Toyota Tundra 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #4 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race:Friday May 12, 2017 in Kansas City, KS
Title Sponsor: Toyota
Race Time: 8:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 8:46pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 8:30pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Thursday, May 11
10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
11:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
12:00 PM 7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
2:00 PM 2:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
4:00 PM 4:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
Friday, May 12
9:30 AM 7:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
9:30 AM 5:30 PM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
3:35 PM (4:35 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
5:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (FAN ZONE TENT)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (167 LAPS, 250.5 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Busch wins Kansas: #51-Kyle Busch won the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on Friday night after inheriting the lead with less than laps to go. #21-Johnny Sauter finished second. #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #4-Christopher Bell, #29-Chase Briscoe, #16-Ryan Truex, #7-Brett Moffitt, #33-Kaz Grala, #24-Justin Haley, and #19-Austin Cindric were the remainder of the top-10.
There were 11 caution flags for 46 laps and 15 lead changes among 4 leaders.
See results on the Kansas race results page(5-12-2017)
Stage 1 – 40 laps
Stage 2 – 80 laps
Stage 3 – 167 laps
Kansas Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Kyle Busch won the 17th Annual Toyota Tundra 250, his 47th victory in 135 NASCAR Camping World
Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Kansas Speedway.
Johnny Sauter (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in nine races at Kansas Speedway. It is his third
top-10 finish in 2017.
John H. Nemechek (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Kansas Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 2 points over Christopher Bell.
Truck Series point standings following Kansas:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 189
2) #4-Christopher Bell, 187, -2
3) #88-Matt Crafton, 145, -44
4) #98-Grant Enfinger, 135, -54
5) #17-Timothy Peters, 134, -55
6) #33-Kaz Grala, 132, -57
7) #27-Ben Rhodes, 129, -60
8) #98-Grant Enfinger, 117, -72
9) #7-Brett Moffitt, 107, -82
10) #92-Regan Smith, 106, -83
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(5-12-2017)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #49-Chavous, 31st
Caution 3: #98-Enfinger, 11th
Caution 4: #1-Anderson, 19th
Caution 5: #83-Peck, 29th
Caution 6: #99-Miller, 25th
Caution 7: none
Caution 8: #45-Self, 15th
Caution 9: #44-Mills, 17th
Caution 10: #02-Young, 14th
Caution 11: #45-Self, 15th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Bell on pole at Kansas: #4-Christopher Bell won the pole for Friday’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway with a speed at 177.848mph. #88-Matt Crafton will start second. #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Noah Gragson, #16-Noah Gragson, #16-Ryan Truex, #33-Kaz Grala, #7-Brett Moffitt, #27-Ben Rhodes, #17-Timothy Peters, and #51-Kyle Busch.
Failed to qualify: none.
The starting lineup is posted on the Kansas starting lineup page](5-12-2017)
Kansas Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 17th Annual Toyota Tundra 250 with a lap
of 30.363 seconds, 177.848 mph.
This is his second pole in 34 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his second pole and fourth top-10 start in 2017.
This is his first pole in two races at Kansas Speedway.
Matt Crafton (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2017 and his seventh in 17 races at Kansas
Johnny Sauter (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his fourth in four races this
Noah Gragson (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Qualifying will consist of two single-truck rounds.Qualifying rules
Bell paces final Kansas Truck practice:#4-Christopher Bell was fastest during final practice for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway at 178.383mph. #88-Matt Crafton, #33-Kaz Grala, #21-Johnny Sauter, #27-Ben Rhodes, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #16-Ryan Truex, #18-Noah Gragson, #29-Chase Briscoe, and #98-Grant Enfinger followed in the top-10. 31 trucks practiced. #50-Cody Ware blew a tire and hit the wall. The team does not have a backup. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(5-11-2017)
Haley fastest in opening Kansas Truck practice:#24-Justin Haley was fastest during the opening practice for Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway at 178.235mph. #4-Christopher Bell, #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Noah Gragson, #88-Matt Crafton, #13-Cody Coughlin, #19-Austin Cindric, #51-Kyle Busch, #29-Chase Briscoe, and #98-Grant Enfiinger were the remainder of the top-10. 28 trucks practiced. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(5-11-2017)
Truck Series entry list: There are 31 trucks entered for Friday’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. See the complete list on the Kansas entry list page (pdf).(5-9-2017)
UPDATE: There are now 32 entries with the addition of #36-Murphy. TBAs are: #1-Anderson, #44-Mills, #50-Ware, and #63-Kevin Donahue.(5-11-2017)
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series — Race No. 4 — Toyota Tundra 250
Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) – Kansas City, Kan.
Fast Facts for May 12, 2017
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: Truck: 6 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 — 22 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi;
Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi
Notes:NASCAR Camping World Truck teams will run a completely different tire set-up than those in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas this week . . . this is the first time Camping World Truck teams have run this right-side tire code (D-4718), though they did run this left-side code (D-4670) at Kansas last May . . . the Trucks’ new right-side tire features the same tread compound as the 2016 Kansas tire, with a construction change to bring it into line with what is run on the Cup cars . . . this right-side tire will also be run by teams in all three NASCAR national series at Texas in 2017 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR NEWS & NOTES
Rock Chalk Truck!
Following a six-week break, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series picks back up Friday night with the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1).
2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award winner William Byron is the defending race winner.
The New Kansas City Royal
Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Christopher Bell heads to Kansas looking to recapture the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points lead and win his second race of 2017.
In one career race at Kansas (2016), Bell had a strong showing – finishing fourth after starting fifth. He ran 100 percent of his laps in that race in the top 15, which resulted in a driver rating of 112.1 at Kansas.
Bell currently trails NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader and defending series champion Johnny Sauter by four points.
He won his first race of the 2017 season at Atlanta Motor Speedway and has two stage wins so far this season.
The Kansas City Chief: Matt Crafton
Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton is the chief of Kansas Speedway.
In 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Kansas, Crafton has two wins, five top fives and eight top 10s.
He’s finished outside the top-25 only once (2005) and has four-consecutive top-two finishes.
Crafton also owns multiple Kansas Speedway track records:
Most Wins: 2
Most Races: 16
Most Top Fives: 5
Most Top 10s: 8
Most Lead Lap Finishes: 10
Most Laps Completed: 2,576
Sauter Hoping To Secure First Win At Kansas
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader and defending champion Johnny Sauter is looking for his first win of the 2017 season at Kansas Speedway.
Sauter has historically ran well at Kansas, as he has one career win (2010), four top fives and five top 10s. He has an average finish at Kansas of 10.1.
The No. 21 GMS Racing driver has 121 laps led at Kansas – good for the most among NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers.
Since 2009, Sauter has 73 fastest laps at Kansas – which is also the most among NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers in that span.
In eight career starts at Kansas Speedway, Sauter has never finished outside the top 25.
Toyota’s New Motto? Let’s Go Places And Win NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Races… At Kansas
A Toyota driver has won the last four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Kansas Speedway.
2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year winner William Byron won last season, two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton won in both 2015 and 2013, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owner Kyle Busch won in 2014.
There have been 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Kansas Speedway and each NASCAR Camping World Truck Series manufacturer has multiple wins at the track.
Chevrolet and Toyota are tied with six wins each, while Ford has four wins.
First Timers At Kansas
There are 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers making their track debut at Kansas Speedway in Friday’s Toyota Tundra 250.
There are six Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders: Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Noah Gragson and Kaz Grala.
There are four other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers making their track debut this week including Austin Hill, Brett Moffitt, Todd Peck and Regan Smith.
There have been two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers that have won their first race at Kansas Speedway; William Byron (05/06/2016) and James Buescher (04/21/2012).
There have been two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers that have won their first pole at this track; John Wes Townley (05/06/2016) and Tim George Jr. (04/21/2012).
Changing It Up
There have been three different race winners in the last three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Kansas Speedway.
In 16 total NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, there has been only one repeat winner – Matt Crafton (2015, 2013).
In last season’s Toyota Tundra 250, the race produced the most lead changes (19) in any NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
Kyle Busch Entered For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at Kansas: Kyle Busch Motorsports owner Kyle Busch will run the No. 51 Toyota in Friday’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. In three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Kansas, Busch has won once (2014) and has two top 10s with 115 laps led.
There’s No Place Like Home: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb will be racing at her hometown track (Kansas Speedway) Friday night. Cobb’s hometown is Kansas City, Kansas, and she has five consecutive top-25 finishes at Kansas Speedway.
Where History Began: Last season, William Byron won his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway in the Toyota Tundra 250. The win was the start of a historic rookie season for Byron as he would go on to win six more races – breaking the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie wins record set by Kurt Busch.