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DATE: Wednesday, August 24th
SITE: Bristol Motor Speedway (1960) -- Bristol, Tennessee
TRACK: 0.533-mile - 650 feet (Frontstretch); 650 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 160,000
ANNUAL: 14th
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: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Aric Almirola
POLE WINNER: Kyle Busch (Finished 1st)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 106.6
QUALIFYING RECORD: Ken Schrader, 2004 (126.922 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Travis Kvapil, 2003 (88.813 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $469,279 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $46,375; 2nd Place - $32,415; 3rd Place - $18,810
 
2010 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Kyle Busch16Todd Bodine14
2Aric Almirola197Brad Keselowski6
3Ron Hornaday Jr58Timothy Peters7
4Mike Skinner89Miguel Paludo23
5Justin Lofton1510Matt Crafton18
2010 O'Reilly 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 65.945 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 39 minutes, 54 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 13 for 71 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 4 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Kyle Busch (122.968 m.p.h.)
Past O'Reilly 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Kyle Busch (1st) -- Toyota -- 65.945 m.p.h.
2009 -- Kyle Busch (6th) -- Toyota -- 85.698 m.p.h.
2008 -- Kyle Busch (3rd) -- Toyota -- 65.388 m.p.h.
2007 -- Johnny Benson (8th) -- Toyota -- 71.331 m.p.h.
2006 -- Mark Martin (1st) -- Ford -- 72.081 m.p.h.
2005 -- Mike Skinner (2nd) -- Toyota -- 83.390 m.p.h.
2004 -- Carl Edwards (5th) -- Ford -- 74.495 m.p.h.
2003 -- Travis Kvapil (12th) -- Chevrolet -- 88.813 m.p.h. (race record)
2002 -- Not held
2001 -- Not held
2000 -- Not held
1999 -- Jack Sprague (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 75.380 m.p.h.
1998 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 80.883 m.p.h.
1997 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 70.583 m.p.h.
1996 -- Rick Carelli (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 83.992 m.p.h.
1995 -- Joe Ruttman (3rd) -- Ford -- 72.408 m.p.h.
 
NOTE: Race formerly called Pizza Plus 150 (1995), Coca-Cola 200 (1996),
Loadhandler 200 (1997-1998), Coca-Cola Family 200 (1999).
 
Past O'Reilly 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Kyle Busch -- 1st
2009 -- Ryan Newman --4th
2008 -- Scott Speed -- 3rd
2007 -- Travis Kvapil -- 11th
2006 -- Mark Martin -- 1st
2005 -- David Reutimann -- 29th
2004 -- Ken Schrader -- 10th
2003 -- Ted Musgrave -- 15th
2002 -- Not held
2001 -- Not held
2000 -- Not held
1999 -- Greg Biffle -- 9th
1998 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 1st
1997 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 1st
1996 -- Mike Skinner -- 4th
1995 -- Sammy Swindell -- 4th
Last Race Results
RACE: VFW 200 (August 20th)
SITE: Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Michigan
MILES: 204
LAPS: 102
WINNER: Kevin Harvick
RUNNER-UP: Timothy Peters
THIRD: Miguel Paludo
FOURTH: James Buescher
FIFTH: David Starr
POLE WINNER: Matt Crafton (Finished 21st)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 36 minutes, 53 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 126.338 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 22 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 13 among 10 drivers
LAP LEADERS: M. Crafton 1-20; M. Martin 21-33; A. Dillon 34-40; K. Busch
41-47; R. Carmichael 48; J. Lofton 49; J. Coulter 50-56; M.
Martin 57-67; A. Dillon 68-76; M. Paludo 77-79; M. Martin 80-82;
J. Sauter 83; M. Martin 84-89; K. Harvick 90-102.
O'Reilly 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
01Jake Crum (Statesville, NC)Chevrolet/Bandit Industries
2Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Hunt Brothers Pizza
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/collegecomplete.com
07John King (Kingsport, TN)Toyota/Edward Jones Investments
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/TBA
09Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
9Max Papis (Como, Italy)Toyota/GEICO
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/racinggraphics.com
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Chevrolet/Safe Auto/Curb Records
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
18 *Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Dollar General/Combos
19David Mayhew (Atascadero, CA)Chevrolet/MMI Services
20Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Toyota/Panhandle Grading & Paving
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR/RipIt
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/gunbroker.com
24Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/AM FM Energy
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Penske Truck Rental
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Exide Batteries
32Blake Feese (Saybrook, IL)Chevrolet/TBA
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Cooked Perfect Meatballs
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/S&W Services
51Josh Richards (Shinnston, WV)Toyota/Joy Mining Machinery
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/County Building Center
66Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
70Jeff Agnew (Floyd, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
73Brian Johnson Jr. (Machesney Park,IL)Chevrolet/Super Seal/Trans Pecos
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Advocare/Boot Campaign
87Chris Jones (Forest, VA)Chevrolet/Copy Wizard
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
92Clay Rogers (Mooresville, NC)Chevrolet/QMI/Fleet HQ/BTS Tire
93Mike Garvey (Lakeville, MN)Chevrolet/S&W Services
96Todd Peck (Glenville, PA)Chevrolet/arthritis.com
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200220032004200520062007200820092010
Kyle Busch---------5th6th15thWonWonWon
Ron Hornaday Jr---------14th27th6th24th3rd3rd
Justin Lofton------------------------5th
Todd Bodine---------2nd2nd24th2nd32nd6th
Timothy Peters---------19th33rd36th30th10th8th
Matt Crafton---6th3rd12th12th12th21st2nd10th
Johnny Sauter---25th---------------18th11th
Austin Dillon------------------------17th
David Starr---18th7th8th5th17th29th7th23rd
Elliott Sadler------------------------26th
James Buescher---------------------13th33rd
Kevin Harvick---10th5th------------------
Parker Kligerman---------------------------
Cole Whitt---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
David Starr - Started in the 19th position and finished 5th
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Darkhorse - Jason White
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Johnny Sauter) - Finished 13th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Max Papis) - Finished 19th
 
NOTES:
Only 10 races remain on the Camping World Truck Series schedule for 2011, as the drivers head into Bristol Motor Speedway and the 14th annual O'Reilly 200. Last year, Kyle Busch captured this race for the third consecutive season, as he defeated Aric Almirola under caution.

Despite having to start from the rear of the field, Kyle Busch easily claimed his third consecutive Camping World Truck Series win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday.

Busch won the pole for O'Reilly 200, but had to start from the back due to unapproved adjustments on his truck after qualifying. His team had to repair a broken valve cover on his engine.

On lap 90, Busch took the lead for the first time and then ran in front for the remaining 116 laps. A multi-truck wreck in the closing laps forced a green-white-checkered finish. Busch had just enough fuel to hold off Almirola before the race ended under caution for another wreck on the final lap. The victory was one of eight wins in 2010. With five victories this season, Busch's win total now stands at 29.

Currently atop the points list, Johnny Sauter is seeking his first top-10 finish in this race. His best result was last year's 11th-place finish. Sauter leads James Buescher by five points and Austin Dillon by eight.

When he won in 2009, Busch became the first back-to-back winner of this race since Ron Hornaday Jr doubled in 1997-98.

Busch, who started sixth on the grid, led twice for 82 laps, as he defeated Matt Crafton by 2.721 seconds for his 12th career Truck Series title. The victory was one of seven wins in 2009, as Busch led the final 77 laps.

Busch dominated this race in 2008, leading twice for 145 laps, as he defeated Todd Bodine by 0.386 of a second. The win was the ninth of his Camping World Trucks Series career. Busch reclaimed the lead on lap 71 and held on through lap 203 for the win. Pole sitter Scott Speed placed third.

Johnny Benson captured his seventh Truck Series title in 2007, as he clipped Brendan Gaughan by less than a second at the O'Reilly 200. Benson led twice for 84 laps, including the final 21, edging Gaughan by .790 of a second. Pole sitter Travis Kvapil finished 11th after leading for a race-high 91 laps.

In 2006, pole sitter Mark Martin crossed the finish line ahead of Todd Bodine for his fifth career Truck Series title. Martin, who dominated this race, took the checkered flag, 0.149 of a second ahead of Bodine. Martin led the first 29 laps and closed the race leading the final 135 laps. Mike Skinner, who placed seventh, led for 36 laps. With the win, Martin became the third pole sitter to capture this race, joining Ron Hornaday Jr who won back-to-back titles from the pole (1997-98).

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the September 2nd staging of the Atlanta 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick won last year's race there.

08/24 17:48:12 ET

As of August 24, 2011, at 05:48 PM ET

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