NASCAR - Camping World Truck - AAA Insurance 200 Preview

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DATE: Friday, July 29th
SITE: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (1982) -- Clermont, Indiana
TRACK: 0.686-mile oval - 699 feet (Frontstretch); 699 feet (Backstretch)
ANNUAL: 17th
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Satellite
START TIME: 7:30 p.m. (et)
RUNNER-UP: Kyle Busch
POLE WINNER: Timothy Peters (Finished 10th)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 137.2
QUALIFYING RECORD: Joe Ruttman, 2000 (111.843 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Greg Biffle, 1999 (88.704 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $480,131 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $45,100; 2nd Place - $29,890; 3rd Place - $22,035
2010 Finish
1Ron Hornaday Jr56Austin Dillon12
2Kyle Busch27Todd Bodine6
3Matt Crafton48Brad Sweet14
4Johnny Sauter99David Starr10
5James Buescher310Timothy Peters1
2010 AAA Insurance 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 84.604 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 37 minutes, 18 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.095 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 29 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 3 among 2 drivers
POLE WINNER: Timothy Peters (109.653 m.p.h.)
Past AAA Insurance 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (5th) -- Chevrolet -- 84.604 m.p.h.
2009 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 85.115 m.p.h.
2008 -- Johnny Benson (8th) -- Toyota -- 74.859 m.p.h.
2007 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 76.438 m.p.h.
2006 -- Rick Crawford (3rd) -- Ford -- 75.789 m.p.h.
2005 -- Dennis Setzer (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 84.910 m.p.h.
2004 -- Chad Chaffin (5th) -- Dodge -- 77.007 m.p.h.
2003 -- Carl Edwards (5th) -- Ford -- 88.111 m.p.h.
2002 -- Terry Cook (1st) -- Ford -- 74.018 m.p.h.
2001 -- Jack Sprague (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 80.745 m.p.h.
2000 -- Joe Ruttman (1st) -- Dodge -- 75.084 m.p.h.
1999 -- Greg Biffle (3rd) -- Ford -- 88.704 m.p.h. (race record)
1998 -- Jack Sprague (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 77.235 m.p.h.
1997 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 81.753 m.p.h.
1996 -- Mike Skinner (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 85.720 m.p.h.
1995 -- Mike Skinner (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 78.767 m.p.h.
NOTE: Formerly called Action Packed Cards 150 (1995), Cummins Diesel 200
(1996-1998), Power Stroke Diesel 200 (1999-2008).
Past AAA Insurance 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Timothy Peters -- 10th
2009 -- Colin Braun -- 5th
2008 -- Bobby East -- 19th
2007 -- Mike Skinner -- 20th
2006 -- David Ragan -- 9th
2005 -- Dennis Setzer -- 1st
2004 -- Jack Sprague -- 18th
2003 -- Terry Cook -- 9th
2002 -- Terry Cook -- 1st
2001 -- Joe Ruttman -- 3rd
2000 -- Joe Ruttman -- 1st
1999 -- Dennis Setzer -- 7th
1998 -- Randy Tolsma -- 6th
1997 -- Jimmy Hensley -- 3rd
1996 -- Mike Skinner -- 1st
1995 -- Mike Skinner -- 1st
Last Race Results
RACE: Lucas Deep Clean 200 (July 22nd)
SITE: Nashville Superspeedway -- Lebanon, Tennessee
MILES: 200
LAPS: 150
WINNER: Austin Dillon
RUNNER-UP: Johnny Sauter
THIRD: Timothy Peters
FOURTH: Nelson Piquet Jr
FIFTH: Parker Kligerman
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (Finished 1st)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 31 minutes, 25 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 131.214 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.981 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 3 for 13 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 8 among 5 drivers
LAP LEADERS: A. Dillon 1-29; T. Peters 30-55; A. Dillon 56; J. Coulter 57-60;
C. Whitt 61-62; T. Peters 63-103; A. Dillon 104-106; J. Sauter
107-127; A Dillon 128-150.
AAA Insurance 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Brad Queen (Kernersville, NC)Chevrolet/Live Oak Real Estate
01Jake Crum (Statesville, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/Hunt Brothers Pizza
3Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, FL)Chevrolet/Monster Energy
5Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/Big Red
6Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Toyota/Lofton Cattle/Shred TV
07Ricky Moxley (West Palm Beach, FL)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
32Steve Arpin (Fort Frances, Canada)Chevrolet/Mike's Hard Lemonade
33 *Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Vlasic/Armour
38Mike Garvey (Lakeville, MN)Chevrolet/S&W Services
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W Services
42Tommy Joe Martins (Como, MS)Dodge/TBA
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
63Jack Smith (Sandy Springs, GA)Ford/Seal Wrap
66Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Chevrolet/National Watermelon Promo
75Greg Seevers (West Milton, OH)Chevrolet/TBA
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry/ASI Limited
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 the last nine years)
Ron Hornaday Jr---------3rd3rdWon2ndWonWon
Matt Crafton10th10th7th4th20th14th4th16th3rd
Johnny Sauter------2nd------------14th4th
James Buescher---------------------6th5th
Austin Dillon------------------------6th
Todd Bodine---------15th7th6th22nd18th7th
David Starr34th11th16th17th4th17th16th9th9th
Timothy Peters---------28th15th------17th10th
Elliott Sadler---------------------------
Josh Richards---------------------------
Mover of the Week
Todd Bodine - Started in the 21st position and finished 6th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Ron Hornaday Jr
Darkhorse - Max Papis
Last Week's Pick to Win (Austin Dillon) - Finished 1st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jason White) - Finished 12th
Ron Hornaday Jr continued his dominance at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis last season, has captured the checkered flag for the second straight season.

In six years of racing at this track, no one has come close to accomplishing what Hornaday has done. After posting back-to-back third-place finishes in 2005-06, Hornaday Jr captured the 2007 race and then placed second in 2008. In 2009, he clipped Mike Skinner by less than a second for his 44th career Truck Series title and then last season, he joined Mike Skinner as the only back-to- back champion of this race, as he defeated Kyle Busch by just over two seconds for his 46th career win.

Hornaday Jr, who snapped a 22-race winless streak in the Camping World Truck Series, took the lead from pole sitter Timothy Peters after 62 laps and dominated from there. Peters reclaimed the top position during the fifth and final caution when he opted to stay on track, while most of the leaders, including Hornaday, pitted for the last time. Shortly after the final restart, Hornaday and Busch chased down Peters. Hornaday then made his winning pass with 48 laps remaining. He recorded his first win since August 1, 2009 at Nashville.

The four-time Series champion ranks ninth on the points list this season, just 69 behind Johnny Sauter. Hornaday has one win (48 career) and seven top-10s in 12 starts.

Starting fourth on the grid, Hornaday reclaimed the lead on lap 169 and held on to defeat Skinner by 0.202 of a second in 2009. Hornaday led twice for a race- high 67 laps, while Skinner led for 61. Pole sitter Colin Braun placed fifth.

In 2008, Johnny Benson reclaimed the lead on lap 162 and then held off Ron Hornaday Jr for his 12th career Truck Series title. Hornaday dominated the race, leading for a race-high 153 laps. After running second to Hornaday for most of the evening, Benson made the outside pass and grabbed the top spot with 39 laps to go. Then it was Benson's show from there, as he clipped Hornaday by 0.484 of a second. Pole sitter Bobby East led the first four laps, but faded to 19th.

Rick Crawford took the checkered flag ahead of Dennis Setzer in 2006, despite a record 11 caution flags, as he won for the fifth time in his Camping World Truck Series career. Crawford led for a race-high 87 laps, as he posted a 0.790 of a second victory. Pole sitter David Ragan led the first 59 laps, but faded and finished ninth.

Dennis Setzer dominated the race in 2005, as he won for the 16th time in his career, defeating Todd Kluever by less than a second. Setzer, who started on the pole, led for 177 of the 200 laps. Setzer added two wins to his win total and now ranks fourth on the all-time list.

The pole sitter has captured this race five times, the last coming in 2005, when Setzer took the checkered flag.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the August 6 Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 at Pocono Raceway. Elliott Sadler won last year's race there.

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As of July 26, 2011, at 03:28 PM ET
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