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THE RACE: Nationwide Series 250

TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #19 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race:Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Speedway, IN

Title Sponsor: TBA

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:50pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, July 25th

8:00 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
12:00 PM NNS GARAGE OPENS
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, July 26th

7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
7:30 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS, RANDOM DRAWING
8:30 AM-10:00 AM NNS PRACTICE
10:30 AM-11:25 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
2:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
3:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, July 27th

7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
11:30 AM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEFS MEETING (PLAZA MEETING ROOM)
12:05 PM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
4:00 PM NNS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
4:30 PM NNS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

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


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Indianapolis race results and standings (pdf)

  • Busch wins at Indianapolis: #54-Kyle Busch won the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for his 7th win of the year and 59th of his Nationwide career. #2-Brian Scott finished second followed by #22-Joey Logano, #20-Brian Vickers (who won the final Nationwide Dash4Cash), #21-Kevin Harvick, #33-Paul Menard, #18-Matt Kenseth, #98-Kevin Swindell, #43-Michael Annett, and #60-Travis Pastrana. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., who was the points leader coming in to the race, blew an engine and finished 34th. #7-Regan Smith also battled an overheating issue allowing #3-Austin Dillon to take the points lead. There were 4 cautions for 18 laps and 6 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Indianapolis race results page (pdf).(7-27-2013)

  • Indianapolis Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 2nd Annual Indiana 250, his 59th victory in 259 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his eighth victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    This is Busch's fifth victory from the Coors Light Pole this season, breaking a single-season record for wins from the pole.
    Brian Scott (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2013.
    Joey Logano (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Kevin Swindell (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Austin Dillon leads the point standings by 6 points over Regan Smith.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-27-2013)

  • Driver standings following Indianapolis:
    1) #3-Austin Dillon 656
    2) #7-Regan Smith 650, -6
    3) #11-Elliott Sadler 643, -13
    4) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 642, -14
    5) #20-Brian Vickers 628, -28
    6) #31-Justin Allgaier 621, -35
    7) #32-Kyle Larson # 612, -44
    8) #2-Brian Scott 610, -46
    9) #6-Trevor Bayne 592, -64
    10) #77-Parker Kligerman 589, -67
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(7-27-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Indianapolis are posted (pdf).(7-27-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Indianapolis: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #32-Larson, 11th
    Caution 2: #98-Swindell, 8th
    Caution 3: #60-Pastrana, 10th
    Caution 4: #55-Starr, 21st
    (7-27-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Busch on pole at Indianapolis: #54-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole for the Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 179.644mph, a new track record (in the series' second race at the track). #12-Sam Hornish,Jr. will start second. The rest of the top 10: #6-Trevor Bayne, #11-Elliott Sadler, #77-Parker Kligerman, #20-Brain Vickers, #3-Austin Dillon, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #18-Matt Kenseth, and #33-Paul Menard. #99-Alex Bowman and #60-Travis Pastrana wrecked during their qualifying attempts and will have to go to backup cars. #00- David Green, making his first attempt of the season, made the race using a past champion's provisional. Did Not Qualify: #89-Morgan Shepherd, #74-Carl Long, #37-Matt Dibenedetto, and #52-Joey Gase (wrecked on his qualifying attempt). The starting lineup is posted on the Indianapolis starting lineup page (pdf).(7-27-2013)

  • Indianapolis Qualifying Notes:
    Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 2nd Annual Indiana 250 with a track qualifying-record lap of 50.099 seconds, 179.644 mph.
    This is his 31st pole in 259 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. He now holds the all-time NASCAR Nationwide Series record for career poles.
    This is his fifth pole and 11th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Sam Hornish Jr. (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2013 and his first in two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    Trevor Bayne (third) posted his first top-10 start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is his 12th in 19 races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-27-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Vickers fastest in happy hour: #20-Brian Vickers was quickest during happy hour for the Indiana 250 with a speed of 177.885mph. He was followed by: #2-Brian Scott, #7-Regan Smith, #6-Trevor Bayne, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #21-Kevin Harvick, #54-Kyle Busch, #32-Kyle Larson, #18-Matt Kenseth, and #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. All 44 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Indianapolis practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-26-2013)

  • Larson fastest in first practice: #32-Kyle Larson was fastest during opening practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a speed of 177.294mph. #2-Brian Scott was second, followed by: #20-Brian Vickers, #54-Kyle Busch, #3-Austin Dillon, #6-Trevor Bayne, #21-Kevin Harvick, #5-Kasey Kahne, #7-Regan Smith, and #98-Kevin Swindell. All 44 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Indianapolis practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-26-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Nationwide Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    David Green is entered in the #00 for SR2;
    Kevin Harvick will be in the #21 for RCR;
    Ken Butler will drive the #24 for SR2;
    Cole Whitt returns to the TriStar #44;
    David Starr will drive the #55 normally driving by Jamie Dick;
    The Mike Harmon #74 is TBA;
    Kevin Swindell and the #98 team are entered.(7-22-2013)
    UPDATE: Carl Long will drive the #74.(7-23-2013)
    UPDATE 2: #17-Tanner Berryhill, #37-Matt Debendetto, and #39-Ryan Sieg have been added. #92-Dexter Stacey has withdrawn. There are 44 cars at the track.(7-26-2013)
    See the complete list on the Indianapolis entry list page.

  • ESPN Begins NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage at Indianapolis: ESPN begins its telecasts of the final 17 races of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 28. NASCAR Countdown airs at noon ET with the race's green flag at 1:19 p.m. The race telecast is presented by Golden Corral. Also from Indianapolis, NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Saturday, July 27, airs on ESPN at 2 p.m. and ESPN2 will air Sprint Cup practice Saturday at 9 a.m. ESPN also will have a live telecast of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis on Saturday. NASCAR Countdown airs at 4 p.m. with the green flag at 4:50 p.m. The race will be the last 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. NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jimmie Johnson will visit the ESPN booth during the race. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.(ESPN)(7-22-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits: 7 sets for the event

  • Number of Tires: Left-side  575, Right-side -- 575

  • Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4472; Right-side -- D-4476

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.3 in. (2,217 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.3 in. (2,242 mm)

  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi;
    Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 16 psi; Left Rear -- 16 psi;
    Right Front -- 37 psi; Right Rear -- 33 psi

  • Notes: While teams in both NASCAR series in action at Indianapolis this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4476), they will be on different left-side codes . . . in the Nationwide Series, this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires they ran at IMS last season . . . while this right-side tire code is unique to Indianapolis, these teams ran this left-side code at Phoenix twice in 2012 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams will run inner liners in all four tire positions at Indianapolis . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Just In Time: Hornish Returns To Points Lead For Indy
    Having won the Indianapolis 500 in 2006 in the IndyCar Series, Sam Hornish Jr. feels pressure to perform whenever he returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a track that opened in the early 20th Century as a testing ground for the budding American automobile industry. He hopes to relieve some of that pressure this Saturday by taking the checkers in the Indiana 250 at the 2.5-mile track.
    Two years after his 2006 triumph, Hornish switched gears and began racing fulltime in NASCAR. After four seasons in NASCAR's premier series, he joined the NASCAR Nationwide Series fulltime in 2012. In his first full season, he finished with 10 top fives and 22 top 10s, finishing fourth in the standings.
    This year, Hornish is faring a little better with 14 top 10s in the first 18 races and led the points after each of the first seven races of the season before losing the top spot to Regan Smith. With a runner-up finish in last Sunday's race at Chicagoland, Hornish regained control of the points lead from Smith. In the 10-race span between his two reigns atop the standings, Hornish sat second after nine of them. He fell to third for one week after a fifth-place finish in the road-course event at Road America.
    Last year, in his only series start at Indy, Hornish finished runner-up to teammate Brad Keselowski. If Hornish is able to improve upon his finish and win this weekend, he would enter the record books as the first driver in history to win an Indianapolis 500 and a NASCAR national series race at the superspeedway.
    With 15 races remaining on the schedule  two of them on road courses  the championship battle remains wide open. Hornish currently leads Smith by seven points with Austin Dillon one marker back in third. In fact, the top-10 drivers are separated by only 69 points which is surmountable, given that Smith forfeited a 58-point lead over just five races.

    Thrice As Nice: Dillon On Quest To Land Third Consecutive Bonus
    Although Austin Dillon has not been able to notch a victory this season, he has become adept at claiming $100,000 bonuses in Nationwide's four-week, Dash 4 Cash program, which has created an intense race-within-a-race.
    As the program heads into its fourth and final leg within Saturday's Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dillon will be gunning for his third straight bonus after placing third at New Hampshire and Chicagoland. The third-place finishes were the highest finishes by one of four points-eligible drivers qualified to compete for the bonuses.
    Elliott Sadler won the first $100,000 bonus after placing third at Daytona earlier this month. Since then it has been all Dillon, who is the only driver to qualify for all four Dash 4 Cash events.
    Sam Hornish Jr. and Brian Vickers will join Dillon and Sadler in competing for the final payout. In addition to the driver bonus, four lucky fans who received all-expense paid trips to Indy will be randomly paired with the four drivers. The fan paired with the driver who wins the D4C bonus will also win $100,000.
    Dillon, who is third in the standings eight points behind leader Hornish, has a full slate this week with four races in eight days. In addition to competing in the NNS races last Sunday at Chicagoland and this Saturday in Indianapolis, he will compete Wednesday night in the NCWTS event at Eldora Speedway and the Brickyard 400 at Indy on Sunday. 

    Owner Championship Still Up For Grabs
    For the sixth time in seven seasons, it's possible that the car that wins the owners' championship might not be the same car driven to the drivers' title.
    With 15 races left in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota primarily piloted by Kyle Busch leads the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford by 34 points. Joey Logano, who will be driving the No. 22 this Saturday at Indy, splits seat time with teammate Brad Keselowski.
    The split driver/owner championship has happened six times in the series history: 2003  Brian Vickers (No. 5)/Richard Childress (No. 21); 2007  Carl Edwards (No. 60)/Childress (No. 29); 2008  Clint Bowyer (No. 2)/Joe Gibbs (No. 20); 2010  Keselowski (No. 22)/Gibbs (No. 18); 2011  Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 6)/Jack Roush (No. 60); 2012  Stenhouse (No. 6)/Gibbs (No. 18).

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
         Six drivers in the top 12 in the standings will be among 19 drivers making their first series visit to Indy. The six are Regan Smith (second), Brian Vickers (sixth), Kyle Larson (seventh), Trevor Bayne (ninth), Parker Kligerman (10th), Alex Bowman (11th) and Nelson Piquet Jr. (12th). & The No. 70 ML Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Johanna Long is based in Warsaw, Indiana. & Country music performer and Broadway, television and film actress Laura Bell Bundy will sing the National Anthem.

     

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Countdown to the race: 11/1/2014 ~ 3:46 PM ET

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3:30 pm/et
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11:10am/et, Saturday, November 1
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