- Race: 7:30pm/et, Friday, July 1, 2011 in Daytona Beach, FL
- Length: 100 Laps, 250 miles
- TV: ESPN - 7:00pm/et
- Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Satellite Radio
- Purse: $1,245,702
- Announcers: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
- Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch and Shannon Spake
Logano wins at Daytona: #20-Joey Logano led just one lap, but it was the one that counts as he took the checkered flag for the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This is Logano's first victory at Daytona; his 9th series victory overall. A multi-car crash coming off turn four as the field came to the final flag saw several of the lead pack get caught up, including Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick. Patrick had a really strong car; had led laps, but made contact with Mike Wallace on that final lap resulting in a 10th place finish. #38-Jason Leffler finished second. Rounding out the top ten were; #32-Reed Sorenson, #18-Kyle Busch, #31-Justin Allgier, #62-Michael Annett, #09-Kenny Wallace, #2-Elliott Salder, #88-Aric Almirola, #7-Danica Patrick. There were 36 lead changes among 13 drivers; with 6 caution flags for 23 laps.
Complete results are posted on the Daytona race results page.(Unofficial)(7-1-2011)
Daytona Race Fast Facts:
Joey Logano(i) won the 10th Annual Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola , his ninth victory in 77 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2011.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Daytona International Speedway.
Jason Leffler (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 16 races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2011.
Reed Sorenson (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Daytona International Speedway.
Timmy Hill (23rd) was the highest finishing rookie.
Reed Sorenson leads the point standings by 9 points over Elliott Sadler.
Reed Sorenson wins $100,000 "Dash 4 Cash" Award.
Driver standings following Daytona:
1) #32-Reed Sorenson, 610
2) #2-Elliott Sadler, 601 -9
3) #6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 579 -31
4) #31-Justin Allgaier, 573 -37
5) #38-Jason Leffler, 537 -73
6) #88-Aric Almirola, 529 -81
7) #09-Kenny Wallace, 494 -116
8) #66-Steve Wallace, 467 -143
9) #11-Brian Scott, 454 -156
10) #62-Michael Annett, 446 -164
Complete standings are posted on the driver standings page.(Unofficial)(7-1-2011)
Owner Standings following Daytona are posted. The top 30 in owners points who have attempted all races are locked in at Kentucky.(Unofficial)(7-1-2011)
Daytona Pit Stall Selections.(7-1-2011)
Harvick on pole at Daytona International Speedway: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Coors Light Pole for the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 181.653mph. #9-Tony Stewart will start second. The rest of the top 10: #2-Elliott Sadler, #33-Clint Bowyer [KHI will start all 4 cars in the first 4 spots], #16-Trevor Bayne, #1-Jamie McMurray, #7-Danica Patrick, #60-Carl Edwards, #32-Reed Sorenson, and #31-Justin Allgaier. Did Not Qualify: #46-Chase Miller. The starting lineup is posted on the Daytona International Speedway starting lineup page.(7-1-2011)
Daytona Qualifying Notes:
Kevin Harvick(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 10th Annual Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola with a lap of 49.545 seconds, 181.653 mph.
This is his 23rd pole in 272 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2011.
This is his third pole in 18 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Tony Stewart(i) (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2011 and his fifth in 12 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott Sadler (third) posted his third top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 13th in 17 races this season.
Timmy Hill (26th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-1-2011)
Logano fastest in happy hour: #20-Joey Logano was quickest during the single 45 minute practice session at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 196.164mph. He was followed by: #22-Brad Keselowski, #32-Reed Sorenson, #38-Jason Leffler, #33-Clint Bowyer, #2-Elliott Sadler, #16-Trevor Bayne, #6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., #9-Tony Stewart, and #4-Kevin Harvick. Complete results are posted on the Daytona practice results page.(6-30-2011)
Entry List:There are 45 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Some notes:
Jamie McMurray is back in the #1 Phoenix Chevy;
Kevin Harvick will be in the KHI #4 while Tony Stewart will drive the #9;
Danica Patrick returns to the #7;
Tim George returns to the RCR #21;
Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the Rick Ware #41;
Kevin Conway is in the NEMCO #87 and Joe Nemechek moves to the #97.(6-27-2011)
UPDATE: Landon Cassill will be in the #1 instead of McMurray.(6-30-3011)
UPDATE 2: The #46 team and Tim Andrews has withdrawn.(7-1-2011)
See the complete list on the Daytona International Speedway entry list page.
Nationwide Series Live from Daytona in Prime Time:
Under the lights and in prime time, the NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Daytona International Speedway in the Subway Jalapeno 250 on Friday night, July 1. ESPN will have a live telecast of the race with NASCAR Countdown at 7 p.m. ET and the race's green flag at 7:49 p.m. Also from Daytona, ESPN2 will air NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Thursday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. and qualifying on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Daytona race is the first in the 2011 Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash, a bonus program designed to reward Nationwide Series championship contenders. The top four drivers in the series standings prior to the Daytona race are eligible for a $100,000 bonus to be paid to the highest-finishing of the four in the race. One of the drivers has the possibility of winning $1 million over the course of the four select races. Marty Reid will call the Daytona action with analysis by Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree. Reports from Tim Brewer will air from the ESPN Craftsman Tech Garage, while pit reporters will be Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch and Shannon Spake. Allen Bestwick will host NASCAR Countdown from the ESPN Pit Studio with analysis from Jarrett and Rusty Wallace. The studio team will interact with the booth during the race telecast.(ESPN)(6-27-2011)
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
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
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.
Additional Daytona Nationwide Race Info: