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 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. Toyota
9  Jason Bowles  Ontario, Calif.  TBA Toyota
10  Jennifer Jo Cobb Kansas City, Kan. Ford
12  Mario Gosselin St. Marie, Quebec 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. 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 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