The Gander Trucks return to the track this weekend for a Saturday night showdown under the lights race at Kentucky Speedway.
The Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 6 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The race will be 150 laps and 225 miles.
Tyler Ankrum is the defending race winner and this weekend will mark the series 23rd race at the track.
The 1.5-mile, Sparta, Kentucky track has 17 degrees of banking in corners in Turns 1 and 2 and 14 degrees of banking in corners of Turns 3 and 4.
There’s eight degrees of banking on the frontstretch and four degrees of banking on the backstretch. The frontstretch is 1,662 feet and the backstretch is 1,600 feet.
The inaugural Gander Trucks race at Kentucky was won by Greg Biffle on June 17, 2000.
Noah Gragson holds the qualifying record at the track from July 2018 at 183.955 mph. Ben Rhodes holds the race record, also from July 2018, at 146.739 mph.
Ron Hornaday Jr. has the most wins at Kentucky (three), Austin Dillon has the most poles (two), and Matt Crafton has the most top fives (six) and top 10s (15). The most lead changes at the track was in 2011 with 18 and the fewest was in 2013 with five.
Only three of 22 races have been won from the pole and Kyle Busch has the most wins as a truck team owner with four.
The closest margin of victory in the Gander Trucks at Kentucky was in 2009 at 0.135-second and the greatest margin of victory was in 2002 at 18.197 seconds.
This weekend will be the seventh race of the season for the Gander Trucks. Grant Enfinger is the only fulltime driver in the series to have won so far this season (Daytona, Atlanta). The other five races were won by drivers that are fulltime in other series. Most recently, Xfinity Series regular Brandon Jones got his first Gander Trucks career win at Pocono Raceway.
Toyota has three of the wins, Ford has two and Chevrolet has one.
Saturday’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 will be 150 laps with Stage 1 ending on Lap 35 and Stage 2 ending on 70.