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THE RACE: KANSAS LOTTERY 300

TRACK: Kansas Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #29 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Kansas City, KS

Title Sponsor: Kansas Lottery

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:46pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Central Time)

Thursday, October 3rd

6:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, October 4th

6:30 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:10 PM-2:15 PM NNS PRACTICE
2:40 PM-4:00 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, October 5th

7:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
11:05 AM (12:05 PM/ET) NNS QUALIFYING ( TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
12:30 PM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
2:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM (3:30 PM/ET) NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 300 MILES)
3:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

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


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Kansas race results and standings (pdf)

  • Kenseth wins at Kansas: #18-Matt Kenseth won the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. #33-Paul Menard finished second followed by #7-Regan Smith, #54-Kyle Busch, #31-Justin Allgaier, #3-Austin Dillon, #77-Parker Kligerman, #5-Brad Sweet, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #11-Elliott Sadler. There were 11 cautions for 50 laps and 17 lead changes among 10 leaders. Complete results are on the Kansas race results page (pdf).(10-5-2013)

  • Kansas Race Fast Facts:
    Matt Kenseth won the 13th Annual Kansas Lottery 300, his 28th victory in 260 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. He is now alone in sixth on the all-time series wins list.
    This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Kansas Speedway.
    Paul Menard (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Kansas Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2013.
    Regan Smith (third) posted his first top-10 finish in three races at Kansas Speedway.
    Alex Bowman (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Austin Dillon leads the point standings by eight points over Sam Hornish Jr. Entering this race, Dillon trailed Hornish by four points.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-5-2013)

  • Driver standings following Kansas:
    1) #3-Austin Dillon. 1024
    2) #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. 1016, -8
    3) #7-Regan Smith 989, -35
    4) #11-Elliott Sadler 981, -43
    5) #31-Justin Allgaier 959, -65
    5) #20-Brian Vickers 957, -67
    7) #2-Brian Scott 942, -82
    8) #6-Trevor Bayne 939, -85
    9) #32-Kyle Larson # 878, -146
    10) #77Parker Kligerman 858, -166
    See complete standings on the are posted (pdf).(10-5-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Kansas: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #24-Ken Butler, 32nd
    Caution 3: #14-Eric McClure, 27th
    Caution 4: #74- Carl Long, 34th
    Caution 5: none
    Caution 6: #79-Bryan Silas, 23rd
    Caution 7: #11-Elliott Sadler, 10th
    Caution 8: #60-Travis Pastrana,
    Caution 9: #4-Landon Cassill, 22nd
    Caution 10: #19-Mike Bliss, 13th
    Caution 11: #30-Nelson Piquet, 20th
    (10-5-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Dillon on pole at Kansas: #3-Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole for the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 184.420 mph. #31-Justin Allgaier will start second. The rest of the top 10: #11-Elliott Sadler, #33-Paul Menard, #7-Regan Smith, #2-Brian Scott, #77-Parker Kligerman, #6-Trevor Bayne, #5-Brad Sweet, and #16-Chris Buescher. Did Not Qualify: #15-Chase Miller and #52-Joey Gase The starting lineup is posted on the Kansas starting lineup page (pdf).(10-5-2013)

  • Kansas Qualifying Notes:
    Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual Kansas Lottery 300 with a track qualifying record lap of 29.281 seconds, 184.420 mph. The previous record was set by Joey Logano in October 2012 (182.914 mph; 29.522 seconds).
    This is his 10th pole in 73 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his seventh pole and 24th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in two races at Kansas Speedway.
    Justin Allgaier (second) posted his 15th top-10 start of 2013 and his second in five races at Kansas Speedway.
    Elliott Sadler (third) posted his second top-10 start at Kansas Speedway. It is his 16th in 29 races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-5-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Smith fastest in happy hour: #7-Regan Smith was quickest during happy hour for the Kansas Lottery 300 with a speed of 179.617 mph. He was followed by: #18-Matt Kenseth, #77-Parker Kligerman, #2-Brian Scott, #6-Trevor Bayne, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #33-Paul Menard, #5-Brad Sweet, #3-Austin Dillon, and #30-Nelson Piquet, Jr. 41 drivers participated in the session. #32-Kyle Larson hit the wall during the session and was forced to a back-up car. See complete results on the Kansas practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(10-4-2013)

  • Bowman fastest in first practice: #99-Alex Bowman was fastest during opening practice at Kansas Speedway with a speed of 177.223 mph. #7-Regan Smith was second, followed by: #16-Chris Buescher, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #3-Austin Dillon, #18-Matt Kenseth, #31-Justin Allgaier, #54-Kyle Busch, #32-Kyle Larson, and #33-Paul Menard. 42 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Kansas practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(10-4-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. A few notes:
    Chris Buescher returns to the Roush #16;
    Matt Kenseth is back in the Gibbs' #18;
    Dakota Armstrong will drive the RCR #21;
    Jennifer Jo Cobb is in the #23;
    James Buescher will be in the #34 for Turner Scott Motorsports;
    Danny Efland returns with the #50 MAKE Motorsports team.(9-30-2013)
    UPDATE: The #50 with Danny Efland has withdrawn and the #39 with Ryan Sieg has been added.(10-2-2013)
    See the complete list on the Kansas entry list page.


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits: 6 sets for the event

    Number of Tires: Left-side - 475; Right-side - 550

    Tire Codes: Left-side - D-4554; Right-side - D-4560

    Tire Circumference: Left-side - 87.5 in. (2,222 mm); Right-side - 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

    Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 30 psi; Left Rear - 30 psi; Right Front - 55 psi; Right Rear - 50 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 30 psi; Left Rear - 30 psi; Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series will run a different tire set-up than those in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Nationwide teams ran at Michigan in June and NASCAR Camping World Truck teams ran at Kansas in April . . . Nationwide teams also ran this right-side tire code (D-4560) at Kansas last year . . . this left-side tire code (D-4554) is different than what these teams ran at Kansas last year and features a compound change . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner iners on all four tire positions at Kansas . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Dillon Within Striking Distance Of Hornish
    With only four points separating NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader Sam Hornish Jr. and runner-up Austin Dillon, a solid showing in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway could propel the 23-year-old driver into the lead for the first time since the Watkins Glen race in early August.
    If Dillon is able to improve upon his finishing position in his only series start at the 1.5-mile track, which came last season, the North Carolina native should find his way into Victory Lane for the first time in 2013 and back atop the standings. In 2012, he led five laps after starting on the outside of the front row and went on to finish second, 0.288 seconds behind race winner and eventual back-to-back series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  
    Dillon has gradually crawled back up the standings and into the title conversation since a 21st-place finish in the inaugural series event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in mid-August dropped him from the points lead all the way back to fourth. After Chicagoland, he was 17 points in arrears, but has whittled 13 points off the lead in the two races since.
    On the season, the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has compiled 10 top fives, 18 top 10s and six poles, including a record-streak of four in a row. He’s already set a personal season high of 526 laps led with five races still remaining on the schedule. Dillon has been running at the finish of 27 of the 28 races; an accident in the April Richmond race left him 35th.
    In order to take over the top spot at Kansas he’ll need to earn five more points than Hornish, who has put together a solid season. Hornish visited Victory Lane at Las Vegas in March and has collected 13 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes with three poles, including five runner-up performances and nine races in which he was the top-finishing, points-eligible NNS driver. His 488 laps led in 2013 are more than triple his previous best (134 in 2012). His average finishing position of 9.3 is also a personal best for the Ohio driver.

    Winning Machine: Penske’s No. 22 Continues To Roll
    Penske Racing and its No. 22 Ford entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series continue to roll on, regardless of who’s in the seat.
    The four drivers who have piloted the No. 22 to Victory Lane 11 times this season  including Joey Logano’s win last Saturday in Dover  have kept the team in contention for the owners’ championship standings  leading Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Toyota primarily driven by Kyle Busch.
    Although the No. 22 Ford took its largest owner’s points lead of the season, the car failed post-race inspection at Dover and was docked six owner points. Its lead now stands at 28 points.
    Logano has won three times in the No. 22, while Brad Keselowski leads the groups with five wins, AJ Allmendinger has two trips to Victory Lane and Ryan Blaney scored his first series win in the Penske-fielded Ford at Kentucky.
    Keselowski, who won the 2011 event, takes another turn behind the wheel at Kansas Speedway in search of victory No. 6. His win tally trails only Busch, who has grabbed 10 checkered flags. Busch will make his 700th NASCAR national series start this Saturday at Kansas.
    The track has hosted 12 NNS events, dating to September 2001, with Penske Racing claiming one trophy  Keselowski’s 2011 win  and Joe Gibbs Racing drivers celebrating in Victory Lane three times, including two wins by then JGR driver Logano.

    Can Bayne Return The No. 6 Ford To Victory Lane At Kansas?
    A little more than a year ago Ricky Stenhouse Jr. passed Kyle Busch on the last lap to steal away the victory in a green-white-checkered finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.
    Stenhouse, who sat second in the standings with three races left, was able to use the momentum gained that weekend to claim a second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series title. He closed out the season with finishes of fourth, third and sixth in the final contests to claim the crown by 23 points over Elliott Sadler. 
    Stenhouse since has moved on to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but his NNS team and driver Trevor Bayne are hopeful they can return the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford to Victory Lane and build momentum for next season. Although not mathematically eliminated from this year’s title hunt, Bayne is currently eighth in the standings, 86 points behind points leader Sam Hornish Jr.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    Brian Scott will be making his 200th NASCAR national series start in the Kansas Lottery 300. & Austin Dillon will be donning a pink fire suit, helmet and accents on his cowboy hat. His No. 3 Chevrolet will carry a special “Pink Lemonade Spark” paint scheme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. He will donate the fire suit and helmet to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for auction. & On Tuesday, Elliott Sadler and his brother, Hermie Sadler were joined by their mother Bell, a breast cancer survivor, in painting Charlotte Motor Speedway’s start-finish line pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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