) #02-Tyler Young, 89, -14
    5) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 88, -15
    6) #88-Matt Crafton, 88, -15
    7) #9-William Byron #, 87, -16
    8) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 85, -18
    9) #86-Brandon Brown, 83, -20
    10) #92-Parker Kligerman, 82, -21
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-6-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Kansas are posted (pdf).(5-6-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #50-Kvapil, 20th
    Caution 3: #66-Anderson, 29th
    Caution 4: #51-Coughlin, 27th
    Caution 5: #07-McLeod, 15th
    Caution 6: #98-Abreu,22nd
    Caution 7: #49-Hill, 21st
    Caution 8: #07-McLeod, 15th
    Caution 9: #00-Custer, 7th
    Caution 10: #07-McLeod, 15th
    (5-6-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Townley on pole at Kansas: #05-John Wes Townley won the pole for the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 177.253mph. #9-William Byron will start second, followed by #29-Tyler Reddick, #00-Cole Custer, #4-Christopher Bell, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #11-Matt Tifft, #17-Timothy Peters, #19-Daniel Hemric, and #41-Ben Rhodes.
    Townley was also fastest in the second round with a speed of 176.459mph.
    Did Not Qualify: #6-Norm Benning and #74-Mike Harmon.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-6-2016)

  • Kansas Qualifying Notes:
    John Wes Townley won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual Toyota Tundra 250 with a lap of 30.465 seconds, 177.253 mph.
    This is his first pole in 96 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2016.This is his first pole in five races at Kansas Speedway.
    William Byron (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2016 and his first in one races at Kansas Speedway.
    Tyler Reddick (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his second in four races this season.
    William Byron (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-6-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Townley fastest in final Truck practice: #05-John Wes Townley was fastest in the final practice for Friday night's race at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 176.980 mph. #23-Spencer Gallagher was second, followed by #13-Cameron Hayley, #29-Tyler Reddick, #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #19-Daniel Hemric, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, and #41-Ben Rhodes. 32 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kansas practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(5-5-2016)

  • Byron fastest in second Truck practice: #9-William Byron was fastest in the second practice for the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 176.650 mph. He was followed by #05-John Wes Townley, #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Daniel Hemric, #41-Ben Rhodes, #21-Johnny Sauter, #29-Tyler Reddick, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #00-Cole Custer, and #4-Christopher Bell. 32 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kansas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-5-2016)

  • Reddick fastest in first Truck practice: #29-Tyler Reddick was fastest during opening practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 176.137mph. #88-Matt Crafton, #11-Matt Tifft, #05-John Wes Townley, #41-Ben Rhodes, #21-Johnny Sauter, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #4-Christopher Bell, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #9-William Byron were the top 10. 28 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kansas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-5-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. A few notes:
    The #07, 1, 74 are TBA;
    Matt Tifft is in the #11;
    Clint Bowyer is in the #24;
    Ben Kennedy is in the #33;
    Cody Coughlin is in the #51;
    Bobby Pierce is in the #63;
    (5-2-2016)
    UPDATE: B.J. McLeod is in the #07, Ryan Ellis is in the #1;(5-5-2016)
    See the complete list on the Kansas entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 4 -- Toyota Tundra 250 Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Kansas City, Kan. Fast Facts for May 5-6, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4670; Right-side -- D-4672

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.60 in. (2,225 mm); Right-side -- 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi; Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Notes: NASCAR Camping World Truck teams will run a completely different tire set-up than those in the Sprint Cup Series at Kansas this week . . . this is the first time Camping World Truck teams have run either of these two tire codes . . . both the left- and right-side tires feature the same compound run at Kansas last year, though there is a construction change on both sides to Goodyear's updated speedway construction . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Back In Action

    It’s back.

    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action on Friday night with the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

    Kansas proved to be a dramatic race last season. Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick and Daniel Suárez all ran out of fuel while in the lead, and Matt Crafton saved enough in the tank to pass them for the victory.

    Crafton is the only full-time NCWTS driver with a win at Kansas. Johnny Sauter (third), Timothy Peters (fourth), Cameron Hayley (fifth) and Daniel Hemric (10th) all finished in the top 10 in last season’s race.

    All In The Family: Nemechek Hopes To Join Father As Kansas Winner

    Fun Fact: Although he’s never made a start at Kansas Speedway, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings leader John Hunter Nemechek has been in Victory Lane there.

    Nemechek was “front and center” celebrating as a 7-year-old when his father, Joe Nemechek, won the 2004 Banquet 400 at Kansas. The victory was the final win of the elder Nemechek’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career.

    John Hunter will attempt to carry on the family tradition in his Kansas Speedway debut on Friday. The NASCAR Next alum has finished second or better in five of his last seven NCWTS starts.

    Nemechek Tops NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Standings

    John Hunter Nemechek lays sole claim to the top spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. The NASCAR Next member leads second-place Parker Kligerman by three points on the strength of one win and a runner-up in three starts this season.

    Timothy Peters ranks third in the NCWTS standings (-6 points behind Nemechek) and is followed by Tyler Young (-16) and Cameron Hayley (-17). Ryan Truex (-17), Daniel Hemric (-18), Brandon Brown (-21), Spencer Gallagher (-21) and Ben Rhodes (-22) round out the top 10.

    Nemechek and Johnny Sauter are the only drivers who have clinched berths in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase as full-time race winners, assuming they both remain eligible per the rule book.

    Rhodes is the top Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender in the standings. NASCAR Next members William Byron (12th, -32 points behind Nemechek) and Rico Abreu (14th, -34) are the next best rookies in the standings.

    Native Son: Bowyer Back In A Truck At Hometown Track

    Emporia, Kansas native Clint Bowyer is scheduled to pilot the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway on Friday.

    Bowyer last raced a truck in 2014 at Pocono where he finished sixth. His last series win came when he visited Victory Lane at Kansas in 2011.

    In 13 career NCWTS starts, Bowyer owns three wins, eight top fives and nine top 10s. He has placed second or better in five of his last six series appearances.

    Intermediate Icon: Crafton Dominant At 1.5-Mile Tracks

    No current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver is better at intermediate tracks than Matt Crafton.

    Dating back to 2014, Crafton has finished in the top 10 in 16 of his last 18 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. Included in that stretch are six wins and three runner-ups.

    Crafton takes an intermediate track on Friday at Kansas Speedway where he is the defending race winner. He is also the only driver to ever visit Victory Lane there twice (2013, ’15).

    The two-time NCWTS champion currently ranks 11th in the points standings. He has two top 10s in the first three events and finished seventh in the last series race, at Martinsville.

    Kennedy Welcomes Weber As Sponsor

    Shortly, after joining GMS Racing, Ben Kennedy has a new sponsor. Weber, the manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products will serve as a primary sponsor for Kennedy in the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for select races, beginning at Kansas Speedway.

    “We are thrilled to partner with Ben and GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Tom Koos, CEO Weber-Stephen Products LLC. “NASCAR tailgates are such great grilling occasions and partnering with Ben serves to increase our presence in campgrounds, racetrack infields and backyards with fans across the country. Ben is a young, talented driver. He will represent our brand in a terrific way and we are looking forward to working with Ben, the No. 33 team and everyone at GMS Racing.”

    Its endeavor with GMS and Kennedy marks Weber’s first sponsorship in the NASCAR realm.

    “I am honored and privileged to work with a company like Weber,” Kennedy said. “Their products have been in our home as long as I can remember. So this partnership means a lot, and I have confidence that the entire GMS team is determined to make their entry into NASCAR successful. I look forward to much success this season and to winning on and off the track.” 

    In 53 career NCWTS starts, Kennedy has produced six top fives and 16 top 10s.

     

    GasBuddy Partners With MAKE Motorsports

    GasBuddy, the world’s leading gas mobile app, joins MAKE Motorsports as the primary sponsor of its No. 50 Chevrolet Silverado piloted by Travis Kvapil for multiple races this season, beginning with the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

    GasBuddy helps people locate cheap fuel. It has more than 56 million downloads and 15 million monthly active users.

    “NASCAR, MAKE Motorsports and GasBuddy share many key characteristics: driving, teamwork and fueling up efficiently,” said Mike Schneider, chief marketing officer for GasBuddy. “Millions of people turn to GasBuddy to save money at the pumps and we look forward to revving up our exposure in this exciting market.”

    Kvapil finished fifth at Daytona and 23rd at Atlanta this season.

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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