Open Race Thread: Camping World Truck Series Jeff Foxworthy Grit Chips 200

HAMPTON, GA - AUGUST 31: Ty Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops/NRA Chevrolet, looks on from atop the hauler during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2012 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)

When tonight's Camping World Truck Series Jeff Foxworthy Grits Chips 200 (yes, that's the name of the race) kicks off tonight, it will feature the first Truck Series battle between brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch. Kurt will pilot Billy Balew's No. 51 Chevrolet while his younger brother will drive his own No. 18, his first Truck Series start of the season, after parting ways with original driver Jason Leffler.

Despite making a combined 127 starts, the two Las Vegas natives have never competed against each other in the Camping World Truck Series. A list of race favorites has to start with the duo, with a combined 34 wins coming between them.

Kurt returned to the Truck Series for the first time in 11 seasons earlier in the year at Michigan; He started fourth and finished ninth in that race. Kurt hasn't won a race in the division since winning four in 2000, a season where he also had 13 top-5s en route to a second-place in the championship standings behind Greg Biffle.

Kyle hasn't competed in the division since Nov. 4, 2011, concluding with his infamous dispute with Ron Hornaday Jr. where Kyle punted the veteran into the wall under caution, following contact in the middle of the race. Kyle was suspended by NASCAR for the following weekend's races at Phoenix, including the Sprint Cup Series race where he was competing in the Chase for the Championship.

A group of Camping World Truck Series regular are hoping to steal the spotlight away from the moonlighting Cup siblings, including championship leader Timothy Peters. James Buescher, Ty Dillon, Justin Lofton, and Parker Kligerman sit second-through-fifth and are each capable of winning races. It will be interesting to see how the regulars race each other against racing the invaders, especially given the recent history between a pair like Kyle Busch and Ron Hornaday Jr.

This is likely the most star-studded Camping World Truck Series field of the season and there's a lot on the line in terms of both division pride and championship implications. Ty Dillon is on the pole, with the green flag dropping at approximately 8:00 p.m. EST.

The race is 130 laps for 200.2 miles with flag-to-flag coverage provided by SPEED Channel. Treat this post as both the general race preview and discussion thread. A complete starting lineup, when available, can be found after the jump.

See you on the other side!

Qualifying Results (Not a starting lineup)
Atlanta Motor Speedway
6th Annual Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, August 31, 2012 @ 05:35 PM Eastern
Track Qualifying Record: Rick Crawford 03/18/05 30.339 182.735
Pos Trk Driver Team Time Speed Fastest Next
1 3 Ty Dillon # Bass Pro Shops / NRA Chevrolet 31.259 177.357 0.000 0.000
2 2 Tim George Jr. Applebee's Chevrolet 31.317 177.028 0.058 0.058
3 31 James Buescher Central Wire Chevrolet 31.391 176.611 0.132 0.074
4 18 Kyle Busch(i) Dollar General Toyota 31.396 176.583 0.137 0.005
5 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Drink B Chevrolet 31.437 176.353 0.178 0.041
6 13 Johnny Sauter Hot Honeys / Curb Records Toyota 31.467 176.185 0.208 0.030
7 32 Miguel Paludo Duroline Chevrolet 31.504 175.978 0.245 0.037
8 17 Timothy Peters TOYOTA / Red Horse Racing Toyota 31.545 175.749 0.286 0.041
9 7 Parker Kligerman TOYOTA / Red Horse Racing Toyota 31.556 175.688 0.297 0.011
10 88 Matt Crafton Roto-Rooter / Menards Toyota 31.609 175.393 0.350 0.053
11 23 Jason White GunBroker.com Ford 31.613 175.371 0.354 0.004
12 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard RAM 31.644 175.199 0.385 0.031
13 5 Aric Almirola(i) Courtesy Ford / Jordan Truck Sales Ford 31.660 175.111 0.401 0.016
14 22 Joey Coulter Armour Chevrolet 31.669 175.061 0.410 0.009
15 51 Kurt Busch(i) Bill Holt Chevrolet Chevrolet 31.705 174.862 0.446 0.036
16 08 Ross Chastain # Melon 1 / Georgia Watermelon Association Toyota 31.761 174.554 0.502 0.056
17 4 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Chevrolet 31.795 174.367 0.536 0.034
18 33 Cale Gale # RUUD Chevrolet 31.821 174.225 0.562 0.026
19 9 Ron Hornaday Jr. AMFMEnergy.com / Anderson's Maple Syrup Chevrolet 31.840 174.121 0.581 0.019
20 6 Justin Lofton Lofton Cattle Chevrolet 31.931 173.624 0.672 0.091
21 11 Todd Bodine Toyota Care Toyota 31.945 173.548 0.686 0.014
22 09 John Wes Townley # Zaxby's Toyota 32.021 173.136 0.762 0.076
23 39 Ryan Sieg Pull-A-Part Used Auto Parts Chevrolet 32.137 172.511 0.878 0.116
24 81 David Starr AdvoCare Toyota 32.144 172.474 0.885 0.007
25 07 Johnny Chapman Wear Your Gear / BOBBER.info Toyota 32.166 172.356 0.907 0.022
26 92 Chad McCumbee FleetHQ.com / BTS Tire & Wheel / QMI Chevrolet 32.224 172.046 0.965 0.058
27 74 Scott Riggs(i) Koma Unwind Chevrolet 32.226 172.035 0.967 0.002
28 99 Bryan Silas # Rockingham Speedway Ford 32.268 171.811 1.009 0.042
29 98 Dakoda Armstrong # EverFi.com Toyota 32.369 171.275 1.110 0.101
30 8 Max Gresham # Made in USA / BugBand.net Chevrolet 32.409 171.064 1.150 0.040
31 75 Caleb Holman # Food Country USA / Sunset Farm Foods Chevrolet 32.564 170.249 1.305 0.155
32 0 Blake Koch(i) RameyCars.com / Driven2Honor.org Ford 32.651 169.796 1.392 0.087
33 84 Chris Fontaine Glenden Enterprises Chevrolet 32.664 169.728 1.405 0.013
34 38 Dennis Setzer RSS Racing Chevrolet 32.670 169.697 1.411 0.006
35 37 Jeff Green(i) RSS Racing Chevrolet 32.725 169.412 1.466 0.055
36 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb RameyCars.com / Driven2Honor.org RAM 32.786 169.097 1.527 0.061
37 27 Stephen Leicht(i) Boggy Creek Air Boat Rides Chevrolet 32.875 168.639 1.616 0.089
38 57 Norm Benning Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet 33.053 167.731 1.794 0.178
39 93 Chris Jones RSS Racing Chevrolet 33.176 167.109 1.917 0.123
*Required to qualify on time, OP - Top 25 in Owner Points, PC - Past Champion,(i)Ineligible for driver points in this series
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