NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: Corrigan Oil 200, Race 15 of 23, 100 Laps – 20/20/60; 200 Miles
Location: Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn (2.0-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Davis will make his fifth and final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start of the season for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) Saturday at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). He finished seventh at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start. He finished 13th at Atlanta after a pit equipment failure on the final stop. Davis was 13th at Las Vegas in the No. 4 Tundra due to a caution shortly after a green-flag pit cycle and was ninth at Texas in June.
- Saturday will mark Davis’ first Truck Series start at MIS, but he has one ARCAR Racing Series start at the Michigan track. He started seventh and finished ninth in last year’s ARCA race at the two-mile oval
- In addition to his limited schedule in the Truck Series, Davis has posted four top-five, eight top-10 finishes and one pole across the nine NASCAR K&N Pro Series East events which he has competed in this season. He has led 128 laps this season.
- Mike Hillman Jr., crew chief of the No. 51 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra, has four top-five, nine top-10 finishes and one pole in 11 starts at MIS. His best finish was second with Todd Bodine in 2010.
- Davis posted one top-five and four top-10 finishes in seven ARCA Racing Series starts in 2017 and also recorded one top-five and two top-10 finishes across three NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races. The Dawsonville, Ga., native made multiple starts in Super Late Models last year, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the prestigious All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn. Despite competing in only 13 of the 14 K&N Pro Series East races in 2016, the NASCAR Next alum finished eighth in the championship standings after posting one win (Old Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Va.), one pole, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
Spencer Davis, Driver Q&A
What racing have you done since your last truck start for KBM at Texas in June?
“Just some NASCAR K&N Pro Series racing in the No. 82 car which I work on and drive. You know we’ve been trying to finish out the year in it.”
What have you heard about racing at Michigan?
“It’s a real fast race track and real big on drafting, so the takeaways I’ve heard about is it’s sort of like Daytona and Talladega for the trucks. Drafting is going to be a real key part in that and timing for the whole race.”
Who do you go to for advice about tracks where you have never raced before?
“Actually, people like Brandon Jones, Austin Theriault and even some veterans like Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. Luckily, they are real helpful in this learning process, especially when they know they are going to race around you.”
Spencer Davis Career Highlights
- Has two top-10 finishes in four NCWTS starts in 2018
- Has posted four top-five and eight top-10 finishes in nine starts in the K&N Pro Series East races this season
- Has recorded one win, two poles, 13 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes across 29 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts from 2015-2018
- Made seven ARCA starts in 2017 with one top-five and four top-10 finishes
Spencer Davis’ No. 51 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra:
KBM-050: The No. 51 JBL/SiriusXM team will race KBM-050, for Saturday’s race at MIS. Kyle Busch won with this Tundra at Las Vegas in March and was second at Charlotte in May. Brandon Jones drove it to a fourth-place finish at Kentucky in July.
KBM Notes of Interest
- KBM drivers have collected one win, 300 laps led, eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.2 across 17 starts at Michigan
- Driver-owner Kyle Busch claimed KBM’s lone victory in the Irish Hills in 2015
- After Busch’s win at Pocono, the No. 51 team has two wins (both with Busch) and three poles (two with Busch and one with Harrison Burton), seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. The team is ranked third in the owner’s championship standings.
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (68) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner’s Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).