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DATE: Saturday, July 16th
SITE: Iowa Speedway (2009) -- Newton, Iowa
TRACK: 0.875-mile oval - 1,075 feet (Frontstretch); 869 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 25,000
ANNUAL: 3rd
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8 p.m. (et)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Austin Dillon
RUNNER-UP: Johnny Sauter
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (Finished 1st)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 175
QUALIFYING RECORD: Mike Skinner, 2009 (137.052 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Mike Skinner, 2009 (99.181 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $465,275 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $43,800; 2nd Place - $25,865; 3rd Place - $21,260
 
2010 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Austin Dillon16Stacy Compton3
2Johnny Sauter57Mike Skinner15
3Matt Crafton108Greg Pursley6
4Ken Schrader139Ricky Carmichael21
5James Buescher1410David Starr23
2010 Coca-Cola 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 92.967 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 55 minutes, 46 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.635 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 42 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 5 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (135.263 m.p.h.)
Past Coca-Cola 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Austin Dillon (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 92.967 m.p.h.
2009 -- Mike Skinner (1st) -- Toyota -- 99.181 m.p.h.
 
NOTE: Formerly called Lucas Oil 200 (2009-10).
 
Past Coca-Cola 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Austin Dillon -- 1st
2009 -- Mike Skinner -- 1st
Last Race Results
RACE: UNOH 225 (July 7th)
SITE: Kentucky Speedway -- Sparta, Kentucky
MILES: 228
LAPS: 152
WINNER: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Parker Kligerman
THIRD: Brendan Gaughan
FOURTH: Todd Bodine
FIFTH: Jason White
POLE WINNER: Johnny Sauter (Finished 24th)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 54 minutes, 8 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 119.860 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.302 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 31 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 12 among 9 drivers
LAP LEADERS: J. Sauter 1-3; A. Dillon 4; E. Sadler 5-51; N. Piquet Jr. 52-53;
J. Coulter 54-55; J. White 56-57; A. Dillon 58-60; K. Busch
61-102; J. Sauter 103-123; J. Coulter 124-129; J. Buescher
130-131; B. Gaughan 132-133; K. Busch 134-152.
Coca-Cola 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
02Jamie Dick (Albuquerque, NM)Chevrolet/vivaautogroup.com
2David Mayhew (Atascadero, CA)Chevrolet/MMI
3 *Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, FL)Chevrolet/Monster Energy
5Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI)Toyota/Int'l Truck/Monaco RVs
07Butch Miller (Coopersville, MI)Chevrolet/TBA
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Bozzano/Jontex
9Max Papis (Como, Italy)Toyota/GEICO
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Chevrolet/Safe Auto/Curb Records
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
18Brian Ickler (San Diego, CA)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
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
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Wolfpack Rentals
32Steve Arpin (Fort Frances, Canada)Chevrolet/Mike's Hard Lemonade
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Kevin Harvick Inc.
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/South Point Hotel and Casino
66Justin Marks (Rocklin, CA)Chevrolet/GoPro
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
92Clay Rogers (Mooresville, NC)Chevrolet/Fleet HQ/BTS Tire & Wheel
93Shane Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W Services
96Todd Peck (Glenville, PA)Chevrolet/National Arthritis Found.
98Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Ferrell Gas/Agrosure
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish last two years)
Driver20092010
Austin Dillon12thWon
Johnny Sauter5th2nd
Matt Crafton6th3rd
James Buescher14th5th
Ricky Carmichael13th9th
David Starr26th10th
Brian Ickler18th13th
Ron Hornaday Jr4th24th
Timothy Peters8th27th
Cole Whitt------
Joey Coulter------
Parker Kligerman------
 
Mover of the Week
Todd Bodine - Started in 20th position and finished 4th
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Johnny Sauter
Darkhorse - Max Papis
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Todd Bodine) - Finished 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Timothy Peters) - Finished 16th
 
NOTES:
Rookie Austin Dillon became a first time winner in the Camping World Truck Series by taking last year's race.

Dillon, the grandson of NASCAR multi-team owner Richard Childress, put on a dominating performance by leading 187 of 205 laps. However, he had to hold off Johnny Sauter in a green-white-checkered finish to capture his first truck win in just 12 starts. Jason White blew a right-front tire in the closing laps, which setup the two-lap overtime finish. Dillon, who made his series debut in 2009 in the inaugural race at Iowa, edged Sauter by 0.635 of a second.

Dillon started on the pole and became the second pole sitter to win this race.

In 10 races this season, Dillon has two poles, two top-five and four top-10 finishes. His two top-five finishes have come on tracks a mile or less in length.

In 2009, Mike Skinner led all but 20 of the 200 laps, and had just enough fuel to hold off Aric Almirola in a four-lap shootout to the finish to capture the inaugural Coca-Cola 200 at Iowa Speedway.

Skinner, the pole sitter, gave up the lead to Almirola shortly after the halfway point when Almirola beat him out of the pits during a caution. But Skinner reclaimed the lead following the restart. He saw his near five-second lead vanish when the seventh and last caution set up the final four-lap sprint. After the restart, Skinner pulled away from Almirola, but his truck appeared to be running out of fuel as he wiggled it somewhat with less than three laps remaining. The victory was the 27th of his Truck Series career and one of three wins in 2009.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the Lucas Deep Clean 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on July 22nd. Todd Bodine won last year's race there.

07/12 15:58:31 ET

As of July 12, 2011, at 03:58 PM ET

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