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Ronnie Bassett Jr. and the Bassett Racing No. 04 Roush Yates Performance/Just As I Am Down Syndrome Awareness team head West this weekend for the Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.

This will mark the second and final NASCAR K&N Pro Series East vs. West combination event of the 2014 racing season, with over 43 cars entered from all across the United States and Canada. The Autolite Iridium XP 150 will mark the second time Bassett Jr. will make a start at the .875-mile progressive banked speedway, with his first start coming in May, resulting in an eighth-place finish.-Bassett Racing
Jul 31 - 9:38 PM

Mason Mitchell (No. 98 Musselman’s-Wildlife Foundation of Florida-TTS) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the ARCA Racing Series ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

The lap of 169.664 mph was the fastest of the 29 cars out on the track for this session. No. 88 Justin Allison, No. 44 Frank Kimmel, No. 66 Brennan Poole and No. 25 Justin Boston are the rest of the top five and No. 00 Time Viens was the slowest.
Jul 31 - 9:34 PM

In addition to piloting his regular No. 3 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway, Austin Dillon will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado in Saturday's Pocono Mountains 150.

The 2011 Camping World Truck Series Champion has made two previous starts at Pocono Raceway in the Truck Series, finishing seventh in 2010 and fifth in 2011. According to NASCAR's Loop Data Pre-Race Statistics, Dillon's stats at Pocono in the Truck Series are impressive: He leads the series in percentage of Quality Passes (96.4%), ranks second in Speed in Traffic (159.244 mph), ranks fourth in Average Running Position (7.230), ranks fifth in Driver Rating (99.5), fifth in Green-Flag Speed (159.770 mph) and fifth in Laps in the Top-15 (107).-Richard Childress Racing
Jul 31 - 3:39 PM

Brendan Gaughan returns to the 7/8-mile oval Iowa Speedway to make his sixth Nationwide Series start in Saturday night's race.

He qualified 10th and finished 12th at Iowa in May, and averages a 15th-place start and 18.4-place finish. He will pilot chassis No. 130 in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa. This chassis has seen track action at Texas Motor Speedway in April and Iowa Speedway in May. Gaughan finished 12th in both events this season.-Richard Childress Racing
Jul 31 - 3:29 PM

Ty Dillon made his Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway earlier this season where he finished eighth.

After qualifying 13th, Dillon ran in and around the top-10 for most of the afternoon and recorded the team's seventh top-10 in 10 races. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Dillon has recorded two top-five finishes in four races. Dash4Cash: In addition to his win at Indianapolis last week, Dillon won Nationwide Insurance's Dash4Cash bonus of $100,000. He also qualified for this weekend's bonus at Iowa Speedway with fellow teammate Brian Scott.-Richard Childress Racing
Jul 31 - 3:24 PM

Roush Fenway Racing announces that legendary NASCAR driver Mark Martin is returning to the race team where he excelled behind the wheel for almost 20 years - this time as the team’s driver development coach.

Martin was the first driver hired by team owner Jack Roush when he founded his NASCAR operation in 1988. The two went on to become one of the most successful duos in sports history, accumulating 83 NASCAR wins, four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship runner-up finishes, and building Roush Fenway into the winningest team in NASCAR history. Martin piloted Roush Fenway’s flagship No. 6 Ford from 1988 until 2006. During that time he accumulated 35 NSCS victories. At the end of his tenure at Roush Fenway he held a record five prestigious IROC (International Race of Champions) Championships and a then record 47 NASCAR Nationwide Series wins. For his career Martin posted 96 career NASCAR victories.-Roush Fenway Racing
Jul 31 - 3:19 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has scored only one top-10 in six flat track races this year. He finished ninth in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire.

Stenhouse may still be of value to fantasy players, however, because he finished 15th at Pocono this June. If he can back that up, he will be worth the modest amount he commands in most salary cap games.
Jul 31 - 2:43 PM

Jamie McMurray has finished between 10th and 17th in his last five Pocono attempts, which makes him a reliable mid-cap pick in fantasy games where he is priced appropriately.

Reliability can be more important than the potential to score top-five finishes. McMurray should only be used if he fits well into a player’s salary cap budget. There is very little rational to rearrange a roster to accommodate him.
Jul 31 - 2:28 PM

John Wood's advanced statistics for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combined Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.

John Wood (No. 30 Wahl Traction Toyota) has finished 12th for the West at Iowa in May. Best series finish in three career starts at Iowa is 10th, recorded at this event last year. Ranks seventh in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship standings.-K&N Pro Series
Jul 31 - 9:13 AM

Brian Scott will be making his ninth Nationwide Series start at the 7/8-mile asphalt tri-oval Iowa Speedway where he has eight previous starts earning two top-10 finishes with an average start of 7.4 and an average finish of 15.6.

Scott has qualified inside the top-10 in seven of his eight starts with 1894 of 2000 (94.7 percent) laps completed. In the third round of the Nationwide Insurance Dash4Cash program, Scott and his No. 2 RCR team qualified for the fourth and final round of the $100,000 bonus prize. He has qualified for three out of the four rounds during the 2014 program and won the $100,000 bonus at Chicagoland.-Richard Childress Racing
Jul 31 - 9:11 AM

Daniel Suárez's advanced statistics for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combined Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Daniel Suárez (No. 6 Rev Racing Toyota) has three wins, 12 top fives and 21 top 10s in 40 career NKNPS East starts. Earned his first career series victory at Columbus Motor Speedway in 2013. Opened season with two straight series wins to become the second driver in series history to win the first two events of the season with Sean Caisse (2006) being the other. Finished third at this event last year. In six starts at Iowa, has one top five and three top 10s for the East. Has nine career NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series victories with 24 top fives, 31 top 10s and 11 pole wins in 51 career starts. Is in second season with Rev Racing for the NKNPS East. Made NASCAR Nationwide Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing at Richmond in April.-K&N Pro Series
Jul 31 - 9:07 AM

Throughout the last year, Mason Mitchell, driver of the No. 98 Musselman’s-Wildlife Foundation of Florida-TTS Ford has become the model of consistency in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Mitchell earned 20 straight top-10 finishes. That streak ended last week at Lucas Oil Raceway with a 20th place finish, due to a burnt rear gear. This week he heads back to one of his most successful tracks Pocono Raceway and the ModSpace 125. He finished runner-up in the June event to Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson. Mitchell has three prior starts at Pocono with three top-ten finishes, two top-five’s and a best finish of second in June. Mitchell has an average finish of 5.0 at Pocono.-ARCA Racing News
Jul 31 - 9:04 AM

Kenzie Ruston's advanced statistics for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combined Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Kenzie Ruston (No. Ben Kennedy Racing 96 Chevrolet) has six top fives and 11 top 10s in 25 career K&N Pro Series East starts. Ranks 10th in the championship driver standings. Finished 13th for the East at Iowa earlier this season. Has an East top five in three starts at Iowa, with a career best finish at the track of fifth at this event last year. Finished a season-best third at Langley. Is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights young talent in the sport.-K&N Pro Series
Jul 31 - 8:58 AM

When the NASCAR Nationwide Series last visited Iowa Speedway, it was the weekend Chase Elliott graduated high school.

After practicing his No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet in Iowa on Friday, he boarded a plane, flew home, graduated on Saturday morning, and flew back to Iowa in time to race the NAPA Chevy. He finished fourth on May 18 with no prior experience in a Nationwide car at the 7/8-mile speedway. Despite the limited seat time at Iowa, the 18-year-old does know how to find victory lane there, as he won Iowa’s K&N Pro Series East race on May 19, 2012. Among three different series (K&N Pro, NASCAR Camping World Truck, and Nationwide) Elliott has six starts and four top-five finishes at Iowa Speedway.-JR Motorsports
Jul 31 - 8:54 AM

Ben Rhodes' advanced statistics for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combined Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Ben Rhodes (No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet) has five wins, four poles, 11 top fives and 14 top 10s in 18 career K&N Pro Series East starts. Leads championship standings by 62 points over Cameron Hayley. Was the overall race winner at Iowa in May. Has one win, two top fives and three top 10s in three career starts at the track. Has five wins and eight podium finishes his last nine events. Scored first career win on March 22 at Greenville. Most recent win came at Langley. Made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on March 30 at Martinsville and finished eighth. Is a member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights young talent in the sport.-K&N Pro Series
Jul 31 - 8:42 AM

Regan Smith owns the best average running position at Iowa Speedway among Nationwide Series regulars with a 4.799, according to NASCAR statistical services.

His most recent visit to Iowa resulted in a third-place finish, his best short-track effort of 2014. That finish equaled his best short-track result since coming to JR Motorsports, as he finished third at Richmond in September 2013. Smith will join Trevor Bayne, Ty Dillon and Brian Scott as NNS regulars vying for $100,000 in Nationwide Insurance’s final round of Dash 4 Cash this weekend at Iowa Speedway. Smith became the first driver to win the payout in round one at New Hampshire.-JR Motorsports
Jul 31 - 8:40 AM

Greg Pursley's advanced statistics for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combined Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Greg Pursley (No. 26 Gene Price Motorsports/Star Nursery/Real Water Chevrolet) has 19 wins, 18 poles, 55 top fives, 70 top 10s in 93 career K&N West starts. Leads championship standings by 27 points over Dylan Lupton. Won 2011 series championship. Led series with five wins a season ago; has 16 victories dating back to the start of the 2011 campaign. In nine career combination events at Iowa, he has two wins, six top fives and six top 10s for the K&N West. Was the second highest finishing West driver at Iowa in May.-K&N Pro Series
Jul 31 - 8:32 AM

Josh Berry is a 23-year-old Hendersonville, Tenn. native who began driving for JR Motorsports’ Late Model program in 2010.

In 2012, he earned the team’s first track championship at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. This weekend he will pilot JRM's No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro in the Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway. This weekend will not mark Berry’s first trip to Iowa Speedway. In May, Berry traveled to Iowa with JRM’s teams and served as spotter for Regan Smith during practice.
Jul 31 - 8:30 AM

Sergio Peña's advanced statistics for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combined Autolite Iridium XP 150 at Iowa Speedway.

Sergio Peña (No. 4 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) has four wins, eight top fives and 23 top 10s in 50 career K&N Pro Series East starts. Is ranked 15th in the points standings. Was the 10th place finisher for the East in Iowa in May and has one top five and three top 10s in five career starts at the track. Earned his first victory of the season and third 2014 win for Rev Racing last time out at Columbus Motor Speedway.-K&N Pro Series
Jul 31 - 8:08 AM

Saturday’s ModSpace 150 will mark Frank Kimmel’s 44th career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start at Pocono Raceway.

Kimmel has recorded 3 wins, 21 top-five and 31 top-10 finishes, in addition to six poles. The 10-time champion has completed 94% of laps competed and led a total of 340 laps. Just two months ago, the first ARCA Racing Series event took place at the 2.5-mile triangle. And this week it’s time for round two. In June, Kimmel and the Ansell-Menards Toyota started from the sixth position and brought home a seventh-place finish. The No. 44 Win-Tron Racing team will utilize Chassis No. 12 this week at Pocono. It was last used by Mason Mingus in both ARCA Racing Series races at the Tricky Triangle in 2013. Mingus, led by Kimmel’s crew chief Mark Rette, started second and finished sixth in both respective events.-ARCA Racing News
Jul 31 - 8:05 AM

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