NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Martinsville Race Info, Links and News

Alpha Energy Solutions 200

TRACK: Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #20 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race:Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Martinsville, VA

Title Sponsor: Alpha Energy Solutions

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:22pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, October 27
10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
11:00 AM 3:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:30 AM 3:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
2:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT
4:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, October 28
11:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
11:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:30 PM 1:25 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
2:30 PM 3:50 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, October 29
7:00 AM 2:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
10:15 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
11:45 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:30 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 105.2 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Sauter wins Truck Series Race at Martinsville: #21-Johnny Sauter won Texas Roadhouse200 at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday after holding off challenges from pole-sitter #71-Chase Elliott. #8-John Hunter Nemechek opted for track position under the final pitstop of the day, taking two tires only. He led for a bit, before ending the race in third. #4-Christopher Bell, #17-Timothy Peters, #51-Daniel Suarez, #00-Cole Custer, #9-William Byron, #19-Daniel Hemric, and #20-Austin Hill were the remainder of the top-10.
    There were 5 cautions for 33 laps and 6 lead changes among 5 leaders.
    The average speed was 73.839mph.
    Complete results are on the Martinsville race results page (pdf).
    (10-29-2016)

  • Martinsville Race Fast Facts:
    Johnny Sauter (C) won the 18th Annual Texas Roadhouse 200 Presented by Alpha Energy Solutions, his 12th victory in 195 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his third victory and ninth top-10 finish in 18 races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Chase Elliott(i) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Martinsville Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2016.
    John Hunter Nemechek (third) posted his third top-10 finish in seven races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Cole Custer (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Johnny Sauter (C) leads the point standings by 7 points over Christopher Bell # (C).
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-29-2016)

  • Driver standings following Martinsville:
    1)#21-Johnny Sauter [2 wins], 3036
    2) #4-Christopher Bell# [1 win], 3029 -7
    3) #17-Timothy Peters, 3028, -8
    4) #9-William Byron# [6 wins], 3025, -11
    Bottom 2 drivers will be eliminated after Phoenix:
    5) #88-Matt Crafton [2 wins], 3016, -20
    6) #33-Ben Kennedy [1 win], 3015, -21
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(10-29-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Martinsville: are posted (pdf).(10-29-2016)

  • Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution at Martinsville: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #92-Whitt, 12th
    Caution 2: #92-Whitt, 12th
    Caution 3: #05-Townley, 21st
    Caution 4: #02-Theriault, 20th
    Caution 5: #88-Crafton, 17th
    (10-29-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Elliott on pole at Martinsville: #71-Chase Elliott won the pole for the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.254mph. #51-Daniel Suarez will start second, followed by #00-Cole Custer, #29-Tyler Reddick, #21-Johnny Sauter, #4-Christopher Bell, #9-William Byron, #13-Cameron Hayley, #11-Matt Tifft, #24-Kaz Grala.
    Elliott led all three rounds of qualifying.
    Did Not Qualify: #10-Brad Foy, #28-Kyle Soper, #45-Casey Smith, and #62-Donnie Levister.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(10-29-2016)

  • Martinsville Qualifying Notes:
    Chase Elliott(i) won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 18th Annual Texas Roadhouse 200 Presented by Alpha Energy Solutions with a lap of 19.673 seconds, 96.254 mph.
    This is his second pole in ten NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in three races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez(i) (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2016 and his third in four races at Martinsville Speedway.
    Cole Custer (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Martinsville Speedway. It is his 10th in 20 races this season.
    Cole Custer (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-29-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Byron fastest in final Truck practice: #9-William Byron was fastest in final practice for the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.185 mph. He was followed by #21-Johnny Sauter, #51-Daniel Suarez, #00-Cole Custer, #29-Tyler Reddick, #41-Ben Rhodes, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #19-Daniel Hemric, and #4-Christopher Bell. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-28-2016)

  • Suarez fastest in first Truck practice: #51-Daniel Suarez was fastest during opening practice at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 95.525 mph. #13-Cameron Hayley was second, followed by #9-William Byron, #88-Matt Crafton, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Harrison Burton, #4-Christopher Bell, #41-Ben Rhodes, and #24-Kaz Grala. 35 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Martinsville practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-28-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 37 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway. A few notes:
    The #10 is expected to be Josh White;
    Harrison Burton in the #18;
    Justin Fontaine is in the #22 in place of Self;
    Kyle Soper in the #28;
    Casey Smith in the #45;
    The #07, #63 and #66 are TBA;
    The #74 is expected to be Josh Reeves;
    Chase Elliott in the #71;
    Charles Buchanan, Jr. in the #87;
    Parker Kligerman is back in the #92;
    (10-24-2016)
    UPDATE: Austin Hill has been added in the #20;
    (10-24-2016)
    UPDATE 2: The #74 has withdrawn and Josh Reeves is in the #66;
    (10-24-2016)
    UPDATE 3: Josh White will be in the #1 and Brad Foy will be in the #10;
    (10-26-2016)
    UPDATE 4: Cole Whitt will be in the #92;
    (10-26-2016)
    UPDATE 5: DJ Kennington is in the #49 in place of the entered Sorenson;
    (10-26-2016)
    UPDATE 6: Austin Theriault will drive the 02;
    (10-27-2016)
    UPDATE 7: Kyle Donahue will drive the 63; Kevin Donahue will drive the 07;
    (10-27-2016)
    See the complete list on the Martinsville entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 20 - Texas Roadhouse 200 Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) - Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 28-30, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials

    Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4588; Right-side -- D-4468

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.44 in. (2,221 mm); Right-side -- 88.70 in. (2,253 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 10 psi; Left Rear -- 10 psi; Right Front -- 23 psi; Right Rear -- 22 psi

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire set-up at Martinsville this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires these teams have run at this track since October 2014 . . . this left-side tire code has been run at this track since April 2013 . . . Martinsville is the only track at which NASCAR teams have run either of these two tire codes this season . . . Goodyear held a tire test at Martinsville on October 4-5, looking ahead to 2017 . . . drivers participating in that test were Greg Biffle, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Martin Truex Jr. . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Round Of 6 Kicks Off At Martinsville

    The inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase’s Round of 6 kicks off Saturday with the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1). Here’s how the remaining six Chase drivers have fared in their careers at the .526-mile track:

    William Byron - Byron made his lone start at Martinsville in the spring, finishing third in his fourth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

    Christopher Bell - Bell finished 19th in his only start at Martinsville this spring.

    Matt Crafton - In 29 career starts at Martinsville, Crafton claims two wins, eight top fives, 17 top 10s and a 10.6 average finish. The defending fall race winner, Crafton led 63 laps on his way to Victory Lane at “The Paperclip” last year.

    Ben Kennedy - Kennedy posted finishes of fourth and third in his first two starts at Martinsville, but hasn’t registered a top-10 showing in his six races since.

    Timothy Peters - Peters won his first career race in 2009 at Martinsville - his hometown track. In 21 career starts at the southern Virginia oval, he has one victory, seven top fives, 14 top 10s and a 12.0 average finish.

    Johnny Sauter - In 17 career starts at Martinsville, Sauter boasts two wins, five top fives and eight top 10s.

    Chase Elliott Back In A Truck For First Time Since 2013

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year frontrunner Chase Elliott, 20, will pilot a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series truck for the first time since 2013 in Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at Martinsville Speedway.

    The Dawsonville, Georgia, native is scheduled to take the wheel of the No. 71 for Carlos Contreras.

    In nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts - all in 2013 - Elliott boasts one win, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. At the time of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in 2013, Elliott was the youngest race winner in NASCAR national series history (17 years, nine months four days). The record has since been broken by Erik Jones and Cole Custer.

    From Fan To Driver - Martinsville Brings Back Childhood Memories For Byron

    Long before he stepped into a race car as a 14-year-old in 2011, William Byron avidly watched as many NASCAR races as he could on television.

    When he was 8 years old, Byron attended his first NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway.  On that day - April 2, 2006 - he saw the victorious Tony Stewart climbing the fence, and forced his father to stay late so they could watch Stewart’s burnout.

    Byron, now 18, has made a meteoric rise through the stock car racing ranks and will try to do his own burnout at Martinsville in Sunday’s Texas Roadhouse 200.

    On the season he leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in wins (6), top fives (10), average running position (8.0), laps led (572) and driver rating (105.8).

    One of the six drivers remaining in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase, Byron is trying to join Erik Jones as the second consecutive Kyle Busch Motorsports driver to win the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship in the same season. Byron won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship last year in his first and only season on the circuit.

    Martinsville Flashback - What Happened In The Spring Race

    In this year’s spring race at Martinsville, three of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase drivers finished in the top 10: William Byron (third), Timothy Peters (fifth) and Matt Crafton (seventh). Ben Kennedy finished just outside the top 10 in 11th, while Christopher Bell came in 19th. An accident relegated Johnny Sauter to 32nd.

    Kyle Busch won the race, but will not be competing on Saturday. NASCAR Next member Harrison Burton will drive the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 18 Toyota, while Daniel Suarez will take the seat of the KBM No. 51 truck.

    Burton Set For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut

    NASCAR Next member Harrison Burton will make his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start in Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200 in the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Burton, who turned 16 on Oct. 9, raced full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East this year, earning one top five, five top 10s and a pole in 14 starts.

    Burton is the son of 21-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner and NBC Sports NASCAR Analyst Jeff Burton.

    His career accomplishments include: three-time USAC Quarter Midget national champion, youngest NASCAR Whelen Super Late Model event winner and youngest competitor in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race.

    "Obviously, everyone wants to go out and win, but I think if I can have a good qualifying result, have good restarts and keep the fenders on my DEX Imaging Tundra through the whole race, I can be in good position with 20 to go and then anything can happen,” Burton said. “My focus is learning the truck, the track and the guys I am racing with and then applying that as the race comes to the finish."

     

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

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

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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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