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Buckle Up In Your Truck 225

TRACK: Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #10 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race: Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Sparta, KY

Title Sponsor: Buckle Up In Your Truck

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:47pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Wednesday, July 6
8:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
9:30 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM 9:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:00 PM 2:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
5:00 PM 5:55 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
7:00 PM 7:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Thursday, July 7
11:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
5:00 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
6:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUE GRASS HALL)
8:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:30 PM NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 225 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Byron wins Truck Series Race at Kentucky: #9-William Byron won the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night, and with it claimed his fourth win of the season, and 51st for his Kyle Busch Motorsports team. KBM now holds the record for most team wins in series history. #8-John Hunter Nemechek finished second, followed by: #19-Daniel Hemric, #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #13-Cameron Hayley, #71-Brandon Jones, #88-Matt Crafton, #17-Timothy Peters, and #29-Tyler Reddick.
    Pole sitter #51-Daniel Suarez led for 59 laps and finished 11th.
    There were 5 cautions for 32 laps and 9 lead changes among 6 leaders.
    The average speed was 116.698mph.
    Complete results are on the Kentucky race results page (pdf). (7-7-2016)

  • Kentucky Race Fast Facts:
    William Byron won the 6th Annual Buckle Up In Your Truck 225, his fourth victory in 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Kentucky Speedway.
    John H Nemechek (second) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2016.
    Daniel Hemric (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Byron (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Byron leads the point standings by 13 points over Matt Crafton.
    Byron's victory was the 51st for Kyle Busch Motorsports. KBM passed Roush Fenway Racing for the series record.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(7-7-2016)

  • Driver standings following Kentucky:
    1) #9-William Byron #, 263
    2) #88-Matt Crafton, 250, -13
    3) #19-Daniel Hemric, 246, -17
    4) #17-Timothy Peters, 246, -17
    5) #21-Johnny Sauter, 233, -30
    6) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 223, -40
    7) #29-Tyler Reddick, 215, -48
    8) #4-Christopher Bell #, 214, -49
    9) #33-Ben Kennedy, 203 -60
    10) #41-Ben Rhodes, #, 201, -62
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-7-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Texas are posted (pdf).(7-7-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kentucky: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #07-Smithley, 21st
    Caution 2: #49-Hill, 23rd
    Caution 3: #10-Cobb, 24th
    Caution 4: #86-Brown, 20th
    Caution 5: #44-Martins, 26th
    (7-7-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Suarez on pole at Kentucky: #51-Daniel Suarez won the pole for the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 182.983mph. #11-Brett Moffitt will start second followed by #9-William Byron, #19-Daniel Hemric, #29-Tyler Reddick, #05-Parker Kligerman, #18-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #41-Ben Rhodes, #4-Christopher Bell.
    9-Byron was fastest in the first round at 183.020mph.
    Did Not Qualify: none.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(7-7-2016)

  • Kentucky Qualifying Notes:
    Daniel Suarez(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 6th Annual Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 with a lap of 29.511 seconds, 182.983 mph.
    This is his first pole in 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and fifth top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in two races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Brett Moffitt (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2016 and his first in two races at Kentucky Speedway.
    William Byron (third) posted his first top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway. It is his eighth in ten races this season.
    William Byron (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-7-2016)

  • Truck swaps after accident: Jennifer Jo Cobb posted on her Facebook page that following Travis Kvapil's wreck in the #50 yesterday, MAKE Motorsports and Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing will be switching around trucks for tonight's race. Cobb has been driving the #1 MAKE entry as a teammate to Kvapil, while Caleb Roark has been entered in her Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing #10. Following the accident, MAKE did not have a back-up truck for Kvapil. "In first practice yesterday my MAKE Motorsports teammate cut down a RF tire and lost a truck. I was able to pad up Travis' seat to make it work for me but he was not able to squeeze into my seat in our back up so we are experiencing a bit of a driver/truck shuffle.(For) tonight's race I will be back in the #10 and Caleb will move to the #1 while Travis will race the #50. We are fortunate to be able to pull our resources together amongst our small teams to continue to overcome adversity," she wrote.(7-7-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Moffitt fastest in final Truck practice: #11-Brett Moffitt was fastest in final practice for the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 183.805 mph. He was followed by #9-William Byron, #18-Kyle Busch, #71-Brandon Jones, #05-Parker Kligerman, #29-Tyler Reddick, #51-Daniel Suarez, #17-Timothy Peters, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #19-Daniel Hemric. 31 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kentucky practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-6-2016)

  • Kligerman fastest in first Truck practice: #05-Parker Kligerman, filling in for John Wes Townley, was fastest during opening practice at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 179.099mph. #9-William Byron was second fastest, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Daniel Hemric, #11-Brett Moffitt, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #21-Johnny Sauter, #41-Ben Rhodes, and #24-Grant Enfinger. 31 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kentucky practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-6-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 30 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Thursday's Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. A few notes:
    The #11 is TBA;
    Kyle Busch is in the #18;
    Grant Enfinger is in the #24;
    Timmy Hill returns to the #49;
    Daniel Suarez is in the #51;
    The #63 is TBA;
    Brandon Jones is in the #71;
    The #81 is not entered;
    (7-4-2015)
    UPDATE: Brett Moffitt will be in the #11 at Kentucky; Garrett Smithley was added in the #07;
    (7-5-2016)
    UPDATE 2: Austin Hill is in the #02 in place of Tyler Young;
    (7-6-2016)
    See the complete list on the Kentucky entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Xfinity Series -- Race No. 16 - Alsco 300 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 10 - Buckle Up Your Truck 225 Kentucky Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Sparta, Ky. Fast Facts for July 6-8, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Xfinity: 9 sets for the event; Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4688; Right-side -- D-4690

    Tire Circumference: B>Left-side -- 87.56 in. (2,224 mm); Right-side -- 88.46 in. (2,247 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi; Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Notes: This is the first race for teams in these two series on Kentucky's re-paved and re-configured surface . . . while teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Kentucky this week will run the same left-side tire, Xfinity and Camping World Truck teams will run a different right-side tire than those in the Sprint Cup Series . . . teams in Xfinity and Truck ran this left-side tire code (D-4688) at Charlotte earlier this season, but this is the first time they have run this right-side code (D-4690) . . . this right-side tire incorporates Goodyear Racing's multi-zone tread technology, which 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 . . . this is the same tire set-up that Sprint Cup teams ran at Las Vegas earlier this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Kentucky . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Intermediate Ace Crafton Eyes Repeat At Kentucky

    No current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver has had as much success as Matt Crafton at intermediate tracks. Dating back to the 2014, the No. 88 ThorSport Racing driver has logged a top-10 finish in 19 of the last 21 races at ovals measuring 1.5 or 1.54 miles. During that stretch, he has logged seven wins and five runner-up finishes.

    He will try to defend his victory from last season at Kentucky Speedway in Thursday’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1).

    In 17 Kentucky starts, Crafton owns one win, five top fives, 12 top 10s and an average finish of 10.6.

    On the season, he has two wins, four top fives and seven top 10s in nine starts. Crafton’s two victories virtually guarantee him a spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. The Tulare, California native trails William Byron by one point for first in the series standings.

    Crafton leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in average running position (6.0), driver rating (113.6), fastest laps run (210) and laps led (398).

    Sunoco Rookie Of The Year Frontrunners Bell And Byron Aim For Another Win At Kentucky

    Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates William Byron and Christopher Bell have continued the team’s legacy of success in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.

    The two Sunoco Rookie of the Year frontrunners (Byron leads Bell by 16 points in the rookie standings) have virtually assured themselves spots in the inaugural eight-driver NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase by winning races. Byron’s three visits to Victory Lane lead the series, while Bell won his first race of the season two weeks ago at Gateway.

    Byron leads two-time champion Matt Crafton by one point in the series standings. In addition to his three wins, he claims four top fives and five top 10s in nine starts this season.

    Bell’s victory at Gateway was the second of his career (Eldora) and his first on pavement. He has three top fives and five top 10s in nine starts this season.

    Joining Bell and Byron in Thursday’s race are part-time KBM competitors, Kyle Busch and Daniel Suárez. A victory by a KBM driver would give the organization sole possession of first on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series all-time wins list with 51. KBM is currently tied in the record books with Roush Fenway Racing.

    Louisville’s Rhodes Readies For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut At Hometown Track

    Ben Rhodes, from Louisville, Kentucky, will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut at his hometown venue in Thursday’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The NASCAR Next alumnus and 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion placed 30th at Kentucky in last fall’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race there.

    Rhodes has registered career-high finishes in his last two starts - showings of fourth at Iowa and second at Gateway.

    The ThorSport Racing driver sits 10th on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase Grid, 11 points behind Ben Kennedy on the cutoff line.

    Moffitt Takes The Saddle For Red Horse Racing At Kentucky

    Brett Moffitt will take the wheel of the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra in Thursday’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway as a sub for Matt Tifft, who underwent surgery for removal of a low-grade glioma in the brain.

    Moffitt, the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, has made two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts in his career. His best series finish is a 14th-place result recorded at Kentucky in 2013.

    "Obviously, we're thinking of Matt and can't wait for him to return, so we're sending him our best wishes and we hope to see him back at the track soon," Moffitt said. "I hate that it's under these circumstances, but I'm really grateful for this opportunity with Red Horse Racing and I hope it can lead to more."

    Tifft is expected to undergo rehabilitation soon and once cleared by physicians is expected to return to racing.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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

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Daytona Beach, FL

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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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