NASCAR Nationwide Series John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 Notes and Entry List

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Richard Childress Racing Is Back In The Saddle Again

They’re back. Back to their old ways, back in the championship discussion, back in Victory Lane.

Richard Childress Racing?s mid-season push has them staring at a possible three-race win streak following Paul Menard?s victory at Michigan and Brendan Gaughan?s triumph last weekend at Road America.

“When I came to RCR, I told Richard (Childress) that all I wanted to do was prove I could still win races, and ever since then it has been the best racing of my life,” said Gaughan. A three-peat win streak, while tough to pull off, is a real possibility considering RCR?s success at Kentucky. The No. 3 team swept the 2012 Kentucky season at the 1.5-mile track, and finished runner-up last fall with driver Austin Dillon. This season Ty Dillon, who won at Kentucky in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last season, commands the famed No. 3 Chevrolet and leads the RCR contingent to the blue-grass state.

All three of RCR’s drivers are in the top 10 in the series points standings; including two in the top five ? Dillon (fourth) and Brian Scott (fifth). Gaughan (seventh) is five points back from Trevor Bayne in sixth.

Gaughan?s good luck could linger this weekend; he has the eighth best pre-race Driver Rating (105.9) in the NNS at Kentucky in part by finishing third there in 2012.

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN – 7:00pm/et
  • Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Mike Massaro
    Studio: Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty

Event Schedule
Times are local to the Track

Wednesday, June 25th
7:00 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
7:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM-11:30 AM NNS TESTING
1:00 PM-4:00 PM NNS TESTING
4:00 PM NNS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS & NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

Thursday, June 26th
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:30 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
6:30 PM-7:25 PM NNS PRACTICE
7:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
8:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, June 27th
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM-10:20 AM NNS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
3:40 PM NNS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
5:15 PM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUEGRASS HALL)
7:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES) (ESPN)
8:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

 

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: Nationwide: 4 sets for Wednesday test sessions and 7 sets for the rest of the event

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4614; Right-side — D-4440

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 87.40 in. (2,220 mm);

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
Right Front — 48 psi; Right Rear — 45 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 22 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi;
Right Front — 46 psi; Right Rear — 42 psi

Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Kentucky this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), teams in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series will run a slightly different left-side code (D-4614) than those in the Sprint Cup Series . . . this the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Nationwide and Truck teams ran at Dover four weeks ago . . . this right-side has been run at Kentucky by teams in these two series since 2011 . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Kentucky on May 20-21 . . . Nationwide drivers at that test were Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith, while Truck drivers included Matt Crafton and Ben Kennedy . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kentucky . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

 

NASCAR Nationwide Series Entry List
John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300
Kentucky Speedway  Р6/27/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
2 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge
3 3 Ty Dillon # Chevrolet Red Kap / Alsco
4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
5 5 Kevin Harvick(i) Chevrolet Kroger/P&G
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare
7 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet AmericasPower.org
8 9 Chase Elliott # Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
9 10 Jeff Green Toyota Supportmilitary.org
10 11 Elliot Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial
11 12 Ryan Blaney (i) Ford Snap-On
12 13 Carl Long Toyota Headrush
13 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty Ultimate/ Reynolds Wrap
14 16 Ryan Reed # Ford ADA Driver to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes
15 17 Tanner Berryhill Dodge NationalCashLenders.com
16 19 Mike Bliss Toyota Trane
17 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Toyota Resers
18 22 Brad Keselowski (i) Ford Discount Tire
19 23 Josh Reaume Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing
20 25 John Wes Townley(i) Toyota Zaxby’s
21 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge Texas 28 Spirits Stage
22 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # Chevrolet Rockstar
23 33 Paul Menard(i) Chevrolet Libman / Menards
24 39 Ryan Sieg # Chevrolet RSS Racing
25 40 Josh Wise(i) Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
26 42 Kyle Larson(i) Chevrolet Cartwheel by Target
27 43 Dakoda Armstrong # Ford WinField
28 44 Blake Koch Toyota TriStar Motorsports
29 46 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
30 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Allsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com
31 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TBA
32 54 Kyle Busch(i) Toyota Monster Energy
33 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group
34 60 Chris Buescher # Ford Ford EcoBoost
35 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point
36 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet YOUTHEORY
37 72 Matther Carter Chevrolet TBA
38 74 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet Savnna Strong
39 76 Tommy Joe Martins # Dodge Cross Concrete Construction
40 84 Chad Boat Chevrolet CorvetteParts.net
41 86 Jake Clum (i) Chevrolet Bubba Burger
42 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Chevrolet JD Motorsports
43 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet King’s Tire
44 90 Martin Roy Chevrolet TBA
45 93 Kevin Lepage Dodge JGL Racing
46 98 Corey Lajoie (i) Ford Fazoli’s-Kelvinator Commercial
47 99 James Buescher Toyota Rheem

Drivers in Red must qualifying on time
(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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