Thirty-two drivers – including two from Brazil and one from Italy – have filed entries for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The entry list is headed by four-time series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. Despite his multi-championship status, none of his 50 wins were scored in Las Vegas.
Two-time series champion Todd Bodine from Chemung, N.Y. knows the way to LVMS’ victory lane after winning the 2005 Smith’s 350 and 2001 Sam’s Town 300 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
From Brazil: Nova Prata’s Miguel Paludo began his racing career as a teen in go-kart racing in his home country. Paludo also won two consecutive (2008 and 2009) Porsche GT3 championships. Brasilia’s Nelson Piquet Jr. is the son of three-time Formula 1 champion Nelson Piquet. Piquet Jr. competed on the Formula 1 circuit in 2008 and 2009.
From Italy: Como’s “Mad Max” Papis has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2006. He won the Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car championship in 2004.
Of note: Max Gresham hails from the NASCAR K&N Series and will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in Las Vegas. Brian Ickler will drive the No. 18 Toyota owned by Las Vegas native Kyle Busch. Hometown hero Brendan Gaughan won the Smith’s 350 in 2003.
Saturday’s Smith’s 350 is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. and actress-singer Deana Martin will sing the national anthem. Spectator gates will open at 10 a.m.
To purchase tickets or obtain additional information for the Smith’s 350 or Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar World Championships Presented By Honda, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.
Tentative Smith’s 350 entry list:
07 – Butch Miller (Coopersville, Mich.) Riviera Hotel & Casino Toyota
2 – Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, Calif.) Champion Chevrolet
3 – Austin Dillon (Lewisville, N.C.) BASS Pro Shops Chevrolet
4 – Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, Fla.) Monster Energy Chevrolet
5 – Todd Bodine (Chemung, N.Y.) International Trucks Toyota
6 – Justin Lofton (Westmoreland, Calif.) Collegecomplete.com Chevrolet
7 – Miguel Paludo (Nova Prata, Brazil) Stemco Toyota
8 – Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil) Qualcomm Chevrolet
9 – Max Papis (Como, Italy) GEICO Toyota
13 – Johnny Sauter (Necedah, Wisc.) Safe Auto Chevrolet
17 – Timothy Peters (Providence, N.C.) Gear Wrench Toyota
18 – Brian Ickler (San Diego, Calif. Kyle Busch Toyota
19 – David Mayhew (Atascadero, Calif.) MMI Services Chevrolet
22 – Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, Fla.) RCR Graphics Chevrolet
23 – Jason White (Powhatan, Va.) Gunbroker.com Dodge
27 – Chris Jones (Forest, Va.) S&W Services Chevrolet
29 – Parker Kligerman (Westport, Conn.) Penske Truck Rental Dodge
31 – James Buescher (Plano, Texas) Exide Chevrolet
32 – Blake Feese (Saybrook, Ill.) Chevrolet
33 – Cale Gale (Mobile, Ala.) Rheem Chevrolet
38 – Mike Garvey (McDonough, Ga.) S&W Services Chevrolet
39 – Ryan Sieg (Tucker, Ga.) S&W Services Chevrolet
51 – Josh Richards (Shinnston, W.Va.) Joy Mining Toyota
57 – Norm Benning (Level Green, Pa.) Chevrolet
60 – Cole Whitt (Alpine, Calif.) Turn One Chevrolet
62 – Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas) Big O/South Point Toyota
65 – Lance Fenton (Tyler, Texas) Trans Pecos Trucking Chevrolet
66 – Max Gresham (Stockbridge, Ga.) Turn One Chevrolet
73 – Brent Raymer (Concord, N.C.) Trans Pecos Trucking Chevrolet
81 – David Starr (Houston, Texas) Zachry Toyota
88 – Matt Crafton (Tulare, Calif.) Menards Chevrolet
93 – B.J. McLeod (Wauchula, Fla.) S&W Services Chevrolet
Schedule for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350
and IZOD IndyCar Series World Championships Presented By Honda
Friday, Oct 14 – Ticket gates open at 8:30 a.m.
8:30-9:30 a.m. – NASCAR Truck Series practice.
9:45-10:30 a.m. – Indy Lights practice.
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – NASCAR Truck Series final practice.
12:30-1:15 p.m. – IndyCar Series practice (Group 1).
1:15-2 p.m. – IndyCar Series practice (Group 2).
2:15-3 p.m. – Indy Lights qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
3-4:30 p.m. – IndyCar Series qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
4:30 p.m. – NASCAR Truck Series qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
7 p.m. – Neon Garage closed.
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Free NASCAR Truck Series driver autograph session at Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.
Saturday, Oct 15 – Ticket gates open at 10 a.m.
Noon – NASCAR Truck Series driver introductions.
12:30 p.m. – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 (146 laps, 219 miles).
5 p.m. – Neon Garage closed.
Sunday, Oct 16 – Ticket gates open at 8 a.m.
9:45-10:45 a.m. – Firestone Indy Lights Series race (67 laps, 100 miles).
11:15 a.m.-noon – Los Lonely Boys concert in Neon Garage.
Noon – IndyCar Series driver introductions.
12:45 p.m. – IZOD INDYCAR World Championships Presented By Honda (200 laps, 300 miles).
4 p.m. – Neon Garage closed.
Schedule is subject to change.