Nationwide heads to New Hampshire: The New England 200 Preview

Although they may not go three-wide like this expect to see tight racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Jason Leffler, Kasey Kahne and Steve Wallace race three wide during the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, this 1.058 Mile Raceway is home to the New England 200.  The past four years of racing have been rather sedated but before that, races at New Hampshire were crash and caution filled events.

Past winners that are entered in this race include;  Kyle Busch who for the past two years has been the man to beat, Kenny Wallace who took the event in 1991, Joe Nemechek won the next year in '92, David Green won in 2003, and even driving lesser equipment is still a threat to win, Carl Edwards won in 2006, and in '07 it was Kevin Harvick who took the checkers.

Nationwide Races as of late have been some great events and this race should continue the trend.  Yes, Busch, Harvick, Logano and Edwards are favorites this week, but you can't count out Sadler and Sorenson.  I would also say that Kenny Wallace could be a dark horse this week.

Entry List and More after the jump.

 

Ent. Car # Driver Sponsor Manu. Owner
1 01 Mike Wallace Cowboys and Aliens 11 Chevy JD Motorsports
2 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial 11 Chevy Kevin Harvick Inc
3 04 Danny Efland (s)   11 Ford Go Green Racing
4 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Fenway Park 11 Ford Roush Fenway
5 7 Kasey Kahne(i) GoDaddy.com / Verisign 11 Chevy JR Motorsports
6 09 Kenny Wallace   11 Toyota RAB Racing
7 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge 11 Toyota Joe Gibbs
8 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb JJCR Dodge Challenger 11 Dodge Jennifer Jo Cobb
9 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds 11 Chevy TriStar Motorsports
10 15 Timmy Hill   11 Ford Rick Ware Racing
11 16 Trevor Bayne NESN 11 Ford Roush Fenway
12 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs 11 Toyota Joe Gibbs
13 19 Mike Bliss   11 Chevy TriStar Motorsports
14 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop 11 Toyota Joe Gibbs
15 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Ruby Tuesday 11 Dodge Roger Penske
16 23 David Green   11 Chevy R3 Motorsports
17 28 Derrike Cope MAXelence.com 11 Chevy Jay Robinson
18 30 Mikey Kile   11 Chevy Turner Motorsports
19 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt 11 Chevy Turner Motorsports
20 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General 11 Chevy Turner Motorsports
21 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Rheem Heating Chevy 11 Chevy Kevin Harvick Inc
22 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips 11 Chevy Turner Motorsports
23 39 Matt Frahm Gilcrest Steel 11 Ford Go Green Racing
24 40 Charles Lewandoski   11 Chevy Key Motorsports
25 41 Carl Long (s)   11 Ford Rick Ware Racing
26 42 Tim Andrews (s)   11 Chevy Key Motorsports
27 44 Angela Cope (s)   11 Chevy TriStar Motorsports
28 46 Chase Miller (s)   11 Chevy Key Motorsports
29 47 Scott Wimmer (s)   11 Chevy Key Motorsports
30 51 Jeremy Clements racedaysponsor.com 10 Chevy Jeremy Clements
31 52 Kevin Lepage   11 Chevy Jimmy Means
32 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal 11 Ford Roush Fenway
33 62 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J 11 Toyota Rusty Wallace
34 66 Steve Wallace 5 Hour Energy 11 Toyota Rusty Wallace
35 67 Andrew Ranger Go Canada Racing 11 Ford Go Canada Racing
36 70 Dennis Setzer   11 Chevy ML Motorsports
37 74 Mike Harmon (s) IPT Pellet Grills 11 Chevy Mike Harmon
38 75 Johnny Chapman (s)   11 Ford Rick Ware Racing
39 81 Blake Koch DAYSTAR.com 11 Dodge Pat MacDonald
40 87 Joe Nemechek   11 Toyota NEMCO
41 88 Aric Almirola Grand Touring Vodka 11 Chevy JR Motorsports
42 89 Morgan Shepherd   11 Chevy Faith Motorsports
      (s) Known Start and Park    
      (i) Not Running For Title    
      Past Champion    
      Not Locked In    

 

Only 42 cars entered this week which means everyone will make it.  Just a few notes this week:

#04- Go Green Racing enters an obvious start and park this week.  Efland could turn this into a full race run if sponsorship is found.

#23- David Green is entered in R3 Motorsports' Chevy.  Green could be a start and park, but his experience may prove enough to give the struggling team a boost.

#30- ARCA driver Mikey Kile makes another start for Turner Motorsports this week.  Kile is a young up and comer, and could be a full time Nationwide driver next year.

#39- Matt Frahm, a young driver with only 3 starts in the K&N series, will make his NASCAR Debut this week for Go Green Racing.  It also means that Josh Wise is without a ride for the first race this season.

#44- Angela Cope makes another start this week with TriStar Motorsports.  No word on if Amber Cope will also make a start this week.

#46, 47, 42- Key Motorsports yet again disgraces NASCAR rules with three start and park entries this week. 

#67- Fresh of his win in the Canadian Tire Series, Andrew Ranger will start for Go Canada Racing instead of JR Fitzpatrick.

Join us this weekend for a live thread of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race live from New Hampshire!  Tune in to ESPN at 7pm eastern this Saturday for the New England 200!  Enjoy!

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