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THE RACE: FEED THE CHILDREN 300

TRACK: Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #15 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race:Friday, June 28, 2013 in Sparta, KY

Title Sponsor: Feed the Children

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:46pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, June 27th

7:30 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
12:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION OPEN
12:30 PM NNS GARAGE OPEN
5:00 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
6:30 PM-7:25 PM NNS PRACTICE
7:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
8:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, June 28th

8:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM 10:30 AM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
3:35 PM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
4:50 PM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (BLUEGRASS HALL)
7:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
8:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

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


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Kentucky race results and standings (pdf)

  • Keselowski wins at Kentucky: #22-Brad Keselowski won the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway after the race was called early because of rain, with 30 laps to go.#11-Elliott Sadler finished second followed by #33-Matt Crafton (in his first Nationwide start), #20-Brian Vickers, #54-Kyle BUsch, #3-Austin Dillon, #32-Kyle Larson, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., and #99-Alex Bowman. Points leader #7-Regan Smith, spent time behind the wall after a suspension failure and finished 30th. His points lead is down to 8 over Hornish. There were 5 cautions for 25 laps and 12 lead changes among 7 leaders. Complete results are on the Kentucky race results page (pdf).(6-28-2013)

  • Kentucky Race Fast Facts:
    Brad Keselowski(i) won the 13th Annual Feed The Children 300, his 22nd victory in 197 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in six races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Elliott Sadler (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2013.
    Matt Crafton(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Regan Smith leads the point standings by 8 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-28-2013)

  • Driver standings following Kentucky:
    1) #7-Regan Smith 521
    2) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 513, -8
    3) #31-Justin Allgaier 510, -11
    4) #11-Elliott Sadler 502, -19
    5) #3-Austin Dillon 501, -20
    6) #32-Kyle Larson # 477, -44
    7) #77-Parker Kligerman 475, -46
    8) #20-Brian Vickers 473, -48
    9) #2-Brian Scott 466, -55
    10) #6Trevor Bayne 453, -68
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-28-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Kentucky are posted (pdf).(6-28-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kentucky: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #Hornish, Jr., 9th
    Caution 2: #98-Swindell, 11th
    Caution 3: #30-Piquet, Jr., 8th
    Caution 4: #6-Byane, 12th
    Caution 5: #77-Kligerman, 16th
    (6-28-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Dillon on pole at Kentucky: #3-Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole for the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 175.758mph. It is his 8th career pole and his 5th in the last six races. #60-Travis Pastrana will start second. The rest of the top 10: #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #6-Trevor Bayne, #54-Kyle Busch, #11-Elliott Sadler, #31-Justin Allgaier, #33-Matt Crafton, #44-Cole Whitt, and #99-Alex Bowman. Did Not Qualify: #92-Dexter Stacey, who wrecked on his qualifying attempt. #51-Jeremy Clements also wrecked and will have to go to a backup car. The starting lineup is posted on the Kentucky starting lineup page (pdf).(6-28-2013)

  • Kentucky Qualifying Notes:
    Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual Feed The Children 300 with a lap of 30.724 seconds, 175.758 mph.
    This is his eighth pole in 59 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 13th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his third pole in three races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Travis Pastrana (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2013 and his first in one races at Kentucky Speedway.
    Sam Hornish Jr. (third) posted his third top-10 start at Kentucky Speedway. It is his 13th in 15 races this season.
    Alex Bowman (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie. (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-28-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Pastrana fastest in happy hour: #60-Travis Pastran was quickest during happy hour for the Feed the Children 300 with a speed of 175.970mph. He was followed by: #33-Matt Crafton, #99-Alex Bowman, #3-Austin Dillon, #22-Brad Keselowski, #77-Parker Kligerman, #6-Trevor Bayne, #31-Justin Allgaier, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., and #7-Regan Smith. 41 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Kentucky practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(6-28-2013)

  • Crafton fastest in first practice: #33-Matt Crafton was fastest during opening practice at Kentucky Speedway with a speed of 172.750 mph. #12-Sam Hornish was second, followed by: #44-Cole Whitt, #22-Brad Keselowski, #7-Regan Smith, ##54-Kyle Busch, #20-Brian Vickers, #99-Alex Bowman, #3-Austin Dillon, #2-Brian Scott. 40 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kentucky practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(6-27-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. A few notes:
    Brad Sweet returns to the #5;
    Scott Riggs is entered in the Rick Ware #15;
    Ken Butler will drive the #24 for SR2;
    Matt Crafton will drive the RCR #33;
    Cole Whitt remains in the TriStar #44;
    Joey Gase is back in the Jimmy Means #52;
    Kyle Busch returns to the JGR #54;
    Derrike Cope will make another attempt in the #73;
    The Mike Harmon Racing #74 is TBA;
    Bryan Silas will drive the #79 for Go Green.(6-24-2013)
    UPDATE: Carl Long will be in the #74 Mike Harmon entry.(6-26-2013)
    UPDATE 2: JJ Yeley has been added in the #46. There are 42 teams at the track.(6-27-2013)
    UPDATE 3: The Rick Ware Racing #15 has withdrawn.(6-28-2013)
    See the complete list on the Kentucky entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series in Prime Time Friday Night: The NASCAR Nationwide Series races in prime time on Friday night, June 28, at Kentucky Speedway near Cincinnati and ESPN will have a live telecast. NASCAR Countdown airs at 7 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 7:46 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. (ESPN)(6-24-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits: Sprint Cup:
    5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 6 sets for the event

  • Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,375; Right-side -- 1,375;
    Nationwide: Left-side  475; Right-side -- 475

  • Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4556; Right-side -- D-4440

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.4 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi;
    Right Front -- 46 psi; Right Rear -- 42 psi

  • Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Kentucky this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), teams in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run a slightly different left-side code (D-4556) than those in the Camping World Truck Series . . . this is the same right-side tire that Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran at Kentucky the last two seasons . . . this left-side tire is new to Kentucky and features a construction change compared to what was run at this track last year . . . teams in these two series ran this same tire set-up at Dover earlier this month . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kentucky . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Heading Into Kentucky, Title Hunt Is Still A Guessing Game
    Heading into last Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America, Regan Smith was enjoying a comfortable 58-point lead over Sam Hornish Jr. on the strength of 11 consecutive top-10 finishes
    Less than a week later, as the series travels to Kentucky Speedway for Friday night's Feed the Children 300, Smith's advantage has shrunk to 28 points after finishing a season low 32nd at the Wisconsin road course. It's indicative of the difference just one week can make in the midst of a tight championship battle. It also proves that the title is still very much up for grabs.
    Not only did points leader Smith lose ground at Road America, but the race's runner-up Justin Allgaier jumped Hornish in the standings to take over second place. Hornish fell to third in the standings, two points behind Allgaier, followed by Austin Dillon and Elliott Sadler, who both remained in their respective spots.
    The last half of the top 10, however, was completely turned on its side. Parker Kligerman finished third on Saturday, his career-best finish in the series and moved up from eighth to sixth in the standings. Kyle Larson, who made his national series debut one year ago at Kentucky in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finishing 10th, used a seventh-place finish to catapult him two spots in the standings to seventh. Brian Vickers finished sixth and gained a spot in the standings, moving into ninth.
    On the flipside, a 20th-place performance dropped Brian Scott from sixth to eighth. Trevor Bayne provided the most movement among the top 10, dropping three spots to 10th after finishing 30th.    
    With only 86 points separating first and 10th place heading into the 15th race, the championship battle is the closest it's been since NASCAR adopted the new points structure prior to the 2011 season. The margin at this same juncture during the past two seasons was 142 in 2011 and 180 last year. 

    Dillon Needs Three-Peat At Kentucky
    All eyes Friday night will be on Austin Dillon. That's because the 23-year-old is the two-time defending NASCAR Nationwide race champion at Kentucky Speedway.
    He also needs a win because he's been under a lot of pressure to perform this season, his sophomore year. While he's started most races strong, he could improve on his finishes. Over four consecutive weekends (Charlotte through Michigan), Dillon captured four poles; however, he was unable to convert any of those into wins.
    Although the competition is stronger this year, he's still in fourth place in the standings, 45 points behind leader Regan Smith. In 14 races this season, Dillon has three top fives and eight top 10s. A victory in the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky would go a long way in relieving a lot of that pressure and put him in the middle of the championship battle.
    In last year's June event at the 1.5-mile track, Dillon dominated the race by leading 192 of the 200 laps and beat Kurt Busch to the finish line by more than nine seconds. In September, he returned to Victory Lane with a 1.059-second margin of victory over Sam Hornish Jr.       

    Dash 4 Cash Returns In 2013 With Qualifier At Kentucky
    This Friday night at Kentucky Speedway marks the return of the Dash 4 Cash (#Dash4Cash). The top-four finishing NASCAR Nationwide regulars in the Feed the Children 300 will qualify to run the first leg of the popular program at Daytona International with an opportunity to win $100,000.
    The highest finisher of the four eligible drivers at Daytona will win the money and automatically qualify for the Dash 4 Cash at New Hampshire the following weekend. The three highest finishing NNS regulars at Daytona not already qualified will also get to compete for the $100,000 bonus at New Hampshire. The final two events at Chicagoland and Indianapolis will carry the same qualifying requirements.
    If one driver wins the first three legs of the Dash 4 Cash and the Indianapolis race outright, Nationwide Insurance will award that driver an extra $600,000.
    Four fans will be selected to win an all-expense paid trip to Indianapolis where they will be randomly paired with the four eligible drivers. The fan paired with the driver who wins the Dash 4 Cash at Indianapolis will also walk away with $100,000.

    NASCAR NationwideSeries Etc.
    Matt Crafton, the current points leader in the NCWTS, will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide start Friday night in the Feed the Children 300. & Eight other drivers will make their NNS Kentucky debuts: Parker Kligerman, Kyle Larson, Travis Pastrana, Nelson Piquet Jr., Harrison Rhodes, Bryan Silas, Dexter Stacey and Kevin Swindell. & Jeff Green, of Owensboro, returns home to Kentucky where he's made four starts with a best finish of 20th. & Former American Idol runner-up Bo Bice will sing the National Anthem prior to the race.

Next Race: Dover 200

Countdown to the race: 9/27/2014 ~ 3:45 PM ET

Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE


3:30 pm/et
Sirius Channel 90
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Qualifying:
12:15 pm/et, Saturday, September 27
Fox Sports 2 12:00 pm/et

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