NASCAR - Camping World Truck - UNOH 225 Preview

The Sports NetworkJune 24, 2014 

Date: Thursday, June 26

Start Time: 8 p.m. ET

Site: Kentucky Speedway -- Sparta, Kentucky

Track: 1.5-mile oval

Laps: 150

Miles: 225

Capacity: 107,000 (Grandstand seating)

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 15th

On TV: FOX Sports 1

Announcers:

On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio

Race record: Mike Bliss, 2002 (143.515 mph)

Qualifying record: Austin Dillon, 2011 (179.868 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Ty Dillon (not defending)

Runner up: Brad Keselowski

Pole winner: Ryan Blaney (175.160 mph)

Top 10:

1. Ty Dillon (Start: 22)

2. Brad Keselowski (12)

3. Kyle Busch (6)

4. James Buescher (13)

5. Ryan Blaney (1)

6. Timothy Peters (9)

7. Miguel Paludo (10)

8. German Quiroga (8)

9. Jeb Burton (11)

10. Matt Crafton (7)

Average speed: 127.559 mph

Time of race: 1 hr., 45 mins., 50 secs.

Margin of victory: 5.735 secs.

Caution flags: 6 for 25 laps

Lead changes: 5 among 4 drivers

Past winners

2013 Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 127.559 mph

2012 James Buescher, Chevrolet, 121.330 mph

2011 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 119.860 mph

2010 Todd Bodine, Toyota, 130.603 mph

2009 Ron Hornaday Jr, Chevrolet, 121.933 mph

2008 Johnny Benson, Toyota, 114.592 mph

2007 Mike Skinner, Toyota, 127.179 mph

2006 Ron Hornaday Jr, Chevrolet, 118.110 mph

2005 Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 117.747 mph

2004 Bobby Hamilton, Dodge, 122.600 mph

2003 Carl Edwards, Ford, 122.393 mph

2002 Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 143.515 mph

2001 Scott Riggs, Dodge, 113.525 mph

2000 Greg Biffle, Ford, 98.385 mph

Last race

Race: Drivin' For Linemen 200 (June 14)

Site: Gateway Motorsports Park -- Madison, Illinois

Miles: 200

Laps: 160

Finish line order: Darrell Wallace Jr., German Quiroga, Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter, Ron Hornaday Jr.

Time of Race: 2 hrs., 6 mins., 16 secs.

Average speed: 95.037 mph

Margin of victory: 0.329 secs.

Caution flags: 7 for 39 laps

Lead changes: 12 among 6 drivers

Lap leaders: Custer-pole, Wallace Jr 1-62, Quiroga Jr 63, Nemechek 64-67, Custer-pole, Wallace Jr 1-62, Quiroga Jr 63, Nemechek 64-67, Crafton 68-77, Nemechek 78-121, Crafton 122, Jones 123-126, Reddick 127-128, Nemechek 129-133, Wallace Jr 134-153, Quiroga Jr 154-157, Wallace Jr 158-160.

Entry list

#0 Ryan Ellis (Torrance, CA) Chevrolet/Koma Unwind Drink

#02 Tyler Young (Midland, TX) Chevrolet/RandCo

#5 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's

#07 Todd Shafer (Ashland, OH) Chevrolet/Thunder Exhaust

#08 Jimmy Weller III (Hubbard, OH) Chevrolet/Geneva Liberty Steel

#8 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/smokeandsear.com

#9 Chase Pistone (Cornelius, NC) Chevrolet/NTS Motorsports

#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) Chevrolet/Koma Unwind Drink

#13 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Toyota/Estes/Carolina Nut

#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Red Horse Racing

#19 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI Ford/Draw Tite

#20 Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Ranch Hand

#21 Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL) Chevrolet/TBA

#23 Max Gresham (Milner, GA) Chevrolet/AmWins Group Inc.

#29 Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/Cooper Standard

#30 Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA) Chevrolet/Rheem

#31 Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL) Chevrolet/Turner Scott Motorsports

#32 Tayler Malsam (Seattle, WA) Chevrolet/Outerwall

#35 Mason Mingus (Brentwood, TN) Toyota/Call 811

#42 Charles Lewandowski (Staff. Spr., CT Chevrolet/Randco/Young's Building

#50 T.J. Bell (Reno, NV) Chevrolet/Electrical Linemen

#51 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Dollar General

#54 Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL) Toyota/Make In America

#57 Norm Benning (Level Green, PA) Chevrolet/TBA

#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/MBM&T

#75 Caleb Holman (Abingdon, VA) Chevrolet/Food Country USA

#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/Otter Box

#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menard's/Ideal Door

#92 Corey LaJoie (Concord, NC) Ford/BTS Tires/Goodyear Fleet HQ

#98 Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI) Toyota/Nextant/Curb Records

#99 Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL) Chevrolet/TBA

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Brad Keselowski 18 30 2 2
Kyle Busch 6 Won 3
Ryan Blaney 5
Timothy Peters 28 25 19 4 6 16 5 6
German Quiroga 8
Jeb Burton 9
Matt Crafton 7 7 16 3 3 10 32 4 10
Johnny Sauter 22 2 24 6 12
Ron Hornaday Jr 14 Won 10 10 Won 29 27 9 17
Darrell Wallace Jr. 28
Austin Dillon 9 14

Notes

The UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway is the eighth race on the 2014 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

There have been 16 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 in 2013.

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 in 2012.

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 has the most truck starts at Kentucky with 15. Crafton did not compete in the 2000 race there. The defending series champion also has the most top-10 finishes at this track with 10. 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 won last year's race there.

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