NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Lucas Deep Clean 200 Preview

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DATE: Friday, July 22nd
SITE: Nashville Superspeedway (2001) -- Lebanon, Tennessee
TRACK: 1.333-mile oval - 2,494 feet (Frontstretch); 2,203 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 40,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 11th
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: Todd Bodine (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Austin Dillon
POLE WINNER: Todd Bodine (Finished 1st)
LAPS: 150
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: Erik Darnell, 2006 (162.116 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2010 (136.459 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $476,280 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $53,125; 2nd Place - $27,265; 3rd Place - $24,760
2010 Finish
1Todd Bodine16Ron Hornaday Jr10
2Austin Dillon27Matt Crafton6
3Aric Almirola58Brian Ickler11
4Timothy Peters39Justin Lofton9
5Johnny Sauter710Ken Schrader4
2010 Lucas Deep Clean 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 124.257 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 36 minutes, 33 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 4.164 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 19 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 3 among 3 drivers
POLE WINNER: Todd Bodine (155.543 m.p.h.)
Past Lucas Deep Clean 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Todd Bodine (1st) -- Toyota -- 124.257 m.p.h.
2009 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 115.006 m.p.h.
2008 -- Johnny Benson (16th) -- Toyota -- 115.300 m.p.h.
2007 -- Travis Kvapil (11th) -- Ford -- 124.107 m.p.h.
2006 -- Johnny Benson (22nd) -- Toyota -- 108.704 m.p.h.
2005 -- David Reutimann (6th) -- Toyota -- 109.246 m.p.h.
2004 -- Bobby Hamilton (15th) -- Dodge -- 124.068 m.p.h.
2003 -- Carl Edwards (6th) -- Ford -- 129.557 m.p.h.
2002 -- Mike Bliss (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 129.442 m.p.h.
2001 -- Scott Riggs (1st) -- Dodge -- 132.466 m.p.h.
NOTE: Formerly called Federated Auto Parts 200 (2001-03), Toyota Tundra 200
(2004-09), Nashville 200 (2010).
Past Lucas Deep Clean 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Todd Bodine -- 1st
2009 -- Timothy Peters -- 4th
2008 -- Todd Bodine -- 3rd
2007 -- Mike Skinner -- 3rd
2006 -- Erik Darnell -- 12th
2005 -- Mike Skinner -- 4th
2004 -- Bobby Hamilton Jr -- 4th
2003 -- Chad Chaffin -- 6th
2002 -- Mike Bliss -- 1st
2001 -- Scott Riggs -- 1st
Last Race Results
RACE: Coca-Cola 200 (July 16th)
SITE: Iowa Speedway -- Newton, Iowa
MILES: 200
LAPS: 175
WINNER: Matt Crafton
RUNNER-UP: Austin Dillon
THIRD: David Mayhew
FOURTH: Johnny Sauter
FIFTH: Joey Coulter
POLE WINNER: David Mayhew (Finished 3rd)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 46 minutes, 8 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 98.932 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.337 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 6 for 32 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 6 among 5 drivers
LAP LEADERS: D. Mayhew 1-21; J. Sauter 22-29; A. Dillon 30-155; T. Bodine
156-160; M. Crafton 161-187; A. Dillon 188; M. Crafton 189-200.
Lucas Deep Clean 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/Bully Hill Vineyards
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
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Bozzano/Jontex
9Max Papis (Como, Italy)Toyota/GEICO
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Chevrolet/Safe Auto/Curb Records
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
18Josh Richards (Shinnston, WV)Toyota/Joy Mining Machinery
20Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Toyota/Panhandle Grading & Paving
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR/RipIt
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Penske Truck Rental
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Wolfpack Rentals
32Blake Feese (Saybrook, IL)Chevrolet/TBA
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Tide/Kroger
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
65Brent Raymer (Concord, NC)Chevrolet/Trans Pecos Trucking
66Justin Marks (Rocklin, CA)Chevrolet/GoPro
73Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN)Chevrolet/Trans Pecos Trucking
75To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/TBA
78B.J. McLeod (Wauchula, FL)Chevrolet/Boggy Creek Airboat Riggs
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry/Allegro Marinade
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
93Shane Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W Services
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Austin Dillon------------------------2nd
Timothy Peters---------33rd19th---15th4th4th
Johnny Sauter---------------------6th5th
Ron Hornaday Jr---------12th33rd2nd5thWon6th
Matt Crafton18th10th7th13th9th11th11th5th7th
David Starr11th4th2nd17th20th4th9th18th14th
James Buescher---------------------17th16th
Elliott Sadler---------------------------
Nelson Piquet Jr.---------------------------
Cole Whitt---------------------------
Joey Coulter---------------------------
Parker Kligerman---------------------------
Mover of the Week
David Starr - Started in the 32nd position and finished 9th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Austin Dillon
Darkhorse - Jason White
Last Week's Pick to Win (Johnny Sauter) - Finished 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Max Papis) - Finished 20th
Camping World points leader Johnny Sauter seeks to continue his improvement at Nashville Superspeedway, as the NASCAR truck series heads into the Music City.

Sauter, who leads Austin Dillon by 22 points, has fashioned a sixth-place and fifth-place finish in his two appearances at this race. A winner in each of his last three seasons, Sauter has recorded seven top-10 finishes in 11 starts this year.

Matt Crafton moved into fifth-place on the points list after winning in Iowa last week. Crafton, 44 points behind Sauter, has seven top-10's in 12 starts at Nashville, but has never led a lap.

Despite suffering a flat tire early in the race, Todd Bodine captured the 2010 running of the Lucas Deep Clean 200. Bodine, who started on the pole, had to pit unexpectedly on lap 15. But Bodine's early pit stop allowed him to reclaim the lead on lap 62, when he did not pit during a round of green-flag stops. He led the final 89 laps and easily beat rookie Austin Dillon at the finish by 4.2 seconds for his first win at Nashville.

Bodine scored his second victory of the season and 19th of his career, which moved him into fourth place on the series' all-time race wins list. He also earned his long-awaited Gibson guitar trophy for winning at Nashville. Bodine, who will not be on hand to defend his title, now ranks fifth in wins with 21.

Ron Hornaday Jr. put on a dominating performance in 2009 at Nashville Superspeedway, as he led 115 of 154 laps, en route to his 45th career Truck Series title. With the win, Hornaday became the first driver to win five consecutive races in one of NASCAR's three national touring series since 1971. Richard Petty and Bobby Allison both did it in the Cup Series in 1971. Petty holds the NASCAR record with 10 straight Cup wins in 1967. Although his streak ended the following week, Hornaday has added three more wins to his resume, including one last month.

In 2008, Johnny Benson became the fifth driver in NASCAR Truck Series history to win three consecutive races with a come-from-behind victory in the previously called Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville. Benson passed Erik Darnell with three laps remaining to claim his 13th career truck win. Todd Bodine started on the pole, but finished third after leading for a race-high 74 laps. Benson started 16th and led only the final three laps, as he won by 0.889 seconds. With the win, Benson became the first and only two-time winner of this race.

Travis Kvapil captured this race in 2007. Mike Skinner led the first 102 laps, but Kvapil's truck came to life, as he caught Skinner and then made the winning pass. Kvapil led the final 49 laps and crossed the finish line 2.403 seconds ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr for his third truck victory of the season and the eighth of his career. Skinner, who started on the pole, placed third.

In 2006, Benson won for the third time that year, as he crossed the finish line, just 0.492 seconds ahead of Jack Sprague. Starting from the 22nd position, Benson worked his way towards the front and finally claimed the lead on the final lap, as he outran Sprague for the win.

The Lucas Deep Clean 200 has been won from the pole three times -- Scott Riggs in 2001, Bliss the following year and Bodine last season. Benson started 22nd in 2006, which is the furthest back a driver has started and won a truck event at Nashville.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the July 29th running of the AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Ron Hornaday Jr. is the defending race winner.

07/19 16:53:37 ET

As of July 19, 2011, at 04:53 PM ET
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