Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fast Facts - NASCAR Camping World Series West
Colorado National Speedway

The Race: Toyota / NAPA 150

The Place: Colorado National Speedway, Dacono, Colorado

TV Schedule: SPEED Aug. 20, Noon PT

Track Layout: .375-mile paved

Race Purse: $103,115


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Practice 1 12-12:45 p.m.,

Practice 2 1:15-2 p.m.

Time Trials 5:15 p.m.

Race 8:30 pm MT

News & Notes

The race … The Toyota/NAPA 150 is the 11th of 13 races on the NASCAR Camping World Series West schedule for 2009. It marks the only series visit to the state of Colorado this year.

The procedure … The starting field is 22 cars, including provisionals. The first 18 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps (56.25 miles).

The track … Colorado National Speedway is a .375-mile paved oval with four degrees of banking in the straights and progressive banking of six to 12 degrees in the corners. The track has hosted six NASCAR Camping World Series West events.

The records … Qualifying: Brian Ickler, June 2, 2007, 82.057 mph, 16.452 seconds; Race: Eric Holmes, June 7, 2008, 62.888 mph, 53 minutes 40 seconds.

Duncan only repeat winner at CNS … With wins at Colorado National Speedway in 2004 and 2007, Mike Duncan is the only driver with multiple wins at CNS. Drivers with a single win at Colorado include Mike Chase in 1995, Ron Hornaday Jr. in 1996, Steve Portenga in 2001 and Eric Holmes (No. 20 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) last year.

Six different pole winners … The six visits to Colorado have produced six different pole winners – Eric Holmes, Garrett Evans, Butch Gilliland, Brian Ickler, Scott Lynch and Sean Woodside.

Duncan tops competition … By virtue of his two wins, Mike Duncan, Mike David (No. 2 Bennett Lane Winery Toyota) and Jason Bowles (No. 9 Sunrise Ford Ford) lead the field in terms of the most top-five finishes in series competition at CNS. Austin Cameron has the most top-10 finishes, meanwhile, with three.

Running out front … Mike Chase has led the most laps around the .375-mile oval, running out front for 172 laps.

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