In six previous Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at the 1.5-mile oval Kentucky Speedway, Trevor Bayne has recorded six consecutive top-15 finishes and has an average finish of 12.7.
In 39 career starts on 1.5-mile tracks in the NNS, Bayne has recorded one win, 10 top-five finishes, 18 top-10 finishes and has an average finish of 11.1. Crew chief Chad Norris brings chassis RK-862 to Kentucky Speedway this weekend. This chassis previously raced earlier this season at Kentucky, earning a 15th-place finish.-Roush Fenway Racing
Ron Hornaday Jr. will return to Camping World Truck Series action thanks to a collaborative effort between a determined sponsor and two team owners.
Rheem has announced they will sponsor Hornaday for the upcoming events on September 27 at Las Vegas as well as October 31 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hornaday, a four-time Truck Series champion, will drive for NTS Motorsports (No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado), which will receive technical support from Richard Childress Racing. Rheem had been sponsoring Hornaday in the No. 30 of Turner Scott Motorsports this season, but a dispute broke out between co-owners Harry Scott Jr. and Steve Turner before the race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Labor Day weekend. Hornaday’s team, which was already in route, was told to turn around and return to the shop before subsequently being shut down.
Corey LaJoie, son of two-time Nationwide champion Randy LaJoie, will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the Randy Humphrey Motorsports No. 77 Ford Fusion.
LaJoie is a development driver for Richard Petty Motorsports but the team has not found sponsorship to run him. LaJoie has run one Nationwide race this season, placing 21st at Kentucky, and twice in the Camping World Truck Series, finishing 15th at Kentucky and 21st at Bristol. LaJoie is unsure of his plans beyond this week. If things go well, he could be in line for rides with Randy Humphrey Racing at Kansas, Charlotte and Texas. He’s also looking for possible Nationwide rides at Kansas and Charlotte.
Todd Szegedy (No. 15 15-40 Connection Chevrolet) has 18 wins, 10 poles and 114 top 10s in 185 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Has competed in four of 10 races this year with a best result of eighth at Thompson in August.
Has three wins (Sept. 2007, July 2011, Sept. 2013), a pole (Sept. 2007), 16 top 10s and an average finish of 10th across 24 career New Hampshire Motor Speedway starts.
Mike Stefanik (No. 1 Pacquin Insurance/Variety Collision Chevrolet) seven-time champion has 74 wins, 48 poles, 223 top fives and 300 top 10s – all NWMT records – in 452 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
This will be just his fourth appearance of 2014. Has an average finish of 23rd with two DNFs in the first three starts.
Holds New Hampshire Motor Speedway all-time NWMT records for wins (8), top fives (24) and top 10s (32) with a pair of poles and an average finish of 11th in 52 starts.
Has a pair of wins and 12 top 10s in 36 career NKNPS East starts at NHMS. Also made five NNS starts and one NCWTS appearance at NHMS from 1992-99.
Timmy Solomito (No. 75 Eastport Feeds/Axel Anderson Inc. Chevrolet) has a pole and seven top 10s in 17 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts with a best finish of third at Riverhead in September 2013.
The Sunoco Rookie of the Race in six of 10 2014 events, he ranks seventh in the overall standings with five top 10s and a best result of fourth in the Thompson opener.
Made his New Hampshire Motor Speedway debut with an 11th place finish in July.
Ron Silk (No. 6 TS Haulers/Calverton Tree Farm Chevrolet) the 2011 NWMT champion has nine wins, eight poles and 81 top 10s in 135 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Ranks fifth in points with nine top 10s in 10 races and a best result of second in August at Stafford.
Has two wins (Sept. 2009, Sept. 2011), three poles (Sept. 2011, July 2012, July 2014), 14 top 10s and an average finish of 11th in 21 career races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Bobby Santos (No. 44 Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Chevrolet) has 13 wins, 15 poles and 49 top 10s in 90 career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts.
Ranks fourth in points with three wins and six top 10s.
Has a win (July 2014), a pole (Aug. 2011), seven top 10s and an average finish of 15.5 in 16 New Hampshire Motor Speedway starts.