Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender will compete for BBM starting at Las Vegas Billy Boat Motorsports is expanding into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and will begin fielding an entry starting next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Rhino Linings 350 (Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). Mason Mingus will drive the entry at Las Vegas as well as the final five races of the season. Dan Deeringhoff, a championship-winning crew chief in 2008 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series , will serve as the team's crew chief at Las Vegas. Mingus shared his excitement on Twitter. I am excited to announce that I will run the last 6 races of the @NASCAR_Trucks season with @BBMTeam84 starting at @LVMotorSpeedway — Mason Mingus (@Mason_Mingus) September 18, 2014 With BBM, Mingus will run the No. 15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet Silverado. Mingus , who has run the first 15 races of the season and will run this weekend's UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Win-Tron Racing, is 11th in the Camping World Truck Series points standings with one top-10 finish. He is also second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle. "I am really looking forward to Las Vegas and my first race with Billy Boat Motorsports," Mingus said in a release. "They have brought quality equipment to the track in both the ARCA Racing and NASCAR Nationwide Series, and I know their transition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be no different. BBM has built great trucks, and with the help of ECR Engines and my sponsors Call 811 Before You Dig and Diamond Equipment, I know I can run up front. I believe we will come out of Vegas with a strong finish, and it will be a great foundation to build on for the remaining five races of the 2014 season." Here is a look at the paint scheme: The @NASCAR_Trucks rookie will complete the 2014 season with #TeamBBM in the No. 15 @Call811 Before You Dig Chevy. pic.twitter.com/ks0VZTcLfD — BB Motorsports (@BBMotorsprts) September 18, 2014 BBM currently runs a part-time team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with Chad Boat , who has made 11 starts this season. "My goal has always been to run multiple cars or trucks and multiple drivers out of our shop," said team owner Billy Boat. "We have been building the foundation of our team, hiring talented people and building quality race cars and trucks. Having raced against Mason last year in the ARCA Racing Series, I was very familiar with his talent and determination. I hope to use these six races as a springboard into 2015, with Billy Boat Motorsports running full-time entries in the NCWTS." MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
See which drivers will compete as the series returns to Martinsville RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 00 Cole Custer Gene Haas Joe Shear 14 Chevrolet Haas Automation 2 0 Matt Tifft Kenneth Grimes Michael Stewart 13 Chevrolet TBA 3 02 Tyler Young Randy Young Bryan Berry 14 Chevrolet Randco/Young's Building Systems 4 05 John Wes Townley Tony Townley Mike Beam 14 Toyota Zaxby's 5 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Kevin Dargie 14 Chevrolet TBA 6 07 B J McLeod Ken Smith Doug Weddle 13 Chevrolet TBA 7 08 Camden Murphy Bobby Dotter Jason Miller 13 Chevrolet TBA 8 8 John Hunter Nemechek Sidney Mauldin Jerry Babb 14 Toyota TBD 9 9 Brennan Newberry Joe Denette Ryan McKinney 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 10 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 12 RAM Driven2Honor.org 11 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson Jeriod Prince 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 12 115 Mason Mingus Billy Boat Ben Leslie 14 Chevrolet 811 Call Before You Dig 13 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Marcus Richmond II 14 Toyota Red Horse Racing 14 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 14 Ford Broken Bow Records 15 20 Gray Gaulding Bob Newberry Chris Rice 14 Chevrolet Gemini Southern / Krispy Kreme 16 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr Jeff Stankiewicz 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 17 23 Max Gresham Maurice Gallagher Jr Ryan London 14 Chevrolet AmWins Group, Inc. 18 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Chad Kendrick 14 Ford Cooper Standard 19 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner Doug George 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 20 32 Alex Guenette Harry Scott Jr Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet MOTORS ILLIMITEES 21 133 Brandon Jones Maurice Gallagher Jr Shane Huffman 14 Chevrolet TBA 22 35 TBA Kevin Cywinski Mark Rette 14 Toyota TBA 23 50 T J Bell Mark Beaver Tim Sliva 14 Chevrolet TBA 24 51 Erik Jones Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 25 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Jerry Baxter 14 Toyota 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Wendell Scott 26 63 Justin Jennings Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda 27 74 Wendell Chavous Mike Harmon TBA 13 Chevrolet Vydox 28 175 Caleb Holman Charles Henderson Darrell Holman 14 Chevrolet Food Country USA-Gain Flings-Lopez Wealth Mgmt. 29 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 14 Toyota OtterBox 30 180 Jody Knowles Tracy Wallace Wayne Hansard 09 Ford Clayton Signs, Inc. 31 182 Cody Erickson John Corr Michael Cheek 13 Ford Performance Auto 32 186 Brandon Brown Jerry Brown Adam Brenner 13 Chevrolet Willmar Concrete Pumping 33 187 Charles Buchanan Jr Charles Buchanan Jr Craig Wood 13 Ford Spring Drug 34 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 14 Toyota Ideal Door/Menards 35 92 Austin Hill Ricky Benton Michael Hester 14 Ford BTS Tire/ Goodyear Fleet HQ/ Wynns 36 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Jeff Hensley 14 Toyota Smokey Mountain/Curb Records 37 99 Bryan Silas Chris Baluch Cal Boprey 14 Chevrolet TBA MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Ron Hornaday Jr., Mason Mingus , German Quiroga Jr., and Ryan Sieg all involved in a big wreck early at Talladega Superspeedway in the Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola.
Kyle Busch fastest in Talladega final practice; Kennedy tops trucks Sprint Cup Series final practice " Results Kyle Busch claimed the top spot in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway as drivers conserved their equipment in the last tuning session before Sunday's main event. Busch, driving the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, topped the 50-minute stretch with a fast lap of 195.205 mph. He ranks second in the standings, highest among Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff-eligible drivers without a win in the Contender Round. Rookie Kyle Larson was second-fastest at 195.118 mph in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet. Kasey Kahne , Jeff Gordon and Casey Mears rounded out the top five in final practice. With teams opting to avoid potential damage with practicing in large packs, only 21 drivers took to the 2.66-mile track in the session. Matt Kenseth turned the most laps (21) with Kahne logging the second-most (20). Three title-eligible drivers did not participate in final practice -- Carl Edwards , Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman . Joey Logano did not complete a full lap at speed and was last among the 21 drivers on the leaderboard. Harvick and Logano both have free passes into the next round of the Chase, thanks to their victories in the other Contender Round races the last two weeks. The rest of the title hopefuls will need to lock into the Eliminator Round in Sunday's Geico 500 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN), when the field of championship-eligible drivers is shaved from 12 to eight. Sprint Cup Series practice 1 " Results Clint Bowyer shot to the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leaderboard Friday afternoon at Talladega Superspeedway , using the aerodynamic draft to clock a lap at 200.385 mph in opening practice. Bowyer, driving the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 15 Toyota, carries two Talladega fall race victories (2010, 2011) into Sunday's GEICO 500 (2 p.m. ET, ESPN), the sixth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs and the elimination finale of the three-race Contender Round. After Sunday's event on the 2.66-mile track, the championship-eligible field will be whittled from 12 drivers to eight. Aric Almirola was second-fastest in the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford at 200.268 mph. Defending race winner Jamie McMurray ended the session third-fastest with Michael McDowell and Travis Kvapil completing the top five. Brad Keselowski was the fastest among Chase drivers still alive in the title hunt, clocking the eighth-best lap. Joey Logano (31st-fastest) and Kevin Harvick (37th) are already clear to the next round of the playoffs with victories the last two weekends. Three heavy hitters below the cut-off line entering the Contender Round finale -- Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr ., and Jimmie Johnson -- essentially need to win Sunday's race to control their own postseason destiny. Earnhardt was 12th-fastest and Johnson, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, 32nd-fastest. The hourlong practice session marked the first on-track activity for the Sprint Cup drivers, and the large pack of cars fanned out to three-wide early on. Johnson was among those largely avoiding the risk of heavy traffic, but his lap times reflected the lack of aerodynamic help from other cars. Coors Light Pole Qualifying is scheduled Saturday (4:40 p.m. ET, ESPNews) with Sprint Cup teams tackling their first go-round with a new format for restrictor-plate tracks Talladega and Daytona, announced last month. Teams will have three five-minute rounds of eliminations, with 24 of the 46 drivers making the second session and 12 drivers competing for the pole in the final stint. Final Sprint Cup practice is scheduled later Friday from 4:30-5:20 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1). Camping World Truck Series practice 1 " Get results Rookie Ben Kennedy was fastest in Friday's first and only practice for Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway . Kennedy posted a speed of 188.902 mph on his 11th lap of the two-hour practice. Saturday will be Kennedy's first start at the Alabama track.Second-fastest was fellow rookie Mason Mingus at 188.872 mph. Tayler Malsam (188.857 mph), Ryan Sieg (188.835 mph) and Spencer Gallagher (188.824 mph) completed the top five fastest drivers. Points leader Matt Crafton posted a speed of 186.585 mph and was 14th-fastest of the run. Defending race winner Johnny Sauter was 17th-fastest (186.409 mph). Sauter is the only previous winner in the field for Saturday, and he trails teammate Crafton by 19 points in the standings. The practice had four caution flags. The first came out early for debris at the end of pit road. The second was for No. 74 Mike Harmon who spun in Turns 3 and 4. The third was for fluid on the track in Turn 4 and the fourth and final caution came out when No. 13 Jeb Burton stopped on the track after running out of fuel. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to the track for Keystone Light Pole Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET with TV coverage on FOX Sports 1. Sprint Cup Series practice 2, 4:30-5:20 p.m. ET " Follow live MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL CHASE COVERAGE • Chase hub page • Chase Grid games • #MyChaseNation
Bryan Silas bumps Mason Mingus bringing out an early caution at Dover International Speedway.
See the order the drivers will head off in Keystone Light Pole Qualifying (Friday, 5:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) Entry No. Driver Sponsor 1 21 Joey Coulter Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 2 28 * Ryan Ellis (i) Endo Optiks Chevrolet 3 07 Korbin Forrister McNair McLemore Midlebrooks & Co. LLC Chevrolet 4 35 Daniel Suarez(i) Arris Toyota 5 1 * Milka Duno (i) CanTV Chevrolet 6 84 * Chris Fontaine Glenden Enterprises Toyota 7 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. ToyotaCare Toyota 8 23 * Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 9 13 Jeb Burton Estes/Carolina Nut Company Toyota 10 05 * John Wes Townley Zaxby's Toyota 11 32 Tayler Malsam Outerwall Chevrolet 12 50 Derek White(i) Grafoid-Braille Batteries Chevrolet 13 02 Tyler Young # AKL Insurance Group/Randco/Young's Building Systems Chevrolet 14 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb VG Pride Group/Oohrah! Hydration Drink Chevrolet 15 39 * Ryan Sieg (i) Pull-A-Part Used Auto Parts Chevrolet 16 51 Erik Jones ToyotaCare Toyota 17 19 Tyler Reddick # DrawTite Ford 18 36 * Justin Jennings Mittler Bros/LG Seeds/Ski Soda Chevrolet 19 74 * Mike Harmon Jr. Peters Automotive Chevrolet 20 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 21 88 Matt Crafton Menards/Fishers Nuts Toyota 22 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 23 6 Norm Benning Tom Corbett for PA Governor Chevrolet 24 15 * Mason Mingus # 811 Call Before You Dig Chevrolet 25 68 * Clay Greenfield 1-800-PAVEMENT Chevrolet 26 77 German Quiroga NET10 Wireless Toyota 27 08 Jimmy Weller # Liberty Steel Chevrolet 28 9 Ron Hornaday Jr. Armour Vienna Sausages/Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet 29 31 Ben Kennedy # Heater.com Chevrolet 30 03 * Michael Affarano Won-N-Done Chevrolet 31 99 Bryan Silas Huk Performance Fishing Chevrolet 32 8 Joe Nemechek Bully Hill Vineyards Toyota 33 5 * Cody Ware (i) Qolix.com Chevrolet 34 98 Johnny Sauter Nextant/Curb Records Toyota 35 63 Scott Stenzel Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool Chevrolet 36 20 Brennan Newberry Qore-24 Chevrolet Text goes here MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
See who'll be battling on the 2.66-mile track this weekend 101814-NCWTS-Talladega-9thAnnualfreds250PoweredbyCoca-Cola Entry # Driver Owner Manufacturer Sponsor 1 1 Milka Duno(i) Tracy Lowe 14 Chevrolet TBA 2 02 Tyler Young Randy Young 14 Chevrolet AKL Insurance Group/Randco/Young's Building Systems 3 103 Michael Affarano Michael Affarano 14 Chevrolet Won-N-Done 4 005 Cody Ware(i) Rick Ware 14 Chevrolet RWR 5 05 John Wes Townley Tony Townley 14 Toyota Zaxby's 6 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning 14 Chevrolet TBA 7 07 B J McLeod Ken Smith 14 Chevrolet McNair,McLemore Midlebrooks & Co, LLC 8 08 Jimmy Weller Bobby Dotter 14 Chevrolet Liberty Steel 9 8 Joe Nemechek Sidney Mauldin 14 Toyota Bully Hill Vineyards 10 9 Ron Hornaday Jr Joe Denette 14 Chevrolet Armour Vienna Sausages/Bad Boy Buggies 11 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb 14 Chevrolet VG Pride Group/Oohrah! Hydration Drink 12 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 13 115 Mason Mingus Billy Boat 14 Chevrolet 811 Call Before You Dig 14 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach 14 Toyota Red Horse Racing 15 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski 14 Ford DrawTite 16 20 Brennan Newberry Bob Newberry 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 17 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 18 23 Spencer Gallagher Maurice Gallagher Jr 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 19 28 Ryan Ellis(i) Jim Rosenblum 14 Chevrolet TBA 20 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski 14 Ford Cooper Standard 21 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 22 32 Tayler Malsam Harry Scott Jr 14 Chevrolet Outerwall 23 35 Daniel Suarez Garza(i) Kevin Cywinski 14 Toyota Arris 24 136 Justin Jennings Beverly Mittler 14 Chevrolet Mitler Bros/LG Seeds/Ski Soda 25 50 Derek White(i) Mark Beaver 14 Chevrolet Grafoid-Braille Batteries 26 51 Erik Jones Kyle Busch 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 27 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 28 156 T J Bell Raymond Terczak Jr 14 Chevrolet TBA 29 63 Scott Stenzel Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet TBA 30 68 Clay Greenfield Clay Greenfield 14 RAM 1-800-PAVEMENT 31 74 Mike Harmon(i) Mike Harmon 14 Chevrolet MHR 32 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach 14 Toyota NET10 Wireless 33 84 Chris Fontaine Chris Fontaine 14 Toyota Glenden Enterprises 34 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson 14 Toyota Menards/Fishers Nuts 35 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb 14 Toyota Nextant/Curb Records 36 99 Bryan Silas Chris Baluch 14 Chevrolet TBA (i) equals ineligible for driver championship points Text goes here MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
19-year-old ran three Truck Series races in 2013
Teenager edges Malsam, tops qualifying for first time in truck career