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Dakoda Armstrong Kansas Speedway Advance

Tuesday April 17, 2012


 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 
SFP 250 | Media Advance
Kansas Speedway |  Race 4 of 22
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Race Information: 
SFP 250
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Kansas Speedway
1.5-Mile Oval
167 laps/250 miles


Team Facts:
Current Point Standings: 22nd  
Chassis: 32
Crew Chief: Dan Stillman
Engines: TRIAD


Broadcast Information:
TV: SPEED broadcast live at 1:30 PM EST
Radio: MRN broadcast live at 1:45 PM EST

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There's No Place Like Kansas: The SFP 250 this Saturday marks the first of the 1.5-mile tracks on the schedule this season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. It will also be the last time the NCWTS competitors race on the current Kansas Speedway surface, as the track will be repaved following this weekend's activities. Rookie of the Year Contender Dakoda Armstrong is hoping that the new surface will remain consistent with the old, as he favors the current Kansas configuration. 


"Kansas doesn't have much banking, but the driver is factored into it more because of that," Armstrong explained. "I like the tracks with more character, it's a lot more fun to drive and I've done well at those types of tracks."


The No. 98 EverFi team had just a few days in the ThorSport Racing shop to prepare this week due to a rare back-to-back NCWTS race weekend schedule. The short turn around time for the crews will mean long hours, but Armstrong is excited to keep momentum going and head back to the track after a solid weekend at Rockingham Speedway.


"I feel like we're heading in the right direction and our team is starting to pull together," Armstrong said. "We're making the right changes and Dan Stillman is getting the truck to handle the way I like it, so I'm looking forward to heading to Kansas right after a good run at Rockingham. We'll be able to carry the momentum we had from last weekend and It'll be another test to help us improve and put the EverFi Tundra up towards the front."


Fertilizing with SFP: Armstrong will heading to Kansas early this week on Wednesday morning to visit with race sponsor SFP. This Saturday's event will mark SFP's first year of sponsorship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Based in Leawood, Kansas, SFP creates solutions for today's crop growers for higher efficiency and return on their fertilizer investment, as well as healthier crops. Born and raised on a 8,000 acre crop farm in Indiana, Armstrong can relate to SFP's business goals and customers. He will tour the SFP lab facility and visit with employees, local farmers and media members. 


A Look Back at Rockingham: NASCAR's return to Rockingham Speedway was welcomed by many drivers and fans alike, including ThorSport Racing's Dakoda Armstrong. With two previous races at "The Rock" to his record in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Armstrong carried confidence into Sunday's Inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine. After posting the fastest time in the final practice session and qualifying 11th for Sunday's event, Armstrong claimed a 14th place finish with the No. 98 EverFi Toyota Tundra.


Chassis History: The No. 98 EverFi team has prepared chassis No. 32 for this weekend's SFP 250. This particular chassis was used last season at Michigan and Chicago. Armstrong was en route to a top-10 finish with this truck at Michigan before he was collected in a late race incident on the backstretch. 



Dakoda Armstrong on Kansas Speedway


The last time you raced at Kansas was 2010 in ARCA. What do you remember?

I remember that Kansas seemed to be a flatter mile and a half track and I needed to use more throttle control in the ARCA race since there wasn't much banking. Not sure if that'll be similar in the trucks, but I'm still pretty optimistic because it reminds me a little of Kentucky Speedway where we had our best run last year in the truck. 



This is the first intermediate track of the year. How do you feel about your chances?

We're bringing the same truck we had at Michigan last year when we were pretty fast and a top-ten finish in sight before we were caught up in an accident on the backstretch. We didn't have the best day at Chicago with it, but we knew what we did wrong with the setup, so I'm confident that we'll have a good chance this weekend. 

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About EverFi, Inc.:

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About ThorSport Racing:

ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest tenured active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport Racing's first came at the Milwaukee Mile on July 6, 1996. NASCAR's only Ohio-based team, which has run full season schedules annually beginning in 1998, currently runs the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by Matt Crafton, the No. 13 Hot Honeys/Curb Records Toyota driven by Johnny Sauter and the No. 98 EverFi Toyota driven by Dakoda Armstrong. 


ThorSport Racing has wheeled into Victory Lane with Terry Cook, Matt Crafton, and Johnny Sauter since its inception and has finished a dominating eight times within the top 10 in points with both trucks.  In 2011, ThorSport Racing moved into a state-of-the-art, world-class, 100,000 square-foot facility in Sandusky

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