Thursday, August 7, 2014

Watkins Glen Driver Chassis Selections: 2014 Cheez-It 355

Edwards is using same car this week that he won with at Sonoma in June
#2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis: PRS-914. Last Raced: Dover (finished 2nd). Backup Chassis: PRS-853. Last Raced: Loudon backup (not raced)

#3-Austin Dillon: will pilot Chassis No. 469 in the NASCAR 355 at the Glen. This is the same Chevrolet SS Dillon raced to a 17th-place finish at Sonoma Raceway in June.

#4-Kevin Harvick: will utilize Chassis No. 873 in Sunday's race. Harvick raced this car at Sonoma Raceway in June where he started sixth, led nine laps and finished 20th after getting caught up in a late-race accident.

#5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-876 for Sunday's race at Watkins Glen. Kahne drove this chassis to a sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway in June.

#10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-759: Chassis No. 10-759 was first used by Patrick in June 2013 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, where she started 31st and finished 29th. It was then used in August at Watkins Glen (N.Y) International, where she started 35th and finished 20th. Patrick drove it in June 2014 at Sonoma and started 11th and finished 18th.

#14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-874: This car made its race debut at Sonoma in June, where Stewart finished an uncharacteristic 19th after a pit-road speeding penalty thwarted his top-10 effort. Prior to Sonoma, Chassis No. 14-874 was tested May 27 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. The car will make its second career start Sunday at Watkins Glen.

#15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 767 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at Watkins Glen. This chassis raced at Sonoma in June where Bowyer finished 10th. He raced it to a fifth-place finish at Sonoma and a sixth-place finish at Watkins Glen in 2013. Chassis No. 770 serves as the back-up chassis and has never been raced.

#16-Greg Biffle: Chassis RK-764 has been around for a few years, but last hit the track one year ago at Watkins Glen. Backup Chassis: RK-916 Last ran Sonoma 

#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Chassis RK-758 is the same chassis that the #99 team used in 2012 as a backup for all road course races. Backup Chassis: RK- 919 - Last raced at Sonoma - finished 31st

#22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-913. Last Raced Dover (finished 8th) Backup Chassis: PRS-844 Last Raced: Kentucky backup (not raced)

#24-Jeff Gordon: Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-878 for this Sunday's race. This chassis has been raced once with Gordon finishing second at Sonoma Raceway in June.

#27-Paul Menard: will race chassis No. 470. This Chevrolet SS was previously raced at Sonoma Raceway where Menard secured his second-consecutive, top-five finish of the 2014 season.

#31-Ryan Newman: will drive chassis No. 471 in Sunday's NASCAR 355 at The Glen. This chassis was utilized earlier this season in NASCAR's first road-course event at Sonoma Raceway where Newman qualified 11th and finished seventh.

#41-Kurt Busch: will pilot Chassis No. 661 in Sunday's Cheez-It 355k at The Glen. Chassis No. 661 was most recently raced at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway in June, where Busch started fifth and finished 12th.

#48-Jimmie Johnson: Crew chief Knaus has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-875 for this weekend's event. This chassis is the same Chevy SS with which Johnson finished seventh at Sonoma. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-801, which last saw on-track action at Watkins Glen last season, where Johnson finished eighth.

#55-Brian Vickers: Primary: 772 finished 14th at Sonoma. Backup: 771 has not raced.

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: This weekend, crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-747. Earnhardt first raced this chassis at Watkins Glen in 2012. Most recently, he drove this car to record a third-place finish at Sonoma Raceway in June.

#99-Carl Edwards: Primary chassis RK-917 was last run in 2014 at Sonoma, starting in the 4th spot and winning the race. Backup chassis RK-853 was last brought to Sonoma in 2014 as the back-up car.

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