NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 Notes and Entry List

NCWTSCuster To Pilot JR Motorsports’ No. 00 Chevrolet Silverado In Team’s Trucks Debut

Fresh off its first NASCAR XFINITY Series driver championship – powered by the efforts of then-18-year-old wunderkind Chase Elliott (the youngest title-winner in NASCAR national series history) – JR Motorsports makes its first foray into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, debuting at Martinsville Speedway with another teenage prodigy – Cole Custer (the youngest NASCAR national series race and pole winner).

Custer, 17, will pilot the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado in Saturday’s Kroger 250 (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1), the first of 10 scheduled races he will run for JRM this season. Last year in his first NCWTS campaign, he amassed one victory, two poles, two top fives, six top 10s and 150 laps led in nine starts.

JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., has fielded race teams since 2002 and launched its XFINITY Series program in 2006. The team boasts 23 XFINITY Series wins and 42 late model victories, including track championships in 2012 and 2014. Elliott’s XFINITY Series championship paired with Regan Smith’s runner-up showing in points marked the first time in JRM’s history it secured a one-two finish atop the standings.

TRACK NEWS

Track Specifications:
Track Size: 0.526 Mile
Degree of Banking: Turns: 12 degrees
Straightaways: Banking: 0 degrees(flat)
Straights: 800 feet
Backstretch: 800 feet
Grandstand Seating: 55,000
Pit Stalls: 43 pits, 14-feet wide by 28-feet long
Speed Limits: Pit Road, 30 mph; Pace Car, 35 mph
Opened: 1947

Television Coverage

  • Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 5:30pm/et
  • Announcers: Mike Joy, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Hermie Sadler, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum, Kaitlyn Vinci
    NCWTS SETUP: John Roberts, Todd Bodine

EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, March 26
12:30 PM 3:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER & UNLOAD ONLY
3:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS EXIT INFIELD

Friday, March 27
6:30 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS & NSCS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM 7:30 PM NCWTS & NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
9:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM 11:45 AM NCWTS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
1:30 PM 2:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
3:00 PM 4:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)

5:00 PM 5:45 PM NCWTS Autograph Session

Saturday, March 28
7:00 AM 3:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
11:15 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
12:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (GOODYEAR TENT)
2:00 PM NCWTS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION – SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
2:30 PM NCWTS RACE (250 LAPS, 131.5 MILES) (FoxSports 1)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials

Set limits: Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4588; Right-side — D-4468

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.44 in. (2,221 mm); Right-side — 88.70 in. (2,253 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 10 psi; Left Rear — 10 psi; Right Front — 23 psi; Right Rear — 22 psi

Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Martinsville this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams ran at this track last October . . . Martinsville is the only track where NASCAR teams are scheduled to run either of these two tire codes . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List
17th Annual Kroger 250
Martinsville Speedway – 3/28/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 00 Cole Custer Chevy Haas Automation
2 1 Travis Kvapil Chevy TBA
3 02 Tyler Young Chevy Randco Industries / Young’s Building Systems
4 4 Erik Jones Toyota Toyota
5 05 John Wes Townley Toyota Zaxby’s
6 6 Norm Benning Chevy TBA
7 07 Ray Black Jr. Chevy ScubaLife.com
8 7 Gray Gaulding Toyota Krispy Kreme
9 8 John Hunter Nemechek Chevy swmtx.com – D.A.B. Constructors, Inc
10 08 Korbin Forrester Chevy Tilted Kilt
11 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Chevy Driven2Honor.org
12 11 Ben Kennedy Toyota TBD
13 13 Cameron Hayley Toyota Cabinets by Hayley / Carolina Nut Co.
14 14 Daniel Hemric Chevy California Clean Power
15 15 Mason Mingus Chevy Georgia 811
16 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Red Horse Racing
17 19 Tyler Reddick Ford DrawTite
18 23 Spencer Gallagher Chevy Allegiant Travel
19 25 Matt Tifft Toyota Clinical RM / Honoring Ebola Fighters
20 29 Joey Logano (i) Ford Cooper Standard
21 31 James Buescher Chevy ERT Investments
22 33 Brandon Jones Chevy TBA
23 35 Tommy Regan Chevy TBA
24 50 Cody Ware Chevy Burnie Grill
25 51 Daniel Suarez (i) Toyota ARRIS
26 54 Justin Boston Toyota Zloop
27 63 Jake Griffin Chevy TBA
28 74 Paige Decker Chevy TBA
29 75 Caleb Roark Chevy Food Country USA – Morning Fresh Farms – Lopez Wealth Mgmt.
30 86 Brandon Brown Chevy Brandonbilt Foundations
31 87 Charles Buchanan, Jr Ford Spring Drug
32 88 Matt Crafton Toyota Hormel / Menards
33 92 David Gilliland (i) Ford Blacks Tire / Goodyear Commerical Tire & Service Network / Wynns
34 94 Wendell Chavous Chevy VYDOX Plus
35 98 Johnny Sauter Toyota Smokey Mtn / Curb Records
36 99 Bryan Silas Chevy TBA

(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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