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DATE: Thursday, July 7th
SITE: Kentucky Speedway (2000) -- Sparta, Kentucky
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval - 1,662 feet (Frontstretch); 1,600 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 66,089 (Grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 12th
TELEVISION: SpeedChannel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8 p.m. (et)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Todd Bodine
RUNNER-UP: Johnny Sauter
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (Finished 9th)
LAPS: 150
MILES: 225
QUALIFYING RECORD: Bill Lester, 2005 (178.141 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Mike Bliss, 2002 (143.515 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $581,870 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $74,875; 2nd Place - $49,590; 3rd Place - $36,610
 
2010 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Todd Bodine146Timothy Peters12
2Johnny Sauter27Kyle Busch4
3Aric Almirola58Ryan Sieg26
4Jason White139Austin Dillon1
5Ricky Carmichael910Matt Crafton10
2010 UNOH 225 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 130.603 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 43 minutes, 22 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 5.630 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 23 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 9 among 7 drivers
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (175.177 m.p.h.)
Past UNOH 225 Winners (car) and Speed
2010 -- Todd Bodine (14th) -- Toyota -- 130.603 m.p.h.
2009 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 121.933 m.p.h.
2008 -- Johnny Benson (4th) -- Toyota -- 114.592 m.p.h.
2007 -- Mike Skinner (4th) -- Toyota -- 127.179 m.p.h.
2006 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (22nd) -- Chevrolet -- 118.110 m.p.h.
2005 -- Dennis Setzer (7th) -- Chevrolet -- 117.747 m.p.h.
2004 -- Bobby Hamilton (3rd) -- Dodge -- 122.600 m.p.h.
2003 -- Carl Edwards (5th) -- Ford -- 122.393 m.p.h.
2002 -- Mike Bliss (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 143.515 m.p.h. (race record)
2001 -- Scott Riggs (3rd) -- Dodge -- 113.525 m.p.h.
2000 -- Greg Biffle (2nd) -- Ford -- 98.385 m.p.h.
 
NOTE: Formerly called Kroger 225 (2000-02), Built Ford Tough 225 (2003-10).
 
Past UNOH 225 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Austin Dillon -- 9th
2009 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 1st
2008 -- Mike Skinner -- 7th
2007 -- Ryan Matthews -- 4th
2006 -- Marcos Ambrose -- 19th
2005 -- Bill Lester -- 22nd
2004 -- None -- Weather
2003 -- Jon Wood -- 4th
2002 -- Jason Leffler -- 5th
2001 -- Jack Sprague -- 3rd
2000 -- Bryan Reffner -- 5th
Last Race Results
RACE: WinStar World Casino 400k (June 10th)
SITE: Texas Motor Speedway -- Fort Worth, Texas
MILES: 252
LAPS: 168
WINNER: Ron Hornaday Jr.
RUNNER-UP: Parker Kligerman
THIRD: David Mayhew
FOURTH: Brian Ickler
FIFTH: Joey Coulter
POLE WINNER: James Buescher (Finished 9th)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 111.752 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.936 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 10 for 46 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 19 among 11 drivers
LAP LEADERS: J. Buescher 1-3; A. Dillon 4-10; J. Buescher 11-13; A. Dillon
14-23; S. Sieg 24; S. Arpin 25-30; A. Dillon 31-53; T. Peters 54;
J. Buescher 55-56; A. Dillon 57-62; J. Sauter 63-67; N. Piquet
Jr. 68-72; M. Paludo 73-82; J. Coulter 83-91; R. Hornaday Jr.
92-98; J. Sauter 99-112; R. Sieg 113-120; R. Hornaday Jr.
121-129; J. Sauter 130-166; R. Hornaday Jr. 167-168.
UNOH 225 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/Hunt Brothers
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
07Johnny Chapman (Stony Point, NC)Toyota/Wear Your Gear/bobber.info
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Kevin Harvick Inc.
9Max Papis (Como, Italy)Toyota/GEICO
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/drivenmale.com
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Chevrolet/Safe Auto/Curb Records
15Josh Richards (Shinnston, WV)Toyota/Joy Mining
16John King (Kingsport, TN)Toyota/TBA
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
18Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Dollar General
20Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Toyota/Panhandle Grading & Paving
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR/RipIt
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/gunbroker.com
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Penske Truck Rental
30 *Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/Georgia Boot
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Exide Batteries
32Steve Arpin (Fort Frances, Canada)Chevrolet/Mike's Hard Lemonade
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Wisk Laundry Detergent
38Mike Garvey (Lakeville, MN)Chevrolet/S&W Services
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W Services
46Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Toyota/Lofton Cattle/Shred TV
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
60Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Chevrolet/Red Bull/Fuel Doctor
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Big Red
63Jack Smith (Medina, OH)Ford/Seal Wrap
66Justin Marks (Rocklin, CA)Chevrolet/GoPro
68Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN)Dodge/Sponsor Me
77To Be AnnouncedToyota/TBA
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Akzo Nobel/ASI Limited/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 Services
99To Be AnnouncedFord/collegecomplete.com
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200220032004200520062007200820092010
Todd Bodine---------2nd10th11th27th16thWon
Johnny Sauter---------------------22nd2nd
Jason White34th------------23rd18th14th4th
Ricky Carmichael---------------------7th5th
Timothy Peters---------28th25th---19th4th6th
Kyle Busch------------------6th---7th
Austin Dillon------------------------9th
Matt Crafton17th7th4th7th7th16th3rd3rd10th
David Starr8th---3rd10th8th12th5th9th14th
James Buescher---------------------8th22nd
Ron Hornaday Jr---------14thWon10th10thWon29th
Cole Whitt---------------------------
Elliott Sadler---------------------------
Nelson Piquet Jr---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Justin Lofton - Started in the 25th position and finished 10th
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Todd Bodine
Darkhorse - Timothy Peters
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Todd Bodine) - Finished 31st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Nelson Piquet Jr) - Finished 13th
 
NOTES:
Starting 14th on the grid, Todd Bodine overcame a spin and then conserved enough fuel at the finish to pull off a stunning victory in the 2010 running of the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

Bodine, struggling this season, attempted to pass Kyle Busch for the lead just after a restart on lap 81. But Bodine got loose after a panel fell off his truck. He did not hit anything while he spun on the infield grass. The 2006 series champion pitted several times for repairs during the caution. He remained on the lead, but restarted in 25th.

Bodine did not pit during a late-race round of stops under green. He inherited the lead for the final time with 13 laps remaining when rookie Austin Dillon, the pole sitter, made his last stop. Bodine finished 5.6 seconds ahead of runner-up Johnny Sauter.

In nine starts this season, Bodine has just two top-10 finishes, both third- place finishes. He currently ranks 13th on the points list.

In 2009, Ron Hornaday Jr became the first pole sitter to capture this race, as he defeated Mike Skinner by less than a second for his 43rd career Truck Series title. In the process, Hornaday also became the first two-time winner of this race, having also captured the checkered flag in 2006. Hornaday led four times for 29 laps, including the final 18, as he clipped Skinner by 0.135 of a second.

Johnny Benson led the last 32 laps in 2008, as he clipped Michael Annett by less than a second for his 11th career Truck Series title. Benson, who led for a race-high 94 laps, crossed the finish line 0.474 seconds ahead of Annett. Pole sitter Mike Skinner placed seventh, leading twice for 10 laps. Kyle Busch led 43 laps in the early going, but ended up with a sixth-place finish.

Mike Skinner dominated this race in 2007, as he led 135 of 150 laps, en route to his 23rd career Truck Series title. He crossed the finish line 5.570 seconds ahead of Travis Kvapil. Skinner, who led on four separate occasions, reclaimed the advantage on lap 105 and cruised to victory. Pole sitter Ryan Matthews finished fourth. The victory was one of five 2007 titles for Skinner, who ranks tied for second in all-time wins at 28.

In 2006, Ron Hornaday Jr crossed the finish line two truck lengths ahead of Rick Crawford for his 29th career Truck Series title. Hornaday, who started from the 22nd position on the grid, led for 47 laps, including the final 22, as he won for the second time in 2006. Pole sitter Marcos Ambrose led for a race-high 49 laps, but finished 19th. Hornaday Jr is the all-time Camping World Series leader in wins with 48.

The winner at Kentucky Speedway over the past 11 seasons usually has the inside track at capturing the Series title. Eight of the last 11 winners of this race have gone on to win the Truck Series crown. Only in 2001 (Scott Riggs), 2003 (Carl Edwards) and 2005 (Dennis Setzer) were the winners not also a champion. The top five positions have resulted in wins in eight of the previous 11 races.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the Coca-Cola 200 at Iowa Speedway on July 16th. Austin Dillon is the defending race winner.

07/05 14:55:52 ET

As of July 5, 2011, at 02:56 PM ET

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