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The CarShield 200 presented by CK Power is a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway held since 1998, and ran until 2010 when the track closed. With new ownership in place in 2012, the race returned to the schedule in 2014.

CarShield 200 presented by CK Power
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VenueWorld Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway
LocationMadison, Illinois, United States
Corporate sponsorCarShield[1]
CK Power[2]
First race1998
Distance200 miles (321.869 km)
Laps160 (Stage 1: 35 Stage 2: 35 Stage 3: 90)
Previous namesRam 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)[3]
Most wins (driver)Ted Musgrave (2)
Most wins (team)Kevin Harvick, Inc.
Ultra Motorsports
Kyle Busch Motorsports (2)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (9)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.25 mi (2.01 km)
Turns4

Contents

Race historyEdit

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 5 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.[4]

During the 2016 race, Spencer Gallagher and John Wes Townley crashed in turn one and engaged in a fight.[5]

Past winnersEdit

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1998 Sep 19 6 Rick Carelli Chesrown Racing Chevrolet 160 200 (321.868) 2:00:17 99.764
1999 Aug 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 Sep 1 23 Johnny Benson Jr. Bill Davis Racing Toyota 160 200 (321.868) 1:55:46 103.657
2008 Sep 6 33 Ron Hornaday Jr. Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 160 200 (321.868) 2:07:51 93.86
2009 Sep 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
2011

2013
Not held
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
  • 2004 and 2009: 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.[6]

Multiple winners (drivers)Edit

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Ted Musgrave 2001, 2005

Multiple winners (teams)Edit

# Wins Team Years Won
2 Ultra Motorsports 2001, 2005
Kevin Harvick Inc. 2008, 2010
Kyle Busch Motorsports 2014, 2016

Manufacturer winsEdit

# Wins Make Years Won
9   Chevrolet 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
5   Toyota 2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016
3   Dodge 2001, 2003, 2005
2   Ford 1999, 2002

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saturday, June 22: NASCAR Truck Series-ARCA Menards Series doubleheader". World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. June 17, 2019. Archived from the original on June 17, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Jayski's Silly Season Site (March 1, 2018). "CK Power named presenting sponsor of Gateway Truck race". ESPN. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  3. ^ "Villa Lighting, Eaton electrical products to sponsor Gateway Motorsports Park's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race". Catchfence. June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Roberts, Ken (October 25, 2013). "NASCAR returns to Gateway with truck series race". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis, MO. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry (June 26, 2016). "Townley, Gallagher wreck, wrestle and then slug it out after Gateway wreck". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Pearce, Al (July 15, 2010). "NASCAR Truck Series race postponed due to power outage". Autoweek. Retrieved June 18, 2019.


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