S.M.'s Camping World Update, Issue No. 57

Horn FanSenior Writer INovember 11, 2009


Circle Bar Racing is still working on filling the empty No. 10 seat in 2010, and no final decision has been made yet whether, or not they close the team.

Tim George Jr. will be making his debut in the series at Phoenix for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 22.

HT Motorsports and Terry Cook have parted ways effective immediately, and Mike Bliss will be his replacement in the No. 25 Toyota at Phoenix.

While Cook will finish out the season in the No. 91 MSRP team in the Nationwide Series.

Xpress Motorsports with Brian Scott moving onto the Nationwide Series with Braun Racing in 2010. It's rumored that his dad, Joe Scott is close to selling the No. 16's fleet of Trucks to Kyle Busch for his new truck team.

Kevin Conway will be making his series debut at Phoenix, in the No. 71 ExtenZe Chevrolet for Rob Fuller.

Ricky Carmichael may be in the No. 31 Monster Energy Drink Chevrolet at Phoenix for Turner Motorsports.

Kevin Harvick Inc. Update

First, crew chief Rick Ren will be back in 2010 as Horn's crew chief as he's under contract with KHI still.

But it is rumored that he's remaining with the team for however long Horn continues to drive for the team.

Second, Kevin Harvick will be back driving the No. 4 Longhorn Chevrolet at Phoenix, and will be defending his race win.

Third, Ron Hornaday will again have the VFW on board his No. 33 as sponsor.

2010 Team News

Ricky Carmichael has announced that he's leaving KHI at season's end, and will be driving for Turner Motorsports in the coming season.

Carmichael may have Monster Energy Drink as his sponsor, but it's not known yet the number of races, or if the team has lined up any additional sponsors for him.

It's believed that his current crew chief John Monsam will be moving with him, and that he"ll have James Buescher as a teammate.

He'll still have a connection with KHI, as Turner Motorsports will get equipment, and technical support from KHI.


At Phoenix for the Lucas Oil 150, there are 35 entries on the preliminary entry list. Right now it's one truck shy for a full field, of 36 trucks.

The breakdown is 26 full-time teams, and nine part-time teams.

The Rookie Chase

It's safe to say Johnny Sauter, with a 45 point lead, and two races remaining in the season, has clinched the Raybestos Rookie of the year honors.

Just can't see Tayler Malsam second, or James Buescher third, catching him.

The Raybestos Rookie of the Year Standings

Johnny Sauter                223

Tayler Malsam                178

James Buescher              164

Ricky Carmichael             133

J.R. Fitzpatrick                 97

Brian Ickler                      95

Chris Jones                      87

Brent Raymer                   79

Upcoming Races        

Nov. 13: Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on Speed at 7:30 PM, the Set-Up Show, and 8:00 PM Race Time (Friday).

Nov. 20: Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Speed at 7:30PM, the Set-Up Show, and 8:00PM Race Time (Friday).

Track Facts

This week it's Phoenix International Raceway, where the trucks have run since 1995, and it's one of five original tracks still on the schedule.

Track Info

Track Length: One Mile

Race Length: 150 Laps/150 Miles

Banking: 11 Degrees (Turns One and Two); Nine Degrees (Turns Three and Four); Three Degrees (Frontstretch), and Nine Degrees (Backstretch)

Lengths: 1,179 Feet (Frontstretch); 1,551 Feet (Backstretch)

Seating: 76,812

Race Winners: Kevin Harvick, and Jack Sprague tied with three wins a piece

Weekend Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 12th

3:45PM to 5:00PM [5:45PM to 7:00PM Eastern] First Practice

5:30PM to 6:45PM [7:30PM to 8:45PM Eastern] Final Practice

Friday, Nov. 13th

2:30PM [4:30PM Eastern] Qualifying (Two Laps, All Positions)

6:00PM [8:00PM Eastern] Race Start (150 Laps, 150 Miles)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Leaders

Points Leader: Ron Hornaday

Driver Rating: Ron Hornaday

Laps Led:   Ron Hornaday with 1,091

Victories: Rowdy Busch with seven wins

Keystone Light Poles: Hornaday and Colin Braun with four a piece

Top Five Finishes:  Hornaday with 14

Top-10 Finishes: Matt Crafton with 19

Raybestos Rookie leader: Johnny Sauter

Races Led: Hornaday with 19 races of 23

Average Start: Hornaday 4.1

Average Finish: Hornaday 6.5

Laps Completed: Crafton 3,720

2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owners Points Standings

1.) Delana Harvick                   No. 33                   3,657

2.) Billy Ballew                        No. 51                      -75

3.) Rhonda Thorson                 No. 88                     -197

4.) David Dollar                       No. 5                      -355

5.) Tom Deloach                     Nos. 1 and 17            -504

6.) Steve Germain                   No. 30                     -507

7.) Jack Roush                        No. 6                      -568

8.) Joe Scott                         No. 16                     -607

9.) Mike Curb                         No. 13                    -624

10.) Jim Harris Jr.                    No. 24                    -670

2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers Points Standings

1.) Ron Hornaday Jr.                      3,657

2.) Matt Craftonn                           -197

3.) Mike Skinner                             -355

4.) Todd Bodine                             -507

5.) Colin Braun                              -568

6.) Brian Scott                              -607

7.) Johnny Sauter                          -624

8.) Timothy Peters                         -648

9.) David Starr                              -670

10.) Rick Crawford                         -729


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