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HISENSE 250

Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #2 of 33 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Hampton, GA

Title Sponsor: Hisense

Race Time: 2:00pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:16pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, February 26th
7:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, February 27th
6:30 AM 6:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM 7:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 AM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER, MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM-10:55 AM NXS PRACTICE
11:30 AM-12:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
2:30 PM NXS INSPECTION BEGINS

Saturday, February 28th
6:00 AM 2:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:10 AM NXS QUALIFYING
10:25 AM NXS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM)
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
2:00 PM NXS RACE (163 LAPS, 251.02 MILES)

NXS = XFINITY Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Atlanta race results and standings (pdf)

  • Harvick wins XFINITY race at Atlanta: #88-Kevin Harvick won the Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. #22-Joey Logano finished second, followed by #33-Ty Dillon, #60-Chris Buescher, #9-Chase Elliott, #33-Paul Menard, #2-Brian Scott, #20-Matt Kenseth, #7-Regan Smith, and #42-Kyle Larson.
    There were 3 cautions for 12 laps and 4 lead changes among 3 leaders. Complete results are on the Atlanta race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Atlanta Race & Points Report (pdf).-->(2-28-2015)

  • Atlanta XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Kevin Harvick(i) won the 24th Annual Hisense 250, his 45th victory in 317 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his fourth victory and 11th top-10 finish in 14 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Joey Logano(i) (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in five races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2015.
    Ty Dillon (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 0 points over Ty Dillon.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-28-2015)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Atlanta:
    1) #60-Chris Buescher 83
    2) #3-Ty Dillon 83
    3) #16-Ryan Reed 75, -8
    4) #6-Darrell Wallace Jr. # 66, -17
    5) #43-Dakoda Armstrong 57, -26
    6) #44-David Starr 56, -27
    7) #2-Brian Scott 56, -27
    8) #9-Chase Elliott 55, -28
    9) #0-Ross Chastain # 55, -28
    10) #51-Jeremy Clements 53, -30
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(2-28-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Atlanta: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: None
    Caution 2: #42-Larson, 2nd
    Caution 3: #20-Kesenth, 8th
    (2-28-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Joey Logano on XFINITY pole at Atlanta: #22-Joey Logano won the Coors Light pole for the Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 184.162mph. #2-Brian Scott will start second. The rest of the top 12: #7-Regan Smith, #42-Kyle Larson, #20-Matt Kenseth, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #39-Ryan Sieg, #88-Kevin Harvick, #9-Chase Elliott, #98-Sam Hornish, Jr., #33-Paul Menard, and #54-Erik Jones. Did Not Qualify: none. The starting lineup is posted on the Atlanta starting lineup page (pdf).(2-20-2015)

  • Atlanta XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
    Joey Logano(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 24th Annual Hisense 250 with a lap of 30.104 seconds, 184.162 mph.
    This is his 27th pole in 136 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in five races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Brian Scott (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2015 and his second in six races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Regan Smith (third) posted his third top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his first in two races this season.
    Daniel Suarez (21st) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-28-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Logano fastest in happy hour: #22-Joey was quickest during happy hour for the Hisense 250 with a speed of 182.105mph. He was followed by:#62-Brendan Gaughan, #33-Paul Menard, #18-Daniel Suarez, #9-Chase Elliot, #20-Matt Kenseth, #88-Kevin Harvick, #2-Brian Scott, #7-Regan Smith, and #54-Erik Jones. All 40 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(2-27-2014)

  • Logano fastest in first practice: #22-Joey Logano was fastest during opening practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.807mph. #3-Ty Dillon was second, followed by: #88-Kevin Harvick, #20-Matt Kenseth, #54-Erik Jones, #1-Elliott Sadler, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #7-Regan Smith, #62-Brendan Gaughan, and #2-Brian Scott. Just 27 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-27-2014)

  • XFINITY Entry List:There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    Derek White will be in the #13;
    Chris Cockrum moves to the #15;
    Mike Bliss gets back into the seat of the TriStar #19;
    Paul Menard will drive the RCR #33;
    Carl Long is in the #40;
    The #54 for Joe Gibbs is TBA. Kyle Busch was scheduled to drive;
    Kevin Harvick will be in the #88 for JR Motorsports;
    Morgan Shepherd is entered in his #89;
    Jimmy Weller will drive the #90.
    Sam Hornish is in the #98 for Biagi.(2-23-2015)
    See the complete list on the Atlanta entry list page.

  • XFINITY Qualifying procedure for 2015: In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, cars starting in positions 1-33 will be determined by their fastest single lap during qualifying in descending order with the fastest qualifier starting first. The next six positions will first be assigned to the highest ranking cars in owner points that have attempted all of the races, have not already earned a starting position through qualifying and have entered the event by the posted entry deadline. The final starting position will be awarded to the most recent eligible past champion driver. If there is no eligible past champion driver, then a seventh car will make the field based upon owner points.
    Prior to this enhancement, the top 30 cars in owner points were guaranteed a starting spot in each event. Now, a maximum of seven cars will be locked into a given NASCAR XFINITY Series race. If a qualifying session is cancelled because of inclement weather, the field will be set per the rule book with starting lineups determined by practice speeds.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for Friday/Saturday practice/qualifying and 12 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 7 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 7 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4384; Right-side -- D-4602

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi;
    Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

  • Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Atlanta this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams have run at this track the last two seasons . . . this left-side tire code (D-4384) has actually been run at Atlanta since 2012 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4602) incorporates Goodyear Racing's multi-zone tread technology, which debuted at Atlanta in 2013 . . . the tire features two distinct tread compounds -- one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Roush Fenway Racing Off To A Fast Start

    Ryan Reed and Chris Buescher’s performance on NASCAR’s biggest stage was incomparable.  Their 1-2 finish puts the spotlight squarely on the young Roush Fenway Racing drivers as the series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    At 21 years of age, Reed not only has all the attributes of a young superstar, but also the qualities to be an inspiration for young people with health challenges all over the world. Four years ago Reed was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and was told by doctors he would never race again.  Through perseverance and a very stringent diet and lifestyle he was able to work his way back to competition and ultimately win at Daytona International Speedway. 

    Reed has made one start at Atlanta, starting 12th and finishing 18th. He has a pre-race driver rating of 66.9 and an average running position of 20.2 heading into Atlanta.

    Chris Buescher led the series in pre-race driver rating heading into Daytona this past weekend and backed it up with a second-place finish. He has made two starts at Atlanta, posting his best finish (13th-place) last season. Buescher has a pre-race driver rating of 82.1 and an average running position of 14.0 at Atlanta.

    NASCAR Drive for Diversity Crew Member Shines in Daytona

    Ryan Reed wasn’t the only winner on Saturday. Kevin Richardson, front tire carrier on the No. 16 Ford, is a graduate of the NASCAR Drive For Diversity Crew Member Development program. The wins was Richardson’s first in NASCAR national series competition.

    He is a former starting running back for the Appalachian State Mountaineers for the 2005-2007 seasons and holds school records for the most career rushing yards (4,804), the most rushing yards in a single season (1,676 in 2006), the highest career all-purpose yardage (6,104), and the most rushing touchdowns in a single season (30 in 2006).  Richardson was a key contributor to three seasons of unprecedented success for the Mountaineers.  Additionally, he scored multiple touchdowns in all three of the team's FCS championship victories, and rushed for 88 yards in the Mountaineers' 34-32 upset victory over the then No. 5 Michigan Wolverines.

    Dillon’s Championship Focus Is Unwavering

    Twenty-two year old Ty Dillon has entered this season with a chip on his shoulder and the only cure - a NASCAR XFINITY Series title.

    Dillon closed out 2014 finishing third in the series standings, after posting one win (Indianapolis), seven top fives, 24 top 10s and an average finish of 9.5.

    This season, Dillon knows he will need to win races to reach his championship goal.

    Dillon made his first series start at Atlanta last season starting 14th and finishing ninth. He also won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from the pole at Atlanta in 2012.  His pre-race driver rating is 99.2 and his average running position is 8.0 at Atlanta. 

    Veteran David Starr’s Daytona Finish Career Best Season Start
    Veteran driver David Starr kicked off 2015 in stellar fashion driving the TriStar Motorsports No. 44 to a sixth-place finish at Daytona - a career best for Starr in the NXS season opener.

    Starr has made two series starts at Atlanta finishing 27th both times. 

    Wheelmen Stack Atlanta XFINITY Series Entry List

    It’s no surprise the fans love to see the biggest stars in NASCAR and this weekend will be no exception. Six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers - Matt Kenseth, Paul Menard, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Sam Hornish Jr. and the 2015 Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano - are all scheduled to join the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend in the Hisense 250 at Atlanta.

    The last two NXS races at Atlanta have been won in dominant fashion by 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick. Harvick is tied with Mark Martin for the series’ most wins at Atlanta with three each. 

    Sunoco Rookie Spotlight: Chastain, Wallace Jr. Out Front Early
    Ross Chastain: Fort Myers, Florida native Ross Chastain currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by three points over Darrell Wallace Jr. following his impressive performance in the season opener at Daytona.

    The savvy 22 year-old, Chastain, drove his No. 4 JD Motorsports Chevrolet from 21st to fourth, and is now fifth in the overall NASCAR XFINITY Series standings, just 12 points behind the standings leader Ryan Reed.

    This will be Chastain’s series debut at Atlanta this weekend. However, he is familiar with the track; he made a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start there in 2012, starting 16th and finishing 20th.

    Darrell Wallace Jr.: Hot off a four-win season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014, Darrell Wallace Jr. continues to be a top prospect for not only the Sunoco Rookie of the Year but also a series championship in 2015.

    Last weekend, Wallace started 26th and battled his way to the front, ultimately leading 18 laps before finishing 12th. Wallace will be making his NASCAR national series debut at Atlanta this weekend.

    XFINITY Lineup Enhances NASCAR Fan Experience

    To kick off the 2015 NASCAR season, Comcast has made additions to its X1 Entertainment Operating System that will enhance the viewing experience for NASCAR fans. The company has added new NASCAR content to its XFINITY On Demand platform and expanded its X1 Sports App to include scheduling information for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. 

    Available to all X1 customers, the X1 Sports app gives viewers the opportunity to tune directly to network race broadcasts or an option to set a recording for later viewing. NASCAR and Comcast will work together on future enhancements of the app that may include content such as race-specific data including leaderboards, live news feed / ticker and schedules.

    XFINITY On Demand now provides highlights of the 10 most exciting Daytona 500 races of all time, and will continue to be updated as the season progresses with race highlights, upcoming race previews, garage cams and more.

    For more information, visit http://corporate.comcast.com/xfinityseries.

    NASCAR XFINITY Series Etc.:

    Hometown Heroes: Four drivers entered in this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series event call Georgia their home state: 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chase Elliott (Dawsonville), Jon Wes Townley (Watkinsville), Ryan Sieg (Tucker) and Chris Cockrum (Conyers).

Next Race: PowerShares QQQ 300

Countdown to the race: 02/25/2017 ~ 3:49 PM ET

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

Saturday, February 25
TV: FS1
3:30 pm/et
SiriusXM NASCAR
Motor Racing Network

Qualifying:
10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
Fox Sports 1

Practices:
12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
2:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1

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