NCWTS is in the spotlight at Iowa Speedway - The Coca-Cola 200 Preview

SPARTA, KY - JULY 07: The hood of the #3 Bass Pro Shops/NRA Chevrolet, driven by Austin Dillon, flips up over the windshield during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2011 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

This weekend, the Camping World Truck Series departs from NASCAR’s other national touring series for the Coca-Cola 200 presented by Hy-Vee, a stand-alone event at Iowa Speedway. With the Sprint Cup regulars in Loudon and out of the mix, the Truck Series regulars will fight it out for bragging rights.

 

This is only Iowa Speedway’s third truck race, but a trend is already starting to develop. For the past two years, the polesitter has won the race. Mike Skinner did it in 2009 and Austin Dillon did it last year.  Qualifying will be important and who better to capitalize on track position than Dillon? He has been dominant at this track, leading 187 of 205 laps of the last race here.

 


          Laps: 200           

Miles: 175

Capacity: 25,000

Total purse: $465,275 (2010 figures)

Defending Polesitter: Austin Dillon

Defending Champion: Austin Dillon

 

 

Rookie Parker Kligerman has been steadily improving throughout the season. He has two consecutive second-place finishes, a feat not accomplished by a rookie since Carl Edwards in 2003. Look for Kligerman to contend for the win now that Kyle Busch, the most formidable opponent, is skipping this race.

 

Kligerman and Dillon are inching closer and closer to the top of the points standings. Second through fifth place are separated by only 12 points.

 

Defending series champion Todd Bodine was slated to miss this race because of lack of sponsorship. Fortunately, Randy Moss Motorsports and International Trucks stepped in to offer him a ride in the No. 5 truck that won here in 2009. Bodine and Germain Racing have struggled with sponsorship for the past three years since losing Lumber Liquidators. There has been no word on whether this sponsorship will last the rest of the season.

 

Sauter is currently your points leader. Cole Whitt, Austin Dillon, James Buescher, and Parker Kligerman round out your Top 5.

 

Catch the Coca Cola 200 on Speed Channel this Saturday night at 8:00pm ET.

 

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series will head to Nashville Superspeedway July 22nd for the Lucas Deep Clean 200.

 

The entry list is after the jump.

Entry

Trk#

Driver

Owner

Crew Chief

Vehicle Mfg

Sponsor

1

2

David Mayhew

Delana Harvick

Bruce Cook

11 Chevrolet

MMI Services

2

02

Jamie Dick

Jimmy Dick

Corrie Stott

11 Chevrolet

VivaAutoGroup.com

3

3

Austin Dillon

Richard Childress

Danny Stockman Jr.

11 Chevrolet

Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats

4

4

Ricky Carmichael

Steve Turner

Mark Rette

11 Chevrolet

Monster Energy

5

5

Todd Bodine

David Dollar

Daniel Stillman

11 Toyota

International Truck/Monaco RVs

6

07

Butch Miller

Ken Smith

Jeff Roark

11 Chevrolet

TBA

7

7

Miguel Paludo

Tom Deloach

Rick Gay

11 Toyota

Stemco Duroline

8

8

Nelson Piquet Jr.

Delana Harvick

Chris Carrier

11 Chevrolet

Bozzano/Jontex

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/Karl Chevrolet

11

17

Timothy Peters

Timothy Peters

Butch Hylton

11 Toyota

Red Horse Racing

12

18

Brian Ickler

Kyle Busch

Eric Phillips

10 Toyota

Toyota Tundra

13

20

Johanna Long [withdrawn]

Michelle Gosselin

Kevin Starland

11 Toyota

Panhandle Grading & Paving

14

22

Joey Coulter

Pete Raymer

Harold Holly

11 Chevrolet

RipIt

15

23

Jason White

Steve Urvan

Chad Kentruck

11 Chevrolet

Gunbroker.com

16

29

Parker Kligerman

Brad Keselowski

Jeff Stankiewicz

11 Dodge

Penske Truck Rental 

17

31

James Buescher

Steve Turner

Michael Shelton

11 Chevrolet

Wolfpack Rentals

18

32

Steve Arpin

Steve Turner

Doug George

11 Chevrolet

Mike's Hard Lemonade

19

33

Ron Hornaday Jr.

Delana Harvick

Jeff Hensley

11 Chevrolet

Anderson's Maple Syrup

20

38

Mike Garvey

Pam Sieg

Timothy Brown

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

21

39

Ryan Sieg

Susan Bates

Rod Sieg

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

22

46

Justin Lofton

Eddie Sharp

Daniel Bormann

11 Toyota

CollegeComplete.com

23

57

Norm Benning

Norm Benning

James Dugger

11 Chevrolet

TBA

24

60

Cole Whitt

Vickie Compton

Marcus Richmond

11 Chevrolet

Red Bull/Fuel Doctonr

25

62

Brendan Gaughan

Rick Ware

Bryan Berry

11 Toyota

South Point Hotel and Casino

26

63

Jack Smith

Michael Mittler

Michael Mittler

11 Ford

Seal Wrap

27

66

Justin Marks

Stacy Compton

Doug Wolcott

11 Chevrolet

Chevrolet GoPro

28

75

Greg Seevers

Norm Benning

James Dugger

11 Chevrolet

TBA

29

81

David Starr

Bobby Dotter

Jason Miller

11 Toyota

ZACHRY

30

88

Matt Crafton

Rhonda Thorson

Vance Haefele

11 Chevrolet

Menards

31

92

Clay Rogers

Ricky Benton

Barry Elvis

11 Chevrolet

BTS Tire & Wheel/Fleet HQ

32

93

Shane Sieg

Pam Sieg

Tony Wilson

11 Chevrolet

S& W Services

33

96

Todd Peck

Michael Peck

Keith Wolfe

10 Chevrolet

National Arthritis Foundation

34

98

Dakoda Armstrong

Duke Thorson

Duke Thorson

11 Chevrolet

Ferrellgas / Agrisure/ DriveforSavings.com

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