Date: Saturday, Sept. 28
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Site: Las Vegas Motor Speedway -- Las Vegas, Nev.
Track: 1.5-mile oval
Miles: 219 (350 kilometers)
Capacity: 142,000 (grandstand seating)
On TV: FOX Sports 1 (formerly Speed)
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: David Starr, 2002 (135.394 mph)
Qualifying record: Mike Skinner, 2006 (178.065 mph)
Defending champion: Nelson Piquet Jr. (not defending)
Runner up: Matt Crafton
Pole winner: Joey Coulter (176.632 mph)
1. Nelson Piquet Jr (Start: 13)
2. Matt Crafton (4)
3. Joey Coulter (1)
4. Brendan Gaughan (6)
5. Todd Bodine (10)
6. James Buescher (15)
7. Cale Gale (12)
8. Timothy Peters (2)
9. David Mayhew (3)
10. Ty Dillon (5)
Average speed: 112.068 mph
Time of race: 1 hr., 57 mins., 15 secs.
Margin of victory: 0.223 secs.
Caution flags: 8 for 33 laps
Lead changes: 17 among 8 drivers
2012 Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 112.068 mph
2011 Ron Hornaday Jr, Chevrolet, 104.065 mph
2010 Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 118.378 mph
2009 Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 127.593 mph
2008 Mike Skinner, Toyota, 101.070 mph
2007 Travis Kvapil, Ford, 115.061 mph
2006 Mike Skinner, Toyota, 117.812 mph
2005 Todd Bodine, Toyota, 126.238 mph
2004 Shane Hmiel, Chevrolet, 123.865 mph
2003 Brendan Gaughan, Dodge, 123.826 mph
2002 David Starr, Chevrolet, 135.394 mph
2001 Ted Musgrave, Dodge, 128.091 mph
2000 , , ot Held
1999 Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.229 mph
1998 Jack Sprague, Chevrolet, 130.801 mph
1997 Joe Ruttman, Ford, 125.849 mph
1996 Jack Sprague, Chevrolet, 120.782 mph
Race: EnjoyIllinois 225 (Sept. 13)
Site: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Ill.
Finish line order: Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Matt Crafton, Ty Dillon
Time of Race: 1 hr., 48 mins., 42 secs.
Average speed: 124.195 mph
Margin of victory: 0.338 secs.
Caution flags: 5 for 27 laps
Lead changes: 12 among 4 drivers
Lap leaders: J. Burton 1-42; B. Keselowski 43-52; K. Busch 53-53; B. J. Burton 1-42; B. Keselowski 43-52; K. Busch 53-53; B. Keselowski 54-54; K. Busch 55-60; R. Blaney 61-66; K. Busch 67-82; B. Keselowski 83-103; K. Busch 104-107; B. Keselowski 108-121; K. Busch 122-122; B. Keselowski 123-126; K. Busch 127-150.
#0 Chris Lafferty (Concord, NC) Ford/driven2honor.org
#3 Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops
#4 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Chevrolet/Arrowhead/Honcho
#6 Justin Lofton (Westmoreland, CA) Chevrolet/IV Full Plate
#07 Caleb Roark (Abington, VA) Toyota/Silver Sevens Hotel-Casino
#7 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's
#8 Max Gresham ((Griffin, GA) Chevrolet/ Wally Dallenbach Found.
#9 Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA) Chevrolet/NTS
#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) RAM/Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink
#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Parts Plus
#18 Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL) Toyota/gunbroker.com
#19 Ross Chastain (Alva, FL) Ford/Draw Tite
#24 Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Qore-24
#29 Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/Cooper Standard
#31 James Buescher (Plano, TX) Chevrolet/Exide
#32 Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil) Chevrolet/Accudoc Solutions
#39 Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing
#51 Chad Hackenbracht (New Phila., OH) Toyota/Tastee Apple/Ingersoll Rand
#54 Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL) Toyota/Camping World/Good Sam
#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
#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/Otter Box
#81 Matthew Kurzejewski (Mansfield, PA) Toyota/Silver Sevens Hotel-Casino
#84 Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL) Chevrolet/TBA
#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menards/Jeid-Wen
#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||13||5||22||5||6||11||Won||27|
|Darrell Wallace Jr.|
Construction of this racetrack, which is known today as Las Vegas Motor Speedway, began in 1995. Speedway Motorsports Inc. acquired the property in 1998.
This track, which is 1.5 miles in length, has 20 degrees of banking in all four of its turns as well as 9 degrees of banking on the frontstretch and backstretch. In 2006, it was reconfigured to include progressive banking.
There have been 16 truck races held at Las Vegas. The series has competed there once each season since 1996, with the exception of 2000.
Jack Sprague won the inaugural truck race at Las Vegas, the Carquest 420, on Nov. 3, 1996.
Sprague and Mike Skinner are the only drivers who have multiple truck wins at Las Vegas. Sprague's second victory there came in 1998. Skinner won at this track in 2006 and '08. Both drivers are not entered in this year's race.
Three drivers on the entry list for this weekend's race have won at Las Vegas in the past: Brendan Gaughan (2003), Johnny Sauter (2009) and Ron Hornaday Jr. (2011).
The winner of the truck race at Las Vegas has started from the pole seven times, which is more than any other starting position there. Hornaday most recently did it two years ago. The furthest back a driver has started and won an event at this track is 21st, accomplished by Shane Hmiel in 2004.
The closest margin of victory in a truck race at Las Vegas occurred in 2008 when Skinner beat Erik Darnell to the finish line by only 0.020 seconds.
Two drivers scored their first career truck victories at Las Vegas: David Starr (2002) and Sauter (2009). Starr also claimed his maiden pole in the series there in '02. He is not on the entry list for this year's race.
The next race is the Oct. 19 Fred's 250 at Talladega Speedway. Parker Kligerman won last year's event there.