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DATE: Friday, July 1st
SITE: Daytona International Speedway (1959) -- Daytona Beach, Florida
TRACK: 2.5-mile tri-oval - 3,800 feet (Frontstretch); 3,000 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 146,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 10th
ANNOUNCERS: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 7:30 p.m. (et)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Dale Earnhardt Jr (not defending)
RUNNER-UP: Joey Logano
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (Finished 4th)
LAPS: 100
MILES: 250
QUALIFYING RECORD: Tommy Houston, 1987 (194.389 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $1,455,989 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $85,370; 2nd Place - $58,625; 3rd Place - $52,818
2010 Finish
1Dale Earnhardt Jr36Clint Bowyer13
2Joey Logano107Kyle Busch5
3Ricky Stenhouse Jr68Ryan Newman8
4Brad Keselowski19Brian Ickler18
5Kevin Harvick910Steve Arpin15
2010 Subway Jalapeno 250 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 146.248 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 44 minutes, 37 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.094 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 16 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 13 among 8 drivers
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (183.031 m.p.h.)
Past Subway Jalapeno 250 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 146.248 m.p.h.
2009 -- Clint Bowyer (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 122.924 m.p.h.
2008 -- Denny Hamlin (17th) -- Toyota -- 155.761 m.p.h. (race record)
2007 -- Kyle Busch (14th) -- Chevrolet -- 139.091 m.p.h.
2006 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (9th) -- Chevrolet -- 133.343 m.p.h.
2005 -- Martin Truex Jr (6th) -- Chevrolet -- 140.141 m.p.h.
2004 -- Mike Wallace (16th) -- Ford -- 135.014 m.p.h.
2003 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 153.715 m.p.h.
2002 -- Joe Nemechek (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 125.892 m.p.h.
NOTE: Formerly called Stacker 2/GNC Live Well 250 (2002), Winn Dixie 250
Past Subway Jalapeno 250 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Brad Keselowski -- 4th
2009 -- Clint Bowyer -- 1st
2008 -- Bryan Clauson -- 19th
2007 -- Jason Leffler -- 9th
2006 -- J.J. Yeley -- 4th
2005 -- Kevin Harvick -- 2nd
2004 -- Mike Bliss -- 5th
2003 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr -- 1st
2002 -- Joe Nemechek -- 1st
Last Race Results
RACE: Bucyrus 200 (June 25th)
SITE: Road America -- Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
MILES: 230.736
LAPS: 57
WINNER: Reed Sorenson
RUNNER-UP: Ron Fellows
THIRD: Jacques Villeneuve
FOURTH: Elliott Sadler
FIFTH: Mike Wallace
POLE WINNER: Michael McDowell (Finished 12th)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 24 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 78.929 m.p.h.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 14 laps
LAP LEADERS: M. McDowell 1-6; S. Wallace 7-10; J. Villeneuve 11-14; M.
McDowell 15-16; R. Fellows 17-21; M. McDowell 22-34; R. Fellows
35; J. Villeneuve 36; M. Wallace 37-38; B. Scott 39-43; M.
McDowell 44-52; J. Allgaier 53-56; R. Sorenson 57.
Subway Jalapeno 250 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/Cowboys and Aliens
1Landon Cassill (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/Phoenix Construction
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
4Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
6Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Olive Brnch,MS)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
07Danny Efland (Irmo, SC)Chevrolet/C3i Sports
7Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL)Chevrolet/
09Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Toyota/G-Oil
9Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN)Chevrolet/Tap Out
11Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Toyota/Shore Lodge
13Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Ford/
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Chevrolet/Hefty Black Out/Reynolds
15Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Ford/New Orleans Voodoo
16Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
18Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/NOS
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Chevrolet/TriStar Motorsports
20Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Toyota/SportsClips
21Tim George Jr. (New York, NY)Chevrolet/Applebee's
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hls, MI)Dodge/Discount Tire
23Robert Richardson Jr (McKinney, TX)Chevrolet/North TX Pipe
28Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA)Chevrolet/Maxelence
30Ricky Carmichael (Clearwater, FL)Chevrolet/Monster Energy
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/Dollar General
33Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS)Chevrolet/Rheem/Menards
38Jason Leffler (Long Beach, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
39Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Ford/Cajun Industries
40Charles Lewandoski (Staf. Sprs. CT)Chevrolet/TBA
41Jeffrey Earnhardt (Kannapolis, NC)Ford/AFL/New Orleans Voodoo
42Tim Andrews (Concord, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
44Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Chevrolet/TBA
46Chase Miller (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/Daytona Kennel Club
52Kevin Lepage (Shelbourne, VT)Chevrolet/TRX Software Development
60Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)Ford/Subway
62Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Toyota/Pilot Travel Centers/Flying J
66Steve Wallace (Charlotte, NC)Toyota/5-Hour Energy
68Matthew Carter (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
70Dennis Setzer (Newton, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/TBA
81Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Dodge/
87Kevin Conway (Cornelius, NC)Toyota/Extenze
88Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL)Chevrolet/Suave Men
89Morgan Shepherd (Conover, NC)Chevrolet/Victory in Jesus Racing
97Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Chevrolet/Extenze
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Joey Logano---------------------4th2nd
Ricky Stenhouse Jr------------------------3rd
Brad Keselowski------------------5th6th4th
Kevin Harvick------8th2nd3rd2nd12th10th5th
Clint Bowyer---------5th6th5th4thWon6th
Kyle Busch------11th27th16thWon2nd2nd7th
Carl Edwards---------36th5th11th11th3rd11th
Jason Leffler------13th9th18th9th23rd19th14th
Steve Wallace------------------13th12th15th
Justin Allgaier---------------------8th17th
Reed Sorenson---------20th40th7th------22nd
Trevor Bayne------------------------27th
Mike Wallace14th13thWon8th7th15th22nd---34th
Tony Stewart------------12th------------
Aric Almirola---------------28th---------
Elliott Sadler---------------------------
Danica Patrick---------------------------
Mover of the Week
Dennis Setzer - Started in the 39th position and finished 18th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Darkhorse - Mike Wallace
Last Week's Pick to Win (Elliott Sadler) - Finished 4th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Mike Bliss) - Finished 15th
With his victory last year, Dale Earnhardt Jr moved within one win of his father's amazing total of seven career Nationwide Series victories at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt Jr, who will not be defending his title, defeated Joey Logano by less than a second for his 23rd and last career series win.

Earnhardt Jr, who drove the iconic Wrangler blue and yellow paint scheme No.3 car in honor of his late-father's recent induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, led the final 33 laps in the 102-lap race. Debris from Paul Menard's blown tire in the closing laps set up a green-white-checkered finish, as he held off Sprint Cup Series regular Logano in the final two- lap overtime finish.

Following four straight top-6 finishes, Clint Bowyer broke through with a win in the 2009 running of the Subway Jalapeno 250, as he defeated Kyle Busch under caution for his first victory at Daytona International Speedway. Bowyer, the 2008 Nationwide Series champion, ran in front when a four-car accident occurred just before the leaders crossed the line for the final lap of the two- lap overtime finish. The Richard Childress Racing driver had the dominant car, as he started on the pole and led a race-high 48 laps for his seventh career Nationwide Series title.

In 2008, Denny Hamlin won for the eighth time on the Nationwide circuit, as he edged Kyle Busch by less than one second for the win. Hamlin, who started 17th, reclaimed the lead with just 16 laps remaining, as he posted a 0.133 of a second win over Busch. Hamlin led all drivers with 29 laps in front. Pole sitter Bryan Clauson finished 19th.

Kyle Busch captured the checkered flag in 2007, as he defeated Kevin Harvick by less than a half-second for his eighth career Nationwide title. Busch, who started 14th on the grid, reclaimed the lead on lap 77 of the 102-lap race and held on to win the rain-plagued event. Busch led four times for a race-high 65 laps. Pole sitter Jason Leffler finished ninth.

In 2006, Dale Earnhardt Jr became the first multiple winner of this race, as he dominated the field en route to his 21st Nationwide victory. Pole sitter J.J. Yeley led for the first eight laps, followed by Denny Hamlin, who led for the next seven. Earnhardt Jr however took over on lap 16 and never looked back, as he led for the final 88 laps, edging Brian Vickers by less than a second for the win.

In one of the most exciting finishes at Daytona International Speedway, Martin Truex Jr captured the 2005 running of the Subway Jalapeno 250 by just 0.131 of a second ahead of pole sitter Kevin Harvick. Truex, who recorded his 10th of 13 career Nationwide titles, led five times for a total of 68 laps, while Harvick led just twice for two laps. Harvick had taken the lead on lap 95 of the scheduled 100 laps. However Truex reclaimed the lead on 96 and held on for his fourth of six wins in 2005.

With his win in 2009, Bowyer became just the third pole sitter and first since 2003 to take the checkered flag for a Nationwide race at Daytona. Eight of the nine pole sitters there have finished inside the top-10.

Chevrolet has dominated this race track in recent years on the Nationwide circuit with 10 wins in the last 12 starts. Earnhardt Jr's win last year made it four straight.

The next Nationwide Series race is the July 8th Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Joey Logano is the defending race winner.

06/28 19:06:42 ET

As of June 28, 2011, at 07:06 PM ET

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