“I love it – just how rough the place is and all the different grooves that it’s had over the years. You definitely can move around and search for different grooves. It seems to promote side-by-side racing so hopefully we will put on a great show if we can get it in tonight.”
Matt Crafton and the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards team entered the eighth race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule at Kentucky Speedway looking for redemption following a season-worst 26th-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Crafton endured a "wicked loose" Toyota Tundra and a broken side skirt, which plagued the handling of the Menard's yellow machine in the opening laps.
Season of Improvements: Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing team travel to Kentucky Speedway this weekend for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kentucky 201. This Friday's main event marks the second trip to the 1.5-mile track this season, with the first visit in June producing a fifth place finish.
NASCAR fans should be in for a treat as Nelson Piquet Jr. embarks on his first full-time season in the Truck Series with KHI.
MATT CRAFTON, No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra, ThorSport Racing - Do you look forward to racing at Charlotte? “I look forward to it -- I always look forward to coming to Charlotte. It’s the site of my first win and it’s really cool because the majority of the teams are based out of the Charlotte area and our team is based out of Sandusky (Ohio) and everybody has their pride of coming to Charlotte to try to win in their own backyard and be able to come here and try to steal the pride from those guys is very cool. We did it a few years back.”
Gettin' Tricky...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Pocono Raceway for the 11th of 22 races in 2014. Ron Hornaday Jr. has four previous starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval and has earned a best start of seventh (2011) and a best finish of sixth (2013).
International Speedway Corporation today announced that Joie Chitwood III, Executive Vice President, ISC and President of Daytona International Speedway, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of ISC. Concurrently, the Company announced that Chip Wile, President of Darlington Raceway, has been promoted to President of Daytona International Speedway.
Jason White, driver of the No. 23 GunBroker.com Chevrolet, was on the fast track to being the biggest mover in Saturday afternoon’s Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.