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Date: Friday, May 9

Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Site: Kansas Speedway -- Kansas City, Kan.

Track: 1.5-mile oval

Laps: 167

Miles: 250.5

Capacity: 73,635 (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 14th

On TV: FOX Sports 1

Announcers:

On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio

Race record: Ricky Hendrick, 2001 (125.094 mph)

Qualifying record: James Buescher, 2013 (178.306 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Matt Crafton

Runner up: Joey Coulter

Pole winner: James Buescher (178.306 mph)

Top 10:

1. Matt Crafton (Start: 6)

2. Joey Coulter (11)

3. Ryan Blaney (19)

4. Brendan Gaughan (8)

5. Johnny Sauter (4)

6. James Buescher (1)

7. Darrell Wallace Jr (15)

8. Ty Dillon (5)

9. Ron Hornaday Jr (13)

10. Timothy Peters (18)

Average speed: 103.028 mph

Time of race: 2 hrs., 25 mins., 53 secs.

Margin of victory: 0.167 secs.

Caution flags: 11 for 52 laps

Lead changes: 18 among 10 drivers

Past winners

2013 Matt Crafton, Toyota, 103.028 mph

2012 James Buescher, Chevrolet, 121.112 mph

2011 Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 120.691 mph

2010 Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 110.936 mph

2009 Mike Skinner, Toyota, 92.680 mph

2008 Ron Hornaday Jr, , Chevrolet 105.820 mph

2007 Erik Darnell, Ford, 124.403 mph

2006 Terry Cook, Ford, 111.581 mph

2005 Todd Bodine, Toyota, 117.346 mph

2004 Carl Edwards, Ford, 105.994 mph

2003 Jon Wood, Ford, 114.253 mph

2002 Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 121.487 mph

2001 Ricky Hendrick, Chevrolet, 125.094 mph

Last race

Race: Kroger 250 (March 30)

Site: Martinsville Speedway -- Martinsville, Va.

Miles: 134.66

Laps: 256

Finish line order: Matt Crafton, Darrell Wallace Jr., Ben Kennedy, Johnny Sauter, Ryan Blaney

Time of Race: 1 hr., 57 mins., 32 secs.

Average speed: 68.741 mph

Margin of victory: Under Caution

Caution flags: 10 for 56 laps

Lead changes: 17 among 6 drivers

Lap leaders: Wallace Jr 1-15, Peters 16-28, Wallace Jr 29-36, Hornaday Jr Wallace Jr 1-15, Peters 16-28, Wallace Jr 29-36, Hornaday Jr 37-98, Wallace Jr 99-101, Blaney 102-104, Wallace Jr 105-111, Sauter 112-137, Peters 138, Sauter 139-169, Peters 170-173, Sauter 174-177, Peters 178-192, Wallace Jr 193, Peters 194-208, Crafton 209-248, Peters 249, Crafton 250-256.

Entry list

#0 Ryan Ellis (Torrance, CA) Chevrolet/Grimes Irrigation

#02 Tyler Young (Midland, TX) Chevrolet/RandCo/Young's Building

#5 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's Real Chicken

#07 Jimmy Weller III (Hubbard, OH) Chevrolet/Polaris

#7 Brian Ickler (San Diego, CA) Toyota/Bullet Liner

#08 Todd Shafer (Ashland, OH) Chevrolet/Thunder Exhaust

#8 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/pelletgrillusa.com/SVM

#9 Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Qore-24

#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) Chevrolet/Mark One Electric

#13 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Toyota/Carolina Nut Co.

#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Red Horse Racing

#19 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/Reese Towpower

#20 Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/NTS Motorsports

#21 Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL) Chevrolet/VERTX

#23 Spencer Gallagher (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel

#29 Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/Cooper Standard

#30 Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA) Chevrolet/Rheem

#31 Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL) Chevrolet/Turner Scott Motorsports

#32 Tayler Malsam (Seattle, WA) Chevrolet/Outerwall

#35 Mason Mingus (Brentwood, TN) Toyota/811 Call Before You

#36 To Be Announced Chevrolet/TBA

#42 Charles Lewandowski (Staff. Spr., CT Chevrolet/Randco/Young's Building

#50 T.J. Bell (Reno, NV) Chevrolet/America's Lineman

#51 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports

#54 Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports

#57 Norm Benning (Level Green, PA) Chevrolet/TBA

#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/TBA

#74 To Be Announced Chevrolet/TBA

#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/OtterBox

#88 * Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menards

#98 Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI) Toyota/Nextant Aerospace

#99 Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL) Chevrolet/TBA

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Matt Crafton 27 20 10 21 7 25 18 12 Won
Joey Coulter 5 14 2
Ryan Blaney 3
Johnny Sauter 9 Won 2 24 5
Darrell Wallace Jr. 7
Ron Hornaday Jr 17 12 6 Won 4 2 30 6 9
Timothy Peters 19 24 23 14 2 10
German Quiroga 11
Jeb Burton 36 15
Joey Logano 24
Kyle Busch 6 27
Austin Dillon 6 12
Ben Kennedy

Notes

The SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway is the third race on the 2014 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

There have been 13 different winners in as many truck races at Kansas. Ricky Hendrick won the inaugural event there on July 7, 2001.

Matt Crafton, the defending series champion, Johnny Sauter and Ron Hornaday Jr. are those drivers on the entry list that have won a truck race at Kansas in the past. Crafton took the checkered flag there last year.

Crafton is the only driver who has competed in all 13 truck races at Kansas.

Hornaday leads all drivers with three poles at Kansas. He is the only driver who has won from the pole at this track, doing so in 2008.

The next race is the May 16 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won last year's event there.

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