NASCAR - Camping World Truck Series - Fast Five 225 Preview

BIg news this week with the return of truck racing to The RockThe Governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue, speaks to the crowd at the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race announcement at Rockingham Speedway on Sept. 7 in Rockingham, N.C. Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for NASCAR via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series heads to Chicagoland Speedway this weekend to compete in the Fast Five 225.  As we continue on the downhill slope of the season, the truck drivers are looking to stir things up in the Windy City.

Following the Atlanta 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the points were mixed up once again. Not only has there been six different points leaders this season, the current leader didn’t even qualify for the second race of the season. James Buescher, on a 13-week string of Top-10 finishes, overtook Johnny Sauter for first position heading into Chicago. But Sauter is dominant at 1.5-mile tracks; two of his three wins came at one. Compound that with the two Top-5 finishing positions he had in the past two Chicagoland races, and Sauter may rebound gracefully this weekend. Though every race is important to the drivers, the Fast Five 225 carries special significance for Ron Hornaday, Jr. In the midst of rumors that Kevin Harvick Incorporated will dissolve after this season, his win at Atlanta was huge. Now that the story has been confirmed, solidifying his dominance in this series is critical.

Laps: 150

Miles: 225

Total purse: $608,503 (2010 figures)

Defending Polesitter: Todd Bodine (173.840 m.p.h.)

Defending Champion: Kyle Busch

Hornaday is no stranger to breaking NCWTS records; he leads in number of championships won. Next on his to-do list is capture his 50th NCWTS win. With two wins under his belt this season and the last four NCWTS race wins to KHI’s name, look for Hornaday to contend for win number 50 this Friday.

But the Truck regulars will once again have their hands full with Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. Busch has won this race the past two years, but Harvick has been unstoppable lately. The No. 2 Bad Boy Buggies Chevy won every race in the month of August and Harvick is riding the momentum of Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series win at Richmond. The owner’s points battle is sure to heat up at Chicagoland.

Buescher is currently your NCWTS points leader. Sauter, Timothy Peters, Austin Dillon, and Hornaday round out your Top 5.

Catch the Fast Five 225 this Friday night at 8:00PM ET on Speed.

The entry list is after the jump:

Entry

Trk#

Driver

Owner

Crew Chief

Vehicle Mfg

Sponsor

1

2

Kevin Harvick(i)

Delana Harvick

Bruce Cook

11 Chevrolet

Bad Boy Buggies

2

3

Austin Dillon

Richard Childress

Danny Stockman Jr.

11 Chevrolet

Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats

3

4

Ricky Carmichael

Steve Turner

Mark Rette

11 Chevrolet

Monster Energy

4

5

Todd Bodine

David Dollar

Michael Hillman Jr.

11 Toyota

International

5

6

Justin Lofton

Eddie Sharp

Daniel Bormann

10 Toyota

CollegeComplete.com

6

7

Miguel Paludo

Tom Deloach

Rick Gay

11 Toyota

Stemco Duroline

7

07

Caleb Roark

Ken Smith

Butch Miller

11 Chevrolet

Bobber.info

8

8

Nelson Piquet Jr.

Delana Harvick

Chris Carrier

11 Chevrolet

Autotrac-Qualcomm

9

9

Max Papis

Bob Germain

Randy Goss

11 Toyota

GEICO

10

09

Bryan Silas

Chris Baluch

Cal Boprey

11 Ford

Rockingham Speedway

11

10

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Kevin Eagle

10 Ford

HipChixFundraisers.com

12

13

Johnny Sauter

Mike Curb

Joe Shear

11 Chevrolet

Safe Auto/Curb Records

13

17

Timothy Peters

Tom Deloach

Butch Hylton

11 Toyota

Red Horse Racing

14

18

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch

Eric Phillips

11 Toyota

Dollar General / Direct TV

15

22

Joey Coulter

Pete Raymer

Harold Holly

11 Chevrolet

RCR Graphics Center

16

23

Jason White

Steve Urvan

Terry Snyder

11 Chevrolet

Gunbroker.com

17

27

David Stremme

Susan Bates

Kris Nicholson

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

18

29

Parker Kligerman

Brad Keselowski

Jeff Stankiewicz

10 Dodge

Chicago RAM Dealers

19

31

James Buescher

Steve Turner

Michael Shelton

11 Chevrolet

Exide Batteries

20

32

Steve Arpin

Steve Turner

Doug George

11 Chevrolet

Mike's Hard Lemonade

21

33

Ron Hornaday Jr.

Delana Harvick

Jeff Hensley

11 Chevrolet

Anderson's Maple Syrup

22

38

Mike Garvey

Pam Sieg

Timothy Brown

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

23

39

Ryan Sieg

Susan Bates

Rod Sieg

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

24

57

Norm Benning

Norm Benning

Norm Benning

11 Chevrolet

TBA

25

60

Cole Whitt

Vickie Compton

Marcus Richmond

11 Chevrolet

Fuel Doctor/Red Bull

26

62

Brendan Gaughan

Rick Ware

Bryan Berry

11 Toyota

South Point Hotel & Casino

27

63

Jack Smith

Michael Mittler

Michael Mittler

11 Ford

Seal Wrap/Operation Home Front

28

65

Brent Raymer

Joey Sonntag

Michael Cheek

11 Chevrolet

County Building Center/Trans Pecos Trucking

29

66

Peyton Sellers

Stacy Compton

Chris Beeson

11 Chevrolet

TBD

30

68

Wayne Edwards

Bill Alger

Tim Walter

10 Dodge

Bosak Dodge

31

73

Brian Johnson Jr.

Ron Crosby

Lonnie Rush Jr.

11 Chevrolet

Super Seal/Trans Pecos Trucking

32

81

David Starr

Bobby Dotter

Jason Miller

11 Toyota

Zachry/NCCER

33

88

Matt Crafton

Rhonda Thorson

Vance Haefele

11 Chevrolet

Fisher Nuts/Menards

34

93

Dennis Setzer

Pam Sieg

Tony Wilson

11 Chevrolet

S&W Services

35

98

Dakoda Armstrong

Duke Thorson

Daniel Stillman

11 Chevrolet

Ferrellgas/Agrisure

36

99

Charles Vest

Charles Vest

Aj Genail

11 Ford

Rockingham Speedway

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