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

Kwasniewski Suffers Damage, Comes Home 32nd  

RICHMOND, Va. (April 26, 2014) - In his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Richmond International Raceway (RIR), Dylan Kwasniewski was on his way to a solid top-15 finish until contact from another competitor on lap 187 relegated Kwasniewski and the No. 31 SEM Products Chevrolet team to a 32nd-place finish. Kwasniewski and his Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) team made strides during both practice sessions on Thursday afternoon, running the 19th and sixth-fastest lap times among the field. Kwasniewski carried that momentum into the NNS qualifying on Friday afternoon, earning the second starting position for Friday night's shootout. After rain and thunderstorms delayed the start of the 250-lap race for three hours, the field took the green flag and Kwasniewski settled into the fifth position until the NASCAR-mandated competition caution came out on lap 42. 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 SEM Products Chevy felt better, but was still tight on entry. The Las Vegas, Nev. native was scored in the 13th position when making a green-flag pit stop on lap 119, and Kwasniewski maintained his position until lap 187 when another competitor made contact with Kwasniewski, causing him to cut a tire and sending him into the wall in Turn 4. Kwasniewski suffered irreparable damage, bringing the SEM Products Chevy home in the 32nd position..

Dylan Kwasniewski on Racing at Richmond International Raceway

"I have to thank Turner Scott Motorsports and all of my guys that work on this SEM Products Chevrolet for building me such a fast racecar. The guys worked hard all week and we were rewarded with a front-row starting spot tonight. We battled a tight race car during the first part of the race, but we were making solid gains on it during our pit stops. We had a top-10 car all night and it's a shame we don't have the finish to back it up. My team and I will put this one behind us and move on to Talladega next weekend."

First Practice

Position: 19

Fastest Lap: 22.531 sec. | Laps: 46

Final Practice

Position: 6

Fastest Lap: 22.341 sec. | Laps: 74


Position: 2

Fastest Lap: 22.153 sec.


Position: 32

Laps Completed/Total: 187/250

What's Next - The NNS heads to Talladega, Ala. and Talladega Superspeedway next Saturday, May 3 for the Aaron's 312. Live television coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

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 SEM Products: SEM manufactures superior products for the automotive repair and refinishing industry. For over 60 years, SEM has pioneered innovative industry solutions, while delivering world-class customer service and technical support. SEM manufactures a full line of repair and refinishing products, including: adhesives, sealers, flexible coatings, interior coatings, custom finishes, rust and corrosion solutions, primers and clears, trim paint and truck bed liners. SEM products are proudly manufactured in the USA by its employee owners. 

Tags: dylan kwasniewski, nascar, nascar nationwide

Social Feed

5 hours ago: #TBT to when @kaskade blew our minds at his sold out show at Staples Center! Good luck on the rest of Automatic! http://t.co/6B5tY62vde see full story

7 hours ago: RT @Elliotsloan: Sunset lien 😎✌🏼️🌅 http://t.co/ydAWZH30Y0 see full story

7 hours ago: Thirsty Thursday x Rockstar Boom! Have you tried one yet? see full story

1 day ago: Barrels in Bunyip Country with @BedeDurbidge83 and @Keanu_Asing || http://t.co/IN5fp8NsZh see full story

1 day ago: Mad Max game limited edition Rockstar Energy Drink Original and Punched themed cans available in Stores NOW! Collect codes printed under the tab to get... see full story

1 day ago: Stop what you're doing and peep @TheDahrkness @xgames #RealSki edit NOW 💥💥 http://t.co/4WdS17fp3g http://t.co/AF4xXD0NNp see full story

2 days ago: Rockstar Husqvarna Factory rider @elhombre_21 talks ripping on his new 2016 Husky with @twmxdotcom - http://t.co/aSO5Wfgteo see full story

2 days ago: Sammy Carlson #RealSki edit for @xgames is live on the site and completely out of this world! Head over to xgam.es/1P7U6qO to check it out and drop him a... see full story

2 days ago: RT @XGames: “Some big jumps we hit really got the heart going.”-Chris Logan » http://t.co/348C2pR2SB #RealSki http://t.co/Vjlg8qR5hy see full story

3 days ago: San Bernardino join us for the largest punk show to ever hit Southern California THIS WEEKEND at the San Manuel Amphitheater!! Grab your tickets while you... see full story

4 days ago: We couldn't be more stoked for Kelvin Hoefler on his first ever Street League Skateboarding Super Crown Championship win today! Massive congratulations! see full story

4 days ago: Brandon Thomas getting a couple runs in on a beautiful Sunday Funday in Florida! see full story