Date: Friday, Sept. 13
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Site: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Ill.
Track: 1.5-mile oval
Capacity: 70,000 (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: FOX Sports 1 (formerly Speed)
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Austin Dillon, 2011 (139.703 mph)
Qualifying record: Steve Arpin, 2011 (175.507 mph)
Defending champion: James Buescher
Runner up: Brendan Gaughan
Pole winner: Justin Lofton (174.154 mph)
1. James Buescher (Start: 11)
2. Brendan Gaughan (6)
3. Timothy Peters (4)
4. Matt Crafton (9)
5. Parker Kligerman (17)
6. Cale Gale (8)
7. Ron Hornaday Jr (14)
8. Jason Leffler (5)
9. Jason White (13)
10. David Starr (21)
Average speed: 119.363 mph
Time of race: 1 hr., 53 mins., 6 secs.
Margin of victory: 0.247 secs.
Caution flags: 7 for 31 laps
Lead changes: 16 among 10 drivers
2012 James Buescher, Chevrolet, 119.363 mph
2011 Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 139.703 mph
2010 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 132.610 mph
2009 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 119.293 mph
Race: Iowa 200 (Sept. 8)
Site: Iowa Speedway -- Newton, Iowa
Finish line order: James Buescher, Ross Chastain, Ty Dillon, Johnny Sauter, Darrell Wallace Jr.
Time of Race: 1 hr., 53 mins., 31 secs.
Average speed: 98.047 mph
Margin of victory: 0.486 secs.
Caution flags: 6 for 35 laps
Lead changes: 12 among 6 drivers
Lap leaders: R. Chastain 1-41; T. Dillon 42-79; R. Chastain 80-121; T. Peters R. Chastain 1-41; T. Dillon 42-79; R. Chastain 80-121; T. Peters 122-124; R. Blaney 125-126; B. Jones 127-128; T. Dillon 129-136; R. Chastain 137-140; T. Peters 141-173; R. Chastain 174-194; R. Blaney 195-195; R. Chastain 196-203; J. Buescher 204-212.
#0 Chris Lafferty (Concord, NC) Chevrolet/Koma Unwind
#02 Tyler Young (Midland, TX) Chevrolet/RandCo
#3 Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
#4 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Chevrolet/Arrowhead
#6 Justin Lofton (Westmoreland, CA) Chevrolet/Lofton Cattle/J6 Ink
#07 Jimmy Weller III (Hubbard, OH) Toyota/gunbroker.com
#7 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's
#8 Max Gresham ((Griffin, GA) Chevrolet/AmWINS
#9 Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA) Chevrolet/Anderson's Maple Syrup
#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) RAM/Koma Unwind
#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Parts Plus
#18 Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL) Toyota/Darrell Gwynn Foundation
#19 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI Ford/Draw Tite
#24 Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Qore-24
#27 Jeff Agnew (Copper Hill, VA) Chevrolet/West Va. Coal Association
#29 Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/Cooper Standard
#30 Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL) Chevrolet/TBA
#31 * James Buescher (Plano, TX) Chevrolet/Rheem
#32 Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil) Chevrolet/Accudoc Solutions
#39 Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing
#50 Danny Efland (Irmo, SC) Chevrolet/TBA
#51 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Dollar General
#54 Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
#57 Norm Benning (Level Green, PA) Chevrolet/Norm Benning Racing
#60 Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN) Chevrolet/Winfield
#62 Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/South Point
#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/TBA
#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/NET 10 Wireless
#81 Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO) Toyota/American Ethanol
#84 Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL) Chevrolet/TBA
#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menards/Serta
#92 Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC) Chevrolet/Carquest World Pac
#93 Chris Jones (Forest, VA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing
#98 Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI) Toyota/Carolina Nut Co/Curb Records
#99 Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL) Ford/Bell Trucks America Inc.
|Ron Hornaday Jr.||11||3||10||7|
|Darrell Wallace Jr.|
There have been four truck races held at Chicagoland. The series has competed there once each season since 2009.
Seven drivers on entry list have competed in each of the past four truck events at this track: Norm Benning, James Buescher, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr., Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter and Ryan Sieg.
Kyle Busch won the inaugural truck race at Chicagoland in 2009. Busch scored another victory in the series there the following year. Austin Dillon won at this track during his 2011 championship season.
Last year, Buescher won at Chicagoland and then went on to capture the series championship as well. He beat Brendan Gaughan to the finish line by just 0.247 seconds for his third victory of the season. Buescher won last weekend's race at Iowa and moved to within 37 points of leader Crafton.
The closest margin of victory in a truck race at Chicagoland occurred in 2010 when Busch beat Todd Bodine to the finish line by only 0.186 seconds.
Justin Lofton is the only driver entered in this race that scored his maiden pole in the series at Chicagoland. Lofton won the pole for last year's event.
The next race is the Sept. 28 Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Nelson Piquet Jr. won last year's event there.