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Camping World Truck Series Charlotte 2017 NASCAR Race Info

NC Education Lottery 200

Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #5 of 23 for the 2017 season

Race: Friday May 19, 2017 in Concord, NC

Title Sponsor: NC Education Lottery

Race Time: 8:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:49pm/et


TELEVISION COVERAGE

Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 8:30pm/et

TV Listings, Links and Info: Jayski’s TV Listings Page

Fox Sports TV Listings

FoxSports1 (FS1) TV Schedule

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RADIO COVERAGE

Motor Racing Network (motorracingnetwork.com) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90 (siriusxm.com)


ONLINE STREAMING

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.


EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track and subject to change

Thursday, May 18
12:30 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
2:30 PM 7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
3:00 PM 9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
4:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
5:00 PM 5:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
7:00 PM 7:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, May 19
10:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM 6:00 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
3:00 PM 3:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
4:45 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
7:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
8:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
8:30 PM NCWTS RACE (134 LAPS, 201 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

SUBJECT TO CHANGE


RACE INFORMATION

Busch wins Charlotte: #51-Kyle Busch won the NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night. #21-Johnny Sauter was second, followed by #4-Christopher Bell, #16-Ryan Truex, #17-Timothy Peters, #88-Matt Crafton, #98-Grant Enfinger, #27-Ben Rhodes, #18-Noah Gragson, and #75-Parker Kligerman.
There were 9 caution flags for 38 laps and 10 lead changes among 8 leaders.
See results on the Charlotte race results page(5-19-2017)

Stage Information: 
Stage 1 – 40 laps, #51-Kyle Busch
Stage 2 – 80 laps, #51-Kyle Busch
Stage 3 – 134 laps, #51-Kyle Busch

Charlotte Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch(i) won the 15th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his 48th victory in 136
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his seventh victory and 10th top-10 finish in 11 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in nine races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is
his fourth top-10 finish in 2017.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Grant Enfinger (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 15 points over Christopher Bell.
Kyle Busch wins his 173rd NASCAR national series race (MENCS 38, NXS 87, NCWTS 48 wins).
Busch is ranked second behind NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty (200 MENCS wins) for the most
all-time NASCAR national series combined wins.
(NASCAR Statistics)(5-19-2017)

Truck Series point standings following Charlotte:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 242
2) #4-Christopher Bell, 227, -15
3) #88-Matt Crafton, 191, -51
4) #29-Chase Briscoe, 171, -71
5) #27-Ben Rhodes, 170, -72
6) #17-Timothy Peters, 170, -72
7) #98-Grant Enfinger, 147, -95
8) #33-Kaz Grala, 139, -103
9) #16-Ryan Truex, 139, -103
10) #7-Brett Moffitt, 126, -116
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(5-19-2017)

Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Charlotte: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #10-Cobb, 27th
Caution 2: #44-Mills, 24th
Caution 3: #19-Cindric, 13th
Caution 4: #4-Bell, 3rd
Caution 4: none
Caution 5: #50-Boyd, 20th
Caution 6: #7-Moffitt, 18th
Caution 7: #1-Anderson, 21st
Caution 6: #7-Moffitt, 18th
(5-19-2017)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

Bell on pole at Charlotte: #4-Christopher Bell won his second straight Truck Series pole for Friday’s NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed at 180.892mph. #29-Chase Briscoe will start alongside row one. The remainder of the top-10: #21-Johnny Sauter, #51-Kyle Busch, #27-Ben Rhodes, #88-Matt Crafton, #7-Brett Moffitt, #19-Austin Cindric, #75-Parker Kligerman, and #17-Timothy Peters.
Failed to qualify: #12-Cody Ware and #86-Brandon Brown.
The starting lineup is posted on the Charlotte starting lineup page(5-19-2017)

Charlotte Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 15th Annual North Carolina Education Lottery 200 with a lap of 29.852 seconds, 180.892 mph.
This is his third pole in 35 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his third pole and fifth top-10 start in 2017.
This is his first pole in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2017 and his first start at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his fifth in five races this season.
Chase Briscoe (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(5-19-2017)

Qualifying results(pdf)

Qualifying order(pdf)

Qualifying will consist of two single-truck rounds.Qualifying rules

Gragson paces final Charlotte Truck practice:#18-Noah gragson was fastest during final practice for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 181.941mph. #19-Austin Cindric was second fastest. #21-Johnny Sauter, #75-Parker Kligerman, #4-Christopher Bell, #51-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #27-Ben Rhodes, #29-Chase Briscoe, and #52-Stewart Friesen were the rest of the top-10. 34 trucks are entered and all 34 practiced. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(5-18-2017)

Bell fastest in opening Charlotte Truck practice: #4-Christopher Bell was fastest during the opening practice for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 182.039mph. #29-Chase Briscoe, #27-Ben Rhodes, #7-Brett Moffitt, ##98-Grant Enfinger, #88-Matt Crafton, #33-Kaz Grala, #16-Ryan Truex, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #51-Kyle Busch were the remainder of the top-10. 29 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(5-18-2017)

Truck Series entry list: There are 33 trucks entered for Friday’s NC Education Lotery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. See the complete list on the Charlotte entry list page (pdf).(5-15-2017)
UPDATE: The 1 was TBA, now filled by Jordan Anderson. The #92-Smith was a late add.


GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series — Race No. 5 — N.C. Education Lottery 200
Charlotte Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Concord, N.C.
Fast Facts for May 18-19, 2017

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4688; Right-side — D-4730

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.56 in. (2,224 mm); Right-side — 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 22 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi; Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi

Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will run completely different tire set-ups at Charlotte this week . . . this is the same left-side tire code (D-4688) that Truck teams ran last year, with a new right-side tire code (D-4730) . . . similar to last year for the Trucks at Charlotte, this right-side is one of Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tires, with two different tread compounds on the same tire . . . it features the same two compounds across the tread as in 2016 – the two-inch Endurance Zone on the inboard portion of the tire and the 10-inch Traction Zone on the outboard portion . . . the difference from last year is an updated construction to align this tire with what is run at other speedways . . . this tire set-up was run by Truck teams at a NASCAR organizational test at Charlotte on May 2 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

Kyle Busch Nets NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Win At Kansas
Kyle Busch Motorsports owner Kyle Busch won the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway for his 47th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory.

The win also served as Busch’s second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Kansas, with the first coming in 2014.

Busch will run his next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this week at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

In 10 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Busch has been the Queen City King – winning six races and scoring eight top fives and nine top 10s.

Rhode Warrior
ThorSport Racing driver Ben Rhodes had stout performance in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, leading 25 laps in the race engine issues derailed his chances at victory.

Three laps after a restart on Lap 139 of 167, Rhodes won a sustained side-by-side battle against Kyle Busch and pulled ahead. Rhodes stretched the advantage to as much as 1.4 seconds when the engine issues ended his night.

Rhodes was frustrated after the loss, saying “we ran with the best tonight,” a chagrined Rhodes said after the race. “Our Safelite Tundra had speed all night long. We did everything right, but Ben Rhodes has a curse on his back or something, because something always goes wrong.”

Rhodes is 20-years-old and in 31 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, has four top fives, nine top 10s and has led 100 laps.

In one career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Rhodes has a top-20 finish, placing 17th in last year’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

Nemechek Scores Season-Best Finish At Kansas 
NEMCO Motorsports driver John Hunter Nemechek scored his best finish of the season when he placed third in the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway.

The finish was Nemechek’s second top-five in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season.

Nemechek (-88) is currently 11th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings and is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs bubble driver.

In one career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Nemechek has a top-15 finish, notching a 12th-place finish in last season’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

Charlotte Motor Speedway Quick Facts:
With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series back in action this weekend for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on Friday, May 19 (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1), below are some series quick facts at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

Races: 14
Pole Winners: 8
Youngest Pole Winner: Ty Dillon (05/18/2012 – 20 years, 2 months, 21 days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Mike Skinner (05/18/2007 – 49 years, 10 months, 20 days)
Race Winners: 7
Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch (05/20/2005 – 20 years, 0 months, 18 days)
Oldest Winner: Ron Hornaday Jr (05/15/2009 – 50 years, 10 months, 25 days)
Races Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): 3
Last Race Won from Pole (or 1st Starting Position): Kasey Kahne (05/15/2015)
Race Record: Matt Crafton 141.855mph (05/21/2016)
Qualifying Record: Kyle Busch 183.773mph (05/16/2014)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers From North Carolina
There are 102 total drivers that have listed North Carolina as their home state who have registered at least one start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Dennis Setzer, an 18-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race winner, from Newton, N.C., has the most NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts from North Carolina with 314.

Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) leads all active drivers from North Carolina in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts with 233.

There are currently six NASCAR national series drivers who have registered at least 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts and list North Carolina as their home state:

Driver Starts Hometown
Timothy Peters 233 Providence, NC
Austin Dillon 69 Welcome, NC
John Hunter Nemechek 56 Mooresville, NC
Ty Dillon 54 Welcome, NC
Daniel Hemric 49 Kannapolis, NC
William Byron 24 Charlotte, NC

Crafton Hopes To Conquer Charlotte… Again 
ThorSport Racing driver Matt Crafton is looking to go back-to-back at Charlotte Motor Speedway in this week’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

Crafton has won at Charlotte Motor Speedway twice (2016, 2008) in 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts there.

Crafton owns multiple track records at Charlotte Motor Speedway including:

Races: 14
Top 10s: 11
Lead Lap Finishes: 13
Laps Completed: 1,866

Crafton also owns an interesting track record at Charlotte. With a minimum of five starts, Crafton has never registered a DNF at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his 14 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts there.

First Timers At Charlotte
There are 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers making their track debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Friday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

There are seven Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders: Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley and Kaz Grala.

There are four other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers making their track debut this week including Spencer Boyd, Austin Hill, Brett Moffitt, Todd Peck.

Kyle Busch Motorsports owner Kyle Busch (05/20/2005), two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton (05/16/2008) and Justin Lofton (05/18/2012) all won their first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Moving & Shaking: After finishing fifth at Kansas, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie Chase Briscoe moved up three spots in the series points standings. Briscoe jumped from seventh all the way to fourth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings.

The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender has yet to finish outside the top-25 and has three top fives (Kansas, Daytona-spring) in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season.

Battle In Owner Standings Heats Up: GMS Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports are in a tight battle in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings after four races this season.

GMS Racing (No. 21 Chevrolet) currently leads Kyle Busch Motorsports (No. 4 Toyota) by two points. Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 Toyota entry is currently third, while ThorSport Racing (No. 88 Toyota) and Brad Keselowski Racing (No. 29 Ford) round out the top five.