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THE RACE: STP 300

TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #18 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race:Sunday, July 21, 2013 in Joliet, IL

Title Sponsor: STP

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:16pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Central Time)

Friday, July 19th

4:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Saturday, July 20th

6:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:30 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM-2:00 PM NNS PRACTICE
2:30 PM-4:00 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
4:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Sunday, July 21st

6:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:05 AM (11:05AM/ET) NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS  ALL POSITIONS)
11:45 AM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
1:30 PM NNS DRIVERS INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
2:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
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Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Chicago race results and standings (pdf)

  • Logano wins at Chicago: #22-Joey Logano, the only full0time Cup driver in the race, won the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. finished second followed by #3-Austin Dillon (who won the Nationwide Dash4Cash), #11-Elliott Sadler, #20-Brian Vickers, #77-Parker Kligerman, #6-Trevor Bayne, #21-Justin Allgaier, #5-Brad Sweet, and #33-Matt Crafton. There were 6 cautions for 32 laps and 5 lead changes among 12 leaders. Complete results are on the Chicago race results page (pdf).(7-21-2013)

  • Chicago Race Fast Facts:
    Joey Logano(i) won the 3rd Annual STP 300, his 20th victory in 118 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. Logano's 20th series victory ties him with Greg Biffle for 15th on the all-time wins list.
    This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in five races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Sam Hornish Jr. (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Austin Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 finish in three races at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon also claimed the Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash award for the second race in a row.
    Kyle Larson (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Sam Hornish Jr. leads the point standings by 7 points over Regan Smith.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-21-2013)

  • Driver standings following Chicago:
    1) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 632
    2) #7-Regan Smith 625, -7
    3) #3-Austin Dillon 624, -8
    4) #11-Elliott Sadler 612, -20
    5) #31-Justin Allgaier 610, -22
    6) #20-Brian Vickers 587, -45
    7) #32-Kyle Larson # 579, -53
    8) #2-Brian Scott 567, -65
    9) #6-Trevor Bayne 563, -69
    10) #77-Parker Kligerman 563, -69
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-21-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Chicago are posted (pdf).(7-21-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Chicago: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one on track a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #70-Long, 20th
    Caution 3: #19-Bliss, 19th
    Caution 4: #33-Crafton, 10th
    Caution 5: #21-Armstrong, 15th
    Caution 6: #30-Piquet, 17th
    (7-21-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Hornish on pole at Chicago: #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. won the Coors Light Pole for the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed of 178.341mph. #11-Elliott Sadler will start second. The rest of the top 10: #3-Austin Dillon, #33-Matt Crafton, #60-Travis Pastrana, #20-Brian Vickers, #22-Joey Logano, #6-Trevor Bayne, #2-Brian Scott, and #77-Parker Kligerman. Did Not Qualify: #46-Tim Schendel. The starting lineup is posted on the Chicago starting lineup page (pdf).(7-20-2013)

  • Chicago Qualifying Notes:
    Sam Hornish Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 3rd Annual STP 300 with a lap of 30.279 seconds, 178.341 mph.
    This is his second pole in 84 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first pole and 15th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in four races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Elliott Sadler (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2013 and his fifth in eight races at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Austin Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 start at Chicagoland Speedway. It is his 15th in 18 races this season.
    Alex Bowman (11th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-20-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Scott fastest in happy hour: #2-Brian Scott was quickest during happy hour for the STP 300 with a speed of 173.751mph. He was followed by: #3-Austin Dillon, #99-Alex Bowman, #6-Trevor Banye, #60-Travis Pastrana, #33-Matt Crafton, #21-Dakota Armstrong, #43-Michael Annet, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., and #5-Brad Sweet. All 41 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Chicago practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-19-2013)

  • Smith fastest in first practice: #7-Regan Smith was fastest during opening practice at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed of 175.953mph. #60-Travis Pastrana was second, followed by:#99-Alex Bowman, #31-Justin Allgaier, #3-Austin Dillon, #77-Parker Kligerman, #6-Trevor Bayne, #2-Brian Scott, #20-Brian Vickers, and #22-Joey Logano. All 41 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Chicago practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-19-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Sunday's STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. A few notes:
    Ken Butler will drive the #00 for SR2;
    Tanner Berryhill returns in the #17;
    Dakota Armstrong will drive the #21 for RCR;
    Matt Crafton will drive the #33 for RCR;
    Juan Carlos Blum will drive the Mike Harmon #74;
    Kyle Fowler returns to the #79.(7-15-2013)
    UPDATE: TJ Bell is now listed as the driver of the #42 and Tim Schendel will drive the #46.(7-16-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Kevin Lepage will drive the #74 for Mike Harmon.(7-17-2013)
    See the complete list on the Chicago entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series at Chicago on ESPN: The NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Sunday, July 21, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the 300-mile race. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2:30 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 3:17 p.m. Also from Chicagoland, ESPN2 will air qualifying on Sunday at 11 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app. The Chicagoland race will be the third of four consecutive events that comprise the NASCAR Nationwide Series Dash 4 Cash, a bonus program that will award an extra $100,000 to the highest-finishing of four eligible drivers in each of the four designated races and could award an additional $600,000 at the fourth race at Indianapolis next month.(ESPN)(7-15-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits: 8 sets for the event

  • Number of Tires:
    Left-side  650;
    Right-side -- 650

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4392;
    Right-side -- D-4410

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.2 in. (2,215 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 -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 44 psi

  • Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Nationwide Series teams have run at Chicagoland over the last two seasons . . . this is also the same tire set-up that these teams ran at Texas and Homestead in 2011 and 2012 . . . this season, Nationwide teams ran this left-side tire code (D-4392) at both Texas and Darlington, though with different right-side codes . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Chicagoland . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Sunday Showcase: Nationwide Series In The Limelight This Weekend
    For a little twist this Sunday, the NASCAR Nationwide Series will take center stage for the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. The opportunity for the points leaders like Regan Smith, Sam Hornish Jr. and Austin Dillon to showcase their skills is evident, but also up-and-coming drivers like Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidates Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman also get to take advantage of the exposure. 
    Young standout Larson leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings and is currently seventh in series standings 48 points behind leader Smith. Larson continues to impress fans and media alike. His past two starts on 1.5-mile tracks has resulted in top-10 finishes. Larson also has a season-to-date Driver Rating of 89.0 and an Average Running Position of 13.6.
    Another driver on the rise is Joe Gibbs Racing's Brian Vickers. Flying high on his momentum from winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in New Hampshire last weekend, Vickers promised his NNS sponsors a win is coming soon.  Watch for him to possibly break through and visit Victory Lane for the first time this season.  Vickers has made four series starts at Chicago posting three top fives and an average finish of 10.3.
    Joey Logano will be the only full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver participating this weekend. He sat on the Coors Light pole for this event last season. In total he has made four starts at Chicago posting one win (2009), two top fives and three top 10s. Without a doubt, expect Logano to contend this weekend; his pre-race Driver Rating is 119.2 - third-best in the series.
    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader Matt Crafton will mark his return to the series this weekend. Crafton finished third in his series debut earlier this year at Kentucky Speedway. Chicagoland Speedway, like Kentucky, is a 1.5-mile speedway; though the configurations are different. Crafton has already proven he is good on intermediate layouts.
    ESPN's pre-race show begins at 2:30 p.m. with the green flag set to wave shortly after 3 p.m. ET.

    Round Three: Who You Got Taking Home The Dash4Cash?
    The Nationwide Insurance Dash 4 Cash (#Dash4Cash) has reached its third round in which NASCAR Nationwide Series points eligible drivers clash to earn $100,000 bonuses for their finishes. Drivers and fans alike have boasted how successful the program has been in creating an intense race-within-a-race for the extra cash in its first two rounds and that enthusiasm should carry over this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
    Elliott Sadler banked the first round of Dash 4 Cash in Daytona with a third-place finish. Austin Dillon won the D4C $100,000 bonus with a third-place finish at New Hampshire last weekend.
    With winning the award Dillon automatically qualifies for the next payout this Sunday at Chicagoland. He will compete against Brian Vickers, Brian Scott and Michael Annett for the bonus.
    Of the four competing, Dillon has the best average finish at Chicago with a 4.5. 

    Championship Contenders Clash As Top 10 Heats Up
    Nothing bodes better for great action than a little controversy among title contenders. Regan Smith and Elliott Sadler have some unfinished business heading into Chicagoland following some tough racing this past weekend.
    Championship standings leader Smith and defending race winner Sadler tangled on track in New Hampshire this past weekend. Frustrations and tempers were high following the incident and Sadler vowed in post-race remarks that Smith would not win the championship at season's end. Smith currently holds a 24-point lead over Sadler, who is in fifth.
    Smith will have more than a smoldering Sadler on his bumper. He also must contend with the other eight drivers in the top 10 in the standings nipping at No. 7 Chevrolet's quarter panels. Smith's points lead had grown to 58 points over second heading into Road America, just four races ago. Since then it has dwindled to five points over second-place Sam Hornish Jr. But what is even more interesting is 10th-place Parker Kligerman is only 69 points back. Smith will have to be on his game the remainder of the season to hold his lead.
    If Smith's past is any indication of how he will do this weekend at Chicago, his pursuers should enter the race with optimism. The standings leader has made three series starts at Chicago posting an average finish of 31.3.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.

    Announced For all you historians, make sure to check out the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford driven by Michael Annett this weekend. Not only will their STP sponsorship coincide with the race entitlement, but also the car will run the famous Petty Blue and STP Orange color scheme the NASCAR Hall of Famer made famous. &  Joey Coulter will be stepping into the rocket known as the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing this weekend in Kyle Busch's stead.  The No. 54 leads the owner standings by 51 points over the No. 22 team

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Countdown to the race: 9/20/2014 ~ 7:46 PM ET

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7:30 pm/et
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4:10 pm/et, Saturday, September 20
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