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JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW:
VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (200 laps / 300 miles) Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
UNOH 175 (175 laps / 185.15 miles)
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Broadcast Information – TV: 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN / Radio: PRN & Sirius Ch. 90 7:30 p.m. ET
PR Manager: Josh Masten firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-677-6098
No. 1 OneMain Chevrolet
- Kentucky Speedway starts the Chase for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) and Elliott Sadler enters as the second seed, just six points back from leader Erik Jones.
- The Emporia, Va. native has 10 NXS starts at Kentucky Speedway with four top-five and seven top-10 finishes. Sadler’s best finish was second in 2013.
- Sadler has one top-five and five top-10 finishes at mile-and-a- half tracks in 2016 and finished sixth at Kentucky this past July.
- Sadler leads all NXS regulars with 23 top-10 finishes in 2016 and holds a 7.3 average finish which is the best average finish in the Series.
PR Manager: Megan Johnson email@example.com; 704-773-1992
No. 7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet
- Justin Allgaier enters the first race of the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase as the fifth seed, 12 points behind the current leader.
- The Illinois native has two top fives and four top 10s in eight starts at Kentucky Speedway, earning a best finish of fifth in 2009 and 2012.
- Allgaier ran as high as sixth in the July NXS race at Kentucky before a mechanical issue relegated him to a 31st-place finish.
- In six starts on 1.5-mile tracks this season, Allgaier has two top fives and five top 10s, with a best finish of fifth coming at Charlotte and Chicago.
No. 88 SunEnergy1 Chevrolet
- Josh Berry is back behind the wheel of the No. 88 SunEnergy1 Chevrolet this weekend for his second and final NASCAR Xfinity Series start with JRM in 2016.
- This weekend will mark Berry’s first NXS start on a 1.5-mile track and first start at Kentucky Speedway.
- Earlier this season, the Tennessee native qualified sixth and finished ninth in the No. 88 Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway.
- In four career NXS starts with JRM, Berry has top-10 finishes at Iowa and Richmond.
- The No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevy goes into the weekend fifth in the owner standings, 24 markers behind first.
PR Manager: Kelsey Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-677-6317
Broadcast Information – TV: 1 p.m. ET on FS1 / Radio: MRN & Sirius Ch. 90 12:30 p.m. ET
PR Manager: Ron Lemasters email@example.com; 704-658-5776
- Cole Custer owns two victories on the 1.058-mile oval at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, one in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014 and another in the NASCAR K&N East Series in 2013.
- Custer led 148 laps on his way to victory in the 2014 NCWTS event, which made him the youngest driver to have won a NASCAR national series event. That record still stands at 16 years, seven months and 28 days.
- Custer’s ninth-place finish at Chicagoland ended his quest to make the inaugural NCWTS Chase field. Of the final seven races left this season, he has victories at two of the tracks (NHMS and Phoenix International Raceway in K&N West action).
No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet
“Our OneMain Camaro has been really fast every single week and we have been very strong at the mile-and-a-half tracks, so we are going to stay true to what our No. 1 team does every weekend. We have a lot of momentum on our team right now and we have been running extremely well the last six weeks. We have high expectations for Kentucky. We would love to go there and set the pace and get a win, but I think we are going to be fast enough to be in position to get a lot of points and move on.”
“I’m really looking forward to getting this Xfinity Series Chase underway this weekend at Kentucky. To be as close to the front of the points as we were when the regular season ended was good. We’ve had the speed and consistency, we’ve just not had the circumstances or the scenario to win a race. They always say that luck is when opportunity meets preparation. We definitely have the preparation, there’s no doubting that. We just need the right opportunity to capitalize on it. I think that this Chase is a great format for that and I think we’ve got a team that’s capable of winning a championship.”
“It has been about seven weeks since I have been behind the wheel of the No. 88 SunEnergy1 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, so I am definitely ready to get back at it this weekend. This will be my first Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway, so I know I will be leaning on Justin (Allgaier) and Elliott (Sadler) for pointers throughout the weekend. Everyone at JR Motorsports has been working hard and it is showing on track each and every weekend.”
“We were in contention at Chicago, but we had to win it to get in and we didn’t. I hate missing the Chase, considering how close we came to doing it, but we can still win races. New Hampshire is a place I’ve won at before, and we’re going there with the mindset that we’re going to do it again. This Haas Automation Chevrolet team has been solid all year long, and we can make some noise and win some races before the end of the season.”
Sadler 2016 Stats (NXS)
26 2 10 23 108 7.3
Allgaier 2016 Stats (NXS)
26 0 11 21 22 9.5
Berry 2016 Stats (NXS)
Starts 2 Wins 0 Top 5s 0 Top 10s 1 Laps Led 0 Avg. Finish 18.0 Points N/A
Custer 2016 Stats (NCWTS)
JRM Team Updates
NASCAR Instagram Story Takeover: Josh Berry and the No. 88 team will take over NASCAR’s Instagram Story on Saturday, Sept. 24.
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