NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Drivin' for Linemen 200 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, June 14
SITE: Gateway Motorsports Park -- Madison, Illinois
TRACK: 1.25-mile oval
CAPACITY: 65,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 14th overall, first since 2010
TELEVISION: FOX Sports 1
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: 5:10 p.m. ET (Saturday)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Harvick/2010 winner (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Brad Keselowski
POLE WINNER: Kevin Harvick (finished 1)
LAPS: 160
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: Ted Musgrave, 2005 (135.159 mph)
RACE RECORD: Jack Sprague, 2000 (113.726 mph)
 
2010 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Kevin Harvick16Timothy Peters7
2Brad Keselowski37Austin Dillon6
3Johnny Sauter58Aric Almirola16
4Todd Bodine149Brian Ickler10
5Matt Crafton910Mike Skinner13
2010 Drivin' for Linemen 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 101.983 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 57 mins., 40 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 5.241 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 27 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 4 among 3 drivers
POLE WINNER: Kevin Harvick (133.325 mph)
Past Drivin' for Linemen 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Not held
2012 -- Not held
2011 -- Not held
2010 -- Kevin Harvick (1) -- Chevrolet -- 101.983 mph
2009 -- Mike Skinner (9) -- Toyota -- 89.273 mph
2008 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (2) -- Chevrolet -- 93.860 mph
2007 -- Johnny Benson (4) -- Toyota -- 103.657 mph
2006 -- Todd Bodine (3) -- Toyota -- 84.966 mph
2005 -- Ted Musgrave (1) -- Dodge -- 100.854 mph
2004 -- David Starr (14) -- Chevrolet -- 93.694 mph
2003 -- Brendan Gaughan (4) -- Dodge -- 99.489 mph
2002 -- Terry Cook (8) -- Ford -- 109.323 mph
2001 -- Ted Musgrave (1) -- Dodge -- 112.237 mph
2000 -- Jack Sprague (2) -- Chevrolet -- 113.726 mph
1999 -- Greg Biffle (5) -- Ford -- 111.853 mph
1998 -- Rick Carelli (4) -- Chevrolet -- 99.764 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Ram Tough 200 (1998-01), Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers
Ram Tough 200 (2002-04), Dodge Ram Tough 200 (2005), Ram Tough 200
(2006), Missour-Illinois Dodge Dealers 200 (2007), Gateway 200 (2008),
Copart 200 (2009), CampingWorld.com 200 (2010).
 
Past Drivin' for Linemen 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Not held
2012 -- Not held
2011 -- Not held
2010 -- Kevin Harvick -- 1
2009 -- Colin Braun -- 19
2008 -- Dennis Setzer -- 2
2007 -- Mike Skinner -- 28
2006 -- None -- Weather
2005 -- Ted Musgrave -- 1
2004 -- Jack Sprague -- 29
2003 -- None -- Weather
2002 -- Mike Bliss -- 3
2001 -- Ted Musgrave -- 1
2000 -- Greg Biffle -- 4
1999 -- Stacy Compton -- 4
1998 -- Greg Biffle -- 19
Last Race Results
RACE: WinStar World Casino 400 (June 6)
SITE: Texas Motor Speedway -- Fort Worth, Texas
MILES: 250.5 (400 kilometers)
LAPS: 167
WINNER: Matt Crafton
RUNNER-UP: Justin Lofton
THIRD: Joe Nemechek
FOURTH: Ryan Blaney
FIFTH: John Wes Townley
POLE WINNER: Justin Lofton (finished 2)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 53 mins., 2 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 132.970 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 13.302 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 23 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 8 among 3 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Lofton-pole, Crafton 1-36, Hornaday Jr 37-38, Blaney 39-49,
Crafton 50-58, Blaney 59-92, Crafton 93-109, Hornaday Jr 110-111,
Crafton 112-167.
Drivin' for Linemen 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Cole Custer (Ladera Ranch, CA)Chevrolet/Haas Automation
0To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/The Parkway Hotel
02Tyler Young (Midland, TX)Chevrolet/RandCo/Young's Building
5John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA)Toyota/Zaxby's
07Ray Black Jr. (Palm Coast, FL)Chevrolet/Scuba Life/NASE Worldwide
08Jimmy Weller III (Hubbard, OH)Chevrolet/TBA
8John Hunter Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
9Chase Pistone (Cornelius, NC)Chevrolet/NTS Motorsports
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)RAM/The Parkway Hotel
12Ted Minor (Weatherford, TX)Chevrolet/TBA
13Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA)Toyota/Estes/Carolina Nut
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Red Horse Racing
19Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA)Ford/Draw Tite
20Gray Gaulding (Colonial Heights, VA)Chevrolet/Krispy Kreme/Gemini So.
21Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
29Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Cooper Standard
30Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/Rheem
31Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL)Chevrolet/Turner Scott Motorsports
32Tayler Malsam (Seattle, WA)Chevrolet/Outerwall
35Mason Mingus (Brentwood, TN)Toyota/Call 811
36Scott Stenzel (Alexandria, MN)RAM/Mittler Bros. Machine & Tools
50T.J. Bell (Reno, NV)Chevrolet/Electrical Linemen
51Erik Jones (Byron, MI)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
54Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL)Toyota/Make In America
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
63Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO)Chevrolet/LG Seeds/Mittler Bros.
77German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/NET 10 Wireless
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menard's/Ideal Door
98Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Smokey Mountain Snuff
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Johnny Sauter------------23---------
Matt Crafton171291265---------
Timothy Peters1632------76---------
Ron Hornaday Jr30152Won1726---------
Tayler Malsam------------5------------
Jeb Burton---------------------------
Ryan Blaney---------------------------
Ben Kennedy---------------------------
German Quiroga---------------------------
Darrell Wallace Jr.---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Joey Coulter - started 19 and finished 9
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Johnny Sauter
Last Week's Pick to Win (Matt Crafton) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park is the seventh race on the 2014 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

Located just outside of St. Louis, Gateway Motorsports Park has 11 degrees of banking in turns 1 and 2 and 9 degrees in turns 3 and 4. The length of the frontstretch is 1,922 feet, and the backstretch measures 1,976 feet. This track was originally named Gateway International Raceway.

The Truck Series competed at Gateway once each season from 1998-2010. This track closed on Nov. 3, 2010 and re-opened nearly one year later under new ownership. Gateway has returned to the truck schedule for 2014 season.

The Nationwide Series also raced at this track from 1997-2010.

Rick Carelli won the inaugural truck race at this track, the Ram Tough 200, on Sept. 19, 1998.

Ted Musgrave is the only driver who scored multiple truck victories at Gateway. Musgrave started on the pole and won there in 2001 and '05.

Ron Hornaday Jr. is the only driver on the entry list for this weekend's race that won a previous truck race at Gateway. Hornaday's victory there came in 2008.

Matt Crafton, the defending series champion and current points leader, has competed in 10 previous truck races at Gateway. Crafton's best finish there is fifth, which came in 2010. He won last Friday night's event at Texas. It was his second victory of the season.

The next race is the June 26 UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Ty Dillon won last year's event there.

06/10 22:49:18 ET

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