S.M.'s Camping World Update, Issue No. 35

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S.M.'s Camping World Update, Issue No. 35

Rumors

Chase Austin and Trail Motorsports will be back racing as they are scheduled to run the April 25, O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.

MB Motorsports has announced that Ben Stancill will driving the No. 63 Ford F-150, with sponsorship from Dave Porter Truck Sales and Don Shetler Ford.

The team plans to run seven races, starting with the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas. Along with Roush-Fenway Racing, they are the two last original truck teams from the inaugural 1995 truck season.

Tagsby Racing has announced that J.J. Yeley will be driving the No. 73 Chevrolet, in 12 races starting with the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas. They'll have sponsorship from County Building Centers and Circle M Inspections.

They are a brand new team, based in Ardmore, OK, owned by Joey Sonntag and Ron Crosby and they purchased Gaughan Racing purchasing all their equipment.

Roush-Fenway Racing had Colin Braun and his No. 6 Con-Way Freight team spent two days testing at Rockingham Speedway's one mile track.

They were preparing for the upcoming intermediate tracks on the upcoming schedule and each day was shortened by rain both days.

 

News

Camping World update: The company has said, they are totally committed to the Truck Series and has no plans to leave. They deny the rumors they have spoken with NASCAR about wanting to depart or about replacing them.

Seems they have been helping NASCAR to find a replacement title sponsor for them with the East & West Series and maybe sooner than the end of the 2009 season.

They also are committed to the KHI No. 33 driven by Ron Hornaday for the partial schedule they sponsor.

But they have been working with KHI and introducing companies into the truck series using their partial schedule with the team to do it.

Guardsman to get tickets: Kansas Speedway has donated 2000 tickets to members of the Kansas National Guard for the upcoming NCWTS race the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 on April 25.

It's something the Speedway has done numerious times in the past and it's a nice gesture to our heroes.

 

Hornaday's Corner

An old familiar rivarly is back, being the saga of Ron Hornaday-vs-Mike Skinner.

Four races into the 2009 season, Hornaday sits third in the points five points ahead of Skinner in fourth.

It isn't anything new, it's only been going on for 155 races and spans 15 years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Of course their were a few breaks in the rivarly, when both were racing in the the Nationwide and Cup Series.

Between the pair, they hold four titles, more interesting is that the years they won the Championship they were first and third.

Hornaday has the edge with winning three titles, while Skinner has one title and we just could see it come down to Homestead for a fifth time.

Horn appears to be an early contender for his fourth title, his worst finish this year has been seventh at Atlanta.

While Skinner looks rejuvenated on a new team, has had a strong start to the year and his worst finish is 11th at Fontana.

For sure the Championship battle will again be a classic finish to the 2009 NCWTS season at Homestead. Were it's come down to the season finale 13 out of 14 seasons.

Here's a head to head look at Hornaday and Skinner stats wise.

                                   Horn                            Skinner

Starts:                           155                              155

Wins:                               25                               25

Top Five:                         77                                78

Top 10:                          112                              108

Poles:                              14                                44

Laps Led:                     4703                             5225

Avg. Finish:                      8.3                              9.9

 

The Rookie Chase

The Raybestos Rookie of the Year standings after four races:

J.R. Fitzpatrick                 42

Tayler Malsam                  38

James Buescher                38

Ricky Carmichael               37

Johnny Sauter                  32

Chase Austin                    16

Brent Raymer                    12

Chris Jones                        5

 

2009 Manufactures Championship Standings

Toyota            33

Chevrolet         27

Ford                16

Dodge              12

 

2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Point Standings

1.) Kyle Busch                     682

2.) Todd Bodine                   -38

3.) Ron Hornaday                 -71

4.) Mike Skinner                   -76

5.) Matt Crafton                 -121

6.) Terry Cook                    -154

7.) Johnny Benson              -167

8.) Chad McCumbee            -177

9.) Timothy Peters              -179

10.) Rick Crawford               -186

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