S.M.'s Camping World Update, Issue No. 54
Chrissy Wallace will be driving the No. 31 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing at Talladega.
Her dad Mike will also be attempting to race should he find a sponsor, and if he will, they'll become the first father-daughter combination to compete against each other in one of NASCAR's top three series.
Tim Brown will be making his debut in the Truck Series at Martinsville, driving the No. 31 Fastwax.com Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing.
He's a seven-time Bowman Gray Stadium Modified track champion and from 2006 to 2008, he's finished second in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.
Brown currently works with Michael Waltrip Racing, where he's a suspension specalist and preparing to take the next step as a NASCAR driver.
2010 Team News
Billy Ballew Motorsports is close to landing a full-time sponsor that would keep Aric Almirola with the team and racing in one of the trucks in 2010.
James Buescher will be back in the Truck Series in 2010, with a new team: Turner Racing, not Circle Bar Racing. They'll be a two-truck operation, no word on who's in the other truck for the team.
News & Notes
Double Digit Ratings
According to the Nielsen Household Ratings, Speed's coverage at Las Vegas had a 18 percent gain from last year, averaging a .46 (338,000 households) compared to .39 (258,000 households) in 2008.
During its peak, it was .51 (381,000 households) up 6 percent from last year's .48 (389,000 households).
So far, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on Speed this year, have averaged a .80 Nielsen Household Ratings, up three percent from last year's .78 rating at this point in the season.
The Rookie Chase
Johnny Sauter recorded his first career win at Las Vegas, picked up his fifth straight top five finish and his 10th Raybestos Rookie of the Race winner.
He had the fastest truck, everything went perfect for him at Vegas, and he leads the Raybestos Rookie points by 35 now over Tayler Malsam.
Sauter currently sits fifth in the points, and with five races to go, he should he finish where he is. It would be the first time since 2003, that a rookie finished in the top-10, when Carl Edwards finished eighth that year.
Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings
Johnny Sauter 210
Tayler Malsam 175
James Buescher 156
Ricky Carmichael 127
Brian Ickler 95
J.R. Fitzpatrick 88
Chris Jones 66
Brent Raymer 65
Oct. 24: Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Speed at 12:30PM the Set-Up Show and 1:00PM Race Time (Saturday).
Oct. 31: Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on Speed at 3:30PM the Set-Up Show and 4:00PM Race Time (Saturday).
Nov. 6: Lone Star 350K at Texas Motor Speedway on Speed at 8:30PM the Set-Up Show and 9:00PM Race Time (Friday).
2009 Manufacturer's Championship Standings
2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owners Points Standings
1.) Delana Harvick No. 33 3,210
2.) Billy Ballew No. 51 -168
3.) Rhonda Thorson No. 88 -197
4.) David Dollar No. 5 -255
5.) Tom Deloach Nos. 1 & 17 -493
6.) Joe Scott No. 16 -496
7.) Mike Curb No. 13 -563
8.) Steve Germain No. 30 -565
9.) Jack Roush No. 6 -578
10.) Tom Mitchell No. 14 -634
2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers Points Standings
1.) Ron Hornaday 3,210
2.) Matt Crafton -197
3.) Mike Skinner -255
4.) Brian Scott -496
5.) Johnny Sauter -563
6.) Todd Bodine -565
7.) Colin Braun -578
8.) Rick Crawford -634
9.) Timothy Peters -637
10.) David Starr -658
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