- Television Race Coverage: ESPN – 2:30pm/et
- Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree.
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch.
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|
|1||01||Landon Cassill||Chevrolet||G&K Services|
|2||2||Brian Scott||Chevrolet||Shore Lodge|
|3||3||Ty Dillon #||Chevrolet||Bass Pro Shops|
|7||9||Chase Elliott #||Chevrolet||NAPA Auto Parts|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|34||76||Tommy Joe Martins #||Chevrolet||Cross Concrete Construction|
|36||93||Kevin Lepage||Dodge||JGL Racing|
# – Rookie, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series