Forty-two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have filed entries for Saturday’s Smith’s 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the roster carries some interesting names.
The event truly is an international affair with the entries of Narain Karthikeyan and Nelson Piquet Jr. Karthikeyan, who advertises himself as “The Fastest Indian in the World,” is a 33-year-old former Formula One driver from Chennai, India, He recently finished 11th at Texas Motor Speedway. Brazil’s Nelson Piquet Jr. competed on the F1 circuit during the 2008-2009 seasons and is the son of three-time F1 champion Nelson Piquet.
Two female drivers are entered in Saturday’s Smith’s 350: Jennifer Jo Cobb of Kansas City, Kan., and Johanna Long of Pensacola, Fla.
Veteran NASCAR star Ken Schrader certainly is no stranger to LVMS: he competed in the first-ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event held at LVMS in 1996.
Area meteorologists are predicting perfect weather for the annual Truck Series event, which annually produces some of the most exciting racing seen on the 1.5-mile superspeedway’s high banks.
Qualifying is set for 3:15 p.m. Driver introductions are scheduled to take place at 6 p.m., followed by the Smith’s 350 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Smith’s 350 may be purchased by calling LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or online at www.LVMS.com. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.
Tentative Entry List
Smith’s 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sept. 25, 2010
No. Driver Hometown Truck
01 Carl Long Roxboro, N.C. Koma Unwind Chevrolet
07 Tony Jackson Jr. Lebanon, Mo. ASI Limited Chevrolet
2 Ken Schrader Fenton, Mo. Federated Auto Parts Chevy
3 Austin Dillon Lewisville, N.C. BASS Pro Shops Chevrolet
4 Ricky Carmichael Clearwater, Fla. Monster Energy Chevrolet
5 Mike Skinner Susanville, Calif. PC Miler Navigator Toyota
6 Lance Fenton Tyler, Texas Fuel Doctor Chevrolet
7 Justin Lofton Westmorland, Calif. VisitPIT.com Toyota
9 Jason Bowles Ontario, Calif. TBA Toyota
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Kansas City, Kan. Drivenmale.com Ford
12 Mario Gosselin St. Marie, Quebec Tiremonkey.com Chevrolet
13 Johnny Sauter Necedah, Wisc. Curb Records Chevrolet
15 Nelson Piquet Jr. Brasilia, Brazil Qualcomm Toyota
17 Timothy Peters Providence, N.C. Red Horse Toyota
18 Brian Ickler San Diego, Calif. Kyle Busch Toyota
19 David Mayhew Atascadero, Calif. MI Services Chevrolet
20 Johanna Long Pensacola, Fla. Panhandle Toyota
23 Jason White Powhatan, Va. Gunbroker.com Dodge
25 Tayler Malsam Sammamish, Wash. Exide Toyota
30 Todd Bodine Chemung, N.Y. Germaine Toyota
31 James Buescher Plano, Texas Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet
33 Ron Hornaday Palmdale, Calif. Karl Chevrolet
37 Robbie Brand Barstow, Calif. Lagunitas Ford
39 Ryan Sieg Tucker, Ga. S&W Services Chevrolet
46 Clay Greenfield Clarksville, Tenn. Team Gill Dodge
47 Jeffrey Earnhardt Kannapolis, N.C. Fuel Doctor.com Chevrolet
51 Aric Almirola Tampa, Fla. Graceway Toyota
57 Norm Benning Level Green, Pa. TBA Chevrolet
60 Narain Karthikeyan Chennai, India SafeAuto Insurance Toyota
62 Greg Pursley Canyon Country, Cal. Star Nursery Chevrolet
65 Chris Fontaine Lakeland, Fla. County Builders Chevrolet
73 Rick Crawford Mobile, Ala. Super Seal Chevrolet
77 Justin Hobgood Winnsboro, S.C. TBA Toyota
81 David Starr Houston, Texas Randy Moss Toyota
85 Brent Raymer Concord, N.C. Drive One Ford
86 Jamie Dick Albuquerque, N.M. TBA Chevrolet
87 Chris Jones Forest, Va. Copy Wizard Chevrolet
88 Matt Crafton Tulare, Calif. Menards Chevrolet
89 Chris Lafferty Concord, N.C. Lafferty Dodge
90 Donny Lia Jericho, N.Y. TBA Toyota
93 Mike Garvey McDonough, Ga. S&W Towing Chevrolet
95 J.C. Stout Castile, N.Y. Team Gill Dodge