Camping World Truck Series Texas 2017 NASCAR Race Info
Texas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #7 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race:Friday June 9, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX
Title Sponsor: Rattlesnake
Race Time: 8:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:19pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 5:30pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, June 8
11:30 AM 1:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:30 PM 7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:00 PM 9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
3:00 PM 3:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
5:00 PM 5:55 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
7:00 PM 7:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
Friday, June 9
11:00 AM 6:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM 6:30 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
2:30 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
4:35 PM (5:35 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VICTORY THEATER)
6:40 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM (8:00 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Bell wins Texas: #4-Christopher Bell won the winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night after the race ended under caution. #29-Chase Briscoe finished second after an intense battle with Bell in the closing laps, before a frightening wreck that saw the #99-Timothy Peters truck upside down. Based on the moment of caution, NASCAR declared Bell the winner. #98-Grant Enfinger, #16-Ryan Truex, #27-Ben Rhodes, #24-Justin Haley, #18-Noah Gragson, #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, and #33-Kaz Grala were the remainder of the top-10.
There were 10 caution flags for 42 laps and 8 lead changes among 5 leaders.
See results on the Texas race results page(6-9-2017)
Stage 1 – 40 laps, winner, #21-Johnny Sauter
Stage 2 – 80 laps, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Stage 3 – 167 laps, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Texas Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the 21st Annual Winstaronlinegaming.com 400, his fourth victory in 37 NASCAR
Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2017.This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2017.
Grant Enfinger (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 40 points over Christopher Bell.
Truck Series point standings following Texas:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 338
2) #4-Christopher Bell, 298, – 40
3) #88-Matt Crafton, 268, -70
4) #29-Chase Briscoe, 257, -81
5) #27-Ben Rhodes, 248, -90
6) #16-Ryan Truex, 227, -111
7) #98-Grant Enfinger, 226, -112
8) #33-Kaz Grala, 210, -128
9) #17-Timothy Peters, 194, -144
10) #18-Noah Gragson, 181, -157
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(6-9-2017)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Texas: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #19-Cindric, 25th
Caution 3: #27-Rhodes, 5th
Caution 4: #45-Bell, 14th
Caution 5: #13-Coughlin, 18th
Caution 6: #13-Coughlin,18th
Caution 7: #18-Gragson, 7th
Caution 8: #18-Gragson,7th
Caution 9: #66-Kvapil, 11th
Caution 10: none
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Gragson on pole at Texas: # won the pole for Friday’s winstaronlinegaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed at 185.134mph. #21-Johnny Sauter will start second. #88-Matt Crafton, #16-Ryan Truex, #98-Grant Enfinger, #33-Kaz Grala, #27-Ben Rhodes, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Austin Cindric, and #24-Justin Haley were the remainder of the top-10.
Failed to qualify: none.
The starting lineup is posted on the Texas starting lineup page(6-9-2017)
Qualifying will consist of two single-truck rounds. Qualifying rules
Bell paces final Texas Truck practice:#4-Christopher Bell was fastest during final practice for Friday’s winstaronlinegaming.com 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 185.982mph. Bell led all three practice sessions on Thursday. #21-Johnny Sauter, #27-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #16-Ryan Truex, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Austin Cindric, #13-Cody Coughlin, #98-Grant Enfinger, and #51-Myatt Snider were the remainder of the top-10.26 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 3 speeds (pdf)(6-8-2017)
Bell fastest in second Texas Truck practice: #4-Christopher Bell was fastest during the second practice session at Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday night with a fast lap of 185.300mph. He was followed by #98-Grant Enfinger #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Noah Gragson, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #33-Kaz Grala, #88-Matt Crafton, #29-Chase Briscoe, #16-Ryan Truex, and #19-Austin Cindric. 23 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(6-8-2017)
Bell fastest in opening Texas Truck practice: #4-Christopher Bell was fastest during the opening practice for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway at 182.877mph. #21-Johnny Sauter, #27-Ben Rhodes, #51-Myatt Snider, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #19-Austin Cindric, #33-Kaz Grala, #29-Chase Briscoe, #24-Justin Haley, and #16-Ryan Truex were the remainder of the top-10. 28 drivers are entered. 20 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(6-8-2017)
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Race No. 7 – WinStarOnlineGaming.com 400
Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Fort Worth, Tex.
Fast Facts for June 9-10, 2017
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: 7 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4670; Right-side — D-4718
Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.60 in. (2,225 mm); Right-side — 88.62 in. (2,251 mm)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 25 psi; Left Rear — 25 psi;
Right Front — 56 psi; Right Rear — 52 psi
Notes: This is the first time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run this tire set-up at Texas, though they did run this same combination of left- and right-side tires at Kansas one month ago . . . compared to what these teams ran at Texas last season, this tire set-up features a compound change on both sides of the car due to the track’s repave, and a construction update on the right-side to align with what is run at other speedways . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Texas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR NEWS & NOTES
Sauter Conquers Miles The Monster
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran and defending series champion Johnny Sauter captured his first career win at Dover International Speedway after fuel strategy helped him hold off Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender and teammate Kaz Grala.
Sauter was thrilled to get his first win at Dover and of this season.
“I can’t say enough about the way this season has started and the work that Joe, the 21 team and everyone at GMS have put in. The last four races I’ve sat here and talked about how good things have been and how I felt a win was coming, but when it actually happens there is a bit of weight taken off our shoulders. I’m happy to finally get a win here, I’ve done pretty good here over the years, but this is definitely a track I’ve always wanted to win at. It’s not an easy place to do that so it feels like a big accomplishment.”
The win was also Sauter’s fifth consecutive top-three finish.
Sauter is having another championship-worthy season as he currently leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings by 52 points over Christopher Bell. He has the most stage wins this season (three) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff points (eight) of any driver so far this season.
Sauter has yet to finish outside the top 15 this season and has led 169 laps. He owns an average finish of 4.2 this year.
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the the winstaronlinegaming.com 400 on Friday, June 9 (8 p.m. ET. on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Sauter has the most wins at Texas among active drivers with three.
GMS Racing Continues Hot Start To 2017
With Johnny Sauter winning at Dover, it marks the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win for GMS Racing this season.
1. Kaz Grala (Daytona)
2. Chase Elliott (Atlanta)
3. Johnny Sauter (Dover)
Since 2015, GMS Racing has 10 wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the future looks bright for the emerging team.
Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidates Kaz Grala and Justin Haley have had strong starts to their NASCAR Camping World Truck Series careers.
Grala won the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway earlier this season and has three top 10s and five top 15s in six races this season. With his win, he has already qualified for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. Grala regained the Sunoco Rookie of the Year points lead with his second-place finish at Dover.
Haley has driven well as of late – netting two top 10s in his last three races. He scored his best finish of the season at Dover when he placed eighth after starting the race 21st.
Crafton, Truex Claim First Stage Wins Of 2017
Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff hopeful Ryan Truex both won their first stages this season at Dover International Speedway.
Truex won Stage 1 in the Bar Harbor 200 – leading every lap in the stage after starting second. He ultimately finished 10th in the race. His performance at Dover helped him surge three spots in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings from ninth to sixth.
Crafton won Stage 2 at Dover and finished 11th in the race. Crafton has been steady in third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings and has yet to finish outside the top-16 this season through six races.
Cindric Scores Best Career Finish At Dover
2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Austin Cindric landed his best career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish in the Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway – finishing fifth.
Cindric has had a very strong Sunoco Rookie season as he has yet to finish outside the top-21 in his last five races and has two top 10s in his last three races (Dover – fifth and Kansas – 10th).
The Brad Keselowski Racing driver currently sits third (-11) in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year points behind Kaz Grala (leader) and Grant Enfinger (-5).
Texas Motor Speedway Quick Facts
As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the first of two trips there this season, below are some series quick facts:
Pole Winners: 24
Youngest Pole Winner: Tyler Reddick (10/31/2014 – 18 years, 9 months, 20 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner (11/02/2007 – 50 years, 4 months, 5 days)
Race Winners: 21
Youngest Winner: William Byron (06/10/2016 – 18 years, 6 months, 12 days)
Oldest Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr. (06/10/2011 – 52 years, 11 months, 21 days)
Races Won From Pole (or First Starting Position): 5
Last Race Won from Pole (or First Starting Position): Todd Bodine (06/08/2007)
Race Record: Erik Jones 158.002 mph (11/06/2015)
Qualifying Record: Clint Bowyer 184.464 mph (11/03/2006)
Dallas Mavericks: Five Straight Different Race Winners At Texas
Dating back to the 2014 season, there have been five straight different NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winners at Texas Motor Speedway.
Starting with the most recent, these are the last five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winners at Texas Motor Speedway:
Johnny Sauter (fall, 2016)
William Byron (summer, 2016)
Erik Jones (fall, 2015)
Matt Crafton (summer, 2015)
Kyle Busch (fall, 2014)
Toyota drivers have won four of those five races, and have won seven of the last 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Texas Motor Speedway.
First Timers at Texas
There are eight Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders making their track debut at Texas Motor Speedway in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winstaronlinegaming 400. They include: Chase Briscoe, Wendell Chavous, Austin Cindric, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley and Kaz Grala.
Additionally, Myatt Snider will be making his Texas Motor Speedway track debut this week in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
Rhodes Ascending In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Standings: ThorSport Racing driver Ben Rhodes scored his second top five of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season after he finished fourth at Dover International Speedway. The finish bumped Rhodes from fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings to fourth, and thismarks the third race this season where Rhodes has led at least 20 laps or more.
Todd Gilliland’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut Ends Early: NASCAR Next driver Todd Gilliland made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career debut at Dover International Speedway, but a loose wheel and the resulting damage on lap 116 took his No. 46 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota out of the race, relegating him to a 20th place finish.
Harrison Burton Scores Another Top 15: NASCAR Next driver Harrison Burton netted his second top-15 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season when he placed 13th at Dover International Speedway in the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. Burton also finished 13th earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway.
Driver Standings Update: The top three drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver standings remain the same with Johnny Sauter leading the points, Christopher Bell following up in second and Matt Crafton in third. Ben Rhodes moved up into fourth place, Chase Briscoe moved back into fifth place and Ryan Truex saw this week’s biggest jump from ninth to sixth. Grant Enfinger is seventh, while Sunoco Rookie Kaz Grala rounds out the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series top eight drivers.
Owner Standings Update: GMS Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet took a sizeable lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings with a win this past weekend and now leads Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota by 52 points and the No. 51 Toyota by 56 points. ThorSport’s No. 88 and No. 27 are fourth and fifth in the owner standings respectively.
Manufacturer Standings Update: Chevrolet and Toyota continue to trade paint this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Manufacturer Standings. Both have three wins, but Chevrolet leads Toyota by one point in the Manufacturer Standings, 224-223. Ford is in third place with 175 points and has yet to win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.