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THE RACE: NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 200

TRACK: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #22 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, August 17, 2013 in Lexington, Ohio

Title Sponsor: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:49pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Wednesday, August 14th

4:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Thursday, August 15th

6:00 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
6:30 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM NNS ALL DRIVER'S / CREW CHIEF MEETING- MANDATORY
9:00 AM-12:00 PM NNS PRACTICE
1:30 PM 4:00 PM NNS PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, August 16th

6:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:00 AM NNS SPOTTER'S MEETING & RANDOM DRAWNING
11:00 AM-12:00 PM NNS PRACTICE
1:30 PM-3:30 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, August 17th

6:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:30 AM 11:00 AM NNS QUALIFYING (NASCAR, ROAD RACE QUALIFYING) IMPOUND
11:30 AM NNS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT IN LOWER PADDOCK)
2:00 PM NNS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
2:30 PM NNS RACE (90 LAPS, 203.22 MILES)
3:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

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


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Mid-Ohio race results and standings (pdf)

  • Allmendinger wins at Mid-Ohio: #22-A.J. Allmendinger won the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It his his second win of the season and the 4th in the last five races for Penske's #22 team. #18-Michael McDowell finished second, matching his career best finish. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. was third followed by #33-Max Papis, #20-Brian Vickers, #11-Elliott Sadler, #9-Marcos Ambrose, #31-Justin Allgaier, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #51-Jeremy Clements. The race ended with one green-white-checker attempt. There were 7 cautions for 18 laps and 8 lead changes among 7 leaders. Complete results are on the Mid-Ohio race results page (pdf).(8-17-2013)

  • Mid-Ohio Race Fast Facts:
    AJ Allmendinger(i) won the Inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, his second victory in ten NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his second victory and second top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
    Michael McDowell(i) (second) posted his first top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is his first top-10 finish in 2013.
    Sam Hornish Jr. (third) posted his first top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
    Alex Bowman (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Sam Hornish Jr. leads the point standings by 13 points over Elliott Sadler.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-17-2013)

  • Driver standings following Mid-Ohio:
    1) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 769
    2) #11-Elliott Sadler 756, -13
    3) #7-Regan Smith 754, -15
    4) #3-Austin Dillon 754, -15
    5) #20-Brian Vickers 751, -18
    6) #31-Justin Allgaier 722, -47
    7) #2-Brian Scott 706, -63
    8) #6-Trevor Bayne 696, -73
    9) #32-Kyle Larson # 695, -74
    10) #77-Parker Kligerman 687, -82
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-17-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Mid-Ohio are posted (pdf).(8-17-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Mid-Ohio: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #24-Kennedy, 29th
    Caution 2: #52-Ellis, 38th
    Caution 3: #52-Ellis (2), 38th
    Caution 4: #32-Larson, 14th
    Caution 5: #32-Larson (2), 14th
    Caution 6: #23-Gandon, 28th
    Caution 7: none, #75-Habul caused the caution
    (8-17-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • McDowell on pole at Mid-Ohio: #18-Michael McDowell won the Coors Light Pole for the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a speed of 96.256mph. #22-A.J. Allmendinger will start second. The rest of the top 10: #54-Owen Kelly, #32-Kyle Larson, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #7-Regan Smith, #20-Brian Vickers, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #77-Parker Kligerman, and #33-Max Papis. Did Not Qualify: #42-TJ Bell, #46-Dexter Stacey, #86-Tim Cowen. The starting lineup is posted on the Mid-Ohio starting lineup page (pdf).(8-17-2013)

  • Mid-Ohio Qualifying Notes:
    Michael McDowell(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 with a lap of 84.450 seconds, 96.256 mph.
    This is his second pole in 88 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
    AJ Allmendinger(i) (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2013 and his first at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
    Owen Kelly (third) posted his first top-10 start at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is his second in two races this season.
    Kyle Larson (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-17-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Hornish, Jr. fastest in happy hour: #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. was quickest during happy hour for the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 with a speed of 96.553mph. He was followed by: #20-Brian Vickers, #5-Rin Fellows, #22-A.J. Allmendinger, #7-Regan Smith, #54-Own Kelly, #32-Kyle Larson, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #77-Parker Kligerman, and #33-Max Papis. All 43 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Mid-Ohio practice 4 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2013)

  • Vickers fastest in third practice: #20-Brian Vickers was fastest during the third practice session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His speed was 96.069mph #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr. was second, the #22-AJ Allmendinger, #54-Owen Kelly, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #2-Brian Scott, #33-Max Papis, #5-Ron Fellows, #77-Parker Kligerman, and #7-Regan Smith. 40 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Mid-Ohio practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2013)

  • Allmendinger fastest in second session: #22-A.J. Allmendinger was fastest during the second practice/test session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a speed of 95.550 mph. #77-Parker Kligerman was second, followed by: #54-Owen Kelly, #18-Michael McDowell, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #32-Kyle Larson, #5-Ron Fellows, #9-Marcos Ambrose, and #20- Brian Vickers. 41 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Mid-Ohio practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-15-2013)

  • McDowell fastest in first session: #18-Michael McDowell was fastest during the first practice/test session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a speed of 94.517mph. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. was second, followed by: #54-Owen Kelly, #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr., #9-Marcos Ambrose, #22-A.J. Allmendinger, #20-Brian Vickers, #77-Parker Kligerman, and #11-Elliott Sadler. 34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Mid-Ohio practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-15-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. A few notes:
    Ron Fellows will be in the #5 for JR Motorsports;
    Marcos Ambrose will drive the #9 for Richard Petty Motorsports;
    Stanton Barrett is in the Rick Ware #15;
    Michael McDowell will drive the #18 for Joe Gibbs;
    A.J. Allmendinger will drive the #22 for Penske Racing;
    Anthony Gandon will return to the #23;
    Max Papis will drive the RCR #33;
    Alx Danielsson is expected to drive the #73 for Creation Cope.(8-12-2013)
    UPDATE: The Jimmy Means #52 team has decided not to attempt this weekend's race.(8-12-2013)
    UPDATE: Jimmy Means will now be attempting the race with Ryan Ellis as the driver. Kevin Lepage will drive the #4 for JD Motorsports. Jason Bowles will be in the #42 for Curtis Key. Andrew Ranger and the #53 team have been added.(8-13-2013)
    See the complete list on the Mid-Ohio entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series Making Mid-Ohio Debut: The NASCAR Nationwide Series will race for the first time ever at the historic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 17, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 2:49 p.m. Also from Mid-Ohio, ESPN2 will air qualifying on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.(ESPN)(8-12-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course Radials

  • Number of Tires: 1,500

  • Set limits: 3 sets for Thursday's practices and 6 sets for the remainder of 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: This is the NASCAR Nationwide Series' inaugural event at Mid-Ohio . . . teams will run the same Goodyear tire code (D-4590) on all four tire positions at this track . . . this is the same tire that Nationwide teams ran at their two other road course races -- Watkins Glen last week and Road America in June . . . as on all NASCAR road courses, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Mid-Ohio.

  • Wet Weather Tires: Goodyear will also bring 700 wet weather radials (D-4215) to Mid-Ohio for use by Nationwide Series teams, should NASCAR decide that conditions warrant.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Hometown Favorite Hornish Returns To Ohio Amidst Tight Points Battle
    With only 12 races remaining before a new NASCAR Nationwide Series champion is crowned, forecasting the outcome is becoming harder with every passing weekend. After Saturday’s race at Watkins Glen only 74 points separate the top-10 drivers in the standings  a difference that the 10th-place driver (Parker Kligerman) could conceivably make up in only two races, although not likely.
    Adding to the uncertainty surrounding predicting a champion is the venue of the next race. The series makes its inaugural trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Saturday for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. The 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course is the second road course in as many weeks and the third and final one of the season.
    Of the 42 drivers currently vying for a spot in the race, none are looking forward to the green flag more than Sam Hornish Jr., who grew up about 2-1/2 hours west of the track in Defiance, Ohio.
    A win for Hornish, who is currently second in points three markers behind Austin Dillon, at Mid-Ohio in front of a hometown crowd would mean more to the 34-year-old driver than winning at any other track and would most likely return him to the points lead. In addition to having a home-field advantage, Hornish is also the only driver in the top 10 that has competed in a major national series motorsports event at the track. He finished 14th in the IndyCar Series race in 2007, a year prior to joining NASCAR fulltime.
    In seven road-course races in the NNS, he has five consecutive top-five finishes and two poles, including a fifth-place finish at Road America in June and a runner-up performance last weekend at The Glen. This season, Hornish has one victory and five second-place showings in which he was the highest-finishing points-eligible series regular.
    Dillon holds the points lead for the third week in a row, but his lead has shrunk to only three over Hornish. Two markers back is Regan Smith (-5) followed by Elliott Sadler (-12) and Brian Vickers (-18).

    Road-Course ‘Ringers’ Converge En Masse On Mid-Ohio
    Racing on road courses requires a unique set of skills that don’t always translate well into for a driver groomed on the oval tracks common throughout North America. While some drivers competing fulltime in NASCAR’s three national series have proven they have the chops for both, others are what one would describe as road-racing specialists or “ringers.”
    When the NASCAR Nationwide Series arrives at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 on Saturday afternoon, there will be plenty of road-course ringers on hand.
    The road-racing specialists currently entered in the race are Ron Fellows, Stanton Barrett, Michael McDowell, AJ Allmendinger, Max Papis, Owen Kelly, Tomy Drissi and Marcos Ambrose. Ambrose is the only driver in the group currently competing fulltime in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 
    The eight have a combined nine victories, 27 top fives, 34 top 10s and seven poles at road courses on the NNS schedule. Ambrose and Fellows lead the way with four victories apiece, followed by Allmendinger, who posted his only NNS road-course victory earlier this season at Road America.

    Patients At The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Have Day In The Sun
    The Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this Saturday will have a special meaning for 10 children who will see their faces and names navigating the track’s 13 turns.
    That’s because 10 patient champions from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in nearby Columbus, Ohio, were paired with drivers who are from or currently live near a participating patient’s hometown. Each patient and race team has collaborated to create a paint scheme depicting that child’s likeness or name.
    The 10 patients and the race cars they will appear are Peyton Ostrowsky of Winston-Salem, N.C., and the No. 2 Chevrolet of Brian Scott; Noah Nickodemus of Raleigh, N.C., and the No. 3 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon; Gage Williams of Sevierville, Tenn., and the No. 6 Ford of Trevor Bayne; Hannah Hiller of Guilford, N.C., and the No. 7 Chevrolet of Regan Smith; Caden Bowers of Yorktown, Va., and the No. 11 Toyota of Elliott Sadler; Grant Reed of Mansfield, Ohio, and the No. 12 Ford of Sam Hornish Jr., Marcus Harris of Carolina Shores, N.C., and the No. 31 Chevrolet of Justin Allgaier; Ryan Katz of Reistertown, Md., and the No. 60 Ford of Travis Pastrana; Payton Julian of Mansfield, Ohio, and the No. 77 Toyota of Parker Kligerman; and Janet Gregory of Granville, Ohio, and the No. 99 Toyota of Alex Bowman. Thirteen-year-old cancer survivor and Ohio State fan Grant Reed, who successfully battled a brain tumor he nicknamed “Michigan,” has been selected to preside over the race as Grand Marshal.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    Chad Hackenbracht, who will be driving the No. 44 Tastee Apple Inc. Toyota this weekend, will have the opportunity to drive in front of family and friends at Mid-Ohio. His hometown of New Philadelphia, Ohio, is about two hours away from the road course. & Tim Cowen of nearby Ashland, Ohio, is also entered in the race. If he’s makes the field, it will be his inaugural start in the series. & NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Anthony Gandon of Bayonne, France, will attempt to make his second national series start this Saturday.

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

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