NASCAR Nationwide Series Lilly Diabetes 250 Notes and Entry List

nationwideserieslogoChase Elliott Eyes Indianapolis With Points Lead In Hand
Records beware: Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Chase Elliott is coming. The second generation driver reclaimed the NASCAR Nationwide Series points lead following his third win of the season, and in doing so has positioned himself to become the first rookie in NASCAR national series history to win a series championship. He’s also zeroing in on the single-season wins record of five, held by Greg Biffle (2001), Kyle Busch (2004) and Carl Edwards (2005).
Elliott is the first rookie since 2005 (Edwards) to win three or more races in his rookie campaign. He also is the 10th driver in series history to win three races in his first 18.  Elliott’s three wins is tied with Kyle Busch for the most this season.
To accompany his wins Elliott has posted eight top fives and 13 top 10s, an average finish of 9.1 and a season-to-date Driver Rating of 109.3 – second only to Busch and tops among championship contenders. Elliot is currently seven points ahead of teammate Regan Smith and eight points up on third-place Elliott Sadler. He will be making his series debut at Indianapolis this weekend, the track at which his father and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bill Elliott won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 2002.
“It’s one of the places I look back on, I do have memories of The Brickyard win he (Bill Elliott) had, I think it was 2002,” Chase Elliott said. “That’s a special race track for me. I always love going back there ever since then knowing he has been to Victory Lane. We are going to give it our best shot.”
JR Motorsports now have won seven of the 18 races this season – Chase Elliott (Texas, Darlington and Chicago), Kevin Harvick (Richmond, Kentucky), Regan Smith (Daytona-1) and Kasey Kahne (Daytona-2).  The team has led the driver points after 17 of 18 races this season (Elliott Sadler was the lone outlier, leading the points after Kentucky).

Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN – 4:00pm/et
  • Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Vince Welch
    Studio: Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty

Event Schedule

Thursday, July 24th
8:00 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS & HAULERS ENTER
1:00 PM NNS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
4:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, July 25th
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
7:30 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS, RANDOM DRAWING
8:30 AM-10:00 AM NNS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
10:30 AM-11:25 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
4:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
4:00 PM NNS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
7:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, July 26th
7:00 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
12:10 PM NNS QUALIFYING (ESPN 2)
1:45 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEFS MEETING (PLAZA MEETING ROOM)
4:00 PM NNS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
4:30 PM NNS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)(100 LAPS, 250 MILES) (ESPN)
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Times are local to the Track

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
  • Set limits: 6 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race
  • Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4556; Right-side — D-4476
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side — 88.27 in. (2,242 mm)
  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front — 26 psi; Left Rear — 26 psi;
    Right Front — 36 psi; Right Rear — 36 psi
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 20 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi;
    Right Front — 42 psi; Right Rear — 38 psi
  • Notes: While teams in both NASCAR series in action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will run the same right-side tire code (D-4476), they will be on distinct left-side codes . . . Sprint Cup teams have run this right-side tire at Indianapolis since 2012 . . . compared to last year, Cup teams will be on a different left-side tire code (D-4556), though they have run it at both Dover and Kentucky earlier this season . . . another change from last year is an increase in the minimum recommended air pressure in all four tires — up four psi in the left-side tires and up five psi in the right-side tires . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at The Brickyard on June 16-17 . . . drivers/teams participating in that test were Greg Biffle in the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, Clint Bowyer in the No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Joey Logano in the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford, Ryan Newman in the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet and Tony Stewart in the No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet. . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams will run inner liners in all four tire positions at Indianapolis . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Weather Forecast

 Indy

NASCAR Nationwide Series Entry List
Lilly Diabetes 250
Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 7/26/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
2 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Smokey Mountain Snuff
3 3 Ty Dillon # Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops
4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
5 5 Kevin Harvick* (i) Chevrolet Morton Buildings
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 M&W Logistics
10 11 Elliot Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial
11 14 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty Ultimate/ Reynolds Wrap
12 16 Ryan Reed # Ford ADA Driver to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes
13 17 Tanner Berryhill* Dodge NationalCashLenders.com
14 19 Mike Bliss Toyota Tweaker Energy Shot / Circle K
15 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Toyota Resers
16 22 Joey Logano(i) Ford Discount Tire
17 23 Robert Richardson, Jr Chevrolet Cornboard
18 25 John Wes Townley* (i) Toyota Zaxby’s
19 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge JGL Racing
20 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # Chevrolet FOE
21 33 Paul Menard* (i) Chevrolet Nibco / Menards
22 39 Ryan Sieg # Chevrolet Pull-A-Part LLC, Do-It-Yourself Used Auto Parts
23 40 Josh Wise(i) Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
24 42 Kyle Larson(i) Chevrolet Nashville Outlaws
25 43 Dakoda Armstrong # Ford WinField
26 44 David Starr Toyota Hard Hat Heroes / BYF.org
27 46 Matt DiBenedetto* Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
28 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Allsouthelectric.com-BRT Extrusions
29 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TBA
30 54 Kyle Busch(i) Toyota Monster Energy
31 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Qore 24
32 60 Chris Buescher # Ford Roush Performance Parts Mustang
33 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point
34 70 Derrike Cope* Chevrolet YOUTHEORY
35 74 Kevin Lepage* Dodge TBA
36 76 Tommy Joe Martins* # Ford TBA
37 84 Chad Boat* Chevrolet Billy Boat Performance Exhaust-CorvetteParts.net
38 87 Josh Reaume Chevrolet Colonial Counter Tops
39 93 Mike Harmon Dodge JGL Racing
40 98 David Ragan* (i) Ford Carroll Shelby Engine
41 99 James Buescher Toyota Rheem

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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