Dylan Kwasniewski No. 31 NNS Post-Race Report: Michigan International Speedway

Mid-Race Accident Relegates Kwasniewski to 31st-Place Finish 

BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 15, 2014) - Dylan Kwasniewski made his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Michigan International Speedway during Saturday afternoon's Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250. Kwasniewski was on his way to a solid finish until suffering a mid-race accident, which relegated the 19-year-old rookie and his Rockstar Energy Drink team to a 31st-place finish. During the weekend's two NNS practices, Kwasniewski and his Turner Scott Motorsports team had speed, laying down the 13th- and 7th-fastest times, respectively. Kwasniewski then went out Saturday morning and laid down a time of 37.528 seconds, which was good enough for a top-10 starting position for Saturday afternoon's 125-lap shootout. As soon as the green flag waved, Kwasniewski got loose going into Turn 3 and found himself in the 24th position when the first caution of the day waved on lap 3. After the restart, Kwasniewski settled in and started picking off competitors one by one and was scored in the 10th position when green-flag pit stops took place on Lap 41. After receiving four tires, fuel and adjustments during the stop, Kwasniewski cycled back around in the 18th position. The Sunoco Rookie of The Year contender worked his way up to the 16th position before the second caution of the day came out on lap 51. During the stop, Kwasniewski came down pit road for fuel only, and with his competitors on varying strategies, Kwasniewski restarted in the 13th position. The Las Vegas native held onto to his position until lap 80 when he got loose going into Turn 1 and hit the wall. Kwasniewski and the No.31 Rockstar Energy Drink team suffered irreparable damage, ultimately coming home in the 31st position.

Dylan Kwasniewski on Racing at Michigan International Speedway:

"Today wasn't the finish that we had hoped for going into the race. I got loose going into Turn 1 and ultimately hit the wall, ending our day. Pat and the guys had our Rockstar Energy Drink Chevy really dialed in this weekend, and we had a lot of speed. Our day is coming; we just need to have some luck and put a complete race together, and we will be just fine."

First Practice

Position: 13

Fastest Lap: 38.293 sec. | Laps: 29

Final Practice

Position: 7

Fastest Lap: 37.961 sec. | Laps: 39

Qualifying

Position: 7

Fastest Lap: 37.528 sec.

Race

Position: 31

Laps Completed/Total: 78/125

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.

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