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Lucas Oil 150

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #22 of 23 for the 2016 season

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Race: Friday, November 11, 2016 in Avondale, AZ

Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 10:00pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, November 10
9:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:30 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN

Friday, November 11
8:00 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN

8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
9:30 AM 10:25 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
1:00 PM 1:50 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

2:10 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
2:45 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
6:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
8:00 PM (10:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 150 MILES)

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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Phoenix race results and standings (pdf)

  • Suarez wins Truck Series Race at Phoenix: #51-Daniel Suarez claimed his first career Truck Series win in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night. Suarez was running second when his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate, #9-William Byron, lost an engine just 11 laps from the finish. Suarez inherited the lead and Byron finished 27th. The results dropped him out of the final four in the Chase to the Championship for the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Byron won six races this season, earned the pole in Phoenix, and led a race high 112 of the 150 laps.
    #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Cameron Hayley, #17-Timothy Peters, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #4-Christopher Bell, #11-Matt Tifft, #33-Ben Kennedy, and #00-Cole Custer were the remainder of the top-10.
    #21-Sauter, #88-Crafton, #4-Bell, and #17-Peters are the final four contending for the Championship in Homestead.
    Suarez's win secured the manufacturer's championship for Toyota.
    There were 9 cautions for 49 laps and 5 lead changes among 3 leaders.
    The average speed was 84.441mph.
    Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf)(11-11-2016)

  • Phoenix Race Fast Facts:
    Daniel Suarez(i) won the 22nd Annual Lucas Oil 150, his first victory in 26 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Johnny Sauter (C) (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in eight races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 18th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Matt Crafton (C) (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Christopher Bell (C) (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Johnny Sauter (C) leads the point standings by 25 points over Matt Crafton (C).
    (NASCAR Statistics)(11-11-2016)

  • Driver standings following Phoenix:
    1)#21-Johnny Sauter [3 wins], 4000
    2) #88-Matt Crafton [2 wins], 4000
    3) #4-Christopher Bell# [1 win], 4000
    4) #17-Timothy Peters, 4000
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-11-2016)

  • Owner Standings following Phoenix: are posted (pdf).(11-11-2016)

  • Free Pass - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: none
    Caution 3: none
    Caution 4: none
    Caution 5: #05-Lupton, 19th
    Caution 6: #18-Gragson, 16th
    Caution 7: #22-Snider, 17th
    Caution 8: #16-Friesen, 18th
    Caution 9: #71-Donahue, 20th
    (11-11-2016)

  • Toyota wins 2016 manufacturer's championship: Toyota captured the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) manufacturer's championship with Daniel Suarez's victory at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night.
    Tundra drivers won 13-of-23 races to date to capture the NCWTS manufacturer's championship one week prior to the season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway. This is the ninth NCWTS manufacturer's championship for Toyota in 13 seasons since the Tundra joined Truck Series competition in 2004.
    Three Tundra teams - Kyle Busch Motorsports, Red Horse Racing and ThorSport Racing - all contributed victories to the NCWTS manufacturer's title this season, including wins by rookie William Byron (six victories), Matt Crafton (two), Kyle Busch (two), Christopher Bell (one), Brett Moffitt (one) and Daniel Suarez (one). After 22-of-23 races, Tundra drivers combined to win 13 races and lead 1,997 laps in the NCWTS - more than 50 percent of the races and laps contested.
    Following the Truck Series race at Phoenix, three Tundra drivers - Bell, Crafton and Timothy Peters - qualified for the 'Championship 4' field and will compete for the NCWTS driver's championship in the season finale. In addition to winning the NCWTS manufacturer's title and having an opportunity to capture the Truck Series driver's championship, Toyota is also in contention for the driver's and manufacturer's titles in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series. Since joining NCWTS competition in 2004, Toyota has won 157 races and captured 118 poles in 311 races. Kyle Busch (38) has the most victories driving a Tundra. Toyota also claimed manufacturer championships in the following seasons -- 2006 (12 wins); 2007 (13 wins); 2008 (13 wins); 2009 (14 wins); 2010 (15 wins); 2013 (13 wins); 2014 (18 wins) and 2015 (14 wins).(Toyota Racing)(11-11-2016)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Byron on pole at Phoenix: #9-William Byron won the pole for the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 138.254mph. He led all three qualifying rounds en route to the pole. #51-Daniel Suarez will start second, followed by #98-Rico Abreu, #21-Johnny Sauter, #4-Christopher Bell, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #13-Cameron Hayley, #17-Timothy Peters, #41-Ben Rhodes, and #88-Matt Crafton.
    Did Not Qualify: #10-Tommy Regan.
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(11-11-2016)

  • Phoenix Qualifying Notes:
    William Byron (C) won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 22nd Annual Lucas Oil 150 with a lap of 26.039 seconds, 138.254 mph.
    This is his second pole in 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his second pole and 19th top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his first pole in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Daniel Suarez(i) (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2016 and his second in two races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Rico Abreu (third) posted his first top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his second in 22 races this season.
    William Byron (C) (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-11-2016)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Gallagher fastest in final Truck practice: #23-Spencer Gallager was fastest in final practice for Friday night's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 135.150mph. He was followed by #13-Cameron Hayley, #21-Johnny Sauter, #4-Christopher Bell, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #00-Cole Custer, #51-Daniel Suarez, #88-Matt Crafton, #24-Kaz Grala, and #18-Noah Gragson. 33 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-11-2016)

  • Byron fastest in first Truck practice: #9-William Byron was fastest during opening practice at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 135.957mph. #41-Ben Rhodes, #18-Noah Gragson, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Daniel Suarez, #21-Johnny Sauter, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #98-Rico Abreu, #17-Timothy Peters, and #4-Christopher Bell followed in the top-10. 29 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-11-2016)

  • Truck Series Entry List: There are 32 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. A few notes:
    Dylan Lupton is in the #05;
    Cody Ware is in the #07;
    Stewart Friesen is in the #16;
    Noah Gragson is in the #18;
    Myatt Snider is in the #22;
    The #63 is TBA;
    Austin Self is in the #66;
    Kevin Donahue is in the #71;
    (11-7-2016)
    UPDATE: Matt Mills is now in the #07;
    UPDATE 2:Dominique Van Wieringen is in the #02;
    (11-8-2016)
    UPDATE 3: Norm Benning is now listed as the driver of the #63 and the #44 of Tommy Joe Martins was added, bringing entries to 33;
    (11-9-2016)
    UPDATE 4: Jordan Anderson is in the #74 in place of Harmon;
    (11-11-2016)
    See the complete list on the Phoenix entry list page.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Race No. 22 - Lucas Oil 150 Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) - Avondale, Ariz. Fast Facts for November 11-13, 2016

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

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

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4664; Right-side -- D-4666

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.56 in. (2,224 mm); Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 14 psi; Left Rear -- 14 psi; Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 32 psi

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire set-up at Phoenix this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series teams ran at Phoenix in March . . . for Camping World Truck teams, this is a different tire set-up from what they ran at Phoenix last November . . . compared to what was run at Phoenix last season, both left- and right-side tires feature the same constructions with different compounds to give the trucks/cars more grip . . . Phoenix is the only track at which either of these two tire codes are run . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run liners in their tires at Phoenix.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Three Championship 4 Spots Remain Entering Phoenix Elimination Race

    The pressure is on for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase drivers heading into Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 Chase elimination race at Phoenix International Raceway (10 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

    Johnny Sauter is the only driver assured a spot in the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next Friday after clinching a berth with his win at Martinsville, then blocking a transfer spot with another victory at Texas. Sauter is followed on the Chase Grid by William Byron (five points ahead of Timothy Peters on the cutoff line), Christopher Bell (+4), Matt Crafton (+1), Peters (one point behind Matt Crafton on the cutoff line) and Ben Kennedy (-13).

    Below are the clinch scenarios for Friday’s race:

    William Byron (0 Wins, 3052 Points) - Would clinch on points with 30 Points (3rd and no laps led, 4th and led at least one lap, 5th and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins.

    Christopher Bell (0 Wins, 3051 Points) - Would clinch on points with 31 Points (2nd and no laps led, 3rd and led at least one lap, 4th and led most laps). With a win, would clinch a next round spot on wins.

    Matt Crafton (0 Wins, 3048 Points) - If there is a winner who has been eliminated or is currently in a transfer spot, would clinch on points with a 2nd place finish. With a win, would clinch a spot on wins.  Could clinch on points with a new winner and help.

    The following drivers can only guarantee a spot with a win.  They could still clinch on points with a new winner and help:

    Timothy Peters (0 Wins, 3047 Points)

    Ben Kennedy (0 Wins, 3035 Points) 

    Here’s how all of the drivers have fared at Phoenix:

    Sauter - In seven starts at Phoenix, Sauter boasts three top fives, five top 10s and an 11.3 average finish. He has never won at the one-mile track.

    Byron - Byron finished 31st in his lone start at Phoenix - his NASCAR national series debut - after wrecking out of the race on only the sixth lap.

    Bell - Friday marks Bell’s Phoenix debut.

    Crafton - In 15 starts at Phoenix, Crafton claims five top fives, 10 top 10s and a 9.7 average finish. His best showing at the one-mile track was a runner-up in 2014 - the same year he captured his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.

    Peters - In seven starts at Phoenix, Peters has one win and a fourth-place showing. Otherwise, he’s never finished better than 12th. His victory came in last year’s race. The No. 17 Toyota driver is the only Chase driver who has won at the one-mile track.

    Kennedy - In two starts at Phoenix, Kennedy has finished 11th (2014) and 24th (2015).

                                                       
    Sauter Sizzlin’ At Right Time

    Under the radar for much of the year, Johnny Sauter is the hottest driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series right now after winning the last two races (Martinsville and Texas). He is the only driver who has clinched a berth in the Championship 4 Round race at Homestead.

    He probably never should’ve been under the radar to begin with.

    Sauter, who has finished in the top five of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings five times in the last six years, has tied his career high in wins (three) and leads the circuit with a career-best 17 top 10s.

    The GMS Racing driver is looking forward to racing for a title at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he has one win, two top fives, six top 10s and an 11.7 average finish.

     "The key deal is liking a race track, and I can’t think of a better race track to decide a championship than Homestead," said Sauter, following his win at Martinsville. "It’s a very racy place - you can run all over the race track. I feel like we are peaking at the right time. I feel like we’ve kind of saved some of our best bullets, so to speak, for the end, and we can go and really work hard on our Homestead piece for these next couple weeks."

    Byron Back To Where It All Started

    William Byron hopes this trip to Phoenix goes better than his first.

    Last season, the NASCAR Next alum made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the Arizona track, finishing 31st after wrecking on the sixth lap.

    The stakes are higher for a strong performance from the 19-year-old Charlotte native this weekend. Sitting second on the Chase Grid - four points ahead of Timothy Peters on the cutoff line - Byron can earn a berth in the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

    The Sunoco Rookie of the Year frontrunner can clinch on points with 30 Points (3rd and no laps led, 4th and led at least one lap, 5th and led most laps). He would clinch a Championship 4 spot automatically with a win.

    On the season, he leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in wins (6), top fives (10), average running position (7.9), laps led (572) and driver rating (104.9).

    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.

    NASCAR Next Member Noah Gragson Set For National Series Debut

    NASCAR Next member Noah Gragson will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.

    In 27 starts across the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, the Las Vegas native notched four wins, 12 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. He placed third in the West standings and fifth in the East rankings.

    “I am excited about my debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Phoenix and moving to the next level of racing from the NASCAR K&N Series to one of the top-tier NASCAR touring series in 2017,” said Gragson, who is running full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for KBM next year. “I want to thank Kyle and Samantha Busch, KBM, Richie Wauters and Toyota for the opportunity to run the final two races this season in preparation for next year... “My goal is to learn a lot these next two events, run all the laps and build towards next season. I’ve run PIR in the K&N Series where I was able to learn the track but I know driving the Toyota Tundra will be a new experience and I am certainly looking forward to it.”

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

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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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