NASCAR - Camping World - Fast Five 225 Preview

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DATE: Friday, September 16th
SITE: Chicagoland Speedway (2001) -- Joliet, Illinois
TRACK: 1.5-mile tri-oval - 2,400 feet (Frontstretch); 1,700 feet (Backstretch)
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8 p.m. (et)
RUNNER-UP: Todd Bodine
POLE WINNER: Todd Bodine (Finished 2nd)
LAPS: 150
MILES: 225
QUALIFYING RECORD: Todd Bodine, 2010 (173.840 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2010 (132.610 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $608,503 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $52,300; 2nd Place - $39,640; 3rd Place - $25,360
2010 Finish
1Kyle Busch46Aric Almirola8
2Todd Bodine17Matt Crafton18
3Ron Hornaday Jr78Rick Crawford21
4Johnny Sauter59Austin Dillon2
5Justin Lofton1010David Starr12
2010 Fast Five 225 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 132.610 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 44 minutes, 31 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.186 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 21 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 9 among 5 drivers
POLE WINNER: Todd Bodine (173.840 m.p.h.)
Past Fast Five 225 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Kyle Busch (4th) -- Toyota -- 132.610 m.p.h.
2009 -- Kyle Busch (4th) -- Toyota -- 119.293 m.p.h.
NOTE: Formerly called 225 (2009-10).
Past Fast Five 225 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Todd Bodine -- 2nd
2009 -- Matt Crafton -- 14th
Last Race Results
RACE: Good Sam Club 200 (September 2nd)
SITE: Atlanta Motor Speedway -- Hampton, Georgia
MILES: 200.2
LAPS: 130
WINNER: Ron Hornaday Jr
RUNNER-UP: Clint Bowyer
THIRD: Kyle Busch
FOURTH: Blake Feese
FIFTH: Ryan Newman
POLE WINNER: Ricky Carmichael (Finished 8th)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 38 minutes, 5 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 122.467 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.596 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 24 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 4 drivers
LAP LEADERS: R. Carmichael - pole; C. Bowyer 1-37; K. Busch 38-45; C. Bowyer
46; K. Busch 47-52; C. Bowyer 53-111; A. Dillon 112-113; R.
Hornaday 114-130.
Fast Five 225 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Bad Boy Buggies
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/
07Caleb Roark (Abingdon, VA)Chevrolet/
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Autotrac/Qualcomm
09Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
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
18 *Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Dollar General/Direct TV
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR Graphics Center
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/
27David Stremme (South Bend, IN)Chevrolet/S&W Services
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Chicago Ram Dealers
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Exide Batteries
32Steve Arpin (Fort Frances, Canada)Chevrolet/Mike's Hard Lemonade
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Anderson's Maple Syrup
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/Fuel Doctor/Red Bull
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/South Point Hotel and Casino
63Jack Smith (Medina, OH)Ford/Seal Wrap/Operation Home Front
65Brent Raymer (Concord, NC)Chevrolet/County Building Center
66Peyton Sellers (Danville, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
68Wayne Edwards (Shepherdsville, KY)Dodge/Bosak Dodge
73Brian Johnson Jr (Machesney Prk,IL)Chevrolet/Super Seal/Trans Peco
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry/NCCER
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
93Dennis Setzer (Newton, NC)Chevrolet/S&W Services
98Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Ferrell Gas/Agrisure
99Charles Vest (Ocoee, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
* - defending champion.
Leading Contenders (Finish the last two years)
Kyle BuschWonWon
Todd Bodine2nd2nd
Ron Hornaday Jr11th3rd
Johnny Sauter5th4th
Matt Crafton14th7th
Austin Dillon---9th
David Starr22nd10th
James Buescher20th12th
Timothy Peters9th21st
Kevin Harvick------
Parker Kligerman------
Mover of the Week
Blake Feese - Started in 27th position and finished 4th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Darkhorse - David Starr
Last Week's Pick to Win (Timothy Peters) - Finished 16th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Brendan Gaughan) - Finished 18th
Not only did Kyle Busch win this race for the second consecutive season last year, he won his fourth straight NASCAR national touring series race in the process.

Busch, who won the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series races at Bristol the previous week in 2010, put on a dominating performance, but had to hold off a furious charge from pole sitter Todd Bodine in the closing laps to claim his fourth victory of the season and the 20th of his truck career. His margin of victory was a slim, 0.186 seconds.

Busch finished the 2010 season with eight wins and has added five additional checkered flags this year, giving him 29 for his career. Since the first week of July, Busch has raced just four times on this circuit with just two top-5 finishes.

In 2009, Kyle Busch made a late-race pass on Todd Bodine for the lead and then held off Bodine on a restart with seven laps to go to win the inaugural Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Busch led for a race-high 79 laps after starting fourth on the grid. Pole sitter Matt Crafton led 23 laps, but placed 14th.

With his win last race, Ron Hornaday Jr.'s countdown to 50 Camping World victories is on the horizon. The only four-time champion in Series' history, Hornaday captured win number 49 in Atlanta.

Just eight races remain on the Camping World Series Schedule, as James Buescher owns the top spot on the points list. Johnny Sauter is a mere 12 points behind, followed closely by Timothy Peters (14) and Austin Dillon (17). Not to be overlooked, Hornaday Jr is fifth, 48 points back.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the September 24th running of the F.W. Webb 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won last year's race there.

09/13 15:35:15 ET

As of September 13, 2011, at 03:35 PM ET
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