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DATE: Thursday, June 27
SITE: Kentucky Speedway -- Sparta, Ky.
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval
CAPACITY: 107,000 (Grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 14th
TELEVISION: Speed
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 8 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Thursday, June 27/5:05 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: James Buescher
RUNNER-UP: Brad Keselowski
POLE WINNER: Matt Crafton (finished 4)
LAPS: 150
MILES: 225
QUALIFYING RECORD: Austin Dillon, 2011 (179.868 mph)
RACE RECORD: Mike Bliss, 2002 (143.515 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1James Buescher36Johnny Sauter6
2Brad Keselowski177Joey Coulter16
3Ty Dillon48Jason Leffler18
4Matt Crafton19Ron Hornaday Jr.11
5Timothy Peters710Kyle Larson25
2012 UNOH 225 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 121.330 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 51 mins., 16 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3.805 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 31 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 8 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Matt Crafton (173.288 mph)
Past UNOH 225 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- James Buescher (3) -- Chevrolet -- 121.330 mph
2011 -- Kyle Busch (8) -- Toyota -- 119.860 mph
2010 -- Todd Bodine (14) -- Toyota -- 130.603 mph
2009 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (1) -- Chevrolet -- 121.933 mph
2008 -- Johnny Benson (4) -- Toyota -- 114.592 mph
2007 -- Mike Skinner (4) -- Toyota -- 127.179 mph
2006 -- Ron Hornaday Jr (22) -- Chevrolet -- 118.110 mph
2005 -- Dennis Setzer (7) -- Chevrolet -- 117.747 mph
2004 -- Bobby Hamilton (3) -- Dodge -- 122.600 mph
2003 -- Carl Edwards (5) -- Ford -- 122.393 mph
2002 -- Mike Bliss (2) -- Chevrolet -- 143.515 mph
2001 -- Scott Riggs (3) -- Dodge -- 113.525 mph
2000 -- Greg Biffle (2) -- Ford -- 98.385 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Kroger 225 (2000-02), Built Ford Tough 225 (2003-10).
 
Past UNOH 225 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Matt Crafton -- 4
2011 -- Johnny Sauter -- 24
2010 -- Austin Dillon -- 9
2009 -- Ron Hornaday Jr -- 1
2008 -- Mike Skinner -- 7
2007 -- Ryan Matthews -- 4
2006 -- Marcos Ambrose -- 19
2005 -- Bill Lester -- 22
2004 -- None -- Weather
2003 -- Jon Wood -- 4
2002 -- Jason Leffler -- 5
2001 -- Jack Sprague -- 3
2000 -- Bryan Reffner -- 5
Last Race Results
RACE: WinStar World Casino 400 (June 7)
SITE: Texas Motor Speedway -- Fort Worth, Texas
MILES: 250.5
LAPS: 167
WINNER: Jeb Burton
RUNNER-UP: Ty Dillon
THIRD: German Quiroga Jr.
FOURTH: Matt Crafton
FIFTH: Brendan Gaughan
POLE WINNER: Johnny Sauter (finished 7)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 45 mins., 7 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 142.984 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.139 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 3 for 16 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 12 among 8 drivers
LAP LEADERS: J. Sauter 1-11; T. Dillon 12-44; D. Starr 45; T. Dillon 46-78; B.
Gaughan 79-98; J. Burton 99; M. Paludo 100-101; R. Blaney 102; T.
Bodine 103; D. Starr 104-109; B. Gaughan 110-133; T. Dillon
134-143; J. Burton 144-167.
UNOH 225 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
0Chris Lafferty (Concord, NC)Ford/Koma Unwind Drink
3Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
4Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA)Chevrolet/Arrowhead
5Tim George Jr. (New York, NY)Chevrolet/Applebee's
07Todd Peck (Glenville, PA)Chevrolet/arthritis.org
7John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA)Toyota/Zaxby's
8Max Gresham ((Griffin, GA)Chevrolet/Made in the USA
9Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA)Chevrolet/Anderson's Maple Syrup
10Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)RAM/Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink
13Brett Moffitt (Grimes, IA)Toyota/Aisin
17Timothy Peters (Providence, NC)Toyota/Tire Discounters
18Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL)Toyota/Darrell Gwynn Foundation
19Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Reese
24Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Qore-24
27Jeff Agnew (Copper Hill, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
29Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Ford/Cooper Standard
30Cale Gale (Mobile, AL)Chevrolet/Rheem
31 *James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/FOE
32Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil)Chevrolet/Accudoc Solutions
39Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA)Chevrolet/Pull-A-Part
51Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
54Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL)Toyota/Camping World/Good Sam
57Norm Benning (Level Green, PA)Chevrolet/TBA
60Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN)Chevrolet/Winfield
62Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point
63Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
75Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN)Chevrolet/TBA
77German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico)Toyota/TBA
81C.J. Faison (Seaford, DE)Toyota/TBA
84Danny Efland (Irmo, SC)Chevrolet/Mike Harmon Racing
88Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Toyota/Menard's
92Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Chevrolet/92 Blacks Tire/Fleet-HQ
93Chris Jones (Forest, VA)Chevrolet/RSS Racing
98Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI)Toyota/Carolina Nut Co/Curb Records
99Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Rockingham Speedway
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
James Buescher---------------8228Won
Brad Keselowski---1830---------------2
Ty Dillon------------------------3
Matt Crafton477163310324
Johnny Sauter---------------222246
Joey Coulter---------------------77
Ron Hornaday Jr---14Won1010Won29279
Parker Kligerman---------------------219
Kyle Busch------------6------Won---
Brendan Gaughan---2932228------3---
Jeb Burton---------------------------
Darrell Wallace Jr.------------------------3
 
Mover of the Week
German Quiroga Jr. - started 13 and finished 3
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (Brendan Gaughan) - finished 5
 
NOTES:
The UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway is the eighth race on the 2013 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

There have been 15 truck races held at Kentucky. The series competed there once each year from 2000-10 and then twice each season from 2011-12 before it returned to one this year.

Ron Hornaday Jr. has the most truck victories at Kentucky with three. James Buescher is the only other driver with multiple wins there. Buescher won both races at this track during his championship season last year.

Greg Biffle won the inaugural truck race at Kentucky, the Kroger 225, on June 17, 2000.

Hornaday is the only driver who has won a truck event from the pole position at Kentucky. He did it in 2009.

Matt Crafton, the current points leader, has the most truck starts at Kentucky with 14. Crafton did not compete in the 2000 race there. He also has the most top-10 finishes at this track with nine. His best finish is third, which came twice (2008 and '09).

The next race is the July 13 American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. Timothy Peters is the defending race winner.

06/25 21:51:58 ET

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