NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 300 Notes and Entry List

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Dash 4 Cash kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway

A $1 million prize is on the line again for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In its seventh consecutive year, the “Dash 4 Cash” program is back and new tracks highlight its schedule.

For the first time, Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the “Dash 4 Cash” qualifier, which will determine the four eligible drivers that will compete for one of four $100,000 payouts throughout the season. Following Saturday’s Hisense 300, the four Dash 4 Cash events will include: Dover (May 30), Indianapolis (July 25), Bristol (August 21) and Darlington (September 5). At Charlotte, the top four finishers who are eligible to receive NASCAR XFINITY Series driver points will qualify for the first Dash 4 Cash race at Dover.

Track Specifications:
Superspeedway:
1.5-mile quad oval
Track Length: 1.5 miles or 7,920 feet
Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
Straights: Frontstretch – 1980 feet; Backstretch – 1500 feet
Turns 1 & 2: 2,400 feet
Turns 3 & 4: 2,040 feet
Radius Turns 1 & 2: 685 feet
Radius Turns 3 & 4: 625 feet
Grandstand Seating: 134,000 (down from 146,000)
Suites: 113
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Pace Car Speed: 55mph
Opened: 1960
Last Repave: March 2006

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • Television Race Coverage: Fox – 2:30pm/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 (Eastern Time)

Thursday, May 21st
11:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM-7:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
1:00 PM-10:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
3:00 PM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
4:00 PM-4:55 PM NXS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
5:30 PM-6:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)

Friday, May 22nd
NO ON TRACK ACTIVITIES ON FRIDAY

Saturday, May 23rd
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
7:00 AM-3:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:15 AM NXS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
12:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES) (Fox)
NXS = XFINITY Series

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

Tire: Goodyear “Support Our Troops” Speedway Radials

Set limits: Xfinity: 8 sets for the event

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4428; Right-side — D-4640

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 87.32 in. (2,218 mm);
Right-side — 88.39 in. (2,245 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
Right Front — 54 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi

Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Charlotte this week . . . all tires will be branded with “Support Our Troops” as part of the Goodyear Gives Back program . . . while these teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4426) at Charlotte since 2012, last weekend at Charlotte was the first time NASCAR teams raced on this right-side code (D-4640) . . . this right-side is a Goodyear multi-zone tread tire, which incorporates two distinct compounds on the same tire — one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches . . . this inboard (Endurance Zone) features the same compound that was run on the same zone at Texas, while this outboard (Traction Zone) features the compound run at Charlotte last year . . . this tire set-up was first tested at Charlotte in December, and was confirmed in a March 10 tire test at the track with drivers Aric Almirola, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr. and J.J. Yeley . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List
Hisense 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway – 5/23/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor
1 0 Harrison Rhodes Chevrolet Vecoplan
2 01 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Flex Seal
3 1 Elliot Sadler Ford OneMain Financial
4 2 Brian Scott Chevrolet Shore Lodge
5 3 Ty Dillon Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / NWTF.org
6 4 Ross Chastain # Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com
7 5 Kasey Kahne (i) Chevrolet Armour Vienna Sausage
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # Ford Cheez-It
9 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup
10 8 Blake Koch Toyota TBD
11 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts
12 13 Carl Long Dodge Jarreds Angels / Industrial Technologies
13 14 Cale Conley # Toyota IAVA
14 15 TBA Chevrolet TBA
15 16 Ryan Reed Ford Lilly – American Diabetes Association
16 18 Daniel Suarez # Toyota ARRIS
17 19 Jeff Green Toyota TriStar Motorsports
18 20 Erik Jones(i) Toyota Game Stop
19 22 Ryan Blaney Ford Discount Tire
20 24 Eric McClure Toyota Hefty
21 25 John Wes Townley (i) Chevrolet Zaxby’s
22 26 Kyle Fowler (i) Toyota TBA
23 28 J.J. Yeley Toyota Texas 28 Spirits Stage
24 33 Austin Dillon(i) Chevrolet Rheem
25 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet Uncle Bob’s Self Storage
26 40 Timmy Hill(i) Dodge Braille Battery / Grafoid
27 42 Kyle Larson(i) Chevrolet ENEOS
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 Denny Hamlin (i) 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 84 Chad Boat (i) Chevrolet CorvetteParts.net
39 88 Kevin Harvick (i) Chevrolet Hunt Brothers Pizza
40 90 Mario Gosselin Chevrolet TBA
41 97 Peyton Sellers Chevrolet VroomBrands
42 98 Aric Almirola (i) Ford Carroll Shelby Engine Co.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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