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THE RACE: DAV 200 - Honoring America's Veterans

TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #32 of 33 for the 2014 season


Race: Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Avondale, AZ

Title Sponsor: Disabled American Veterans

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:15pm/et

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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track

Not released yet

Thursday, November 6th

Friday, November 7th
10:00 AM-11:20 AM NNS PRACTICE

Saturday, November 8th
2:00 PM (4:00 PM/ET) NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)

NNS = Nationwide Series
Times are local to the Track


  • Official Phoenix race results and standings (pdf)

  • Keselowski wins at Phoenix; Elliott Clinches Championship: #22-Brad Keselowski won the DAV 200 - Honoring America's Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway. He passed pole sitter #54-Kyle Busch, who had dominated the race, on the final lap. The rest of the top 10: #11-Elliott Sadler, #3-Ty Dillon, #9-Chase Elliott, #20-Erik Jones, #2-Brian Scott, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #7-Smith.
    With his 5th place finish, Chase Elliott clinched the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship over Regan Smith.
    There were 5 cautions for 33 laps and 6 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Phoenix race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Phoenix Race & Points Report (pdf).(11-8-2014)

  • Phoenix Race Fast Facts:
    Brad Keselowski won the 16th Annual DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans, his 32nd victory in 215 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2014. He has finished fourth or better in all 10 of his starts this season.
    This is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 52 points over Regan Smith.
    With the points lead, Elliott officially clinches the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.
    Elliott becomes the first rookie in NASCAR national series history to win the championship.
    Elliott becomes the youngest champion in national series history (He will be 18 years, 11 months, 18 days at Homestead). Brian Vickers previously held the record at 20 years, 22 days when he won the 2003 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.
    Chase Elliott's father Bill Elliott won the 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. They are the fifth father/son combo to win NASCAR national series championships; joining the Jarretts (Ned and Dale), Pettys (Lee and Richard), Pearsons (David and Larry) and Earnhardts (Dale and Dale Jr.).
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 18 races at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his 24th top-10 finish in 2014.
    Elliott Sadler (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in 12 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Ty Dillon (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-8-2014)

  • Driver standings following Phoenix:
    1) #9-Chase Elliott # 1185
    2) #7-Regan Smith 1133 -52
    3) #2-Brian Scott 1120 -65
    4) #11-Elliott Sadler 1119 -66
    5) #3-Ty Dillon # 1111 -74
    6) #6-Trevor Bayne 1052 -133
    7) #60-Chris Buescher # 975 -210
    8) #62-Brendan Gaughan 939 -246
    9) #16-Ryan Reed # 872 -313
    10) #31-Dylan Kwasniewski # 842 -343
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(11-8-2014)

  • Owner Standings following Phoenix are posted (pdf).(11-8-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Phoenix: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #43-Armstrong, 21st
    Caution 2: #19-Bliss, 16th
    Caution 3: #31-Kwasniewski, 15th
    Caution 4: #16-Reed, 19th
    Caution 5: #19-Bliss (2), 16th

info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Busch on pole at Phoenix: #54-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole for the DAV 200 - Honoring America's Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 133.963mph. #22-Brad Keselowski will start second followed by: #20-Erik Jones, #11-Elliott Sadler, #5-Alex Bowman, #7-Regan Smith, #3-Ty Dillon, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #2-Brian Scott, #9-Chase Elliott, #42-Kyle Larson, and #6-Trevor Bayne.
    Busch was also quickest in the opening qualifying session at 134.414mph
    Did Not Qualify: #46-Ryan Ellis. The starting lineup is posted on the Phoenix starting lineup page (pdf).(11-8-2014)

  • Phoenix Qualifying Notes:
    Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans with a lap of 26.873 seconds, 133.963 mph.
    This is his 43rd pole in 295 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his seventh pole and 23rd top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his seventh pole in 18 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Brad Keselowski (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2014 and his 11th in 16 races at Phoenix International Raceway.
    Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 start at Phoenix International Raceway. It is his third in three races this season.
    Busch set the track qualifying record in the first round with a lap of 134.414 mph (26.783 seconds).
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(11-8-2014)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Bowman fastest in happy hour: #5-Alex Bowman was quickest during happy hour for the DAV 200 - Honoring America's Veterans with a speed of 133.610mph. He was followed by: #54-Kyle Busch, #20-Erik Jones, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #25-John Wes Townley, #77-Brennan Newberry, #3-Ty Dillon, #42-Kyle Larson, #9-Chase Elliott, and #7-Regan Smith. 41 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(11-7-2014)

  • Busch fastest in first practice: #54-Kyle Busch was fastest during opening practice at Phoenix International Raceway with a speed of 132.861mph. #3-Ty Dillon was second, followed by: #20-Erik Jones, #7-Regan Smith, #5-Alex Bowman, #22-Brad Keselowski, #11-Elliott Sadler, #9-Chase Elliott, #2-Brian Scott and #60-Chris Buescher. 35 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Phoenix practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(11-7-2014)

  • Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's DAV 200 - Honoring America's Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway. A few notes:
    Alex Bowman returns to the JR Motorsports #5;
    Jeff Green will be in the #10 for TriStar;
    Erik Jones will be in the JGR #20;
    Kelly Admiraal will drive the #29 for RAB Racing;
    Brennan Newberry will be in the #77;
    Chad Boat is in the #84;
    Carl Long will drive the #87.(11-3-2014)
    UPDATE: Tanner Berryhill will be in the #17 Toyota.(11-3-2014)
    UPDATE: Morgan Shepherd has been added to the entry list and Mike Wallace will be in the #74 in place of Mike Harmon.(11-7-2014)
    See the complete list on the Phoenix entry list page.

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 7 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4612; Right-side -- D-4594

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 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 -- 14 psi; Left Rear -- 14 psi;
    Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 32 psi

  • Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire codes at Phoenix this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams have run at this track since November 2013 . . . this left-side tire code (D-4612) was introduced at Phoenix last November, while this right-side code (D-4594) debuted at the track in March 2013 . . . Phoenix is the only track at which either of these two tire codes will be run in 2014 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.

    NASCAR K&N Pro Series West: Goodyear will also provide tires for the K&N race at Phoenix this week . . . the tire codes will be D-2931 on the left-side and D-2934 on the right-side . . . Phoenix is the only track at which West teams will run these tire codes . . . Goodyear will bring 200 tires per side for this event . . . teams are allowed three sets of tires for this event -- two sets for practice and one set for qualifying and the race.

NASCAR News & Notes

    Chase Elliott Close To Record-Setting Championship

    Chase Elliott is two races away from making his own dreams - and those of an exploding fan base - come true at JR Motorsports. The current NASCAR Nationwide Series standings leader, Elliott, is 48 points ahead of his teammate Regan Smith in second-place. If he maintains that lead - that is, if he leaves Phoenix with a 48-point lead over second - he’ll officially clinch the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.

    If Elliott is able to capitalize on this opportunity and win the series title this season, he would unfurl a laundry lists of records. Below is a list of such honors Elliott can achieve:

    He would become the first driver in national series history to win the series championship and Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the same season.

    Elliott would become the youngest champion in national series history (Homestead: 18 years, 11 months, 18 days). Brian Vickers currently boasts that record, at 20 years, 0 months, 2 days

    The Elliotts (Bill and Chase) would become the fourth father/son combo to win NASCAR national series championships; joining the Jarretts (Ned and Dale), Pettys (Lee and Richard) and Earnhardts (Dale and Dale Jr.) as the only NASCAR father/son champions.

    Chase Elliott would become the third champion from the state of Georgia, joining NASCAR Hall of Famers Bill Elliott (father) and Tim Flock.

    Bill Elliott (NHOF inductee - Class of 2015)
    Tim Flock (NHOF inductee- Class of 2014)  

    If all that wasn’t enough, Elliott would also give one of the series’ most deserving organizations, JR Motorsports and owners Kelley Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. their first series championship since opening the organization’s doors in 2006.

    Elliott and the rest of the NASCAR Nationwide Series return to action (Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014) at Phoenix International Raceway for the DAV 200 - Honoring America’s Veterans on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. (ET).

    Taking It Down To The Finish: Second To Fifth Up For Grabs

    Though the championship is Chase Elliott’s to lose, the rest of the final positions are very much in flux. The series heads west to Phoenix International Raceway where Regan Smith’s second-place position in the series standings is susceptible to challenge by third-place Brian Scott (-15 behind Smith), fourth-place Elliott Sadler (-20) and fifth-place Ty Dillon (-27).

    At the final two tracks, Dillon has the best average finish of the four drivers with a 12.0; followed by Sadler (15.5), Scott (15.6), with Smith bringing up the rear with a 19.1.

    When the series went to Phoenix earlier this season three of these four drivers finished in the top 10, with Sadler claiming the best finish of the four at sixth-place; followed by Smith (eighth) and Dillon (10th). Scott finished 11th. 
    If Smith can hold on to second-place in the points, it will be his best series career standings finish - his previous best was third last season. He has posted one win, seven top fives and 24 top 10s this season.

    Scott also is battling for his career best standings finish these last two weeks (his previous best was seventh last season). Scott has posted six top fives and 21 top 10s in 2014.

    Erik Jones Straps In For Joe Gibbs Racing At Phoenix

    One of the best teams at grooming young talent in NASCAR is Joe Gibbs Racing, and this weekend keep your eyes on 18 year-old Erik Jones, who has the opportunity to drive the JGR No. 20 Toyota at Phoenix.

    Jones has been a standout this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He is running a limited schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports and in a short time he has posted a pole, two wins, four top fives and seven top 10s in 11 starts.

    This weekend at Phoenix, Jones will make his third career start for JGR in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In his previous two starts at Charlotte and Bristol he finished in the top 10 (a seventh at Chicagoland in July and an eighth at Bristol in August).

    Joining Jones at Phoenix will be series all-time wins leader Kyle Busch, who posted his 70th NNS career win and JGR’s 100th series win last weekend at Texas. 

    Joe Gibbs’ No. 54 Toyota team is currently second in the owner points standings behind Roger Penske’s No. 22 Ford team, trailing by 26 points. Busch could possibly tighten the points gap this weekend - he has made 17 series starts at PIR posting seven wins, including the last three races at the famed raceway.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Alex Bowman will return to the NNS this weekend at Phoenix driving the No. 5 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Bowman has made two previous series starts this season for car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. posting an average finish of 13.0. .... Kelly Admiraal will pull double duty this weekend, competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race for RAB Racing on Saturday and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on Thursday. Admiraal has made two previous starts this season with a best finish of 22nd at Richmond.

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