NASCAR Nationwide Series Race Preview: Kansas Speedway



Dylan Kwasniewski
No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet
Kansas Speedway
Kansas Lottery 300

Heading to Kansas CityThe NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its first and only trip of the 2014 season to Kansas Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Dylan Kwasniewski will make his first-career NNS start at the Kansas City, Kansas track this weekend, but the 19-year-old rookie is no stranger to success at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, having one ARCA Racing Series start there last year where he sat on the pole and led 17 laps before finishing in the fourth position.

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Previous Race Recap…The NNS made its second and final stop of the 2014 season at Dover International Speedway for the Dover 200 last Saturday afternoon. Kwasniewski and his No. 31 Rockstar Energy Drink team were looking for redemption and a solid finish in the young rookie's second NNS start at the one-mile short track. After working on finding speed in both practice sessions on Friday afternoon, Kwasniewski qualified 17th in NASCAR's knockout qualifying on Saturday morning. After fighting a tight racecar throughout the majority of the race, Kwasniewski crossed the finish line in the 21st position for Turner Scott Motorsports.

Watch and Listen...The Kansas Lottery 300 can be seen live on Saturday, October 4 on ESPN. 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.

Follow AlongBe 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 racing at Kansas: "I’m really looking forward to getting back on the track this weekend in Kansas. We had our struggles last weekend in Dover, so it will nice to put that behind us. I really enjoy racing at Kansas and had a good run going last year in the ARCA car. Shannon [Rursch] and the guys have worked hard in the shop all week, so hopefully we can come out fast in practice and have a good weekend.”


Kyle Larson
No. 42 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet
Kansas Speedway
Kansas Lottery 300

The Sunflower State…Kyle Larson will make his second-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) at Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday afternoon. The 22-year-old was forced to make his track debut last year in a backup car after spinning in final practice, only to then suffer from a broken splitter in the late portion of the race, ultimately finishing 55 laps short and in the 30th position. This time around, Larson hopes to use the experience he gained in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race earlier this year to claim a solid finish in the No. 42 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet.

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Previous Race Recap...In his fourth-career NNS start at Dover International Speedway, Larson overcame multiple pit-road penalties to salvage his 19th top-10 finish of the 2014 season. As the weekend kicked off, Larson laid down the fourth- and 12th-fastest practice times and followed up by qualifying the No. 42 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet in the fourth position. Larson’s first penalty occurred under the first caution when he exited his stall with part of the fuel can still attached, which forced him to drop to the tail end of the field. The following pit stop resulted in Larson’s second penalty, this time for speeding, which once again placed him at the tail end of the field. Larson eventually made his way into the top 10 and was able to score a sixth-place finish for his TSM team.

Watch and Listen…Tune in as Larson makes his second-career NNS start at Kansas Speedway. The Kansas Lottery 300 can be seen live on Saturday, October 4 beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN, 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 Racing at Kansas Speedway: “Kansas should be a good race this weekend. I’ve only run here once in the Nationwide Series and didn’t even finish the race because we had a broken splitter. I had a good experience earlier this year in the Sprint Cup Series race and plan to use the additional track time this weekend to learn as much as I can for both races. Turner Scott Motorsports continues to show their strength on mile-and-a-half tracks, so hopefully we can get the Cartwheel Chevy tuned in early and get a good finish this time around.”

NNS Results at Kansas:
Starts: 1
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 0
Laps Led: 0
Average Start: 19.0
Average Finish: 30.0