Scott Irvin Chevrolet/Craftsman 200

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1995 Scott Irvin Chevrolet/Craftsman 200
Race details[1][2]
Race 3 of 20 in the 1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series presented by Craftsman season
Date April 15, 1995 (1995-04-15)
Location Saugus Speedway in Saugus, California
Course Permanent racing facility
0.333 mi (0.536 km)
Distance 200 laps, 66.6 mi (107.1 km)
Average speed 43.526 mph (70.048 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Time 16.038 sec
Most laps led
Driver Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing
Laps 115
Winner
No. 52 Ken Schrader Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Television in the United States
Network The Nashville Network
Announcers Glenn Jarrett and Larry McReynolds

The Scott Irvin Chevrolet/Craftsman 200 was a NASCAR SuperTruck Series presented by Craftsman (now Camping World Truck Series) race held at Saugus Speedway in Saugus, California on April 15, 1995. The third of 20 races in the series' inaugural season, it was run on the shortest track the series ever competed on; it was won by Winston Cup Series regular Ken Schrader.

Report[edit]

Pole position for the race was won by Mike Skinner, who was the fastest in qualifying for the second time in the series' three races to that point. Geoff Bodine qualified second, while Ken Schrader, P. J. Jones and Butch Miller filled out the top five qualifying spots.[1] Twenty-six trucks attempted to qualify for the twenty-four truck starting grid; Pancho Carter and Mike Hurlbert failed to qualify for the event.[1]

At a length of 0.333 miles (0.536 km), Saugus Speedway was the shortest track on the series schedule.[3] Held before a record crowd,[4] the race was won by Ken Schrader, driving the No. 52 Chevrolet for Ken Schrader Racing; Schrader led 54 of the race's 200 laps, and won by 1.7 seconds over Geoff Bodine.[1] Bill Sedgwick, Butch Miller and Mike Skinner completed the top five finishers, while Ron Hornaday, Jr., Butch Gilliland, Tobey Butler, Rick Carelli and Bob Strait rounded out the top ten.[2] Early in the race Schrader was penalized to the rear of the field for causing an accident involving Jones; Jerry Glanville was given a five-lap penalty late in the race for causing an accident involving then-leader Skinner.[5]

Nine trucks finished on the lead lap;[1] twelve caution flags slowed the event for 18 laps.[1] One red-flag period for oil on the track stopped the race for 28 minutes.[6] Only two of the 24 trucks that started the race failed to finish the event, the No. 30 of Mark Gibson dropping out of the race following an accident, while the No. 14 of John Kinder retired from the event due to driver fatigue.[1]

Results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 3 52 Ken Schrader Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet 200 180
2 2 7 Geoff Bodine Geoff Bodine Racing Ford 200 170
3 11 75 Bill Sedgwick Spears Motorsports Chevrolet 200 165
4 5 98 Butch Miller Liberty Racing Ford 200 160
5 1 3 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 155
6 10 16 Ron Hornaday, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 200 150
7 12 06 Butch Gilliland Ultra Motorsports Ford 200 146
8 8 21 Tobey Butler Venable Racing Ford 200 142
9 9 6 Rick Carelli Chesrown Racing Chevrolet 200 138
10 16 37 Bob Strait Strait Racing Ford 199 134
11 6 29 Bob Keselowski K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 199 130
12 13 89 Troy Beebe Redding Motorsports Chevrolet 199 127
13 7 84 Joe Ruttman Irvan-Simo Racing Ford 198 124
14 15 31 Jack Sprague Griffin Racing Chevrolet 198 121
15 24 88 Jerry Churchill Churchill Racing Ford 194 118
16 4 1 P. J. Jones Vestar Motorsports Chevrolet 191 115
17 17 24 Scott Lagasse Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 189 112
18 24 57 Bob Walker Raul Flores Racing Chevrolet 184 109
19 21 81 Jerry Glanville Glanville Motorsports Ford 180 106
20 22 51 Kerry Teague Rosenblum Racing Chevrolet 174 103
21 18 20 Walker Evans Walker Evans Racing Dodge 172 100
22 19 30 Mark Gibson Grandaddy Racing Dodge 137 97
23 14 14 John Kinder Stroppe Motorsports Ford 117 94
24 23 38 Sammy Swindell Akins-Sutton Motorsports Ford 117 91
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1995 Scott Irvan Chevrolet / Craftsman 200". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ a b c "1995 Official Race Results : Scott Irvin Chevrolet Craftsman 200". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Archived from the original on 2005-03-07. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ Reisner, Mel (November 1, 1995). "Super Inaugural Season For SuperTruck Series". Associated Press. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  4. ^ Glick, Shav (April 20, 1995). "SuperTrucks Driving Record Attendance". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  5. ^ Glick, Shav (April 16, 1995). "Schrader Bumps Into a Wild Victory at Saugus". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  6. ^ Rodgers, Bryan (April 16, 1995). "Hornaday Keeps Truckin' for Sixth". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2014-04-01.