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When: Friday, June 8, 2o12Where: Texas Motor SpeedwayLaps: 167Distance: 250.5 MilesWhile the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes to the tricky triangle of Pocono Raceway and the NASCAR Nationwide Series has the weekend, it s time for the Camping World Truck Series to share the stage with the IZOD IndyCar Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Texas Motor Speedway is a 1.5 mile oval track with 24 degrees of banking in the turns and is known for some great side by side racing. With a tight points battle with six races into the season vs. Justin Lofton and Timothy Peters, we could have a new points leader at the race.
This race last year was intense and expect this year to be the same. Ron Hornaday captured the win after Johnny Sauter, who was the race leader, was black flagged for changing lanes on the restart. Sauter, who passed Hornaday for the lead through Turn 4, was penalized for moving from the outside lane to in front of Hornaday before crossing the start/finish line during the green-white-checkered restart on Lap 167.
There are three drivers, Todd Bodine, Brendan Gaughan, and Ron Hornaday, Jr. would are the best at Texas Motor Speedway. Combined they have won 13 of the last 20 races held at TMS.
My pick for the race weekend at TMS is definitely going to be Ron Hornaday, Jr. Who is yours?
Entry List:1 2 Brendan Gaughan(i) Delana Harvick Marcus Richmond II 12 Chevrolet South Point2 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Scott Naset 12 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops3 5 Paulie Harraka David Dollar Richard Wauters 12 Ford TBA4 6 Justin Lofton Eddie Sharp Daniel Bormann 10 Chevrolet Collegecomplete.com5 * 7 John King Tom Deloach Chad Kendrick 12 Toyota Red Horse Racing6 07 Johnny Chapman Ken Smith Chris Jones 12 Toyota Wear Your Gear/ BOBBER.info7 08 Ross Chastain Bobby Dotter Bryan Berry 12 Toyota Watermelon/Holiday Inn Express8 9 Ron Hornaday Jr Joe Denette Jeff Hensley 12 Chevrolet TBA9 09 John Wes Townley Robby Benton Chris Rice 12 Toyota Toyota10 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 12 RAM Driven2Honor.org11 11 Todd Bodine Tom Deloach Rick Gay Jr 12 Toyota Red Horse Racing12 13 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Joe Shear 12 Toyota Hot Honeys-Curb Records13 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 12 Toyota Red Horse Racing14 18 Jason Leffler Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 12 Toyota Dollar General15 22 Joey Coulter Richard Childress Harold Holly 12 Chevrolet RCR16 23 Jason White Steve Urvan Doug George 12 Ford Gunbroker.com17 24 Max Gresham Bob Germain Richie Snyder 12 Chevrolet Made in USA Brand18 27 TBA Michael Hillman TBA 12 Chevrolet TBA19 29 Parker Kligerman Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 12 RAM Reese Towpower20 30 Nelson Piquet Jr Steve Turner Chris Carrier 12 Chevrolet Qualcomm-Autotrac21 31 James Buescher Steve Turner Michael Shelton 12 Chevrolet Koike.com22 32 Miguel Paludo Steve Turner Michael Hillman Jr 12 Chevrolet Unite for Diabetes-Duroline Brakes23 33 Cale Gale Delana Harvick Jerry Baxter 11 Chevrolet Rheem24 39 Ryan Sieg Susan Bates Tony Wilson 12 Chevrolet Pull-A-Part Used Auto Parts25 57 Norm Benning Norm Benning Ted Walters 12 Chevrolet Norm Benning Racing26 165 Scott Stenzel Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 12 Chevrolet Making the Driver27 73 Rick Crawford Ron Crosby Jamie Jones 12 Chevrolet Trans Pecos Trucking-Superseal28 81 David Starr Billy Ballew Doug Howe 12 Toyota Build Your Future/Zachry29 84 B J McLeod Chris Fontaine Kevin Ingram 09 Chevrolet Glenden Enterprises30 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 12 Toyota Menard s31 93 Chris Cockrum Pam Sieg Timothy Brown 12 Chevrolet RSS Racing32 98 Dakoda Armstrong Duke Thorson Daniel Stillman 12 Toyota Ever Fi.com33 99 Bryan Silas Stacy Compton Cal Boprey 12 Ford Rockingham Speedway