MudSummer Classic at Eldora Preview

mudsummer2013_carcash_4c%20copyIt is the most anticipated NASCAR race in years. The MudSummer Classic isn’t just another race; it’s a race that writes its own chapter in the history books. NASCAR’s return to dirt isn’t just a small thing, it’s a huge deal and that huge deal is finally here.

On Wednesday Night, July 24, 2013 the Camping World Truck Series will take to the Eldora Speedway for a night of trucks going all slideways across the track. The action starts at 8:00 PM EST with five heat races to determine the field along with an additional last chance race to determine the final four positions in the main event. The main event will consist of three segments with 60, 50, and 40 laps and 30 trucks will be in it altogether.

The weather for race day looks great with partly cloudy conditions, a high of 73 F, and only a 10% chance of rain. So it looks like we will be racing on Wednesday Night.

As always, the race will be broadcasted on SPEED. Clint Bowyer will be the special guest who will be on the broadcast throughout the night. He has a history of dirt racing so his expertise may come in handy.

Since this is a very special event, many drivers have come to the Truck Series for this one spectacular night. Some of the most well known dirt track specialists in the field include Tracy Hines (#13), Dave Blaney (#19), Kyle Larson (#30), Ryan Newman (#34), Austin Dillon (#39), JR Heffner (#44), Scott Bloomquist (#51), Ken Schrader (#52), and Kenny Wallace (#81).

Even though the race isn’t your typical Truck Series event, the points for the championship contenders will still be up for grabs. Point’s leader Matt Crafton can’t have a bad night or he may jeopardize his place atop the standings to drivers like Jeb Burton or even James Buescher. Those guys will be looking to gain some ground on Crafton since the season is just about at its homestretch.

Nothing will be normal about the MudSummer Classic and with the amount of drivers coming in along with the special format, it’s sure to be quite a show. Not your typical Truck show either, one with spraying mud, sideways trucks, and some bent up sheet metal. To watch the history unfold, all you have to tune-in to SPEED tomorrow night and I promise you won’ t be disappointed.

By Jason Schultz

Next Race- Pennsylvania Mountains 125 at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA

Entry List (Via Jayski.com)

Entry

Trk#

Driver

Sponsor

Manu

Owner

1 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops 13 Chevy Richard Childress
2 4 Jeb Burton # Arrowhead 13 Chevy Harry Scott Jr
3 5 Jason Bowles Valvoline Premium Blue 13 Chevy Richard Wauters
4 6 Jared Landers Mark Martin Automotive & Peak   Oil 13 Chevy Eddie Sharp
5 7 John Wes Townley Zaxby’s 13 Toyota Tom Deloach
6 07 Jimmy Weller III P&L Transportation 13 Chevy Ken Smith
7 8 Max Gresham Made in the USA Brand 12 Chevy Eddie Sharp
8 9 Ron Hornaday Jr. Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff 13 Chevy Joe Denette
9 10 Joe Cobb Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink /   Cool Shirt / GetAuctionAccess.com 11 RAM Jennifer Jo Cobb
10 13 Tracy Hines TBA 13 Toyota Duke Thorson
11 17 Timothy Peters Parts Plus 13 Toyota Tom Deloach
12 18 Joey Coulter Darrell Gwynn Foundation 13 Toyota Kyle Busch
13 19 Dave Blaney(i) Reese Towpower 13 Ford Brad Keselowski
14 24 Brennan Newberry Qore-24 13 Chevy Bob Newberry
15 29 Ryan Blaney Cooper Standard 13 Ford Brad Keselowski
16 30 Kyle Larson Clorox 13 Chevy Steve Turner
17 31 James Buescher Rheem 13 Chevy Steve Turner
18 32 Miguel Paludo AccuDoc Solutions 13 Chevy Steve Turner
19 34 Ryan Newman(i) Oral-B Aggressive Design 13 Chevy Steve Turner
20 39 Austin Dillon(i) RSS Racing 13 Chevy Susan Bates
21 44 JR Heffner Park East Sales, A.Colarusso and   Son 13 Chevy Robert Colarusso
22 51 Scott Bloomquist Toyota Care 13 Toyota Kyle Busch
23 52 Ken Schrader Federated Auto Parts 12 Toyota Ken Schrader
24 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. Camping World / Good Sam 13 Toyota Kyle Busch
25 57 Norm Benning Stone Mountain Guns and Gold 13 Chevy Norm Benning
26 60 Dakoda Armstrong Winfield 13 Chevy Vickie Compton
27 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point 13 Chevy Richard Childress
28 63 Justin Jennings LG Seeds 13 Chevy Michael Mitler
29 68 Clay Greenfield 1800Pavement 13 RAM Clay Greenfield
30 77 German Quiroga # OtterBox 13 Toyota Tom Deloach
31 81 Kenny Wallace(i) JEGS 13 Toyota Bobby Dotter
32 84 Jeff Babcock BulkMaterialLift.com 09 Chevy Chris Fontaine
33 88 Matt Crafton Ideal DoorsMenards 13 Toyota Rhonda Thorson
34 93 Chris Jones RSS Racing 13 Chevy Pam Sieg
35 98 Johnny Sauter Carolina Nut Co – Curb Records 13 Toyota Mike Curb
36 99 Bryan Silas Bell Trucks America, Inc. 13 Chevy Chris Baluch

 

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