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Larson, Kwasniewski ready for Sound Garage
Alan Cavanna chats with Kyle Larson and Dylan Kwasniewski as they get ready for Sound Garage at Chip Ganassi Racing.
Bad day for TSM after Larson, Kwasniewski crash
Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson collide battling in the top five, cutting down Larson’s left-rear tire. While spinning Larson collects teammate Dylan Kwasniewski on the backstretch.
Kwasniewski shines in multicar qualifying
Teenager claims 21 Means 21 Pole for Nationwide Series race
Rico Abreu hopes to follow path of NASCAR standouts
Chili Bowl winner earns NASCAR K&N Pro Series East ride MORE: Abreu inks deal for K&N Pro Series East ride " Home Tracks Competing in NASCAR wasn't on Rico Abreu's radar a year ago, but that was before the youngster began racing and winning sprint car races all across the country. Now, the 22-year-old, fresh off a huge win in Saturday night's Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, begins preparations for his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut next month at New Smyrna (Florida) Speedway. He is one of five drivers scheduled to compete in the K&N Pro Series for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, joining William Byron, J.J. Haley, Scott Heckert and Dalton Sargeant. "Last year it wasn't," Abreu said of the roadmap to NASCAR, "until I had all my success. I set goals last year that I never thought I would achieve, and I achieved them." Abreu, who began competing in sprint cars in 2011, competed in more than 100 open-wheel races across various series. He posted 26 victories across 410 winged and non-winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprints and USAC midget competition. He captured the 2014 USAC Honda Midget Series national title in November. "At the end of last year the discussion came up," he said. "The opportunity was there and I said, 'why don’t we give it a shot?' Because I can always come back to sprint car racing if NASCAR doesn't work out or (I'm) not competitive." With triple-digit starts and much success during each of the past two seasons, Abreu said he believes he can be just as competitive in a stock car as he has proven to be in an open-wheel ride. "I feel I will be competitive with all the experience I've already gained racing 100 times a year," he said. "I’m on the same path as a lot of these NASCAR standouts were on. I'm pretty confident about all of it; I'm just really excited to see what happens in the next few months." Those "NASCAR standouts" are well known – Tony Stewart , Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson , each coming from the open-wheel ranks as well. It was Larson, the 22-year-old phenom who drives for Chip Ganassi Racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, that helped pave the way for Abreu in sprints. "I always knew he'd probably end up in NASCAR," Larson said Tuesday. "I think he's going to do a really great job. He's winning every big race out there right now and I think he'll take to stock cars well." And Stewart, the three-time Sprint Cup champion, has already offered to help make sure that there are no snags as Abreu attempts to run the full 14-race K&N Pro Series East schedule while continuing to compete in open-wheel entries. "I'm planning on racing 120 times this year and as many as I can get in," Abreu said. "I was talking to Tony at the Chili Bowl and I told him there was a conflict where the K&N guys are at Dover and there are three sprint car races at Williams Grove (Pennsylvania.). He said 'don't worry about that; I'll get you there.' So it's pretty cool that I've got Tony behind me on all this and Kyle; it just allows me to race even more than I was already planning." Crew chief Mardy Lindley, who helped guide Dylan Kwasniewski to six wins and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title in '13, will oversee Abreu's No. 98 team. "I’m on the same path as a lot of these NASCAR standouts were on." -- Rico Abreu
Ty Dillon wins NNS Coors Light Pole Award
This marks Dillon's second pole win of 2014 RELATED: Full race lineup Ty Dillon won his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season Saturday at Kentucky Speedway , posting a fastest final-round lap of 175.690 mph. It capped a strong couple of days from Richard Childress Racing, which consistently had its cars at the top of the leaderboard during Friday's practices. Dillon will lead the field to green in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 , which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET later tonight and will be televised on ESPNEWS. Part-timer Sam Hornish Jr . qualified second with a speed of 175.245 mph in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, with Brendan Gaughan , Cale Conley and Brian Scott rounding out the top five. Gaughan, Conley and Scott also drive RCR vehicles. Group qualifying at the 1.5-mile track consisted of a 25-minute opening round in which the 24 fastest cars advanced to the 10-minute second round. The top 12 fastest in the second round advanced to the final five-minute round. Driving the No. 20, Justin Boston earned his spot in the final round by finishing 12th in the second round. It was enough to top Dylan Kwasniewski (13th), Chase Pistone (16th) and Austin Theriault (17th). In the first round Ryan Reed finished 24th, just ahead of J.J. Yeley and Jamie Dick , to advance into the second round. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Behind the scenes with new NASCAR Next class
NASCAR.com correspondent Dylan Kwasniewski takes you behind the scenes with the new NASCAR Next class.
DAV 200 entry list
See which drivers will look to compete at Phoenix RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 01 Landon Cassill Johnny Davis Dave Fuge 14 Chevrolet TeamJDMotorsports.com 2 2 Brian Scott Richard Childress Phil Gould 14 Chevrolet Whitetail 3 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Danny Stockman Jr 14 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gary Keller Gary Cogswell 14 Chevrolet teamjdmotorsports.com 5 5 Alex Bowman(i) Rick Hendrick Ernie Cope 14 Chevrolet LINE-X Protective Coatings 6 6 Trevor Bayne Jack Roush Chad Norris 14 Ford AdvoCare 7 7 Regan Smith Kelley Earnhardt-Miller Ryan Pemberton 14 Chevrolet Fire Alarm Services 8 9 Chase Elliott Dale Earnhardt Jr Greg Ives 14 Chevrolet NAPA AUTO PARTS 9 10 Jeff Green Mark Smith Todd Myers 14 Toyota SupportMilitary.org 10 11 Elliott Sadler J D Gibbs Chris Gayle 14 Toyota SportClips 11 14 Eric McClure Mark Smith Wes Ward 14 Toyota Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Wrap 12 16 Ryan Reed Jack Roush Seth Barbour 14 Ford ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes 13 19 Mike Bliss Mark Smith Paul Clapprood 14 Toyota TriStar Motorsports 14 20 Erik Jones(i) Joe Gibbs Kevin Kidd 14 Toyota GameStop 15 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Roger Penske Jeremy Bullins 14 Ford Discount Tire 16 23 Robert Richardson Jr Robert Richardson Sr George Church 14 Chevrolet TBD 17 25 John Wes Townley(i) Tony Townley Mike Ford 14 Toyota No. 25 Zaxby's Toyota 18 28 J J Yeley James Whitener Steve Plattenberger 13 Dodge Texas 28 Spirits Stage 19 29 Kelly Admiraal Robby Benton Keith Hinkein 14 Toyota Swan Rentals, LTD 20 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Steve Turner Shannon Rursch 14 Chevrolet Rockstar / FOE.com 21 39 Ryan Sieg Rod Sieg Kevin Starland 14 Chevrolet RSS Racing 22 40 Matt Dibenedetto Curtis Key Sr Kyle Symington 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 23 42 Kyle Larson(i) Harry Scott Jr Scott Zipadelli 14 Chevrolet Cartwheel by Target 24 43 Dakoda Armstrong Richard Petty Philippe Lopez 14 Ford WinField 25 44 Blake Koch Mark Smith Greg Conner 14 Toyota Ingersoll Rand 26 46 Ryan Ellis Curtis Key Sr Gary Showalter 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 27 51 Jeremy Clements Tony Clements Ricky Pearson 14 Chevrolet All South Electric- Repairable Vehicles 28 52 Joey Gase Jimmy Means Tim Brown 14 Chevrolet TBA 29 54 Kyle Busch(i) J D Gibbs Adam Stevens 14 Toyota Monster Energy 30 55 Jamie Dick Jimmy Dick Mark Setzer 14 Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 31 60 Chris Buescher Jack Roush Scott Graves 14 Ford Roush Performance Parts 32 62 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Shane Wilson 14 Chevrolet South Point 33 70 Derrike Cope Mary Louise Miller Bobby Burrell 14 Chevrolet YOUTHEORY 34 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Gary Ritter 12 Dodge TBA 35 177 Brennan Newberry(i) Jimmy Dick Jason Miller 14 Chevrolet Qore24 36 184 Chad Boat Billy Boat Dan Deeringhoff 14 Chevrolet Vektor Vodka Chevrolet 37 87 Carl Long Andrea Nemechek Steven Gray 14 Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing 38 93 Kevin Swindell Gregg Mixon Ken Evans 13 Dodge JGL Racing 39 99 James Buescher Robby Benton Matthew Lucas 14 Toyota Rheem MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
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Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski , as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR.
Virginia529 College Savings 250 entry list
See who is on the Nationwide Series entry list for Richmond RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live Entry No. Driver Owner Crew chief Vehicle Sponsor 1 01 Landon Cassill Johnny Davis Dave Fuge 14 Chevrolet TeamJDMotorsports.com 2 2 Brian Scott Richard Childress Phil Gould 14 Chevrolet Smokey Mountain Snuff 3 3 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Danny Stockman Jr 14 Chevrolet Yuengling Light Lager 4 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Gary Keller Gary Cogswell 14 Chevrolet TeamJDMotorsports.com 5 5 Kevin Harvick(i) Rick Hendrick Ernie Cope 14 Chevrolet Armour Vienna Sausage 6 6 Trevor Bayne Jack Roush Chad Norris 14 Ford AdvoCare 7 7 Regan Smith Kelley Earnhardt-Miller Ryan Pemberton 14 Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com 8 9 Chase Elliott Dale Earnhardt Jr Greg Ives 14 Chevrolet NAPA AUTO PARTS 9 10 Mike Bliss Mark Smith Paul Clapprood 14 Toyota TriStar Motorsports 10 11 Elliott Sadler J D Gibbs Chris Gayle 14 Toyota OneMain Financial 11 14 Jeff Green Mark Smith Wes Ward 14 Toyota Hefty Ultimate / Reynolds Wrap 12 16 Ryan Reed Jack Roush Seth Barbour 14 Ford ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes 13 17 Tanner Berryhill Adrian Berryhill Daniel Stillman 14 Dodge NationalCashLenders.com 14 19 Hermie Sadler III Mark Smith Eddie Pardue 14 Toyota VA Lottery 15 20 Matt Kenseth(i) Joe Gibbs Kevin Kidd 14 Toyota GameStop 16 22 Ryan Blaney(i) Roger Penske Jeremy Bullins 14 Ford Hertz 17 23 Cody Ware Robert Richardson Sr George Church 14 Chevrolet Lilly Trucking/38 Special Filtered Cigars 18 28 J J Yeley James Whitener Steve Plattenberger 13 Dodge Texas 28 19 29 Kelly Admiraal Robby Benton TBA 14 Toyota Swan Rentals 20 31 Dylan Kwasniewski Steve Turner Shannon Rursch 14 Chevrolet Rockstar 21 33 Cale Conley(i) Richard Childress Nick Harrison 14 Chevrolet IAVA 22 39 Ryan Sieg Rod Sieg Kevin Starland 14 Chevrolet StationDigital.com 23 40 Josh Wise(i) Curtis Key Sr Gary Showalter 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 24 42 Kyle Larson(i) Harry Scott Jr Scott Zipadelli 14 Chevrolet Colgate 25 43 Dakoda Armstrong Richard Petty Philippe Lopez 14 Ford WinField 26 44 Will Kimmel III Mark Smith Greg Conner 14 Toyota Ingersoll Rand 27 46 Matt Dibenedetto Curtis Key Sr Kyle Symington 14 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing 28 51 Jeremy Clements Tony Clements Ricky Pearson 14 Chevrolet Allsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com 29 52 Joey Gase Jimmy Means Tim Brown 14 Chevrolet TBA 30 54 Kyle Busch(i) J D Gibbs Adam Stevens 14 Toyota Monster Energy 31 55 Jamie Dick Jimmy Dick Mark Setzer 14 Chevrolet Viva Auto Group 32 60 Chris Buescher Jack Roush Scott Graves 14 Ford Mustang's 50th Anniversary 33 62 Brendan Gaughan Richard Childress Shane Wilson 14 Chevrolet USAF Combat & Command 34 70 Derrike Cope Mary Louise Miller Bobby Burrell 14 Chevrolet YOUTHEORY 35 172 John Jackson James Carter Richard Garcia 14 Chevrolet Crash Claims R US 36 74 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Gary Ritter 12 Dodge TBA 37 184 Chad Boat Billy Boat Dan Deeringhoff 14 Chevrolet CorvetteParts.net 38 86 TBA Scott Deware George Church 14 Chevrolet Racetrac Convenience Stores 39 87 Josh Reaume Andrea Nemechek Steven Gray 14 Chevrolet City of the Outcast 40 89 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd Kevyn Rebolledo 14 Chevrolet King's Tire-Courtney Construction 41 91 Blake Koch Mark Smith Todd Myers 14 Toyota SupportMilitary.org 42 93 Mike Wallace Gregg Mixon David Goulet 13 Dodge JGL Racing 43 99 James Buescher Robby Benton Matthew Lucas 14 Toyota Ruud (i) equals ineligible for driver championship points MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news WATCH: Latest NASCAR video PLAY: NASCAR Fantasy Live FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Richmond Nationwide Series qualifying order
See when every driver is slated to roll off (Friday, 3:40 p.m. ET, ESPN2) RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live # Car Driver Team 1 74 * Kevin Lepage Dodge 2 44 Will Kimmel Ingersoll Rand Toyota 3 19 Hermie Sadler III VA Lottery Toyota 4 3 Ty Dillon # Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet 5 39 Ryan Sieg # RSS Racing Chevrolet 6 17 * Tanner Berryhill # NationalCashLenders.com Dodge 7 29 * Kelly Admiraal Swan Rentals Toyota 8 91 * Blake Koch SupportMilitary.org Toyota 9 28 JJ Yeley Texas 28 Dodge 10 33 * Cale Conley(i) IAVA Chevrolet 11 55 Jamie Dick Viva Auto Group Chevrolet 12 60 Chris Buescher # Mustang's 50th Anniversary Ford 13 84 * Chad Boat # CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet 14 11 Elliott Sadler OneMain Motorsports Toyota 15 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Flex Shot Chevrolet 16 43 Dakoda Armstrong # WinField Ford 17 14 Jeff Green Hefty Ultimate/Reynolds Wrap Toyota 18 16 Ryan Reed # ADA Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Ford 19 46 * Matt Frahm Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 20 9 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 21 40 Matt DiBenedetto Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 22 01 Landon Cassill Flex Seal Chevrolet 23 42 Kyle Larson(i) Colgate Chevrolet 24 89 * Morgan Shepherd King's Tire/Courtney Construction Chevrolet 25 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy Chevrolet 26 5 * Kevin Harvick(i) Armour Vienna Sausage Chevrolet 27 2 Brian Scott Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet 28 10 * Mike Bliss TriStar Motorsports Toyota 29 62 Brendan Gaughan USAF Combat Controllers Chevrolet 30 72 * John Jackson CrashClaimsR.us Chevrolet 31 20 Matt Kenseth(i) GameStop/Evolve Toyota 32 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Virginia Chevrolet 33 93 Ryan Ellis Kappa Sigma Fraternity Dodge 34 22 Ryan Blaney(i) Hertz Ford 35 99 James Buescher Ruud Toyota 36 7 Regan Smith TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet 37 87 Josh Reaume Cry of the Outcast Ford 38 23 Cody Ware RaceTrac Convenience Stores Chevrolet 39 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 40 70 * Derrike Cope youtheory Chevrolet 41 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com/AllSouthElectric.com Chevrolet 42 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # Rockstar/AccuDoc Chevrolet