NNS: Dollar General 300 Preview

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Race Info

Date- Saturday September 15th, 2012

Location- Joliet, Illinois

Start time- 3:46 PM EST

Distance- 200 Laps, 300 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN2

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 79 F Low 50 F

Chance of rain- 0%

Sunny

Past Race Winners

2011- Brad Keselowski

2010- Kyle Busch

2009- Joey Logano

2008- Kyle Busch

2007- Kevin Harvick

Notables yet to win the Dollar General 300

Elliot Sadler

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

Sam Hornish Jr

Brian Scott

Justin Allgaier

News & Notes

Sadler looks to keep points lead as Stenhouse Jr closes in

Cup regulars in the field include Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Paul Menard, Kurt Busch and Joe Nemechek

Brad Keselowski looks to win this race for the second straight season

Austin Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr look to keep pace with Sadler and Stenhouse Jr as they creep away in the points standings

Kenny Wallace back in the No.99 car this weekend

Event Schedule

Nationwide Series Practice 2:30 PM EST/ 1:30 PM CT Friday on ESPN2

Nationwide Series Practice 5:30 PM EST/ 4:30 PM CT Friday on SPEED

Nationwide Series Qualifying 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Saturday on SPEED

Nationwide Series Race, Dollar General 300, 3:30 PM EST/ 2:30 PM CT Saturday on ESPN2

Next Race- 9/22 the Kentucky 300 from the Kentucky Speedway

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

01 Mike Wallace St. Louis, MO Chevrolet JD Motorsports Johnny Davis
2 Elliott Sadler Emporia, VA Chevrolet OneMain Financial DeLana Harvick
3 Austin Dillon* Lewisville, NC Chevrolet AdvoCare Morgan Shepherd
4 Danny Efland Irmo, SC Chevrolet Tradebank Rusty Wallace
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Olive Branch, MS Ford Ford EcoBoost Jack Roush
7 Danica Patrick Roscoe, IL Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Kelley Earnhardt-Miller
10 Jeff Green Owensboro, KY Toyota TriStar Motorsports Mark Smith
11 Brian Scott Boise, ID Toyota Dollar General J D Gibbs
12 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan, OH Dodge Alliance Truck Parts Roger Penske
14 Eric McClure Chilhowie, VA Toyota Hefty / Reynolds Wrap Mark Smith
15 Carl Long Roxboro, NC Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware
18 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
19 Tayler Malsam Sammamish, WA Toyota G-Oil Mark Smith
22 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Discount Tire Roger Penske
23 Jamie Dick Albuquerque, NM Chevrolet Viva Auto Group Robert Richardson, Sr
28 Tony Raines La Porte, IN Chevrolet Jay Robinson Inc. Jay Robinson
30 Alex Bowman Tucson, AZ Chevrolet TBA Harry Scott, Jr
31 Justin Allgaier Riverton, IL Chevrolet Brandt Sandra Turner
33 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / Rheem DeLana Harvick
38 Brad Sweet* Grass Valley, CA Chevrolet Great Clips Steve Turner
39 Dexter Stacey Kahnawake, Quebec Ford Mattie’s Place Archie St Hilaire
40 Erik Darnell Beach Park, IL Chevrolet Key Motorsports Curtis Key, Sr
41 Timmy Hill Port Tobacco, MD Ford Lilly Trucking CDL Driver Search Rick Ware
42 Josh Wise Riverside, CA Chevrolet Key Motorsports Curtis Key, Sr
43 Michael Annett Des Moines, IA Ford Pilot Flying J Sandra Turner
44 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports Mark Smith
46 Chase Miller Canton, GA Chevrolet The Motorsports Group Curtis Key, Sr
47 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing Curtis Key, Sr
50 TBA2 No Home Town Chevrolet TBA Rusty Wallace
51 Jeremy Clements Spartanburg, SC Chevrolet USS James E. Williams DDG 95 Tony Clements
52 Joey Gase* Cedar Rapids, IA Chevrolet BBB.org Jimmy Means
54 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota Monster Energy Kyle Busch
70 Johanna Long* Pensacola, FL Chevrolet KeenParts.com Mary Louise Miller
81 Jason Bowles* Ontario, CA Dodge therandomact.org / ITEX.net Gina MacDonald
86 Kevin Lepage Shelburne, VT Ford Qello Corp. / Trivette Trucking Scott Deware
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood &Β Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Cole Whitt* Alpine, CA Chevrolet Hyland’sΒ Leg Cramps Dale Earnhardt, Jr
89 Morgan Shepherd Conover, NC Chevrolet Shepherd Racing Ventures Morgan Shepherd
100 Blake Koch West Palm Beach, FL Chevrolet Ruch Motorsports Mike Ruch
108 Tim Andrews Mooresville, NC Ford Randy Hill Racing Randy Hill
124 Benny Gordon* DuBois, PA Toyota OCR Gaz Bar Jason Sciavicco
171 Matthew Carter Denver, NC Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware
174 Mike Harmon Birmingport, AL Chevrolet Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink Mike Harmon
175 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware
199 Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO Toyota TBA Robby Benton

 

 

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