Date: Saturday, Sept. 21
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Site: Kentucky Speedway -- Sparta, Ky.
Track: 1.5-mile oval
Capacity: 107,000 (Grandstand seating)
On TV: ESPNEWS
On Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Austin Dillon, 2012 (151.643 mph)
Qualifying record: Carl Edwards, 2005 (181.287 mph)
Defending champion: Austin Dillon
Runner up: Sam Hornish Jr.
Pole winner: Austin Dillon (177.264 mph)
1. Austin Dillon (Start: 1)
2. Sam Hornish Jr (3)
3. Brendan Gaughan (6)
4. Drew Herring (4)
5. Elliott Sadler (8)
6. Cole Whitt (15)
7. Michael Annett (5)
8. Justin Allgaier (10)
9. Ryan Blaney (20)
10. Brad Sweet (13)
Average speed: 137.492 mph
Time of race: 2 hrs., 10 mins., 55 secs.
Margin of victory: 1.059 secs.
Caution flags: 6 for 26 laps
Lead changes: 11 among 7 drivers
2012 Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 137.492 mph
Race: Dollar General 300 (Sept. 14)
Site: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Ill.
Finish line order: Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Sam Hornish Jr., Austin Dillon, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Time of Race: 2 hrs., 16 mins., 34 secs.
Average speed: 131.804 mph
Margin of victory: 1.615 secs.
Caution flags: 6 for 27 laps
Lead changes: 4 among 4 drivers
Lap leaders: K. Busch 1-25; J. Clements 26; D. Earnhardt Jr 27-28; J. Logano K. Busch 1-25; J. Clements 26; D. Earnhardt Jr 27-28; J. Logano 29-30; K. Busch 31-200.
#00 Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL) Toyota/TBA
#01 Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO) Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com
#2 Brian Scott (Boise, ID) Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
#3 Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/AdvoCare
#4 Kevin Lepage (Shelburne, VT) Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com
#5 Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA) Chevrolet/Great Clips
#6 Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN) Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
#7 Regan Smith (Cato, NY) Chevrolet/taxslayer.com
#10 Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY) Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
#11 Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA) Toyota/Sports Clips
#12 Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH) Ford/Alliance Truck Rental
#14 Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA) Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
#15 Carl Long (Roxboro, NC) Ford/Rick Ware Racing
#18 Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL) Toyota/Joe Gibbs Racing
#19 Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR) Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
#20 Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Dollar General
#21 Dakoda Armstrong (New Castle, IN) Chevrolet/Winfield
#22 Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/Discount Tire
#23 Harrison Rhodes (High Point, NC) Ford/Rick Ware Racing
#24 Ken Butler (Lilburn, GA) Toyota/TBA
#30 Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil) Chevrolet/Worx
#31 Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL) Chevrolet/Brandt
#32 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Clear Men
#33 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Chevrolet/Rheem/Menards
#34 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Chevrolet/Arrowhead
#40 Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
#42 T.J. Bell (Reno, NV) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
#43 Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA) Ford/Flying J Travel Plaza
#44 Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA) Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
#46 Matt DiBenedetto (Grass Valley, CA) Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
#50 Danny Efland (Irmo, SC) Chevrolet/TBA
#51 Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC) Chevrolet/Value Lighting
#52 Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA) Chevrolet/TBA
#54 Drew Herring (Benson, NC) Toyota/Monster Energy
#55 Jamie Dick (Albuquerque, NM) Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group
#60 Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD) Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
#70 Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL) Chevrolet/Foretravel
#74 To Be Announced Chevrolet/TBA
#77 Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT) Toyota/Bandit Chippers
#79 Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC) Ford/Keen's Parts
#87 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/Lest Buildings
#99 Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ) Toyota/TBA
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Located roughly 40 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5- mile oval with 14 degrees of banking in all of its turns, as well as 8 degrees of banking on both the frontstretch and backstretch. The length of the frontstretch is 1,662 feet, and the backstretch measures 1,600 feet.
There have been 14 Nationwide races held at Kentucky. The series has competed at this racetrack each year since 2001. A second date was added there, starting with the 2012 season.
Joey Logano holds the record for most Nationwide victories at Kentucky with three. Logano, whose wins there came consecutively from 2008-10, is not entered in this weekend's race since the Sprint Cup Series is competing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kevin Harvick won the inaugural Nationwide race at Kentucky, the Outback Steakhouse 300, on June 16, 2001.
Austin Dillon won both Nationwide races at Kentucky in 2012.
Richard Childress and Joe Gibbs share the record for most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Kentucky with three each.
Six of the 14 previous Nationwide races at Kentucky have been won from the pole position. In fact, five of the last seven events there have been won from the top starting spot.
The furthest back a driver has started and won a Nationwide event at Kentucky is 19th, accomplished by Brad Keselowski in June.
The closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Kentucky occurred on June 16, 2002 when Todd Bodine beat Greg Biffle to the finish line by just 0.036 seconds.
In June 2012, Dillon led 192 of 200 laps and crossed the finish line 9.8 seconds ahead of his closest competitor, Kurt Busch, to claim his first win in the series at Kentucky.
Dillon is one of four drivers who scored their first career Nationwide wins at Kentucky. The others are: David Gilliland (2006), Stephen Leicht (2007) and Logano (2008).
The next race is the Sept. 28 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. Joey Logano won last year's event there.