NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Careers for Veterans 200 Preview
08/12/2014 3:49 PM
08/12/2014 3:58 PM
Date: Saturday, Aug. 16
Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Site: Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Michigan
Track: 2-mile oval
Capacity: 72,000 (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: FOX Sports 1
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)
Defending champion: James Buescher (not defending)
Runner up: Kyle Busch
Pole winner: Jeb Burton (185.759 mph)
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
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
Race: Pocono Mountains 150 (Aug. 2)
Site: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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.
#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
|Ron Hornaday Jr.||30||7||10||23||7||4||7||17||11|
|Darrell Wallace Jr.||21|
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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