Dylan Kwasniewski No. 31 NNS Post-Race Report: Darlington Raceway

Kwasniewski Comes Home 23rd at Darlington 

Darlington, S.C. (April 12, 2014) - Dylan Kwasniewski drove the Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet to a 23rd-place finish in the only NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race of the season at Darlington Raceway on Friday night. After fighting through adversity during the two practice sessions on Thursday afternoon, the No. 31 team rebounded nicely as Kwasniewski earned the 17th-starting position at the track "Too Tough To Tame" during NASCAR's knockout qualifying session. Once the green flag waved, Kwasniewski radioed to his crew that he was tight off exit of the corners and found himself in the 20th position when the first caution of the night came out on lap 18. During the caution, crew chief Pat Tryson called Kwasniewski down pit road for four tires, fuel and an air-pressure adjustment. After the pit stop, Kwasniewski reported to his team that his Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy felt much better as the Las Vegas, Nev. native worked his way up to as high as 14th on lap 66. Kwasniewski was scored in the 19th position on lap 69 when he and another competitor made contact to bring out the third caution of the race. During the caution, the No. 31 team worked diligently to keep Kwasniewski on the lead lap, while also fixing the damage to the Turner Scott Motorsports machine. Kwasniewski restarted in the 20th spot and worked his way up to as high as the 11th position on lap 101. With 12 laps remaining in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, Kwasniewski suffered a flat tire. After coming down pit road to fix the issue, Kwasniewski brought the Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet home in the 23rd position.

Dylan Kwasniewski on Racing at Darlington Raceway

"Darlington is a fun, but very tough race track. We weren't able to get as much practice time in on Thursday as I would have liked, but my guys worked really hard after practice and we were rewarded nicely with a decent starting spot to start the race. The Rockstar Energy Drink Chevrolet was tight off exit and that hurt us a little bit throughout the night. We didn't have the luck that we needed tonight, but I think as a team we learned a lot. We will take the off week to regroup and get ready for Richmond in a couple of weeks."

First Practice

Position: 26

Fastest Lap: 30.155 sec. | Laps: 21

Final Practice

Position: 22

Fastest Lap: 29.849 sec. | Laps: 16

Qualifying

Position: 17

Fastest Lap: 29.167 sec.

Race

Position: 23

Laps Completed/Total: 146/147

What's Next - The NNS will have an off week before heading to Richmond in two weeks for another night of racing under the lights. The Toyota Care 250 can be seen live on Friday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C.  The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit http://www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

About Rockstar: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles - from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music.For more information visit: http://www.RockstarEnergy.com


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