Friday, September 19, 2014

New Hampshire Driver Chassis Selections: 2014 Sylvania 300

Brad Keselowski is using winning New Hampshire chassis from July

#2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis:PRS-906. Last Raced: Loudon (finished first). Backup Chassis: PRS-902. Last Raced: Sonoma (finished 16th as No. 22)

#3-Austin Dillon: will pilot Chassis No. 465 in the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced to a 24th-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August, a 16th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in June, a 16th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and a 21st-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in April.

#4-Kevin Harvick: The No. 4 team will utilize chassis No. 858 in Sunday's race. Harvick last raced this car in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and earned a second-place finish. The team also utilized this car for a two-day test at NHMS earlier this month.

#5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-897 for Sunday's race at New Hampshire. This is a brand new chassis.

#10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-839: Chassis No. 10-839 was used in May at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, where Patrick started fourth, but an engine failure caused her to finish 39th. She then used the chassis in June at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, where she started 27th but finished 17th. It was used at Michigan in August, when she started 14th and finished 18th. It was then tested Sept. 2 and 3 at New Hampshire.

#15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 809 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at New Hampshire. This chassis raced at Kansas in May where Bowyer finished 23rd, Pocono in June where he finished 11th as well as Pocono in August where he finished 4th. Chassis No. 795 serves as the back-up chassis and has never been raced but has served as the back up at several races.

#16-Greg Biffle: Primary Chassis: RK-928. Last ran Richmond - finished 19th. Backup Chassis: RK-876. Last ran Phoenix - finished 17th.

#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Primary Chassis: RK- 882- last raced at Pocono - finished 18th. Backup Chassis: RK-877 - last raced at Loudon- finished ninth.

#22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-925. Last Raced: New Chassis. Backup Chassis: PRS-901. Last Raced: Sonoma (finished 22nd as No. 2)

#24-Jeff Gordon: Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-881 for this Sunday's race. This chassis has been raced once previously with Gordon finishing 26th at New Hampshire in July. In that event, Gordon battled back from a flat tire and a lap down to lead with 50 laps to go. But the No. 24 Chevy SS ran out of fuel when the race was extended past its scheduled distance, and Gordon coasted to his pit stall for fuel as the race restarted for the final two-lap sprint to the checkered flag.

#27-Paul Menard: will utilize chassis No. 485 during the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS has made only one other appearance this year, doing so at Richmond International Raceway earlier this month where Menard started 14th and finished 18th.

#31-Ryan Newman: will drive chassis No. 456 in Sunday's 300-lap event. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Start: 10th / Finish: 7th), Texas Motor Speedway (Start: 8th / Finish: 16th), Pocono Raceway (Start: 15th / Finish: 7th) and Richmond International Raceway (Start: 12th / Finish: 9th).

#41-Kurt Busch: will pilot Chassis No. 808 in Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Formerly a No. 39 chassis for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), Chassis No. 808 was utilized for a test session at New Hampshire earlier this month. Chassis No. 808 will make its first start of the 2014 season this weekend.

#48-Jimmie Johnson:
Crew chief Chad Knaus has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-906 for this weekend's event in New Hampshire. This chassis is brand new. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-904, which last saw on-track action at Richmond, where Johnson finished eighth.

#55-Brian Vickers: Primary: 805 finished 21st at Bristol in March, 14th at Kansas & 21st at NHMS. Backup: 812 finished 13th at Richmond Sept. 6.

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-905 this weekend at New Hampshire. This is a brand new chassis that has not been raced.

#99-Carl Edwards: Primary chassis RK-874 was last run in 2014 at Dover, starting in the 29th spot and finishing 14th. Backup chassis RK-886 was last brought to Richmond in 2014 and started 10th and finished 22nd.

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