NASCAR XFINITY Series 3M 250 Notes and Entry List

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Open Lane: Who Can Take The Crown At Iowa?

Among the 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Iowa Speedway, there have been six different winners. Of those six, only one is entered this weekend – Elliott Sadler. One out of 40 is pretty good odds that we will see a new winner at Iowa this weekend, but Sadler’s success at the 0.875-mile track might make you second-guess counting him out.

Sadler has made eight series starts at Iowa, posting a win in 2012, a series leading six top fives, eight top 10s and three poles. He also leads active drivers with a 4.6 average finish at Iowa.

Sadler will have his work cut for him to become the third driver in series history to win multiple races at Iowa (Brad Keselowski and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. each have three wins). Five other drivers entered this weekend have average finishes at Iowa inside the top 10: Chase Elliot (6.0), Ty Dillon (6.5), Regan Smith (6.7), Ryan Blaney (7.0) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (8.0).

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • Television Race Coverage: FoxSports1 – 2:00pm/et
  • Announcers: Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Jeff Gordon
    Pit Reporters: Vince Welch, Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Matt Yocum
    NASCAR RACEDAY: Larry McReynolds, Kenny Wallace

EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track (Central Time)

Friday, May 15th
5:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Saturday, May 16th
6:00 AM-7:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
6:00 AM-6:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
8:00 AM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER’S MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
9:00 AM-9:55 AM NXS PRACTICE
11:00 AM-12:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
4:45 PM (5:45 PM/ET) NXS QUALIFYING

Sunday, May 17th
9:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 AM 1:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
11:00 AM NXS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (NEWTON ROOM)
12:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM (2:00 PM/ET) NXS RACE (250 LAPS, 218.75 MILES) (FoxSports 1)
NXS = XFINITY Series

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials
  • Set limit: 6 sets for the event
  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side — D-4546; Right-side — D-4648
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.60 in. (2,225 mm);
    Right-side — 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 18 psi; Left Rear — 18 psi;
    Right Front — 36 psi; Right Rear — 34 psi
  • Notes: While NASCAR Xfinity Series teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4546) at Iowa since 2013, this is the first time running this right-side code (D-4648) . . . compared to what was run at Iowa last season, this right-side tire features a construction change for better wear . . . this tire set-up was confirmed at a Goodyear test at Iowa on May 5 . . . Xfinity drivers participating in that test were Ryan Blaney and Daniel Suarez . . . this is also the same tire set-up that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams will run at Iowa this June . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Iowa.

Weather:
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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List
3M 250
Iowa Speedway – 5/17/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 0 Harrison Rhodes Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
2 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
3 1 Elliot Sadler Ford OneMain Financial
4 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge
5 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Red Kap
6 4 Ross Chastain # Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # Ford Ford EcoBoost
8 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet NAPA Synthetic Oil
9 8 Blake Koch Toyota TBA
10 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
11 13 Timmy Hill (i) Toyota Braille Battery Grafoid
12 14 Cale Conley # Toyota IAVA
13 15 TBA Chevrolet RWR
14 16 Ryan Reed Ford Lilly – American Diabetes Association
15 18 Daniel Suarez # Toyota ARRIS
16 19 Jeff Green Toyota TBA
17 20 Erik Jones(i) Toyota Interstae Batteries
18 22 Ryan Blaney Ford Discount Tire
19 24 Eric McClure Toyota TBA
20 25 John Wes Townley (i) Chevrolet Zaxby’s
21 26 Ryan Ellis (i) Toyota JGL Racing
22 28 J.J. Yeley Toyota Texas 28 Spirits Stage
23 29 Kenny Wallace Toyota U.S. Cellular
24 33 Brandon Jones (i) Chevrolet Jen Weld / Menards
25 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet Uncle Bob’s Self Storage
26 40 Carl Long Dodge Braille Battery / Grafoid
27 42 Brennan Poole Chevrolet DC Solar
28 43 Dakoda Armstrong Ford WinField
29 44 David Starr Toyota Zachry
30 51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet RepairableVehicles.com / AllSouthElectric.com
31 52 Joey Gase Chevrolet TBA
32 54 Boris Said Toyota Monster Energy
33 55 Jamie Dick Chevrolet Viva Auto Group
34 60 Chris Buescher Ford Roush Performance Products
35 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevrolet South Point
36 70 Derrike Cope Chevrolet SWAE Watches
37 74 Mike Harmon Dodge TBA
38 88 Ben Rhodes Chevrolet Alpha Energy Solutions
39 90 Mario Gosselin Chevrolet TBA
40 97 Peyton Sellers Chevrolet VroomBrands

# – Rookie
(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points

 

 

 

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