NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Notes and Entry List

NCWTSNASCAR NEWS

Passing Of The Torch: John Hunter Nemechek To Take Over Full-Time Reins From Father

There is a dawning of a new era in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

One day following his 18th birthday (June 11), John Hunter Nemechek is back in the driver’s seat for good.

Nemechek, who has been sharing seat time with his father Joe in the No. 8 Chevrolet, will become old enough to be eligible to finish the remainder of the NCWTS schedule beginning in Saturday’s American Ethanol presents the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren (8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

John Hunter – a member of the NASCAR Next initiative highlighting the sport’s top up-and-coming drivers – has competed in two NCWTS races so far this year, logging finishes of 29th at Martinsville and 22nd at Dover. He had problems with his equipment in both events. In 14 career races, he claims one top-five and six top-10 finishes. The Mooresville, North Carolina native won the prestigious Snowball Derby Late Model race at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida in December.

Last season at Gateway, Nemechek led 53 laps before a late spin relegated him to 15th. His performance led to praise on Twitter from a litany of drivers, including Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick.

Joe will take in the event as a guest analyst in the MRN booth. The 1992 XFINITY Series champion has won 20 NASCAR national series races in his career (16 XFINITY Series, 4 Sprint Cup Series).

Television Coverage

  • Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 8:30pm/et
  • Announcers: Ralph Sheheen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
    Pit Reporters: Hermie Sadler, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum, Kaitlyn Vinci
    NCWTS SETUP: Ray Dunlap

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

Friday, June 12
1:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN

Saturday, June 13
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
8:30 AM NCWTS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
9:30 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
12:30 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS Minors Admitted into the NASCAR Garage Area
3:15 PM 4:00 PM NCWTS Autograph Session
4:45 PM (5:45 PM) NCWTS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 2)
6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY-CLEAR PIT ROAD
7:30 PM (8:30 PM) NCWTS RACE (160 LAPS, 200 MILES) (FoxSports 1)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

Set limits: 5 sets for the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4632; Right-side — D-4644

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.32 in. (2,218 mm); Right-side — 88.31 in. (2,243 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 15 psi; Left Rear – 13 psi; Right Front — 31 psi; Right Rear — 28 psi

Notes: This weekend’s race at Gateway is the first time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have run either of these two tire codes . . . compared to what was run at Gateway last season, this left-side tire code (D-4632) features a compound change for more grip, while this right-side tire code (D-4644) features Goodyear’s multi-zone tread technology . . . the multi-zone tire combines two distinct compounds on the same tire — one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread, and one for grip on the outboard 10 inches . . . most recently, this tire set-up was run by Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams at Richmond earlier this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams will run inner liners in all four tire positions at Gateway . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List
2nd Annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200
Gateway Motorsports Park – 6/13/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 0 Adam Edwards Chevy Driven2Honor.org
2 00 Cole Custer Chevy Haas Automation
3 1 Ryan Ellis (i) Chevy Altec
4 02 Tyler Young Chevy Randco Industries / Young’s Building Systems
5 03 Michael Alfrano (i) Chevy Mackenzie Serviss Memorial
6 4 Erik Jones # Toyota Special Olympics World Games
7 05 John Wes Townley Toyota Zaxby’s
8 6 Norm Benning Chevy TBA
9 07 Ray Black Jr. # Chevy ScubaLife.com
10 8 John Hunter Nemechek # Chevy TBA
11 08 Korbin Forrester # Chevy Tilted Kilt
12 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Chevy POWMIAFamiles.org
13 11 Ben Kennedy Toyota Local Motors
14 13 Cameron Hayley # Toyota Cabinets by Hayley / Carolina Nut Co.
15 14 Daniel Hemric # Chevy California Clean Power
16 15 Mason Mingus Chevy 811 Call Before You Dig
17 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Red Horse Racing
18 19 Tyler Reddick Ford BBR Music Group
19 23 Spencer Gallagher # Chevy Allegiant Travel
20 29 Austin Theriault # Ford Cooper Standard
21 33 Brandon Jones # Chevy TBA
22 36 Justin Jennings Chevy Mittler Bros Machine & Tools / Ski Soda
23 45 Tommy Regan Chevy TBA
24 50 Travis Kvapil Chevy Burnie Grill
25 51 Matt Tifft Toyota ToyotaCare
26 54 Justin Boston # Toyota ROKMobile.com
27 63 Tyler Tanner Chevy Vatterott College / Mittler Bros Machine & Tool
28 74 Jordan Anderson Chevy TBA
29 88 Matt Crafton Toyota Ideal Door / Menards
30 94 Timmy Hill Chevy Testoril
31 98 Johnny Sauter Toyota Nextant / Curb Records

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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