NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Careers for Veterans 200 Preview

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Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

Site: Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Michigan

Track: 2-mile oval

Laps: 100

Miles: 200

Capacity: 72,000 (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 15th

On TV: FOX Sports 1

Announcers:

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

Race record: Brendan Gaughan, 2003 (154.044 mph)

Qualifying record: Jeb Burton, 2013 (185.759 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: James Buescher (not defending)

Runner up: Kyle Busch

Pole winner: Jeb Burton (185.759 mph)

Top 10:

1. James Buescher (Start: 3)

2. Kyle Busch (7)

3. Ty Dillon (5)

4. Joey Logano (20)

5. Miguel Paludo (8)

6. Timothy Peters (12)

7. John Wes Townley (17)

8. Brendan Gaughan (2)

9. Matt Crafton (6)

10. Jeb Burton (1)

Average speed: 120.240 mph

Time of race: 1 hr., 39 mins., 48 secs.

Margin of victory: 0.546 secs.

Caution flags: 7 for 29 laps

Lead changes: 10 among 5 drivers

Past winners

2013 James Buescher, Chevrolet, 120.240 mph

2012 Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 139.508 mph

2011 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.338 mph

2010 Aric Almirola, Toyota, 118.558 mph

2009 Colin Braun, Ford, 130.838 mph

2008 Erik Darnell, Ford, 140.433 mph

2007 Travis Kvapil, Ford, 135.364 mph

2006 Johnny Benson, Toyota, 116.534 mph

2005 Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 122.387 mph

2004 Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 125.479 mph

2003 Brendan Gaughan, Dodge, 154.044 mph

2002 Robert Pressley, Dodge, 142.208 mph

2001 , , ot Held

2000 Greg Biffle, Ford, 138.408 mph

1999 Greg Biffle, Ford, 121.889 mph

Last race

Race: Pocono Mountains 150 (Aug. 2)

Site: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Miles: 160

Laps: 64

Finish line order: Austin Dillon, Johnny Sauter, Joey Coulter, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney

Time of Race: 1 hr., 19 mins., 6 secs.

Average speed: 121.365 mph

Margin of victory: 1.975 secs.

Caution flags: 4 for 16 laps

Lead changes: 10 among 7 drivers

Lap leaders: Larson 1-17, Dillon 18-20, Reddick 21, Dillon 22-29, Larson Larson 1-17, Dillon 18-20, Reddick 21, Dillon 22-29, Larson 30-33, Bowyer 34-38, Crafton 39, Kennedy 40-45, Hornaday Jr. 46-47, Bowyer 48-52, Dillon 53-64.

Entry list

#0 Caleb Roark (Abingdon, VA) Chevrolet/Grimes Irrigation

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

#05 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's

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

#07 B.J. McLeod ((Wauchula, FL) Chevrolet/TBA

#08 Jimmy Weller III (Hubbard, OH) Chevrolet/Engine Parts Plus

#8 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/Smoke-N-Sear/SWM

#9 Jason White (Richmond, VA) Chevrolet/Autism Speaks

#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) Chevrolet/Driven2Honor.org

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

#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Fast Eddie's Car Wash

#19 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/Draw Tite

#20 Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA) Chevrolet/NTS Motorsports

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

#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/Heater.com

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

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

#50 T.J. Bell (Reno, NV) Chevrolet/Fallen Linemen Org.

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

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

#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/Mittler Bros./L.G. Seeds

#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/Net 10 Wireless

#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menard's/Great Lakes Flooring

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

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

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kyle Busch 2 2 7 2 3 25 2
Joey Logano 4
Timothy Peters 25 35 8 7 2 13 6
Matt Crafton 22 5 34 15 4 27 21 16 9
Jeb Burton 10
Ron Hornaday Jr. 30 7 10 23 7 4 7 17 11
German Quiroga 19
Johnny Sauter 16 14 13 11 20
Darrell Wallace Jr. 21
Ryan Blaney 32
Ben Kennedy

Notes

The Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway is the 12th race on the 2014 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

This will be the 15th time the Truck Series has competed at this 2-mile oval. Matt Crafton and David Starr share the record for most truck starts there with 12 each. Starr is not entered in this year's event.

No driver on the entry list for this weekend's race has a truck victory at Michigan.

Greg Biffle and Travis Kvapil hold the record for most truck wins at Michigan with two each. Biffle won the first two races there from 1999-2000. Kvapil's victories at this track occurred in 2004 and '07.

Kyle Busch has yet to win a truck race at Michigan, but has finished second there four times (2005, '07, '09 and '13).

Only one truck race at Michigan has been won from the pole. Kvapil did it in '07.

Three drivers claimed their first career truck victories at Michigan: Johnny Benson (2006), Colin Braun (2009) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012). Braun won the race from the 12th starting position, which is the furthest back a driver has started and won a truck race at this track.

Busch and Joey Coulter are those drivers entered in this race that scored their maiden poles in the series at Michigan. Busch did it in 2005, and Coulter did so in 2012.

The closest margin of victory in a truck race at Michigan occurred in 2008 when Erik Darnell beat Benson to the finish line by only 0.005 seconds, making it one of the closest finishes in series history.

The next race is the Aug. 20 UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch won last year's race there.

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