An upset Johnny Sauter comments on his penalty that cost him the victory, and others discuss their top-five runs in Texas.
Justin Lofton will lineup first in Friday's WinStar World Casino and Resort 400
After Race 15 of the 2014 season at Chicagoland Speedway
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See the full lineup of NASCAR programming for the week RELATED: Track your picks in the Perfect Chase Grid Challenge and Chase Battle Grid Presented by Toyota All times ET Monday, September 15 5 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 6:30 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub (re-air), FOX Sports 2 7 p.m., NASCAR America, NBC Sports Network Tuesday, September 16 10:00 a.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at Chicagoland (re-air), FOX Sports 1 12:30 p.m, The 10 Greatest Truck Series Moments (re-air), FOX Sports 1 5 p.m., NASCAR America, NBC Sports Network 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 7 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub (re-air), FOX Sports 2 Wednesday, September 17 5 p.m., NASCAR America, NBC Sports Network 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 7 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub (re-air), FOX Sports 2 Thursday, September 18 5 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1 5 p.m., NASCAR America, NBC Sports Network 6:30 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub (re-air), FOX Sports 2 Friday, September 19 11 a.m., NASCAR Race Hub Special (re-air), FOX Sports 1 Noon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice, FOX Sports 1 1:30 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice, FOX Sports 1 2:30 p.m., NASCAR Live, FOX Sports 1 3 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice, FOX Sports 1 4:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 6 p.m., NASCAR Live, FOX Sports 1 6:30 p.m., NASCAR Nationwide Series Final Practice, FOX Sports 1 7:30 p.m., NASCAR Live, FOX Sports 1 4 a.m. (Sat.), The 10 NASCAR;s Millennium Moments (re-air), FOX Sports 1 4:30 a.m. (Sat.), NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying (re-air), FOX Sports 1 Saturday, September 20 9 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice, FOX Sports 1 10 a.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 11:30 a.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice, FOX Sports 1 12:30 p.m., NCWTS SetUp, FOX Sports 1 12:30 p.m., TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Race at Austin, FOX Sports 2 1 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at New Hampshire, FOX Sports 1 7:30 p.m., NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Kentucky, ESPNEWS 12:30 a.m. (Sun.), NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at New Hampshire (re-air), FOX Sports 2 Sunday, September 21 Noon, NASCAR RaceDay, FOX Sports 1 1 p.m., NSCS Countdown, ESPN 2 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at New Hampshire, ESPN 7 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lane, FOX Sports 1 12:30 a.m. (Mon.), NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at New Hampshire (re-air), ESPN 2 3 a.m. (Mon.), NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at New Hampshire (re-air), FOX Sports 1 5:30 a.m. (Mon.), NASCAR Victory Lane (re-air), FOX Sports 1 (The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Race at Austin will re-air on Sunday on FOX. Check your local listings for the time in your area.) MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceVie FULL CHASE COVERAGE • Chase hub page • Chase Grid games • #MyChaseNation
Get the on-track times for all the NASCAR action RELATED: Play Perfect Chase Grid Challenge for chance at $100,000 prize All times ET TV LISTINGS / BUY TICKETS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE / BUY TICKETS FOR KENTUCKY / WEEKEND TRACK EVENTS This week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway , while the NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to Kentucky Speedway. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: ON TRACK -- 9:30-10:50 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice ( Follow live ) -- Noon-1:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 1:30-2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 3-4:25 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 3:30-4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice -- 4:40 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 6:30-7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) GARAGECAM ( Watch live ) -- 11:30 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GarageCam -- 2:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series GarageCam SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: ON TRACK -- 9-9:50 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 10:10 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 11:30 a.m-12:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice, FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 1 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 175 (175 laps, 185.15 miles), FOX Sports 1 ( Follow live ) -- 4:10 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying ( Follow live ) -- 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), ESPNEWS ( Follow live ) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21: ON TRACK -- 2 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 (300 laps, 317.4 miles), ESPN ( Follow live ) Text goes here MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: NASCAR Chase Grid games WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Four-time Truck Series champion will be back in action at Las Vegas and Texas NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ron Hornaday Jr. will return to competition later this year in a deal put together by sponsor Rheem and NTS Motorsports with technical support from Richard Childress Racing . In a release posted on its web site, Rheem said the Atlanta, Georgia, based company would sponsor an entry for Hornaday for two of the final seven races in the series –- the Sept. 27 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as well as the Oct. 31 event at Texas Motor Speedway . According to the company, Rheem "has been working to find the best available truck equipment, crew and technical expertise in an effort to return Hornaday to the truck series before the end of the 2014 season." Hornaday, with funding provided in part by Rheem, was fourth in points when Turner Scott Motorsports officials ceased operations for the No. 30 team earlier this month. He did not compete at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park , dropping to sixth in points, and is not in Saturday night's Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway . NTS currently fields two Truck Series teams with Brennan Newberry and Gray Gaulding as the primary drivers for those teams and the organization has also had Michael Annett, Austin Dillon , John King , Justin Lofton , Chase Pistone and Jason White drive trucks for them this year. It is expected that the Hornaday team will be in addition to those two teams. "Rheem is pleased to play a part in bringing Ron Hornaday back to where he belongs … racing trucks to win and bringing excitement and enjoyment to Camping World Truck Series fans," Ed Raniszeski, managing director for Rheem Motorsports, said. "None of this would have been possible without the solid support of NTS Motorsports and RCR. "We all welcome Ron back and can't wait to see him back in the saddle." Hornaday is a four-time series champion, winning Truck Series titles in 1996, '98, 2007 and '09. He has 51 career wins in the series. 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
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