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THE RACE: Johnsonville Sausage 200

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NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #14 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, June 22, 2013 in Elkhart Lake, WI

Title Sponsor: Johnsonville Sausages

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 5:17pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Central Time)

Thursday, June 20th

6:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, June 21st

6:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:30 AM NNS SPOTTERS AND ROOKIES MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM 1:00 PM NNS PRACTICE
1:30 PM-2:55 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

Saturday, June 22nd

7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
11:05 AM (12:05 PM/ET) NNS QUALIFYING (NASCAR, ROAD RACE QUALIFYING) IMPOUND
12:30 PM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (GARAGE AREA)
3:30 PM NNS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
4:00 PM (5:00 PM/ET) NNS RACE (50 LAPS, 202.4 MILES)
4:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Road America race results and standings (pdf)

  • Allmendinger wins at Road America: #22-A.J. Allmendinger won the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America. #31-Justin Allgaier finished second followed by #77-Parker Kligerman, #54-Owen Kelly, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #20-Brain Vickers, #32-Kyle Larson, #44-Cole Whitt, #11-Elliott Sadler, and #3-Austin Dillon. It is Allmendinger's first NASCAR win. The race took two green-white-checker attempts to finish. Points leader #7-Regan Smith wrecked on the last lap and was unable to restart. He finsihed 32nd and his point lead fell from 58 to 28. #31-Justin Allgaier is now second. There were 8 cautions for 16 laps and 11 lead changes among 7 leaders. Complete results are on the Road America race results page (pdf).(6-22-2013)

  • Road America Race Fast Facts:
    AJ Allmendinger(i) won the 4th Annual Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards, his first victory in nine NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one races at Road America.
    Justin Allgaier (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Road America. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2013.
    Parker Kligerman (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Road America.
    Kyle Larson (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Regan Smith leads the point standings by 28 points over Justin Allgaier.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-22-2013)

  • Driver standings following Road America:
    1) #7-Regan Smith 507
    2) #31-Justin Allgaier 479, -28
    3) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 477, -30
    4) #3-Austin Dillon 462, -45
    5) #11-Elliott Sadler 459, -48
    6) #77-Parker Kligerman 447, -60
    7) #32-Kyle Larson # 440, -67
    8) #2-Brian Scott 439, -68
    9) #20-Brian Vickers 433, -74
    10) #6-Trevor Bayne 421, -86
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-22-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Road America are posted (pdf).(6-22-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Road America: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #74-O'Connell, 22nd
    Caution 3: #75-Habul, 18th
    Caution 4: #74-O'Connell (2), 22nd
    Caution 5: #53-Ranger, 29th
    Caution 6: #53-Ranger (2), 29th
    Caution 7: #18-McDowell, 34th
    Caution 8: #18-McDowell (2), 34th
    (6-22-2013)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Allmendinger on pole at Road America: #22-A.J. Allmendinger won the Coors Light Pole for the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America with a speed of 109.233mph. It is his first career pole in 9 Nationwide races. #54-Owen Kelly will start second. The rest of the top 10: #77-Parker Kligerman, #31-Justin Allgaier, #18-Michael McDowell, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #16-Billy Johnson, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #20-Brian Vickers, and #33-Max Papis. There are 40 cars at the track so no one missed the race. The starting lineup is posted on the Road America starting lineup page (pdf).(6-22-2013)

  • Road America Qualifying Notes:
    AJ Allmendinger(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 4th Annual Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards with a lap of 133.410 seconds, 109.233 mph.
    This is his first pole in nine NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in one races at Road America.
    Owen Kelly (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2013 and his second in two races at Road America.
    Parker Kligerman (third) posted his first top-10 start at Road America. It is his sixth in 14 races this season.
    Nelson Piquet Jr. (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-22-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Kelly fastest in happy hour: #54-Owen Kelly was quickest during happy hour for the Johnsonville Sausage 200 with a speed of 108.721mph. He was followed by: #16-Billy Johnson, #22-AJ Allmendinger, #18-Miichael McDowell, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #5-Johnny O'Connell, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #32-Kyle Larson, #3-Austin Dillon, and #33-Max Papis. All 40 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Road America practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-21-2013)

  • Hornish fastest in first practice: #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. was fastest during opening practice at Road America with a speed of 99.210mph. #40-Reed Sorenson was second, followed by: #44-Cole Whitt, #18-Michael McDowell, #31-Justin Allgaier, #22-AJ Allmendinger, #01-Mike Wallace, #53-Andrew Ranger, #16-Billy Johnson, and #54-Kelly Owen. 27 drivers practiced during the session, which started late because of rain and lightning. See complete results on the Road America practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-21-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 45 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America. A few notes:
    Johnny O'Connell will drive the #5 for JR Motorsports;
    Billy Johnson will drive the #16 for Roush Fenway;
    Michael McDowell is in the #18 for Joe Gibbs;
    Brendan Gaughan will be in the #21 for Richard Childress;
    AJ Allmendinger will drive the #22 Ford for Penske;
    Stanton Barret is in the #23 for Rick Ware;
    Max Papis returns to the RCR #33;
    The Jimmy Means #52 is TBA;
    The#53 Dodge is TBA;
    Owen Kelly is in the #54 for Joe Gibbs;
    Kenny Habul will make his first attempt of the year in the #75;
    Kyle Kelley will drive the #87 for Joe Nemechek.(6-17-2013)
    UPDATE: Kevin O'Connell will drive the #74 for Mike Harmon.(6-18-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Andrew Ranger will be in the #53. The #42 of TJ Bell and #89 of Morgan Shepherd have withdrawn.(6-18-2013)
    UPDATE 3: The #00 team with Blake Koch has witdrawn. Joey Gase will be in the #52.(6-20-2013)
    UPDATE 4: The #15 Rick Ware Racing and #52 Jimmy Means entries have withdrawn. There are 40 cars at the track.(6-21-2013)
    See the complete list on the Road America entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series Goes Road Racing: The NASCAR Nationwide Series goes road course racing this weekend at the 4-mile Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and ESPN will have a live telecast of the race on Saturday, June 22, at 5 p.m. ET. The race's green flag is at 5:22 p.m. Also from Road America, ESPN2 will air qualifying Saturday at noon. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. (ESPN)(6-17-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials

  • Number of Tires: 1,200

  • Set limits: 7 sets for the event

  • Tire Code: D-4590 (same on all four tire positions)

  • Tire Circumference: 88.6 in. (2,250 mm)

  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Right Front -- 23 psi;
    Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Rear -- 20 psi

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 22 psi; Right Front -- 20 psi;
    Left Rear -- 17 psi; Right Rear -- 17 psi

  • Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will run the same Goodyear tire code on all four tire positions at Road America . . . this is the first time Nationwide teams have run this code (D-4590) . . . compared to what was run at Road America last season, this tire features a slight compound change and a reduction in gage (tread thickness) . . . these teams will also run this tire at its other two road course races  Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio in August . . . as on all NASCAR road courses, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Road America.

  • Wet Weather Tires: Goodyear will also bring 600 wet weather radials (D-4215) for use at Road America, should NASCAR decide that conditions warrant.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Smith Increases Points Lead At Michigan, Makes First Trip To Road America
    There is always a first time for everything. This Saturday, the NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Regan Smith will make his first start at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., in the Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards.
    Although he has never competed at the 4.05-mile road course in 116 series starts, he has raced four times on road courses in the NNS: twice at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City and twice at Watkins Glen International in New York. His finishes haven’t exactly been storybook; he has an average finishing position of 23.25 and has never led a lap, however, he’s finished on the lead lap in all four events.
    Before the last race of 2012, Smith hadn’t competed in the series since 2007 when he ran a partial schedule for Ginn Racing. Last year, the Cato, N.Y., native sat behind the wheel of one of JR Motorsports’ Chevrolets for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his first race in the series in five years. However, it was like he had never left, as he held off Kyle Busch in the closing laps to secure the victory.
    That momentum has certainly carried over into 2013 with Smith winning two of the first 13 races (Talladega, Michigan). His Talladega victory propelled him into the points lead over Sam Hornish Jr., who held the lead after each of the first seven races.
    Going into last Saturday’s Michigan race, Smith’s lead was a healthy 23 points over Hornish. By the end of the night, Smith had increased it to a 58-point advantage. That margin might be threatened this weekend at Road America, where Hornish finished fifth last year in his only start at the road course.
    Smith, however, has been firing on all cylinders lately as he rides a streak of 11 consecutive top-10 finishes into Road America.

    The First Of Three Road Courses Is An Unfamiliar Test
    Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., marks the first of three road courses on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule and could provide a look into how drivers will perform in the other two: Watkins Glen International and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, both in August.
    The biggest test for many of the drivers regarding Road America is their unfamiliarity with the track. There are currently 14 drivers vying for a spot in the starting field who have never competed in any of the series’ three events there. Another 14 drivers have only competed there once in the series.
    The 14 drivers without previous Road America starts are AJ Allmendinger, Alex Bowman, James Buescher, Landon Cassill, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Mike Harmon, Parker Kligerman, Kyle Larson, Johnny O’Connell, Travis Pastrana, Regan Smith, Dexter Stacey, Brian Vickers and Derek White.
    The NNS has run three races at Road America and each time a different driver has celebrated in Victory Lane.
    In the series’ inaugural visit to the 4.05-mile road course in 2010, Carl Edwards bested road-course specialist Ron Fellows. The next season, Reed Sorenson was out in front of Fellows when the race ended under caution. Last year, Nelson Piquet Jr. started on the pole and held off Michael McDowell and Fellows to take the checkers. 

    Road Racing Brings Out The “Ringers”
    The most challenging aspect of Saturday’s Johnsonville Sausage 200 Presented by Menards at Road America for the NASCAR Nationwide Series regulars might not be the facility’s 14 challenging turns, but rather the road-course specialists that are racing alongside them.
    These specialists are adept at turning left & and right, and are often challenging for the win at the few road courses that dot the national series’ schedules. For instance, all 24 of Ron Fellows’ starts in the NNS have come at road courses, including Road America where he has three top-three finishes in three starts.
    Although Fellows is not entered in this weekend’s race, there are as many as nine road-course “ringers” currently slated to attempt to make the starting field. The list of drivers includes AJ Allmendinger, Kenny Habul, Billy Johnson, Kyle Kelley, Owen Kelly, Michael McDowell, Max Papis, Derek White and John Young.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    A trust fund has been created to help care for five-year-old Charlie Dean Leffler, whose father, Jason Leffler, died June 12, when his sprint car struck a wall at a New Jersey dirt track. Donations in Jason’s memory can be made to the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust. & A memorial service for Leffler will be held Wednesday, June 19at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius, N.C. & Four-time 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner and 2001 Rolex 24 At Daytona overall winner Johnny O’Connell will qualify in the No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet for his NASCAR national touring series debut this Saturday at Road America. & Two-time NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion Andrew Ranger (2007, 2009) will attempt to qualify for his first NNS start of 2013, his 15th overall.  

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