NASCAR Nationwide Series Sta-Green 200 Notes and Entry List

nationwideserieslogoFour First-Timers Qualify For Nationwide’s Dash 4 Cash
The top-four finishing NASCAR Nationwide Series championship contenders in last weekend’s race at Daytona – Regan Smith, Ryan Sieg, Ryan Reed and Jeremy Clements – qualified to compete in the first round of Nationwide’s Dash 4 Cash program at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday with an opportunity to win $100,000. Each of the four drivers that have qualified for this season’s Round One of the Dash 4 Cash are first-time participants to the program.
With four newbies locked in, the cash can land in almost anyone’s pockets. Smith and Clements have made three starts at NHMS each posting average finishes of 19.3 and 19.6, respectively. Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Reed and Sieg will be making their series track debuts at New Hampshire.
The highest finisher of the four eligible drivers at New Hampshire will win the money and automatically qualify for the Dash 4 Cash at Chicagoland the following weekend. The three highest finishing NNS regulars at New Hampshire not already qualified will also get to compete for the $100,000 bonus at Chicagoland. The final two events at Indianapolis and Iowa will carry the same qualifying requirements.
If one driver wins the first three legs of the Dash 4 Cash and the Iowa race outright, Nationwide Insurance will award that driver an extra $600,000.
Four fans will be selected to win an all-expense paid trip to Iowa Speedway where they will be randomly paired with the four eligible drivers. The fan paired with the driver who wins the Dash 4 Cash at Iowa will also walk away with $100,000.

1-2 Finish At Daytona Gives JR Motorsports The Win, Points Lead
In the third closest finish in NASCAR Nationwide Series history at Daytona International Speedway (0.021 second) last weekend, two of the three JR Motorsports Chevrolets crossed the stripe with not only the win, but the series standings lead.
Kasey Kahne brought the No. 5 JRM Chevrolet its third victory and second consecutive win of the season; while Regan Smith, who finished runner-up just short of the Daytona sweep, took over the standings lead by 12 points ahead of Elliott Sadler in second.
Of the 16 races this season, car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. now has six wins (37.5%). The JR Motorsports owner was not shy to state the essential foundation of their success lies in its relationship with Hendrick Motorsports and the pickup of crew chief Greg Ives.
“We have a great relationship that has gotten stronger with Hendrick,” said Earnhardt Jr. “It’s important to have the engineering with the resources, and now the information is flowing both ways. I think that HMS gets a little out of our program and we get a whole lot of help from them. It certainly makes a big difference when you have those resources. We have been on both sides of that fence in the last six years.”
JRM heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend looking to make it three-in-a-row for the second time this season (Texas, Darlington and Richmond).  Smith has made three starts at NHMS, posting a best finish of eighth last fall. Chase Elliot, third in points, will be making his series debut at NHMS.
New Englander Austin Theriault will pilot the No.5 Chevrolet this weekend. The 20 year-old from Fort Kent, Maine will be making his second start of the season and his series debut at New Hampshire. Theriault finished 15th at Iowa in his previous 2014 start.

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN2 – 3:00pm/et
  • Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punchh
    Studio: Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty

 

Event Schedule

Thursday, July 10th
11:00 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 PM NNS GARAGES OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, July 11th
1:00 AM NNS GARAGES & REGISTRATIONS OPEN
12:10 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:10 PM-2:00 PM NNS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
3:00 PM-4:25 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, July 12th
10:10 AM NNS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
12:35 PM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
3:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 211.6 MILES) (ESPN2)
4:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials
  • Set limits:
    5 sets for practice/qualifying and 8 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 5 sets for the event
  • Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4564; Right-side — D-4566
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.52 in. (2,223 mm);
    Right-side — 88.27 in. (2,242 mm)
  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front — 20 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi;
    Right Front — 30 psi; Right Rear — 30 psi
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 12 psi; Left Rear — 12 psi;
    Right Front — 30 psi; Right Rear — 27 psi
  • Notes: NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series teams will run the same tire codes at New Hampshire this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires these teams have run at New Hampshire since 2012 . . . this is the only track at which either of these two tire codes will be run in 2014 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at New Hampshire.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Entry List
Sta-Green 200
New Hampshire Motor Speedway  – 7/12/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
2 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge
3 3 Ty Dillon # Chevrolet WESCO
4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
5 5 Austin Theriault Chevrolet BetBomb.com
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare
7 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com
8 9 Chase Elliott # Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
9 10 Blake Koch Toyota Supportmilitary.org
10 11 Elliot Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial
11 13 Derek White Toyota Headrush
12 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty Ultimate/ Reynolds Wrap
13 16 Ryan Reed # Ford ADA Driver to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes
14 17 Tanner Berryhill Dodge NationalCashLenders.com
15 19 Mike Bliss Toyota TriStar Motorsports
16 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Toyota Interstate Batteries
17 22 Brad Keselowski (i) Ford Hertz
18 23 Carlos Contreras Chevrolet Lilly Trucking
19 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge JGL Racing
20 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # Chevrolet Rockstar
21 33 Paul Menard(i) Chevrolet Libman / Menards
22 36 Ryan Preece Chevrolet East West Marine
23 39 Ryan Sieg # Chevrolet RSS Racing
24 40 Josh Wise(i) Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
25 42 Kyle Larson(i) Chevrolet Cartwheel by Target
26 43 Dakoda Armstrong # Ford WinField
27 44 Matt Frahm Toyota Gilchrist Metal Fabrication
28 46 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
29 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Allsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com
30 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TBA
31 54 Kyle Busch(i) Toyota Monster Energy
32 55 Brennan Newberry (i) Chevrolet Qore-24
33 60 Chris Buescher # Ford NESN 30th Anniversary Mustang
34 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point
35 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet YOUTHEORY
36 72 Matther Carter Chevrolet Crash Claims R US
37 74 Kevin Lepage Dodge TBA
38 86 Jake Clum (i) Chevrolet Bubba Burger
39 87 Josh Reaume Chevrolet TBD
40 93 Ryan Ellis Dodge JGL Racing
41 99 James Buescher Toyota Rheem

 

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

 

 

 

 

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