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

Qualifying

Position: 2

Fastest Lap: 22.153 sec.

Race

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. 


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