NASCAR - Camping World Truck - UNOH 200 Preview

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DATE: Wednesday, August 22nd
SITE: Bristol Motor Speedway (1960) -- Bristol, Tennessee
TRACK: 0.533-mile - 650 feet (Frontstretch); 650 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 160,000
ANNUAL: 15th
TELEVISION: Speed Channel
ANNOUNCERS: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8 p.m. (ET)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Harvick (Not Defending)
RUNNER-UP: Johnny Sauter
POLE WINNER: Elliott Sadler (Finished 9th)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 106.6
QUALIFYING RECORD: Ken Schrader, 2004 (126.922 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Travis Kvapil, 2003 (88.813 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $464,965 (2011 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $29,225; 2nd Place - $26,075; 3rd Place - $20,225
2011 Finish
1Kevin Harvick66Joey Coulter10
2Johnny Sauter127Justin Lofton29
3Todd Bodine98Nelson Piquet Jr2
4James Buescher59Elliott Sadler1
5Timothy Peters810Parker Kligerman11
2011 UNOH 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 69.953 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 31 minutes, 26 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.434 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 62 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 2 among 3 drivers
POLE WINNER: Elliott Sadler (122.607 m.p.h.)
Past UNOH 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2011 -- Kevin Harvick (6th) -- Chevrolet -- 69.953 m.p.h.
2010 -- Kyle Busch (1st) -- Toyota -- 65.945 m.p.h.
2009 -- Kyle Busch (6th) -- Toyota -- 85.698 m.p.h.
2008 -- Kyle Busch (3rd) -- Toyota -- 65.388 m.p.h.
2007 -- Johnny Benson (8th) -- Toyota -- 71.331 m.p.h.
2006 -- Mark Martin (1st) -- Ford -- 72.081 m.p.h.
2005 -- Mike Skinner (2nd) -- Toyota -- 83.390 m.p.h.
2004 -- Carl Edwards (5th) -- Ford -- 74.495 m.p.h.
2003 -- Travis Kvapil (12th) -- Chevrolet -- 88.813 m.p.h. (race record)
2002 -- Not held
2001 -- Not held
2000 -- Not held
1999 -- Jack Sprague (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 75.380 m.p.h.
1998 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 80.883 m.p.h.
1997 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 70.583 m.p.h.
1996 -- Rick Carelli (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 83.992 m.p.h.
1995 -- Joe Ruttman (3rd) -- Ford -- 72.408 m.p.h.
NOTE: Race formerly called Pizza Plus 150 (1995), Coca-Cola 200 (1996),
Loadhandler 200 (1997-1998), Coca-Cola Family 200 (1999).
Past UNOH 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2011 -- Elliott Sadler -- 9th
2010 -- Kyle Busch -- 1st
2009 -- Ryan Newman -- 4th
2008 -- Scott Speed -- 3rd
2007 -- Travis Kvapil -- 11th
2006 -- Mark Martin -- 1st
2005 -- David Reutimann -- 29th
2004 -- Ken Schrader -- 10th
2003 -- Ted Musgrave -- 15th
2002 -- Not held
2001 -- Not held
2000 -- Not held
1999 -- Greg Biffle -- 9th
1998 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 1st
1997 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 1st
1996 -- Mike Skinner -- 4th
1995 -- Sammy Swindell -- 4th
Last Race Results
RACE: VFW 200 (August 18th)
SITE: Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Michigan
MILES: 200
LAPS: 100
WINNER: Nelson Piquet Jr
RUNNER-UP: Jason White
THIRD: Dakoda Armstrong
FOURTH: Parker Kligerman
FIFTH: James Buescher
POLE WINNER: Joey Coulter (Finished 6th)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 26 minutes, 1 second
AVERAGE SPEED: 139.508 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 8.082 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 17 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 11 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: J. Coulter - pole; N. Piquet Jr. 1-13; B. Keselowski 14-16; K.
Busch 17-33; N. Piquet Jr. 34; K. Busch 35-39; T. Bodine 40-43;
K. Busch 44-78; T. Dillon 79-81; P. Kligerman 82-83; J. Buescher
84-88; N. Piquet Jr. 89-100.
UNOH 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
0T.J. Bell (Reno, VA)Ford/
01Jake Crum (Statesville, NC)Chevrolet/Bandit Chippers
02Tyler Young (Midland, TX)Chevrolet/Rando
2Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point Casino
3Ty Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
5Johnny Chapman (Stony Point, NC)Ford/TBA
6Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA)Chevrolet/Lofton Cattle
07Jeff Agnew (Copper Hill, VA)Chevrolet/Team 7 Motorsports
7Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
08Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Toyota/Melon 1
09John Wes Townley (Waitville, GA)Toyota/TBA
9Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/Anderson's Maple Syrup
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)RAM/
11Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/Toyota Care
13Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Hot Honeys/Curb Records
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
18Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Toyota/Dollar General
19Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)RAM/Cooper Standard
22Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/Steak-umm
23Jason White (Powhatan, VA)Ford/
27B.J. McLeod (Wauchula, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
29Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hls, MI)RAM/Reese Towpower
30Nelson Piquet Jr (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/TBA
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Exide
32Miguel Paludo (New Silver, Brazil)Chevrolet/Duroline Brakes
33Cale Gale (Mobile, AL)Chevrolet/Rheem
36Grant Enfinger (Fairhope, AL)RAM/TBA
38Chris Jones (Forest, VA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/Norm Benning Racing
68Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN)RAM/Titan Tool/Star Road-Guard
75Caleb Holman (Abingdon, VA)Chevrolet/Food Country USA
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Chasco/Zachry
84Chris Fontaine (Lakeland, FL)Chevrolet/Glenden Enterprises
86Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)RAM/Titan Tool/Star Road-Guard
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menards
92Chad McCumbee (Supply, NC)Chevrolet/ Tire
93Dennis Setzer (Newton, NC)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
98Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Toyota/
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Johnny Sauter25th---------------18th11th2nd
Todd Bodine------2nd2nd24th2nd32nd6th3rd
James Buescher------------------13th33rd4th
Timothy Peters------19th33rd36th30th10th8th5th
Joey Coulter------------------------6th
Justin Lofton---------------------5th7th
Nelson Piquet Jr------------------------8th
Parker Kligerman------------------------10th
Brendan Gaughan4th---36th17th2nd13th------20th
Matt Crafton6th3rd12th12th12th21st2nd10th21st
Ron Hornaday Jr------14th27th6th24th3rd3rd24th
Brad Keselowski------18th34th------30th7th---
Brian Scott---------------19th5th------
Ty Dillon---------------------------
Mover of the Week
Dakoda Armstrong - Started in the 20th position and finished 3rd
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Ron Hornaday Jr
Darkhorse - Dakoda Armstrong
Last Week's Pick to Win (Timothy Peters) - Finished 13th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Cale Gale) - Finished 20th
Just 10 races remain on the Camping World Truck Series schedule for 2012, as the drivers head into Bristol Motor Speedway and the 15th staging of the UNOH 200. Last season, Kevin Harvick, who will not be defending his title, raced to victory, edging Johnny Sauter by 0.4 seconds for his 12th career title.

Harvick, a Sprint Cup regular, conserved enough fuel late in the race to post his third consecutive win in the Truck Series. He finished the 2011 season with four wins and 10 top-10s in 10 starts. With the win, Harvick has now won a race in each of NASCAR's three national series at Bristol.

With his sixth-place finish in last week's race, Ty Dillon moved into a tie for first-place on the points list with Timothy Peters, who placed 13th. James Buescher, who remains the only repeat race winner this season, is six points behind, while Justin Lofton trails by 17 markers following his 12th-place run. Kligerman is fifth in the standings.

Back in 2010, Kyle Busch easily claimed his third consecutive Camping World Truck Series win at Bristol Motor Speedway, despite having to start from the back row. Busch won the pole for the race, but had to start from the back due to unapproved adjustments on his truck after qualifying. His team had to repair a broken valve cover on his engine.

On lap 90, Busch took the lead for the first time and then ran in front for the remaining 116 laps. A multi-truck wreck in the closing laps forced a green-white-checkered finish. Busch had just enough fuel to hold off Almirola before the race ended under caution for another wreck on the final lap. The victory was one of eight wins in 2010.

When he won in 2009, Busch became the first back-to-back winner of this race since Ron Hornaday Jr doubled in 1997-98. Busch, who started sixth on the grid, led twice for 82 laps, as he defeated Matt Crafton by 2.721 seconds for his 12th career Truck Series title. The victory was one of seven wins in 2009, as Busch led the final 77 laps.

Busch dominated this race in 2008, leading twice for 145 laps, as he defeated Todd Bodine by 0.386 of a second. The win was the ninth of his Camping World Trucks Series career. Busch reclaimed the lead on lap 71 and held on through lap 203 for the win. Pole sitter Scott Speed placed third. Busch's win total now stands at 30.

Johnny Benson captured his seventh Truck Series title in 2007, as he clipped Brendan Gaughan by less than a second at the then called O'Reilly 200. Benson led twice for 84 laps, including the final 21, edging Gaughan by .790 of a second. Pole sitter Travis Kvapil finished 11th after leading for a race-high 91 laps.

In 2006, pole sitter Mark Martin crossed the finish line ahead of Todd Bodine for his fifth career Truck Series title. Martin, who dominated this race, took the checkered flag, 0.149 of a second ahead of Bodine. Martin led the first 29 laps and closed the race leading the final 135 laps. Mike Skinner, who placed seventh, led for 36 laps. With the win, Martin became the third pole sitter to capture this race, joining Ron Hornaday Jr who won back-to-back titles from the pole (1997-98).

The next Camping World Truck Series race is the August 31 Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Ron Hornaday Jr is the defending champion.

08/21 12:41:42 ET

As of August 21, 2012, at 12:41 PM ET
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