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Kurt Busch’s road racing skills at Sonoma Raceway have been well documented as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver.
 
But when the Furniture Row Racing driver gets asked which race at the 1.99-mile road course in Northern California’s wine country initially stands out, he has a surprising answer.
 
One would expect the 34-year-old former NASCAR champion to say his Cup victory in 2011 or last year’s incredible performance when he was contending for the win before a suspension problem dropped him to third in a Phoenix Racing entry.
 
His answer came without hesitation.
 
“It was my win in the Southwest Series during 1999 NASCAR weekend,” said Busch. “That victory put me on the map and fast-tracked my racing career.”
 
Busch, a native of Las Vegas, took advantage of a golden opportunity since more NASCAR Cup drivers and owners were intently watching the Saturday race to strategically learn more about the new track design.
 
“My Southwest Series win at Sonoma was the year the track was reconfigured,” explained Busch. “It was the first time it didn’t have the carousel; they had what they call the chute. So that was a direct straightaway from Turn 4 to Turn 7.
 
“I think a lot of Cup teams were interested to see how the race was going to play out and they watched the Southwest Tour race with more strategic thought that year. After winning the race it seemed like things moved a lot of easier in my racing career and I have the Sonoma track to thank for that.”
 
Busch, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS, is looking to give another tip of the hat and a thank you nod to the Sonoma track on Sunday for the 25th running of the Toyota/Save Mart 350. It will be his first road race with the single car, Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team.
 
“We tested at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) in preparation for this race and feel the road course package that Furniture Row Racing had and that I had give us two avenues to look at when we show up for the race,” noted Busch. “Sonoma is a demanding race on a very technical road course. You have to be patient and have the right pit strategy.”
 
At the previous Sprint Cup race in Michigan, Busch was one of the prerace favorites, qualifying second and posting the fastest times in Saturday’s two practice sessions. He led the first 21 laps, but a few laps later his car broke loose, hit the wall and suffered major damage. He was able to finish the race, limping home to a 35th-place result.
 
“Our Furniture Row team needs a strong performance this weekend,” stated Busch, who dropped from 15th to 20th in points following Michigan. “We threw away a bunch of points in Michigan last week after having a really fast race car. We need to rebound and get some of those points back.”
 
Busch’s overall Sprint Cup record at Sonoma Raceway includes 12 starts, one win, five top-fives, five top-10s, one pole and 139 laps led. He has completed 1,312 of 1,329 laps for a 98.7 percentage. He also has the best driver rating at Sonoma of 107.8 and the best average running position of 9.2.
 
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Sonoma, Calif., is a vigorous grape-producing countryside at the center of the state’s robust wine industry, considered by many to be the birthplace of wine-making in the Golden State. Together with neighboring Napa, Calif., they produce what is widely regarded as some of the world’s finest wines. Playing no small part in placing Northern California in its esteemed place in the field of wine production was the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting, better known as the Judgment of Paris.

The Judgment of Paris was a blind wine tasting that pitted California’s best offerings against French wines, recognized by most of the world as untouchable, at least at the time. It wasn’t supposed to be a contest at all. California’s burgeoning wine makers were not supposed to be able to hold a candle to the superlative works of France’s finest, but those supercilious opinions couldn’t hold up in the field of play as California wines took first place in both red and white categories, laying the groundwork for the thriving industry that exists today.

Thirteen years after earning its place among wine-producing appellations, Sonoma was on the map yet again due to another competitive event. It was believed to be one more mismatch as it paired two worlds that could not have been more different – NASCAR and wine country. There was no panel of judges, and participants were in clear view when Sonoma Raceway hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the first time on June 11, 1989. While on paper the two appeared to be an odd coupling, wine country and NASCAR have combined for some incredible shows during the last 25 years.

Enjoying the fruits of that successful match on more than one occasion has been none other than Tony Stewart, a two-time Sprint Cup winner at Sonoma who enters Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350k 10th in the championship point standings thanks to a four-race stretch that has seen him finish seventh, first, fourth and fifth.

The driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing has played a significant role in many of Sonoma’s exciting races. His name appears often in the track’s history books, and in the new-age history that is NASCAR’s loop data, Stewart ranks first or second in a number of statistical categories for the 1.99-mile road course.

Stewart has made 14 Sprint Cup starts at Sonoma, where in addition to his two wins (2001 and 2005) he has a pole (2002), three second-place finishes, five top-fives and nine top-10s. He has an average finish of 10.9 and has only failed to finish on the lead lap one time – the track’s 2011 race where the Indiana native ended up on the wrong end of a run-in with driver Brian Vickers with less than 25 laps to go. Stewart went from scoring a top-five finish to a career-worst road-course finish of 39th.

While Stewart’s traditional stats speak for themselves, an overview of his position in several loop data categories reinforces the fact that at the end of the day, Stewart’s road-course attributes make him a Road Scholar.

The three-time Sprint Cup champion leads all drivers in the categories of fastest drivers early in a run (90.375 mph), fastest laps run (79), green-flag speed (89.877 mph), laps in the top-15 (706) and speed in traffic (88.945 mph). He ranks second in average running position (9.983) and fastest drivers late in a run (89.437 mph) for an overall driver rating of 107.5 – a close second to Kurt Busch with the best overall driver rating of 107.8.

And Stewart’s road course success isn’t limited to the track in Northern California, as there is a second road course in Watkins Glen, N.Y., which plays host to the Sprint Cup Series in early August. Of Stewart’s 48 career Sprint Cup victories, seven have been won on road courses – two at Sonoma and five at Watkins Glen. While wins are what everyone remembers, the rest of Stewart’s road-course stats are remarkable on their own merit. Between Sonoma and Watkins Glen, Stewart has made 28 career starts in which he has 12 top-fives, 19 top-10s and has led a total of 307 laps to go with his seven wins.

Through the last 25 years Sonoma has earned its place in the annals of NASCAR history, serving as a true test of driver versatility. Stewart is the epitome of versatility, having won in nearly everything, from stock cars and Indy cars to dirt modifieds and open-wheel Sprint, Midget and Silver Crown cars. Just as Stewart has proven victorious on pavement and dirt, he’s proven to be a winner when a racetrack features left and right turns. In his 15th trip to the 10-turn Sonoma road course, Stewart intends to come out on top in the Judgment of Sonoma.

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“I believe in America because we have great dreams – and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” – Wendell L. Wilkie (American corporate lawyer and 1940 presidential nominee)

Ryan Newman readily admits that he lives his dream every weekend on the racetrack.

The story goes that when Newman was born in December 1977, his proud papa announced right then and there in the delivery room that his baby boy would be a racecar driver. At the young age of 4, Newman got his first racecar, a Quarter Midget, and began going in circles.

Thanks to a lot of hard work and sacrifices along the way, Newman hasn’t stopped racing. Newman is now in his 12th full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and, Sunday, he will make his 12th career start at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.

At Sonoma, Newman will celebrate another American dream that became a reality through hard work and dedication.

His No. 39 Chevrolet SS will pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of Haas Automation – the largest machine tool builder in the western world – with a special paint scheme honoring the company that Gene Haas founded in 1983. Haas is also the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing with three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart.

The company has always produced top-quality products at affordable prices, and all are built in the USA – in the company’s facility in Oxnard, Calif. – which is something Haas takes great pride in doing.

Haas Automation’s commitment to building an American-made product has also helped keep prices of machine tools down. For example, a machine the company first built 1988 sold then for just less than $50,000. Today, that same machine continues to sell for less than $50,000.

Haas Automation is an American success story, and this weekend, Newman hopes to celebrate his sponsor’s success with some success of his own on the 1.99-mile, 10-turn road course nestled in California’s wine country.

With 16 Sprint Cup Series wins to his credit, Newman would like to add a road-course victory to that tally.

In 11 starts at Sonoma, Newman has two top-five finishes and five top-10s. He has completed all 1,217 laps contested there since his rookie campaign in 2002, and he even scored a runner-up finish in 2006.

With 11 races to go until the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins, Newman sits 18th in points, 28 points out of the Chase. As a team fighting for a spot in this season’s Chase, Newman & Company hopes to not only improve on its recent finishes at the Sonoma road course, but also contend for the win.

There would be no better way to honor all the hard work that made dreams become reality and to kick off Haas Automation’s 30th anniversary celebration than with a victory in the company’s home state.

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With five days remaining until its departure, Sonoma Raceway and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority are happy to announce that the inaugural NASCAR Express Train is sold out.

For the first time ever, race fans had the option to ride the train to the 25th Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday, June 23, and they responded in droves. The train can accommodate 500 passengers and the last ticket was sold by the raceway this afternoon.

“We felt sure this was going to be a popular program, but until you put it out to the market you can never be certain,” said Steve Page, president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway. “We know the people riding the NASCAR Express will have a terrific time this Sunday and we look forward to building on this success in future years.”

The NASCAR Express train will depart from Sacramento, with stops in Davis and Suisun City, and traverse some of Northern California’s most spectacular scenery before dropping passengers just steps from the raceway’s main entrance on race-day morning.

The NASCAR Express train is an exciting development for the raceway, which had worked for years to make train transportation available to its race fans. The program finally came together this year after upgrades to the adjacent tracks and through the coordinated efforts of a host of railroad and regulatory agencies. It marks the first time some of the track has ever been used for passenger rail travel.

The NASCAR Express offers fans a unique option to avoid highway traffic and parking hassles on race-day, and will feature two café cars with on board food and beverage service. Fans will be able to renew or purchase their NASCAR Express tickets for next year during the race weekend.

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This week the No. 54 Monster Energy seat will see a new driver when 36-year-old Owen Kelly tackles the first of two scheduled NASCAR Nationwide Series road-course races, Road America and Mid-Ohio, in the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) winning Camry. Kelly, an Australian V8 Supercar driver, along with the six-time 2013 JGR winners look forward to week 13 running the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. Despite the team’s fourth-place finish last week at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, the Monster Energy team and owner J.D. Gibbs maintain first place in the series’ Owner’s Championship points. This week they look to extend that lead with the help of Kelly, eager to finally race a road course car that he prepares for the weekend.

From Tasmania, Australia, Kelly is a known professional race car driver who started his circuit racing career in Targa Road Rally with Formula Ford Racing for three seasons, then progressed to V8 Supercars in 2000. From there he has raced in Super Touring, V8 Supercars and NASCAR Grand Am Rolex Sports Cars and Late Models. Late in the 2007 V8 Supercar season he was picked up as a full-time driver for Paul Morris Motorsport replacing Fabian Coulthard.

In 2008, Kelly raced an asphalt late model, for Dale Earnhardt Jr., at Motormile Speedway in Radford, VA. He wanted to pursue a career in NASCAR and hoped to move up the ladder while securing the necessary experience. In June 2010, Kelly made his NASCAR debut in the Nationwide Series, driving for Baker Curb Racing at the 4.05-mile Road America road course, where he started ninth and finished fifth.

In 2011, Kelly prepared the race winning Road America car of Marcos Ambrose and Richard Petty Motorsports. Last year Kelly piloted the No. 54 Monster Energy Camry for Kyle Busch during practice and qualifying sessions in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve track. Since then he’s raced six times in Australian V8 Supercars and in a New Zealand V8 SuperTourers racing series and has focused time on his athletic training to be sure he was in the best physical condition for his next NASCAR opportunity.

This year he’ll make two attempts at finally preparing and racing the car that he sets up with a Nationwide Series team, hoping this weekend’s Wisconsin start with Joe Gibbs Racing and the winning No. 54 team will give him the opportunity he’s been seeking for a first NASCAR Series win.

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First Start of 2013...Reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion and past NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) winner James Buescher will attempt to make his first NNS start of 2013 in the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America on June 22nd. Buescher goes to Road America with limited experience on road courses, with just one NNS road course start at Watkins Glen in 2011. Buescher took part in an open test session last month at Virginia International Raceway. Buescher looks to gain road course experience for the upcoming NCWTS race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on September 1.

 

Meet and Greet...Come out to the NASCAR autograph session located in front of the media center entrance on Friday from 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. CDT and meet James Buescher and his Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) teammates.

The Pack is Back...The No. 34 will be running the Wolfpack Energy Services colors this weekend at the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America. Wolf Pack Energy Services is a diversified company supplying a wide range of products and services to the oil and gas industry - from top-quality wellsite accommodations to oil and gas industry rental equipment and pipe storage, inspection, threading and refurbishing.

This Week's Camaro...Turner Scott Motorsports will bring TSM-303 for this weekend's Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America. This particular chassis ran during last year's race at Road America with TSM teammate Miguel Paludo behind the wheel.

 

Watch and Listen...The Johnsonville Sausage 200 can be seen live on Saturday, June 22nd on ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

 

James Buescher on Road America:

"I'm really excited about making my return to the Nationwide Series this weekend. I don't have a ton of experience on a road course, but this will give my team and I some more experience for when we return to Truck Series competition."

 

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Right Turns Ahead...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) heads to Road America for its first of three road course races of 2013. Rookie Kyle Larson will be making his first start at the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Larson has never made a start on a road course in any of the major series he has competed in. However, the entire Turner Scott Motorsports team participated in a test at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) several weeks ago, allowing time for the 20-year-old to get comfortable turning both left and right.

 

Winning On The Road...Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) has a winning history at NNS road courses, particularly Road America. Last season, TSM brought home the win in two of the three road course events in 2012. Nelson Piquet Jr. captured both the pole and the win at Road America last June, and Justin Allgaier visited victory lane in the series' final trip to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The team also scored a victory with Reed Sorenson at Road America in 2011, meaning that TSM has taken the checkered flag in two of only three NNS events ever held at the track.

 

Color Change...For the second time this season, Larson will sport the colors of Cottonelle. Larson last ran the Kimberly-Clark brand at Bristol Motor Speedway where he fought from a 12th-place starting position to battle door-to-door with the leader in the final laps, ultimately finishing second.

 

Come Say Hi...Larson will join his TSM teammates, as well as many other Nationwide Series drivers, in this weekend's NNS autograph session. Come say hello on Friday, June 21st from 3:45-4:30 p.m. CDT in front of the media center entrance.

 

This Week's Camaro... Crew chief Trent Owens and the No. 32 Cottonelle Chevy Camaro team have prepared chassis TSM-301 for competition this weekend at Road America. TSM-301 made two starts in 2012, hitting the track at Road America and Montreal. In both events, the car was driven by Brad Sweet, who scored top-20 finishes in each.

 

Previous Race Recap...Looking to bring his Turner Scott Motorsports team some good news to end a rough week, Larson worked his way through the field and found himself in contention for his first NNS victory. After battling a tight-handling Camaro throughout much of the 125-lap race, the No. 32 Cessna crew gave Larson what he needed to vault from sixth to second in the last restart of the race. With just over 10 laps to go, Larson had his sights set on the race leader, but the rookie ran out of time. He brought home a second-place finish, tying his career best NNS finish, and earning his second top five in a row.

 

Kyle Larson on Road America

"Road courses are a lot of fun, so I'm looking forward to making my first start at Road America. We tested a few weeks ago at VIR and I felt pretty comfortable. There was definitely a learning curve there, I went off course a few times, but by the end of the day I was only a few tenths behind Nelson [Piquet Jr.], who has tons of road course experience. Both of my teammates won on road courses last season, so I'm sure I'll lean on them throughout the weekend."

 

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Land of Cheese...This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) heads to its first road course race of the season at Road America located in Plymouth, Wis. This will be Allgaier's fourth start at the 4.048-mile road course. In 2011, Allgaier was leading the race when his car when out of fuel while under caution on the last lap. Last year's race was won by Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) teammate Nelson Piquet Jr. In preparation for this year's road course race, Allgaier along with his TSM teammates participated in an open test last month at Virginia International Raceway (VIR).

 

Meet Justin...Allgaier will join his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates at the NNS Road America autograph session on Friday, June 21 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. local time, located in front of the Road America media center.

 

In-Car Camera...The No. 31 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro will have an in-car camera sponsored by Pep Boys for the race broadcast. This weekend's Johnsonville Sausage 200 can be seen live on ESPN on Saturday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. You can also listen to the race on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90 beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT.

 

This Week's Camaro...This weekend the No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet team will utilize chassis TSM-305. TSM-305 has been updated for 2013 and is the same car Allgaier tested at VIR last month.

 

Recapping Iowa...Allgaier qualified seventh for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). After a tough day at MIS battling an ill-handling car and changing weather conditions, Allgaier and the No. 31 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro team rallied to a 12th-place finish. Allgaier is currently third in the NNS Driver Point Standings, just one point behind Sam Hornish Jr. in second-place.

 

Crew chief Scott Zipadelli on Road America:

"I always enjoy a little road course racing. It's a completely different type of racing from our usual oval tracks. Justin has had success on the road courses with winning Montreal last year, and almost winning at Road America a couple of years ago. The weather is going to be a big factor this weekend. Rain could be a big factor this weekend as far as the different tires, visibility, etc."

 

Justin Allgaier on Road America:

"Road America is a very challenging but fun road course. It's very technical but has a lot of high-speed corners as well, so it's very balanced. We were leading two years ago on the white-flag lap and the caution came out. All we had to do was make it back to the start finish line and we ran out of gas. It's been a race track of many challenges for me, but I do enjoy going. We tested at VIR and that was good because it gave me the chance to feel more comfortable in the car. I was able to get back in the rhythm of going left and right, but the tracks are totally different when it comes to the setup."

 

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The Winding Road...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its first of three road course stops of the 2013 season at Road America this weekend for the Johnsonville Sausage 200. Nelson Piquet Jr. is no stranger to success at the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course, having captured the pole and leading a total of 19 laps en route to his first NNS victory in his only start at the famed Wisconsin road course.

 

This Week's Camaro...The No. 30 Qualcomm team will have chassis TSM-300 for Saturday afternoon's race at Road America. TSM-300 is the same chassis Piquet Jr. won with in last year's race at the Elkhart Lake, Wisc. Track.

 

Say Hello...Piquet Jr. will join his Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) teammates, as well as other NNS drivers, in the NNS autograph session on Friday, June 21st from 3:45-4:30 p.m. CDT in front of the entrance to the Media Center.

 

Michigan Recap...Making his first career NNS start at Michigan International Speedway last weekend, Piquet Jr. made the most of his time in the "Irish Hills" in the 22nd annual Alliance Truck Parts 250. Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team started the weekend by qualifying 21st at the 2.0-mile oval. After getting his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro dialed-in, Piquet Jr. earned his first top 10 of the year, coming home with a ninth-place finish.

 

Welcome Back...For the third time in 2013, Turner Scott Motorsports partner Qualcomm will be the primary sponsor for Piquet Jr. and No. 30 team in this week's Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America. Qualcomm Incorporated is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies. For 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.

 

Race View...Piquet Jr. will be this weekend's ESPN in-race reporter and will carry an in-car camera for the Johnsonville Sausage 200.

 

Watch and Listen...The Johnsonville Sausage 200 can be seen live on Saturday, June 22nd on ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

 

Nelson Piquet Jr. on his return trip to Road America:

"I really enjoy going to Road America and look forward to making my return this weekend. We are coming off our first top-10 of the season after a solid run last weekend in Michigan. We tested last month at VIR and I think it really helped us prepare for this year's race. If we run a smart race, I think we have a really good shot at defending last year's win."

 

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Iowa Recap...Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) returned to action in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE), competing in the Casey's General Stores 150 at Iowa Speedwayearlier this month. TSM fielded five entries, including full-time competitors Austin Dyne, Dylan Kwasniewski and Kenzie Ruston and part-time competitors Brandon Jones and Ben Rhodes. Kwasniewski and Rhodes earned top-five finishes, finishing second and fifth, respectively, while Jones finished in 11th, Dyne in 28th and Ruston came home 41st after an early-race blown tire forced her to retire early from the race. Despite finishing second overall, Kwasniewski and his TSM team were credited with the NKNPSE win as they were the highest finishing East team in the combination East and West race.

 

#VisitHamptonVA175...Dyne, Kwasniewski and Ruston head to Langley to make their first NKNPSE start at the 0.396-mile oval. Ruston and Dyne will look to rebound after a tough race in Iowa, while Kwasniewski will look to carry the momentum from Iowa with him to Langley. The TSM drivers participated in a test session at Langley just last week.

 

Austin Dyne...Hoping to put the previous NKNPS race behind him, Dyne is looking forward to returning the short tracks. Dyne pitted early during the Casey's General Stores 150 at Iowa Speedway to make some adjustments on his ill-handling KMC Wheels Chevy and just ran out of time in the attempt to work his way through the field. Dyne will make his first start at Langley Speedway this weekend.

 

"Last time out was a rough week for us but it's nothing we can't come back from. I think the short tracks suit our team a little bit more right now and I'm hoping we can learn enough from our test sessions at Langley that we can apply to the race on Saturday. I feel like our KMC Wheels team is very capable of a solid rebound."

 

Dylan Kwasniewski...Kwasniewski, who missed his high school graduation to compete in Iowa two weeks ago, started the race in the ninth position, and after an early-race spin, Kwasniewski battled back to finish second overall in the combination NKNPSE and NKNPSW race in his No. 98 Rockstar Energy Drink/Royal Purple Chevrolet. Kwasniewski was scored as the NKNPSE winner, after being the highest-finishing competitor from the NKNPSE. Following his win,, Kwasniewski has moved up to second in the point standings. Kwasniewski will make his first trip to Langley Speedway this weekend.

 

"I'm looking forward to going to Langley, our team had a great test their a couple weeks ago and with the test session on Friday before the race, I think we'll have that much more of an opportunity to fine tune our car. I'm looking forward to seeing our Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Drink team back in victory lane again."

 

Kenzie Ruston...After being inducted into the "NASCAR Next" program, a class of up-and-coming drivers selected by industry peers, Ruston was aiming to put her Brandt Chevy in victory lane for the first time. Unfortunately, a tire failure set Ruston into the outside wall and forced her to retire from the Casey's General Stores 150 early. Ruston will look to get her Rookie of the Year campaign back on track as she makes her first NKNPSE at Langley Speedway this weekend.

 

"I'm excited about going to Langley, we had a very good test there last week and I feel like it meets my driving style, plus we have experienced a lot of success in chassis 501 this year. It's currently a one-groove track so track position is going to be key."

 

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