NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Kentucky 225 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, October 1st
SITE: Kentucky Speedway (2000) -- Sparta, Kentucky
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval - 1,662 feet (Frontstretch); 1,600 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 66,089 (Grandstand seating)
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8 p.m. (et)
LAPS: 150
MILES: 225
Last Race Results
RACE: F.W. Webb 175 (September 24th)
SITE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- Loudon, New Hampshire
MILES: 185.15
LAPS: 175
WINNER: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Austin Dillon
THIRD: Kevin Harvick
FOURTH: Ron Hornaday Jr.
FIFTH: Johnny Sauter
POLE WINNER: Kyle Busch (Finished 1st)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 33 minutes, 35 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 118.707 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.816 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 2 for 7 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 5 among 5 drivers
LAP LEADERS: K. Busch 1-130; A. Dillon 131-135; J. Coulter 136; J. Buescher
137-138; T. Bodine 139-140; K. Busch 141-175.
Kentucky 225 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Hollywood Casino
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)Chevrolet/
07John King (Kingsport, TN)Toyota/TBA
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Kevin Harvick Inc.
9Max Papis (Como, Italy)Toyota/GEICO
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Chevrolet/Safe Auto/Curb Records
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Big O Tires and Service
18Brian Ickler (San Diego, CA)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
21Ty Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bad Boy Buggies/Realtree
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/RCR Graphics Center
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Penske Truck Rental
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Wolfpack Rentals
32Blake Feese (Saybrook, IL)Chevrolet/TBA
33Cale Gale (Mobile, AL)Chevrolet/Rheem Heating and Cooling
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/Fuel Doctor/Red Bull
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/South Point Hotel and Casino
66Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Chevrolet/National Watermelon Promo
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Allegro Marinades
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
98Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Ferrell Gas/Agrosure
Mover of the Week
Jason White - Started in the 34th position and finished 17th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Johnny Sauter
Darkhorse - David Starr
Last Week's Pick to Win (Ron Hornaday Jr) - Finished 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Ricky Carmichael) - Finished 19th
The Camping World Truck Series returns to Kentucky Speedway for the inaugural running of the Kentucky 225. This will be the first time in Series history that Kentucky will have a second race during the calendar year. Since 2000, Trucks have raced in Sparta just once a year, with only one multiple winner, Ron Hornaday Jr.

Back in July, Kyle Busch started from the back of the field and reclaimed the lead with 19 laps remaining to capture his 29th career Truck Series title. Pole sitter Johnny Sauter led twice for 24 laps, but failed to finish due to a broken rear axle during his final scheduled pit stop, which took him out of the race.

Fortunately for the top drivers, Busch, who won last week in New Hampshire, will not be on hand, as he battles in the Race for the Chase Sprint Cup in Dover.

Currently, Austin Dillon holds a precarious two-point advantage over James Buescher and is just seven points clear of Johnny Sauter with six races remaining. Not only will Dillon battle his nearest competitors, he will have to tangle with his brother. Ty Dillon, who currently leads the ARCA Racing championship standings, is set to make his NASCAR national series debut in the No. 21 Bad Boy Buggies/Realtree Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick Inc.

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the October 15th running of the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Austin Dillon is the defending race winner.

09/27 12:51:36 ET

As of September 27, 2011, at 12:51 PM ET
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