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DATE: Friday, June 8th
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: 16th
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 9 p.m. (ET)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Ron Hornaday Jr
RUNNER-UP: Parker Kligerman
POLE WINNER: James Buescher (Finished 9th)
LAPS: 167
MILES: 250.5 (400 kilometers)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Clint Bowyer, 2006 (184.464 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $578,057 (2011 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $55,375; 2nd Place - $42,575; 3rd Place - $28,150
 
2011 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Ron Hornaday Jr136Ricky Carmichael9
2Parker Kligerman67Ryan Sieg19
3David Mayhew168Miguel Paludo22
4Brian Ickler79James Buescher1
5Joey Coulter210Justin Lofton25
2011 WinStar World Casino 400k Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 111.752 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.936 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 10 for 46 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 19 among 11 drivers
POLE WINNER: James Buescher (179.045 m.p.h.)
Past WinStar World Casino 400k Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2011 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (13th) -- Chevrolet -- 111.752 m.p.h.
2010 -- Todd Bodine (4th) -- Toyota -- 127.227 m.p.h.
2009 -- Todd Bodine (9th) -- Toyota -- 153.133 m.p.h. (race record)
2008 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 109.988 m.p.h.
2007 -- Todd Bodine (1st) -- Toyota -- 118.060 m.p.h.
2006 -- Todd Bodine (6th) -- Toyota -- 132.129 m.p.h.
2005 -- Jack Sprague (7th) -- Chevrolet -- 144.844 m.p.h.
2004 -- Dennis Setzer (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 148.959 m.p.h.
2003 -- Brendan Gaughan (5th) -- Dodge -- 140.621 m.p.h.
2002 -- Brendan Gaughan (10th) -- Dodge -- 129.569 m.p.h.
2001 -- Jack Sprague (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 133.620 m.p.h.
2000 -- Greg Biffle (1st) -- Ford -- 126.932 m.p.h.
1999 -- Dennis Setzer (3rd) -- Dodge -- 122.805 m.p.h.
1998 -- Tony Raines (12th) -- Ford -- 111.018 m.p.h.
1997 -- Kenny Irwin (5th) -- Ford -- 131.823 m.p.h.
 
NOTE: Formerly called Pronto Auto Parts 400K (1997-2000), O'Reilly 400k
(2001-04), Chex 400k (2005), Sam's Town 400 (2006-08).
 
Past WinStar World Casino 400k Pole Winners (Finish)
2011 -- James Buescher -- 9th
2010 -- Austin Dillon -- 4th
2009 -- Johnny Sauter -- 6th
2008 -- Justin Marks -- 14th
2007 -- Todd Bodine -- 1st
2006 -- Mike Skinner -- 2nd
2005 -- Mike Skinner -- 4th
2004 -- Ted Musgrave -- 2nd
2003 -- None -- Weather
2002 -- Jason Leffler -- 27th
2001 -- Scott Riggs -- 26th
2000 -- Greg Biffle -- 1st
1999 -- Jay Sauter -- 2nd
1998 -- Jack Sprague -- 6th
1997 -- Mike Bliss -- 5th
Last Race Results
RACE: Lucas Oil 200 (June 1st)
SITE: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Delaware
MILES: 147
LAPS: 147
WINNER: Todd Bodine
RUNNER-UP: Parker Kligerman
THIRD: Kevin Harvick
FOURTH: Nelson Piquet Jr.
FIFTH: Cale Gale
POLE WINNER: Kevin Harvick (Finished 3rd)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 48 minutes
AVERAGE SPEED: 81.667 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 46 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 6 drivers
LAP LEADERS: K. Harvick 1-29; D. Starr 30-32; J. Lofton 33-54; K. Harvick
55-121; M. Paludo 122-126; T. Bodine 127-139; P. Kligerman 140;
T. Bodine 141-147.
WinStar World Casino 400k Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point Casino
3Ty Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
5Paulie Harraka (Fair Lawn, NJ)Ford/TBA
6Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Chevrolet/collegecomplete.com
07Johnny Chapman (Stony Point, NC)Toyota/Wear Your Gear/bobber.info
08Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Toyota/Watermelon/Holiday Inn Exp.
09John Wes Townley (Waitville, GA)Toyota/TBA
9 *Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/TBA
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Dodge/driven2honor.org
11Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Hot Honeys/Curb Records
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
18Jason Leffler (Long Beach, CA)Toyota/Dollar General
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/Richard Childress Racing
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Ford/gunbroker.com
24Max Gresham (Stockbridge, GA)Chevrolet/Made in the U.S.A. Brand
27To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/TBA
29Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Dodge/Reese Towpower
30Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Qualcomm/Autotrac
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/koike.com
32Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Chevrolet/Duroline Brakes
33Cale Gale (Mobile, AL)Chevrolet/Rheem
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/Pull-A-Part Used Auto Part
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/Norm Benning Racing
65Scott Stenzel (Alexandria, MN)Chevrolet/Making the Driver
73Rick Crawford (Mobile, AL)Chevrolet/Trans Pecos Trucking
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Zachry/Build Your Future
84B.J. McLeod (Wauchula, FL)Chevrolet/Glenden Enterprises
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menard's
93Chris Cockrum (Conyers, GA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
98Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Toyota/everfi.com
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
 
* - defending champion
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200320042005200620072008200920102011
Ron Hornaday Jr------6th15th4thWon19th9thWon
Parker Kligerman------------------------2nd
Joey Coulter------------------------5th
Miguel Paludo------------------------8th
James Buescher------------------18th6th9th
Justin Lofton---------------------22nd10th
Nelson Piquet Jr---------------------8th13th
Brendan GaughanWon---27th26th24th15th------14th
Timothy Peters------32nd20th------12th7th20th
Johnny Sauter------11th---------6th2nd22nd
Matt Crafton10th8th5th12th7th7th2nd18th29th
Todd Bodine------30thWonWon5thWonWon31st
Jason Leffler27th------------------------
Ty Dillon---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Nelson Piquet Jr - Started in 18th position and finished 4th
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Todd Bodine
Darkhorse - James Buescher
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Timothy Peters) - Finished 9th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Cale Gale) - Finished 5th
 
NOTES:
Ron Hornaday Jr won the first of four 2011 titles in Texas last spring when he was awarded the victory after crossing the finish line second.

Johnny Sauter held the lead for the final restart, but NASCAR black-flagged Sauter after he switched from the outside lane to the inside in an attempt to block second-place Hornaday before they crossed the start/finish line.

Sauter led a race-high 56 laps and appeared to be on the way to his first win at Texas. An incident involving Clay Rogers in the closing laps set up a green- white-checkered finish. It appeared that Sauter spun his tires on the restart, but when he changed lanes, NASCAR immediately penalized him for the violation.

Despite crossing the line in first, Sauter was credited with a 22nd-place finish. His penalty put him at the tail end of the lead lap.

The victory for Hornaday was the 48th of his career, as he recorded his third Texas title in 18 starts. In addition, Hornaday has posted 11 top-10's in that span.

Todd Bodine has dominated the race in recent years, winning four times in six June races. In fact, Bodine has recorded six Texas Motor Speedway wins and 10 top-10 finishes in 15 starts over the years. After a lackluster 2011, Bodine has returned to form in 2012 with one win and four top-10 finishes in six starts.

In 2010, Bodine dominated the race, leading 97 of the 167 laps to defeat Johnny Sauter by 1.007 seconds for his 18th of 22 career Truck Series titles. A late- race caution for an accident involving Matt Crafton and David Starr set up a two-lap overtime finish. Hornaday was running second when the race resumed, but he got shoved up the track just after the restart, which allowed Johnny Sauter to take the second spot. With the win, Bodine ended his 24-race winless streak in the series.

In 2009, Bodine became the first three-time winner of this race, as he outlasted Matt Crafton for his 17th career Truck Series title. Bodine started ninth on the grid and took the lead for the first time on lap 99. Rick Crawford moved in front on the 108th lap, however Bodine reclaimed the lead on lap 125 and held on for a 1.321 seconds win. Pole sitter Johnny Sauter led the first 42 laps, but faded to sixth. Defending champion Ron Hornaday Jr led for 55 laps but placed 19th.

Hornaday Jr snapped Bodine's two-year stranglehold of this race in 2008, as he defeated Kyle Busch by less than a second for the second of six '08 victories. Starting from the third position, Hornaday led seven times for a race-high 140 laps for his 35th career Truck title. Pole sitter Justin Marks finished a distant 14th. Hornaday, who led the final 57 laps, now has 51 career wins.

When Bodine won in 2007, he became the second back-to-back champion of this race, as he took the checkered flag less than a second ahead of Mike Skinner. Bodine, who started on the pole, led three times for 27 laps, including the final six, as he posted his then 11th Truck Series title and first since the 2006 event. Ron Hornaday Jr, who finished fourth, led twice for 117 laps.

Bodine captured the 2006 Sam's Town 400 (WinStar World Casino 400) with a last lap pass of Mike Skinner. The No.30 Toyota crossed the finish line just one length ahead of Skinner, as he won for the 10th time in his Truck Series career. Bodine led for only one lap, the last as he edged Skinner by 0.116 of a second. Skinner, the pole sitter, led four times for a race-high 113 laps, while Rick Crawford placed third.

Bodine was the last pole sitter to win in June, back in 2007. In 28 previous races at TMS, a top-10 starting position has won 24 times.

Although never a winner here, James Buescher won both poles last year in Texas.

The Camping World Truck Series will be off for the next two weeks before returning to action on June 28 with the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Kyle Busch won last year's race there.

06/06 10:50:23 ET

As of June 6, 2012, at 10:50 AM ET

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