S.M.'s Camping World Update, Issue No. 54

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S.M.'s Camping World Update, Issue No. 54

Rumors

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

 

Upcoming Races

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

Toyota                    151

Chevrolet                 138

Ford                         87

Dodge                       64

 

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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