Camping World Truck Series New Hampshire 2017 NASCAR Race Info
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #17 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race: Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Loudon, NH
Title Sponsor: UNOH
Race Time: 1:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:17pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FOX Sports 1 – 2:00pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Friday, September 22
11:30 AM 6:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM 2:25 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
3:30 PM 4:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, September 23
6:30 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
6:30 AM 11:30 AM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
10:05 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
11:15 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (175 LAPS, 185.15 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series leader Christopher Bell sweeps stages in New Hampshire win: In Christopher Bell’s dominating win in Saturday’s UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the rich got richer. The top seed in the series Playoffs, Bell won the first two stages of the opening postseason event and took the checkered flag 1.248 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Truex to notch his fifth victory of the season.[More](9-23-2017)
Bell wins New Hampshire: #4-Christopher Bell dominated the first race of the playoffs, the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, on Saturday en route to his fifth win of the year. Bell swept all three stages and led 73 of the 175 laps.
#16-Ryan Truex put up a valiant effort, leading 28 laps, before dropping to second with 15 laps to go. #51-Todd Gilliland, #98-Grant Enfinger, #52-Stewart Friesen, #88-Matt Crafton, #27-Ben Rhodes, #19-Austin Cindric, #21-Johnny Sauter, and #33-Kaz Grala were the remainder of the top-10.
Of the remaining playoff drivers not in the top-10, #29-Chase Briscoe was 11th and #8-John Hunter Nemechek finished 20th after struggling with gear issues.
There were five caution flags for 24 laps and eight lead changes among five leaders.
See results on the New Hampshire race results page(9-23-2017)
Stage 1 – 55 laps, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Stage 2 – 110 laps, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Stage 3 – 175 laps, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
New Hampshire Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell (P) won the 20th running of the UNOH 175, his seventh victory in 47 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his fifth victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ryan Truex (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2017.
Todd Gilliland (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Grant Enfinger (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Bell (P) leads the point standings by 40 points overJohnny Sauter (P).
Camping World Truck standings following New Hampshire:
Two races, Las Vegas and Talladega, before the Playoffs reduce to the Round of 6:
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 5 wins, 2100
2) #21-Johnny Sauter, 2 wins, 2060, -40
3) #88- Matt Crafton, 1 win, 2059, -41
4) #27-Ben Rhodes, points, 2050, -50
5) #19-Austin Cindric, 1 win, 2043, -57
6) #33-Kaz Grala, 1 win, 2038, -62
7) #29-Chase Briscoe, points, 2035, -65
8) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 2 wins, 2031, -69
outside the playoffs:
9) #16-Ryan Truex, 591, -1509
10) #98-Grant Enfinger, 548, -1552
11) #18-Noah Gragson, 519, -1581
12) #24-Justin Haley, 440, -1660
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(9-23-2017)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #13-Coughlin, 12th
Caution 2: #44-Self, 14th
Caution 3: #45-Bell, 16th
Caution 4: #44-Self, 14th
Caution 5: #18-Gragson, 15th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Gragson on Truck pole at New Hampshire: #18-Noah Gragson won the pole for the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed at 131.811mph. #4-Christopher Bell will start second. #21-Johnny Sauter, #27-Ben Rhodes, #51-Todd Gilliland, #19-Austin Cindric, #16-Ryan Truex, #98-Grant Enfinger, #29-Chase Briscoe, and #88-Matt Crafton close out the top-10.
Remaining Round of 8 Playoff drivers #33-Kaz Grala will start 12th and #8-John Hunter Nemechek qualified 14th.
Failed to qualify: none
The starting lineup is posted on the New Hampshire starting lineup page(9-23-2017)
New Hampshire Qualifying Fast Facts:
Noah Gragson won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 20th Running UNOH 175 with a lap of 28.896 seconds, 131.811 mph.
This is his third pole in 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third pole and 14th top-10 start in 2017.
This is his first pole in one race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (P) (second) posted his 15th top-10 start of 2017 and his second in two races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (P) (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 15th in 17 races this season.
Gragson (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Qualifying will consist of two multi-truck rounds. Qualifying rules
Bell paces final New Hampshire Truck practice: #4-Christopher Bell was fastest during final practice for Saturday’s UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 132.877mph. #27-Ben Rhodes was second fastest, followed by #51-Todd Gilliland, #88-Matt Crafton, #18-Noah Gragson, #21-Johnny Sauter, #19-Austin Cindric, #98-Grant Enfinger, #16-Ryan Truex, and #33-Kaz Grala in the top-10. 27 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(9-22-2017)
Gragson fastest in opening New Hampshire Truck practice: #18-Noah Gragson was fastest during the opening practice for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 131.492mph. #51-Todd Gilliland, #24-Justin Haley, #88-Matt Crafton, #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #19-Austin Cindric, #27-Ben Rhodes, #33-Kaz Grala, and #98-Grant Enfinger were the remainder of the top-10. 22 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(9-22-2017)
Truck Series entry list: There are 30 trucks entered for Saturday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.(9-19-2017)
UPDATE: The #74 has withdrawn.
See the complete list on the New Hampshire entry list page (pdf).(9-21-2017)
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series — Race No. 17 – UNOH 175
New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile oval) – Loudon, N.H.
Fast Facts for September 22-24, 2017
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials
Set limits: Truck: 5 sets for the event
Tire Codes:Left-side — D-4564; Right-side — D-4706
Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.64 in. (2,226 mm); Right-side — 88.15 in. (2,239 mm)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 12 psi; Left Rear — 12 psi; Right Front — 30 psi; Right Rear — 27 psi
Storyline – Flat Track, Raised Stakes in New Hampshire: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup teams will go to great measures to get grip on the relatively flat New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, much like the 16 playoff teams will try to get a grip on their path forward. The lack of banking on the 1.058-mile oval doesn’t leave much for teams to lean on over on the right-side of the car, leading teams to lower their left-side tire pressures to gain grip. Many teams will likely go significantly below Goodyear’s recommended 12 psi for the left-side tires. Goodyear has helped teams with grip at New Hampshire by bringing tread compounds on both sides of the car that are among the top-three most tractive in the 2017 tire lineup.
“Finding grip is really at a premium at Loudon,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “This track presents a couple challenges in that pursuit of grip – it is basically a short track and there is a lack of banking. While we recommend 12 pounds of air in the left-side tires, we realize that teams will look to go below that to gain grip. The danger in that, specifically early in a run when the pressures are at their lowest, is that they will over-deflect the sidewall, inflicting damage that will lead to carcass fatigue and, eventually, air loss. What we can do to help the teams with grip is bring the most tractive tread compounds that we can to Loudon, and we’ve done that.”
Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire set-up this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Cup and Xfinity teams ran at this track in July . . . these teams have run this left-side tire (D-4564) at New Hampshire since 2012 and this right-side tire (D-4706) since 2016 . . . New Hampshire is the only track at which teams in either of these series will run these two tire codes . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at New Hampshire.
NASCAR NEWS & NOTES
2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs Class
Following the TheHouse.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs class is set.
Among the eight championship-contending drivers this year, Christopher Bell, Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton and John Hunter Nemechek will be making their second consecutive Playoffs appearances as all four drivers were a part of the 2016 postseason class.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric and Kaz Grala – as well as second-year driver Ben Rhodes – will be making their first career Playoff appearances.
Below is the updated 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs standings grid heading into the post-season action.
Rank Driver Playoff Points
1 Christopher Bell 40
2 Johnny Sauter 25
3 John Hunter Nemechek 14
4 Matt Crafton 14
5 Chase Briscoe 9
6 Austin Cindric 7
7 Ben Rhodes 7
8 Kaz Grala 5
Christopher Bell Clinches 2017 Regular Season Championship At Chicagoland
Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Christopher Bell topped off his 2017 regular season like he wants to end his 2017 post-season…as champion.
Bell was crowned the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season champion when he scored his 10th top-five finish of the season at Chicagoland Speedway. For the regular season, Bell has four wins and 14 top 10s, with 593 laps led.
He heads into the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs with 40 playoff points and as the top driver seed.
Bell was excited about capturing the regular season title, but knows there is more work to be done to win the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
“This is really cool. To win the regular season championship is a huge testament to Kyle Busch Motorsports and everyone on this No. 4 team. For us, it’s huge to have all of the bonus points going into the playoffs.”
Sauter Primed For Another Title Run
Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter appears ready for another strong post-season run in 2017.
Sauter was already in Playoffs mode at Chicago as he won the TheHouse.com 225 and heads into the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs as the No. 2 overall seed with 25 playoff points.
In last season’s Playoffs, Sauter was as strong as they come during the playoff stretch.
Beginning with New Hampshire Motor Speedway and ending at Homestead-Miami Speedway last season, Sauter finished top-10 or better in every Playoffs race and won two races, including Martinsville and Texas.
The Rhodes To The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs
ThorSport Racing driver Ben Rhodes finally saw his hard work pay off this season when he scored the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs berth at Chicagoland Speedway.
Rhodes has had a very strong 2017 campaign – collecting five top fives and nine top 10s, with 123 laps led in the regular season.
He moves forward in the Playoffs ranked seventh with seven total playoff points.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs By Round
The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs begin this week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the UNOH 175 (Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
The UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway kicks off the Round of 8.
Below is a look at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs rounds and which tracks line up per round.
ROUND OF 8
UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
(Saturday, September 23 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Las Vegas 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
(Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Fred’s Pharmacy 250 at Talladega Super Speedway
(Saturday, October 14 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
ROUND OF 6
Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway
(Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway
(Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway
(Friday, November 10 at 8:30 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
(Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Crafton Top of The Class At New Hampshire
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series begins its 2017 Playoffs at New Hampshire, back-to-back champion (2013 and 2014) Matt Crafton is seeking his third title in a five-year span.
Crafton has been strong at New Hampshire – especially over the last three seasons. He’s finished top-three or better in every race he’s competed in since 2014 and hasn’t finished outside the top-six at New Hampshire since 2008.
Crafton leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (14) as well as top 10s (nine), laps completed (2,607) and lead lap finishes (11).
Crafton will look to start his 2017 Playoffs campaign with another top-three at New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Quick Facts
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the UNOH 175 (Saturday, September 23 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), below are some series quick facts at the first race of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs:
Pole Winners: 12
Youngest Pole Winner: Cole Custer (09/20/2014 – 16 years, 7 months, 28 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Joe Ruttman (07/08/2000 – 55 years, 8 months, 10 days)
Race Winners: 15
Youngest Winner: Cole Custer (09/20/2014 -16 years 7 months, 28 days)
Oldest Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr. (09/13/2008 – 50 years, 2 months, 24 days)
Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 8
Last Race Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): William Byron (09/24/2016)
Race Record: Kyle Busch 118.707 mph (09/24/2011)
Qualifying Record: Austin Dillon 133.296 mph (09/26/2015)
First Timers At New Hampshire
There are six Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Saturday’s UNOH 175 (1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). They include: Chase Briscoe, Wendell Chavous, Austin Cindric, Grant Enfinger, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley.
Cody Coughlin, Stewart Friesen and Kaz Grala are the three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie contenders who have made previous career starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, current NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Cole Custer (09/20/2014) is the only driver to win his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire.
Current NASCAR XFINITY Series driver William Byron (09/24/2016), 2017 Playoffs contender Matt Crafton (09/17/2005) and Mike Wallace (08/02/1998) are the only drivers to win their first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole at New Hampshire.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Sunoco Rookie Battle Remains Intensely Close With Seven To Go:Throughout the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Chase Briscoe and Grant Enfinger have been tradin’ paint for the Sunoco Rookie points lead. With seven races remaining this season, Briscoe leads Enfinger by three points, 195-192.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standings Update:Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota Tundra retains a 15-point lead over GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings after 16 races this season. Kyle Busch’s second entry, the No. 51 Toyota Tundra (-18), ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Toyota Tundra (-26), and NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet (-28) round out the top five.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings Update: Through 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, Toyota leads Chevrolet by 17 points in the manufacturer standings, 593-576. In third place, Ford sits at 507 points with one win.