· Making his 337th start and becoming the leader of all-time starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Ron Hornaday and the No. 9 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Silverado team started the Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway from the 13th position and after 212 laps, finished the race 17th.
· Brennan Newberry and the No. 24 Qore-24 Chevrolet Silverado team started the Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway in the 24th position and fighting the handing of the No. 24 Silverado, finished 22nd.
· James Buesher won the race followed by Ross Chastain, Ty Dillon, Johnny Sauter and Darrell Wallace, Jr.
· Next up on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule is the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Veteran Ron Hornaday Makes History with 337th-Career NCWTS Start; Finishes 17th at Iowa Speedway
Making his 337th-career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), making him the all-time leader, Ron Hornaday started the Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway from the 13th position.
With eyes on the front of the field, Hornaday reported to crew chief Bruce Cook on lap 23 from the 11th position that his No. 9 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Silverado was a little too loose. The team earned their first opportunity to tweak the No. 9 truck under the first caution on lap 37. Bringing the No. 9 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Silverado to pit road, the team changed four tires, added fuel and made a track-bar adjustment sending Hornaday back on track in the 14th position.
Continuing under a long green-flag condition, Hornaday kept the team updated with how his truck was handling, reporting on lap 54 that he was tight off the corners. Battling for position, Hornaday found himself in the middle of a three-wide battle for 11th on lap 95 with competitors Jeb Burton and Brandon Jones. Slipping several positions, Cook called Hornaday to pit road on lap 128 for four tires, fuel and another track-bar adjustment.
The caution flag waved on lap 137 with Hornaday in the 14th position and after the race returned to green-flag racing, Hornaday slipped to 19th.
As the caution waved again on lap 169 for debris, the No. 9 Anderson’s Maple Syrup team made their final stop of the race for four tires and fuel. The Fan Appreciation 200 restarted on lap 173.
Running in the 19th position, Hornaday reported on lap 187 while under caution that he was battling a very loose Chevrolet Silverado. Surviving several late-race cautions that forced the field to two attempts at green-white-checker finishes, Hornaday was able to secure the 17th position when he crossed the finish line on lap 212.
“I was very proud to have the Anderson’s Maple Syrup truck run towards the front of the field early in the race. The late race cautions didn’t help our strategy and we weren’t able to capitalize on another top-five finish this weekend. I have no doubt that our NTS Motorsports team is working hard to put together a great truck for our next race in Chicago.”
Start: 13th Finish: 17th Driver Points Standing: 11th Owner Points Standing: 10th
Brennan Newberry Finishes 22nd at Iowa Speedway
For the 15th stop of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, Brennan Newberry and the No. 24 Qore-24 Chevrolet Silverado team entered the weekend looking to improve on their 19th-place finish earned earlier this season in the series’ first visit to Iowa Speedway.
Securing the 24th starting position for the Fan Appreciation 200, Newberry and the Qore-24 team immediately began fighting the handling of the No. 24 Silverado. Reporting the truck was free getting in and tight off the corners, Newberry brought his Silverado to the hands of his team under the lap 37 caution where Crew Chief Eddie Pardue made the call for four tires, fuel and a track-bar adjustment. Newberry restarted the race in the 24th position.
As the race continued under a long green-flag run, the leaders began lapping the field early in the 200-lap event. By lap 70, only 22 trucks remained on the lead lap. As Newberry continued searching for the best line to optimize his Qore-24 truck, Eddie Pardue radioed that Newberry was driving his fastest laps of the race.
Without a caution, teams were forced to make green-flag pit stops and on lap 128, Newberry pitted for four tires, fuel and another round of adjustments. Shortly after the field cycled through green-flag pit stops, the caution waved on lap 135 with the Qore-24 team in the 24th position.
Over the closing laps of the Fan Appreciation 200, Newberry was able to survive several late cautions, including two late cautions that forced the race into overtime with two attempts at green-white-checker finish, to cross the finish line on lap 212 in the 22nd position.
“Iowa Speedway was a challenging race for our Qore-24 team. The competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is very stout, so it was no surprise that we had to be on our A game for the race. Racing at this track is very unique because of how fast we drive the trucks, but the short-track racing mentality we carry through the event. I want to thank the Iowa Speedway fans and our entire NTS Motorsports team for all of the support.”
Start: 24th Finish: 22nd Drivers’ Points Standing: 18th Owners’ Points Standing: 21st
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