Preview: Overton's 200

JR Motorsports | 7/12/2017

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A JR Motorsports preview for this weekend's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In 22 NXS starts at NHMS, JRM has three top-five and 12 top-10 finishes

TRACK: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
RACE: Overton’s 200 (200 laps / 211.6 miles)
DATE: Saturday, July 15, 2017 
TV: 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Radio: 3:30 p.m. ET on PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90

Quotes

Elliott Sadler: “New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a fun track. We’ve had some good runs at 1-mile tracks so far this year, being one of only four to make the Dash 4 Cash in Dover. My OneMain Financial team has worked hard all season long to bring fast cars and collect playoff points. Kevin (Meendering, crew chief) has made some good calls from atop the pit box, and I look forward to building on our season strategy and getting us a win.”

Michael Annett: “New Hampshire is a different sort of track than we’ve been on the last few weeks, so I’m looking forward to the experience. We’ve run well lately but had some bad luck with crashes not of our making. We are 10th in the points, and that’s a good thing. If we can string some solid runs together and stay out of other people’s messes, we can build some momentum for the playoffs. Jason (Stockert, crew chief) and the Pilot Flying J team are working hard and giving me good cars every week.”

Justin Allgaier:  “I really enjoy going to New Hampshire. Making sure your car handles well on the long run and finding a good balance in your car is key. With it being a flat track, a lot of the setups we run at most places won’t work, so you’ve got to tailor what you do normally and try to learn to make your New Hampshire setup better. I’ve been fortunate enough to have some success there in the past so that’s always a plus, but every time you go there you’ve got to keep pushing the limits because everybody is learning and gaining. It’s definitely going to be important to make sure we’re on our A game.”

William Byron: “I am really excited to get to New Hampshire. It’s really one of my favorite tracks and I know JR Motorsports has been great on short tracks this season. We’re ready to get there and hopefully get a win.”

Notes

  • Elliott Sadler remains the NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings leader by 45 markers over teammate William Byron. The Virginia native also has earned four playoff bonus points from his four stage wins, the most stage wins of any NXS regular.
  • In 13 starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sadler has one top-five and four top-10 finishes, with a highest finish of fourth (2005).
  • So far this season, the OneMain Financial driver has finished all events at 1-mile tracks within the top 10, taking fifth at Phoenix and seventh at Dover.
  • NHMS has treated Michael Annett well through the years. In his most recent NXS start there in 2013, Annett finished fifth. He has two top-10 finishes there as well.
  • Annett’s 12.2 average finish at NHMS is among his best averages at any track. He has finished no worse than 19th in his five races.
  • In two starts this season on 1-mile tracks, Annett has finished ninth at Phoenix and 14th at Dover. 
  • In six NXS starts at Loudon, Justin Allgaier has four top- 10 finishes, with a best finish of sixth (2010).
  • Last year, Allgaier drove to a seventh-place finish in the 200-lap race.
  • In five races on tracks measuring 1 mile or shorter this season, the Illinois native’s average starting position is 6.6 and his finishing position is 7.4. He captured a win at Phoenix and the runner-up position at Richmond.
  • Allgaier currently sits third in the NXS points standings and is one of only three NXS regulars with a win this season. 
  • William Byron has visited NHMS twice in his career, once in the K&N Pro Series East and once in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. In both events, the 19-year-old started from the pole and brought home the victory.
  •  So far this season, Byron has an average finish of 5.0 on tracks measuring 1 mile in length. The Charlotte native captured the pole earlier this season at Phoenix.
  • Byron remains second in the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship standings following last weekend’s event and leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 49 points over Daniel Hemric. 

Appearances

Justin Allgaier

DATE: July 13

TIME: 6:00 TO 10:00 P.M. ET 

LOCATION: Xfinity Store 219 Daniel Webster Hwy in Nashua, New Hampshire

William Byron

DATE: July 15

TIME: 10:00 T0 10:15 A.M. ET 

LOCATION: Xfinty Zone at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Elliott Sadler

DATE: July 15

TIME: 10:00 T0 10:15 A.M. ET 

LOCATION: Xfinty Zone at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Armour 150th Showcar

DATE: July 12

TIME: 10:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. ET

LOCATION:Gilford Hannaford 425 Lake Shore Road, Unit D Gilford, NH 03249

DATE: July 12

TIME: 3:30 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. ET

LOCATION: Franklin Hannaford 952 Central St, Route 3 Franklin, NH 03235

DATE: July 13 

TIME: 10:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. ET

LOCATION: Hooksett Hannaford 140 Bicentennial Drive Manchester, NH 03104

DATE: July 13

TIME: 3:30 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. ET

LOCATION: Goffstown Hannaford 605 Mast Road Goffstown, NH 03102

DATE: July 14

TIME:  10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. ET 

LOCATION: Concord Hannaford 73 Fort Eddy Rd Concord, NH 03301

 

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XFINITY Series Schedule

  • July 29 03:30 PM ET
    U.S. Cellular 250Iowa Speedway
  • August 5 02:00 PM ET
    Zippo 200 at the GlenWatkins Glen International
  • August 12 03:30 PM ET
    Mid-Ohio 200Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • August 18 07:30 PM ET
    Food City 300Bristol Motor Speedway
  • August 27 03:00 PM ET
    Road America 180 Fired up by JohnsonvilleRoad America

XFINITY Series Standings

After Lilly Diabetes 250

Indianapolis Motor Speedway | 7/22/2017
RankDriverPointsBehind
1Elliott Sadler6650
2William Byron #625-40
3Justin Allgaier532-133
4Brennan Poole473-192
5Daniel Hemric #458-207
6Cole Custer #435-230
7Matt Tifft #414-251
8Ryan Reed408-257
10Michael Annett367-298