NASCAR Race Review: SFP 250


Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. On Saturday, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series raced the SFP 250 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile fairly flat D-shaped oval track. Saturday morning 2 Tim George, Jr. captured the Pole position with a speed of 172.436 mph and 31.316 seconds around the track. 18 Jason Leffler starts next to him on the front row. Mike Harmon and Dennis Setzer failed to qualify for the race. It was sunny and windy in Kansas City.

2 Tim George, Jr. has a good start, but 18 Jason Leffler quickly overtakes him to lead the first lap. 27 Jeb Burton scrubs the wall, bringing out the first caution. He got going too fast into the corner and blew the tire. They restart with 18 on the bottom and 23 Jason White on the outside. 18 and 23 race for the lead. 23 takes the lead. 18 comes back and they race for the lead, but 23 keeps the lead.

31 James Buescher and 6 Justin Lofton race for third. 08 Ross Chastain is smoking and heads for the garage. 31 drives under 18 for second and catches leader 23. 6 and 11 Todd Bodine race side by side and 11 gets by. 17 Timothy Peters has a vibration. 30 Nelson Piquet, Jr. races with 6 but can’t get by. 31 and 23 race for the lead and 31 takes the lead.

The second caution comes out for debris. 39 Ryan Sieg gets his lap back. 23 is overheating with water blowing out. They take off some tape to cool the truck down. 11 and 31 come out of the pits first and 11 chooses the outside. 22 Joey Coulter has a slow start and the other trucks around him have to scramble to not get into him.

The third caution comes out when 5 Paulie Harraka gets loose into 9 Ron Hornaday, causing them both to spin. 81 David Starr slides into 5, 12 Russ Dugger gets into 81 and 14 Brennan Newberry slides with 81. 9 manages to not get into anything while sliding near the wall. 31 takes the lead. 23 and 17 race side by side for sixth and 17 gets by.

The fourth caution comes out when 24 Max Gresham drives under 33 Cale Gale and spins out. 9 gets by. 65 Scott Stenzel gets back onto the lead lap. 2 keeps jumping out of gear and has lost a lot of track position. With one lap to go for the restart, 13 Johnny Sauter pits for more fuel. 9 gets by 6 for eighth. 30 gets by 18. 23 and 19 Brad Keselowski race side by side with 88 Matt Crafton right behind. 17 gets by 29 Parker Kligerman into third. 22 drives under 29. 31 and 17 race for third. 18 is running out of fuel and has to make a pit stop. He gets to his pit stall, so there is no caution. 88, 30 and 17 start Green Flag Pitting.

The fifth caution comes out with 70 laps to go for debris. Those who pitted while the race was Green take the wave around so that the leaders are up front. 22 is slow on the track to get into his proper spot. 31 and 19 are up front and 19 takes the lead. 29 gets by 11. 17 gets by 33 for fifth. 31 and 19 race for the lead and 31 takes the lead, driving under 19. 3 Ty Dillon gets by 33 6 and 33 race for position. 17 gets by 19 into second and pits to start another round of Green Flag Pitting. 30 gets by 9. Something is wrong with 13. 98 Dakoda Armstrong leads.

19 is back in the lead, taking two tires. 31 takes the lead with four tires. 30 gets by 11 for fourth. 17 gets by 19 for second. 31 James Buescher wins the SFP 250, his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win. 17 Timothy Peters finishes second followed by 19 Brad Keselowski, 30 Nelson Piquet, Jr., 11 Todd Bodine, 9 Ron Hornaday, 6 Justin Lofton, 29 Parker Kligerman, 3 Ty Dillon and 32 Miguel Paludo for the top ten. Timothy Peters stays in the points lead with James Buescher moving up two spots into second, just four points behind. Justin Lofton and Ty Dillon each fall one spot into third and fourth. Nelson Piquet, Jr. moves up one into fifth while Parker Kligerman falls a spot to sixth. Ron Hornaday moves up two positions into seventh. John King, Jason White and Matt Crafton complete the top ten in points.

Brought to you by Sheila Hawley. I Love NASCAR racing.

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