Nationwide Series

Jun 20

2014 NNS Gardner Denver 200 Final Practice Session Speeds

2014 NNS Driver Sam Hornish Jr (Monster) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Early Friday morning rain at Road America (a road course at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) forced the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) teams to go from two Gardner Denver 200 practice sessions to only one 2-hour practice session. And, at the top of the speed chart at the end of the session, it  was Sam Hornish, Jr., with a lap speed of 108.189 m.p.h. Brian Scott, with a lap speed of 108.183 m.p.h., was second fastest on the speed chart, and he was followed by Alex Tagliani (108.064 m.p.h.) who was third, Regan Smith (107.832) fourth and Brendan Gaughan (107.627) was fifth. Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ty Dillon (107.322) was sixth fastest, while Justin Marks (107.305 m.p.h.) was seventh, ROTY candidates Chris ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon is Hendrick’s best shot at tying record

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images If Hendrick Motorsports wishes to extend its three-driver, five-race winning streak, Jeff Gordon needs to be Jeff Gordon. The undisputed King of the Road Course has nine career wins on road courses, a robust record considering the NASCAR Sprint Cup ... FULL STORY »

Erik Jones to Drive Three NASCAR Nationwide Series Races for Joe Gibbs Racing

Erik Jones (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images) Will Pilot JGR’s No. 20 Toyota in Chicago, Bristol, and Phoenix Huntersville, NC (June 19, 2014) – Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that 18-year-old Erik Jones will pilot the No. 20 Toyota in three NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. ... FULL STORY »

Landon Cassill Challenges Road America

Landon Cassill (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images) ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – Landon Cassill gets another shot – and a much better one, he hopes – at the Road America road course this week. Cassill participated in last year’s Nationwide Series race at the four-mile course, but he ... FULL STORY »

Jeffrey Earnhardt Goes On The Road

Jeffrey Earnhardt (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – Jeffrey Earnhardt will be looking to improve on his run at Road America last season when the Nationwide Series tour rolls into the Wisconsin track for Saturday’s Gardner Denver 200. Earnhardt finished 26th in last year’s ... FULL STORY »

Hear! Hear! Lake Forest Hearing Joins Jeffrey Earnhardt For Road America

2014 NNS Driver Jeffrey Earnhardt (JD Motorsports) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images GAFFNEY, S.C. – Lake Forest Hearing, which focuses on hearing protection for those involved in all aspects of auto racing, will sponsor Jeffrey Earnhardt’s No. 4 Chevrolet in Saturday’s Gardner Denver 200 Nationwide Series race at Road America. Lake Forest Hearing ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Reed Shares his Story in Most Recent “Race Around America” Webisode

2014 NNS Driver Ryan Reed - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C. (June 19, 2014) – When Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he was told he would never race again. In the latest webisode of Walgreens’ “Race Around America” Reed tells the ... FULL STORY »

2014 Driver Alex Tagliani - Photo Credit: Brian Cleary/Getty Images
2014 NNS Gardner Denver 200 Q&A with Driver Alex Tagliani
Posted 06.18.14
Alex Tagliani will be behind the wheel of the No. 22 Discount Tire Mustang for Team Penske in this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. Tagliani, who has four career NNS starts, including three on the road course in Montreal, has a career best finish of second (Montreal ...FULL STORY »
Chris Buescher (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt / Getty Images)
Chris Buescher 2014 NNS Gardner Denver 200 Race Preview
Posted 06.18.14
Chris Buescher – GARDNER DENVER 200 Team: No. 60 Roush Performance Parts Ford Mustang Crew Chief: Scott Graves Primary Chassis: RK-757 Backup Chassis: RK-636 Twitter: @Chris_Buescher & @PR60RFR ...FULL STORY »
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Kenny Habul Jr. 2014 NNS Gardner Denver 200 Race Preview
Posted 06.18.14
Kenny Habul Jr. No. 20 SunEnergy1 Toyota Preview Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville at Road America No. 20 SunEnergy1 Toyota News and Notes: HABUL TO PILOT SUNENERGY1 NO. 20 TOYOTA AT ROAD AMERICA: This weekend SunEnergy1 CEO and accomplished road racer Kenny Habul will make his 2014 NASCAR Nationwide ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – June 16 – 22, 2014
Posted 06.18.14
CAMRY SONOMA VICTORIES:  Toyota drivers have won three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) events at Sonoma Raceway, including the last two by Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) drivers.  In 2008, Camry driver Kyle Busch swept both road course races of the season with victories at California’s Sonoma Raceway and New York’s Watkins Glen International.  ...FULL STORY »
Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive To Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 14, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Familiar Stomping Grounds (Chase Elliott)
Posted 06.18.14
DRIVER: Chase Elliott / No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet RACE: Gardner Denver 200 (50 laps / 202.4 miles) TRACK: Road America DATE: Saturday, June 21, 2014 ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (June 17, 2014) – For 18-year-old NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chase Elliott, racing on familiar tracks ...FULL STORY »
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Regan Smith 2014 NNS Gardner Denver 200 Race Preview
Posted 06.18.14
DRIVER: Regan Smith / No. 7 Chevrolet RACE: Gardner Denver 200 (50 laps / 202.4 miles) TRACK: Road America DATE: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Quotes | Regan Smith “I think for me going to Road America, it’s going to be about trying to get ...FULL STORY »
Trevor Bayne (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Trevor Bayne 2014 NNS Gardner Denver 200 Race Preview
Posted 06.18.14
Trevor Bayne – Road America Advance Team: No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang Crew Chief: Chad Norris Chassis: RK-775 Twitter: ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Sam Hornish Jr (Monster) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Sam Hornish Jr. 2014 NNS Gardner Denver 200 Race Preview
Posted 06.17.14
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 17, 2014) – This week the No. 54 Monster Energy Camry will see Sam Hornish Jr. back in the seat to tackle the first of two scheduled NASCAR Nationwide Series road-course races, Road America and Mid-Ohio, in the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) winning Toyota. The four-time ...FULL STORY »
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Goodyear Racing 2014 Sonoma & Road America NASCAR Tire Fast Facts
Posted 06.17.14
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES -NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 16 – Toyota / SaveMart 350 Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course) – Sonoma, Calif.Fast Facts for June 20-22, 2014Tire: Goodyear Eagle Road Course RadialsSet limits: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 6 sets for the raceTire Code: D-4628 (same on all four tire ...FULL STORY »

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