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Trucks: Homestead - Race results

Cale Gale won the Ford EcoBoost 200 race on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while James Buescher was crowned the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.
A dramatic climax to the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series saw the title effectively decided by a wreck two laps before the scheduled end of the Ford EcoBoost 200 night race at Homestead-Miami, which took out Ty Dillon who had been the most serious threat to James Buescher clinching the championship.

It's Buescher's first championship after four full-time seasons in the Truck Series, and he did it after clinching four wins over the course of the season at Kansas, Chicago and both races at Kentucky. He becomes the 12th different driver to win the title in the 18 years that the series has been running and is the second youngest, after Austin Dillon who won in 2011. It's the 15th time that the title has been decided at the final race of the season, and is the first championship success for Turner Motorsports.

After a red flag stoppage for the title-deciding wreck, Cale Gale managed to successfully out-battle Kyle Busch to claim the win in a green-white-chequered finish that saw the two cars making contact as they crossed the line just 0.014s apart. It's Gale's first win in the Trucks series in 32 starts, never having finished higher than fifth before.

Gale becomes the ninth first-time winner in 2012 and the 16th different driver to win in 22 races this season, a new series record. Gale led only the final lap of the race and has actually led only five laps in his entire Truck Series career; his margin of victory at the line ties that of Talladega in October 2007 as the seventh closest in the series' history.

Earlier, Parker Kligerman claimed pole position for the race with a lap of 31.986s (168.824mph) which equalled to the thousandth of a second the time already set by Kyle Larson. With Kligerman awarded pole based on the tiebreaker of car owner points, Larson took up position on the front row alongside the #33. It was Kligerman's second pole in 48 starts, his first pole coming at Iowa in September. In the sole practice session of the weekend on Friday, Kligerman had finished second in the timings, 0.076s behind Nelson Piquet Jr. who had topped the timesheets with a lap of 32.216s (167.619 mph) on the 1.5-mile oval.

Race results

1. #33 Cale Gale * Chevrolet 140 laps 1hrs 43mins 47secs (47/0 pts)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 140 laps + 0.014s (0pts)
3. #22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 140 laps Running (41/0 pts)
4. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 140 laps Running (41/0 pts)
5. #32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 140 laps Running (39/0 pts)
6. #13 Johnny Sauter Toyota 140 laps Running (39/1 pts)
7. #7 Parker Kligerman Toyota 140 laps Running (38/1 pts)
8. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 140 laps Running (36/0 pts)
9. #6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 140 laps Running (35/0 pts)
10. #08 Ross Chastain * Toyota 140 laps Running (34/0 pts)
11. #11 Todd Bodine Toyota 140 laps Running (34/1 pts)
12. #88 Matt Crafton Toyota 140 laps Running (32/0 pts)
13. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 140 laps Running (31/0 pts)
14. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 140 laps Running (30/0 pts)
15. #151 German Quiroga Toyota 139 laps Running (29/0 pts)
16. #81 David Starr Toyota 139 laps Running (28/0 pts)
17. #23 Jason White Ford 139 laps Running (27/0 pts)
18. #2 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 139 laps Running (26/0 pts)
19. #27 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 138 laps Running (25/0 pts)
20. #9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 138 laps Running (24/0 pts)
21. #84 Mario Gosselin Toyota 138 laps Running (23/0 pts)
22. #101 Jake Crum Chevrolet 137 laps Running (22/0 pts)
23. #8 Max Gresham * Chevrolet 137 laps Running (21/0 pts)
24. #07 Jeff Agnew Chevrolet 136 laps Running (20/0 pts)
25. #3 Ty Dillon * Chevrolet 135 laps Running (19/0 pts)
26. #225 Travis Miller Chevrolet 135 laps Running (0pts)
27. #4 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 131 laps Accident (19/2 pts)
28. #29 Ryan Blaney Ram 131 laps Accident (16/0 pts)
29. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 131 laps Running (15/0 pts)
30. #93 Ryan Lynch Chevrolet 130 laps Running (14/0 pts)
31. #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ram 129 laps Running (13/0 pts)
32. #09 John Wes Townley * Toyota 118 laps Running (12/0 pts)
33. #99 Bryan Silas * Ford 43 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #220 Dusty Davis * Toyota 28 laps Clutch (10/0 pts)
35. #38 Chris Jones Chevrolet 10 laps Brakes (9/0 pts)
36. #0 Blake Koch Ford 3 laps Transmission (0pts)

Qualifying times

1. #7 Parker Kligerman Toyota 31.986s (Leader) 168.824mph
2. #4 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 31.986s (Leader) 168.824mph
3. #3 Ty Dillon* Chevrolet 32.020s (-0.034) 168.645mph
4. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 32.066s (-0.080) 168.403mph
5. #33 Cale Gale* Chevrolet 32.125s (-0.139) 168.093mph
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 32.156s (-0.170) 167.931mph
7. #32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 32.185s (-0.199) 167.780mph
8. #9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 32.211s (-0.225) 167.645mph
9. #88 Matt Crafton Toyota 32.219s (-0.233) 167.603mph
10. #13 Johnny Sauter Toyota 32.246s (-0.260) 167.463mph
11. #22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 32.277s (-0.291) 167.302mph
12. #6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 32.282s (-0.296) 167.276mph
13. #8 Max Gresham* Chevrolet 32.380s (-0.394) 166.770mph
14. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 32.406s (-0.420) 166.636mph
15. #09 John Wes Townley* Toyota 32.430s (-0.444) 166.512mph
16. #29 Ryan Blaney Ram 32.472s (-0.486) 166.297mph
17. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 32.535s (-0.549) 165.975mph
18. #08 Ross Chastain* Toyota 32.619s (-0.633) 165.548mph
19. #11 Todd Bodine Toyota 32.637s (-0.651) 165.456mph
20. #101 Jake Crum Chevrolet 32.659s (-0.673) 165.345mph
21. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 32.666s (-0.680) 165.309mph
22. #23 Jason White Ford 32.820s (-0.834) 164.534mph
23. #220 Dusty Davis* Toyota 32.865s (-0.879) 164.309mph
24. #84 Mario Gosselin Toyota 32.897s (-0.911) 164.149mph
25. #27 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 32.932s (-0.946) 163.974mph
26. #07 Jeff Agnew Chevrolet 33.023s (-1.037) 163.522mph
27. #38 Chris Jones Chevrolet 33.026s (-1.040) 163.508mph
28. #151 German Quiroga Toyota 33.272s (-1.286) 162.299mph
29. #81 David Starr Toyota 33.304s (-1.318) 162.143mph
30. #2 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 33.475s (-1.489) 161.314mph
31. #0 Blake Koch Ford 33.568s (-1.582) 160.867mph
32. #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ram 33.636s (-1.650) 160.542mph
33. #99 Bryan Silas* Ford 33.907s (-1.921) 159.259mph
34. #93 Ryan Lynch+ Chevrolet 35.872s (-3.886) 150.535mph
35. #57 Norm Benning+ Chevrolet 36.285s (-4.299) 148.822mph
36. #225 Travis Miller Chevrolet 33.644s (-1.658) 160.504mph

Did Not Qualify

37. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 34.101s (-2.115) 158.353mph
38. #282 Sean Corr Ford 36.240s (-4.254) 149.007mph

Practice 1 times

1. #30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 32.216s (Leader) 167.619 mph
2. #7 Parker Kligerman Toyota 32.292s (-0.076) 167.224 mph
3. #33 Cale Gale* Chevrolet 32.321s (-0.105) 167.074 mph
4. #22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 32.334s (-0.118) 167.007 mph
5. #4 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 32.375s (-0.159) 166.795 mph
6. #17 Timothy Peters Toyota 32.405s (-0.189) 166.641 mph
7. #3 Ty Dillon* Chevrolet 32.478s (-0.262) 166.266 mph
8. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 32.536s (-0.320) 165.970 mph
9. #88 Matt Crafton Toyota 32.584s (-0.368) 165.726 mph
10. #6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 32.657s (-0.441) 165.355 mph
11. #32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 32.662s (-0.446) 165.330 mph
12. #29 Ryan Blaney Ram 32.719s (-0.503) 165.042 mph
13. #9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 32.750s (-0.534) 164.885 mph
14. #11 Todd Bodine Toyota 32.769s (-0.553) 164.790 mph
15. #2 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 32.809s (-0.593) 164.589 mph
16. #27 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 32.832s (-0.616) 164.474 mph
17. #8 Max Gresham* Chevrolet 32.866s (-0.650) 164.304 mph
18. #39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 32.911s (-0.695) 164.079 mph
19. #31 James Buescher Chevrolet 32.944s (-0.728) 163.915 mph
20. #09 John Wes Townley* Toyota 32.944s (-0.728) 163.915 mph
21. #13 Johnny Sauter Toyota 33.012s (-0.796) 163.577 mph
22. #08 Ross Chastain* Toyota 33.059s (-0.843) 163.344 mph
23. #220 Dusty Davis* Toyota 33.147s (-0.931) 162.911 mph
24. #07 Jeff Agnew Chevrolet 33.208s (-0.992) 162.611 mph
25. #101 Jake Crum Chevrolet 33.306s (-1.090) 162.133 mph
26. #84 Mario Gosselin Toyota 33.311s (-1.095) 162.109 mph
27. #23 Jason White Ford 33.320s (-1.104) 162.065 mph
28. #151 German Quiroga Toyota 33.374s (-1.158) 161.803 mph
29. #99 Bryan Silas* Ford 33.439s (-1.223) 161.488 mph
30. #81 David Starr Toyota 33.481s (-1.265) 161.286 mph
31. #38 Chris Jones Chevrolet 33.905s (-1.689) 159.269 mph
32. #225 Travis Miller Chevrolet 34.130s (-1.914) 158.219 mph
33. #0 Blake Koch Ford 34.514s (-2.298) 156.458 mph
34. #10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ram 34.520s (-2.304) 156.431 mph
35. #282 Sean Corr Ford 34.734s (-2.518) 155.467 mph
36. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 34.973s (-2.757) 154.405 mph
37. #57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 35.822s (-3.606) 150.745 mph
38. #93 Ryan Lynch Chevrolet 36.758s (-4.542) 146.907 mph

Camping World Truck Series championship standings

1. (--) James Buescher 808pts
2. (--) Timothy Peters 802pts (-6pts)
3. (+1) Joey Coulter 789pts (-19pts)
4. (-1) Ty Dillon* 784pts (-24pts)
5. (--) Parker Kligerman 778pts (-30pts)
6. (--) Matt Crafton 759pts (-49pts)
7. (--) Nelson Piquet Jr. 747pts (-61pts)
8. (--) Justin Lofton 710pts (-98pts)
9. (--) Johnny Sauter 678pts (-130pts)
10. (--) Miguel Paludo 668pts (-140pts)
11. (--) Jason White 635pts (-173pts)
12. (--) Cale Gale* 634pts (-174pts)
13. (--) Ron Hornaday 591pts (-217pts)
14. (--) Todd Bodine 574pts (-234pts)
15. (+1) Ryan Sieg 531pts (-277pts)
16. (-1) John Wes Townley* 521pts (-287pts)
17. (--) Ross Chastain* 502pts (-306pts)
18. (--) Bryan Silas* 471pts (-337pts)
19. (--) David Starr 423pts (-385pts)
20. (--) Dakoda Armstrong* 370pts (-438pts)
21. (--) Norm Benning 346pts (-462pts)
22. (--) Tim George Jr. 298pts (-510pts)
23. (+2) Jason Leffler 294pts (-514pts)
24. (--) Max Gresham* 291pts (-517pts)
25. (-2) Chris Fontaine 271pts (-537pts)
26. (--) Ryan Blaney 258pts (-550pts)
27. (--) Jennifer Jo Cobb 248pts (-560pts)
28. (--) Paulie Harraka* 223pts (-585pts)
29. (--) Jeff Agnew 204pts (-604pts)
30. (--) Caleb Holman* 183pts (-625pts)
31. (--) Brennan Newberry 182pts (-626pts)
32. (+2) Chris Jones 170pts (-638pts)
33. (-1) John King* 169pts (-639pts)
34. (-1) Clay Greenfield 164pts (-644pts)
35. (+3) Kyle Larson 134pts (-674pts)
36. (-1) Jeb Burton* 133pts (-675pts)
37. (+2) Jake Crum 128pts (-680pts)
38. (-2) Dennis Setzer 124pts (-684pts)
39. (-2) Johnny Chapman 119pts (-689pts)
40. (+6) German Quiroga 101pts (-707pts)
41. (-1) Rick Crawford 96pts (-712pts)
42. (-1) Chad McCumbee 92pts (-716pts)
43. (-1) Jeff Choquette 83pts (-725pts)
44. (-1) Chris Cockrum 78pts (-730pts)
45. (-1) Tyler Young* 75pts (-733pts)
46. (-1) Grant Enfinger 73pts (-735pts)
47. (--) C E Falk, Iii 53pts (-755pts)
48. (+7) Dusty Davis* 52pts (-756pts)
49. (-1) Travis Miller 51pts (-757pts)
50. (-1) B J Mcleod 50pts (-758pts)
51. (-1) Chris Lafferty 48pts (-760pts)
52. (-1) Justin Jennings 45pts (-763pts)
53. (-1) Russ Dugger 44pts (-764pts)
54. (-1) Matt Merrell 43pts (-765pts)
55. (-1) J R Fitzpatrick 42pts (-766pts)
56. (--) Todd Peck 42pts (-766pts)
57. (--) Scott Stenzel 41pts (-767pts)
58. (--) Wes Burton 37pts (-771pts)
59. (--) Ward Burton 36pts (-772pts)
60. (+11) Ryan Lynch 29pts (-779pts)
61. (-1) Ryan Reed 27pts (-781pts)
62. (-1) Ryan Hackett 27pts (-781pts)
63. (-1) Brandon McReynolds 26pts (-782pts)
64. (-1) Brandon Knupp 26pts (-782pts)
65. (-1) Peyton Sellers 24pts (-784pts)
66. (--) Mario Gosselin 23pts (-785pts)
67. (-2) Wayne Edwards 20pts (-788pts)
68. (-2) Sean Corr 19pts (-789pts)
69. (-2) Benjamin Reynolds 18pts (-790pts)
70. (-2) Brian Weber 18pts (-790pts)
71. (-2) Brent Raymer 18pts (-790pts)
72. (-2) August Grill 17pts (-791pts)
73. (-1) T.J. Duke* 13pts (-795pts)
74. (--) Todd Shafer 12pts (-796pts)
75. (-2) Caleb Roark 12pts (-796pts)
76. (-1) Adam Edwards 11pts (-797pts)

* Denotes Rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown



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