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Kentucky Preview NNS

Brad Michigan News

EVENT: Feed the Children 300 (200 laps / 300 miles)
TRACK: Kentucky Speedway
LENGTH: 1.5-mile tri-oval
DATE: Friday, June 28, 2013
TV: ESPN (Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. EST)
RADIO: PRN (7:30 p.m. EST


“I was really proud of everyone on our Great Clips team with the way we ran at Michigan a couple weeks ago. Now we have Kentucky in our sights and it’s another great opportunity for us to build on our finish. Kentucky is a track that I’ve ran well at before, so that gives me a lot of confidence heading in there. It definitely helps when you show up at a track with a certain level of experience, too. That’s not something I have the luxury of doing too often. The more I race, the more the experience will come. I’m fortunate to have the next two races in the Great Clips car and I know if we can get some consistency going, it could go a long way.”

NATIONWIDE’S DASH 4 CASH QUALIFIER – Nationwide Insurance’s thrilling Dash 4 Cash program is back for the 2013 season, beginning with the qualifying race at Kentucky Speedway. The program is only open to Nationwide Series regulars, with the top-four eligible finishers in Friday night’s race, and in the program’s four main races, advancing into the ensuing rounds of Dash 4 Cash at Daytona International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The highest finishing series regular in each of the those races wins $100,000 and automatically advances to the next round. If a driver wins all four Dash 4 Cash races, Nationwide Insurance will award an additional $600,000 to the purse, bringing the total prize money to $1 million. Fans can log on to www.nascar.com/dash4cash for a chance to win $100,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

SWEET NOTCHES WAYNESFIELD VICTORY – Brad Sweet drove his No. 49 Kasey Kahne Racing sprint car to victory at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park last Sunday. Sweet held off Kyle Larson en route to his third win in the All Star Circuit of Champions Series and second career victory at Waynesfield.

SWEET FACTS – Sweet returns to the seat of the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet beginning this weekend for consecutive races at Kentucky Speedway and Daytona International Speedway. In five starts for JR Motorsports this season, Sweet has one top-10 and an average finish of 19.2. He finished sixth in his most recent race at Michigan International Speedway, tying his careerbest finish in the Nationwide Series. Johnny O’Connell drove the No. 5 at Road America last Saturday.

JR MOTORSPORTS FAST FACTS – In the season’s three races at 1.5-mile facilities to date (Charlotte, Las Vegas and Texas), JRM team cars have earned two top-five, six top-10 finishes and an average finish of 8.0. All totaled, the teams accumulated two wins, eight top fives and 19 top-10s finishes in the season’s first 14 races. Additionally, JRM has a top-10 finish in all but one of its starts in night races this season.

5 TEAM CHASSIS INFORMATION – Sweet and the Great Clips team will unload chassis 775 at Kentucky. This chassis has a pair of top-10 finishes at Darlington Raceway and Dover International Speedway in its four starts in 2013.