NASCAR Nationwide Series Gardner Denver 200 Notes and Entry List

NationwideTelevision Coverage

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN – 2:30pm/et
  • Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch.

Event Schedule
Times are local to the Track

Thursday, June 19th
6:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, June 20th
6:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
10:30 AM NNS SPOTTERS & ROOKIES MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM-1:00 PM NNS PRACTICE
1:30 PM 2:55 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, June 21st
6:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:40 AM (11:40 AM/ET) NNS QUALIFYING(ESPN2)
11:50 AM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE AREA)
1:15 PM NNS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
1:45 PM (2:45 PM/ET) NNS RACE (50 LAPS, 202.4 MILES)(ABC)
2:15 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials

Set limits: 7 sets for the event

Tire Code: D-4590 (same on all four tire positions)

Tire Circumference: 88.58 in. (2,250 mm)

Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front — 23 psi; Right Front — 23 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi; Right Rear — 20 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 22 psi; Right Front — 20 psi; Left Rear — 17 psi; Right Rear — 17 psi

Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will run the same Goodyear tire code (D-4590) on all four tire positions at Road America . . . this is the same tire these teams ran at this course last season . . . Nationwide teams also ran this tire at its other two road course races last year – Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio . . . as on all NASCAR road courses, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Road America.

Wet Weather Tires: Goodyear will also bring its wet weather radials (D-4215) for use at Road America, should NASCAR decide that conditions warrant.

NASCAR News & Notes

Road America: Where The Series Meets The Road

Road America is the state of Wisconsin’s road-racing jewel; a four-mile road course in Elkhart Lake that boasts 14 turns and elevation changes that exceed 170 feet in one lap. The famed course has hosted many different series over the years, but this weekend, the NASCAR Nationwide Series makes its return for the Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville (June 21 on ABC at 2:45 p.m. ET).

Road America is the first of three road courses (Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio) on the series schedule in 2014. The track’s four-mile course is the largest of the three on the schedule and it has the most turns (14).

Unpredictability has been the latest theme when it comes to road-course racing in the NNS. Road America has hosted the series four times and has produced four different winners, none of whom are entered this weekend, making a fifth first-time winner at Road America the only guarantee.

Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards captured the inaugural NNS event (2010) at Road America from the pole. Then Turner Scott Motorsports rallied off two wins with Reed Sorenson (2011) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (2012). Team Penske’s formidable No. 22 team with AJ Allmendinger won last season. Three of the four winners of this event have started from the pole position making Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday morning, June 21 (ESPN2 11:30 a.m. ET) very important.

One driver with Road America on his mind is series standings leader Regan Smith, who holds a 14-point lead over second-place Elliott Sadler. Smith is looking to rebound from last season’s finish at Road America of 32nd; one of only two races he finished outside the top 20 in 2013. Smith’s series average finish on road courses is 20.6.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Entry List
Gardner Denver 200
Road America – 6/21/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet G&K Services
2 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge
3 3 Ty Dillon # Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops
4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
5 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare
6 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com
7 9 Chase Elliott # Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
8 10 Jeff Green Toyota Supportmilitary.org
9 11 Elliot Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial
10 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty Ultimate/ Reynolds Wrap
11 15 Carl Long Chevrolet Lily Trucking
12 16 Ryan Reed # Ford ADA Pathway to stop Diabetes
13 17 Tanner Berryhill Dodge NationalCashLenders.com
14 19 Mike Bliss Toyota TriStar Motoersports
15 20 Kenny Habul Toyota Sun Energy 1
16 22 Alex Tagliani Ford Discount Tire
17 23 Robert Richardson, Jr Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing
18 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge Texas 28 Spirits Stage
19 31 Justin Marks Chevrolet SOL REPUBLIC
20 39 Ryan Sieg # Chevrolet RSS Racing
21 40 Josh Wise(i) Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
22 42 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet Up & Up
23 43 Dakoda Armstrong # Ford WinField
24 44 Carlos Contreras Toyota 38 Special / Ingersoll Rand / VOLI
25 46 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
26 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Allsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com
27 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet Donate Life
28 54 Sam Hornish, Jr. Toyota Monster Energy
29 55 Andy Lally Chevrolet Viva Auto Group
30 60 Chris Buescher # Ford Roush Performance Parts
31 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point
32 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet YOUTHEORY
33 74 Bobby Reuse Dodge TBA
34 76 Tommy Joe Martins # Chevrolet Cross Concrete Construction
35 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Chevrolet JTBD
36 93 Kevin Lepage Dodge JGL Racing
37 99 James Buescher Toyota Rheem

# – Rookie, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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