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DATE: Saturday, September 24th
SITE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1990) -- Loudon, New Hampshire
TRACK: 1.058-mile oval - 1,500 feet (Frontstretch); 1,500 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 93,521
ANNUAL: 16th
TELEVISION: SpeedChannel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 3 p.m. (et)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: James Buescher
POLE WINNER: Kyle Busch (Finished 1st)
LAPS: 175
MILES: 185.15
QUALIFYING RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2010 (130.029 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2009 (112.106 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $497,765 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $55,425; 2nd Place - $34,015; 3rd Place - $25,260
 
2010 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Kyle Busch16Timothy Peters8
2James Buescher57Johnny Sauter7
3Kevin Harvick28Aric Almirola6
4Matt Crafton119Todd Bodine9
5Austin Dillon410Bobby Hamilton Jr17
2010 F.W. Webb 175 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 100.579 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 50 minutes, 27 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.280 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 32 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 16 among 3 drivers
POLE WINNER: Kyle Busch (130.029 m.p.h.)
Past F.W. Webb 175 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Kyle Busch (1st) -- Toyota -- 100.579 m.p.h.
2009 -- Kyle Busch (2nd) -- Toyota -- 112.106 m.p.h. (race record)
2008 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 98.279 m.p.h.
2007 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 109.780 m.p.h.
2006 -- Johnny Benson (2nd) -- Toyota -- 92.323 m.p.h.
2005 -- Rick Crawford (5th) -- Ford -- 101.244 m.p.h.
2004 -- Travis Kvapil (3rd) -- Toyota -- 89.482 m.p.h.
2003 -- Jimmy Spencer (1st) -- Dodge -- 103.867 m.p.h.
2002 -- Terry Cook (2nd) -- Ford -- 103.549 m.p.h.
2001 -- Jack Sprague (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 109.244 m.p.h.
2000 -- Kurt Busch (5th) -- Ford -- 98.491 m.p.h.
1999 -- Dennis Setzer (10th) -- Dodge -- 101.810 m.p.h.
1998 -- Andy Houston (7th) -- Chevrolet -- 104.222 m.p.h.
1997 -- Jay Sauter (26th) -- Chevrolet -- 97.138 m.p.h.
1996 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (8th) -- Chevrolet -- 97.130 m.p.h.
 
NOTE: Formerly called Pennzoil Tripleheader (1996-1999), thatlook.com 200
(2000), New England 200 (2001-02), New Hampshire 200 (2003), Sylvania
200 (2004-06), New Hampshire 200 (2007), Camping World RV Rental 200
(2008), Heluva Good! 200 (2009), TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 (2010).
Race changed from 200 laps to 175 in 2010.
 
Past F.W. Webb 175 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Kyle Busch -- 1st
2009 -- Mike Skinner -- 8th
2008 -- None -- Weather
2007 -- None -- Weather
2006 -- Mike Skinner -- 2nd
2005 -- Matt Crafton -- 35th
2004 -- Jack Sprague -- 2nd
2003 -- Jimmy Spencer -- 1st
2002 -- Jason Leffler -- 27th
2001 -- Jack Sprague -- 1st
2000 -- Joe Ruttman -- 12th
1999 -- Stacy Compton -- 3rd
1998 -- Mike Wallace -- 14th
1997 -- Jack Sprague -- 2nd
1996 -- Mike Skinner -- 27th
Last Race Results
RACE: Fast Five 225 (September 16th)
SITE: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Illinois
MILES: 225
LAPS: 150
WINNER: Austin Dillon
RUNNER-UP: Kevin Harvick
THIRD: Nelson Piquet Jr.
FOURTH: Parker Kligerman
FIFTH: Kyle Busch
POLE WINNER: Steve Arpin (Finished 16th)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 36 minutes, 38 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 139.703 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 4.950 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 3 for 15 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 12 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: S. Arpin - pole; K. Harvick 1-39; P. Kligerman 40-42; N. Piquet
Jr. 43; A. Dillon 44-45; T. Bodine 46-59; K. Busch 60-68; K.
Harvick 69-128; K. Busch 129; A. Dillon 130; N. Piquet Jr.
131-134; J. Sauter 135-136; A. Dillon 137-150.
F.W. Webb 175 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Jegs
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
07Butch Miller (Coopersville, MI)Toyota/TBA
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/TBA
9Max Papis (Como, Italy)Toyota/GEICO
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/TBA
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Chevrolet/Safe Auto/Curb Records
14Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/NTS Inc.
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Gear Wrench
18 *Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Traxxas
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR Graphics Center
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/gunbroker.com
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
51German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/Telcel
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
60Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Chevrolet/Fuel Doctor/Red Bull
61Wes Burton (Chiefland, FL)Ford/TBA
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/South Point Hotel and Casino
66Peyton Sellers (Danville, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
70Jeff Agnew (Copper Hill, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
73Austin Russell (St. Louis, MO)Dodge/Sacred Power
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
93Mike Garvey (Lakeville, MN)Chevrolet/S&W Services
96Todd Peck (Glenville, PA)Chevrolet/arthritis.com
 
Leading Contenders (Finish last nine years)
Driver200220032004200520062007200820092010
Kyle Busch---------7th3rd33rd6thWonWon
James Buescher---------------------17th2nd
Kevin Harvick8th------------------3rd3rd
Matt Crafton13th10th13th35th8th11th12th4th4th
Austin Dillon---------------------15th5th
Timothy Peters------------------23rd19th6th
Johnny Sauter---------------------5th7th
Todd Bodine------34th22nd4th4th19th24th9th
David Starr3rd8th8th13th5th14th7th13th15th
Ron Hornaday Jr---------5th6thWonWon2nd24th
Parker Kligerman---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Nelson Piquet Jr - Started in the 12th position and finished 3rd
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Ron Hornaday Jr
Darkhorse - Ricky Carmichael
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - Finished 5th
Last Week's Darkhorse (David Starr) - Finished 19th
 
NOTES:
Domination was the key to Kyle Busch's performance last year, as he captured this race for the second straight season.

Busch, who started on the pole, led 156 of 175 laps, but needed a late pass of James Buescher to record his 21st career Truck Series title. Buescher took the lead with 10 laps to go when he moved underneath Busch and Kevin Harvick while those two were battling for the top position. A caution for an incident involving 2009 series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. set up a two-lap shootout to the finish. After the final restart, Busch passed Buescher on the backstretch and then held him off at the finish by 0.28 seconds.

Kyle Busch, starting from the second position, outdueled Ron Hornaday Jr down the stretch to capture the 2009 race for his 14th career Truck Series title. Busch led four times for 75 laps, including the final 23 to clip Hornaday by 0.560 of a second. Hornaday led for 101 consecutive laps, but it was Busch who made a lightning-fast green-flag pit stop for fuel only with fewer than 30 laps remaining to pull ahead of Hornaday and Kevin Harvick. A late-race caution set up a seven-lap shootout to the finish, as Busch quickly pulled ahead of the KHI teammates.

Racing on a limited Truck Series schedule in 2011, Busch has posted five wins in 13 starts with 11 top-10's, giving him 29 career series titles.

Last year's runner-up Buescher, has seen his points lead dwindle to just three, as Austin Dillon has made a charge to the top. Dillon captured last week's race at Chicagoland for his second win of the season, as Buescher placed 11th. Still in the mix with seven races remaining is Johnny Sauter, who stands six points back. Sauter finished sixth last race for his 11th top-10 in 18 starts.

With a dominating performance at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2008, Ron Hornaday Jr held off Johnny Benson in a five-lap shootout to the finish. Hornaday Jr led 149 of 200 laps to defeat Benson by less than a second for his 38th of 49 career Camping World titles. Benson started on the pole, but led just twice for 11 laps. Hornaday Jr reclaimed the lead for the last time with 43 laps remaining to post a 0.960 of a second win. Not only did Hornaday become the first back-to-back champion at this race, he also became the only three-time winner.

Back in 2007, Ron Hornaday Jr dominated this race, as he recorded a 4.211 seconds win over Erik Darnell. Starting from the pole, Hornaday led three times for a whopping 174 laps, including the final 58.

The 1.058-mile track also has produced its share of first-time winners; three in all. Jay Sauter was the first in 1997 followed by Andy Houston in 1998 and Jimmy Spencer in 2003. Hornaday became the third pole sitter to win this race that year. Jack Sprague was the first in 2001 followed by Jimmy Spencer in 2003.

THIS AND THAT FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE: This will be the 16th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire. The track's first appearance on the series schedule came in 1996. Jack Sprague holds the most pole positions with three. He also has a track record of seven top 10s. Four races have been won by polesitters - Jack Sprague (2001), Jimmy Spencer (2003), Ron Hornaday Jr (2007) and Kyle Busch (2010). Every race since 2000 has been won from a top-10 starting position. The furthest back any driver has started from and won was 26th by Jay Sauter (1997).

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the October 1st inaugural running of the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

09/20 15:07:46 ET

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