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Rattlesnake 400

TRACK: Texas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #7 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race: Friday, June 10, 2016 in Fort Worth, TX

Title Sponsor: Rattlesnake

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 9:19pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, June 9
10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
11:00 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:30 AM 9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
1:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
2:30 PM 3:25 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
4:30 PM 5:25 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
6:30 PM 7:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, June 10
12:00 PM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
12:00 PM 7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
12:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
3:30 PM 4:15 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
5:00 PM (6:00 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
6:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
7:30 PM NCWTS GRID TRUCKS (FRONT STRAIGHT- SINGLE FILE)
7:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:00 PM (9:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Byron wins Truck Series Race at Texas: #9-William Byron won the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday after passing #88-Matt Crafton with less than five laps remaining. The win was Byron's second win of the season. Crafton led 133 laps, and finished second. #21-Johnny Sauter, started from the pole, and finished third. #33-Ben Kennedy, #29, Tyler Reddick, #17-Timothy Peters, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #11-German Quiroga, #98-Rico Abreu, and #19-Daniel Hemric.
    There were 4 cautions for 22 laps and 11 lead changes among 4 leaders.
    The average speed was 134.919mph.
    Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf).(6-10-2016)

  • Texas Race Fast Facts:
    William Byron won the 20th Annual Rattlesnake 400, his second victory in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his 20th top-10 finish in 31 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2016.
    Johnny Sauter (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 16 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    William Byron (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 18 points over Timothy Peters.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(6-10-2016)

  • Driver standings following Texas:
    1) #88-Matt Crafton, 194
    2) #17-Timothy Peters, 176, -18
    3) #9-William Byron #, 171, -23
    4) #19-Daniel Hemric, 168, -26
    5) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 153, -41
    6) #29-Tyler Reddick, 153, -41
    7) #21-Johnny Sauter, 151, -43
    8) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 145, -49
    9) #33-Ben Kennedy, 142, -52
    10) #81-Ryan Truex, 129, -65
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-10-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Texas are posted (pdf).(6-10-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #1-Ellis,30th
    Caution 2: #20-Hill, 15th
    Caution 3: #41-Rhodes, 11th
    Caution 4: #29-Reddick, 5th
    (6-10-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Sauter on pole at Texas: #21-Johnny Sauter won the pole for the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 180.024mph. #11-German Quiroga will start second, followed by #19-Daniel Hemric, #88-Matt Crafton, #29-Tyler Reddick, #9-William Byron, #05-John Wes Townley, #17-Timothy Peters, #4-Christopher Bell, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
    #88-Crafton was fastest in the first round at 180.590mph.
    Did Not Qualify: #6-Norm Benning, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(6-10-2016)

  • Texas Qualifying Notes:
    Johnny Sauter won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 20th Annual Rattlesnake 400 with a lap of 29.996 seconds, 180.024 mph.
    This is his sixth pole in 182 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and fourth top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his third pole in 16 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    German Quiroga (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2016 and his second in six races at Texas Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Hemric (third) posted his third top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fifth in seven races this season.
    William Byron (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-10-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Townley fastest in final Truck practice: #05-John Wes Townley was fastest in final practice for the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.420mph. He was followed by #9-William Byron, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #41-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Johnny Sauter, #33-Ben Kennedy, #4-Christopher Bell, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #92-Parker Kligerman. 34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-9-2016)

  • Crafton fastest in first Truck practice: #88-Matt Crafton was fastest during opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 178.950mph. #17-Timothy Peters was second, followed by: #05-John Wes Townley, #19-Daniel Hemric, #9-William Byron, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #41-Ben Rhodes, #21-Johnny Sauter, #98-Rico Abreu, and #29-Tyler Reddick. 25 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Texas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-9-2016)

  • Flight problems to alter Texas track schedule: A plane carrying NASCAR Truck Series officials and others to Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday morning was forced to land shortly after takeoff at Concord Regional Airport due to mechanical issues. The resulting delay of officials at Texas prevented the Truck garage from opening at the scheduled time and teams will miss some of the allotted practice time for the weekend. NASCAR officials are in the process of completing a revamped schedule for Thursday's track activity, which is part of a doubleheader weekend with the IndyCar Series.(Motorsport)(6-9-2016)
    AND: According to NASCAR, travels delays resulting from mechanical issues on a plane carrying "industry representatives" has pushed back the opening of the Camping World Truck Series garage at Texas Motor Speedway and forced the cancellation of the first of three practice sessions. Originally scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Truck garage will not open until 3:30 p.m. ET. That was when the first practice session was set to begin. Now the Truck series will practice twice, from 6 - 6:45 p.m. ET and 7:30 - 9 p.m. ET. Neither session is on TV.(NBC Sports)(6-9-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    David Levine is in the #1;
    Ryan Lynch is in the #07;
    German Quiroga is in the #11;
    Cody Coughlin is in the #51;
    The #63 is TBA;
    Timothy Viens is in the #86;
    (6-4-2016)
    UPDATE: Levine will not be in the #1, it is TBA;
    UPDATE 2: The 30 has withdrawn and Jesse Little is in the #81 in place of Ryan Truex;
    Mike Bliss is in the #63;
    (6-9-2016)
    UPDATE 3: Tommy Joe Martins was added in the #44;
    (6-9-2016)
    See the complete list on the Texas entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 7 - Rattlesnake 400 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for June 9-10, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 7 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4684; Right-side -- D-4686

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.24 in. (2,216 mm); Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 21 psi; Left Rear -- 19 psi; Right Front -- 53 psi; Right Rear -- 49 psi

    Notes: These are two new tire codes for Camping World Truck Series teams . . . like last year at Texas, this right-side tire employs Goodyear's multi-zone tread technology, which combines two distinct tread compounds on the same tire -- the outboard 10 inches of the tread (Traction Zone) features a compound that is designed for grip, while the inboard two inches of the tread (Endurance Zone) is toughened to enhance durability on the part of the tire sees the most heat and takes the most abuse . . . compared to what was run at Texas last season, this right-side tire code (D-4686) features a construction change, and a compound change on the outboard 10 inches to give the trucks more grip . . . this left-side tire (D-4684) features an updated construction and mold shape, as well as a compound change for more grip . . . this is the same tire set-up that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams ran at Texas in April . . . teams 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

    Three-Peat: Crafton Goes For Third Straight June Texas Victory

    Matt Crafton, who’s won the last two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season and the past two June contests at Texas Motor Speedway, will go for his third consecutive win in Friday’s Rattlesnake 400 at the 1.5-mile track (9 p.m. ET on FS1).

    In 30 career starts at Texas, Crafton owns two wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s and a 9.7 average finish. He has placed in the top 10 in his last nine starts there. The ThorSport Racing driver also has three runner-up showings at Texas.

    An intermediate track maven, Crafton boasts seven wins, 11 top-two showings and 18 top-10 finishes in 20 starts at 1.5-mile ovals since 2014.

    Crafton leads the NCWTS standings on the strength of two wins, three top fives and five top 10s. He holds a 12-point advantage over second-place Timothy Peters.

    No Horsin’ Around: Quiroga Back In The Saddle For Red Horse Racing After 19-Month Layoff

    German Quiroga returns to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for his first race in 19 months - Friday’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.

    The 36-year-old Mexican made his last NCWTS start in the 2014 season finale at Homestead for RHR (11/14/14). That season, he finished sixth in the series standings on the strength of three top fives and 10 top 10s in 22 starts.

    “I’m very happy to return to Red Horse Racing,” Quiroga said. “I hope we can put together a great run at Texas (Motor Speedway) and that we will be able to put something together so I can keep competing this season.”

    For his career, Quiroga has five top fives - including two runner-up finishes - and 17 top 10s in 50 starts. He won the NASCAR Mexico Series championship as a 31-year-old in 2011 when he recorded three wins, 11 top fives and 12 top 10s in 14 starts.

    Decorated Class Vies For Sunoco Rookie Of The Year Award

    The drivers involved in the NASCAR Camping World Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year race all have a decorated list of accomplishments.

    Currently, William Byron leads the NCWTS Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, followed by Christopher Bell (-3 points), Ben Rhodes (-16), Cole Custer (-18) and Rico Abreu (-30).

    Byron, Rhodes, Custer and Abreu are all NASCAR Next alumni, while Byron (2015) and Rhodes (2014) are NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champions.

    Custer holds the title of youngest NASCAR national series winner. He visited Victory Lane in the 2014 NCWTS race at New Hampshire at age 16 years, 7 months, 28 days.

    Abreu is the two-time defending champion of Chili Bowl Nationals.

    Bell, the 2013 USAC National Midget champion, won the NCWTS race at Eldora last summer.

    Standings Snapshot

    Six races into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, two-time champion Matt Crafton leads on the strength of two wins, three top fives and five top 10s. He is trailed by Timothy Peters (-12 points), Daniel Hemric (-17), Spencer Gallagher (-22) and William Byron (-26). Ryan Truex (-32), John Hunter Nemechek (-34), Tyler Reddick (-36), Christopher Bell (-37) and Johnny Sauter (-41) round out the top 10.

    Ten races remain before the seven-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase that begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 24. It will feature eight drivers and two elimination rounds, with four drivers competing in the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A win in the first 16 races all but guarantees a driver entry into the Chase, provided that the driver is in the top 30 in points and has attempted to qualify for each race.

    Townley Takes Aim At Second Win

    After winning his first career race at Las Vegas last season, John Wes Townley takes aim at his second win in the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Townley finished third in last season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standalone event at Texas and has two top fives and three top 10s in eight career starts at the 1.5-mile track.

    Right now, Townley sits 19th in the NCWTS standings with a high finish of seventh (Atlanta).

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.

    Custer To Receive High School Diploma At Texas Motor Speedway

    Cole Custer is missing his graduation from Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California to compete in Friday’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. However, he will not miss out on all the festivities. Custer will walk the TMS stage in his cap and gown prior to the race to receive his high school diploma from TMS President Eddie Gossage, who will be adorned in a full dean’s gown. TMS honored Erik Jones in similar fashion when the youngster opted to race rather than attend graduation in 2014.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

Countdown to the race: 02/24/2017 ~ 7:30 PM ET

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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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