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Erik Jones will walk away with the victory on Sunday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in the third annual Chevrolet Silverado 250. Jones led five different times over the course of the race to lead a total of 19 laps. The win on Sunday will give Jones his sixth career Camping World Truck Series victory for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Matt Crafton will leave the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with the runner-up finishing position. The California native had a clean day behind the wheel of his No. 88 Toyota Tundra after staying upfront for most of the afternoon. Crafton will walk away with his ninth top five and 13th top 10 finish of the year.

Ben Kennedy crossed the line in third when the checkered flag waved on Sunday at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The third-place finish will tie Kennedy’s best this season that came at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in the second race of the season. The Florida native now holds two top five and five top finishes here in 2015.

Alex Tagliani had one of the best trucks on Sunday after starting on the pole in his No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing. Tagliani led eight laps of the Chevrolet Silverado 250 for a total of three different times throughout the afternoon. Tagliani will walk away with a fifth-place finish despite running out of fuel on the final lap while racing Erik Jones for the lead.

Tyler Reddick will leave the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sunday no longer as the series point’s leader. That is because Reddick was involved in a late race caution with Gray Gaulding on lap 59. Reddick ended the day with a 19th-place finish after getting into the tire barrier in turn eight. Reddick will now sit third in the standings as the series will take a two week hiatus.

Erik Jones will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings going into the Chicagoland Speedway in two weeks. Jones has a three point lead over two-time defending Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton with eight races remaining. Tyler Reddick, Johnny Sauter and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

The American Ethanol 225 at the Chicagoland Speedway will take place on September 18. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go will have all of the action live at 8:30 p.m. ET. Fans can also listen to live radio coverage provided by the Motor Racing Network.

Alex Tagliani captured the pole for the third annual Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Saturday. Tagliani will become the 10th pole winner of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season after a fast time of 1:20.084 seconds, 110.539 mph. in the final round. The pole will mark Tagliani’s second in the series as he captured the pole for this event one year ago.

Erik Jones will start in the runner-up position on Sunday afternoon behind the wheel of the No. 4 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Jones posted a fast time of 1:20.118 seconds, 110.492 mph. on his third trip around the road course in the final round. The Michigan native enters the weekend looking to capture his second win of 2015.

Starting in third will be two-time defending champion Matt Crafton. Crafton, a native from California, comes into the weekend looking to capture his fifth win of the year in the series. The 39-year old comes into the race with eight top five and 12 top 10 finishes through 14 races.

Series points leader Tyler Reddick will start the 250-mile event in the fourth position. Reddick enters the weekend leading the driver standings by six points over Crafton. Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

There was one incident in the two rounds of knockout qualifying that involved Robert Mitten making heavy contact into the tire barrier. Mitten and his team did not have a backup truck available and will go home after withdrawing. 

Brian Wong will be making his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on Sunday driving for Venturini Motorsports north of the border at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park located in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Wong, 26-years old, is believed to be the first Chinese American to compete within any of the top-3 tiers of NASCAR. Wong, a native of Newport Beach, California, is a veteran of road racing and stock cars.

“Words cannot express my excitement for this weekend,” stated Wong. “This is by far the most high profile event in my stock car career and to say I’m looking forward to it would be an understatement. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series offers some of the best racing in the world and driving a vehicle like that at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park where you really have to be on your toes the whole time should make for a very challenging weekend.”

Practice Results from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Brian Wong finished 17th in the first of two scheduled practice sessions at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Wong completed 11-laps during the 55-minute session with a fast lap of 106.825 / 82.868 seconds on the 2.459 mile course.

Sponsors on Board
His core sponsoring organization, World Stage Racing, has partnered with renowned celebrity Chef David Chang and his award-winning restaurant, Momofuku. Momofuku, with locations in New York City, Toronto and Sydney, has been featured on San Pellegino’s Top-50 restaurants for five straight years.

“Having Momofuku on board only makes it that much sweeter. Anyone who is familiar with their restaurants knows why it’s a huge honor to represent them this weekend. The quality of their dining experience, combined with their unique approach to customer engagement, lines up perfectly with our brand.”

VMS PR

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will also go road course racing. The Series will head north of the boarder for the third annual Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The race will mark the only road course race of the year for the series. Ryan Blaney comes into the weekend as the defending race winner. Blaney, who is racing in Saturday’s XFINITY Series race, is not entered to participate on Sunday.

A total of 33 drivers make up the entry list. Some of these include Cole Custer, Mason Mingus, Brian Wong, Alex Tagliani, Josh Reaume, Robert Mitten, Gray Gaulding, Daniel Brown and TJ Bell. One team will go home after qualifying on Saturday.  

Alex Tagliani will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for only the second time of his racing career. Tagliani will pilot the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford with sponsorship from Cooper Standard. The native from Canada captured the pole and left with a 16th-place finish at the Canadian Motorsports Park last season.

Gray Gaulding will join the Kyle Busch Motorsports organization to pilot the No. 54 Toyota Tundra on Sunday. Gaulding will make his second start of the 2015 season in the series. The 17-year old driver has earned one top 10 finish through 10 career starts.

Gaulding is pretty excited for the opportunity.

"I'm very excited to be a part of KBM," Gaulding said. "It's a dream as a driver because I remember growing up watching Kyle and how much I wanted to drive for him when he started his own team. I know his mentality is to go out every weekend and win races. It's a championship organization with great people and I know I'll be able to go to the race track and have an opportunity to win at each race."

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver standings continue to tighten as the series heads north. Tyler Reddick leads by six points over Matt Crafton in the No. 88 Menards Toyota. Erik Jones comes into the weekend sitting in third by seven points behind the leader. The Camping World Truck Series has only eight races remaining in the 2015 season.

The Chevrolet Silverado 250 will take place on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET. Fans can watch live coverage on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go. Fans can also tune into the Motor Racing Network for live radio coverage of the event.

FOX Sports Racing, which carries the full NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES season live in Canada, is live streaming this weekend’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, making the event available without restriction to all viewers in Canada through www.FOXSportsRacing.com.

The Chevrolet Silverado 250 begins Sunday, Aug. 30 (1:30 PM ET) with Tyler Reddick (Brad Keselowski Racing) atop the points standings, followed by Matt Crafton (ThorSport Racing) and Erik Jones (Kyle Busch Motorsports). Only seven points separate the top three racers with nine races left in the season. The FOX Sports pre-race show, NCWTS Setup, also is available via live unauthenticated stream, beginning at 1:00 PM ET.

FOX Sports Racing offers a full schedule of racing this weekend. In addition to the NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES race, the channel also offers live coverage of the FIM MOTOGP™ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP events from Silverstone and FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP racing from the famed Nürburgring on Sunday.

Currently available on major carriers in Canada, including Rogers and Cogeco Cable, FOX Sports Racing continues to build upon an already robust lineup of motor sports, with the recent addition of the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MOTOCROSS NATIONALS PRESENTED BY MOTOVAN and last month’s announcement that the NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION, the world’s premier drag racing series, is coming to FOX Sports in 2016. FOX Sports also recently announced a multi-year renewal with the fully electric FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP.

With a 2015 schedule that includes nearly 800 events and more than 900 hours of competition-driven programming, the FOX SPORTS RACING lineup is highlighted by a full season of live NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES racing; practice and qualifying sessions from NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES and NASCAR XFINITY SERIES events; the MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and its support series, MOTO2 and MOTO3; MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS; TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP; the WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP, including the 24 HOURS OF LE MANS; ARCA RACING SERIES; and the inaugural season of the FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP.

FOX Sports Racing also is home to STREET LEAGUE SKATEBOARDING, BURTON SNOWBOARDING, THE JOCKEY CLUB and the MASTERS AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIP AT WESTMINSTER.

Fox Sports PR
No matter where he is, it’s hard to find Ray Black Jr. sitting still, as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) rookie driver always seems to be on the move. Between road trips with friends, hanging out at the beach, and sponsoring a hockey team, the driver of the No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet is constantly keeping busy.

“When I’m not at the track, I’m definitely a little more relaxed but still always doing something,” said Black. “Most of the time I’ll take my boat out for some fun or go on a road trip with friends. Other times I’ll visit the Jacksonville dive school and help train some of the new divers.”

Living in a smaller beach town, Black appreciates being outside, whether he’s surfing, camping on the islands or just exploring around town on his four-wheeler.

“Flagler Beach has been a great place to live. It’s grown more over time with tourists finding out about it since they drive through it on the highway, but it still gives off that small beach town feel,” explained Black. “The beach town lifestyle is a fun one.”

Black and his sponsor, ScubaLife, not only have ties to the ocean but also to frozen water, as they have come together to sponsor a hockey team that a pit crew member plays on at the Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge, Fla.

“I wasn’t really into hockey before we got the team, but since then I’ve been to a few games. I support them whenever I can while I’m in town,” said Black. “It’s a really nice facility and a good league down there in Florida. They’ll probably be going to play-offs in Daytona, so I’ll go support them there. It’s a fun sport to watch. I really like it!”

Even with the glaring differences between hockey and racing, Black still is able to find ways to connect the two sports.

“Those guys are like a big family. It’s the same with my race team,” Black explained. “They all look out for each other and are there to have a good time. They enjoy it. Same with us! Different playing fields but the same kind of passion.”

It’s that passion that Black will use as he gets ready to make his fist ever start in a road race, as the NCWTS heads north to compete at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Even when he was just starting his racing career Black only competed on ovals, making the upcoming race a unique one filled with possibilities.

“I’m aiming for a Top-10, Top-15 coming out of Canada. I feel like there’s a lot to gain up there,” said Black. “I’m really excited for it! I’ve never done anything like it before. I could be really good at it and not even know it until we get up there!”
 
Black’s road race debut will occur on Sunday, August 30 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Both Fox Sports 1 and MRN Radio will be providing live coverage of the event.

Ray Black Jr. PR
Matt Tifft will make his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series road-course start behind the wheel of the No. 51 Rally for Kids With Cancer Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) in Sunday's 64-lap event atCanadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Tifft's Tundra will be promoting a great cause this weekend, carrying the logo of Rally for Kids With Cancer, which is a unique car rally held each year in Toronto that has raised over $14 million for children's cancer research and care at SickKids, a hospital for sick children affiliated with the University of Toronto.
 
While it will be Tifft's first road-course start in the Truck Series, he is no stranger to making right and left-hand turns. The Ohio native grew up racing road-course go karts and as he continues to progress through the motorsports ranks has competed in a combined eight road-course events between the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West divisions. His career-best road-course finish came in the ARCA Racing Series at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville last June, where he qualified third, led two laps and brought home a third-place finish.
 
The 19-year-old driver has logged a pair of road-course starts in 2015, qualifying 10th and finishing 15th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway in June, and qualifying second and finishing 14th at New Jersey Motorsports Park in the ARCA Racing Series in May. Tifft proved to be the driver to beat early in the race at New Jersey, leading 19 of the first 27 laps before being relegated to a 14th-place finish after experiencing a fuel pump issue while making a pit stop and losing several laps.
 
Sunday's race north of the border will be Tifft's eighth Truck Series start in 2015, six having come with KBM. The promising youngster has collected three top-10 finishes, including eighth-place results in his KBM debut behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May, and his last appearance for the team driving the No. 54 Tundra at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway earlier this month. Including this weekend's event at the 10-turn road course, he has five starts remaining this year, three with the No. 51 team (Talladega Superspeedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway) and a pair with the No. 54 team (Chicagoland Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway).
 
Youth has prevailed over experience in two years of Truck Series action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, with 17-year-old Chase Elliott winning the inaugural event in 2013, and 20-year-old Ryan Blaney earning the victory last year. Tifft is hoping that youth will once again be served Sunday north of the border and he can celebrate his first career NASCAR victory at the same time as bringing a smile to the faces of the SickKids.

KBM PR
Coming off a tough night in the hills of Tennessee, at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (BMS) last week, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Cameron Hayley, is ready to set his sights on familiar territory - his native Canada, and road course racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, site of Sunday's NCWTS 250.  
 
Making his NCWTS debut on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course in 2014, Hayley qualified 10th and finished 11th, following the 67-lap event. Since making his debut, north of the border, one year ago, the Calgary, Alberta, Canada native has made 17 starts in NASCAR's third-tier division, amassing three top-five and nine top-10 finishes. In fact, in his first full-time season in 2015, Hayley is currently sixth in the NCWTS driver point standings, and third in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings with only nine races remaining on the 23-race NCWTS schedule.
 
As one of only three tracks on the 2015 NCWTS schedule that the ThorSport Racing driver has experience at, Hayley is looking to capitalize on last year's run at CTMP, and his NCWTS experience to date, to capture his first series win in front of his hometown crowd on Sunday.
 
Sounding off - Cameron Hayley:
"Not only is this a track I've been to before, it's also in my home country. I just hope that I will have a good run for all of my Canadian fans. We've done really well at tracks that I've been to in the past this year, already. I've been to Sonoma a couple times and that place was really difficult. You look at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and think, 'it can't be as difficult as Sonoma,' but it's a very fast race track, and fast race tracks are not forgiving. It takes a lot of finesse and a lot of guts to go out there and get it done. We are bringing a really good truck, so I think this will be another good race for us to go out and get a solid top-five, if not a win."

Thorsport PR
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