Ford Credit 125

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1995 Ford Credit 125
Race details[1][2]
Race 4 of 20 in the 1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series presented by Craftsman season
Date April 22, 1995 (1995-04-22)
Location Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, California
Course Permanent racing facility
0.500 mi (0.805 km)
Distance 125 laps, 62.5 mi (100.58 km)
Average speed 71.090 mph (114.408 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Richard Childress Racing
Time 19.813 sec
Most laps led
Driver Ron Hornaday Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Laps 106
Winner
No. 16 Ron Hornaday Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Paul Page and Jack Arute

The Ford Credit 125 was a NASCAR SuperTruck Series presented by Craftsman (now Camping World Truck Series) race held at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, California on April 22, 1995. The fourth of 20 races in the series' inaugural season, it was the first race of the series to air on network television, and was also the shortest race, at 62.5 miles (100.6 km), in series history; it was won by Ron Hornaday Jr.

Report[edit]

Pole position for the race was won by Mike Skinner, who was the fastest in qualifying for the third time in the series' four races to that point.[3] P. J. Jones qualified second, while Bill Sedgwick, Dave Rezendes and Jack Sprague filled out the top five qualifying spots.[1] Thirty-five trucks attempted to qualify for the thirty-truck starting grid; Steve McEachern, Jerry Glanville, Mike Hurlbert, Bob Jones and T. J. Clark failed to qualify for the event.[1]

The race distance of 62.5 miles (100.6 km) was the shortest in the series' history.[4] The race was won by Ron Hornaday Jr., driving the No. 16 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.; Hornaday led 106 of the race's 125 laps,[4] and won by 1.3 seconds over Bill Sedgwick.[5] Mike Bliss, polesitter Mike Skinner and Butch Miller completed the top five finishers, while Jack Sprague, Bob Keselowski, Joe Ruttman, Scott Lagasse and Sammy Swindell rounded out the top ten.[2] Nine trucks finished on the lead lap; four caution flags slowed the event for 18 laps.[1] All but one of the 30 trucks that started the race finished the event, the No. 2 of Dave Ashley dropping out of the race after 77 laps with engine failure.[1] The event, aired on ABC, was the first SuperTruck Series event to be aired on a national broadcast network.[6]

Results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 6 16 Ron Hornaday Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet 125 180
2 3 75 Bill Sedgwick Spears Motorsports Chevrolet 125 170
3 17 08 Mike Bliss Ultra Motorsports Ford 125 165
4 1 3 Mike Skinner Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 125 160
5 23 98 Butch Miller Liberty Racing Ford 125 155
6 5 31 Jack Sprague Griffin Racing Chevrolet 125 150
7 9 29 Bob Keselowski K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 125 146
8 10 84 Joe Ruttman Irvan-Simo Racing Ford 125 142
9 24 24 Scott Lagasse Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 125 138
10 7 38 Sammy Swindell Akins-Sutton Motorsports Ford 124 134
11 21 37 Bob Strait Strait Racing Ford 124 130
12 11 6 Rick Carelli Chesrown Racing Chevrolet 124 127
13 13 21 Tobey Butler Venable Racing Ford 124 124
14 2 1 P. J. Jones Vestar Motorsports Chevrolet 124 121
15 26 14 John Kinder Stroppe Motorsports Ford 124 118
16 8 25 Roger Mears Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 123 115
17 30 51 Kerry Teague Rosenblum Racing Chevrolet 123 112
18 20 10 Stan Fox Decuir Motorsports Chevrolet 123 109
19 4 7 Dave Rezendes Geoff Bodine Racing Ford 123 106
20 16 74 Gary Collins Gary Collins Racing Chevrolet 122 103
21 12 83 Steve Portenga L&M Racing Chevrolet 122 100
22 19 58 Wayne Jacks Wayne Jacks Racing Chevrolet 121 97
23 29 88 Jerry Churchill Churchill Racing Ford 121 94
24 24 57 Bob Walker Raul Flores Racing Chevrolet 121 91
25 15 89 Troy Beebe Redding Motorsports Chevrolet 119 88
26 22 87 John Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 119 85
27 28 20 Walker Evans Walker Evans Racing Dodge 114 82
28 14 99 Pancho Carter Enerjetix Motorsports Chevrolet 111 79
29 18 06 Butch Gilliland Ultra Motorsports Ford 111 76
30 24 2 Dave Ashley Ultra Motorsports Ford 77 73
Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "1995 Ford Credit 125". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "1995 Official Race Results : Ford Credit 125". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ "NHL Closing In on '98 Olympics?". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. April 22, 1995. p. C13. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ a b Marx, Bill (July 29, 2010). "NASCAR Number: This week's daily double". Sporting News. Archived from the original on 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Also..." The Ledger. Lakeland, FL. April 23, 1995. p. 5D. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Truck Series Returns To Network TV". Motor Racing Network. March 29, 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-25.