NASCAR - Nationwide - Sta-Green 200 Preview

The Sports NetworkJuly 8, 2014 

Date: Saturday, July 12

Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Site: New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- Loudon, New Hampshire

Track: 1.058-mile oval

Laps: 200

Miles: 211.6

Capacity: 93,521 (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 25th

On TV: ESPN2

Announcers:

On Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS XM Satellite

Race record: Kyle Busch, 2009 (111.925 mph)

Qualifying record: Kyle Busch, 2012 (131.916 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Kyle Busch

Runner up: Brian Vickers

Pole winner: Kyle Busch (131.916 mph)

Top 10:

1. Kyle Busch (Start: 1)

2. Brian Vickers (2)

3. Austin Dillon (11)

4. Brian Scott (5)

5. Michael Annett (23)

6. Trevor Bayne (14)

7. Sam Hornish Jr (12)

8. Regan Smith (4)

9. Matt Kenseth (8)

10. Alex Bowman (21)

Average speed: 105.087 mph

Time of race: 2 hrs., 8 mins., 40 secs.

Margin of victory: 0.465 secs.

Caution flags: 7 for 27 laps

Lead changes: 6 among 3 drivers

Past winners

2013 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 105.087 mph

2012 Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 106.899 mph

2011 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 92.221 mph

2010 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 110.673 mph

2009 Kyle Busch, Toyota, 111.925 mph

2008 Tony Stewart, Toyota, 109.025 mph

2007 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 100.669 mph

2006 Carl Edwards, Ford, 105.624 mph

2005 Martin Truex Jr, Chevrolet, 92.093 mph

2004 Matt Kenseth, Ford, 93.709 mph

2003 David Green, Pontiac, 108.005 mph

2002 Bobby Hamilton Jr, Ford, 110.388 mph

2001 Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 108.714 mph

2000 Tim Fedewa, Chevrolet, 89.366 mph

1999 Elton Sawyer, Ford, 103.234 mph

1998 Buckshot Jones, Pontiac, 100.829 mph

1997 Mike McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 76.752 mph

1996 Randy LaJoie, Chevrolet, 96.953 mph

1995 Chad Little, Ford, 104.972 mph

1994 Derrike Cope, Ford, 88.527 mph

1993 Robert Pressley, Chevrolet, 89.560 mph

1992 Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 94.897 mph

1991 Ricky Craven, Chevrolet, 90.832 mph

1990 Rick Mast, Buick, 94.405 mph

Last race

Race: Subway Jalapeno 250 (July 4)

Site: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Florida

Miles: 257.5

Laps: 103

Finish line order: Kasey Kahne, Regan Smith, Ryan Sieg, Ryan Reed, Kyle Larson

Time of Race: 1 hr., 38 mins., 24 secs.

Average speed: 157.012 mph

Margin of victory: 0.020 secs.

Caution flags: 3 for 12 laps

Lead changes:

Lap leaders: Bayne 1-7, Sadler 8-35, Armstrong 36, Gaughan 37-39, Scott 40, K. Bayne 1-7, Sadler 8-35, Armstrong 36, Gaughan 37-39, Scott 40, K. Busch 41-46, Larson 47-51, Smith 52, Elliott 53, Boat 54-55, Smith 56-69, K. Busch 70, Smith 71-102, Kahne 103

Entry list

#01 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com

#2 Brian Scott (Boise, ID) Chevrolet/Shore Lodge

#3 Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Wesco

#4 Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC) Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com

#5 Austin Theriault (Caribou, ME) Chevrolet/BetBomb.com

#6 Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN) Ford/AdvoCare

#7 Regan Smith (Cato, NY) Chevrolet/TaxSlayer.com

#9 Chase Elliott (Dawsonville, GA) Chevrolet/NAPA Auto Parts

#10 Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL) Toyota/supportmilitary.org

#11 Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA) Toyota/One Main Financial

#13 Derek White (Kahnawake, Canada) Toyota/Headrush

#14 Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA) Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap

#16 Ryan Reed (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/American Diabetes Assoc.

#17 Tanner Berryhill (Bixby, OK) Dodge/NationalCashLenders.com

#19 Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR) Toyota/TriStar Motorsports

#20 Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Interstate Batteries

#22 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI Ford/Hertz

#23 Carlos Contreras (Mexico City) Chevrolet/Lilly Trucking

#28 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Dodge/JGL Racing

#31 Dylan Kwasniewski (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Rockstar

#33 Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Libman

#36 Ryan Preece (Berlin, CT) Chevrolet/East West Marine

#39 Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing

#40 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing

#42 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Cartwheel by Target

#43 Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN) Ford/Winfield

#44 Matt Frahm (North Salem, NH) Toyota/Gilchrist Metal Fabrication

#46 Matt DiBenedetto (Grass Valley, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing

#51 Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC) Chevrolet/allsouthelectric.com

#52 Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA) Chevrolet/TBA

#54 * Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Monster Energy

#55 Todd Bodine (Chemung, NY) Chevrolet/TBA

#60 Chris Buescher (Prosper, TX) Ford/NESN 30th Anniversary

#62 Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/South Point

#70 Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA) Chevrolet/Youtheory

#72 Matt Carter (Denver, NC) Chevrolet/Crash Claims R US

#74 Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL) Dodge/TBA

#86 To Be Announced Chevrolet/Bubba Burger

#87 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Chevrolet/TBA

#93 Ryan Ellis (Ashburn, VA) Dodge/JGL Racing

#99 James Buescher (Plano, TX) Toyota/Rheem

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kyle Busch 16 3 Won Won Won 28 Won
Brian Scott 26 17 12 4
Trevor Bayne 5 13 6
Regan Smith 15 35 8
Matt Kenseth 9 3 9
Kyle Larson 14
Elliott Sadler 4 18 13 12 7 18
Paul Menard 7 4 35 9 32
Brad Keselowski 10 3 2 8 Won
Chase Elliott
Ty Dillon

Notes

The Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the 17th race on the 2014 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 27 Nationwide races held at New Hampshire, including two events per season from 1990-92 and one each year since then. Tommy Ellis won the inaugural race there, the Budweiser 300, on July 15, 1990.

There have been 24 different winners in 27 Nationwide races at New Hampshire. Kyle Busch is the only driver with multiple victories in the series there. Busch won three races in a row at this track from 2009-11 and scored another victory last year.

The race winner at New Hampshire has started from the pole five times, which is more than any other starting position there. Busch most recently did it in 2013.

The furthest back a driver has started and won a Nationwide race at New Hampshire is 26th, accomplished by Buckshot Jones in 1998.

Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at New Hampshire occurred on May 10, 1997 when Mike McLaughlin beat Steve Park to the finish line by just 0.106 seconds.

Derrike Cope (1994) is the only driver entered that won his first race in Nationwide at New Hampshire.

Landon Cassill (2008) is the only driver on the entry list that scored his first career pole in Nationwide at this track.

The next race is the July 19 EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Joey Logano won last year's race there.

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