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DATE: Saturday, April 6
SITE: Martinsville Speedway (1947) -- Martinsville, Va.
TRACK: 0.526-mile oval - 800 feet (Frontstretch); 800 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 55,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 19th
TELEVISION: Speed
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 1:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, April 5/5 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Harvick
RUNNER-UP: Ty Dillon
POLE WINNER: Kevin Harvick (finished 1)
LAPS: 250
MILES: 131.5
QUALIFYING RECORD: Timothy Peters, 2012 (96.411 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Kevin Harvick16Nelson Piquet Jr.16
2Ty Dillon27Ross Chastain17
3James Buescher98Jason Leffler12
4Justin Lofton69John King32
5Timothy Peters310Jason White22
2012 Kroger 250 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 70.752 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 51 mins., 31 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.953 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 49 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 2 among 2 drivers
POLE WINNER: Kevin Harvick (95.665 mph)
Past Kroger 250 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Kevin Harvick (1) -- Chevrolet -- 70.752 mph
2011 -- Johnny Sauter (1) -- Chevrolet -- 64.761 mph
2010 -- Kevin Harvick (1) -- Chevrolet -- 62.793 mph
2009 -- Kevin Harvick (6) -- Chevrolet -- 60.865 mph
2008 -- Dennis Setzer (10) -- Dodge -- 61.311 mph
2007 -- Mike Skinner (1) -- Toyota -- 61.753 mph
2006 -- David Starr (15) -- Toyota -- 59.219 mph
2005 -- Bobby Labonte (5) -- Chevrolet -- 66.639 mph
2004 -- Rick Crawford (3) -- Ford -- 61.490 mph
2003 -- Dennis Setzer (5) -- Chevrolet -- 66.921 mph
2002 -- Dennis Setzer (33) -- Chevrolet -- 64.628 mph
2001 -- Scott Riggs (2) -- Dodge -- 70.836 mph
2000 -- Bobby Hamilton (2) -- Dodge -- 71.836 mph
1999 -- Jimmy Hensley (9) -- Chevrolet -- 74.282 mph
1998 -- Jay Sauter (10) -- Chevrolet -- 72.154 mph
1997 -- Rich Bickle (1) -- Chevrolet -- 72.297 mph.
1996 -- Mike Skinner (16) -- Chevrolet -- 64.434 mph
1995 -- Joe Ruttman (2) -- Ford -- 65.072 mph
 
NOTE: Race formerly called Goody's 150 (1995), Hanes 250 (1996-1997), NAPA 250
(1998-2000), Advanced Auto Parts (2001-03).
 
Past Kroger 250 Pole Winners (finish)
2012 -- Kevin Harvick -- 1
2011 -- Johnny Sauter -- 1
2010 -- None -- Weather
2009 -- Rick Crawford -- 5
2008 -- Jack Sprague -- 24
2007 -- Mike Skinner -- 1
2006 -- Bobby Hamilton Jr -- 10
2005 -- Bobby Hamilton -- 20
2004 -- Jack Sprague -- 3
2003 -- Ted Musgrave -- 2
2002 -- Ted Musgrave -- 24
2001 -- Joe Ruttman -- 4
2000 -- Mike Wallace -- 2
1999 -- Mike Bliss -- 6
1998 -- Greg Biffle -- 8
1997 -- Rich Bickle -- 1
1996 -- Bobby Hamilton -- 31
1995 -- Not Held
Last Race Results
RACE: NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Feb. 22)
SITE: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.
MILES: 250
LAPS: 100
WINNER: Johnny Sauter
RUNNER-UP: Kyle Busch
THIRD: Ron Hornaday Jr.
FOURTH: Justin Lofton
FIFTH: Jeb Burton
POLE WINNER: Brennan Newberry (finished 33)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 45 mins., 56 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 141.598 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 6 for 20 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 11 among 6 drivers
LAP LEADERS: B. Newberry - pole; J. Lofton 1-6; T. Dillon 7-17; J. Buescher
18; T. Dillon 19-60; J. Sauter 61; T. Dillon 62-64; T. Bodine
65-68; K. Busch 69; T. Bodine 70-73; K. Busch 74-84; J. Sauter
85-100.
Kroger 250 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
3Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA)Chevrolet/Arrowhead
5Tim George Jr. (New York, NY)Ford/Applebee's
6Devin Jones (San Luis Obispo, CA)Chevrolet/TBA
07Grant Galloway (Lakeville, IN)Toyota/Digger Specialties
7John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA)Toyota/Zaxby's
8Max Gresham ((Griffin, GA)Chevrolet/Made in USA Brand
9Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/No Fear Energy
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Chevrolet/driven2honor.org
13Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY)Toyota/TBA
14Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Fight for Life
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Parts Plus
18Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Toyota/Darrell Gwynn Foundation
19Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Ford/TBA
24 *Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Tide
27Jeff Agnew (Copper Hill, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
29Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Cooper Standard Performance
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/TBA
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Rheem
32Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil)Chevrolet/Sem Products Inc.
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
50Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA)Chevrolet/Advanced Electronic Serv.
51Eric Jones (Byron, MI)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
54Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
60Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Winfield
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point
68Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN)RAM/1-800-Pavement
75Caleb Holman (Abingdon, VA)Chevrolet/Morning Fresh Farms
77German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/Net 10 Wireless
81David Starr (Houston, TX)Toyota/Steely Lumber
84Chris Fontaine (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/Glenden Enterprises
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menard's/Rip It
92Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Chevrolet/FleetHQ.com
93Kenny Habul (Etobicoke, Canada)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
94Chase Elliott (Dawsonville, GA)Chevrolet/Aaron's Dream Machine
98Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Carolina Nut Co/Curb Records
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
 
* - Defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Kevin Harvick---12---4---WonWon4Won
Ty Dillon------------------------2
James Buescher---------------11---353
Timothy Peters---183591922455
Ron Hornaday Jr---3146822316
Matt Crafton7153172971124
Johnny Sauter------26------2715Won29
Todd Bodine---41221218301425
Joey Coulter---------------------1730
Brendan Gaughan------62511------9---
Darrell Wallace Jr.---------------------------
Ryan Blaney---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Johnny Sauter - started 25 position and finished 1
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kevin Harvick
Last Week's Pick to Win (Timothy Peters) - finished 27
 
NOTES:
The Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway is the second race on the 2013 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

Kevin Harvick won last year's spring race at Martinsville. Harvick, a Sprint Cup Series regular, started on the pole and ran in front for 248 of 250 laps, which set a Truck Series record for most laps led in a race. He is competing in this weekend's event, driving the No. 24 Chevrolet for Joe Denette Motorsports/NTS Motorsports.

There have been 28 truck races held at Martinsville. The track hosted one race each season from 1995-2002 and then two events per season since 2003. Joe Ruttman won the inaugural race there, the Goody's 150, in '95.

Dennis Setzer, Mike Skinner and Harvick share the record for most truck wins at Martinsville with three each.

Six truck races at Martinsville have been won from the pole, which is more than any other starting position there. Harvick most recently did it one year ago.

The closest margin of victory in a truck race at Martinsville occurred in April 2005 when Bobby Labonte beat Ricky Craven to the finish line by just 0.257 seconds.

Five drivers entered in this weekend's race made their first career truck starts at Martinsville: Timothy Peters (April 2005), Ryan Sieg (March 2009), Clay Greenfield (March 2010), Jeb Burton (March 2012) and Brennan Newberry (March 2012).

Peters is the only driver on the entry list that scored his maiden truck win at Martinsville. Peters' victory there came in October 2009.

The next race is the April 14 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Rockingham Speedway. Kasey Kahne won last year's inaugural event there.

04/02 13:56:50 ET

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