Bubba Burger 250 Nationwide Preview: Brad 'The Kez' Keselowski Gets Hit

Brad 'The Kez' Keselowski Get Hit With Fine and Point Loss But Keeps Win

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Brad Keselowski celebrates winning the Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway, a win that gave him the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series - Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Imagesvia nascar-assets.americaneagle.com



So, other than the terrible name, the Nationwide Series heads to Richmond for the Bubba Burger 250.  Here are some quick things you need to know before qualitying starts:

  • There are 45 teams entered into the event, so only 2 teams will be heading home Friday.
  • It was announced that John Wes Townley's "timeout" (team suspension) will last another 7 races as Clint Bowyer will continue to run the Zaxby's 21 Chevy.
  • You may also notice a familar name back on the entry list; Kelly Bires will drive the #10 Braun Racing Toyota this week.  Bires hasn't been seen for the past two weeks after he was released by JR Motorsports.  The #10 deal is only for one race right now, but should Bires turn a good lap, we could see him back with the team in a few weeks.
  • With Braun Racing trying to break into cup racing, this could be a good fit for Bires.
  • The #32 Toyota has made one of the two races it has attempted with Reed Sorenson behind the wheel, and Braun would like to run that team full time next season.
  • It’s the first race for Matt Kenseth in the #16 Ford, and for Hermie Sadler in the #09 Ford while Gilliland and O’Quinn return this week for the Start and Park D’hondt Humphrey Racing.
  • Brad Keselowski, winner of the Talladega race, has been fined $10,000 and 50 championship and owner points for unapproved shocks.  His crew chief was also fined $10,000.  Keso now only holds the point lead by 10 points over Kevin Harvick.

Entry list and more 'need to know' after The Jump!

 

 

Ent.

Car #

Driver

Sponsor

Manu.

Owner

1

1

James Buescher

 

10 Chevy

James Finch

2

01

Mike Wallace

 

10 Chevy

Lori Davis

3

05

Willie Allen *

31-W Insulation

10 Chevy

Wayne Day

4

6

Ricky Stenhouse Jr *

 

10 Ford

Jack Roush

5

7

Steve Arpin

 

10 Chevy

Bryan Mullet

6

09

Hermie Sadler III

TNA Wrestling

10 Ford

Robby Benton

7

10

Kelly Bires

 

10 Toyota

Todd Braun

8

11

Brian Scott

AccuDoc

10 Toyota

Harry Scott Jr

9

12

Justin Allgaier

Verizon Wireless

09 Dodge

Roger Penske

10

15

Michael Annett

 

10 Toyota

Bob Germain

11

16

Matt Kenseth *

 

10 Ford

Jack Roush

12

18

Kyle Busch

NOS

10 Toyota

Joe Gibbs

13

20

Joey Logano

GameStop

10 Toyota

Joe Gibbs

14

21

Clint Bowyer

Zaxby’s

10 Chevy

Richard Childress

15

22

Brad Keselowski

Ruby Tuesday

10 Dodge

Jodi Geschickter

16

23

Coleman Pressley

 

09 Chevy

Robert Richardson

17

24

Eric McClure

Hefty Odor Block

09 Ford

Ed Rensi

18

26

Brian Keselowski *

Stubb's BBQ

10 Dodge

Bob Keselowski

19

27

Greg Biffle

Redman Moist Snuff

10 Ford

Mike Curb

20

28

Kenny Wallace

Acredale Coffee Vending

10 Chevy

Jay Robinson

21

32

Reed Sorenson

Dollar General Stores

08 Toyota

Todd Braun

22

33

Kevin Harvick

Rheem Tankless

10 Chevy

Delana Harvick

23

34

Tony Raines

Long John Silver's

10 Chevy

Bob Jenkins

24

35

Jason Keller *

 

10 Chevy

Mark Smith

25

38

Jason Leffler

Great Clips

08 Toyota

Ralph Braun

26

40

Mike Bliss

The Westerman Companies

10 Chevy

Curtis Key Sr

27

43

Scott Lagasse Jr

 

10 Ford

Mike Curb

28

49

Mark Green *

 

10 Chevy

Jay Robinson

29

56

Kevin Lepage *

 

10 Chevy

John McNelly

30

60

Carl Edwards

Fastenal

10 Ford

Jack Roush

31

61

Josh Wise *

Ride to the Rock for Autism

10 Ford

Doug Taylor

32

62

Brendan Gaughan

South Point Casino

09 Toyota

Rusty Wallace

33

66

Steve Wallace

5 Hour Energy

09 Toyota

Rusty Wallace

34

70

Shelby Howard *

Foretravel

10 Chevy

Mary Louise Miller

35

73

Derrike Cope *

Charter-CourtesyRX.com

09 Dodge

Derrike Cope

36

81

Michael McDowell

Roto-Rooter Plumbing

10 Dodge

Pat MacDonald

37

87

Joe Nemechek

 

09 Chevy

Andrea Nemechek

38

88

Jamie McMurray

Hellmann's

10 Chevy

Dale Earnhardt Jr

39

89

Morgan Shepherd *

 

10 Chevy

Cindy Shepherd

40

90

Danny O'Quinn Jr *

 

09 Chevy

Eddie D'hondt

41

91

David Gilliland *

 

09 Chevy

Randy Humphrey

42

92

Dennis Setzer *

 

10 Dodge

Brian Keselowski

43

96

Johnny Chapman *

 

10 Dodge

Kay Keselowski

44

98

Paul Menard

Menards

10 Ford

Jack Roush

45

99

Trevor Bayne

 

10 Toyota

Michael Waltrip

*-Needs to qualify on time

  

Have you ever stayed up late and just watched infomercials?  I have.  If you have you may have seen a commercial for Ab Circle Pro.  Well look at what is happening Rusty Wallace Inc;

 

When NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brendan Gaughan takes to the track next month in Charlotte, both his car and his body will have a new look.  Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing, LLC (RWR) and Fitness Brands, Inc. — the makers of Ab Circle Pro — announced today an agreement under which Ab Circle Pro will serve as primary sponsor of Gaughan and RWR’s No. 62 Toyota in the May 29th Nationwide Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

Additionally, Gaughan is embarking on a "total body makeover" utilizing the Ab Circle Pro System, the worldwide phenomenon consisting of three components: unique side-to-side movements with the Ab Circle Pro for carving the abs, complete workouts using the accompanying DVD and a nutritional guide to help promote weight loss.

"We are thrilled to have Brendan not only drive the Ab Circle Pro car, but commit personally to incorporating it into his fitness routine," said Fitness Brands Vice President, Michael Casey. "We know he will be excited about achieving his ultimate body."

 The makers of the Ab Circle Pro already have enough confidence in Gaughan’s success that plans are in motion to produce a national television commercial featuring him.

"I’ve been an athlete since high school; I even played football and basketball in college at Georgetown University," Gaughan explained, "I’m looking forward to being back in that same premier shape with the Ab Circle Pro."

International Fitness Expert Jennifer Nicole Lee and other Ab Circle Pro celebrities will be in attendance at the Charlotte event, in support of their fellow Ab Circle Pro ambassador.

It's a weird sponsor, but not as weird as the ExtenZe Ford.  You may remember last year the RWI cars, then Chevys, carried US Fidelus for a few races.  The company went belly up, and they still owe good ol' Rusty a good chunk of change.  I'm not saying that the same thing will happen again, but maybe Rusty should make like a streetwalker and get the money up front. 

On last interesting thing to note; Kevin Harvick has won at Richmond 4 times, so this is his race to lose.

Hope you tune in to ESPN 2 Friday Night at 7pm eastern time to catch some Nationwide under the lights!

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