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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.
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.”
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, Home to the Camping World Truck Series in Canada, Offers Open Live Streaming This WeekendWritten by Steven B. Wilson Friday, 28 August 2015 10:38
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.
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“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.
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