NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Too Tough To Tame 200 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, March 12th
SITE: Darlington Speedway (1950) -- Darlington, South Carolina
TRACK: 1.366-mile oval - 1,229 feet (Frontstretch); 1,229 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 60,000 (Grandstand Seating)
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 5 p.m. (et)/Green Flag 5:18 p.m. (et)
RUNNER-UP: Timothy Peters
POLE WINNER: Timothy Peters (Finished 2nd)
LAPS: 147
MILES: 200.8
QUALIFYING RECORD: Timothy Peters, 2010 (170.845 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Bobby Hamilton, 2003 (133.645 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $430,275 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $51,125; 2nd Place - $36,565; 3rd Place - $22,410
2010 Finish
1Todd Bodine86Matt Crafton15
2Timothy Peters17James Buescher2
3Ron Hornaday Jr58Stacy Compton7
4Johnny Sauter139Aric Almirola4
5Austin Dillon910Ken Schrader6
2010 Too Tough To Tame 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 107.509 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 52 minutes, 4 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.531 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 37 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 4 among 5 drivers
POLE WINNER: Carl Edwards (167.487 m.p.h.)
Past Too Tough To Tame 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Todd Bodine (8th) -- Toyota -- 107.509 m.p.h.
2009 -- Not Held
2008 -- Not Held
2007 -- Not Held
2006 -- Not Held
2005 -- Not Held
2004 -- Kasey Kahne (4th) -- Dodge -- 104.927 m.p.h.
2003 -- Bobby Hamilton (14th) -- Dodge -- 133.645 m.p.h. (race record)
2002 -- Ted Musgrave (2nd) -- Dodge -- 109.000 m.p.h.
2001 -- Bobby Hamilton (3rd) -- Dodge -- 105.461
NOTE: Formerly called Darlington 200 (2001, 2004), Craftsman Anniversary 200
(2002), Craftsman 200 (2003).
Past Too Tough To Tame 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Timothy Peters -- 2nd
2009 -- Not Held
2008 -- Not Held
2007 -- Not Held
2006 -- Not Held
2005 -- Not Held
2004 -- Carl Edwards -- 4th
2003 -- None -- Weather
2002 -- Jason Leffler -- 30th
2001 -- Jack Sprague -- 12th
Last Race Results
RACE: Lucas Oil 150 (February 25th)
SITE: Phoenix International Raceway -- Avondale, Arizona
MILES: 150
LAPS: 150
WINNER: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Clint Bowyer
THIRD: Ron Hornaday Jr
FOURTH: Johnny Sauter
FIFTH: Austin Dillon
POLE WINNER: Clint Bowyer (Finished 2nd)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 40 minutes, 45 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 89.330 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.291 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 38 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 1 among 2 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Clint Bowyer 1-43;
Kyle Busch 44-150.
Too Tough To Tame 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC)Chevrolet/Fuel Doctor
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/Armour Vienna Sausages
3Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, FL)Chevrolet/Monster Energy
5Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI)Toyota/Int'l Truck/Monaco RVs
07Jamie Dick (Albuquerque, NM)Toyota/TBA
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Qualcomm
9Max Papis (Como, Italy)Toyota/GEICO
10Chase Mattioli (Long Pond, PA)Ford/
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Chevrolet/Safe Auto/Curb Records
15Dusty Davis (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Vision Airlines/Emerald Coast
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Gear Wrench
18Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Toyota/TBA
20Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Toyota/Panhandle Grading & Paving
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR/Rip-It
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/
25Tayler Malsam (Seattle, WA)Toyota/One Eighty
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Penske Truck Leasing
30 *Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Wolfepack Rentals
32Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Tide/Kroger
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W
45Mike Skinner (Susanville, CA)Toyota/TBA
46Craig Goess (Woodbury, NJ)Toyota/Greenville Toyota
50T.J. Bell (Reno, VA)Chevrolet/Liberty Tire Recycling
51Justin Johnson (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Vision Airlines
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
60Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Chevrolet/Red Bull
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/South Point Hotel & Casino
66Justin Marks (Rocklin, CA)Chevrolet/Go-Pro
73To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/County Building Center
77Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Toyota/Lofton Cattle
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry
84Chris Fontaine (Lakeland, FL)Chevrolet/Glenden Enterprises
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
92Clay Rogers (Mooresville, NC)Chevrolet/Fleet HQ/BTS Tire & Wheel
93Shane Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W
* - defending champion.
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Todd Bodine---20th------------------Won
Timothy Peters------------------------2nd
Ron Hornaday Jr------------------------3rd
Johnny Sauter------------------------4th
Austin Dillon------------------------5th
Matt Crafton14th11th8th---------------6th
James Buescher------------------------7th
David Starr6th9th7th---------------12th
Ricky Carmichael------------------------24th
Jason White------------------------27th
Kasey Kahne------Won------------------
Elliott Sadler---------------------------
Travis Kvapil7th4th19th------------------
Brendan Gaughan20th3rd---------------------
Mover of the Week
Brad Sweet - Started in 21st position and finished 11th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Todd Bodine
Darkhorse - Kasey Kahne
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - Finished 1st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jason White) - Finished 10th
After a five-year hiatus, the Camping World Truck Series returned to Darlington Raceway last year, as Todd Bodine outlasted Timothy Peters for the checkered flag.

Bodine, who had won the previous week last year when the race was held in August, led the final 47 laps to hold off Peters by a half-second for his 20th career Truck Series title. The defending series champion added a fourth title in 2010 to finish atop the standings. After posting 20 top-10s in 25 starts last year, Bodine is off to a slow start this season, failing to finish inside the top-10 in his two starts.

Matt Crafton is expected to make his 250th career Truck Series start this weekend. In his previous five starts at Darlington in this series, Crafton has an average finish of 9.4, with his best finish, sixth last season.

Bobby Hamilton is on the only two-time winner of this race, having captured the checkered flag in 2001 and 2003. The pole sitter has yet to win this race, but a top-10 starting spot has won four of the five races. After four straight Dodge wins at Darlington, Toyota, with Bodine behind the wheel won last year.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the April 2nd Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Kevin Harvick is the defending race winner.

03/08 19:07:13 ET

As of March 8, 2011, at 07:07 PM ET
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