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NASCAR - Camping World Truck - Kroger 250 Preview

Date: Saturday, March 29

Start Time: 2:30 p.m. ET

Site: Martinsville Speedway -- Martinsville, Va.

Track: 0.526-mile oval

Laps: 250

Miles: 131.5

Capacity: 65,000 (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 20th

On TV: FOX Sports 1

Announcers:

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

Race record:

Qualifying record: Jeb Burton, 2013 (96.666 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Johnny Sauter

Runner up: Matt Crafton

Pole winner: Jeb Burton (96.666 mph)

Top 10:

1. Johnny Sauter (Start: 4)

2. Matt Crafton (7)

3. Jeb Burton (1)

4. Timothy Peters (3)

5. Darrell Wallace J (r 2)

6. Chase Elliott (8)

7. Dakoda Armstrong (28)

8. Ryan Sieg (29)

9. Erik Jones (19)

10. Ron Hornaday Jr (9)

Average speed: 62.595 mph

Time of race: 2 hrs., 6 mins., 3 secs.

Margin of victory: 1.888 secs.

Caution flags: 11 for 71 laps

Lead changes: 13 among 7 drivers

Past winners

2013 Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 62.595 mph

2012 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 70.752 mph

2011 Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 64.761 mph

2010 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 62.793 mph

2009 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 60.865 mph

2008 Dennis Setzer, Dodge, 61.311 mph

2007 Mike Skinner, Toyota, 61.753 mph

2006 David Starr, Toyota, 59.219 mph

2005 Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 66.639 mph

2004 Rick Crawford, Ford, 61.490 mph

2003 Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 66.921 mph

2002 Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 64.628 mph

2001 Scott Riggs, Dodge, 70.836 mph

2000 Bobby Hamilton, Dodge, 71.836 mph

1999 Jimmy Hensley, Chevrolet, 74.282 mph

1998 Jay Sauter, Chevrolet, 72.154 mph

1997 Rich Bickle, Chevrolet, 72.297 mph.

1996 Mike Skinner, Chevrolet, 64.434 mph

1995 Joe Ruttman, Ford, 65.072 mph

Last race

Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Feb. 21)

Site: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.

Miles: 250

Laps: 100

Finish line order: Kyle Busch, Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter, Ryan Truex, Ron Hornaday Jr.

Time of Race: 1 hr., 45 mins., 10 secs.

Average speed: 142.631 mph

Margin of victory: 0.016 secs.

Caution flags: 4 for 19 laps

Lead changes: 8 among 4 drivers

Lap leaders: Kennedy 1-52, K. Busch 53-57, Peters 58-59, K. Busch 60-62, Kennedy 1-52, K. Busch 53-57, Peters 58-59, K. Busch 60-62, Peters 63-76, Kvapil 77-79, K. Busch 80-95, Peters 96-99, K. Busch 100.

Entry list

#00 Cole Custer (Ladera Ranch, CA) Chevrolet/Haas Automation

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

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

#07 Korbin Forrister (Cedartown, GA) Chevrolet/Scuba Life/NASE Worldwide

#7 Brian Ickler (San Diego, CA) Toyota/Bullet Liner

#08 Ted Minor (Weatherford, TX) Chevrolet/TBA

#8 John Hunter Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/pelletgrillusa.com/SVM

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

#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) RAM/Sassy's Towing

#13 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Toyota/Vamp/Vapor Brands Int'l

#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Valvoline

#19 Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) Ford/Broken Bow Records

#20 Gray Gaulding (Colonial Heights, VA) Chevrolet/Gemini Southern

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

#22 Spencer Gallagher (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel

#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 Ben Rhodes (Louisville, KY) Chevrolet/Alpha Energy Solutions

#33 Brandon Jones (Atlanta, GA) Chevrolet/TBA

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

#39 Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing

#50 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Chevrolet/UtilityFleetSales.com

#51 Erik Jones (Byron, MI) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports

#54 Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports

#56 Raymond Terczak Jr. (Stafford, VA) Chevrolet/TBA

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

#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/TBA

#66 Josh Williams (Port Charlotte, FL) Ford/Southwest Florida Cable Con.

#68 Clay Greenfield (Clarksville, TN) RAM/ClutchDefense.com

#74 Alex Guenette (Montreal, Canada) Chevrolet/TBA

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

#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/NET 10 Wireless

#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menard's/Fisher Nuts

#92 Ross Chastain (Alva, FL) Ford/BTS Tire and Wheel

#93 Jason White (Richmond, VA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing

#98 * Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI) Toyota/Smokey Mountain Snuff

#99 Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL) Chevrolet/Bell Trucks America Inc.

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Johnny Sauter --- 26 --- --- 27 15 Won 29 Won
Matt Crafton 15 3 17 2 9 7 11 24 2
Jeb Burton --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 13 3
Timothy Peters 18 35 9 19 22 4 5 5 4
Darrell Wallace Jr. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 5
Erik Jones --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 9
Ron Hornaday Jr. 3 14 6 8 2 2 3 16 10
Ryan Blaney --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 16
German Quiroga --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 29

Notes

The Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway is the second race on the 2014 Camping World Truck Series schedule.

There have been 30 truck races held at Martinsville. The track hosted one race each season from 1995-2002 and then two events per season since 2003. Joe Ruttman won the inaugural race there, the Goody's 150, in '95.

Dennis Setzer, Mike Skinner and Harvick share the record for most truck wins at Martinsville with three each.

Six truck races at Martinsville have been won from the pole, which is more than any other starting position there. Harvick most recently did it in 2012.

The closest margin of victory in a truck race at Martinsville occurred in April 2005 when Bobby Labonte beat Ricky Craven to the finish line by just 0.257 seconds.

Seven drivers entered in this weekend's race made their first career truck starts at Martinsville: Timothy Peters (April 2005), Chase Pistone (October 2005), Ryan Sieg (March 2009), Clay Greenfield (March 2010), Jeb Burton (March 2012), Erik Jones (April 2013) and John Hunter Nemechek (October 2013).

Peters and Darrell Wallace Jr. are those drivers on the entry list that scored their first career truck wins at Martinsville. Peters' victory there came in October 2009. Wallace won the most recent truck event at this track last October.

The next race is on May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Matt Crafton won last year's race there.



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