Toyota 200 presented by CK Power
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series|
|Venue||World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway|
|Location||Madison, Illinois, U.S.|
|Corporate sponsor||Toyota (title sponsor) |
CK Power (presenting sponsor)
|Distance||200 miles (321.869 km)|
Stages 1/2: 55 each
Final stage: 50
|Previous names||Ram Tough 200 Presented by Pepsi (1998, 2001) |
Ram Tough 200 (1999)
Ram Tough 200 by Pepsi (2000)
Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 (2002–2004, 2006–2007)
Dodge Ram Tough 200 (2005)
Camping World 200 Presented by Honda Power Equipment (2008)
Copart 200 (2009)
CampingWorld.com 200 (2010)
Drivin' for Linemen 200 (2014–2017)
Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power (2018)
CarShield 200 presented by CK Power (2019–2020)
|Most wins (driver)||Ted Musgrave|
Sheldon Creed (2)
|Most wins (team)||GMS Racing (3)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Chevrolet (11)|
|Length||1.25 mi (2.01 km)|
The Toyota 200 presented by CK Power is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (formerly Gateway Motorsports Park). The race has been held each year since 1998 except for 2011, 2012 and 2013. The track closed after the 2010 race, reopened in 2012 under new ownership, and the race returned to the schedule in 2014.
Rick Carelli won the first truck race at Gateway. A year later Greg Biffle won the first night race for the series at Gateway. In 2000, the race date was moved to May, and the time of race was once again day. Jack Sprague not only won that race, but holds the average speed record for the event to this day. A year later Ted Musgrave won the event after showers moved the race back into the evening.
In 2004, the NASCAR Craftsman truck was using its version of the green-white-checkered rule, which stated that every race must end under green, for the last time. With five laps left in the race Jack Sprague cut a tire bringing out the caution. Caution would come out. On the first green-white-checkered attempt a wreck in turn 1 brought the yellow flag out again. The very next green flag saw first and second position drivers, Shane Hmiel and Bobby Hamilton get together bringing the yellow out again. On the second attempt on the back straightway, Rick Crawford's truck was involved in an accident that had the truck sliding on its side against the wall. On the fourth attempt, David Starr came out on top in a race with a record for most green-white-checkered laps and most attempts. Shortly thereafter NASCAR adopted a universal green-white-checkered rule for all three of its major series which said that if the caution flag comes out at any time during the green-white-checkered run the race will end under caution.
NASCAR-sanctioned events stopped being run at the track after the 2010 season when Dover Motorsports shut down the circuit at the end of the 2010 season. The circuits were sold to former club racer and INDYCAR Indy Lights driver Curtis Francois in 2011, who promptly brought back the NHRA tour in 2012. Francois and NASCAR successfully negotiated the Truck Series return on June 14, 2014.
In March 2018, CK Power was announced as the new presenting sponsor for the race (which they remain to this day), and in June, Villa Lighting and Eaton Electrical Products were announced as that year's title sponsors. CarShield became the title sponsor in 2019 and returned in 2020. Toyota (specifically their dealerships in or near St. Louis) became the title sponsor for the 2021 race at the track, which was the first time that it was the opening race of the Truck Series playoffs.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|1998||September 19||6||Rick Carelli||Chesrown Racing||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||2:00:17||99.764|
|1999||August 20||50||Greg Biffle||Roush Racing||Ford||160||200 (321.868)||1:47:17||111.853|
|2000||May 7||24||Jack Sprague||Hendrick Motorsports||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||1:45:31||113.726|
|2001||May 6||1||Ted Musgrave||Ultra Motorsports||Dodge||160||200 (321.868)||1:46:56||112.237|
|2002||May 5||29||Terry Cook||K Automotive Racing||Ford||160||200 (321.868)||1:49:46||109.323|
|2003||July 19||62||Brendan Gaughan||Orleans Racing||Dodge||160||200 (321.868)||2:00:37||99.489|
|2004||July 17||75||David Starr||Spears Motorsports||Chevrolet||174*||217.5 (350.032)||2:19:17||93.694|
|2005||April 30||1||Ted Musgrave||Ultra Motorsports||Dodge||160||200 (321.868)||1:58:59||100.854|
|2006||April 29||30||Todd Bodine||Germain Racing||Toyota||160||200 (321.868)||2:21:14||84.966|
|2007||September 1||23||Johnny Benson Jr.||Bill Davis Racing||Toyota||160||200 (321.868)||1:55:46||103.657|
|2008||September 6||33||Ron Hornaday Jr.||Kevin Harvick Inc.||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||2:07:51||93.86|
|2009||September 12||5||Mike Skinner||Randy Moss Motorsports||Toyota||162*||202.5 (325.892)||2:16:06||89.273|
|2010||July 17*||2||Kevin Harvick||Kevin Harvick Inc.||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||1:57:40||101.983|
|2014||June 14||54||Darrell Wallace Jr.||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||160||200 (321.868)||2:06:16||95.037|
|2015||June 13||00||Cole Custer||JR Motorsports||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||2:03:45||96.97|
|2016||June 25||4||Christopher Bell||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||160||200 (321.868)||2:14:48||89.021|
|2017||June 17||8||John Hunter Nemechek||NEMCO Motorsports||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||1:47:18||111.836|
|2018||June 23||24||Justin Haley||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||2:20:38||85.328|
|2019||June 22||45||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||1:57:27||102.171|
|2020||August 30||2||Sheldon Creed||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||160||200 (321.868)||2:00:23||99.682|
|2021||August 20||2||Sheldon Creed||GMS Racing||Chevrolet||163*||203.75 (327.63)||2:31:31||80.684|
- 2004, 2009 and 2021: The race was extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish; 2004 took four attempts at overtime.
- 2010: The race was postponed from Friday night to Saturday afternoon due to power outage.
- 2020: Race postponed from August 21 to August 30 due to schedule changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Multiple winners (drivers)
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|2||Ted Musgrave||2001, 2005|
|Sheldon Creed||2020, 2021|
Multiple winners (teams)
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|3||GMS Racing||2018, 2020, 2021|
|2||Ultra Motorsports||2001, 2005|
|Kevin Harvick Inc.||2008, 2010|
|Kyle Busch Motorsports||2014, 2016|
|# Wins||Make||Years Won|
|11||Chevrolet||1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|5||Toyota||2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016|
|3||Dodge||2001, 2003, 2005|
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