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DATE: Saturday, August 6th
SITE: Pocono Raceway (1971) -- Long Pond, Pennsylvania
TRACK: 2.5-mile tri-oval - 3,740 feet (Frontstretch); 3,055 feet (Backstretch)
ANNUAL: 2nd
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 1 p.m. (et)/1:21 p.m. (et) Green Flag
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Elliott Sadler (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Kasey Kahne
POLE WINNER: Elliott Sadler (Finished 1st)
LAPS: 50
MILES: 125
QUALIFYING RECORD: Elliott Sadler, 2010 (162.602 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Elliott Sadler, 2010 (111.966 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $455,131 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $36,950; 2nd Place - $27,815; 3rd Place - $21,535
 
2010 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Elliott Sadler16Mike Skinner10
2Kasey Kahne27Austin Dillon4
3Matt Crafton188Timothy Peters13
4Aric Almirola59Denny Hamlin3
5Justin Lofton710Jason White16
2010 Good Sam RV 125 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 111.966 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.445 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 6 for 18 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 6 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Elliott Sadler (162.602 m.p.h.)
Past Good Sam RV 125 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Elliott Sadler (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 111.966 m.p.h.
 
NOTE: Formerly called Pocono Mountains 125 (2010).
 
Past Good Sam RV 125 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Elliott Sadler -- 1st
Last Race Results
RACE: AAA Insurance 200 (July 29th)
SITE: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis -- Clermont, Indiana
MILES: 137.2
LAPS: 200
WINNER: Timothy Peters
RUNNER-UP: James Buescher
THIRD: David Starr
FOURTH: Miguel Paludo
FIFTH: Ron Hornaday Jr.
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (Finished 9th)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 38 minutes, 49 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 83.306 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.645 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 28 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 6 drivers
LAP LEADERS: A. Dillon 1-36; J. Sauter 37-80; T. Bodine 81; P. Kligerman
82-94; J. Buescher 95; P. Kligerman 96-98; J. Buescher 99-194; T.
Peters 195-200.
Good Sam RV 125 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Ollies Bargain Outlet
3Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, FL)Chevrolet/Monster Energy
5Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/Int'l Truck/Monaco RVs
6Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Toyota/Lofton Cattle/Shred TV
07Chad McCumbee (Supply, NC)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
18Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/cocoavia.com
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR/RipIt
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/gunbroker.com
28Wes Burton (Chiefland, FL)Chevrolet/FDNY Racing
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Penske Truck Rental
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Wolfpack Rentals
32Mark Martin (Batesville, AR)Chevrolet/Exide Batteries
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Utz Snacks
38Mike Garvey (Lakeville, MN)Chevrolet/S&W Services
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W Services
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
66Peyton Sellers (Danville, VA)Chevrolet/Skills USA
75James Hylton (Inman, SC)Chevrolet/Norm Benning Racing
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/TBA
84Chris Fontaine (Lakeland, FL)Chevrolet/Glenden Enterprises
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
89Chris Lafferty (Concord, NC)Chevrolet/Lafferty Performance
93Shane Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W Services
 
Leading Contenders (last year's finish)
Driver2010
Matt Crafton3rd
Austin Dillon7th
Timothy Peters8th
James Buescher11th
Todd Bodine12th
David Starr13th
Johnny Sauter14th
Ron Hornaday Jr29th
Kyle Busch---
Kevin Harvick---
Mark Martin---
 
Mover of the Week
Timothy Peters - Started in 16th position and finished 1st
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Austin Dillon
Darkhorse - Nelson Piquet Jr
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Ron Hornaday Jr) - Finished 5th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Max Papis) - Finished 18th
 
NOTES:
The Camping World Truck Series makes its second visit to Pocono Raceway, for the Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125. With only 50 laps, the race is being billed as somewhat of a shootout.

Last year, Elliott Sadler held off Kasey Kahne during a second green-white- checkered finish to win the inaugural race. Starting on the pole, Sadler led the opening 20 laps, but needed a push from behind by Justin Lofton and moved ahead of Kahne to take the lead with just six laps remaining. Johnny Sauter got loose and bumped into Ron Hornaday Jr., as Hornaday spun around and then slammed into the infield wall in turn three. That set up the second green- white-checkered attempt.

Sadler easily pulled away from Kahne after the final restart and beat his Richard Petty Motorsports teammate in the Sprint Cup Series by 0.45 seconds for his first truck win in his eighth start. Sadler led 31 of the 50 laps, while Kahne, who started second on the grid, led twice for 17.

Although he's raced six times on the Truck circuit this year, Sadler will not be on hand to defend his title. Sadler is running in Iowa this week on the Nationwide Series.

Mark Martin returns to NASCAR Camping World Truck competition at Pocono Raceway for the first time since his 2006 partial season during which he won six times in 14 races (a .430 winning percentage) and boasted a series-best Driver Rating of 123.9. At Pocono, Martin has finished second six times without a victory, a NASCAR Sprint Cup record he shares with NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison (Martinsville).

Along with Martin, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick will race at Pocono. Busch will be back behind the wheel of his No.18 Toyota after a three-week hiatus, while Harvick will make his first truck start since May at Dover.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the August 20 VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway, as Aric Almirola defends his title.

08/05 14:34:14 ET

As of August 5, 2011, at 02:34 PM ET

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