It 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)
|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|