Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) - Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck. Date:
Friday, November 4. Race: WinStar World Casino 350k. Site: Texas Motor
Speedway. Track: 1.5-mile oval. Start time: 8:00 p.m. (et). Laps: 147. Miles:
220.5. 2010 winner: Kyle Busch. Television: Speed. Radio: Motor Racing Network
(MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Satellite.
Fifteen points, four drivers and two races to go.
That's the point separation between leader Austin Dillon and fourth-place
Johnny Sauter in the Camping World Truck Series driver's standings heading
into Friday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The last two races will be contested on 1.5-mile tracks. After Texas, the
series takes a week off and then wraps up the season on November 18 at
Last Saturday, Dillon finished third at Martinsville and padded his points
lead to 11 over James Buescher, who placed tenth.
"I'm looking forward to the next two races," Dillon said. "Martinsville was a
great race for us, and I think it gives us momentum for the end of the season.
I was a little bit worried heading into the Martinsville race, because
practice did not go the way we planned, but the [truck] was great during the
race, and we were able to finish well and extend the points lead."
Dillon finished third in his first race at Texas in June 2010 but has placed
25th and 26th in his last two trips here.
Buescher, who hails from nearby Plano, TX, has yet to win a race in the
series. He would love nothing better than to pick up his first victory at his
home track. Buescher has scored three straight top-10 finishes here.
"I'm looking forward to Texas," Buescher said. "We were really fast there
earlier this year, and it would be pretty cool to get my first win at my home
Ron Hornaday Jr. has been on a late-season surge towards a record-extending
fifth series championship. Hornaday has finished either first or second in the
last four races, as he now trails Dillon by 15 points. His first win of the
season came in the spring race at Texas.
"Winning the race at Texas Motor Speedway back in June was a really great
momentum boost for our team," Hornaday said. "That was the first win of the
season and one that we really needed to get moving in the right direction.
This championship battle is anybody's to win. I think the championship race is
going to go into Homestead, and it's going to be a great shootout."
Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are those Sprint Cup Series regulars competing in
this race. Busch has won the last two fall events at Texas. Harvick will drive
his No.2 Chevrolet, as Kevin Harvick Inc. will have an opportunity to clinch
the owner's championship this weekend.
"It's been a few years since I've raced in the Truck Series at Texas, but it's
still a track that I like to race on," Harvick said. "Of course, for most
drivers the main goal is to go out there and win, but I'm really focused on
the Truck Series owner's championship standings. I'm hoping to secure a strong
run that helps KHI clinch the championship."
Thirty-seven teams are on the preliminary entry list for the WinStar World