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Careers for Veterans 200

TRACK: Michigan International Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #14 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race:Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Brooklyn, MI

Title Sponsor: Careers for Veterans

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:19pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Friday, August 26
9:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
10:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM 2:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
4:00 PM 4:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, August 27
6:30 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
9:45 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
11:15 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MICHIGAN ROOM)
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 200 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Michigan ace results and standings (pdf)

  • Moffitt wins Truck Series Race at Michigan: #11-Brett Moffitt won the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, after making a three-wide pass for the lead on the last lap. #17-Timothy Peters finished second, followed by #19-Daniel Hemric, #9-William Byron, #13-Cameron Hayley, #41-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #24-Grant Enfinger, #21-Johnny Sauter, and #02-Tyler Young.
    Pole sitter #05-John Wes Townley suffered a flat tire early in the race but finished 12th.
    There were seven cautions for 36 laps and 17 lead changes among 8 leaders.
    The average speed was 111.732mph.
    Complete results are on the Michiganrace results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Michigan Race & Points Report (pdf).(8-27-2016)

  • Michigan Race Fast Facts:
    Brett Moffitt won the 17th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's CheckeredFlag Foundation, his first victory in six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his third top-10 finish in 2016. He finished third (Pocono) and second (Bristol) in the previous two races.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Timothy Peters (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in ten races at Michigan International Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2016.
    Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Michigan International Speedway.
    William Byron (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    William Byron # leads the point standings by 36 points over Daniel Hemric.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(8-27-2016)

  • Driver standings following Michigan:
    [8 drivers qualify for the Camping World Truck Series Chase. 3 more races until the Chase cutoff.] 1) #9-William Byron # [5 wins], 379
    2) #19-Daniel Hemric, 343, -36
    3) #17-Timothy Peters, 335, -44
    4) #21-Johnny Sauter [1 win], 330, -49
    5) #88-Matt Crafton [2 wins], 322, -57
    6) #33-Ben Kennedy[1 win], 309, -70
    7) #4-Christopher Bell #[1 win], 305, -75
    8) #8-John Hunter Nemechek [1 win], 288, -91
    9) #13-Cameron Hayley, 288, -91
    10) #00-Cole Custer, 285, -94
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-27-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Michigan are posted (pdf).(8-27-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Michigan: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #1-Cobb, 17th
    Caution 2: none
    Caution 3: #63-Benning, 27th
    Caution 4: #49-Sorenson, 21st
    Caution 5: #49-Sorenson, 21st
    Caution 6: #29-Reddick, 19th
    Caution 7: #49-Sorenson, 21st
    (8-27-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Townley on pole at Michigan: #05-John Wes Townley won the pole for the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 183.697mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second, followed by #9-William Byron, #17-Timothy Peters, #4-Christopher Bell, #11-Brett Moffitt, #21-Johnny Sauter, #29-Tyler Reddick, #24-Grant Enfinger,and #51-Cody Coughlin.
    Townley was fastest in the first round at 183.711mph.
    Did Not Qualify: none.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(8-27-2016)

  • Michigan Qualifying Notes:
    John Wes Townley won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation with a lap of 39.195 seconds, 183.697 mph.
    This is his second pole in 104 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2016. Townley is the first driver with multiple poles in 2016.
    This is his first pole in four races at Michigan International Speedway.
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2016 and his eighth in 15 races at Michigan International Speedway.
    William Byron (third) posted his first top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his 11th in 14 races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-27-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Reddick fastest in final Truck practice: #29-Tyler Reddick was fastest in final practice for the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 185.735mph. He was followed by #11-Brett Moffitt, #21-Johnny Sauter, #19-Daniel Hemric, #98-Rico Abreu, #88-Matt Crafton, #00-Cole Custer, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #13-Cameron Hayley, and #24-Grant Enfinger. 27 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Michigan practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-26-2016)

  • Hayley fastest in first Truck practice: #13-Cameron Hayley was fastest during opening practice at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 186.804 mph. #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #11-Brett Moffitt, #41-Ben Rhodes, #29-Tyler Reddick, #51-Cody Coughlin, #9-William Byron, #98-Rico Abreu, and #8-John Hunter Nemechek were the top-10. 31 drivers are entered and all practiced during the session. See complete results on the Michigan practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-26-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 31 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. A few notes:
    The #6 is TBA;
    Todd Peck is in the #07;
    Grant Enfinger is in the #24;
    Reed Sorenson is in the #49;
    Cody Coughlin is in the #51;
    Enrique Contreras in the #71;
    (8-22-2016)
    UPDATE: Ryan Ellis is now listed in the #6;
    (8-26-2016)
    See the complete list on the Michigan entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 14 - Careers for Veterans 200 Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile oval) - Brooklyn, Mich. Fast Facts for August 26-27, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4670; Right-side -- D-4704

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.60 in. (2,225 mm); Right-side -- 88.54 in. (2,249 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi; Right Front -- 57 psi; Right Rear -- 54 psi

    Notes: While teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Sprint Cup Series will run the same right-side tire code at Michigan this weekend, they will run distinct left-side codes . . . while Camping World Truck ran this left-side tire code (D-4670) at Kansas in May, this is the first time they have run this right-side code (D-4704) . . . compared to what was run at Michigan last year, both of these tires feature construction changes to bring them into line with what is run at other speedways . . . additionally, this right-side is a multi-zone tread tire, 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 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Michigan . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Kennedy Scores First Career Victory

    Ben Kennedy shot under William Byron with 20 laps remaining in last Wednesday’s UNOH 200, then held off Brett Moffitt’s tight pursuit on the final six laps to win his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

    Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR Founder Bill France Sr. and son of International Speedway Corporation CEO/NASCAR Vice Chairperson Lesa France Kennedy, is the first member of the France family to win a NASCAR national series race.

    With the victory, Kennedy virtually earned a berth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. He sits fifth on the Chase Grid on the strength of his win, two top fives and six top 10s and 11.2 average finish.

    “We put this deal together (with GMS Racing) a couple months ago and I never imagined - I never would have imagined going into this race that we would be here today,” Kennedy said. “I thought we were a top-15 truck or a top-10 truck, but to actually be here in Victory Lane means the world to me.”

    Kennedy joins Johnny Sauter as the second GMS Racing driver to earn a Chase berth. Kyle Busch Motorsports is the only other team that has two drivers locked into the Chase.

    He’ll try for his second consecutive victory in Saturday’s Careers For Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FS1).

    3 To Go:  Wins At A Premium Before NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase

    With six winners - a likely six of the eight Chase spots locked up - the pressure is squarely on those drivers with a ‘zero’ in the wins column.

    Right now, six drivers are all-but-guaranteed a playoff spot via their win(s): William Byron (5 victories), Matt Crafton (2), Johnny Sauter (1), Christopher Bell (1), Ben Kennedy (1) and John Hunter Nemechek (1).

    Daniel Hemric (39 points ahead of Cole Custer on the cutoff line) and Timothy Peters (+29) hold the final two spots on points.

    The first four out at the moment are Custer (-29 points behind Timothy Peters for the final Chase berth), Tyler Reddick (-32), Cameron Hayley (42), Spencer Gallagher (-65) and Ben Rhodes (-66).

    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race at Michigan International Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Chicagoland Speedway before the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept.  24 (1 p.m. ET on FS1).

    Among the Michigan winners in Saturday’s filed: Travis Kvapil (2) and Johnny Benson (1).

    Series Wins Leader Byron Signs With Hendrick Motorsports

    NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series standings leader William Byron signed a multi-year driver agreement with Hendrick Motorsports, the team announced last Thursday. Byron will race full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Hendrick Motorsports affiliate JR Motorsports beginning in 2017.

    Byron currently paces the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in wins (5), top fives (7), driver rating (111.1), laps led (402) and average running position (7.2).

    The NASCAR Next alumnus captured the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship in 2015.

    Next year will not be Byron’s first foray with JR Motorsports - owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kelly Earnhardt Miller and Rick Hendrick. He won two races competing for the team’s late model program from 2014-15. The experience marked Byron’s first time racing full-sized stock cars.

    “Even before I started racing, it was a dream of mine to drive for Hendrick Motorsports,” Byron said. “I have so much respect for the way Mr. Hendrick supports his people and encourages everyone to work together. This is the biggest announcement and biggest opportunity of my life, and I will do everything I can to make the most of it. I’m proud to be part of this team.”

    Moffitt Taking Advantage Of Opportunity With Red Horse Racing

    Brett Moffitt has made the most of his time with Red Horse Racing.

    In three starts in the No. 11 Toyota in place of Matt Tifft, Moffitt has finished 31st (Kentucky), third (Pocono) and a career-best second (Bristol). Moffitt started second at Kentucky before engine trouble relegated him to the 31st-place finish.

    Moffitt won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award last season.

    “I’m really excited heading into Michigan,” Moffitt said. “We’re taking the same truck that we ran at Kentucky and then again at Pocono and they actually did some more to work it, so hopefully it’s even better. I think we are showing really strong and got a third-place and a second-place here. We just need one more, so that’d be a good place to win and hopefully then at the road course as well.”

    Consistent Hemric Posts Series-Leading 10th Top-10 Finish

    Daniel Hemric placed third at Bristol for his fifth top-five and series-leading 10th top-10 finish of the season. He has finished third in three of his last five races.

    At the moment Hemric ranks seventh on the Chase Grid, 39 points ahead of Cole Custer on the cutoff line.

    Hemric will go for his first career win at Michigan where he finished seventh last year in his first-ever start there.

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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