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Camping World Truck Series Phoenix 2017 NASCAR Race Info

Lucas Oil 150

Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #22 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race: Friday, November 10, 2017 in Avondale, AZ
Title Sponsor: Lucas Oil
Race Time: 8:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:49pm/et


TELEVISION COVERAGE

Television Race Coverage: FOX Sports 1 – 8:30pm/et

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RADIO COVERAGE

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ONLINE STREAMING

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track and subject to change

Thursday, November 9
3:30 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, November 10
6:30 AM 6:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
9:00 AM 10:50 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
1:00 PM 1:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
3:30 PM (5:30 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
4:35 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
6:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 150 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE


RACE INFORMATION

Johnny Sauter wins chaotic Phoenix race, as Austin Cindric advances to finale: Three red flags told the story of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The third of the three gave defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter the chance he needed to win the race that set the field for next Friday’s championship event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. When Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christopher Bell and Noah Gragson wrecked during an intense side-by-side duel with seven laps left, Sauter inherited the lead for a restart on Lap 149 of 150, and held off John Hunter Nemechek by .668 seconds for his second straight victory, his first at Phoenix, his fourth of the season and the 17th of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career.[More](11-10-2017)

Sauter wins Phoenix: After three red flag periods spanning the final 22 laps, including a wreck that eliminated the leaders that gift-wrapped him the lead, #21-Johnny Sauter won the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night. #8-John Hunter Nemechek needed a win to advance to the championship-deciding race at Homestead Miami Speedway, but fell one position short.
#13-Cody Coughlin, #29-Chase Briscoe, #33-Kaz Grala, #52-Stewart Friesen, #51-Todd Gilliland, #4-Christopher Bell, #19-Austin Cindric, and #83-Bayley Currey were the top-10.
Sauter, Bell, #88-Matt Crafton, and Cindric will compete for the championship in the season finale next week. Bell and Crafton locked their positions up early in the race via stage points, while Cindric advanced after #27-Ben Rhodes wrecked out of the event. The two were racing for position with 22 laps to go when they made contact and Rhodes went spinning, collecting Crafton.
There were six caution flags for 38 laps, three red flag periods for over 30 minutes, and nine lead changes among three leaders.
See results on the Phoenix race results page(11-10-2017)

Johnny Sauter wins chaotic Phoenix race, as Austin Cindric advances to finale: Three red flags told the story of Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The third of the three gave defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter the chance he needed to win the race that set the field for next Friday’s championship event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. When Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christopher Bell and Noah Gragson wrecked during an intense side-by-side duel with seven laps left, Sauter inherited the lead for a restart on Lap 149 of 150, and held off John Hunter Nemechek by .668 seconds for his second straight victory, his first at Phoenix, his fourth of the season and the 17th of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career.[More](11-10-2017)
Sauter wins Phoenix: After three red flag periods spanning the final 70 laps, including a wreck that eliminated the leaders that gift-wrapped him the lead, #21-Johnny Sauter won the Lucas Oil 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday night. #8-John Hunter Nemechek needed a win to advance to the championship-deciding race at Homestead Miami Speedway, but fell one position short.
#13-Cody Coughlin, #29-Chase Briscoe, #33-Kaz Grala, #52-Stewart Friesen, #51-Todd Gilliland, #4-Christopher Bell, #19-Austin Cindric, and #83-Bayley Currey were the top-10.
Sauter, Bell, #88-Matt Crafton, and Cindric will compete for the championship in the season finale next week. Bell and Crafton locked their positions up early in the race via stage points, while Cindric advanced after #27-Ben Rhodes wrecked out of the event. The two were racing for position on lap 131 when they made contact and Rhodes went spinning, collecting Crafton.
There were six caution flags for 38 laps, three red flag periods for over 30 minutes, and nine lead changes among three leaders.
See results on the Phoenix race results page(11-10-2017)

Camping World Truck standings reset following Phoenix:
The final 4 playoff drivers vying for the Championship at Homestead 
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 4 wins, 4000
2) #19-Austin Cindric, 1 win, 4000
3) #88- Matt Crafton, 1 win, 4000
4) #4-Christopher Bell, 5 wins, 4000

Camping World Truck standings following Phoenix:
The final 4 playoff drivers vying for the Championship at Homestead 
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 5 wins, 3184
2) #21-Johnny Sauter, 2 wins, 3181, -3
3) #88- Matt Crafton, 1 win, 3136, -48
4) #19-Austin Cindric, 1 win, 3123, -61
Two drivers were eliminated after Phoenix:
5) #27-Ben Rhodes, 1 win, 3111, -73
6) #8-John Hunter Nemechek, 2 wins, 3091, -93
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (11-10-2017)

Stage Information: 
Stage 1 – lap 40, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Stage 2 – lap 80, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Stage 3 – lap 150, winner, #21-Johnny Sauter

Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #24-Haley,
Caution 2: #02-Hill, 23rd
Caution 3: #13-Coughlin, 3rd
Caution 4: #83-Currey, 10th
Caution 5: #83-Currey, 10th
Caution 6: #83-Currey, 10th
(11-10-2017)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

Pitstall selections

Bell on Truck pole at Phoenix: #4-Christopher Bell won the pole for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed at 137.012mph. #18-Noah Gragson will start alongside in row one. #27-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Todd Gilliland, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Austin Cindric, #29-Chase Briscoe, #98-Grant Enfinger, and #21-Johnny Sauter close out the top-10.
All of the round of 6 drivers qualified within the top-10.
Failed to qualify: none
The starting lineup is posted on the Phoenix starting lineup page(11-10-2017)

Phoenix Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell (P) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil 150 with a lap of 26.275 seconds, 137.012 mph.
This is his fifth pole in 52 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his fifth pole and 19th top-10 start in 2017.
This is his first pole in two races at Phoenix Raceway.
Noah Gragson (second) posted his 18th top-10 start of 2017 and his first in two races at Phoenix Raceway.
Ben Rhodes (P) (third) posted his third top-10 start at Phoenix Raceway. It is his 17th in 22 races this season.
Noah Gragson (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics) (11-10-2017)

Qualifying results

Qualifying order

Qualifying will consist of three multi-truck rounds. Qualifying rules

Gilliland fastest in Phoenix Truck practice: #51-Todd Gilliland was fastest during the one and only practice for Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 135.461mph. #4-Christopher Bell, #88-Matt Crafton, #18-Noah Gragson, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Austin Cindric, #21-Johnny Sauter, #13-Cody Coughlin, #27-Ben Rhodes, and #97-Jesse Little were the top-10. The six playoff drivers all clocked speeds within the top-10. 32 drivers are entered and all 32 practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(11-10-2017)

Truck Series entry list: There are 30 trucks entered for Friday night’s race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The #99 is TBA. Jordan Anderson is not listed, but expected. Jason Hathaway is in the #15, Robby Lyons in the #49, and Jesse Little in the #97(11-6-2017)
UPDATE: Anderson was added in the 1 and Josh Reaume in the 50 as late adds. Dalton Sargeant will be in the #99.
See the complete list on the Phoenix entry list page (pdf). (11-10-2017)


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 9-12, 2017

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

Storyline — Teams Look to Keep Cool at Phoenix: Phoenix International Raceway is one of the more interesting tracks on the NASCAR circuit, with its unique configuration that features both speedway and short track characteristics. Being just a mile in length, with three distinct corners, braking is a key factor. That, combined with teams taping up the front end of the car to gain an aerodynamic advantage and the front of the NASCAR Cup cars being so tightly sealed up, brake heat often comes into play. Sustained brake heat over the course of a run can damage the rubber in the bead area of the tire that seats up against the wheel. If that area weakens as a result, the tire will suffer an air loss.

“While it is understandable that teams try to seal up the front of the car to increase front downforce, it is important to remember that Phoenix is still a short track when it comes to braking,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “When teams go to a true short track, like a Martinsville, aerodynamics are not much of a factor. As a result, teams don’t feel the need to tape up the front end as much, thus getting more cooling to the brakes. At Phoenix, which has more speedway characteristics, teams look to gain aero by adding more tape, which, if not done correctly, can come at the expense of brake cooling. That can lead to what we commonly call a ‘melted bead,’ which is really a condition in which the rubber that encases the metal bead wires degrades due to sustained heat, eventually separating and resulting in air loss.”

Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Phoenix this week will run the same tire set-up . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams have run at this track since the beginning of last season . . . Phoenix is the only track at which these teams run either of these two tire codes . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run liners in their tires at Phoenix.


NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Sauter Is The Lone Star At Texas 
Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter has done it again. For the second consecutive season, Sauter has punched his ticket to the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway by winning in the Round of 6.

The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champ won the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief at Texas Motor Speedway to advance to the Championship 4, and now will have a chance to become the second driver in series history to win back-to-back championships (Matt Crafton – 2013 and 2014).

Sauter has been clutch at crunch time, as he’s won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff race at Texas two years in a row and four times overall.

The win at Texas was Sauter’s third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season – matching his win total from last season. It was his 16th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in 219 starts.

Recap: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Drivers At Texas
With Johnny Sauter winning the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief at Texas Motor Speedway, below is where each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs driver finished in the Round of 6 race in the Lone Star State;

1st: Johnny Sauter
2nd: Austin Cindric
3rd: Christopher Bell
9th: Matt Crafton
18th: Ben Rhodes
19th: John Hunter Nemechek

Sauter was the only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs contender to clinch a Championship 4 berth at Texas Motor Speedway.

Cindric On The Rise 
Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender and Brad Keselowski Racing driver Austin Cindric is not going down without a fight. The 2017 Playoffs contender entered Friday’s Playoffs race fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs standings.

The Sunoco Rookie finished second – scoring his best finish in the 2017 Playoffs so far, and moved up to the fourth transfer spot on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs leaderboar as the series head to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.

Cindric – who has not finished outside the top-15 since the Texas race in June – is clearly a Playoffs performer. Cindric was on the verge of missing the Playoffs entirely, but came up with a victory in a must-win situation at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park earlier this season.

He’s finished top-10 or better in every Playoffs race this season and now will have to find a way to maintain his position to get into the Championship 4 at Phoenix this weekend.

Ripping Off The Rookie Stripes 
Rookie seasons for professional athletes are supposed to be a year where you learn from your mistakes and continue to improve throughout a given year.

The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie class has been throwing that notion out the window of their trucks and proved it even more this past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

As mentioned above, Austin Cindric posted a runner-up finish, but five other Sunoco Rookies finished inside the top 10, including: Chase Briscoe (fourth), Justin Haley (fifth), Kaz Grala (sixth), Grant Enfinger (seventh) and Noah Gragson (10th).

When it’s all said and done, the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie class could be one of the most talented in series history.

We’ve seen three Sunoco Rookie winners this season with Cindric, Grala and Gragson visiting victory lane in 2017.

Grala, Cindric and his teammate Briscoe made the Playoffs this season – accounting for three of the eight Playoffs drivers in contention for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship this season.

With two races to go, Enfinger leads Briscoe by a slim four points in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.

Three Championship 4 Spots On The Line At Phoenix 
Following the second race of the Round of 6 at Texas Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs go west to Phoenix International Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150 on Friday (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

With Johnny Sauter capturing a win at Texas, there are currently three Championship 4 spots remaining to be earned at Phoenix this weekend.

2017 Playoffs contenders Sauter (second), Matt Crafton (third), John Hunter Nemechek (sixth) and Christopher Bell (seventh) all finished inside the top 10 in last season’s Round of 6 finale at Phoenix.

Sauter (who had already clinched due to wins), Crafton, Bell and Timothy Peters advanced to the Championship 4 at the conclusion of the Phoenix race last season. Bell and Crafton are both looking to join Sauter as back-to-back Championship 4 contenders in 2016 and 2017.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs Clinch Scenarios
Below is a look at the clinch scenarios for all six Playoffs drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 6 heading into Phoenix International Raceway:

· Johnny Sauter (1 Win, 3131 Points): Sauter clinched on wins at Texas Motor Speedway and has advanced to the Championship 4 round.

· Christopher Bell (0 Wins, 3135 Points): Bell would clinch on points with six points and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with one point. Bell can also clinch a Championship 4 spot on wins.

· Matt Crafton (0 Wins, 3104 Points): Crafton would clinch on points with 37 points and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 32 points. Crafton can also clinch a Championship 4 spot on wins.

· Austin Cindric (0 Wins, 3085 Points): If there is a repeat winner, Cindric would clinch on points with 50 points. He could clinch on points with a new winner and help, or with a win at Phoenix.

· Ben Rhodes (0 Wins, 3080 Points): Rhodes could clinch on points with a new winner and help, or with a win at Phoenix.

· John Hunter Nemechek (0 Wins, 3046 Points): Nemecheck could clinch on points with a repeat winner and help, or a win at Phoenix.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs By Round
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs enter its Round of 6 finale at Phoenix International Raceway, below is a look at the remaining NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs races and which tracks line up per round.

ROUND OF 6
Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway
(Friday, November 10 at 8:30 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

CHAMPIONSHIP 4
Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
(Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Phoenix International Raceway Quick Facts
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Phoenix International Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150 Friday (8:30 p.m. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), below are some series quick facts at the 1.022-mile track:

Races: 26
Pole Winners: 17
Youngest Pole Winner: Erik Jones (11/07/2014 – 18 years, 5 months, 8 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Joe Ruttman (03/18/2000 – 55 years, 4 months, 19 days)
Race Winners: 16
Youngest Winner: Erik Jones (11/08/2013 – 17 years, 5 months, 9 days)
Oldest Winner: Joe Ruttman (03/18/2000 – 55 years, 4 months, 19 days)
Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 6
Last Race Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): Erik Jones (11/07/2014)
Race Record: Kevin Harvick – 108.014 mph (11/08/2002)
Qualifying Record: William Byron – 138.254 mph (11/11/2016)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Etc.
Gilliland To Make Final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Start in ’17: NASCAR Next driver Todd Gilliland will make his last NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the 2017 season for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra at Phoenix International Raceway. Gilliland has two top fives in his last two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner Standings Update:Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota Tundra leads GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado by a rail-thin four points in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings after 21 races this season. ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 Toyota Tundra (-31), Kyle Busch Motorsports’ second entry in the No. 51 Toyota Tundra (-36) and Brad Keselowski Racing’s No. 19 Ford F-150 (-51) round out the top five.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings Update: Through 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season, Toyota holds a 42-point lead over Chevrolet in the manufacturer standings. To clinch an early title, Toyota needs to leave Phoenix with a 60-point lead over second place.