Camping World Truck Series
NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Smith's 350 Preview

From The Sports Network

 
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 28
SITE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway -- Las Vegas, Nev.
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval
CAPACITY: 142,000 (grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 17th
TELEVISION: FOX Sports 1 (formerly Speed)
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, Sept. 28/6:15 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Nelson Piquet Jr. (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Matt Crafton
POLE WINNER: Joey Coulter (finished 3)
LAPS: 146
MILES: 219 (350 kilometers)
QUALIFYING RECORD: Mike Skinner, 2006 (178.065 mph)
RACE RECORD: David Starr, 2002 (135.394 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Nelson Piquet Jr136James Buescher15
2Matt Crafton47Cale Gale12
3Joey Coulter18Timothy Peters2
4Brendan Gaughan69David Mayhew3
5Todd Bodine1010Ty Dillon5
2012 Smith's 350 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 112.068 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 57 mins., 15 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.223 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 33 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 17 among 8 drivers
POLE WINNER: Joey Coulter (176.632 mph)
Past Smith's 350 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Nelson Piquet Jr. (13) -- Chevrolet -- 112.068 mph
2011 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1) -- Chevrolet -- 104.065 mph
2010 -- Austin Dillon (1) -- Chevrolet -- 118.378 mph
2009 -- Johnny Sauter (2) -- Chevrolet -- 127.593 mph
2008 -- Mike Skinner (3) -- Toyota -- 101.070 mph
2007 -- Travis Kvapil (1) -- Ford -- 115.061 mph
2006 -- Mike Skinner (1) -- Toyota -- 117.812 mph
2005 -- Todd Bodine (3) -- Toyota -- 126.238 mph
2004 -- Shane Hmiel (21) -- Chevrolet -- 123.865 mph
2003 -- Brendan Gaughan (1) -- Dodge -- 123.826 mph
2002 -- David Starr (1) -- Chevrolet -- 135.394 mph
2001 -- Ted Musgrave (10) -- Dodge -- 128.091 mph
2000 -- Not Held
1999 -- Greg Biffle (5) -- Ford -- 127.229 mph
1998 -- Jack Sprague (1) -- Chevrolet -- 130.801 mph
1997 -- Joe Ruttman (8) -- Ford -- 125.849 mph
1996 -- Jack Sprague (3) -- Chevrolet -- 120.782 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Carquest Auto Parts 420K (1996-1997), Sam's Town 250
(1998), The Orleans 350 (1999-2001), Las Vegas 350 (2002-05, 2009),
Smith's Las Vegas 350 (2006-07), Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350 (2008).
 
Past Smith's 350 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Joey Coulter -- 3
2011 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 1
2010 -- Austin Dillon -- 1
2009 -- Todd Bodine -- 4
2008 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 5
2007 -- Travis Kvapil -- 1
2006 -- Mike Skinner -- 1
2005 -- Mike Skinner -- 6
2004 -- Mike Skinner -- 6
2003 -- Brendan Gaughan -- 1
2002 -- David Starr -- 1
2001 -- Jack Sprague -- 2
2000 -- Not Held
1999 -- Stacy Compton -- 6
1998 -- Jack Sprague -- 1
1997 -- Jack Sprague -- 2
1996 -- Bryan Reffner -- 9
Last Race Results
RACE: EnjoyIllinois 225 (Sept. 13)
SITE: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Ill.
MILES: 225
LAPS: 150
WINNER: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Brad Keselowski
THIRD: Ryan Blaney
FOURTH: Matt Crafton
FIFTH: Ty Dillon
POLE WINNER: Jeb Burton (finished 9)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 48 mins., 42 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 124.195 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.338 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 27 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 12 among 4 drivers
LAP LEADERS: J. Burton 1-42; B. Keselowski 43-52; K. Busch 53-53; B.
Keselowski 54-54; K. Busch 55-60; R. Blaney 61-66; K. Busch
67-82; B. Keselowski 83-103; K. Busch 104-107; B. Keselowski
108-121; K. Busch 122-122; B. Keselowski 123-126; K. Busch
127-150.
Smith's 350 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
0Chris Lafferty (Concord, NC)Ford/driven2honor.org
3Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA)Chevrolet/Arrowhead/Honcho
6Justin Lofton (Westmoreland, CA)Chevrolet/IV Full Plate
07Caleb Roark (Abington, VA)Toyota/Silver Sevens Hotel-Casino
7John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA)Toyota/Zaxby's
8Max Gresham ((Griffin, GA)Chevrolet/ Wally Dallenbach Found.
9Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/NTS
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)RAM/Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Parts Plus
18Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Toyota/gunbroker.com
19Ross Chastain (Alva, FL)Ford/Draw Tite
24Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Qore-24
29Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Cooper Standard
31James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Exide
32Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil)Chevrolet/Accudoc Solutions
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
51Chad Hackenbracht (New Phila., OH)Toyota/Tastee Apple/Ingersoll Rand
54Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL)Toyota/Camping World/Good Sam
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/Norm Benning Racing
60Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Winfield
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point
77German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/Otter Box
81Matthew Kurzejewski (Mansfield, PA)Toyota/Silver Sevens Hotel-Casino
84Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/TBA
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menards/Jeid-Wen
93Chris Jones (Forest, VA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
98Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Carolina Nut Co/Curb Records
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Bell Trucks America Inc.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Matt Crafton2211212632522
Joey Coulter------------------------3
Brendan Gaughan---35153020------94
James Buescher---------------133216
Timothy Peters------------2652638
Ty Dillon------------------------10
Miguel Paludo---------------------2711
Johnny Sauter---------------Won2421
Ron Hornaday Jr---135225611Won27
Ryan Blaney---------------------------
Jeb Burton---------------------------
Darrell Wallace Jr.---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Ryan Blaney - started 15 and finished 3
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - James Buescher
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the 17th race on the 2013 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

Construction of this racetrack, which is known today as Las Vegas Motor Speedway, began in 1995. Speedway Motorsports Inc. acquired the property in 1998.

This track, which is 1.5 miles in length, has 20 degrees of banking in all four of its turns as well as 9 degrees of banking on the frontstretch and backstretch. In 2006, it was reconfigured to include progressive banking.

There have been 16 truck races held at Las Vegas. The series has competed there once each season since 1996, with the exception of 2000.

Jack Sprague won the inaugural truck race at Las Vegas, the Carquest 420, on Nov. 3, 1996.

Sprague and Mike Skinner are the only drivers who have multiple truck wins at Las Vegas. Sprague's second victory there came in 1998. Skinner won at this track in 2006 and '08. Both drivers are not entered in this year's race.

Three drivers on the entry list for this weekend's race have won at Las Vegas in the past: Brendan Gaughan (2003), Johnny Sauter (2009) and Ron Hornaday Jr. (2011).

The winner of the truck race at Las Vegas has started from the pole seven times, which is more than any other starting position there. Hornaday most recently did it two years ago. The furthest back a driver has started and won an event at this track is 21st, accomplished by Shane Hmiel in 2004.

The closest margin of victory in a truck race at Las Vegas occurred in 2008 when Skinner beat Erik Darnell to the finish line by only 0.020 seconds.

Two drivers scored their first career truck victories at Las Vegas: David Starr (2002) and Sauter (2009). Starr also claimed his maiden pole in the series there in '02. He is not on the entry list for this year's race.

The next race is the Oct. 19 Fred's 250 at Talladega Speedway. Parker Kligerman won last year's event there.

09/24 23:06:31 ET

As of September 24, 2013, at 11:06 PM ET