NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR - Nationwide - Feed the Children 300 Preview

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DATE: Friday, June 28
SITE: Kentucky Speedway -- Sparta, Ky.
TRACK: 1.5-mile oval
CAPACITY: 107,000 (Grandstand seating)
ANNUAL: 13th
TELEVISION: ESPN
RADIO: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, June 28/3:35 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Austin Dillon
RUNNER-UP: Kurt Busch
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (finished 1)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 300
QUALIFYING RECORD: Carl Edwards, 2005 (181.287 mph)
RACE RECORD: Austin Dillon, 2012 (151.643 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Austin Dillon16Sam Hornish Jr.4
2Kurt Busch87Brad Keselowski3
3Kevin Harvick28Ricky Stenhouse Jr.5
4Michael Annett99Elliott Sadler12
5Justin Allgaier710James Buescher13
2012 Feed the Children 300 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 151.643 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 58 mins., 42 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 9.828 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 2 for 12 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (172.199 mph)
Past Feed the Children 300 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Austin Dillon (1) -- Chevrolet -- 151.643 mph
2011 -- Brad Keselowski (5) -- Dodge -- 138.408 mph
2010 -- Joey Logano (1) -- Toyota -- 115.286 mph
2009 -- Joey Logano (1) -- Toyota -- 127.796 mph
2008 -- Joey Logano (1) -- Toyota -- 135.508 mph
2007 -- Stephen Leicht (6) -- Ford -- 117.698 mph
2006 -- David Gilliland (4) -- Chevrolet - 116.004 mph
2005 -- Carl Edwards (1) -- Ford -- 117.111 mph
2004 -- Kyle Busch (2) -- Chevrolet -- 126.642 mph
2003 -- Bobby Hamilton Jr (2) -- Ford -- 136.123 mph
2002 -- Todd Bodine (6) -- Chevrolet -- 127.164 mph
2001 -- Kevin Harvick (11) -- Chevrolet -- 118.590 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Outback Steakhouse 300 (2001), Kroger 300 (2002), Meijer
300 (2003-10).
 
Past Feed the Children 300 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Austin Dillon -- 1
2011 -- Elliott Sadler -- 5
2010 -- Joey Logano -- 1
2009 -- Joey Logano -- 1
2008 -- Joey Logano -- 1
2007 -- Regan Smith -- 19
2006 -- Denny Hamlin -- 3
2005 -- Carl Edwards -- 1
2004 -- Martin Truex Jr -- 6
2003 -- Stacy Compton -- 4
2002 -- Scott Riggs -- 4
2001 -- Jay Sauter -- 9
Last Race Results
RACE: Johnsonville Sausage 200 (June 22)
SITE: Road America -- Elkhart Lake, Wis.
MILES: 222.64
LAPS: 55
WINNER: A.J. Allmendinger
RUNNER-UP: Justin Allgaier
THIRD: Parker Kligerman
FOURTH: Owen Kelly
FIFTH: Sam Hornish Jr
POLE WINNER: A.J. Allmendinger (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 58 mins., 50 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 74.697 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.372 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 16 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 11 among 7 drivers
LAP LEADERS: A. Allmendinger 1-6; B. Johnson 7-13; O. Kelly 14; P. Kligerman
15-18; O. Kelly 19-25; A. Allmendinger 26-30; S. Hornish Jr.
31-32; J. Buescher 33; A. Allmendinger 34-39; B. Johnson 40-42;
J. Allgaier 43; A. Allmendinger 44-55.
Feed the Children 300 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/TBA
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/Brooklyn Products
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
3 *Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/Flex Seal
5Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Cargill/helpahero.com
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/Hellmann's
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/One Main Financial
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Penske Truck Rental
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
20Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Discount Tire
23Harrison Rhodes (High Point, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
24Ken Butler (Lilburn, GA)Toyota/5-Star
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Worx
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Clear Men
33Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA)Chevrolet/Menards/Rheem
40Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/E-Swisher.com
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Flying J Travel Plaza
44Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
55Jamie Dick (El Paso, TX)Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
70Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Chevrolet/Foretravel
73Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA)Chevrolet/TBA
74To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/TBA
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
79Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL)Ford/Go Green Racing
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
89Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
92Dexter Stacey (Kahnawake, Canada)Ford/Maddie's Place
98Kevin Swindell (Germantown, TN)Ford/Carroll Shelby Motors
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/TBA
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Austin Dillon------------------------Won
Justin Allgaier---------------58195
Sam Hornish Jr------------------------6
Brad Keselowski------------433Won7
Elliott Sadler---------------------59
Brian Scott------------------311530
Kyle BuschWon---13---302---3---
Trevor Bayne---------------121111---
Regan Smith32411619---------------
Brian Vickers---------------------------
Parker Kligerman---------------------------
Kyle Larson---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Mike Wallace - started 31 and finished 13
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (A.J. Allmendinger) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway is the 15th race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 13 Nationwide races held at Kentucky. The series has competed at this 1.5-mile racetrack each year since 2001. There were two Nationwide events run at Kentucky in 2012, with Austin Dillon winning both of them.

Joey Logano holds the record for most Nationwide victories at Kentucky with three. Logano, whose wins there came consecutively from 2008-10, is not entered in this year's race. Dillon is the only other driver with multiple wins at this track.

Kevin Harvick won the inaugural Nationwide race at Kentucky, the Outback Steakhouse 300, on June 16, 2001.

Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs share the record for most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Kentucky with three each.

Six of the 12 previous Nationwide races at Kentucky have been won from the pole position. In fact, five of the last six events there have been won from the top starting spot.

The closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Kentucky occurred on June 16, 2002 when Todd Bodine beat Greg Biffle to the finish line by just 0.036 seconds.

One year ago, Dillon led 192 of 200 laps and crossed the finish line 9.8 seconds ahead of his closest competitor, Kurt Busch, to claim his first win in the series at Kentucky.

Dillon is one of four drivers who scored their first career Nationwide wins at Kentucky. The others are: David Gilliland (2006), Stephen Leicht (2007) and Logano (2008).

The next race is the July 5 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Kurt Busch won last year's event there.

06/25 17:49:32 ET

As of June 25, 2013, at 05:49 PM ET