Friday, Aug 19

John Hunter Nemecheck clinches the pole for tonight’s Speediatrics 200 at Iowa Speedway with a speed of 136.087 mph, followed by Cameron Hayley, Ben Kennedy, Kaz Grala, and William Byron

 

After a full day of sitting out in the sun, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series hit the track at Iowa Speedway for qualifying.

 

In the first round of qualifying, William Byron, last week’s race winner at Texas Motor Speedway, was the fastest with a speed of 137.399 mph, followed by, Tyler Roddick (136.151 mph), Matt Crafton (135.940), Cole Custer (135.747 mph), and Christopher Bell (135.601 mph). All drivers took time during the first round. However, Donnie Levister was unable to make the field of 32 for tonight’s Speediatrics 200. A notable driver that missed the second round of qualifying was German Quiroga, who qualified 25.

 

In the second round of qualifying, Ben Kennedy went to the top of the leaderboard with a speed of 136.665 mph, followed by, Ben Rhodes (136.383 mph), Cameron Hayley (136.099 mph). William Byron (135.975 mph). and Nick Drake (135.823 mph). Notable drivers missing the final round of qualifying are Christopher Bell (P13). Rico Abreu (P14), and Tyler Reddick (p15).

 

The tentative TV plan for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is to take the green flag shortly after 8:30 pm Easter on Fox Business Network before moving to Fox Sports 1 at 9 pm Eastern, but will vary based on coverage of the US Open. 

While the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has the weekend off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be joining the NASCAR Xfinity Series for a Father’s Day special at the 7/8th-mile Iowa Speedway. 34 drivers will be competing for 32 spots for Saturday night’s Speediatrics 200.

 

Iowa Speedway has hosted nine Camping World Truck Series events. Each race at Iowa Speedway has seen different pole winners. Erik Jones is the youngest pole winner at Iowa, while Mike Skinner is the oldest. There have been four races where the driver, who started in the pole position, has went on and won the race. Erik Jones was the last driver to win from the pole. Jones also holds the race record at a speed of 110.429 mph. German Quiroga Jr. holds the qualifying record set in 2013 at 138.62 mph. Norm Benning, Matt Crafton, Timothy Peters, and Johnny Sauter, have competed in all Camping World Truck Series events at Iowa.

 

Iowa Speedway is located in Newton, Iowa. The length around the speedway is .88 miles. The turns at Iowa Speedway feature variable banking ranging from 12 to 14 degrees. The frontstretch is banked at 10 degrees, while the backstretch is at four degrees.

 

William Byron, winner of last week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, explains his outlook going into Iowa. “I think our strong suit this year has been going to different tracks and being able to adapt quickly, so going to a track I’ve been to before is going to help us get up to speed a lot faster and be able to work on the truck even more. I think it’s going to help us overall and help us be a little better for the beginning of the race. In the races we’ve won, I feel like our truck was the best at the end of the race, so hopefully this weekend we can start the race as well as we finish.”

 

Matt Crafton, the points leader, explains why he enjoys racing at Iowa. “I did the very first Goodyear tire test there and literally the first run I made on the track I said, ‘This place races just like a mile and a half.’ I used to say it was very similar to Kentucky – we’ll say the old Kentucky race track – or the old Kansas race track. They didn’t have a bunch of banking and they raced very, very similar. I love going there, it’s a great race, I’ve won there and we’ve been very good there in the past. I always look forward to it.”

 

Ben Kennedy states, "It feels great to be headed to Iowa straight off a top-five finish at Texas. This will be a busy weekend but the No. 33 team is incredibly prepared and I know we'll be running up front again. I'm excited to have Wheelwell on board and to get a good finish for them in their NASCAR debut."

 

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will hit the track for the first of two practice sessions on Friday at 3 pm Eastern.

 

Friday, June 17
3 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, FS2
6 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FS1

Saturday, June 18
4:30 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FS2
8 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Setup, FS1
8:30 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Speediatrics 200, FS1

After coming close numerous occasions throughout this season, Erik Jones finally captured his first win of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The victory earned the Michigan native his second win at the 0.875-mile oval in central Iowa.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Jones in victory lane. “It sure feels good to get a win here at Iowa. This is kind of where we turned our season last year.”

Jones, who started the evening from the pole, finished the night with a margin of victory by 5.861 seconds over Brandon Jones in second. Jones fell shy of the win in several races this season, including Gateway last weekend.

“We’ve had fast trucks,” Jones said. “Things just haven’t been happening. Just kept fighting the good fight and waited for it to come around.”

Matt Crafton, who came into the race tonight searching for his third win of the season, battled with Tyler Reddick for the third-place finishing position in the closing laps. Crafton was not able to get around Reddick and had to settle for fourth.

Christopher Bell, who made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports, started his career off with a solid race. Bell had a clean race with a fifth-place finish after starting the night in 10th.

Crafton continues to lead the series point’s standings by 12 point’s over Tyler Reddick. Erik Jones moves up into third with the win on Friday night. Johnny Sauter will drop back into fourth after some trouble on the track.

The next race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be at the Kentucky Speedway on July 9. Fans can watch the race on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go. You can also listen to the race on Motor Racing Network.

After coming close numerous occasions throughout this season, Erik Jones finally captured his first win of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The victory earned the Michigan native his second win at the 0.875-mile oval in central Iowa.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Jones in victory lane. “It sure feels good to get a win here at Iowa. This is kind of where we turned our season last year.”

Jones, who started the evening from the pole, finished the night with a margin of victory by 5.861 seconds over Brandon Jones in second. Jones fell shy of the win in several races this season, including Gateway last weekend.

“We’ve had fast trucks,” Jones said. “Things just haven’t been happening. Just kept fighting the good fight and waited for it to come around.”

Matt Crafton, who came into the race tonight searching for his third win of the season, battled with Tyler Reddick for the third-place finishing position in the closing laps. Crafton was not able to get around Reddick and had to settle for fourth.

Christopher Bell, who made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Kyle Busch Motorsports, started his career off with a solid race. Bell had a clean race with a fifth-place finish after starting the night in 10th.

Crafton continues to lead the series point’s standings by 12 point’s over Tyler Reddick. Erik Jones moves up into third with the win on Friday night. Johnny Sauter will drop back into fourth after some trouble on the track.

The next race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be at the Kentucky Speedway on July 9. Fans can watch the race on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go. You can also listen to the race on Motor Racing Network.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads into the Iowa Speedway for the seventh annual American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen. The upcoming race on Friday night will mark the series ninth race of the year.

There are 32 drivers and teams featured on the entry list, meaning no one will go home after qualifying on Friday afternoon.

Erik Jones continues to dominate the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, earning 110 total points throughout the first eight races. Cameron Hayley enters Iowa 28 points behind Jones in second. Daniel Hemric, Spencer Gallagher and Justin Boston round out the top five.

Matt Crafton comes into the Iowa Speedway with the series points lead. Crafton, who is searching for his third consecutive championship in the series, has a 12-point gap between Tyler Reddick in second. Johnny Sauter, a teammate to Crafton, sits 33 points back in third. Erik Jones, who has yet captured a victory this season, rounds out the fourth spot.

The No. 88 Toyota Tundra driven by Crafton also leads the owner point’s standings with a 12-point advantage over the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford. The No. 98 team rounds out the top three.

You can watch the American Ethanol 200 on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports Go at 8 p.m. ET. The Motor Racing Network will provide live radio coverage of the race.

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