NASCAR - Nationwide - Gardner Denver 200 Preview

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<div id="auto-racing-preview"> <div class="details"> <p> <span class="label">Date:</span> Saturday, June 21 </p> <p> <span class="label">Start Time:</span> 2:45 p.m. ET </p> <p> <span class="label">Site:</span> Road America -- Plymouth, Wisconsin </p> <p> <span class="label">Track:</span> 4-mile, 14-turn road course </p> <p> <span class="label">Laps:</span> 50 </p> <p> <span class="label">Miles:</span> 202.4 </p> <p> <span class="label">Capacity:</span> N/A </p> <p> <span class="label">Total purse:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Payouts:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">Year:</span> 5th </p> <p> <span class="label">On TV:</span> ABC </p> <p> <span class="label">Announcers:</span> </p> <p> <span class="label">On Radio:</span> Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio </p> <p> <span class="label">Race record:</span> Nelson Piquet Jr., 2012 (85.171 mph) </p> <p> <span class="label">Qualifying record:</span> Nelson Piquet Jr., 2012 (109.516 mph) </p> </div> <div class="last-year"> <h3>2013 Finish</h3> <p> <span class="label">Defending champion:</span> A.J. Allmendinger (not defending) </p> <p> <span class="label">Runner up:</span> Justin Allgaier </p> <p> <span class="label">Pole winner:</span> A.J. Allmendinger (109.233 mph) </p> <p> <span class="label">Top 10:</span> </p> <p>1. A.J. Allmendinger (Start: 1)</p> <p>2. Justin Allgaier (4)</p> <p>3. Parker Kligerman (3)</p> <p>4. Owen Kelly (2)</p> <p>5. Sam Hornish Jr (8)</p> <p>6. Brian Vickers (9)</p> <p>7. Kyle Larson (13)</p> <p>8. Cole Whitt (17)</p> <p>9. Elliott Sadler (22)</p> <p>10. Austin Dillon (14)</p> <p> <span class="label">Average speed:</span> 74.697 mph </p> <p> <span class="label">Time of race:</span> 2 hrs., 58 mins., 50 secs. </p> <p> <span class="label">Margin of victory:</span> 1.372 secs. </p> <p> <span class="label">Caution flags:</span> 8 for 16 laps </p> <p> <span class="label">Lead changes:</span> 11 among 7 drivers </p> </div> <div class="past-winners"> <h3>Past winners</h3> <p> <span class="label">2013</span> A.J. Allmendinger, Ford, 74.697 mph </p> <p> <span class="label">2012</span> Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 85.171 mph </p> <p> <span class="label">2011</span> Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 78.929 mph </p> <p> <span class="label">2010</span> Carl Edwards, Ford, 68.501 mph </p> </div> <div class="last-race"> <h3>Last race</h3> <p> <span class="label">Race:</span> Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 (June 15) </p> <p> <span class="label">Site:</span> Michigan International Speedway -- Brooklyn, Michigan </p> <p> <span class="label">Miles:</span> 250 </p> <p> <span class="label">Laps:</span> 125 </p> <p> <span class="label">Finish line order:</span> Paul Menard, Sam Hornish Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Brian Scott </p> <p> <span class="label">Time of Race:</span> 1 hr., 47 mins., 29 mins. </p> <p> <span class="label">Average speed:</span> 139.557 mph </p> <p> <span class="label">Margin of victory:</span> 0.468 secs. </p> <p> <span class="label">Caution flags:</span> 4 for 22 laps </p> <p> <span class="label">Lead changes:</span> 14 among 6 drivers </p> <p> <span class="label">Lap leaders:</span> K. Busch-pole, Dillon 1, Menard 2-7, Logano 8, Dillon 9-16, K. Busch-pole, Dillon 1, Menard 2-7, Logano 8, Dillon 9-16, Larson 17-40, Logano 41-42, Hornish Jr 43-45, Larson 46-51, Elliott 52-56, Larson 57-72, Menard 73-79, Elliott 80, Logano 81-120, Menard 121-125. </p> </div> <div class="entry-list"> <h3>Entry list</h3> <p> <span class="label">#01 Landon Cassill</span> (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/G&K Services </p> <p> <span class="label">#2 Brian Scott</span> (Boise, ID) Chevrolet/Shore Lodge </p> <p> <span class="label">#3 Ty Dillon</span> (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops </p> <p> <span class="label">#4 Jeffrey Earnhardt</span> (Mooresville, NC) Chevrolet/ </p> <p> <span class="label">#6 Trevor Bayne</span> (Knoxville, TN) Ford/AdvoCare </p> <p> <span class="label">#7 Regan Smith</span> (Cato, NY) Chevrolet/ </p> <p> <span class="label">#9 Chase Elliott</span> (Dawsonville, GA) Chevrolet/NAPA Auto Parts </p> <p> <span class="label">#10 Jeff Green</span> (Owensboro, KY) Toyota/ </p> <p> <span class="label">#11 Elliott Sadler</span> (Emporia, VA) Toyota/One Main Financial </p> <p> <span class="label">#14 Eric McClure</span> (Chilhowie, VA) Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap </p> <p> <span class="label">#15 Carl Long</span> (Roxboro, NC) Chevrolet/Lily Trucking </p> <p> <span class="label">#16 Ryan Reed</span> (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/American Diabetes Assoc. </p> <p> <span class="label">#17 Tanner Berryhill</span> (Bixby, OK) Dodge/ </p> <p> <span class="label">#19 Mike Bliss</span> (Milwaukie, OR) Toyota/TriStar Motorsports </p> <p> <span class="label">#20 Kenny Habul</span> (Etobicoke, Canada) Toyota/Sun Energy 1 </p> <p> <span class="label">#22 Alex Tagliani</span> (Lachenaie, QB, Canada Ford/Discount Tire </p> <p> <span class="label">#23 Robert Richardson Jr.</span> (McKinney, TX) Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing </p> <p> <span class="label">#28 J.J. Yeley</span> (Phoenix, AZ) Dodge/Texas 28 Spirits Stage </p> <p> <span class="label">#31 Justin Marks</span> (St. Louis, MO) Chevrolet/SOL Republic </p> <p> <span class="label">#39 Ryan Sieg</span> (Tucker, GA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing </p> <p> <span class="label">#40 Josh Wise</span> (Riverside, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing </p> <p> <span class="label">#42 Dylan Kwasniewski</span> (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Up & Up </p> <p> <span class="label">#43 Dakoda Armstrong</span> (New Castle, IN) Ford/WinField </p> <p> <span class="label">#44 Carlos Contreras</span> (Mexico City,Mexico Toyota/38 Special/Ingersoil Rand </p> <p> <span class="label">#46 Matt DiBenedetto</span> (Grass Valley, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing </p> <p> <span class="label">#51 Jeremy Clements</span> (Spartanburg, SC) Chevrolet/ </p> <p> <span class="label">#52 Joey Gase</span> (Cedar Rapids, IA) Chevrolet/TBA </p> <p> <span class="label">#54 Sam Hornish Jr.</span> (Defiance, OH) Toyota/Monster Energy </p> <p> <span class="label">#55 Andy Lally</span> (Northport, NY) Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group </p> <p> <span class="label">#60 Chris Buescher</span> (Prosper, TX) Ford/Roush Performance </p> <p> <span class="label">#62 Brendan Gaughan</span> (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/South Point </p> <p> <span class="label">#70 Derrike Cope</span> (Spanaway, WA) Chevrolet/Youtheory </p> <p> <span class="label">#74 Mike Harmon</span> (Birmingport, AL) Chevrolet/TBA </p> <p> <span class="label">#76 Tommy Joe Martins</span> (Como, MS) Dodge/Cross Concrete Construction </p> <p> <span class="label">#79 Tim Schendel</span> (Sparta, WI) Chevrolet/Cobblestone Inn </p> <p> <span class="label">#87 Joe Nemechek</span> (Lakeland, FL) Chevrolet/TBA </p> <p> <span class="label">#93 Kevin Lepage</span> (Shelburne, VT) Dodge/JGL Racing </p> <p> <span class="label">#99 James Buescher</span> (Plano, TX) Toyota/Rheem </p> </div> <div class="leading-contenders"> <h3>Leading contenders</h3> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <th align="left" class="name">Name</th> <th align="right" class="year">2010</th> <th align="right" class="year">2011</th> <th align="right" class="year">2012</th> <th align="right" class="year">2013</th> </tr> </tbody> <tr> <td class="name">Sam Hornish Jr.</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">5</td> <td align="right" class="year">5</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Elliott Sadler</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">4</td> <td align="right" class="year">15</td> <td align="right" class="year">9</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Brian Scott</td> <td align="right" class="year">13</td> <td align="right" class="year">16</td> <td align="right" class="year">7</td> <td align="right" class="year">20</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Trevor Bayne</td> <td align="right" class="year">10</td> <td align="right" class="year">31</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">30</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Regan Smith</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year">32</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Chase Elliott</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Ty Dillon</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="name">Alex Tagliani</td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> <td align="right" class="year"></td> </tr> </table> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> </div> <div class="notes"> <h3>Notes</h3> <Notes> The Gardner Denver 200 at Road America is the 14th race on the 2014 Nationwide Series schedule. <P>This will be the fifth time the series has competed at this 4-mile road course. Carl Edwards won the inaugural race there on June 19, 2010.</P> <P>Three drivers on the entry list for this weekend's race have competed in the previous four events at Road America -- Mike Bliss, Eric McClure and Brian Scott.</P> <P>Last year, A.J. Allmendinger scored his first career win and pole in Nationwide at Road America. Allmendinger drove the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske in that race. He is now a full-time competitor in the Sprint Cup Series.</P> <P>In 2012, Nelson Piquet captured his maiden win and pole in the series at this track. Piquet, a Brazilian, became the fifth different driver born outside of the United States to win a Nationwide race.</P> <P>Road America, which is the longest track in all three of NASCAR's national touring series, is the first of three road-course events in Nationwide this season. The series will run back-to-back road-course races in August at Watkins Glen International and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.</P> <P>The next race is the June 27 John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Brad Keselowski won last year's event there.</P> </Notes> </div> </div>


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