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
Bryan Silas bumps Mason Mingus bringing out an early caution at Dover International Speedway.
19-year-old ran three Truck Series races in 2013
See where drivers will line up to qualify (Friday, 2:45 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) # Trk Driver Team 1 42 * Kyle Larson (i) ParkerStore Chevrolet 2 77 German Quiroga OtterBox Toyota 3 50 Wendell Chavous Dedicated to Electrical Linemen Chevrolet 4 05 * John Wes Townley Zaxby's Toyota 5 98 Johnny Sauter Nextant/Curb Records Toyota 6 35 Ross Chastain watermelon.org Toyota 7 19 Tyler Reddick # DrawTite Ford 8 31 Ben Kennedy # Heater.com Chevrolet 9 82 * Derek White OCR GAZ BAR Chevrolet 10 48 * Mason Mitchell NEEM/Wildlife Foundation Florida Ford 11 08 Ray Black Jr. ScubaLife/NASE WorldWide Chevrolet 12 74 * Jordan Anderson Living Integrity Chevrolet 13 21 Joey Coulter Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 14 51 Kyle Busch(i) ToyotaCare Toyota 15 92 * Austin Hill Goodyear Fleet HQ/Wynns/ARCO/A&D Welders Ford 16 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 17 32 Tayler Malsam Outerwall Chevrolet 18 0 * Caleb Roark Grimes Irrigation & Construction Chevrolet 19 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 20 45 * Matt Tifft Chevrolet 21 6 Norm Benning Chevrolet 22 15 * Mason Mingus # Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet 23 9 Ty Dillon(i) Qore-24 Chevrolet 24 59 * Kyle Martel Hanover Cold Storage Chevrolet 25 20 Daniel Hemric First Community Bank Chevrolet 26 36 * Scott Stenzel Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda Chevrolet 27 88 Matt Crafton Jeld-Wen/Menards Toyota 28 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. ToyotaCare Toyota 29 13 Jeb Burton Estes/Carolina Nut Company Toyota 30 63 Justin Jennings Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda Chevrolet 31 02 Tyler Young # Randco/Young's Building Systems Chevrolet 32 8 Joe Nemechek swmtx.com Toyota 33 23 * Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 34 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Oohrah! Hydration Drink Chevrolet 35 07 Todd Peck Horizon Pharma/Arthritis Foundation Chevrolet 36 99 Bryan Silas Congratulation Governor Rick Scott Chevrolet MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
See who will be in the 22nd and final NCWTS race of the 2014 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 Michael Shelton 14 Toyota Zaxby's 4 6 Norm Benning Norm Benning Kevin Dargie 14 Chevrolet TBA 5 07 Todd Peck Ken Smith Doug Weddle 14 Chevrolet TBA 6 8 Joe Nemechek Sidney Mauldin Jerry Babb 14 Toyota swmtx.com 7 08 Ray Black Jr Bobby Dotter Jason Miller 14 Chevrolet ScubaLife / NASE WorldWide 8 9 Brennan Newberry Joe Denette Ryan McKinney 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 9 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Jennifer Jo Cobb Steve Kuykendall 14 Chevrolet Oohrah! Hydration Drink 10 13 Jeb Burton Duke Thorson Jeriod Prince 14 Toyota Estes-Carolina Nut Company 11 115 Mason Mingus Billy Boat Ben Leslie 14 Chevrolet Call 811 Before You Dig 12 17 Timothy Peters Tom Deloach Marcus Richmond II 14 Toyota Red Horse Racing 13 19 Tyler Reddick Brad Keselowski Doug Randolph 14 Ford DrawTite 14 20 TBA Bob Newberry Chris Rice 14 Chevrolet Qore-24 15 21 Joey Coulter Maurice Gallagher Jr Jeff Stankiewicz 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 16 23 Spencer Gallagher Maurice Gallagher Jr Harold Holly 14 Chevrolet Allegiant Travel 17 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Chad Kendrick 14 Ford Cooper Standard 18 31 Ben Kennedy Steve Turner Doug George 14 Chevrolet Heater.com 19 32 Tayler Malsam Harry Scott Jr Shannon Rursch 14 Chevrolet Outerwall 20 35 Ross Chastain Kevin Cywinski Mark Rette 14 Toyota TBA 21 136 Blake Koch(i) Beverly Mittler Michael Mittler 14 RAM Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda 22 40 Todd Peck Michael Peck Keith Wolfe 14 Chevrolet Horizon Pharma/Arthritis Foundation 23 242 Kyle Larson(i) Steve Turner Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet ParkerStore 24 245 Matt Tifft B J McLeod Trip Bruce III 14 Chevrolet TBA 25 50 T J Bell Mark Beaver Tim Sliva 14 Chevrolet Dedicated to the Electrical Lineman 26 51 Kyle Busch(i) Kyle Busch Eric Phillips 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 27 54 Darrell Wallace Jr Kyle Busch Jerry Baxter 14 Toyota ToyotaCare 28 159 Kyle Martel William Martel William Martel 13 Chevrolet TBA 29 63 Justin Jennings Michael Mittler Michael Mittler 14 Chevrolet Mittler Bros Machine & Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda 30 77 German Quiroga Tom Deloach Butch Hylton 14 Toyota OtterBox 31 88 Matt Crafton Rhonda Thorson Carl Joiner 14 Toyota Jeld-Wen/Menards 32 92 Austin Hill Ricky Benton Michael Hester 14 Ford Goodyear Fleet HQ / Wynns / ARCO / A&D Welders 33 98 Johnny Sauter Mike Curb Jeff Hensley 14 Toyota Nextant/Curb Records 34 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
See where drivers will line up to qualify for the Lucas Oil 150 # Trk Driver Team 1 07 BJ McLeod Chevrolet 2 51 Erik Jones Dollar General Toyota 3 20 Gray Gaulding # Gemini Southern/Krispy Kreme Chevrolet 4 45 * Matt Tifft Chevrolet 5 21 Joey Coulter Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 6 15 * Mason Mingus # Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet 7 31 Ben Kennedy # Heater.com Chevrolet 8 50 Jordan Anderson Chevrolet 9 74 * Wendell Chavous Vydox Chevrolet 10 36 * Tyler Tanner Papa Murphy's Pizza/Security Imaging RAM 11 08 Korbin Forrister Chevrolet 12 14 * Austin Dillon (i) RUUD Chevrolet 13 02 Tyler Young # Randco/Young's Building Systems Chevrolet 14 99 Bryan Silas Chevrolet 15 88 Matt Crafton Menards/Hormel Toyota 16 6 Norm Benning Chevrolet 17 63 Justin Jennings Mittler Bros. Machine Tool/LG Seeds/Ski Soda Chevrolet 18 23 * Spencer Gallagher Allegiant Travel Chevrolet 19 00 * Cole Custer Haas Automation Chevrolet 20 33 * Brandon Jones Russell Chevrolet 21 9 Brennan Newberry GunBroker.com Chevrolet 22 17 Timothy Peters Red Horse Racing Toyota 23 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Grimes Irrigation & Construction Chevrolet 24 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. ToyotaCare Toyota 25 35 Akinori Ogata ENEOS Toyota 26 98 Johnny Sauter Nextant/Curb Records Toyota 27 80 * Jody Knowles Clayton Signs/Korban Partners Ford 28 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard Ford 29 77 German Quiroga Net10 Wireless Toyota 30 05 * John Wes Townley Zaxby's Toyota 31 8 John H. Nemechek swmtx.com Toyota 32 32 Ben Rhodes Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet 33 13 Jeb Burton Estes/Carolina Nut Company Toyota 34 19 Tyler Reddick # Reese Ford * Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series 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
Mason Mingus rolls off fifth on FOX Sports 1 at 5:10 p.m. ET