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Qualifying: Bayne Sets Mansfield Mark

By Official Release

MANSFIELD, Ohio - Rookie Trevor Bayne posted a record-setting qualifying lap en route to winning his second Coors Light Pole Award Saturday at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

Bayne (No. 1 Dale Eanhardt Chevrolet Chevrolet) had a lap of 16.439 seconds/109.496 mph. He was one of four drivers to eclipse the record of 16.488/109.170 set by Sean Caisse last year. Bayne enters the race, second in points, 135 points behind Matt Kobyluck.

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Practice: DEI Leads At Mansfield

By Official Release

MANSFIELD, Ohio - Dale Earnhardt Inc. duo Jeffrey Earnhardt and rookie Trevor Bayne led the speed charts after the 1 1/2-hour practice at Mansfield Motorsports Park.

Earnhardt (DNo. 8 Dale Earnhardt Foundation Chevrolet) was the fastest at 16.363 seconds for 110.004 mph on the .5-mile oval, while Bayne (No. 1 Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet Chevrolet) followed at 16.433/109.536.

Rookie Kyle Cattanach (No. 37 A Journey For 9/11 Chevrolet) was third at 16.500/109.091. Brian Ickler was fourth, followed by points leader Matt Kobyluck.

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NASCAR Drivers To Appear At Columbus Clippers Game Friday

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Four NASCAR developmental drivers will appear at the Columbus Clippers baseball game at Cooper Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, Aug. 22 in advance of Saturday’s doubleheader of racing action at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park.

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News & Notes: Buckeye State Hosts Series Return To Short-Track Racing

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Mansfield Motorsports Park hosts the NASCAR Camping World Series East’s return to short-track racing with the Mansfield 150 Saturday, August 23.

Following last week’s final road-course event of the season, many teams welcome the return to the more familiar ovals, especially the .500-mile short-track showcase in central Ohio.

“I’m excited to go back there,” said Eddie Mac Donald, (No. 71 Grimm Construction Chevrolet).

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Hirschman Tests with Gillette-Evernham

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Matt Hirschman was on hand Tuesday at the open test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and got behind the wheel of a NASCAR Camping World Series East car for the first time when he tested with Gillette-Evernham Motorsports.

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Dillon Eyes The Next Step

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.com

Plans To Make Nationwide Debut At Richmond

Austin Dillon, grandson of championship-winning team owner Richard Childress, will make his Nationwide Series debut Sept. 5 at Richmond International Raceway.

The 18-year-old is competing for a championship in NASCAR's Camping World Series East Series and sits third in the point standings. His progression and victory earlier this year, however, prompted Richard Childress Racing to give Dillon a shot at making a Nationwide Series race.

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Rock And Roll For Kobyluck

By Official Release

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Matt Kobyluck arrived at Lime Rock Park for the Mohegan Sun 200 Saturday afternoon carrying the NASCAR Camping World Series East points lead for the first time in two years. He added to that lead by posting his third staight win to more than double his lead. It was Kobyluck's fourth victory overall on the season.

Kobyluck led 41 of 82 laps in the No. 40 Mohegan Sun Chevrolet, and relaxed during a 75-minute rain delay 51 laps into the event.

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Qualifying: Rain Soaks Lime Rock

By Official Release

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Rain washed out NASCAR Camping World Series East qualifying at Lime Rock Park Friday afternoon for Saturday's Mohegan Sun 200. The starting field was set by the rule book.

Matt Kobyluck (No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet) will start on the pole the race, scheduled to take the green at 1 p.m. Kobyluck, the series points leader, has won two of the last three NASCAR Camping World Series East races at Lime Rock and posted the fastest time over Friday's two one-hour practice sessions.

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Practice: New Surface Suits Kobyluck

By Official Release

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Matt Kobyluck took a quick liking to the new racing surface at Lime Rock Park.

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News & Notes: Front Running Kobyluck Leads Series to Lime Rock

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

Matt Kobyluck and his No. 40 Mohegan Sun Resort Chevrolet arrives at Lime Rock Park this Saturday with history behind him and momentum pushing him forward.

Kobyluck will take to the newly-repaved 1.53-mile road course as the series’ new points leader. It’s the first time the Uncasville, Conn., driver has led the points since the completion of the fourth race of 2006 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

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