Mountain Dew 250 Fast Facts

Mtn Dew 250

WHAT:   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway
   Race 22 of a 25-race schedule

WHEN:   Saturday, October 30, 2010; 3 p.m.

WHERE:   Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala.

TV/RADIO:  Live on SPEED Channel  (2:30 p.m.) and MRN Radio Network/
   Locally Live on WTDR 92.7 FM

RACE LENGTH:  250 miles (94 laps)
 
PURSE:   $624,395

QUALIFYING:  Friday, October 29, starting at 3:40 p.m. 
   Two laps, all positions – Impound.
   
DEFENDING
RACE WINNER:  Kyle Busch (2 hours, 2 min., 21 sec.)

DEFENDING
POLE SITTER:  Colin Braun (179.608 mph)

QUALIFYING
RECORD:   Mark Martin, 182.320 mph; October 2006

RACE RECORD:  Todd Bodine (1 hour, 43 min., 06 sec.) October 2008

TICKETS: Contact the Talladega Superspeedway ticket office at 1-877-Go2-DEGA or log onto to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.
  Qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series set for Friday, October 29: One-day general admission ticket is $15.  Kids age 11 and younger admitted free with a ticketed adult.
  The Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, October 30: Two-day Saturday/Sunday tickets start at $49; Single-day Saturday tickets start at $40; Kids age 11 and younger admitted free with a ticketed adult.

PARKING: Day parking for automobiles is free on Talladega Superspeedway grounds

TRACK INFO
WEB ADDRESS: www.talladegasuperspeedway.com

NOTES OF INTEREST:
NCWTS Plus Talladega = Action
Last year’s event at Talladega was the most competitive NCWTS race ever at Talladega with 10 leaders and 21 lead changes topping nine leaders and 16 lead changes from a year earlier.

Talladega Not So Much A Wild Card For Bodine
Todd Bodine is on a roll and appears to be unstoppable in the championship battle. In 21 races this season Bodine has finished outside the top 10 on only three occasions. His third place finish at Martinsville increased his margin to 282 over second place Aric Almirola.
 
Sure, Talladega is next on the schedule and can play a “wild card” role in the final four races of the season, but when it comes to restrictor plate racing, Todd Bodine is the current king. In 10 plate races – six at Daytona and four at Talladega – Bodine has won two at each track and finished in the top five in all of them.

FREE Autograph Session Friday
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will host an autograph session on Friday, Oct. 29 in the OV Hill South grandstand sections D&E from 2-3pm.  Drivers expected to attend are: Narain Karthikeyan, Grant Enfinger, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Todd Bodine, Timothy Peters, Larry Foyt, Mario Gosselin, Ricky Carmichael, James Buescher, Justin Lofton, Mike Skinner, Jason White, David Starr and Austin Dillon.  The autograph session is open to all race fans with a Friday ticket.

Hornaday Jr. Knocks Another Track Off His List
Ron Hornaday Jr. has now won at over 30 different NASCAR tracks in his career. After his fifth crew chief change of the season and a string of disappointing finishes Hornaday finally found his groove again at Martinsville winning his 47th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. It was his second victory in 2010.

Despite leading the series in most short track wins Hornaday had never won at Martinsville. The win moved him up to sixth place in the series standings – just 30 points outside the top five.

Owners’ Battle Stays Hot
With four races remaining the battle for the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owners’ championship now turns to Talladega – where Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch both have victories. 
Bodine’s team owner – Steve Germain – maintains a mere 39-point lead over Kyle Busch, who is committed to running the final four races.
 
Statistics show this battle could come down to the wire.
 
Bodine, who has four wins this season, has 11 wins at the final four tracks. In 2009 Busch won two of the final four races of the season and has five wins so far in 2010.

Fourth Generation Earnhardt at Talladega Superspeedway
Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of the track’s all-time wins leader Dale Earnhardt and son of Kerry Earnhardt, will make his Talladega Superspeedway debut in the Mountain Dew 250 Fueled by Fred’s.  Earnhardts have combined to start 96 races at Talladega Superspeedway.

Great Weather Forecast for AMP Energy Juice 500 Weekend
The weather forecast for the AMP Energy Juice 500 is perfect for racing.  The Weather Channel calls for highs in the mid-70’s Friday – Sunday with 0% chance of rain. The lows at night are forecast to be a crisp 40 degrees. 

DEGAQUE Presented by Sam’s Club
The second annual DEGAQUE Alabama Barbecue Championship, one of the world’s richest contests with $50,000 in guaranteed prize money will again be open to race fans on Saturday from 8am – 3pm.  DEGAQUE Presented by Sam’s Club is located in the display area outside Turn 4. 

Weekend Activities
For a complete listing of fan activities, race fans can check out: www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/entertainment

Pre-race Dignitaries
Members of the US Air Force Senior NCO Academy will sing the National Anthem for Saturday’s Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s – Senior Master Sargeant Shane Warye, Senior Master Sargeant Scot Divish and Master Sargeant Roger Alves.

Brian Gay of Alabama Raceway Ministries will deliver the invocation prior to the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s.

Ursula Roman, Marketing Director for Fred’s Hometown Discount Store, will wave the green flag as Honorary Starter of the Mountain Dew 250 fueled by Fred’s, while Dave Mueller, Senior Vice President of Sales for Fred’s Hometown Discount Store, will serve as Grand Marshal. 

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