1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
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The 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was the fifth season of the Craftsman Truck Series, the third highest stock car racing series sanctioned by NASCAR in the United States. Jack Sprague of Hendrick Motorsports was crowned champion.

Teams and driversEdit

List of full-time teams at the start of 1999.

Team Truck(s) # Driver(s) Listed Owner(s) Crew Chief
Addington Racing Chevrolet Silverado 60 Andy Houston Mike Addington Rick Ren
Bobby Hamilton Racing Dodge Ram 18 Joe Ruttman Bobby Hamilton Eddie Jones
Brevak Racing Ford F-150 31 Kevin Cywinski Shelly Brevak Joe Shear Jr.
Chesrown Racing Chevrolet Silverado 06 Rick Carelli Marshall Chesrown Rodney Haygood
Circle Bar Racing Ford F-150 14 Rick Crawford Tom Mitchell George Church
CJ Racing Ford F-150 27 Ernie Cope (R) Mike Albernaz Mike Albernaz
Conely Racing Chevrolet Silverado 07 Tom Hubert John Conely John Conely
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet Silverado 16 Ron Hornaday Jr. Dale Earnhardt Sandy Jones
Gloy/Rahal Racing Ford F-150 55 Ron Barfield Tom Gloy Kevin Caldwell
Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 24 Jack Sprague Rick Hendrick Dennis Connor
Impact Motorsports Dodge Ram 25 Randy Tolsma David Hodson Gary Showalter
86 Stacy Compton Kevin Cram
K Automotive Racing Dodge Ram 01 Dennis Setzer Kay Keselowski Howard Comstock
Ken Schrader Racing Chevrolet Silverado 52 Scott Hansen (R) Ken Schrader Wally Brown
L&R Racing Dodge Ram 90 Lance Norick Ron Norick Mike Cheek
Liberty Racing Ford F-150 98 Kevin Harvick Jim Herrick Roland Wlodyka
McCray Racing Chevrolet Silverado 42 Rick McCray Sandy McCray Rickey McCray
McGlynn Racing Chevrolet Silverado 00 Ryan McGlynn (R) Raynard McGlynn Raynard McGlynn
Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Ford F-150 46 Rob Morgan David Dollar Tim Murphy
Petty Enterprises Dodge Ram 43 Jimmy Hensley Richard Petty Fred Wanke
Phelon Motorsports Ford F-150 66 Mike Stefanik (R) Dale Phelon Emory Donaldson
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Silverado 03 Jay Sauter Richard Childress Todd Berrier
Roush Racing Ford F-150 50 Greg Biffle Jack Roush Randy Goss
99 Mike Bliss Matt Chambers
SealMaster Racing Chevrolet Silverado 88 Terry Cook Duke Thorson Chris Showalter
Sonntag Racing Chevrolet Silverado 73 David Starr (R) Kim Sonntag Joey Sonntag
Spears Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado 75 Marty Houston (R) Wayne Spears Freddy Fryar
Steele Racing Ford F-150 21 Tim Steele (R) Harold Steele Tom Sokoloski
Ultra Motorsports Ford F-150 02 Mike Wallace Marlene Smith Tim Kohuth

RacesEdit

Florida Dodge Dealers 400KEdit

The Florida Dodge Dealers 400K was held March 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Randy Tolsma won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Mike Wallace
  2. 66-Mike Stefanik
  3. 86-Stacy Compton
  4. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  5. 60-Andy Houston
  6. 31-Kevin Cywinski
  7. 52-Scott Hansen
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 18-Butch Miller
  10. 6-Rick Carelli

Failed to qualify: none

Chevy Trucks NASCAR 150Edit

The Chevy Trucks NASCAR 150 was held March 27 at Phoenix International Raceway. Jack Sprague won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 60-Andy Houston
  4. 86-Stacy Compton
  5. 1-Dennis Setzer
  6. 14-Rick Crawford
  7. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 3-Jay Sauter
  9. 31-Kevin Cywinski
  10. 99-Mike Bliss

Failed to qualify: none

NAPACARD 200Edit

The NAPACARD 200 was held April 3 at Evergreen Speedway. Ron Hornaday Jr. won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 55-Ron Barfield
  4. 86-Stacy Compton
  5. 2-Mike Wallace
  6. 6-Rick Carelli
  7. 1-Dennis Setzer
  8. 99-Mike Bliss
  9. 98-Kevin Harvick
  10. 50-Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: none

Dodge California Truckstop 300Edit

The Dodge California Truckstop 300 was held April 10 at Mesa Marin Raceway. Stacy Compton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6-Rick Carelli
  2. 98-Kevin Harvick
  3. 86-Stacy Compton
  4. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  5. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  6. 1-Dennis Setzer
  7. 24-Jack Sprague
  8. 2-Mike Wallace
  9. 18-Butch Miller
  10. 31-Kevin Cywinski

Failed to qualify: Larry Carnes (#36)

NAPA 250Edit

The NAPA 250 was held April 17 at Martinsville Speedway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  2. 86-Stacy Compton
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 31-Kevin Cywinski
  5. 50-Greg Biffle
  6. 99-Mike Bliss
  7. 25-Randy Tolsma
  8. 44-Ernie Irvan
  9. 6-Rick Carelli
  10. 98-Kevin Harvick

Failed to qualify: Ronnie Newman (#82), Carl Long (#91), Brian Sockwell (#54), Ronnie Hornaday (#97), Billy Venturini (#35), Ronnie Hoover (#28), Ryan McGlynn (#00), Shane Jenkins (#81)

Memphis 200Edit

The Memphis 200 was held May 8 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Greg Biffle won the pole. Rick Carelli suffered near-fatal injuries in a lap 12 crash during this race.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 98-Kevin Harvick
  3. 3-Jay Sauter
  4. 86-Stacy Compton
  5. 1-Dennis Setzer
  6. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  7. 60-Andy Houston
  8. 25-Randy Tolsma
  9. 24-Jack Sprague
  10. 18-Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: Billy Venturini (#35), Michael Dokken (#64), Shane Jenkins (#81)

NAPA 300KEdit

The NAPA 300K was held May 16 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Mike Bliss won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 2-Mike Wallace
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 98-Kevin Harvick
  4. 60-Andy Houston
  5. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  6. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  7. 55-Ron Barfield
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 3-Jay Sauter
  10. 18-Butch Miller

Failed to qualify: none

O'Reilly Auto Parts 200Edit

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 200 was held May 22 at I-70 Speedway. Stacy Compton won the pole. This was also the first start for Jamie McMurray in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 1-Dennis Setzer
  3. 60-Andy Houston
  4. 86-Stacy Compton
  5. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  6. 31-Kevin Cywinski
  7. 66-Mike Stefanik
  8. 25-Randy Tolsma
  9. 99-Mike Bliss
  10. 50-Greg Biffle

Failed to qualify: none

Coca-Cola Family 200Edit

The Coca-Cola Family 200 was held June 5 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 86-Stacy Compton
  3. 31-Kevin Cywinski
  4. 60-Andy Houston
  5. 1-Dennis Setzer
  6. 98-Kevin Harvick
  7. 3-Jay Sauter
  8. 27-Lonnie Rush Jr.
  9. 50-Greg Biffle
  10. 52-Scott Hanson

Failed to qualify: none

Pronto Auto Parts 400KEdit

The Pronto Auto Parts 400K was held June 11 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jay Sauter won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Dennis Setzer
  2. 3-Jay Sauter
  3. 50-Greg Biffle
  4. 2-Mike Wallace
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 99-Mike Bliss
  7. 60-Andy Houston
  8. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  9. 86-Stacy Compton
  10. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.

Failed to qualify: Randy Renfrow (#6)

Grainger 225Edit

The inaugural Grainger 225 was held June 18 at Portland International Raceway. Boris Said won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 99-Mike Bliss
  3. 87-Ron Fellows
  4. 88-Terry Cook
  5. 44-Boris Said
  6. 25-Randy Tolsma
  7. 60-Andy Houston
  8. 3-Jay Sauter
  9. 1-Dennis Setzer
  10. 18-Joe Ruttman

Failed to qualify: none

Bully Hill Vineyards 150Edit

The Bully Hill Vineyards 150 was held June 26 at Watkins Glen International. Ron Fellows won the pole. Ron Fellows Led most of the laps to win.

Top Ten Results

  1. 87-Ron Fellows
  2. 2-Mike Wallace
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 50-Greg Biffle
  5. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  6. 3-Jay Sauter
  7. 98-Kevin Harvick
  8. 60-Andy Houston
  9. 90-Lance Norick
  10. 14-Rick Crawford

Failed to qualify: none

DieHard 200Edit

The DieHard 200 was held July 3 at The Milwaukee Mile. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 14-Rick Crawford
  4. 2-Mike Wallace
  5. 99-Mike Bliss
  6. 1-Dennis Setzer
  7. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  8. 25-Randy Tolsma
  9. 3-Jay Sauter
  10. 86-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: none

Federated Auto Parts 250Edit

The Federated Auto Parts 250 was held July 10 at Nashville Speedway USA. Tim Steele won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Dennis Setzer
  2. 98-Kevin Harvick
  3. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 18-Joe Ruttman
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 60-Andy Houston
  7. 55-Ron Barfield
  8. 66-Mike Stefanik
  9. 21-Tim Steele
  10. 31-Kevin Cywinski

Failed to qualify: B. A. Wilson (#85), Ronnie Newman (#82), Scotty Sands (#47), Steve Stevenson (#11)

NAPA AutoCare 200Edit

The NAPA AutoCare 200 was held July 18 at Nazareth Speedway. Greg Biffle won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 99-Mike Bliss
  3. 52-Scott Hansen
  4. 3-Jay Sauter
  5. 25-Randy Tolsma
  6. 75-Marty Houston
  7. 1-Dennis Setzer
  8. 66-Mike Stefanik
  9. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 86-Stacy Compton

Failed to qualify: none

goracing.com 200Edit

The inaugural goracing.com 200 was held July 24 at Michigan International Speedway. Stacy Compton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 3-Jay Sauter
  3. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 24-Jack Sprague
  5. 18-Joe Ruttman
  6. 86-Stacy Compton
  7. 66-Mike Stefanik
  8. 1-Dennis Setzer
  9. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  10. 8-Jim Sauter

Failed to qualify: none

Pennzoil/VIP Discount Auto Center 200Edit

The Pennzoil/VIP Discount Auto Center 200 was held August 1 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Top Ten Results

  1. 1-Dennis Setzer
  2. 2-Mike Wallace
  3. 86-Stacy Compton
  4. 50-Greg Biffle
  5. 14-Rick Crawford
  6. 99-Mike Bliss
  7. 60-Andy Houston
  8. 24-Jack Sprague
  9. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  10. 25-Randy Tolsma

Failed to qualify: none

Power Stroke 200 by FordEdit

The Power Stroke 200 by Ford was held August 5 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Dennis Setzer won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 86-Stacy Compton
  3. 2-Mike Wallace
  4. 98-Kevin Harvick
  5. 99-Mike Bliss
  6. 3-Jay Sauter
  7. 1-Dennis Setzer
  8. 60-Andy Houston
  9. 25-Randy Tolsma
  10. 18-Joe Ruttman

Failed to qualify: Andy Hillenburg (#48), Kevin Sasser (#65), Mike Clark (#38), Tom Bambard (#17), Brad Means (#92)

Ram Tough 200Edit

The Ram Tough 200 was held August 20 at Gateway International Raceway. Stacy Compton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 1-Dennis Setzer
  3. 24-Jack Sprague
  4. 86-Stacy Compton
  5. 2-Mike Wallace
  6. 66-Mike Stefanik
  7. 18-Joe Ruttman
  8. 99-Mike Bliss
  9. 14-Rick Crawford
  10. 43-Jimmy Hensley

Failed to qualify: Ross Thompson (#94), Chris Horn (#58), Steve Stevenson (#11)

O'Reilly Auto Parts 275Edit

The O'Reilly Auto Parts 275 was held August 28 at Heartland Park Topeka. Boris Said won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 99-Mike Bliss
  2. 44-Boris Said
  3. 3-Jay Sauter
  4. 14-Rick Crawford
  5. 46-Rob Morgan
  6. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  7. 18-Joe Ruttman
  8. 50-Greg Biffle
  9. 2-Mike Wallace
  10. 66-Mike Stefanik

Failed to qualify: Randy Briggs (#53), Bow Carpenter (#37)

Virginia Is For Lovers 200Edit

The Virginia Is For Lovers 200 was held September 9 at Richmond International Raceway. Bobby Hamilton won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  3. 1-Dennis Setzer
  4. 2-Mike Wallace
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 60-Andy Houston
  7. 45-Rich Bickle
  8. 25-Randy Tolsma
  9. 41-Randy Renfrow
  10. 34-Adam Petty

Failed to qualify: Brian Sockwell (#54), Boris Said (#44), B. A. Wilson (#85), Jerry Kobza (#11)

Orleans 250Edit

The Orleans 250 was held September 24 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Stacy Compton won the pole. Greg Biffle was penalized 120 points after the race for an illegal intake manifold on his truck.

Top Ten Results

  1. 50-Greg Biffle
  2. 24-Jack Sprague
  3. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  4. 1-Dennis Setzer
  5. 3-Jay Sauter
  6. 86-Stacy Compton
  7. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  8. 14-Rick Crawford
  9. 98-Kevin Harvick
  10. 88-Terry Cook

Failed to qualify: Auggie Vidovich (#5), Tommy Croft (#71), Bobby Register (#36), Milan Garrett (#35), Dwayne Leik (#81), Rick Ware (#51), Bill Sedgwick (#44)

Kroger 225Edit

The Kroger 225 was held October 8 at Louisville Motor Speedway. Jimmy Hensley won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Jay Sauter
  2. 2-Mike Wallace
  3. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  4. 98-Kevin Harvick
  5. 24-Jack Sprague
  6. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  7. 14-Rick Crawford
  8. 1-Dennis Setzer
  9. 66-Mike Stefanik
  10. 18Joe Ruttman

Failed to qualify Frank Kimmel (#69), Ryan McGlynn (#00), Wayne Edwards (#77), Martin Truex (#68), Tom Powers (#5), Randy Briggs (#53), Phil Bonifield (#23), Scotty Sands (#47), Jerry Kobza (#11), Rick McCray (#42)

O'Reilly 300Edit

The O'Reilly 300 was held October 15 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jay Sauter won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3-Jay Sauter
  2. 50-Greg Biffle
  3. 1-Dennis Setzer
  4. 2-Mike Wallace
  5. 25-Randy Tolsma
  6. 88-Terry Cook
  7. 18-Joe Ruttman
  8. 60-Andy Houston
  9. 29-Bob Keselowski
  10. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.

Failed to qualify: Jay Stewart (#33), Tommy Croft (#71), Rick Ware (#51), Rick McCray (#23), Ross Thompson (#92)

NAPA Auto Parts 200Edit

The NAPA Auto Parts 200 was held October 30 at California Speedway. Andy Houston won the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 24-Jack Sprague
  2. 18-Joe Ruttman
  3. 86-Stacy Compton
  4. 04-Bobby Hamilton
  5. 99-Mike Bliss
  6. 16-Ron Hornaday Jr.
  7. 50-Greg Biffle
  8. 43-Jimmy Hensley
  9. 66-Mike Stefanik

Failed to qualify: Ross Thompson (#92), Tom Powers (#5), Milan Garrett (#85), Mark Gibson (#59)

Final points standingsEdit

  1. Jack Sprague – 3747
  2. Greg Biffle – 3739
  3. Dennis Setzer – 3639
  4. Stacy Compton – 3623
  5. Jay Sauter – 3543
  6. Mike Wallace – 3494
  7. Ron Hornaday Jr. – 3488
  8. Andy Houston – 3359
  9. Mike Bliss – 3294
  10. Jimmy Hensley – 3280
  11. Randy Tolsma – 3173
  12. Kevin Harvick – 3139
  13. Mike Stefanik – 3074
  14. Rick Crawford – 3018
  15. Terry Cook – 2838
  16. Kevin Cywinski – 2777
  17. Ron Barfield – 2743
  18. Scott Hansen – 2719
  19. Rob Morgan – 2458
  20. Lance Norick – 2313
  21. Joe Ruttman – 2275
  22. David Starr – 2132
  23. Marty Houston – 1958
  24. Lonnie Rush Jr. – 1408
  25. Tim Steele – 1385
  26. Bryan Reffner – 1274
  27. Rick McCray – 1254
  28. Butch Miller – 1188
  29. Ryan McGlynn – 1089
  30. Randy Renfrow – 1055
  31. Phil Bonifield – 972
  32. B. A. Wilson – 796
  33. Rick Carelli – 739
  34. Boris Said – 725
  35. Ron Fellows – 578
  36. Bobby Hamilton – 539
  37. Ronnie Hornaday – 534
  38. Bob Keselowski – 507
  39. Ross Thompson – 480
  40. Randy MacDonald – 470
  41. Brad Bennett – 464
  42. Jamie McMurray – 464
  43. Stan Boyd – 452
  44. Michael Dokken – 405
  45. Brian Sockwell – 380
  46. Tom Hubert – 373
  47. Jerry Glanville – 352
  48. Ronnie Newman – 332
  49. Ernie Cope – 328
  50. Shane Jenkins – 314

Rookie of the YearEdit

Mike Stefanik, driving in the series full-time in the #66 Phelon Motorsports car after having won the series championship in both the Busch North Series and the Featherlite Modified Series in the previous two seasons, managed to get nine top-tens en route to winning Rookie of the Year honors. Runner-up Scott Hansen had three top-tens in a Ken Schrader-owned truck, while David Starr drove 24 races for various owners. Marty Houston, Phil Bonifield, Ryan McGlynn, and former ARCA champion Tim Steele ran limited schedules during the season. Nipper Alsup, Ernie Cope, Mike Clark, and Randy Nelson all failed to meet the minimum requirements to contend for the top Rookie honors.

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