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NC Education Lottery 200

TRACK: Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #6 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race: Friday, May 20, 2016 in Concord, NC

Title Sponsor: NC Education Lottery

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

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, May 19
8:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
9:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:30 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
2:30 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
4:30 PM 5:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, May 20
11:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
11:30 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
3:00 PM 3:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
5:30 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
6:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
8:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:30 PM NCWTS RACE (134 LAPS, 201 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Charlotte race results and standings (pdf)

  • Crafton wins Truck Series Race at Charlotte: #88-Matt Crafton won his second consecutive Camping World Truck Series race, taking the green flag in the rain-delayed NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. The lead exchanged hands multiple times over the final 10 laps after green flag pitstops cycled through for fuel. Crafton reclaimed the lead with 3 to go. #18-Kyle Busch was second, followed by #21-Johnny Sauter, #29-Tyler Reddick, #11-Matt Tifft, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #17-Timothy Peters, #4-Christopher Bell, #19-Daniel Hemric, and pole-sitter, #9-William Byron.
    There were3 cautions for 14 laps and 14 lead changes among 9 leaders.
    The average speed was 141.855mph.
    Complete results are on the Charlotte race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Charlotte Race & Points Report (pdf)(5-21-2016)

  • Charlotte Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Crafton won the 14th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his 13th victory in 367 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 14 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in ten races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2016.
    Johnny Sauter (third) posted his third top-10 finish in eight races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Matt Tifft (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie. It is his best career finish.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 12 points over Timothy Peters.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(5-21-2016)

  • Driver standings following Charlotte:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 161
    2) #17-Timothy Peters, 149, -12
    3) #19-Daniel Hemric, 144, -17
    4) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 139, -22
    5) #9-William Byron #, 135, -26
    6) #81-Ryan Truex, 129, -32
    7) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 127, -34
    8) #29-Tyler Reddick, 125, -36
    9) #4-Christopher Bell #, 124, -37
    10) #21-Johnny Sauter, 120, -41
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(5-21-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Charlotte are posted (pdf).(5-21-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Charlotte: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #10-Cobb, 28th
    Caution 2: #63-Pierce, 27th
    Caution 3: #44-Martins, 25th
    (5-21-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Race postponed: Friday night's NC Education Lottery 200 has been postponed until Saturday due to rain. It will be held at 12:00pm, with coverage on FS1.(5-20-2016)

  • Byron on pole at Charlotte: #9-William Byron will start from the pole for the NC Education Lottery 200 due to inclement weather. This is the second week in a row Byron was awarded the pole due to rain. #23-Spencer Gallagher will start second, followed by #33-Ben Kennedy, #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Kyle Busch, #29-Tyler Reddick, #51-Daniel Suarez, #19-Daniel Hemric, #11-Matt Tifft, and #98-Rico Abreu.
    Did Not Qualify: #2-Austin Theriault, #75-Caleb Holman, #30-Jesse Little, and #20-Austin Hill.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(5-20-2016)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Byron fastest in final Truck practice: #9-William Byron was fastest in the one and only truck practice for the NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.168mph. There were three practice sessions scheduled for the day, but persistent rain allowed for only one. #23-Spencer Gallagher was second, followed by #21-Johnny Sauter, #33-Ben Kennedy, #18-Kyle Busch, #29-Tyler Reddick, #51-Daniel Suarez, #19-Daniel Hemric, #11-Matt Tifft, and #98-Rico Abreu. 36 drivers are entered and 36 practiced during the session. See complete results on the Charlotte practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-19-2016)

  • Rain delays track activity: Three practice sessions were scheduled for the trucks today at Charlotte Motor Speedway in preparation for Friday night's NC Education Lottery 200, but rain has kept the track quiet.(5-19-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 38 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    David Levine is in the #1;
    Austin Theriault is in the #2;
    The #07 is TBA;
    Kyle Busch is in the #18;
    The #30 is listed TBA, but Jesse Little is expected to drive;
    Caleb Holman is in the #75;
    Brandon Jones is in the #99;
    The #28 was entered, but withdrew;
    (5-16-2016)
    UPDATE: Andy Suess will drive the #1;
    (5-17-2016)
    UPDATE 2: Garrett Smithley is in the #07;
    UPDATE 3: The 6 and the 99 have withdrawn; Brandon Jones is now listed in the #71 in place of Mike Bliss;
    (5-19-2016)
    See the complete list on the Charlotte entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 6 -- N.C. Education Lottery 200 Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Concord, N.C. Fast Facts for May 19-20, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear "Support Our Troops" Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4688; Right-side -- D-4694

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.56 in. (2,224 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: Teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup Series will run completely different tire set-ups at Charlotte this week . . . these are two new tire codes for Camping World Truck teams . . . compared to what was run at Charlotte last year, this left-side code (D-4688) features a construction change (bring into line with other speedways) and a compound change (more grip) . . . like the 2015 Charlotte tire, this right-side code (D-4694) is a multi-zone tread tire, which features two different compounds on the same tire - one on the inboard two inches (Endurance Zone) and one on the outboard 10 inches (Traction Zone) . . . the difference from last year is a change to the compound on the outboard (more grip) . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Creature Crusher: Crafton Conquers Monster Mile

    He did it again.

    After leading the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with six victories in 2015, Matt Crafton visited Victory Lane for the first time this season when he captured his 12th career checkered flag at Dover International Speedway. The triumph was also the first of his career at the Monster Mile.

    As a result of his second consecutive top-two finish, the No. 88 Toyota Tundra driver vaulted to the top spot in the standings where he leads second-place Timothy Peters by two points. In five starts, he owns one win, two top fives and four top 10s.

    Crafton will attempt to build his points advantage in Friday's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1). He won his first career race there in 2008. In 13 career Queen City starts, Crafton claims five top fives, 10 top 10s and an 8.2 average finish. He placed third, second and fourth in his last three starts at Charlotte.

    An intermediate track maven, consider Crafton the favorite to win Friday's race. Dating back to 2014, Crafton has finished in the top 10 in 17 of his last 19 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. Included in that stretch are six wins and four runner-ups.

    Crafton ranks first in the in the majority of Loop Data statistics: average running position (6.0; second is Christopher Bell, 8.942), driver rating (111.9; second is William Byron, 98.0), fastest laps run (93; second is Byron, 69), laps led (217; second is Kyle Busch, 123).

    The ThorSport Racing driver's Dover victory virtually assures him a spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase along with previous winners Johnny Sauter, John Hunter Nemechek and Byron.

    Suárez Still Zoning In On First Win

    Daniel Suárez continues to zero in on his first NASCAR national Series win, but still hasn't been able to close the door.

    In last Friday's JACOB Companies 200 at Dover International Speedway, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver produced the sixth NASCAR national series runner-up showing of his career after he finished .571 seconds behind Matt Crafton.

    Suárez takes the wheel of the No. 51 KBM Toyota Tundra again in Friday's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    In 18 career starts, he has eight top fives and 11 tops 10s.

    Bell Barrels To Season-Best Finish

    Christopher Bell finished a season-high third in his first career start at Dover International Speedway on Friday. He now ranks ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck points standings, 25 markers behind leader Matt Crafton.

    The No. 4 Toyota driver, who placed fourth in the previous race at Kansas, will attempt to earn his third straight top-five finish in his track debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.

    Bell's KBM teammate William Byron placed 11th after starting on the pole. He led a race-high 80 laps. Byron sits sixth in the standings, 13 points behind Crafton. His 69 fastest laps run this season rank second to Crafton's 93.

    A Charlotte native, Byron will also make his track debut at CMS.

    GMS Racing Continues Strong Season Start At Dover

    After winning its first race last season, GMS Racing continues to trend upward in 2016.

    In last Friday's JACOB Companies 200, the team placed three drivers in the top 10: Johnny Sauter (fourth), Spencer Gallagher (sixth), Kaz Grala (10th). Ben Kennedy finished close behind in 13th.

    Gallagher leads the GMS racers in the points standings where he occupies the fifth spot, 12 markers behind leader Matt Crafton. His four top 10s this season tie Crafton and Daniel Hemric for the series lead.

    Ben Kennedy sits 12th in the standings (30 points behind Crafton), while Sauter ranks 13th (-35).

    Sauter virtually clinched a berth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase with his win in the season opener at Daytona.

    Truex Time

    Ryan Truex continued his strong season with an eighth-place finish at his home track - Dover International Speedway. The Mayetta, New Jersey native and younger brother of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Martin Truex Jr. ranks fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, six points behind first-place Matt Crafton.

    The Hattori Racing Enterprises driver has produced a positive place differential in four of the five races this season: +13 at Daytona, started 20th and finished second; +6 at Martinsville, started 18th and finished 12th; +15 at Kansas, started 21st and finished sixth; +10 at Dover, started 18th and finished eighth. His overall place differential through five races is +32.

    Custer On The Rise

    Cole Custer - the youngest race winner in NASCAR national series history - started the season with a top result of only 17th in the first three races, but has picked up the pace with two consecutive top-10 finishes (seventh at Kansas and fifth at Dover).

    Custer will try to climb from the 16th spot in the standings (41 points behind Matt Crafton) in Friday's North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Kasey Kahne won last year's race driving Custer's No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Kahne edged out eventual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Erik Jones by a track-record 0.005 seconds. The finish is tied for the third-closest in series history with Aug. 14, 2008 at Michigan when Erik Darnell defeated second-place Johnny Benson by the same margin.

    Reddick Back In Business

    The trip to Dover treated Tyler Reddick well. The No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing driver did not defend his victory from 2016, but he did log his first top-10 finish of the year - a seventh-place showing. Reddick's 39 laps led was the third-highest total in the race.

    Following the Dover contest, Reddick jumped from 15th to 10th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings - 29 points behind series leader Matt Crafton.

    Reddick, who was last year's championship runner-up, ranks second among series regulars with 107 laps led - only 10 less than his total from all of 2015.

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
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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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