Camping World Truck Series Chicago 2017 NASCAR Race Info
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #16 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race: Friday, September 15, 2017 in Joliet, IL
Title Sponsor: TheHouse.com
Race Time: 8:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:49pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FOX Sports 1 – 8:30pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, September 14
11:00 AM 12:30 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
12:30 PM 7:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
1:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
2:30 PM 3:25 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
5:30 PM 6:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
Friday, September 15
11:00 AM 7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
4:05 PM (5:05 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
5:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 225 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Sauter wins Chicago, Rhodes gets final playoff spot: #21-Johnny Sauter took the lead with 27 laps to go and went on to win TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday night. #29-Chase Briscoe and #4-Christopher Bell swapped second multiple times as the laps clicked off but neither driver was able to run him down. #16-Ryan Truex started from the pole and finished fourth. #98-Grant Enfinger, #27-Ben Rhodes, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #18-Noah Gragson, #33-Kaz Grala, and #51-Myatt Snider closed out the top-10.
Truex and Rhodes tied in points for the final playoff spot, with Rhodes getting the advantage via his runner-up finish at Pocono.
There were six caution flags for 28 laps and 12 lead changes among six leaders.
See results on the Chicago race results page(9-15-2017)
Stage 1 – 35 laps, winner, #16-Ryan Truex
Stage 2 – 70 laps, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Stage 3 – 150 laps, winner, #21-Johnny Sauter
Chicago Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Johnny Sauter won the 9th Annual TheHouse.com 225, his 15th victory in 214 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in nine races at Chicagoland Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2017.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Chicagoland Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 21 points overJohnny Sauter.
Reset Camping World Truck standings following Chicago:
The Round of 8 begins at New Hampshire
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 4 wins, 2040
2) #21-Johnny Sauter, 2 wins, 2025, -15
3) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 2 wins, 2014, -11
4) #88- Matt Crafton, 1 win, 2014, -26
5) #29-Chase Briscoe, points, 2009, -31
6) #19-Austin Cindric, 1 win, 2007, -33
7) #27-Ben Rhodes, points, 2007, -33
8) #33-Kaz Grala, 1 win, 2005, -35
will miss the playoffs:
9) #16-Ryan Truex, 544, 1496
10) #98-Grant Enfinger, 506, 1534
11) #18-Noah Gragson, 489, -1551
12) #24-Justin Haley, 414, -1626
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(9-15-2017)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Chicago: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: none
Caution 3: #6-Benning, 23rd
Caution 4: none
Caution 5: #45-Fontaine, 17th
Caution 6: #02-Young, 13th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Truex on Truck pole at Chicago: #16-Ryan Truex won the pole for the TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed at 175.982mph. #29-Chase Briscoe will start second. #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #18-Noah Gragson, #19-Austin Cindric, #98-Grant Enfinger, #24-Justin Haley, and #51-Myatt Snider close out the top-10.
Failed to qualify: none.
The starting lineup is posted on the Chicagoland starting lineup page(9-15-2017)
Chicago Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ryan Truex won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 9th Annual TheHouse.com 225 with a lap of 30.685 seconds, 175.982 mph.
This is his first pole in 35 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2017.
This is his first pole in two races at Chicagoland Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2017 and his first in one races at Chicagoland Speedway.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 start at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 14th in 16 races this season.
Chase Briscoe (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Qualifying will consist of two multi-truck rounds. Qualifying rules
Sauter paces final Chicagoland Truck practice: #21-Johnny Sauter was fastest during final practice for Friday night’s TheHouse.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed of 175.965mph. #29-Chase Briscoe, #18-Nah Gragson, #19-Austin Cindric, #51-Myatt Snider, #98-Grant Enfinger, #88-Matt Crafton, #24-Justin Haley, #4-Christopher Bell, and #27-Ben Rhodes were the rest of the top-10 trucks. 32 trucks are entered and all 32 practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(9-14-2017)
Briscoe fastest in opening Chicago Truck practice: #29-Chase Briscoe was fastest during the opening practice for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway at 175.296mph. #21-Johnny Sauter, #4-Christopher Bell, #18-Noah Gragson, #16-Ryan Truex, #33-Kaz Grala, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Grant Enfinger, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, and #27-Ben Rhodes were the remainder of the top-10. 22 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(9-14-2017)
Truck Series entry list: There are 30 trucks entered for Friday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.(9-11-2017)
UPDATE: The #14-Ted Minor and the #74-TBA have been added to bring entries to 32.(9-13-2017)
See the complete list on the Chicago entry list page (pdf).
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Race No. 16 – Chicagoland 225
Chicagoland Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Joliet, Ill.
Fast Facts for September 14-15, 2017
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4684; Right-side — D-4746
Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.24 in. (2,216 mm); Right-side — 88.62 in. (2,251 mm)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 19 psi; Left Rear — 19 psi; Right Front — 48 psi; Right Rear — 44 psi
Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Chicagoland this week will run the same right-side tire code, teams in the Truck Series will run a different left-side code than those in the Cup and Xfinity Series . . . for the Trucks, they will run the same left-side tire code (D-4684) as last season . . . this right-side code (D-4746) is like last year’s in that it is a multi-zone tread tire, though this version features an updated construction (to align with other speedways) and new compounds in both the two-inch inboard Endurance Zone and the 10-inch outboard Traction Zone (to enhance grip and introduce more wear) . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Chicagoland . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR NEWS & NOTES
Trucking Down Into The Windy City
Following an off-week, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 15 for TheHouse.com 225 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN & SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Kyle Busch is the defending race winner, while Christopher Bell (fourth), Johnny Sauter (fifth) and Grant Enfinger (sixth) all finished inside the top-10.
2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs Final Countdown: 1 Race
With only one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season race remaining before the playoffs begin, below is a look at the playoff picture following Canadian Tire Motorsports Park:
Rank Driver Points Race Wins Playoff Points Pts from Cutoff
1 Christopher Bell 634 4 24 –
2 JH Nemechek 463 2 11 –
3 Johnny Sauter 604 1 10 –
4 Matt Crafton 574 1 7 –
5 Austin Cindric 447 1 6 –
6 Kaz Grala 373 1 5 –
7 Chase Briscoe 573 0 1 –
8 Ben Rhodes 505 0 1 7
9 Ryan Truex 498 0 2 -7
10 Grant Enfinger 474 0 0 -31
11 Noah Gragson 458 0 1 -47
12 Justin Haley 386 0 0 -119
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Clinch Scenarios At Chicagoland
With a pair of Brad Keselowski Racing drivers clinching two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs spots in Austin Cindric (win) and Chase Briscoe (points) at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, there is only one playoff spot up for grabs at Chicagoland Speedway.
ThorSport Racing driver Ben Rhodes, who is currently in the eighth and final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff position could officially clinch that spot with a win at Chicagoland or on points if he scores at least 49 points in the race.
The following drivers could clinch their playoff berth with a win or on points based on a repeat winner and help from other drivers:
Playoff Bubble Drivers At Chicagoland
With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff picture above, below is an outlook of drivers No. 8-12 in the current playoff standings.
8. Ben Rhodes: Right now, Ben Rhodes occupies the eighth and final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs spot heading into Chicagoland Speedway. He is seven points above Ryan Truex. Rhodes has driven well as of late, as he knows every point in every race matters. He has four top-11 or better finishes in his last four races. Rhodes has one career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Chicagoland and finished 25th there last season due to a crash.
9. Ryan Truex: Ryan Truex continues to have a very strong 2017 season and is only seven points away from a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs berth heading into Chicagoland. He’s finished top-five or better in three of his last four races. Truex has one career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Chicagoland and finished 15th after starting 21st.
10. Grant Enfinger: Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender and ThorSport Racing driver Grant Enfinger has had a very strong rookie season. He leads the Sunoco Rookie points by one point over Chase Briscoe heading into Chicagoland. Enfinger has experience on his side, as he has one career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Chicagoland. He finished sixth there last season after starting 14th.
11. Noah Gragson: Sunoco Rookie contender Noah Gragson is coming off a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career-best finish after placing second at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. He currently sits 47 points away a playoff berth heading into Chicagoland Speedway – a track he will be making his track debut at in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend.
12. Justin Haley: GMS Racing driver and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Justin Haley has been a machine as of late. He has yet to finish outside the top-11 since Charlotte and is coming off a fourth-place finish at Canadian Tire. Haley will be making his track debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway. He will need a win to enter the 2017 Playoffs.
Chicagoland Speedway Quick Facts
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway for TheHouse.com 225 (Friday, September 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), below are some series quick facts at the final race of the regular season:
Pole Winners: 6
Youngest Pole Winner: Jen Burton (09/13/2013 – 21 years, 1 months, 7 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Todd Bodine (08/27/2010 – 46 years, 6 months, 0 days)
Race Winners: 4
Youngest Winner: John Hunter Nemechek (09/19/2015 – 18 years, 3 months, 8 days)
Oldest Winner: Kyle Busch (09/16/2016 – 31 years, 4 months, 14 days)
Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 0
Race Record: Kyle Busch 142.882 mph (09/13/2014)
Qualifying Record: Spencer Gallagher 176.148 mph (09/16/2016)
First Timers At Chicagoland
There are eight Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at Chicagoland Speedway in Friday’s TheHouse.com 225 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They include: Chase Briscoe, Wendell Chavous, Austin Cindric, Cody Coughlin, Noah Gragson, Kaz Grala and Justin Haley.
Grant Enfinger is the only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie contender who has made a start at Chicagoland Speedway.
In eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Chicagoland Speedway, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver in John Hunter Nemechek (09/19/2015) won his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland.
Current NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Spencer Gallagher (09/16/2016) and Justin Lofton (07/21/2012) are the only drivers to win their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole at Chicagoland.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.:
Gray Gaulding To Make 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut: NASCAR Next (Class of 2013) driver Gray Gaulding will make his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of 2017 season at Chicagoland Speedway in the No. 15 Chevrolet for Jay Robinson. Gaulding last made a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start in 2015 for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Myatt Snider Driving The No. 51 Toyota For Kyle Busch At Chicago: Myatt Snider will make his fourth start this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the No. 51 Toyota. Snider finished 16th at Kentucky, 16th at Texas and 10th at Daytona earlier this season.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standings Update: Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota Tundra retains a 30-point lead over GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings after 15 races this season. ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Toyota Tundra (-60), Brad Keselowski Racing’s No. 29 Ford F-150 (-61) and ThorSport Racing’s No. 27 Toyota Tundra (-129) round out the top five.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings Update: Through 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, Toyota leads Chevrolet by 23 points in the manufacturer standings, 559-536. In third place, Ford sits at 472 points and captured their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win this season when Austin Cindric won at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.