Eldora Truck Race 2014 Entry List
Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars, a semi-retired short-track veteran and the underdog darling of last season’s inaugural Mudsummer Classic are scheduled to be back for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ second-ever race on dirt at Eldora Speedway next week.
Austin Dillon listed on the Eldora Truck Race 2014 Entry List and will be back to defend his golden shovel victory from 2013 in the second-annual event, scheduled next Wednesday (9 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) at the historic half-mile dirt track that Tony Stewart owns in Rossburg, Ohio. He’ll be joined by his brother, Ty Dillon, in a pair of Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets.
Ken Schrader, who won the Keystone Light Pole Award last year to become the oldest pole-winner in a NASCAR national series race, was also listed on the preliminary entry list released Wednesday. He’ll be in solid equipment in the No. 00 Toyota owned by Gene Haas.
Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson is also on the Eldora Truck Race 2014 Entry List who dazzled the crowd with his dirt-track savvy in last year’s running. Larson will be back in the No. 32 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet entry for Wednesday’s race.
Sprint Cup rookie Michael Annett is scheduled to make his first truck series start since the 2008 season in a truck owned by NTS Motorsports. He’ll be a teammate to NASCAR Next driver Gray Gaulding and Chase Pistone.
The part-time drivers will try to make progress against a steady cast of Camping World Truck Series regulars, including defending series champion and current points leader Matt Crafton. The list of full-time drivers also includes Norm Benning, who will return after his captivating drive into the main event through the last-chance qualifying race. Benning is listed with a new truck number — No. 6 instead of his traditional No. 57.
NASCAR Next driver Erik Jones, who posted his second career victory in the series’ most recent race at Iowa Speedway, is also on the entry list in the No. 51 Toyota from Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Eldora Truck Race 2014 Entry List
|00||Ken Schrader||Fenton, Missouri||Toyota||Federated Auto Parts||Gene Haas|
|0||Ryan Ellis||Ashburn, Virginia||RAM||Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink||Kenneth Grimes|
|02||Tyler Young||Midland, Texas||Chevrolet||Randco/Young’s Building Systems||Randy Young|
|2||Austin Dillon||Welcome, North Carolina||Chevrolet||American Ethanol||Richard Childress|
|3||Ty Dillon||Welcome, North Carolina||Chevrolet||TBD||Richard Childress|
|05||John Wes Townley||Watkinsville, Georgia||Toyota||Zaxby’s||Tony Townley|
|6||Norm Benning||Level Green, Pennsylvania||Chevrolet||TBA||Norm Benning|
|07||Ray Black Jr||Palm Coast, Florida||Chevrolet||TBA||Ken Smith|
|8||John Hunter Nemechek||Mooresville, North Carolina||Toyota||TBD||Sidney Mauldin|
|08||Jimmy Weller III||Hubbard, Ohio||Chevrolet||TBA||Bobby Dotter|
|9||Chase Pistone||Cornelius, North Carolina||Chevrolet||NTS Motorsports||Joe Denette|
|10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Kansas City, Kansas||RAM||Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink||Jennifer Jo Cobb|
|13||Jeb Burton||Halifax, Virginia||Toyota||Estes-Carolina Nut Company||Duke Thorson|
|14||Michael Annett||Des Moines, Iowa||Chevrolet||TMC Transports||Bob Newberry|
|17||Timothy Peters||Providence, North Carolina||Toyota||Red Horse Racing||Tom DeLoach|
|19||Tyler Reddick||Corning, California||Ford||Broken Bow Records||Brad Keselowski|
|20||Gray Gaulding||Colonial Heights, Virginia||Chevrolet||Gemini Southern||Bob Newberry|
|21||Joey Coulter||Miami Springs, Florida||Chevrolet||TBA||Maurice Gallagher Jr.|
|29||Ryan Blaney||High Point, North Carolina||Ford||Cooper Standard||Brad Keselowski|
|30||Ron Hornaday Jr||Palmdale, California||Chevrolet||Exide||Steve Turner|
|31||Ben Kennedy||Daytona Beach, Florida||Chevrolet||Heater.com||Steve Turner|
|32||Kyle Larson||Elk Grove, California||Chevrolet||Glad||Harry Scott Jr.|
|35||Mason Mingus||Brentwood, Tennessee||Toyota||Call 811||Kevin Cywinski|
|50||T.J. Bell||Reno, Nevada||Chevrolet||American Linemen||Mark Beaver|
|51||Erik Jones||Byron, Michigan||Toyota||ToyotaCare||Kyle Busch|
|54||Darrell Wallace Jr||Mobile, Alabama||Toyota||ToyotaCare||Kyle Busch|
|63||Jr Heffner||Stephentown, New York||Chevrolet||TBA||Mike Mittler|
|77||German Quiroga Jr||Mexico City, Mexico||Toyota||NET10 Wireless||Tom DeLoach|
|80||Jody Knowles||Tryone, Georgia||Ford||Clayton Signs||Trac Y Wallace|
|88||Matt Crafton||Tulare, California||Toyota||Ideal Door-Menards||Rhonda Thorson|
|98||Johnny Sauter||Necedah, Wisconsin||Toyota||Smokey Mountain-Curb Records||Mike Curb|
|99||Bryan Silas||Stuart, Florida||Chevrolet||TBA||Chris Baluch|