Three past winners, two Nevadans in the field for Rhino Linings 350 at LVMS
Three former winners and two Nevada natives head a field of 30 drivers who are entered in Saturday's Rhino Linings 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Defending champion Timothy Peters, 2011 winner Ron Hornaday Jr. and 2009 winner Johnny Sauter, who is second in series points, will be joined by Las Vegas native Spencer Gallagher and Sparks native T.J. Bell in the field for the 18th annual Rhino Linings 350.
Also on the entry list are two-time race winners this season Matt Crafton, the defending series champion and current points leader, and Darrell Wallace Jr., who is fourth in the NCWTS standings. Erik Jones, who drives for Las Vegas native Kyle Busch's Truck Series team, and Ryan Blaney also have wins in 2014 and are entered in Saturday's race.
Veteran driver Joe Nemechek, who has more starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in NASCAR's top three series than any other driver, will be making his first start at LVMS in the Truck Series. Nemechek, who will celebrate his 50th birthday on Friday, has started 15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and 15 Nationwide Series races at LVMS.
Mexico's German Quiroga, who is fifth in points with nine top-10 finishes in 16 races, is the only foreign-born driver entered in the race.
The Rhino Linings 350 will take the green flag Saturday at 7 p.m. Qualifying for the 146-lap race will be at 3:40 p.m. and a free all-driver autograph session will be held in the Neon Garage from 2 to 2:45 p.m. The players from the Mountain Ridge Little League All-Stars, the first team in Nevada history to qualify for the Little League World Series last month, will serve as the grand marshals for the race.
Tickets for the 18th annual Rhino Linings 350 are available by calling 702-644-4444 or by visiting www.lvms.com.
Tentative Entry List
Rhino Linings 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Sept. 27, 2014
No. Driver Hometown
0 Caleb Roark Abingdon, Va.
02 Tyler Young Midland, Texas
05 John Wes Townley Watkinsville, Ga.
07 B.J. McLeod Wauchula, Fla.
08 Jimmy Weller Hubbard, Ohio
6 Norm Benning Level Green, Pa.
7 Brian Ickler San Diego, Calif.
8 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, Fla.
9 Ron Hornaday Jr. Palmdale, Calif.
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Kansas City, Kan.
13 Jeb Burton South Boston, Va.
15 Mason Mingus Brentwood, Tenn.
17 Timothy Peters Providence, N.C.
19 Tyler Reddick Corning, Calif.
20 Jason White Richmond, Va.
21 Joey Coulter Miami Springs, Fla.
23 Spencer Gallagher Las Vegas, Nev.
29 Ryan Blaney High Point, N.C.
31 Ben Kennedy Daytona Beach, Fla.
32 Tayler Malsam Sammamish, Wash.
36 Scott Stenzel Alexandria, Minn.
50 T.J. Bell Sparks, Nev.
51 Erik Jones Byron, Mich.
54 Darrell Wallace Jr. Mobile, Ala.
63 Justin Jennings LaGrange, Mo.
77 German Quiroga Jr. Mexico City, Mexico
88 Matt Crafton Tulare, Calif.
98 Johnny Sauter Necedah, Wisc.
99 Bryan Silas Stuart, Fla.