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DC Solar 350

TRACK: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #18 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race:Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV

Title Sponsor: DC Solar

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

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Friday, September 30
11:30 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM 4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:00 PM 4:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS

Saturday, October 1
7:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
8:30 AM 9:30 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
10:00 AM 11:00 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

12:00 PM 12:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
12:00 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
12:30 PM 1:30 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
2:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
3:10 PM (6:10 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
5:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
5:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (146 LAPS, 219 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Reddick wins Truck Series Race at Las Vegas: #29-Tyler Reddick won the DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Daniel Hemric finished second, giving BKR the team's first ever one-two finish in the Camping World Truck Series. #00-Cole Custer finished third, followed by #33-Ben Kennedy, #9-William Byron, #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, pole-sitter, #17-Timothy Peters, and #24-Grant Enfinger.
    There were 3 cautions for 14 laps and 12 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    The average speed was 143.163mph.
    Complete results are on the Las Vegas race results page (pdf).
    (10-1-2016)

  • Las Vegas Race Fast Facts:
    Tyler Reddick won the 20th Annual DC Solar 350, his third victory in 58 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Hemric (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Cole Custer (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
    Cole Custer (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
    William Byron # leads the point standings by 18 points over Christopher Bell #.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-1-2016)

  • Driver standings following Vegas:
    1) #9-William Byron# [6 wins], 2080
    2) #4-Christopher Bell# [1 win], 2062, -18
    3) #88-Matt Crafton [2 wins], 2061, -19
    4) #33-Ben Kennedy [1 win], 2055, -25
    5) #17-Timothy Peters, 2053, -27
    6) #21-Johnny Sauter [1 win], 2052, -28
    7) #19-Daniel Hemric, 2037, -43
    8) #8-John Hunter Nemechek [2 wins], 2037, -43
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-1-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Las Vegas: are posted (pdf).(10-1-2016)

  • Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution at Las Vegas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #16-Friesen, 19th
    Caution 2: #92-Kligerman, 14th
    Caution 3: #51-Coughlin, 17th
    (10-1-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Peters on pole at Las Vegas: #17-Timothy Peters won the pole for the at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Saturday night's DC Solar 350 with a speed of 175.953mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second, followed by #00-Cole Custer, #33-Ben Kennedy, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #19-Daniel Hemric, #05-John Wes Townley, #41-Ben Rhodes, #13-Cameron Hayley, #9-William Byron.
    Did Not Qualify: none.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(10-1-2016)

  • Las Vegas Qualifying Notes:
    Timothy Peters won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 20th Annual DC Solar 350 with a lap of 30.690 seconds, 175.953 mph.
    This is his eighth pole in 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in nine races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway .
    Matt Crafton (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2016 and his eighth in 16 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway .
    Cole Custer (third) posted his first top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his eighth in 18 races this season.
    Cole Custer (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-1-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Abreu fastest in final Truck practice: #98-Rico Abreu was fastest in final practice for the DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 176.603mph. He was followed by #19-Daniel Hemric, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #88-Matt Crafton, #9-William Byron, #00-Cole Custer, #05-John Wes Townley, #24-Grant Enfinger, #17-Timothy Peters, #41-Ben Rhodes. 30 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-1-2016)

  • Hemric fastest in first Truck practice: #19-Daniel Hemric was fastest during opening practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 176.499mph. #88-Matt Crafton, #41-Ben Rhodes, #05-John Wes Townley, #9-William Byron, #33-Ben Kennedy, #29-Tyler Reddick, #21-Johnny Sauter, #98-Rico Abreu, and #24-Grant Enfinger followed in the top-10. 30 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Las Vegas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-1-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    The #07 is TBA;
    Matt Tifft is in the #11;
    Stewart Friesen is in the #16;
    Wayne Edwards is in the #49;
    Norm Benning is in the #63;
    Carlos Contreras is in the #71;
    Parker Kligerman is in the #92;
    (9-26-2016)
    UPDATE: The #66 has withdrawn.
    (0-1-2016)
    See the complete list on the Las Vegas entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase Barrels Into Las Vegas

    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase heads to Las Vegas on Saturday for its second race and penultimate contest of the Round of 8 - the DC Solar 350 (8:30 ET on FS1).

    William Byron enters the race with Chase security, having already advanced to the Round of 6, which begins at Martinsville, by winning last weekend’s contest at New Hampshire.

    Every Chase driver except for Byron competed in last year’s race at Las Vegas. The highest finishing Chaser was Peters (second), followed by Kennedy (third), Nemechek (fourth), Hemric (sixth), Crafton (eighth) and Bell (14th).

    Byron Blazes To Sixth Victory, Advances In Chase Following 1-2 KBM Finish

    William Byron led a race-high 161-of-175 laps on his way to victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase opener at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He advances to the Round of Six with the win.

    Byron's Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate followed him across the line at New Hampshire in second. The 21-year-old Oklahoman has one win, eight top five and 12 top 10s on the season.

    Byron, 18, has had a short learning curve in his Sunoco Rookie season. He leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in wins (6), top fives (9), average finish (tied, 9.1), laps led (572) and driver rating (107.0).

    Saturday’s race will be his Las Vegas debut.

    Hemric In Need Of A Win

    Arguably the most consistent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver all season with a series-best 13 top-10 finishes, Daniel Hemric ran into trouble last Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The No. 19 Brad Keselowski racing driver logged his lowest finish of the season (28th), which dropped him to 21 points behind Johnny Sauter on the cutoff line for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase Round of 6.

    With two races left until the Round of 6, Hemric pretty much has to win a race, or hope multiple Chase drivers run into trouble. Hemric has never won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, but does have the talent to do it, evidenced by his six top-three finishes in the last nine races, including a career-best runner-up in the regular season finale at Chicagoland Speedway.

    Hemric finished sixth in his lone start at Las Vegas last year and is now running far superior equipment for Brad Keselowski racing.

    Homecoming For Spencer Gallagher

    Las Vegas native Spencer Gallagher gets to return to Sin City for Saturday’s DC Solar 350.

    Gallagher began his career racing at the famous Bulling Ring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which also produced Kyle and Kurt Busch.

    This season, Gallagher ranks 12th in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points on the strength of six top-10 finishes. His six top 10s tie his total from his Sunoco Rookie year of 2015.

    Fun fact: Gallagher is an ordained minister who can marry couples. On Aug. 25, he performed a wedding ceremony at Michigan International Speedway.

    In two starts at LVMS, Gallagher has finished 13th and 15th.

    Mighty Chicken: Townley Returns To Site Of First Win

    John Wes Townley earned the first win of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career when he wheeled his No. 05 Zaxboy’s Chevrolet to Victory Lane in last year’s DC Solar 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The victory was part of a career season for Townley, who set personal bests with three top fives, nine top 10s and an eighth-place championship finish. 

    This year, Townley claims just two top 10s and has an average finish of 18.6. He is 15th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings.

    GMS Racing Supporting Domestic Violence Awareness

    During the month of October, the GMS Racing drivers and teams will show their support for domestic violence awareness in various ways.

    Spencer Gallagher will pilot the No. 23 Shade Tree / Noah’s Animal House Chevrolet Silverado for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) DC Solar 350 on October 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Gallagher’s teammates, Johnny Sauter, Ben Kennedy and Grant Enfinger, will all run a purple ribbon decal and all crew members will wear purple ribbons in support of the cause.

    "The Shade Tree and Noah’s Animal House are both really great organizations and to have them on the truck for the Las Vegas race is a honor," said Spencer Gallagher. "Las Vegas is always a big race for me since it’s my home track and to show support to local charities is really rewarding. It’s awesome to see the whole GMS Racing team play a role in supporting the cause and raising awareness for domestic violence."

    The Shade Tree and Noah’s Animal House are two local non-profits that serve families and their pets that are victims of domestic violence in Southern Nevada.

    "We are very pleased to spotlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness month with this message on Spencer’s truck. What a great way to spread the word to the NASCAR fans, to our Las Vegas community, and to the entire country," says Marlene Richter, Executive Director of The Shade Tree. "Thank you to Spencer and his GMS crew and to all our local supporters for making this happen -- you are performing an important public service and maybe even saving lives. We are also extremely pleased to join with the National Domestic Violence Hotline on this project."

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 18 - DC Solar 350 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Las Vegas, Nev. Fast Facts for October 1, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 6 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4668; Right-side -- D-4672

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

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi; Right Front -- 58 psi; Right Rear -- 54 psi

    Notes: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams will run a different tire set-up than they did at Las Vegas last year . . . this is the first time these teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4668), though they did run this right-side tire code (D-4672) at Kansas earlier this season . . . both of these tires feature the same compounds run at Las Vegas last year, but have construction changes that bring them into line with what other NASCAR teams run at this track . . . in fact, this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Xfinity Series teams ran at Las Vegas in March . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Las Vegas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

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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