SUBWAY JALAPENO 250 - DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Nationwide Series Race #17 of 34 for the 2011 season


Last Race - Road America
Next Race - Kentucky


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Nationwide Series Track Schedule

Times listed are local to the track (Eastern Time).

Wednesday, June 29th
4:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER
Thursday, June 30th
6:30 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
2:30 PM-3:50 PM NNS PRACTICE
5:30 PM-6:25 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
6:00 PM NSCS& NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
8:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, July 1st
8:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
2:10 PM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
4:00 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
7:30 PM NNS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)
8:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NASCAR News & Notes

Daytona’s Lure Brings Emphatic Call To Double Duty Drivers

As many as seven full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will stack the already stout lineup this weekend, including two-time series champion Kevin Harvick (2001, ’06), and series champions Brad Keselowski (2010), Kyle Busch (2009), Carl Edwards (2007) and also six-time series Daytona International Speedway winner Tony Stewart.
It will be a true test for the series championship contenders to prove themselves amongst some of the best of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Seven points currently separate the top three drivers. Reed Sorenson, who won last Saturday at Road America, leads Elliott Sadler by five points and third-place Ricky Stenhouse Jr. by seven.
Standings leader Reed Sorenson has made eight series starts at Daytona posting one top five and four top 10s. Second-place, Sadler has made four series starts at Daytona posting his first career pole at the 2.5-mile speedway. Third-place, Stenhouse Jr. has made three starts at Daytona posting one top five and two top 10s. Stenhouse has the highest rank in pre-race Driver Rating among the championship contenders with an 89.1.
This event also marks the first anniversary of the inaugural race for the series’ new car, which was fully integrated this season following four points events at tracks of varying lengths in 2010. Dale Earnhardt Jr. electrified the Daytona crowd last July as he won the first new car race in the No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet, the number and scheme made famous by his father.

Dash 4 Cash Begins: Who Is Taking Home The Big Check

Close quarter racing at high speeds on high banks under the lights is the recipe for a great NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona. Adding an additional $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize raises the stakes even more for all involved.
The top four drivers in the standings – Reed Sorenson, Elliott Sadler, Ricky Stenhouse and Justin Allgaier – are the eligible drivers competing for the bonus. The highest Daytona finisher of those four, no matter where they place, will win the $100,000 “Dash 4 Cash” award and automatically qualify for the next bonus event at Iowa. Sorenson (fifth) and Stenhouse (eighth) were among the highest-finishing driver championship contenders at Daytona last February. Allgaier was 27th and Sadler finished 38th.
The three-highest finishing driver championship contenders at Daytona also qualify for the next bonus event, at Iowa. Those same rules are in effect for the last two “Dash 4 Cash” races, to be held at Richmond and Charlotte in the fall. Nationwide Insurance will award an additional $600,000 to the prize if the same driver captures each “Dash 4 Cash” bonus and wins the final race at Charlotte, bringing the total prize to $1 million.
There will be a distinct “Nationwide blue” windshield logo for the four eligible drivers, which will help fans identify those drivers competing for the bonus. Click here for the graphics package associated with the Dash 4 Cash program.

Rookie Stripes: Hill, Koch Looking To Showcase Their Talents At Daytona

Daytona could provide the perfect backdrop to showcase the talents of two up-and-coming Sunoco Rookie of the year contenders this weekend, Timmy Hill and Blake Koch.
Hill, the first stock-car development driver for Rick Ware Racing, leads the rookie standings by 16 points over Koch. That normally would be considered a nearly insurmountable deficit, but last year at this race, Ricky Stenhouse began his comeback from a series-high 35-point hole to claim the honor.
Both drivers will be making their series track debuts at Daytona. Hill hadn’t yet turned 18 – the minimum age for national series competition – by the time the season-opener arrived in February. The native of Port Tobacco, Md., made his series debut the following race at Phoenix, where he finished 29th. His ARCA career spanned seven races in 2010 and he also participated in two NASCAR K&N Pro Series West races and one East race last year, posting top-10 finishes in his debuts in each of those series.
Koch, 25, is from West Palm Beach, Fla., making this start even more special. He was originally slated for a limited schedule with MacDonald Motorsports, but his ride blossomed into a full-time opportunity after the Bristol race in March. With 23 races over three years in the West Series, Koch also had three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts from 2009-10 prior to his full-time status this year. All but one of those races was with MacDonald Motorsports.
Since graduating from high school June 7, Hill has posted two of his three best series results, including his career-best 11th last Saturday at Road America. Koch also shined among series veterans and road-course aces at Road America, securing his career-best finish, 14th.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc. – Daytona

Upcoming Milestones: Jason Leffler will be making his 275th NASCAR Nationwide Series start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Leffler now has 202 consecutive races started in the series, the longest active streak. Leffler assumed the No. 1 spot when Carl Edwards, racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Infineon Raceway, missed last week’s race at Road America. Edwards’ streak ended at 210 starts. Dennis Setzer will be attempting to make his 150th series start this weekend, and Joe Nemechek will attempt to post his 75th top-five finish. He finished third at Talladega earlier this season. … 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne and JR Motorsports’ driver Danica Patrick will both have to qualify on time this weekend to assure their position in the Subway Jalapeno 250. Both Bayne and Patrick have average starting positions at Daytona in the top 15.


Goodyear Tire Notes

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

Number of Tires:
Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,050, Right-side -- 1,050;
Nationwide: Left-side -- 525, Right-side -- 525

Set limits:
Nationwide: 6 sets for weekend

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4138; Right-side -- D-4412

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.9 in; Right-side -- 88.4 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear -- 27 psi;
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 48 psi

Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Daytona this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in these two series ran at Daytona in February, as well as at Talladega in April . . . they also ran this right-side tire code (D-4412) at Las Vegas in March . . . this left-side code (D-4138) has been run at Talladega since 2009 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Daytona . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


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