Race Page

THE RACE:Subway Jalapeno 250

TRACK: Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #16 of 33 for the 2012 season


Race: Friday, July 6, 2012 in Daytona Beach, FL

Title Sponsor: Subway

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:49pm/et

Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN, 7:00 pm/et

  • Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Shannon Spake
    Studio: Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, Ricky Craven

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    NASCAR on TV
    Race Fan TV

Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team

Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track

Wednesday, July 4th


Thursday, July 5th


Friday, July 6th

7:30 PM NNS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)

NNS = Nationwide Series
Times are local to the Track


  • Official Daytona International Speedway Race Results (pdf)
  • Kurt Busch wins at Daytona International Speedway: #1-Kurt Busch took the lead on the final lap and held on to win the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway for his second Nationwide win of the year. #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr finished second followed by #43-Michael Annett, #3-Austin Dillon (who spun coming to the finish line and crossed it sideways), #18-Joey Logano, #2-Elliott Sadler, #31-Justin Allgaier, #44-Mike Bliss, #41-Timmy Hill, and #12-Sam Hornish. The race ended with a green-white-checker finish. There were 6 cautions for 24 laps and 42 lead changes among 16 leaders. The estimated attendance was 50,000. Complete results are on the Daytona International Speedway race results page (pdf).(7-6-2012)

  • Daytona International Speedway Race Fast Facts:
    Kurt Busch(i) won the 11th Annual Subway Jalapeno 250 , his fifth victory in 23 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2012.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (second) posted his third top-10 finish in six races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2012.
    Michael Annett (third) posted his second top-10 finish in eight races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Austin Dillon (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 2 points over Austin Dillon #.(NASCAR Intergrated Marketing Communications)(7-6-2012)

  • Driver standings following Daytona International Speedway:
    1) #2-Elliott Sadler 591
    2) #3-Austin Dillon # 589 -2
    3) #6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 573 -18
    4) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 556 -35
    5) #31-Justin Allgaier 519 -72
    6) #43-Michael Annett 496 -95
    7) #88-Cole Whitt # 488 -103
    8) #44-Mike Bliss 427 -164
    9) #7-Danica Patrick 383 -208
    10) #19-Tayler Malsam 369 -222
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-6-2012)

  • Owner Standings following Daytona International Speedway are posted (pdf).(7-6-2012)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona International Speedway: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one on track a lap or more down
    Caution 2: #12-Hornish, Jr, 10th
    Caution 3: none,
    Caution 4: #4-Efland, 13th
    Caution 5: #39-Richards, 16th
    Caution 6: #23-Richardson, Jr., 17th

info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Dillon on pole at Daytona: UPDATE:#3-Austin Dillon won the pole for the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 177.340mph. #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will start second. The rest of the top ten: #88-Cole Whitt, #7-Danica Patrick, #33-Kevin Harvick, #1-Kurt Busch, #22-Brad Keselowski, #01-Mike Wallace, #18-Joey Logano, and #11-Brian Scott. Did Not Qualify: none. The starting lineup is posted on the Daytona starting lineup page (pdf).(7-6-2012)
    UPDATE: #3-Austin Dillon had his qualifyng speed disallowed because of an open cooling hose into the cockpit. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has been awarded the pole.

  • Daytona International Speedway Qualifying Notes:
    Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 11th Annual Subway Jalapeno 250 with a lap of 50.750 seconds, 177.340 mph.
    This is his third pole in 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his third pole and 14th top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2012 and his fifth in six races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Cole Whitt (third) posted his second top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his sixth in 16 races this season.
    Austin Dillon (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie. (NASCAR Intergrated Marketing Communications)(7-6-2012)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Keselowski fastest in happy hour: #22-Brad Keselowski was quickest during the final practice session for the Subway Jalapeno 250 with a top speed of 188.750 mph. He was followed by: #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #15-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #24-Casey Roderick, #41-Timmy Hill, #23-Robert Richardson, Jr., #82-Blake Koch, #08-Bryan Silas, #74-Mike Harmon and #50-T.J. Bell. Just 15 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Daytona EDpractice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-5-2012)

  • Stenhouse, Jr. fastest in first practice: #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr was fastest during opening practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 191.046mph. #20-Clint Boywer was second, followed by: #54-Kyle Busch, #1-Kurt Busch, #88-Cole Whitt, #7-Danica Patrick, #33-Kevin Harvick, #3-Austin Dillon, #43-Michael Annett, and #18-Joey Logano. See complete results on the Daytona practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-5-2012)

  • Entry List: There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway. A few notes:
    Kurt Busch will drive the #1 for Phoenix Racing;
    The #08 for Randy Hill is TBA;
    Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the #15 for Rick Ware;
    Casey Roderick returns to the #24 for SB2;
    Bobby Santos III will drive the #36 for Tommy Baldwin;
    Kevin Lepage will be in the Jimmy Means #52;
    Blake Koch will drive the #82 for Blake Koch Motorsports;
    John Wes Townley returns to the RAB Racing #99.(7-2-2012)
    UPDATE: Bryan Silas will drive the #08.(7-2-2012)
    UPDATE 2: Joey Gase will drive the #52 for Jimmy Means rather than Kevin Lepage.(7-3-2012)
    UPDATE 3: Joey Logano will move to the #18 in place of Denny Hamlin. Clint Bowyer will drive the JGR #20.(7-4-2012)
    UPDATE 4: Morgan Shepherd has withdrawn. There are just 43 cars at the track.(7-5-2012)
    See the complete list on the Daytona International Speedway entry list page.

  • NASCAR Nationwide Series at Daytona on ESPN: The NASCAR Nationwide Series races Friday night, July 6, in the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway and the race airs live in prime time on ESPN. NASCAR Countdown airs at 7 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 7:49 p.m. Also from Daytona, ESPN2 airs NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying on Friday at 2 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com.(ESPN)(7-2-2012)

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

  • Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 900, Right-side -- 900;
    Nationwide: Left-side -- 500, Right-side -- 500

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 4 sets for practice/qualifying and 6 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 6 sets for the event

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

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.9 in. (2,233 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,247 mm)

  • 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 have run at the last three races at Daytona, dating back to February 2011 . . . Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams have also run this same tire set-up at Talladega in 2011 and 2012 . . . this left-side tire 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.

NASCAR News & Notes

    Patrick Working To Become First Female To Win At Daytona
    Make no mistake, Danica Patrick wants to win at Daytona. She has openly spoken about the extra track time she has specifically scheduled to gain more experience. 
    In February, Patrick became the second woman to capture a NASCAR national series pole and first at Daytona. Patrick's shine seems to blaze even brighter on the biggest stages. But in the season-opening race, she had an unlucky outcome due to an accident with JR Motorsports teammate Cole Whitt and finished 38th.
     As she returns to Daytona, redemption may be on her mind. And why not? In this race last year, she finished 10th, sliding across the finish line during a last-lap melee. It was her best Daytona performance to date. She posted a 115.4 Driver Rating, with an Average Running Position of 6.2. She spent 100 percent of her laps completed in the top 15 and she led 13 percent of the race. In the latter stages of the race, she was in position for what could have been a historic win. 
    Patrick is currently ninth in the standings, having posted one top-10 finish (Texas) this season. But she comes into Daytona following two solid runs at Road America and Kentucky, where she finished 12th in both events.  Her season-to-date Driver Rating is 76.9, which is ranked 11th in the series.

    The Man In The White Hat: Dillon Taking No. 3 Car Back To Prominence
    Along pit road and in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage these days, you will see a young man in a distinctive white hat. His name is Austin Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress and driver of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. Dillon posted his first series win this past weekend, kicking open the door on a possible points championship. 
    Dillon, 22, won his first career series race last week at Kentucky and also took the points lead. He was the first Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate to lead the standings since Reed Sorenson in 2005. On Monday, he was docked six driver championship points after his No. 3 Chevrolet was found to be too low in post-race inspection, putting him four points behind current leader and Richard Childress Racing teammate Elliott Sadler. But Dillon must be considered a title threat in the season's second half. History could be made, as well: There has never been an NNS champion who in the previous season won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title. A Sunoco Rookie of the Year has also never won the series championship. 
     Over the last three races, Dillon has earned the first two poles of his series career. He has four top fives in his last seven events, including his win, which was the 151st victory by the No. 3 car/truck throughout the NASCAR national series  97 in NASCAR Sprint Cup, 29 in the NNS and 25 in Trucks.

    Dash 4 Cash Kicks Off With Daytona Qualifier
     Daytona serves as the qualifying race for the popular NASCAR Nationwide Series Dash 4 Cash (follow on Twitter  #Dash4Cash) bonus program that awards the highest-finishing eligible driver in each of this season's four D4C races a $100,000 bonus on top of their race winnings. For the first time in the program's three-year history, the bonus races are consecutive  New Hampshire, Chicagoland, Indianapolis and Iowa. 
     The four highest-finishing NNS driver championship contenders at Daytona will be eligible for the $100,000 D4C bonus at New Hampshire. The driver who finishes the highest among those four at NHMS  he or she does not have to win the race  will win the first $100,000 bonus and also become eligible for the next Dash 4 Cash race at Chicagoland. The next three highest-finishing series regulars at New Hampshire will then be eligible for Chicagoland, and these same rules will apply for Indianapolis and Iowa. Should the same driver capture the three previous D4C bonuses and win the Iowa race outright, he or she will win an extra $600,000, bringing the total payout to $1 million.
     Like last year, a fan element is also in play. Fans can enter the NNS $100,000 Sweepstakes at www.nascar.com/dash4cash and vie for a chance to win a trip and be paired with an eligible driver for the final D4C race at Iowa on Aug. 4. The fan paired with the driver who wins the bonus also wins $100,000.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series, Etc.
    All-time wins leader Kyle Busch (51 wins) returns to the series this weekend at Daytona, where he leads the series in laps led (247). & Michael Annett gave his team owner, Richard Petty, an early birthday present last week at Kentucky when he posted his career-best, fourth-place finish. The King celebrated his 75th birthday on July 2. Annett comes to Daytona seventh in the standings. ... Reigning series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. may be graduating to NSCS next year but still has work to do at this level. He's 21 points behind Sadler. Last year heading to Daytona he also was third, seven points out. He left in worse shape, still third but 31 points back, yet righted himself in the second half en route to his championship. & Joey Logano is defending winner of this race. Despite taking last week off, he is one of the hottest NNS drivers with five wins in 11 races this year, including four of his last five. & James Buescher, who won the February NNS race at Daytona  his first national series win  is entered this week. & Latin crossover singer-songwriter Paty Cantú will sing the national anthem for the 11th annual Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola Friday night.

Next Race: PowerShares QQQ 300

Countdown to the race: 02/25/2017 ~ 3:49 PM ET

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

Saturday, February 25
3:30 pm/et
Motor Racing Network

10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
Fox Sports 1

12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
2:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1

XFINITY Paint Schemes

Past XFINITY Series News