NASCAR - Camping World Truck Series - Kentucky 225 Preview AND Open Race Thread



Laps: 150

Miles: 225

Track: 1.5-mile oval - 1,662 feet (Frontstretch); 1,600 feet (Backstretch)

Qualifying: Saturday, 4:15 p.m. ET
2010 winner: Todd Bodine
2010 polesitter: Austin Dillon

 

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series heads south for the inaugural Kentucky 225 this Saturday at Kentucky Speedway. For the first time, the series returns to Sparta for a second race this season. In July, Kyle Busch piloted the No. 18 Toyota Tundra from the back of the field to Victory Lane. Luckily for the truck drivers, Busch will be competing in Dover this weekend.

 

Victory at Kentucky Speedway may carry extra importance for the Truck Series regulars. Since 2000, six out of 11 winners here have gone on to claim the Championship, most recently including Johnny Benson (2008), Ron Hornaday Jr. (2009),  and Todd Bodine (2010).

 

The Kentucky 225 marks the second-to-last standalone event for the Truck Series. Because the Sprint Cup Series is competing over 11 hours away in Delaware, this race will be sans Cup regulars. The No. 18 will be driven by Brian Ickler while Ron Hornaday Jr. will shift into the No. 2 to provide the best chance for Kevin Harvick Incorporated to maintain its 33-point lead over Kyle Busch Motorsports. Cale Gale will pilot the No. 33.

 

The driver points championship is heating up as well. Austin Dillon currently leads the series with only a 2-point advantage over Johnny Sauter. Dillon will have to contend with another points leader this weekend, as his brother and ARCA Racing points leader Ty Dillon is making his NCWTS debut in the No. 21 KHI Chevy.

 

19-year-old Ty Dillon is hoping his dominance in the ARCA Racing Series will translate into NASCAR’s national touring series victory. Other notable brother duos that have visited NCWTS Victory Lane include Jay and Johnny Sauter, Kurt and Kyle Busch, and Terry and Bobby Labonte.

 

Austin Dillon is currently your NCWTS points leader. Johnny Sauter, James Buescher, Timothy Peters, and Ron Hornaday Jr. round out your top-five.

 

Live coverage of the Kentucky 225 will begin at 7:30PM ET on SPEED Channel and MRN Radio.

 

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series has a week off before heading to Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 15th for the Smith's 350. Austin Dillon is the defending race winner.

 

The entry list falls below the jump!

 

 

 

Entry

Trk#

Driver

Owner

Crew Chief

Vehicle Mfg

Sponsor

1

2

Ron Hornaday Jr.

Delana Harvick

Bruce Cook

11 Chevrolet

Hollywood Casino

2

3

Austin Dillon

Richard Childress

Danny Stockman

11 Chevrolet

Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats

3

4

Ricky Carmichael

Steve Turner

Doug George

11 Chevrolet

Monster Energy

4

5

Todd Bodine

David Dollar

Michael Hillman

11 Toyota

Valvoline Toyota

5

6

Justin Lofton

Eddie Sharp

Daniel Bormann

10 Chevrolet

College Complete.com

6

7

Miguel Paludo

Tom Deloach

Rick Gay

11 Toyota

Stemco Duroline

7

07

John King

Ken Smith

Butch Miller

11 Toyota

TBA

8

8

Nelson Piquet Jr.

Delana Harvick

Jeff Hensley

11 Chevrolet

KHI 

9

9

Max Papis

Bob Germain

Randy Goss

11 Toyota

GEICO

10

13

Johnny Sauter

Mike Curb

Joe Shear

11 Chevrolet

Safe Auto/Curb Records

11

17

Timothy Peters

Tom Deloach

Butch Hylton

11 Toyota

Red Horse Racing

12

18

Brian Ickler

Kyle Busch

Eric Phillips

11 Toyota

Toyota

13

21

Ty Dillon

Delana Harvick

Scott Naset

11 Chevrolet

Bad Boy Buggies/Realtree

14

22

Joey Coulter

Pete Raymer

Harold Holly

11 Chevrolet

RCR Graphics Center

15

23

Jason White

Steve Urvan

Richie Snyder

11 Chevrolet

Gunbroker.com

16

29

Parker Kligerman

Brad Keselowski

Jeff Stankiewicz

11 Chevrolet

Penske Truck Rental

17

31

James Buescher

Steve Turner

Michael Shelton

10 Dodge

Exide

18

32

Marke Rette

Steve Turner

Doug George

11 Chevrolet

TBA

19

33

Cale Gale

Delana Harvick

Chris Carrier

11 Chevrolet

Rheem Heating & Cooling

20

39

Ryan Sieg

Susan Bates

Rod Sieg

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

21

51

Josh Richards

Kyle Busch

Rick Ren

11 Toyota

Joy Mining Machinery

22

57

Norm Benning

Norm Benning

James Dugger

11 Chevrolet

TBA

23

60

Cole Whitt

Vickie Compton

Marcus Richmond

11 Chevrolet

Fuel Doctor/Red Bull

24

62

Brendan Gaughan

Rick Ware

Bryan Berry

11 Toyota

South Point Hotel and Casino

25

66

Ross Chastain

Stacy Compton

Trip Bruce

11 Chevrolet

National Watermelon Promotion Board

26

68

Clay Greenfield

Bill Alger

Tim Walter

10 Dodge

Bosak

27

81

David Starr

Bobby Dotter

Jason Miller

11 Toyota

Allegro Marinades

28

87

Chris Jones

Rick Jones

Richard Kahlich

11 Chevrolet

Copy Wizard

29

88

Matt Crafton

Rhonda Thorson

Vance Haefele

11 Chevrolet

Menards

30

92

Clay Rogers

Ricky Benton

Barry Elvis

11 Chevrolet

QMI/Fleet HQ/BTS Tire & Wheel

31

93

Mike Garvey

Pam Sieg

Kris Nicholson

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

32

98

Dakoda Armstrong

Duke Thorson

Daniel Stillman

11 Chevrolet

Ferrellgas-Agrisure



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