Camping World Truck Series Bristol 2017 NASCAR Race Info
Bristol Motor Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #14 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Bristol, TN
Title Sponsor: UNOH
Race Time: 8:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:47pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FOX – 8:00pm/et
TV Listings, Links and Info: Jayski’s TV Listings Page
FOX Sports GO. All NASCAR programming on FOX and FOX Sports 1 is streamed live through the FOX Sports GO app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content. Requires a participating TV provider. MRN Live Streaming SiriusXM Internet Radio is available via any internet connected device, with a subscription.
Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Tuesday, August 15
3:00 PM 5:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
4:00 PM NCWTS TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS (FIRE & SAFETY BUILDING)
Wednesday, August 16
6:30 AM 8:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS RANDOM DRAWING & ROOKIE MEETING & SPOTTERS MEETING
9:00 AM 9:55 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
11:00 AM 11:55 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
1:00 PM 1:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
4:35 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (SOUTH BUILDING)
8:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:30 PM NCWTS RACE (200 LAPS, 106.6 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Busch wins Bristol: #46-Kyle Busch took the checkered flag in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night, leading 106 laps, and winning all three stages to take his third race win of the season. A late race speeding penalty wasn’t enough to keep Busch from the top spot as he quickly reclaimed the lost positions. #88-Matt Crafton was given a final shot at Busch following a caution flag with six laps to go. The race was sent into overtime, but he had nothing for Busch on the restart. #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #98-Grant Enfinger, #27-Ben Rhodes, #21-Johnny Sauter, #4-Christopher Bell, #75-Parker Kligerman, #19-Austin Cindric, and #99-Brandon Jones were the remainder of the top-10.
There were five caution flags for 31 laps and six lead changes among four leaders.
See results on the Bristol race results page(8-16-2017)
Stage 1 – 55 laps, winner, #46-Kyle Busch
Stage 2 – 110 laps, winner, #46-Kyle Busch
Stage 3 – 200 laps, winner, #46-Kyle Busch
Bristol Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the 20th Annual UNOH 200, his 49th victory in 140 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his fifth victory and eighth top-10 finish in 11 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Matt Crafton (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 15 races at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2017.
John H. Nemechek (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Grant Enfinger (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 42 points overJohnny Sauter.
Truck Series point standings following Bristol:
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 615
2) #21-Johnny Sauter, 573, -42
3) #88-Matt Crafton, 562, -53
4) #29-Chase Briscoe, 534, -81
5) #27-Ben Rhodes, 469, -146
6) #16-Ryan Truex, 452, -163
7) #98-Grant Enfinger, 443, -172
8)#8-John Hunter Nemechek, 439, -176
9) #18-Noah Gragson, 418, -197
10) #19-Austin Cindric, 397, -218
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(8-16-2017)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Bristol: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #68-Greenfield, 26th
Caution 2: #1-Anderson, 27th
Caution 3: #1-Anderson, 27th
Caution 4: #83-Yeley, 19th
Caution 5: #29-Briscoe,12th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Busch on pole at Bristol: #46-Kyle Busch won the pole for Wednesday’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed at 129.413mph. #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Noah Gragson, #99-Brandon Jones, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Grant Enfinger, #13-Cody Coughlin, #27-Ben Rhodes, and #97-Jesse Little.
Failed to qualify: #36-Chris Windham and #57-Mike Senica.
The starting lineup is posted on the Bristol starting lineup page(8-16-2017)
Bristol Qualifying Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 20th Annual UNOH 200 with a lap of 14.827 seconds, 129.413 mph.
This is his 18th pole in 140 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2017.
This is his fourth pole in 11 races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2017 and his second in two races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his 12th in 14 races this season.
Noah Gragson (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Busch paces final Bristol Truck practice: #46-Kyle Busch was fastest during final practice for Wednesday’s UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 130.477mph. #27-Ben Rhodes, #4-Christopher Bell, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Johnny Sauter, #99-Brandon Jones, #98-Grant Enfinger, #75-Parker Kligerman, #13-Cody Coughlin, and #24-Justin Haley closed out the top-10. 32 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(8-16-2017)
Coughlin fastest in opening Truck Bristol practice: #13-Cody Coughlinwas fastest during the opening practice for Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway at 129.404mph. #46-Kyle Busch was second. #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Austin Cindric, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #99-Brandaon Jones, #24-Justin Haley, #18-Noah Gragson, #16-Ryan Truex were the remainder of the top-10. 30 practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(8-16-2017)
Qualifying will consist of two single-truck rounds. Qualifying rules
Truck Series entry list: There are 34 trucks entered for Wednesday’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. See the complete list on the Bristol entry list page (pdf).(8-14-2017
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Race No. 14 – UNOH 200
Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile oval) – Bristol, Tenn.
Fast Facts for August 16-20, 2017
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: Truck: 5 sets for the event
Tire Codes:Left-side — D-4416; Right-side — D-4526
Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.64 in. (2,226 mm); Right-side — 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 20 psi; Left Rear — 18 psi;
Right Front — 43 psi; Right Rear — 40 psi
Storyline – Short Track that Races Like a Speedway: While Bristol Motor Speedway is considered a short track at just more than a half-mile in length, it truly falls more into the speedway category of tracks. With its steep banking, the loads and speeds generated at Bristol are closer to those of much bigger tracks. Because of that, the construction of Goodyear’s left- and right-side tires are built to handle those loads and speeds, as well as optimizing handling. The other challenge at Bristol is the concrete surface. The tire set-up, and specifically the compounds for Bristol, match up well with the track surface and lay down rubber quickly, leading to the development of multiple racing grooves and competitive, side-by-side racing.
“Bristol provides several challenges when designing and building a tire set-up,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “It’s important to rubber-in the concrete surface, and the compounds we run do that both quickly and to the proper degree. Bristol is also very much like a speedway in that the high banks generate a lot of speed and a high amount of loading. The tire set-up that we bring takes that into account while enhancing the stability and handling of the cars through the corners.”
Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR national series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Bristol this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams have run at Bristol since August 2014 . . . Bristol is the only track at which NASCAR teams are scheduled to run either of these two tire codes . . . unlike on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, on which teams generally do not run inner liners in their tires, teams are required to run liners in their right-side tires only at Bristol . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR NEWS & NOTES
Bubba Breaks Through At Michigan
Darrell Wallace Jr. appeared in his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race since 2014 this past weekend at Michigan… and won.
Wallace Jr. took the checkered flag in his No. 99 Maestro’s Classic Chevrolet at Michigan International Speedway – winning the LTi Printing 200. The victory was Wallace’s sixth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win and first since his last start in the series – at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2014.
The triumphant victory also served as the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win for MDM Motorsports.
Wallace, who was overcome with emotion after the win, said this was such a big moment for not only himself, but everyone involved with his team and family.
“It’s huge. To go through everything, everybody goes trials and tribulations for a reason. Sometimes, you have a lot more downs than ups in this sport, and the ones that can come out on top and carry themselves through those hard times, will be the ones that capitalize. I try to carry a positive outlook on everything that’d I’ve done.”
You can listen to the rest of the post-race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series media availability with Wallace here.
Truex Scores Back-To-Back Top-Five Finishes
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs contender Ryan Truex scored his second consecutive top five after finishing fourth at Michigan International Speedway.
Truex’s top-five finish leaped him ahead of ThorSport Racing driver Ben Rhodes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff standings.
With three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races before the playoffs begin, Truex currently sits seventh in the playoffs standings behind Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Chase Briscoe, who is sixth. Rhodes now sits eighth in the standings.
He will need to continue his streak of top finishes if he wants to make the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Truex sits 19 points above the post-season cutoff line.
It’s Bristol, Baby!
Following the LTi Printing 200 at Michigan International Speedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will go mid-week racing at Bristol Motor Speedway this week. The trucks will hit the track Wednesday, August 16 for the UNOH 200 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Last Great Coliseum.
Ben Kennedy is the defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner at Bristol Motor Speedway, while Johnny Sauter (fifth), Christopher Bell (seventh) and John Hunter Nemechek (eighth) all finished inside the top-10.
2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs Countdown: 3 Races With only three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season races remaining, below is a look at the playoff picture heading into Bristol this week.
Rank Driver Points Race Wins Playoff Points Pts from Cutoff
1 Christopher Bell 572 4 24 –
2 JH Nemechek 404 2 11 –
3 Johnny Sauter 535 1 10 –
4 Matt Crafton 510 1 7 –
5 Kaz Grala 321 1 5 –
6 Chase Briscoe 509 0 1 97
7 Ryan Truex 431 0 1 19
8 Ben Rhodes 426 0 1 14
9 Grant Enfinger 412 0 0 -14
10 Noah Gragson 382 0 1 -37
11 Austin Cindric 361 0 0 -62
12 Justin Haley 316 0 0 -101
Playoff Bubble Drivers At Bristol
With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff picture above, below is an outlook of drivers No. 7-12 in the current playoff standings.
7. Ryan Truex: Now sitting seventh in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff standings, Ryan Truex will need another top finish this week at a track where he has never made a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career start in order to maintain his position. Truex has back-to-back top-five finishes (Michigan and Pocono).
8. Ben Rhodes: Ben Rhodes finished outside the top-10 for the fourth time in his last five races after an 11th-place finish at Michigan. Having been a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs contender for most of the season, Rhodes will look to get back on track this week at Bristol. In two career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Bristol, Rhodes has finishes of 30th – 2016 (engine) and ninth – 2014.
9. Grant Enfinger: If the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs began today, ThorSport Racing Sunoco Rookie Grant Enfinger would be the first driver out, sitting below the cutoff line by 14 points. He will look to change that this week at Bristol. Enfinger attempted to qualify for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in 2012 at Bristol – but didn’t make the field. Enfinger has five top fives this season and eight top 10s in 13 starts.
10. Noah Gragson: After a wreck at Pocono, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Noah Gragson got right back on track at Michigan – scoring a seventh-place finish. It was his ninth top-10 finish in 13 starts this season. He currently sits 37 points out of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs spot and has never made a career start at Bristol.
11. Austin Cindric: Even though he sits 11th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff standings and 62 points away from the cutoff line, Austin Cindric is making a strong push for the playoffs. He has five-consecutive top-10 or better finishes. The Brad Keselowski Racing driver has made one career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Bristol – he finished 18th there last season after starting 27th.
12. Justin Haley: Scoring his eighth consecutive top-10 or better finish, GMS Racing driver Justin Haley is another bubble driver making a run at a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs seat. He sits 101 points below the cutoff line but has some experience on his side this weekend at Bristol. He made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol in 2015 and finished 14th.
A Look Back At Bristol: Christopher Bell In last season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, 2016 Sunoco Rookie contender Christopher Bell made his mark at the 0.533-mile track.
Bell led a race-high 101 laps – which remains a career-high in laps led for the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver. He would go on to finish the race with a seventh-place finish after starting the race fifth.
Bell’s 101 laps led at Bristol already rank him third amongst active NASCAR national series drivers that have made starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Bristol. Kyle Busch is first with 435 laps led and Timothy Peters is second with 349 laps led there.
Bell has come close to beating his career-high in laps led this season. He led 99 laps on his way to his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Since Atlanta, Bell has led over 90 laps three times; he led 96 laps at Martinsville Speedway, 92 laps at Texas Motor Speedway and 99 laps at Iowa Speedway.
Bell will be looking for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Bristol. He’s had a stout 2017 campaign – winning four times and finishing inside the top five eight times.
Bristol Motor Speedway Quick Facts
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday, August 16 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), below are some series quick facts at the 0.533-mile track:
Pole Winners: 15
Youngest Pole Winner: Chase Elliott (08/21/2013 – 17 years, 8 months, 24 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Ken Schrader (08/25/2004 – 49 years, 2 months, 27 days)
Race Winners: 15
Youngest Winner: Ryan Blaney (08/19/2015 – 21 years, 4 months, 19 days)
Oldest Winner: Joe Ruttman (06/23/1995 – 50 years, 7 months, 26 days)
Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 4
Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): Kyle Busch (08/18/2010)
Race Record: Brad Keselowski 91.919 mph (08/21/2014)
Qualifying Record: Tyler Reddick 128.917 mph (08/17/2016)
First Timers At Bristol There are four Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in Wednesday’s UNOH 200 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They include: Chase Briscoe, Cody Coughlin, Grant Enfinger and Noah Gragson. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie contenders who have made starts at Bristol Motor Speedway include Wendell Chavous, Austin Cindric, Stewart Friesen, Kaz Grala and Justin Haley. In 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway, two active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, Chase Elliott (08/21/2013) and Ryan Newman (08/19/2009), won their first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series poles at Bristol. Other drivers to win their first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series poles at Bristol include Cale Gale (08/22/2012) and Ken Schrader (08/25/2004).
Current NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ben Kennedy (08/17/2016) and 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski are the only two drivers to win their first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Kyle Busch Bringing It At Bristol: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch will run the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway this week. Busch has brought his best at Bristol in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – winning three consecutive races at the Last Great Coliseum from 2008-10. Busch won his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol in 2013.
From The Booth To Bristol: NASCAR on NBC analyst Parker Kligerman will make his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this season in the No. 75 Toyota Tundra for Charles Henderson at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kligerman has two top-10 finishes this season and three career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Bristol, with finishes of 20th (2016), second (2012) and 10th (2011).
Brandon Jones Returns To Trucks At Bristol: NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Brandon Jones will make his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this season in the No. 99 Chevrolet for Matthew Miller at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones has improved in each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this season, as he has finishes of 31st (Charlotte), sixth (Dover), third (Iowa) and second (Kentucky).
NASCAR Next Driver Burton Slated For Bristol Start: NASCAR Next driver Harrison Burton is set to make his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start this season in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Burton has finished top 15 or better in all four starts this season, and has a season-best finish of 11th at Iowa Speedway.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standings Update: Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota Tundra retains a 37-point lead over GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings after 13 races this season. ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Toyota Tundra (-62), Brad Keselowski Racing’s No. 29 Ford F-150 (-63) and Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Toyota Tundra (-133) round out the top five.