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NASCAR - Nationwide - Kentucky 300 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, September 22nd
SITE: Kentucky Speedway (2000) -- Sparta, Kentucky
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval - 1,662 feet (Frontstretch); 1,600 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 117,000 (Grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 1st
TELEVISION: ESPN
ANNOUNCERS: Marty Reid, Ricky Cravel, Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake, Jim Noble
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 4 p.m. (ET)/Green Flag: 4:15 p.m. (ET)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 300
Last Race Results
RACE: Dollar General 300 (September 15th)
SITE: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Illinois
MILES: 300
LAPS: 200
WINNER: Ricky Stenhouse Jr
RUNNER-UP: Kyle Busch
THIRD: Austin Dillon
FOURTH: Brad Keselowski
FIFTH: Paul Menard
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (Finished 9th)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 138.373 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.402 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 20 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 17 among 9 drivers
LAP LEADERS: J. Logano 1-7; S. Hornish Jr. 8; J. Logano 9-59; A. Dillon 60; K.
Busch 61-62; A. Dillon 63; K. Busch 64-69; A. Dillon 70-95; R.
Stenhouse Jr. 96; M. Annett 97; J. Allgaier 98-100; J. Nemechek
101; A. Dillon 102-125; J. Logano 126-134; K. Busch 135-168; E.
Sadler 169-171; K. Busch 172-179; R. Stenhouse Jr. 180-200.
Kentucky 300 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/TBA
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
3Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Danny Efland (Irmo, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
6Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Olive Brnch, MS)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
7Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL)Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
08To Be AnnouncedFord/Randy Hill Racing
8Scott Lagasse Jr (St Augustine, FL)Chevrolet/Hybrid Light BSA
10Charles Lewandoski (Stafford, CT)Toyota/TBA
11Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Toyota/Dollar General
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Dodge/Alliance Truck Parts
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Chevrolet/Lilly Trucking
18Drew Herring (Benson, NC)Toyota/Sports Clips
19Tayler Malsam (Seattle WA)Toyota/G-Oil
22Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC)Dodge/Discount Tire
23Jamie Dick (Albuquerque, NM)Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group
24Benny Gordon (DuBois, PA)Toyota/TBA
30James Buescher (Plano, TX)Chevrolet/Fraternal Order of Eagles
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
33Brendan Gaughan (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/South Point
38Brad Sweet (Grass Valley. CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
39Josh Richards (Shinnston, WV)Ford/Joy Food
40Erik Darnell (Beach Park, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
41Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/TBA
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Pilot Flying J
44Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/banditchippers.com
46Chase Miller (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/The Motorsports Group
47Matt DiBenedetto (Grass Valley, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
50David Starr (Houston, TX)Chevrolet/TBA
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/stjude.org
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
54Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
70Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Chevrolet/Keen Parts
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/Koma Unwind
75Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Chevrolet/Lilly Trucking
81Jason Bowles (Ontario, CA)Dodge/TBA
86Kevin Lepage (Shelbourne, VT)Ford/DT Trivette Trucking
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet
88Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Chevrolet/Clean Coal
99Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Toyota/TBA
 
Mover of the Week
Brian Scott - Started in the 42nd position and finished 10th
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Sam Hornish Jr
Darkhorse - Jeremy Clements
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Justin Allgaier) - Finished 11th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Joey Logano) - Finished 9th
 
NOTES:
The Nationwide Series returns to Kentucky Speedway for the inaugural running of the Kentucky 300. Three months ago, the speedway hosted the Feed the Children 300, as Austin Dillon raced to victory for his first career title.

Dillon, currently third on the points list, dominated the race, leading 192 of the 200 laps, as he defeated Kurt Busch by 9.828 seconds. With his victory, Dillon set the record for the most laps led in NNS at Kentucky Speedway surpassing the previous record set by Carl Edwards in 2005 (150 laps led).

With his win last week in Chicago, Ricky Stenhouse Jr has taken over the top spot on the points list, leading Elliott Sadler by nine markers. Dillon is 34 points behind.

The next Nationwide Series race is the September 29 OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. Carl Edwards won last year's race there.

09/18 13:57:40 ET

As of September 18, 2012, at 01:57 PM ET