Buckle Up in Your Truck 225

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Buckle Up in Your Truck 225
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Venue Kentucky Speedway
Location Sparta, Kentucky, United States
Corporate sponsor Kentucky Transportation Cabinet[1]
First race 2011
Distance 225 miles (362 km)
Laps 150 (Stage 1: 35 Stage 2: 35 Stage 3: 80)
Previous names UNOH 225 (2011–2015)
Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (2016–)
Most wins (driver) Kyle Busch (2)
Most wins (team) Kyle Busch Motorsports (4)
Most wins (manufacturer) Toyota (5)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4

The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 is a 225-mile-long (362 km) annual race NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race held at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. Kentucky received a second date beginning in 2011 as part of NASCAR's latest round of schedule realignment; since 2000 the track had always held a Truck Series event. For that race, see Kentucky 201.[2]

History[edit]

In the inaugural UNOH 225, which was held on July 7, 2011, Johnny Sauter won the pole position, but Kyle Busch won the race during a green-white-checkered finish.[3] Busch started in the last position after missing the drivers meeting held earlier that day.[4]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2011 July 7 18 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 152* 228 (366.93) 1:54:08 119.86
2012 June 28 31 James Buescher Turner Motorsports Chevrolet 150 225 (362.102) 1:51:16 121.33
2013 June 27 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 150 225 (362.102) 1:45:50 127.559
2014 June 26 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 150 225 (362.102) 1:43:05 130.962
2015 July 9 88 Matt Crafton ThorSport Racing Toyota 145* 217.5 (350.032) 1:51:17 117.268
2016 July 7 9 William Byron Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 150 225 (362.102) 1:55:41 116.698
2017 July 6–7* 4 Christopher Bell Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 150 225 (362.102) 1:59:47 112.703
  • 2011: This race was extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish.
  • 2015: The race was shortened due to damage to the catchfence from Ben Kennedy's wreck.
  • 2017: Race started Thursday but ended shortly after midnight Friday due to a rain delay.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Kyle Busch 2011, 2014

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
4 Kyle Busch Motorsports 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
5 Japan Toyota 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
2 United States Chevrolet 2012, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kentucky Speedway news". WLW. February 4, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kentucky Speedway to host two Truck Series races in 2011". CBS Sports. September 3, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2011 UNOH 225". 7 July 2011. Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Busch goes last to first for Kentucky victory". July 8, 2011. NASCAR. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 


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