Wednesday, September 18, 2013

New Hampshire Driver Chassis Selections: 2013 Sylvania 300

Brad Keselowski was pole sitter in July race, finished fourth.  

#2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis: PRS-856. Last Raced: Fall Pocono (finished sixth). Backup Chassis: PRS-854. Last Raced: Charlotte (former 22 car chassis; finished fifth)

#5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-815 for Sunday's New Hampshire race. Kahne raced this car at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Sept. 7 and finished 14th.

#9-Marcos Ambrose: The No. 9 team will bring chassis No. 865 this weekend. The team last ran this chassis at Richmond International Raceway this fall.

#10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-823: Chassis No. 10-823 is a new car that has not been used previously.

#14-Mark Martin: Chassis No. 14-792: This car made its debut in April at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. It started 21st but Tony Stewart wheeled it into the top-five prior to a greenwhite-checkered finish. There, Stewart was bumped out of the way in the two-lap scramble and instead of finishing fifth, he wound up a disappointing 18th. Chassis No. 14-792 was poised for another strong finish in its second career start when it rallied from its 16th-place starting spot to lead 84 laps in July at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. But while in second place on the final lap, Chassis No. 14-792 ran out of fuel. Stewart was forced to coast all the way around the 1.058-mile oval, which left him a disappointing 26th. With interim driver Mark Martin at the wheel, Chassis No. 14-792 returns to New Hampshire for this weekend s Sylvania 300.

#15-Clint Bowyer: Primary chassis No. 761 finished second at Martinsville and 13th at New Hampshire in July. Backup chassis No. 727 served as a backup several races in 2013, but not raced.

#16-Greg Biffle: Primary Chassis: RK-867. Brand new. Backup Chassis: RK-822. Last ran Bristol finished 9th.

#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Primary Chassis: RK-868- new chassis. Backup Chassis: RK-801 - chassis raced numerous times by #99 in 2012.

#22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-848. Last Raced Fall Pocono (finished seventh). Backup Chassis: PRS-844. Last Raced: Backup at several races (not raced).

#27-Paul Menard: will pilot chassis No. 434 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS is a new addition to the Richard Childress Racing stable and will turn its first laps this weekend at the one-mile facility.

#29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot chassis No. 433 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the SYLVANIA 300. This Chevrolet is new to the No. 29 team rotation and is scheduled to be on track for the first time this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

#31-Jeff Burton: will race chassis No. 421 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway in March, New Hampshire in July and earlier this month at Richmond International Raceway. (Good chassis, finished third at New Hampshire)

#39-Ryan Newman: Chassis No. 39-808: Ryan Newman will pilot Chassis No. 39-808 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Built new for 2013, Chassis 39-808 was windtunnel tested in July. It will see its first laps of competition this weekend.

#43-Aric Almirola:: The No. 43 team has prepared chassis No. 850 for New Hampshire. The team last competed with this chassis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

#48-Jimmie Johnson: will drive chassis No. 806 at Loudon. Chassis No. 689 serves as the backup.

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-818 this weekend at New Hampshire. Earnhardt tested this chassis at New Hampshire in August. This will be the first time this chassis is raced.

#99-Carl Edwards: RK-866. new chassis. RK-857 - last ran at Richmond.

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