NASCAR Nationwide Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Notes and Entry List

originalKentucky Primed To Produce Another First-Time Winner In 2014

Kentucky Speedway is the last standalone event on the schedule and possibly the perfect stage for the series’ sixth first-time winner to pop up in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 Victory Lane (Sept 20 at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN).

In a competitive season that has seen 15 different winners in 26 races it should be no surprise that of the 15, five were first time series winners.  Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Brendan Gaughan, Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher all have captured the checkered flag this season. So who’s next?

Six of the top-eight drivers in the series standings have a win this season; the two odd men out are Brian Scott and Trevor Bayne.
Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott sits fifth in the driver standings having posted three Coors Light poles, five top fives, 16 top 10s and a career-best average finish of 9.9. Scott is on the cusp of breaking through and getting his first win. His season-to-date Driver Rating is 100.2, also a career-best through 26 races. Scott has made seven starts at Kentucky with a best finish of eighth earlier this season.

Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne might be going full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season but by no means does he want to close this season out winless. Bayne is sixth in the standings after posting one Coors Light pole, five top fives, 17 top 10s and an average finish of 10.7. His season-to-date Driver Rating of 92.1 is the second-best in his career through 26 races.  Bayne has made six starts at Kentucky posting a best finish of 11th in 2011.

Of Kentucky Speedway’s 16 previous NASCAR Nationwide Series races, five were won by first-time winners, David Gilliland (2006), Stephen Leicht (2007), Joey Logano (2008), Austin Dillon (2012) and last year’s event winner Ryan Blaney (2013).

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPNEWS – 7:30pm/et
  • Announcers: Dave Burns, Ricky Craven
    Pit Reporters: Rick DeBruhl, Jim Noble, Vince Welch

Event Schedule
Times are local to the Track

Friday, September 19th
8:30 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
10:00 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
10:30 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
2:30 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
3:30 PM-4:30 PM NNS PRACTICE
6:30 PM-7:30 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
7:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
9:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
2:30 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING
4:10 PM NNS QUALIFYING
5:30 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
7:30 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES) (ESPNEWS)
8:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
  • Set limits: 7 sets for the event
  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side — D-4614; Right-side — D-4440
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.40 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side — 88.43 in. (2,246 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: NASCAR Nationwide Series teams will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires they ran at Kentucky this past June . . . they also ran this same tire set-up at Dover in May . . . this right-side tire code (D-4440) has been run by these teams at Kentucky since 2011, though this is the first season for this left-side code (D-4614) . . . 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 . . . 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.

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NASCAR Nationwide Series Entry List
VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300
Kentucky Speedway – 9/20/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet TeamJDMotorsports.com
2 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge
3 3 Ty Dillon # Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops
4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet Bandit
5 5 Austin Theriault* Chevrolet Maine Open for Business
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare
7 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com
8 9 Chase Elliott # Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
9 10 Jeff Green Toyota Supportmilitary.org
10 11 Elliot Sadler Toyota OneMain Financial
11 13 Carl Long* Dodge OCR GAZ BAR
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 Justin Boston (i) Toyota Zloop
17 22 Michael McDowell (i) Ford Discount Tire
18 23 Carlos Contreras Chevrolet .28 Special/Vol.
19 28 J.J. Yeley Dodge Texas 28 Spirits Stage
20 31 Chase Pistone (i) Chevrolet TBD
21 33 Cale Conley* (i) Chevrolet IAVA
22 39 Ryan Sieg # Chevrolet RSS Racing
23 40 Matt DiBenedetto Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
24 42 Dylan Kwasniewski Chevrolet Up & Up
25 43 Dakoda Armstrong # Ford WinField
26 44 Blake Koch Toyota Centershot
27 46 Ryan Ellis* Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
28 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet Allsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com
29 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TBA
30 54 Sam Hornish, Jr. Toyota Monster Energy
31 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group
32 60 Chris Buescher # Ford Roush Performance Parts
33 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point
34 70 Derrike Cope* Chevrolet YOUTHEORY
35 72 John Jackson* Chevrolet Crash Claims R US
36 74 Mike Harmon* Dodge Mike Harmon Racing
37 80 Ross Chastain* (i) Toyota ADVICS/CMW
38 87 Josh Reaume Chevrolet TBD
39 89 Morgan Shepherd* Chevrolet Courtney Construction
40 93 Mike Wallace Dodge JGL Racing
41 99 James Buescher Toyota TBA

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

 

 

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