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Chicagoland Truck Series race will be run at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2 JOLIET, Ill. -- Friday night's Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race was postponed by rain. The race, stop No. 15 of 22 for the series, was moved to Saturday evening at 7 p.m. ET, broadcast on FOX Sports 2. Showers which hit the Joliet area earlier in the day washed out Truck Series qualifying, as well as qualifying for Sprint Cup teams and practice for the Nationwide Series. Sprint Cup teams were able to complete their one scheduled practice without interruption. Truck Series teams completed two practices sessions Thursday, allowing NASCAR officials to determine Saturday night's starting lineup based on combined speeds. Points leader Johnny Sauter will start on the pole, with Brennan Newberry in the No. 2 spot. Jeb Burton, former series champion Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney round out the top five. Earlier this year, two Truck Series events (at Martinsville, Va., and Bristol, Tenn.) were run a day later than originally scheduled due to inclement weather. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Brian Scott and Ty Dillon on the front row at Chicagoland
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See who is set to compete in the 15th race of NCWTS season Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 0 Caleb Roark Kenneth Grimes Michael Stewart 14 Chevrolet Grimes Irrigation & Construction 2 02 Tyler Young Randy Young Bryan Berry 14 Chevrolet Randco/Young's Building Systems 3 05 John Wes Townley Tony Townley Mike Beam 14 Toyota Zaxby's 4 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Kevin Dargie 14 Chevrolet TBA 5 07 Todd Shafer Ken Smith Rusty Ebersole 14 Chevrolet ThunderExhaust.com 6 08 Ray Black Jr Bobby Dotter Jason Miller 14 Chevrolet ScubaLife/NASE Worldwide 7 8 Joe Nemechek Sidney Mauldin Jerry Babb 14 Toyota Jewel Osco 8 9 Brennan Newberry Joe Denette Ryan McKinney 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 9 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 14 Chevrolet Driven2Honor.org 10 112 Ted Minor Joseph Cefalia Garry Stephens 14 Chevrolet FindIT.net 11 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson Jeriod Prince 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 12 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Marcus Richmond II 14 Toyota Duke of Oil/Valvoline 13 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 14 Ford Reese Towpower 14 20 Austin Dillon(i) Bob Newberry Christopher Rice 14 Chevrolet RHEEM 15 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr Jeff Stankiewicz 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 16 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Chad Kendrick 14 Ford Cooper Standard 17 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner Michael Shelton 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 18 32 Tayler Malsam Harry Scott Jr Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet Red Box 19 35 Mason Mingus Kevin Cywinski Mark Rette 14 Toyota Call 811 20 136 Scott Stenzel Beverly Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet Mitler Bros/Ski Soda 21 40 Todd Peck Michael Peck Keith Wolfe 14 Chevrolet Horizon Pharma/Arthritis Foundation 22 50 T J Bell Mark Beaver Ken Evans 14 Chevrolet Dedicated to Electrical Linemen 23 51 Kyle Busch(i) Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 14 Toyota Dollar Genereal 24 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Jerry Baxter 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 25 63 Justin Jennings Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet LG Seeds/Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/Ski Soda 26 74 Mike Harmon(i) Mike Harmon Scott Stolzenberg 14 Chevrolet MHR 27 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 14 Toyota NET10 Wireless 28 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 14 Toyota Splash-FVP/Menards 29 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Jeff Hensley 14 Toyota Nextant/Curb Records 30 99 Bryan Silas Chris Baluch Cal Boprey 14 Chevrolet TBA MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
See where your favorite driver will pit in the Lucas Oil 225 (Sat., 7 p.m. ET, FS2) RELATED: Full starting lineup for Lucas Oil 225 The pit stall assignments are out for the Lucas Oil 225 (Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 2) at Chicagoland Speedway and polesitter Johnny Sauter got his pick of spots on pit road. Sauter enters the race as the Camping World Truck Series points leader and he will occupy the pit stall closest to the exit of pit road. He will also have an opening in front of him to exit pit road. Brennan Newberry (starting second), Jeb Burton (starting third), Austin Dillon (starting fourth), Darrell Wallace Jr. (starting sixth), Kyle Busch (starting seventh), Timothy Peters (starting 10th), Joey Coulter (starting 11th), Tyler Reddick (starting 12th), Joe Nemechek (starting 14th), John Wes Townley (starting 15th), Ben Kennedy (starting 17th), Jennifer Jo Cobb (starting 21st) and Norm Benning (starting 29th) all have openings in front of them on pit road. Caleb Roark has the pit stall closest to the pit road entrance. Busch is the defending race winner at Chicagoland but he will start at the rear of the field because of a driver change. Erik Jones ran the truck in practice while Busch was in downtown Chicago for Chase Media Day activities. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
'Rowdy' scores fourth career Chicagoland Truck Series victory MORE: Full race results " Updated series standings JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Busch overcame more than his share of adversity Saturday night in winning the rain-postponed Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway . Busch came from the rear of the field twice and overcame a caution that put him on the wrong end of a cycle of pit stops to win in his own Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for the sixth time this year and the 41st time in his career. In a race rescheduled because of a Friday rainout, Busch finished 1.130 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton , who snatched the series lead from ThorSport teammate Johnny Sauter . Crafton leads Sauter by five points and Ryan Blaney by 16. Austin Dillon surrendered second place to Crafton in the closing laps and came home third, followed by Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Tyler Reddick and Jeb Burton . Busch led 66 of the 150 laps at the 1.5-mile track and made what turned out to be the winning pass with 16 laps left, ducking to the inside of Dillon and squeezing him behind the lapped truck of Michael Affarano. "When I was chasing the 20 truck (Dillon) there for the lead, I was just getting really tight behind him," Busch said. "The aero on these things is hurting, and I hate that, but fortunately I got through on a lapped truck, and we were able to win this thing." Busch started from the rear, in 32nd place, because Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup media activities kept him away from NCWTS practice on Thursday, and qualifying was rained out on Friday. Before NASCAR called a scheduled competition caution on Lap 31, Busch had climbed to fourth, passing Crafton for that position on Lap 29. But a pit road speeding penalty under the caution sent Busch to the back again. He restarted 27th on Lap 36 (with attrition having reduced the field by five trucks) and began another relentless march through the field. On Lap 52 he took the lead for the first time, passing Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. for the top spot. A small piece of tape, however, adhered to the grille of Busch’s No. 51 Tundra and raised his water temperature to a dangerously high level. Busch surrendered the lead to Wallace, shortly before Norm Benning’s impact with the Turn 4 wall caused the second caution of the evening and gave Busch a chance to come to pit road, where his crew removed the tape. "Early on I was being patient, trying to get everybody acclimated to not being on the track at all (Friday)," Busch said. "I was getting acclimated, too. I knew we had a good truck. I was just trying to pace myself early. "But I knew what I had, and when I had that pit road penalty and got stuck back behind, I tried to charge back through a little harder." After a restart on Lap 67, Busch pulled away to a lead of more than four seconds, but his travails were far from over. Busch had come to the pits under green on Lap 110 when Todd Shafer missed the entrance to pit road and plowed through the infield grass on Lap 112 to cause the third caution. Busch had to take a wave-around for a restart on Lap 119 and was eighth for the restart behind leader Dillon. Though Dillon adroitly blocked Busch for 15 laps, the driver of the No. 51 finally got past Dillon near the entrance to the tri-oval on Lap 134, using the truck of Affarano as a pick. "We were just too tight," Dillon said. "I was doing everything I could. Man, Kyle’s truck was so fast -- it was unbelievable." From that point -- finally -- it was smooth sailing for the race winner. Note: Dillon's No. 20 truck was found to be too low in the front during post-race inspection. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Keep tabs on all the action this weekend at Chicagoland RELATED: Play Perfect Chase Grid Challenge and Chase Battle Grid Presented by Toyota This weekend brings the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series , NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to Chicagoland Speedway . The Sprint Cup Series MyAfibStory.com 400 is on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN. The Nationwide Series Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola is on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN2. The Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 225 is Friday, Sept. 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX Sports 1. For more information on track times, press conferences and GarageCam, you can check out this weekend's schedule . For TV times, see this week's TV schedule . We know you may not have the time to watch the race action without any interruptions, so if you're on the go, here's how to keep up at Chicagoland. NASCAR.com's live Sprint Cup Series leaderboard and Nationwide Series leaderboard update in real-time and offer constant text updates of lead changes, cautions, strategies, strong runs and everything in between. On the go? Download the NASCAR Mobile app to follow the leaderboards live from your device. Lap-by-Lap will keep you caught up even if you can take a peek here and there. Check in now and then to read back through all the laps you've missed, or keep an eye on the feed for real-time race updates. We'll also send race updates via Twitter through the official @NASCAR and @NASCARStats handles. Haven't tried RaceView yet? If you sign up, you'll get virtual video of cars on the track from various angles and hear what your favorite team is saying over the radio. Use it as a second screen or as your only screen. Just want to scan the radios? You can have that too with RaceView Audio . On a mobile device? Get RaceView Mobile here . If you want to be more involved in the on-track action, you can manage your fantasy team on NASCAR.com and follow your team's performance in NASCAR Fantasy Live . Mobile users can also download NASCAR Connect , a game from OneUp Sports that allows users to play other fans with race predictions, for some off-track competition while drivers battle it out on the track. Live Press Pass video streams will keep the NASCAR action rolling even after the winner goes in and out of Victory Lane. Catch interviews with the top finishers immediately following the checkered flag for the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series, and stay tuned to NASCAR.com throughout the week for the latest news. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL CHASE COVERAGE • Chase hub page • Chase Grid games • #MyChaseNation
Defending series champion Crafton takes over lead, others take step back JOLIET, Ill. -- In the shadows of the garage area, Ryan Blaney stood over the engine that had blown a cylinder during Saturday night's Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway and stared blankly while shaking his head. The blown engine combined with some bad timing on a late caution led to a 12th-place finish for the driver of the No. 29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing. It also caused Blaney, who entered the race 13 points behind Johnny Sauter in the standings, to slip to 16 points out of first place. It was a night when the points standings got shuffled thanks to situations that played out in the final 40-45 laps. Blaney and Johnny Sauter were both victimized by late-race mishaps. Meanwhile, Matt Crafton rode to the front of the standings in part by managing to stay out of trouble. Before all the mayhem occurred Blaney had pulled to within eight points of the lead on NASCAR.com's live standings . When informed of this, Blaney raised up from looking under the hood and calmly shook his head yet again. "We had an engine problem," Blaney said. "That's part of racing. These are the things that you have to overcome. We can bounce back from this; there's still seven races to go." Blaney, who had run in the top five for the first 110 laps of the race, had a truck that was capable of second place on a night when Kyle Busch ran through the entire field on more than one occasion en route to the victory. And after finishing fourth in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Blaney was on course for quite the doubleheader in a city where the Cubs' Ernie Banks made double dips famous. But it wasn't meant to be as the race started to unravel for him on Lap 111. That's when Blaney came to pit road along with the race leader Austin Dillon . One lap later, Todd Shafer spun on the infield grass to bring out a caution. The top five were still out on the track, and after the caution, Blaney found himself a lap down. By Lap 138, Blaney's cylinder was going bad, and he had no chance to make up the ground he lost on that fateful pit stop. Earlier, around Lap 108, Sauter came to pit road, but after that stop, he had to serve a pass-through penalty for speeding. That sequence sent him on the way to a 14th-place finish and relinquishing the points lead to ThorSport teammate Crafton. Sauter is now five points behind. Interestingly, though, it was Crafton who offered some hope for Blaney and Sauter by saying it's too early to start counting points. "We had to do a points race last year, and it was one of the most miserable things that I had to do," Crafton said. "Those sleepless nights that you'd wake up and say, 'Oh my God, am I going to lose this?' " "(This year) we're just going to go to each and every race and try to win each and every damn race. I've won one (championship). I have zero pressure. I'm having a great time knowing that I have a truck to win every week." Blaney and Sauter could both easily say the same thing if it weren't for the late-race problems. And they might be able to say it again if situations play out differently the next time the trucks take the track, which is next Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the UNOH 175 (1 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). And while Crafton might not be counting points, fans of the Camping World Truck Series certainly can. Chicagoland proved to be a good time to start a little scoreboard watching. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule