NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Top Kentucky Speedway Moments Countdown: 10-6
The NCWTS makes its 15th all-time Kentucky Speedway appearance Friday and we're counting down the top series moments in our historyHere are Moments 10 to 6. Check back tomorrow for our top five NCWTS moments!
Moment 10: Austin Dillon becomes the first repeat NCWTS Kentucky Speedway pole award winner and sets the standing series track qualifying record with a 179.868 mph lap on Oct. 1, 2011.
Moment 9: Ron Hornaday Jr., collects his first of an eventual three Kentucky Speedway NCWTS 225-mile race checkered flags from the 22nd starting position on July 8, 2006. He establishes the current NCWTS track record for greatest improvement from a starting position by a race winner.
Moment 8: A 225-mile NCWTS tilt serves as the first major NASCAR event in Kentucky Speedway history on June 17, 2000 and attracts more than 63,750 fans on opening weekend. Roush Racing driver Greg Biffle took home the inaugural checkered flag after crossing the finish line 2.182 ahead of Jack Sprague. Biffle went on to become the first of a current group of six Kentucky Speedway NCWTS race winners to take the series championship after posting five victories along with a combined 18 top-five finishes through 30 events.
Moment 7: Dennis Setzer scores his 15th career NCWTS victory and first at Kentucky Speedway on July 9, 2005 after leading only six laps, the first following a caution when Terry Cook's truck cut its right front tire exiting Turn 2 and connected with the backstretch wall with five laps remaining in the race. Cook firmly held the race lead at the time of the blowout and had led 78 laps of the event. He was on pace to break his 71-race win drought that dated back to August 2, 2002. Setzer later commented that his truck didn't have enough to challenge for the win if Cook's truck had stayed on the track.
Moment 6: Ron Hornaday Jr., becomes the first repeat NCWTS race winner in track history by nipping Mike Skinner by 0.135 of a second and setting the standing series track record for closest margin of victory on July 18, 2009.
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Story by Mike Schmaltz and Len Glockner