NNS: Charlotte Race Preview

This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide Series will head off to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 32nd annual Dollar General 300. The entry list currently features a total of 46 unique drivers. Joey Logano goes into this weekend as the defending race winner for this race.

The entry list features several drivers including, Blake Koch, Ryan Reed, Tanner Berryhill, Joey Logano, Robert Richardson, Jr., Ken Butler, Kevin Harvick, James Buescher, T.J. Bell, Chad Hackenbract, Danny Efland, Jamie Dick, Derrike Cope, Kevin Lepage, Dexter Stacey, Reed Sorenson, and Kevin Swindell.

15 drivers will have to qualify tomorrow in on speed. Those drivers include, Blake Koch, Ryan Reed, Tanner Berryhill, Matt Kenseth, James Buescher, Josh Wise, J.J. Yeley, Danny Efland, Joey Gase, Jamie Dick, Derrike Cope, Kevin Lepage, Dexter Stacey, Reed Sorenson, and Kevin Swindell.


Last weekend at the Kansas Speedway, Austin Dillon passed Sam Hornish, Jr. for the points lead with an eight point going into tomorrow night’s Dollar General 300. The last two races, Hornish has finished in the 17th position allowing Dillon to pass him in the standings. He is still looking for his first career win this season in the No. 3 Chevrolet.

With the points battle heating up, so is the points for the owners title. The Penske Racing No. 22 Ford leads the points standings by just five points over Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 team. With the No. 22 failing post-race inspections after Dover and then the 28th place finish last week at the Kansas Speedway, the No. 54 has came within five points to winning the owners title.

Many teams will carry special paint schemes tomorrow night honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Those drivers include, Brian Vickers, Kyle Busch, Nelson Piquet, Jr., and James Buescher.

You can catch tomorrow’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race live at 7:30 P.M. Et. on ESPN2. The Performance Racing Network will carry the live radio broadcast of the event.

Brett Winningham
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