JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW:
TRACK: RACE: DATE:
Kansas Lottery 300 (200 laps / 300 miles) Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Broadcast Information – TV: 3 p.m. ET on NBC / Radio: MRN & Sirius Ch. 90 2:30 p.m. ET
PR Manager: Josh Masten email@example.com; 704-677-6098
No. 1 OneMain Chevrolet
- Elliott Sadler enters the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Chase ranked second thanks to a win at Kentucky along with finishes of seventh and second at Dover and Charlotte, respectively.
- In six NXS starts at Kansas Speedway, Sadler owns two top- five and four top-10 finishes, with a best finish of third (2011).
- The Emporia, Va. native recorded one win, three top-five and seven top-10 finishes on 1.5-mile tracks this season.
- With four races left in 2016, Sadler has already surpassed his previous career best of 25 top-10s in a single season (2014). He currently has 26, the most among all NXS regulars this year.
PR Manager: Ron Lemasters firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-658-5776
No. 5 Haas Automation Chevrolet
- Cole Custer will drive the No. 5 Haas Automation Chevrolet this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
- The 18-year-old driver holds one top-five and two top-10 finishes in three career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts.
- In a pair of NXS starts on 1.5-mile tracks, Custer’s averagestarting position is 9.5 and his average finish stands at 18.0. Custer was running in the top seven at Kentucky Speedway in July when he was involved in a pit-road incident that left him with a 32nd-place finish.
- Earlier this year, Custer drove the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevy Silverado to a seventh-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas.
- Justin Allgaier is one of eight drivers to advance to the second round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase. The No. 7 driver ranks third on the Chase Grid entering Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway.
- In five NXS starts at Kansas, Allgaier has one top-five and four top-10 finishes. His best finish of fifth came in his most recent NXS start at the track back in 2013.
- Allgaier has seven top-10 finishes in eight races on 1.5-mile tracks this season, most recently placing sixth at Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend.
- The 30-year-old driver is currently riding a streak of five consecutive top-10 finishes with an average finish of 5.6 over that span.
No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet
PR Manager: Megan Johnson email@example.com; 704-773-1992
- Regan Smith will make his second and final NASCAR Xfinity Series start for JR Motorsports this season driving the No. 88 Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet. Smith qualified ninth and finished 11th in his previous stint in the No. 88 earlier this season at Bristol Motor Speedway.
- Smith has five previous NXS starts at Kansas Speedway, which include top-five finishes in 2013 (third) and 2015 (fifth).
- The Cato, N.Y. native has eight previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval with one top-10 finish (seventh, 2012).
- The No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet has an average finish of 10.9 on tracks measuring 1.5-miles in length this season.
No. 88 Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet
PR Manager: Kelsey Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-677-6317
“It is awesome to be a part of round two in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase. We have a lot of momentum right now and we’re taking one my favorite cars this weekend. I’m really proud of Kevin (Meendering, crew chief) and our team. We’re all clicking.
“I really hated missing the race last week at Charlotte, but you can’t fight Mother Nature. We qualified well at Kansas in the Truck, and finished seventh, so I have a good feeling for the track, and we just raced at Chicagoland last month, which is very similar to Kansas. It will be a good chance for us to go out and get some solid experience and get ready for the run to the finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The JR Motorsports cars have been fast on the bigger tracks and hopefully we can add to that this weekend.”
“After being repaved a few years ago, Kansas has become one of the more fun mile-and-a-half tracks on the circuit. It’s transitioning between having a lot of grip, but also the character you need to really be able to move around and race side by side. Kansas City is a great area and we have a lot of awesome fans there. I’m excited to get back to the mid-west and kick off the next round of the Chase.”
“It’s going to be a lot of fun getting back in the No. 88 Fire Alarm Services Chevy with JR Motorsports at Kansas. We didn’t quite have the finish we were looking for last time out at Bristol, so this is another opportunity for us to get to Victory Lane with the folks from Fire Alarm. JRM’s mile-and-a-half program has been stout this season and I know that Dave (Elenz, crew chief) and the guys back at the shop will bring a strong piece to the track this and it’s a lot of fun to drive these fast cars.
JRM Team Updates
• JR Motorsports at Kansas: In 20 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Kansas Speedway, JR Motorsports owns five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. Since 2013, the team has scored six top-10 finishes in eight starts at the 1.5-mile oval.
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