Buckle Up in Your Truck 225
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #12 of 23 for the 2018 season
Race: Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Sparta, Ky
Title Sponsor: Buckle Up in Your Truck
Race Time: 7:30pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:48pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 8:30pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Wednesday, July 11
4:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Thursday, July 12
6:30 AM 7:30 PM NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
8:15 AM 8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
9:05 AM 9:55 AM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
11:05 AM 11:55 AM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:10 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUE GRASS HALL)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (150 LAPS, 225 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Kentucky native Rhodes speeds to victory at home track:The Louisville Slugger knocked it out of the park on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Rhodes, who grew up less than an hour west of the venue in Sparta, Kentucky, finally won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at his home track. A fuel-only gamble by the No. 41 ThorSport Racing team in the closing laps paid off for the 21-year-old Louisville native, who led the final 24 laps of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225.[More](7-12-2018)
Rhodes wins Kentucky: #41-Ben Rhodes won in front of his hometown crowd at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday after a late race pit call by crew chief Eddie Troconis gave him the lead on lap 127 of 150 following a green flag cycle of pitstops. #52-Stewart Friesen, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Brandon Jones, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #98-Grant Enfinger, #4-Todd Gilliland, #18-Noah Gragson, #25-Dalton Sargeant and #24-Justin Haley were the top-10.
There were three caution flags for 14 laps and 11 lead changes among five leaders.
See results on the Kentucky race results page(6-29-2018)
Kentucky Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Ben Rhodes won the 8th Annual Buckle Up In Your Truck 225, his second victory in 62 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in three races at Kentucky Speedway.
Stewart Friesen (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2018.
Matt Crafton (third) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 20 races at Kentucky Speedway.
Todd Gilliland (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 42 points over Noah Gragson.
(NASCAR Statistics) (7-12-2018)
Stage 1 – 35, winner, #41-Ben Rhodes
Stage 2 – 70, winner, #18-Noah Gragson
Stage 3 – 150, race winner, #41-Ben Rhodes
Camping World Truck standings following Kentucky:
1) #21-Johnny Sauter, 533 [4wins]
2) #18-Noah Gragson, 491, -42 [1 win]
3) #16-Brett Moffitt, 442, -91, [3 wins]
4) #52-Stewart Friesen, 414, -119
5) #98-Grant Enfinger, 410, -123
6) #41-Ben Rhodes, 407, -126 [1 win]
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 397, -136
8) #24-Justin Haley, 393, -140
9) #13-Myatt Snider, 318, -215
10) #2-Cody Coughlin, 315, -218
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page. (7-12-2018)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Chicagoland: (and their finish)
Caution 1: none
Caution 2: #54- LeMastus, 20th
Caution 3: #45-Fontaine, 17th
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Gragson on Truck pole at Kentucky: #18-Noah Gragson won the pole for the Buckle Up Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway with a speed at 183.955mph. #4-Todd Gilliland, #41-Ben Rhodes, #17-Chris Eggleston, #98-Grant Enfinger, #51-Brandon Jones, #21-Johnny Sauter, #75-Parker Kligerman, #25-Dalton Sargeant, and #24-Justin Haley were the top-10.
Did not qualify: #-87 Joe Nemechek and #50-Timmy Hill.
The starting lineup is posted on the Kentucky starting lineup page(7-12-2018)
Kentucky Qualifying Fast Facts:
Noah Gragson won the Pole Award for the 8th Annual Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 with a lap of 29.355 seconds, 183.955 mph.
This is his seventh pole in 37 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 11th top-10 start in 2018.
This is his first pole in two races at Kentucky Speedway.
Todd Gilliland (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2018 and his first in one race at Kentucky Speedway.
Ben Rhodes (third) posted his third top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway. It is his seventh in 12 races this season.
Todd Gilliland (second) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(7-12-2018)
Haley fastest in Kentucky Truck practice: #24-Justin Haley was fastest in the opening Truck Series practice for the Buckle Up Your Truck 225 with a speed at 182.076mph. #52-Stewart Friesen was second fastest, followed by #13-Myatt Snider, #51-Brandon Jones, #25-Dalton Sargeant, #18-Noah Gragson, #4-Todd Gilliland, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Johnny Sauter, #98-Grant Enfinger. See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(7-12-2018)
Truck Series entry list:There are 33 trucks entered for Thursday’s Buckle Up Your Truck at Kentucky Speedway. See the complete list on the Kentucky entry list page (pdf). (7-10-2018)
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Kentucky Speedway on the Kentucky Goodyear tire notes page.