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DATE: Friday, November 4th
SITE: Texas Motor Speedway (1997) -- Fort Worth, Texas
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval - 2,250 feet (Frontstretch); 1,330 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 191,122 (122,377 - Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 13th
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: Johnny Sauter
POLE WINNER: Matt Crafton (Finished 3rd)
LAPS: 147
MILES: 220.5 (350 kilometers)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Clint Bowyer, 2006 (184.464 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2009 (146.296 m.p.h., 147 laps)
TOTAL PURSE: $573,960 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $63,150; 2nd Place - $44,715; 3rd Place - $30,310
2010 Finish
1Kyle Busch36James Buescher21
2Johnny Sauter77Aric Almirola12
3Matt Crafton18Mike Skinner24
4Todd Bodine59Parker Kligerman13
5Elliott Sadler210Ricky Carmichael11
2010 WinStar World Casino 350k Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 132.366 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.386 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 22 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 10 among 7 drivers
POLE WINNER: Matt Crafton (180.216 m.p.h.)
Past WinStar World Casino 350k Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Kyle Busch (3rd) -- Toyota -- 132.366 m.p.h.
2009 -- Kyle Busch (12th) -- Toyota -- 146.296 m.p.h. (race record)
2008 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (7th) -- Chevrolet -- 126.220 m.p.h.
2007 -- Ted Musgrave (3rd) -- Toyota -- 131.363 m.p.h.
2006 -- Clint Bowyer (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 124.895 m.p.h.
2005 -- Todd Bodine (8th) -- Toyota -- 128.239 m.p.h.
2004 -- Todd Bodine (22nd) -- Toyota -- 115.169 m.p.h.
2003 -- Brendan Gaughan (7th) -- Dodge -- 122.727 m.p.h.
2002 -- Brendan Gaughan (5th) -- Dodge -- 137.736 m.p.h.
2001 -- Travis Kvapil (7th) -- Chevrolet -- 112.020 m.p.h.
2000 -- Bryan Reffner (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 112.933 m.p.h.
1999 -- Jay Sauter (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 123.430 m.p.h.
NOTE: Formerly called O'Reilly 400 (1999-2000), Silverado 350 (2001-08).
Past WinStar World Casino 350k Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Matt Crafton -- 3rd
2009 -- Matt Crafton -- 2nd
2008 -- Rick Crawford -- 11th
2007 -- Mike Skinner -- 3rd
2006 -- Clint Bowyer -- 1st
2005 -- Mike Skinner -- 2nd
2004 -- Mike Skinner -- 11th
2003 -- Andy Houston -- 5th
2002 -- Mike Bliss -- 9th
2001 -- Scott Riggs -- 13th
2000 -- Bryan Reffner -- 1st
1999 -- Jay Sauter -- 1st
Last Race Results
RACE: Kroger 200 (October 29th)
SITE: Martinsville Speedway -- Martinsville, Virginia
MILES: 105.2
LAPS: 200
WINNER: Denny Hamlin
RUNNER-UP: Ron Hornaday Jr
THIRD: Austin Dillon
FOURTH: Johnny Sauter
FIFTH: Joey Coulter
POLE WINNER: Matt Crafton (Finished 12th)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 35 minutes, 49 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 65.876 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.210 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 50 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 12 among 8 drivers
LAP LEADERS: M. Crafton 1-11; R. Hornaday Jr. 12; J. Sauter 13-47; R. Hornaday
Jr. 48-76; D. Hamlin 77-130; J. Sauter 131-132; T. Bodine 133; E.
Sadler 134-138; K. Harvick 139-140; A. Dillon 141-178; R.
Hornaday Jr. 179; A. Dillon 180-186; D. Hamlin 187-200.
WinStar World Casino 350k Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
0To Be AnnouncedFord/Sudden Link Media
2Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Hunts Brothers Pizza
3Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, FL)Chevrolet/Monster Energy
5Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/Big Red
6Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Chevrolet/
07Johnny Chapman (Stony Point, NC)Toyota/ Limited
7Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Toyota/Stemco Duroline
8Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Qualcomm/TAGG Pet Tracker
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/NTB/Service Central
18 *Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Traxxas
20Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Toyota/Panhandle Grading & Paving
21Ty Dillon (Lexington, NC)Chevrolet/Rheem Cooling and Heating
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/EuroCopter
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Chevrolet/
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Cooper Standard
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/TBA
32Blake Feese (Saybrook, IL)Chevrolet/TBA
33Ron Hornaday Jr. (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
55Jake Crum (Statesville, NC)Chevrolet/Bandit Chippers
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
60Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Chevrolet/Fuel Doctor/Red Bull
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Int'l Trucks/Monaco RV's
63Jack Smith (Medina, OH)Ford/Seal Wrap
65To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/Trans Pecos Trucking
66Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Chevrolet/Nat'l Watermelon Promotion
68Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN)Dodge/Rock on Framing
73Rick Crawford (Mobile, AL)Chevrolet/Trans Pecos Trucking
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/TBA
76To Be AnnouncedFord/OCR GAZ BAR
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry/NCCER
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards
93Mike Garvey (Lakeville, MN)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
* - defending champion.
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Kyle Busch---------3rd2nd29th2ndWonWon
Johnny Sauter---------------------6th2nd
Matt Crafton23rd12th21st17th15th7th19th2nd3rd
Todd Bodine------WonWon14th16th4th4th4th
James Buescher---------------------17th6th
Parker Kligerman------------------------9th
Timothy Peters---------------------19th12th
Austin Dillon------------------------25th
Ron Hornaday Jr---------7th5th18thWon3rd32nd
Kevin Harvick---------------------------
Mover of the Week
Brendan Gaughan - Started in the 28th position and finished 9th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Darkhorse - Matt Crafton
Last Week's Pick to Win (Ron Hornaday Jr) - Finished 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Nelson Piquet Jr) - Finished 13th
With only two races remaining, the Camping World points race has come down to four drivers with a realistic shot at capturing the title, leader Austin Dillon, James Buescher, Ron Hornaday Jr and Johnny Sauter.

Dillon holds a slim 11-point advantage over Buescher, while Hornaday and Sauter are 15 points back. With six top-10's in his last seven starts, including one win, Dillon has increased his lead by eight points over Buescher. In three starts at this track, Dillon has just one top-10.

Last year, Kyle Busch passed Todd Bodine for the lead on a late-race restart and then held off Johnny Sauter at the finish to win the WinStar World Casino 350K for the second year in a row.

Busch, in his first year as driver and owner in the Truck Series, claimed his seventh of eight victories that season. He now has 30 victories on the Truck circuit, after adding six wins this season in 15 starts. In his last four races at this track in the Truck Series, Busch has two wins and two seconds. Although never a winner in Texas on the Sprint Cup circuit, Busch has seven titles combined on the Nationwide and Truck Series'.

In 2009, Busch won for the seventh time that year, as he defeated pole sitter Matt Crafton by 0.995 seconds. Crafton has started on the pole the past two years.

Ron Hornaday Jr overcame a one-lap deficit in 2008 and led the final 40 laps to clip Busch by less than a second. With the win, Hornaday recorded a season- sweep at Texas as he won here in June of 2008. It was his sixth victory of that season and the 39th of his career. With four titles this year, Hornaday's win total now stands at 51.

Ted Musgrave reclaimed the lead with just two laps remaining in 2007 and then cruised to victory under caution thanks to an accident on the final lap, as he recorded his 17th career Truck Series title. Brendan Gaughan finished second, while pole sitter Mike Skinner placed third after leading for a race- high 40 laps.

In 2006, Clint Bowyer registered his first career Camping World Series title, as he crossed the finish line three lengths ahead of Busch. Bowyer, who sat on the pole, led on two separate occasions for a race-high 103 laps. Bowyer led for the first 49 laps, however Skinner took the lead through lap 94, but Bowyer reclaimed the advantage and never looked back, as he posted a 0.279 of a second victory. Skinner, who started alongside Bowyer, placed third.

Todd Bodine crossed the finish line about half a second ahead of Mike Skinner in 2005 for the win. The victory was Bodine's third of that season and the fifth of his Truck career. Skinner was the pole sitter and led for the first 25 laps and 80 overall. Bodine took the lead with just 23 laps remaining and held on for the checkered flag. With the win, Bodine joined Brendan Gaughan as the only back-to-back champions of this race. Gaughan accomplished the feat in 2002-03.

Hornaday Jr will attempt to become the first driver to score a season sweep at Texas Motor Speedway on two occasions, having won June's WinStar World Casino 400k. Brendan Gaughan took both races in 2002-03, while Hornaday Jr was a double winner in 2008.

Texas Motor Speedway was the first high-speed track added to the NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule in June 1997. The track has hosted two races per season since 1999 when the Chevy Silverado 350K made its debut. Brendan Gaughan set a NASCAR Truck Series record in 2002-03 winning four consecutive races.

The 2011 Camping World Truck Series season concludes November 18 at Homestead- Miami Speedway, as Kyle Busch defends his title at the Ford 200.

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