NASCAR Nationwide Series Race Preview: Dover International Speedway

 

 

Dylan Kwasniewski
No. 31 Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet
Dover International Speedway
Dover 200

Taming the MonsterThe NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its second and final trip of the 2014 season to Dover, Delaware and Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Dylan Kwasniewski and his Rockstar Energy Drink team will look to tame the “Monster Mile” and rebound from their 26th-place finish when the NNS last visited the 1.0-mile track in June.

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Watch and Listen...The Dover 200 can be seen live on Saturday, September 27 on ESPN2. Race coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. EDT with NASCAR Countdown, followed by the green flag dropping at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

Kentucky Recap…The NNS made its second and final stop of the 2014 season last weekend at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway for the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300. In his last race in the up & up™ by Target Chevy this season, Kwasniewski and the No. 42 team looked to go out on a good note in the 200-lap event. Kwasniewski started the weekend by making it to the second round during NASCAR's knockout qualifying, placing the up & up Chevy 13th on the starting grid. After running consistent lap times and staying in the top 15 for the majority of the race, Kwasniewski survived three late-race cautions and a final dash to the checkered flag, crossing the finish line in the 12th position.

Come and See…Fans will have two chances to meet Kwasniewski this weekend at the Monster Mile. Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Kwasniewski will participate in a Q&A session on the frontstretch hosted by Ricki Rachtman. Kwasniewski will then participate in the NNS Autograph session at 10:00 a.m. in the FanZone.

Follow Along…Be sure to follow the No. 31 team (@PR31TSM) on Twitter for the latest news, race updates and behind-the-scenes access to Kwasniewski and his TSM team.

Dylan Kwasniewski on his return to Dover: "I’m looking forward to getting back on the track and making my return to the Monster Mile this weekend. I haven’t had the best luck so far there throughout my career, but hopefully we can get that turned around this weekend. Dover is so fast and a lot of fun to drive. Shannon and the guys have worked hard all weekend getting our Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy ready to go, and I’m looking forward to the challenge and coming home with a solid finish. ” 


 

Kyle Larson
No. 42 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet
Dover International Speedway
Dover 200

No Fear of Monsters…Kyle Larson returns to the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) this weekend at Dover International Speedway after a one-week break from the No. 42 Turner Scott Motorsports car. Having never finished outside the top 10 at the 1.0-mile track, Larson knows what it takes to tame the Monster Mile. With a solid track record and a race-winning Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet Camaro, Larson will make his fourth-career NNS start at Dover.

Mobile Savings Made Easy…This weekend at Dover International Speedway, the No. 42 car will once again sport the Cartwheel by Target paint scheme. With the Cartwheel app, you no longer need to spend time clipping coupons and chasing deals. With discounts ranging from 5% to 30% off, you can choose what you want to save on, every time you shop at Target. You can access Cartwheel via desktop, at http://cartwheel.target.com, or by downloading the app from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Previous Race Recap…In his fourth-career NNS start at Chicagoland Speedway, Larson came up just short of the win, crossing the finish line in the second position and scoring his career-best finish at the 1.5-mile track. As rain moved into the area, Larson laid down the 10th-fastest lap time during the first and only practice session of the weekend, later advancing his Colgate Chevy to the final round of qualifying. The No. 42 car took the green flag from the fifth position and quickly began laying down the fastest laps on the track. After multiple cautions, Larson remained the fastest car for the majority of the race but couldn’t close the gap between he and the leader, ultimately claiming the runner-up position.

Watch and Listen…Tune in as Larson and the NNS try to tame the Monster Mile in their final visit to Dover this season. The Dover 200 can be seen live on Saturday, September 27 beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN2, and can also be heard on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Follow Along…Be sure to follow the No. 42 team (@PR42TSM) on Twitter for the latest news, race updates and behind-the-scenes access to Larson and his TSM team.

Kyle Larson on Returning to Dover International Speedway: “I’m excited about racing at Dover again. I’ve had three top-10 Nationwide Series runs here and one top-five finish in the Cup Series, so hopefully we can contend for the win this time around. I’m definitely ready to get back in the No. 42 Cartwheel car this weekend; the extra track time has helped me a lot this year in both series. We won at Charlotte with the chassis we’re bringing, so hopefully we can make it a two-time winner this weekend. My grandpa passed away this week, so it would be extra special to get a win for him.”