John Wes Townley wins ARCA Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

john wesARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran John Wes Townley has a secret weapon at Daytona; his name is Kevin Reed. Townley, in a brand new Zaxby’s Chevrolet, returned to the Gatorade Victory Lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway with an old friend. Reed who crew-chiefed Townley to Victory Lane in 2013 at Daytona with a different team, reunited with Townley just in time to win the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire Saturday afternoon.

“This is just awesome,” Townley said. “We had it planned from the beginning, but plans rarely work out at Daytona, but they did today. The calls Kevin Reed made from pit road were spot on. He was with me for my win here in 2013 and it definitely means a lot to have him back. What a way to start the year. This is really special.”

However, Reed wasn’t the only secret weapon Townley had during the 80-lap, 200-mile race.

“It was quite a ride there for a while, running three-wide at times, but my spotter…Terry Cook…he really helped me out. He’s won Camping World Truck Series races and I learned so much from him today. I just want to thank Zaxby’s, ARCA and General Tire…this is really cool to be a part of.”

The win not only reunited Townley with Reed, it was the first win for the new Tony Townley-owned Athenian Motorsports team.

Eighteen-year-old rookie William Byron, in the No. 55 Liberty University Toyota, finished second, three lengths away (.209 seconds/margin of victory) at the final stripe. It was Byron’s career-first start at Daytona.

“I was really looking, watching my mirrors to see what we might be able to do,” said Byron, who tied his career-best ARCA finish. “I came over the radio to see if I could back up to anyone to get a run, but by then we were only in a tight pack of three, so I had to sit tight.

“I just want to thank Venturini Motorsports. They gave me a great racecar all weekend. I was really just learning all day, trying to stay patient and learn the process of drafting in the pack. When it got three-wide, you had to learn on the fly and put your trust in the guys around you.”

Byron also earned the SCOTT Highest Finishing Rookie of the Race award.

Kyle Weatherman, in the No. 58 Lira Motorsports Ford, battled from the 32nd starting position on very little practice as a result of an engine change Friday. The Wentzville, Missouri driver also barely missed a multi-car crash just as the leaders began the third lap.

“Maybe that was a blessing in disguise (starting in the back),” Weatherman said. “I could have been right in the middle of that. Starting in the back definitely helped today. Everything happens for a reason. After that first crash, I had to keep my eyes wide open.”

Weatherman was referring to a nine-car wreck in the tri-oval, triggered when Derrick Lancaster made contact with Cole Powell in a tight pack. Bobby Gerhart, Kevin Thomas, Jr., Shane Lee, Austin Wayne Self, Jairo Avila, Mark Thompson, Cole Powell, Lancaster and Gus Dean were involved. Gerhart, Self, Lee, Dean and Avila were evaluated in the infield care center and released.

“Today was a big learning curve,” added Weatherman, also making his Daytona debut. “This is the biggest track I’ve ever been on. I learned everything this place could throw at me today. I learned you have to trust the people around you…you hope they’re your friends.”

Chase Briscoe, in the No. 77 Cunningham Motorsports Dodge, finished fourth in his Daytona debut. Frank Kimmel finished fifth in the No. 46 JUICE Batteries Ford for Team Stange, a brand new team for Kimmel.

“Today was pretty remarkable,” Kimmel said. “Our guys really fought hard for this. We didn’t have enough time to prepare for this race. We had great pit strategy…the General Tire ran great all day…we never put a tire on it. Thank the 22 car (Kevin Thomas, Jr.)…he pushed us really hard. Great day. Thanks to John and Ashley Stange for believing in me. We have our eyes on a championship.”

Bo LeMastus finished a career-best sixth in his own No. 42 Crosley Brands Dodge. Kevin Thomas, Jr., in a second Cunningham car, finished seventh in his series debut in the No. 22 Bakken Concrete-KT Construction Services Dodge.

Willie Mullins, with some help from his crew chief Andy Belmont, finished a career-best eighth in his Daytona debut in the No. 34 Bugsy’s Auto Repair-Crow Wing Recycling Ford. Gray Gaulding, who turned 18 on February 10, finished ninth in his series debut in the No. 38 Krispy Kreme Ford. Cole Custer rounded out the top-10 finishers in the No. 54 Haas Automation Chevrolet, a car fielded by Ken Schrader Racing.

Custer also won the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell and led the most laps – 42 overall.

Townley spent much of the race outside the leader Custer, but once the Watkinsville, Georgia driver got to the bottom on lap 50, no driver could find a way around the eventual winner.

Will Kimmel was a strong contender all day, leading five laps in the back half of the race, but ran out of gas under five laps remaining, relegating the Sellersburg, Indiana driver to 18th in the final running order.

Despite a red flag for the aforementioned pile-up for 11 minutes, the race, which also included three cautions, was completed in one hour, 27 minutes and 45 seconds.

The next event for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is on April 9 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

Lucas Oil 200
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status
1 05 John Wes Townley 80 Running
2 55 William Byron 80 Running
3 58 Kyle Weatherman 80 Running
4 77 Chase Briscoe 80 Running
5 46 Frank Kimmel 80 Running
6 42 Bo LeMastus 80 Running
7 22 Kevin Thomas Jr. 80 Running
8 34 Willie Mullins 80 Running
9 38 Gray Gaulding 80 Running
10 54 Cole Custer 80 Running
11 2 Sarah Cornett-Ching 80 Running
12 12 Tyler Audie 80 Running
13 15 Brett Hudson 80 Running
14 9 Thomas Praytor 80 Running
15 57 Bryan Dauzat 80 Running
16 36 Brandon Lynn 80 Running
17 10 Ed Pompa 80 Running
18 69 Will Kimmel 79 Running
19 6 Josh Williams 79 Running
20 3 Steve Fox 79 Running
21 17 Gene Paul 79 Running
22 43 John Ferrier 78 Running
23 0 Cory Howard 77 Running
24 82 Dylan Lupton 76 Running
25 68 Dale Shearer 76 Running
26 06 Tim Viens 76 Running
27 48 Sean Corr 73 Running
28 25 Tom Hessert 72 Running
29 52 Matt Kurzejewski 45 Running
30 27 Dick Doheny 24 Not Running
31 83 Derrick Lancaster 17 Not Running
32 23 Brad Smith 14 Not Running
33 66 Mark Thompson 14 Not Running
34 78 Cole Powell 3 Not Running
35 98 Gus Dean 2 Not Running
36 33 Austin Wayne Self 2 Not Running
37 5 Bobby Gerhart 2 Not Running
38 32 Shane Lee 2 Not Running
39 59 Jairo Avila 2 Not Running
40 30 Terry Jones 2 Not Running

 

 

 

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Track initials ‘D.I.S.’ translate once again to W-I-N for Tyler Reddick in Trucks race at Dover

CGNmUIzWcAAdnBAAfter starting fourth in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Lucas Oil 200, Tyler Reddick tamed “the Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway, as he finishes ahead of Daniel Suarez (by 1.255 seconds) for the victory.

Reddick, who won the 2015 NCWTS season opener at Daytona, received his second series victory and fifth top-10 finish of the season, his second series career victory and his first series victory at Dover.

Following Reddick and Suarez to the drop of the checkered flag were series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contenders, Erik Jones and Daniel Hemric finishing third and fourth respectively, and the current points leader Matt Crafton finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Ben Kennedy taking sixth, pole-sitter Ryan Blaney seventh, RORY contender Brandon Jones eighth, Johnny Sauter ninth and Tyler Young bringing home 10th-place.

With his fifth-place finish, Matt Crafton leaves Dover with a 11-point lead over today’s winner, Tyler Reddick.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 102.990 MPH
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 56 Mins, 31 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.255 Seconds
Lead Changes: 15 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 41 laps

Next Up: The WinStar World Casino & Resort 400(k) at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 5th, with an approximate starting time of 9:20 p,m. (ET) and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

Lucas Oil 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 19 Tyler Reddick 200 Running 40 47 4
2 51 Daniel Suarez (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
3 4 Erik Jones # 200 Running 50 42 1
4 14 Daniel Hemric # 200 Running 0 40 0
5 88 Matt Crafton 200 Running 3 40 1
6 11 Ben Kennedy 200 Running 0 38 0
7 29 Ryan Blaney (i) 200 Running 33 0 0
8 33 Brandon Jones # 200 Running 0 36 0
9 98 Johnny Sauter 200 Running 0 35 0
10 02 Tyler Young 199 Running 0 34 0
11 07 Ray Black Jr. # 199 Running 1 34 1
12 23 Spencer Gallagher # 199 Running 0 32 0
13 00 Cole Custer 198 Running 67 33 2
14 86 Brandon Brown 196 Running 0 30 0
15 94 Timmy Hill 195 Running 0 29 0
16 82 Austin Hill 192 Running 0 28 0
17 08 Korbin Forrester # 190 Running 0 27 0
18 05 John Wes Townley 178 Running 0 26 0
19 50 Travis Kvapil 178 Running 0 25 0
20 13 Cameron Hayley # 137 Running 1 25 1
21 17 Timothy Peters 136 Accident 5 24 1
22 8 John H. Nemechek # 136 Running 0 22 0
23 74 Tim Viens 127 Rear End 0 21 0
24 1 Ryan Ellis (i) 90 Accident 0 20 0
25 54 Justin Boston # 65 Accident 0 19 0
26 6 Norm Benning 61 Suspension 0 18 0
27 45 BJ McLeod 56 Ignition 0 17 0
28 63 Justin Jennings 33 Accident 0 16 0
29 15 Mason Mingus 32 Accident 0 15 0
30 97 Jesse Little 32 Accident 0 14 0
31 36 Justin Jennings 15 Vibration 0 13 0
32 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 12 Accident 0 12 0

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Enfinger dominates to win second straight ARCA season opener at Daytona

B91x9nOIYAAhzCBGrant Enfinger is getting used to going to victory lane. So is the No. 23 car.

Enfinger won the Lucas Oil 200 presented by AutoZone, grabbing the lead on lap 53 and staying in front until the checkered flag fell at lap 80. It was Enfinger’s ninth career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards win and second straight at Daytona International Speedway.

“This is an incredible feeling,” Enfinger said after pulling into victory lane with the No. 23 Alamo Rent-A-Car Chevrolet. It’s the second straight win for GMS Racing and the No. 23, which went to victory lane in ARCA’s final 2014 race with Spencer Gallagher. “It was definitely a nail-biter from my seat. I know it was an incredible race.”

Three Venturini Motorsports drivers finished in the top five. One of them, Daniel Suarez, finished second in the No. 15 Arris Toyota. The others were fourth place finisher Cody Coughlin in the No. 55 JEGS Toyota and Frank Kimmel fifth in the No. 25 Ansell-Menards Toyota. Brett Hudson earned a top-five, finishing third in his No. 09 Dodge.

Suarez, who will be racing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015, said he spent some time earlier in the week thinking about where he wanted to be late in the race in order to get to the front; it just didn’t work out.

“I didn’t have enough speed or I didn’t have enough help from behind,” Suarez said. “It was a strong run for the first time in 2015 with Arris and Venturini and Gibbs and Toyota. Everybody is doing a good job.”

Hudson, from Owensboro, Ky., finished a career-best third after starting fourth in a career-best weekend for him.

“Luckily I got hooked up with Frank (Kimmel) in practice which got me a good time and got me in the fastest group for qualifying,” Hudson said. “I got rolling and put up a good lap. In the race I was just trying to keep my position. I tried to stay in line at the end and maybe they would get to racing and maybe I would have a chance to sneak by.”

Defending series champion Mason Mitchell finished sixth in his No. 78 Mason Mitchell Motorsports Ford Fusion.  Mitchell started 23rd.

Matt Kurzejewski was seventh in the Lexington Inn & Suites Daytona Beach Chevrolet with Scott Sheldon eighth in the No. 20 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet. Josh Williams was ninth in the No. 6 Southwest Florida Cable Construction-Go Puck Ford and Will Kimmel completed the top-10 in his No. 69 Vogtland Springs-AmericanMuscle.com-Accel Ford.

Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell winner Mark Thompson finished 14th in the No. 11 Phoenix Air Toyota.

Twenty-seven cars finished on the lead lap. There were three cautions for 23 laps, the last coming when the cars of Leilani Munter, Bobby Gerhart and Buster Graham were caught up in an accident. During that caution the No. 1 car of J.J. Pack caught fire, forcing him to stop his car and exit.  There were no injuries.

The race took one hour, thirty minutes and 25 seconds to complete for an average speed of 132.719 mph.

Coughlin led the first eight laps and made an impressive save late in the race when his car got sideways in the draft.

“We had a lot of fun,” the 19-year-old Joe Gibbs development driver said. “To be able to come out of here with a top five finish is cool. We were up front all day long. We had a wicked-fast Toyota.”

Frank Kimmel led 27 laps, Gerhart led three laps and Sheldon led laps 47 to 52. Enfinger, who led seven laps earlier in the race, led from lap 53 until the checkered flag.

Enfinger started 2014 with a win at Daytona. He would go on to win two more consecutive races to start the season and six before it was over. He was second in the final point standings.

“Everyone at GMS Racing has really stepped up their game,” Enfinger said. “It’s a pretty exciting feeling to be working with people like that. We have good things happening. This is an incredible opportunity and we have incredible equipment.”

Enfinger spent those last few laps – after the restart with 15 laps to go – with Suarez in his mirror. He said he drove most of the remaining laps checking the mirrors.

“I was very, very worried,” Enfinger said. “The 15 (Suarez) car was really good. Frank (Kimmel) had an incredible car. I feel like he was maybe equal or a little stronger than us. I was afraid they were going to gang up on us. But luckily we were able to get them a little bit separated and I was able to block them. The 15 did an incredible job. He could have passed us, but I was pretty hungry to keep him behind us until the end.”

Enfinger’s No. 23 Alamo Chevrolet was hugging the bottom during the closing laps.

“I felt like I needed to block the top but I didn’t feel like I needed to race at the top,” Enfinger said. “We got the lead when the 20 car, my teammate Scott Sheldon, he pushed us to the lead on the top. There was a lot of that.”

The Fairhope, Ala. driver is expected to race a full season with GMS Racing.

“ARCA deserves a lot of credit,” Enfinger said about the new ARCA Ilmor 396 engine package that he and 25 other cars had this week at Daytona. “I think the racing was better. I can’t remember a Daytona this exciting where there was two- and three-wide racing for the lead. There was two lines moving at all times.”

The ARCA Racing Series has a bit of a break before its second race of the season, which will be March 14 at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala.

Race Notes:
Margin of Victory: 0.140 second
Cautions: 3 or 23 laps
Time of Race: 1:30:25
Average Speed: 132.719 mph
Lap Leaders: Coughlin 1-8 (8); F. Kimmel 9-35 (27); Gerhart 36-38 (3); Sheldon 47-52 (6); Enfinger 39-46, 53-80 (36)

Lucas Oil 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status
1 23 Grant Enfinger 80 Running
2 15 Daniel Suarez 80 Running
3 09 Brett Hudson 80 Running
4 55 Cody Coughlin 80 Running
5 25 Frank Kimmel 80 Running
6 78 Mason Mitchell 80 Running
7 54 Matt Kurzejewski 80 Running
8 20 Scott Sheldon 80 Running
9 6 Josh Williams 80 Running
10 69 Will Kimmel 80 Running
11 77 Tom Hessert 80 Running
12 92 Daniel Hemric 80 Running
13 8 Austin Hill 80 Running
14 11 Mark Thompson 80 Running
15 98 Austin Wayne 80 Running
16 68 David Levine 80 Running
17 22 Blake Jones 80 Running
18 12 Tyler Audie 80 Running
19 30 Terry Jones 80 Running
20 88 Cole Powell 80 Running
21 82 Patrick Staropoli 80 Running
22 49 Brad Smith 80 Running
23 42 Bo LeMastus 80 Running
24 9 Thomas Praytor 80 Running
25 3 Karl Weber 80 Running
26 97 Bobby Hamilton Jr 80 Running
27 18 Bill Catania 80 Running
28 00 Barry Fitzgerald 77 Running
29 48 Sean Corr 77 Running
30 06 Ed Pompa 77 Running
31 2 Sarah Cornett-Ching 76 Running
32 40 Roger Carter 75 Running
33 58 John Lowinski-Loh 68 Running
34 10 Garrett Smithley 63 Engine
35 52 Clay Campbell 62 Overheating
36 1 J.J. Pack 55 Oil Line
37 17 Buster Graham 54 Accident
38 66 Leilani Munter 53 Accident
39 5 Bobby Gerhart 53 Accident
40 0 James Swanson 23 Engine

 

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Kyle Busch wins the NASCAR Trucks Lucas Oil 200 at the MonsterMile.

Bo7BsovCAAAxUkBIt was another dominate performance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) by Kyle Busch Friday night at Dover International Speedway, as he starts from the pole and ends in victory lane with win in the Lucas Oil 200.

Busch, who led the most laps – 150 out of 200, received his fourth series victory of the 2014 season, his fifth consecutive series victory, his thirty-ninth series career victory, and his fourth series victory at Dover International Speedway.

Series regular, Ryan Blaney, followed Kyle Busch to the drop of the checkered flag (by 2.123 sec.) and was followed by Johnny Sauter finishing third, an incredible finish by Brandon Jones (started 29th) fourth and Joey Coulter finishing fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were John Hunter Nemechek finishing sixth, series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidates, Ben Kennedy and Tyler Reddick taking seventh and eighth-place respectively, German Quiroga, Jr. ninth and the current series points leader, Timothy Peters (leaves Dover with a 1-point lead over Matt Crafton & Johnny Sauter) finished tenth.

RACE NOTES:

Average Speed: 102.389 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 57 Mins, 12 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 2.123 Seconds
Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 38 laps

Next Up: The WinStar World Casino & Resort 400(k) at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, the night of June 6th, with an approximate starting time of 9:20 p.m. (ET) and (pre) race television coverage starting at 8:30 p.m. (ET) provided by FOX Sports 1.

Lucas Oil 200 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Points-Bonus Points Laps Led
1 51 Kyle Busch (i) 200 Running 0 150
2 29 Ryan Blaney 200 Running 43-1 1
3 98 Johnny Sauter 200 Running 41 0
4 33 Brandon Jones 200 Running 41-1 3
5 21 Joey Coulter 200 Running 39 0
6 08 John Hunter Nemechek 200 Running 38 0
7 31 Ben Kennedy # 220 Running 37 0
8 19 Tyler Reddick # 199 Running 36 0
9 77 German Quiroga 199 Running 35 0
10 17 Timothy Peters 198 Running 34 0
11 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 198 Running 33 0
12 5 John Wes Townley 198 Running 32 0
13 92 Scott Riggs 198 Running 31 0
14 00 Cole Custer 197 Running 30 0
15 50 TJ Bell 197 Running 29 0
16 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 195 Running 28 0
17 02 Tyler Young # 194 Running 27 0
18 13 Jeb Burton 189 Running 26 0
19 63 Justin Jennings 183 Running 25 0
20 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 180 Running 24 0
21 20 Gray Gaulding # 172 Accident 23 0
22 32 Ben Rhodes 169 Accident 22 0
23 88 Matt Crafton 156 Accident 22-1 46
24 39 Ryan Sieg(i) 136 Suspension 0 0
25 99 Bryan Silas 127 Engine 19 0
26 35 Mason Mingus # 125 Running 18 0
27 9 Brennan Newberry 74 Accident 17 0
28 57 Norm Benning 55 Too Slow 16 0
29 7 Jake Crum 52 Engine 15 0
30 8 Jimmy Weller III # 18 Engine 14 0
31 56 Raymond Terczak Jr. 14 Rear Gear 13 0
32 42 Charles Lewandoski 3 Electrical 12 0
33 40 Todd Peck 3 Overheating 11 0
34 0 Ryan Ellis (i) 2 Vibration 0 0
35 36 Blake Koch(i) 2 Vibration 0 0

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

2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series DRIVER STANDINGS After Dover (Top-10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 17 Timothy Peters 185 Leader 5 0 2 4 0
2 88 Matt Crafton 184 -1 5 1 3 3 1
3 98 Johnny Sauter 184 -1 5 0 3 4 1
4 77 German Quiroga Jr. 179 -6 5 0 0 5 0
5 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 170 -15 5 0 1 3 1
6 31 Ben Kennedy # 169 -16 5 0 1 3 0
7 29 Ryan Blaney 166 -19 5 0 2 3 2
8 5 John Wes Townley 159 -26 5 0 1 1 1
9 13 Jeb Burton 153 -32 5 0 0 2 1
10 21 Joey Coulter 142 -43 5 0 1 1 1

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again Kyle Busch leads Truck series final practice

originalOnce again, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at Dover International Speedway, it was Kyle Busch – with a lap speed of 156.788 m.p.h. – showing the fastest way around the track during the final Lucas Oil 200 practice session.

Ryan Blaney was second fastest in the session with a lap speed of 156.590 m.p.h, and was followed by Timothy Peters (155.912 m.p.h.) who was third, Matt Crafton (155.461) fourth and Darrell Wallace, Jr. (155.179) was fifth.

Series ROTY contender, Tyler Reddick (154.248 m.p.h.) put down the sixth fastest lap speed, while John Hunter Nemechek (154.235) was seventh, Johnny Sauter (154.169) eighth, German Quiroga, Jr. (154.044) ninth and Jeb Burton (154.030) rounds out the top-ten.

The 15th annual Lucas Oil 200 is scheduled to get underway around 5:50 p.m. (ET) this evening, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Lucas Oil 200 Final Practice Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind # Laps
1 51 Kyle Busch (i) 156.788 22.961 Leader 27
2 29 Ryan Blaney 156.590 22.990 -0.029 42
3 17 Timothy Peters 155.912 23.090 -0.129 38
4 88 Matt Crafton 155.461 23.157 -0.196 40
5 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 155.179 23.199 -0.238 37
6 19 Tyler Reddick # 154.248 23.339 -0.378 46
7 08 John Hunter Nemechek 154.235 23.341 -0.380 41
8 98 Johnny Sauter 154.169 23.351 -0.390 30
9 77 German Quiroga 154.044 23.370 1.289 50
10 13 Jeb Burton 154.030 23.372 -0.411 13
11 21 Joey Coulter 153.978 23.380 -0.419 26
12 00 Cole Custer 153.938 23.386 -0.425 37
13 9 Brennan Newberry 153.616 23.435 -0.474 38
14 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 153.577 23.441 -0.480 26
15 33 Brandon Jones 153.485 23.455 -0.494 37
16 5 John Wes Townley 153.433 23.463 -0.502 39
17 32 Ben Rhodes 153.198 23.499 -0.538 32
18 20 Gray Gaulding # 152.873 23.549 -0.588 33
19 31 Ben Kennedy # 152.834 23.555 -0.594 42
20 39 Ryan Sieg(i) 152.737 23.570 -0.609 26
21 35 Mason Mingus # 152.478 23.610 -0.649 31
22 92 Scott Riggs 150.836 23.867 -0.906 22
23 50 TJ Bell 149.894 24.017 -1.056 19
24 8 Jimmy Weller III # 149.514 24.078 -1.117 33
25 99 Bryan Silas 149.328 24.108 -1.147 33
26 02 Tyler Young # 149.007 24.160 -1.199 35
27 63 Justin Jennings 148.270 24.280 -1.319 22
28 7 Jake Crum 145.991 24.659 -1.698 10
29 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 135.084 26.650 -3.689 18
30 0 Ryan Ellis (i) 134.746 26.717 -3.756 2
31 56 Raymond Terczak Jr. 133.859 26.894 -3.933 22
32 57 Norm Benning 124.576 28.898 -5.937 1
33 36 Blake Koch(i) 115.737 31.105 -8.144 1
34 23 Max Gresham No Time Set 0
35 40 Todd Peck No Time Set 0
36 42 Charles Lewandoski No Time Set 0

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain washes out Truck Series qualifying cancelled; Kyle Busch on Pole.

Quaker State 400 - PracticeRain at Dover International Speedway on Thursday played havoc with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) teams with getting in some practice for Friday’s Lucas Oil 200.  The first session was a total washout and the second session was regulated to 75-minutes, but rains returned and ended practice a little over 48-minutes into the session.

At the end of the session, and with a lap speed of 156.488 m.p.h., was Kyle Busch at the top of the scoring plyon with the quickest lap.

German Quiroga, Jr., put up the second quickest lap speed of 154.919 m.p.h, and he was followed by John Hunter Nemechek (154.905 m.p.h.) who was third, Darrell Wallace, Jr. (154.852) fourth and Timothy Peters (154.493) was fifth.

Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Tyler Reddick (153.538 m.ph.) posted the sixth quickest lap speed, while Matt Crafton (153.165) was seventh, John Wes Townley (153.100) eighth, ROTY candidate Ben Kennedy (152.853) ninth and Johnny Sauter (152.607) rounding out the top-ten.

Qualifying, which was originally scheduled for 12:40 p.m. (ET) Friday, has been canceled and instead will be used as “Happy Hour” (final) practice, and the starting lineup will be based upon the NASCAR rulebook – owner points/attempts made – placing Kyle Busch on the “pole.”

With only 35 drivers attempting to fill the 36-truck field, there was no one failing to make the starting lineup.

The 15th annual Lucas Oil 200 is scheduled to get underway around 5:50 p.m. (ET) Friday evening, and FOX Sports 1 will provide television coverage of the event.

Lucas Oil 200 Race Starting Line-Up
Pos. Car # Driver Reason
1 51 Kyle Busch (i) 2014 Owner Points 1
2 88 Matt Crafton 2014 Owner Points 2
3 17 Timothy Peters 2014 Owner Points 3
4 77 German Quiroga 2014 Owner Points 4
5 19 Tyler Reddick # 2014 Owner Points 5
6 98 Johnny Sauter 2014 Owner Points 6
7 08 John Hunter Nemechek 2014 Owner Points 7
8 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 2014 Owner Points 8
9 32 Ben Rhodes 2014 Owner Points 9
10 31 Ben Kennedy # 2014 Owner Points 10
11 5 John Wes Townley 2014 Owner Points 11
12 13 Jeb Burton 2014 Owner Points 12
13 20 Gray Gaulding # 2014 Owner Points 13
14 29 Ryan Blaney 2014 Owner Points 14
15 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 2014 Owner Points 15
16 9 Brennan Newberry 2014 Owner Points 16
17 21 Joey Coulter 2014 Owner Points 17
18 8 Jimmy Weller III # 2014 Owner Points 18
19 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 2014 Owner Points 19
20 50 TJ Bell 2014 Owner Points 20
21 99 Bryan Silas 2014 Owner Points 21
22 57 Norm Benning 2014 Owner Points 22
23 63 Justin Jennings 2014 Owner Points 23
24 35 Mason Mingus # 2014 Owner Points 24
25 7 Jake Crum 2014 Owner Points 26
26 92 Scott Riggs 2014 Owner Points 27
27 02 Tyler Young # 2014 Owner Points 28
28 00 Cole Custer 2014 Owner Points 34
29 33 Brandon Jones 2014 Owner Points 35
30 0 Ryan Ellis (i) 2014 Owner Points 38
31 42 Charles Lewandoski 2 Owner Attempts 40
32 56 Raymond Terczak Jr. 1 Owner Attempts 43
33 36 Blake Koch(i) 1 Owner Attempts 45
34 40 Todd Peck 1 Owner Attempts 46
35 39 Ryan Sieg(i) 1 Owner Attempts (PE) 33

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