6:55
Thank you for joining us. Goodnight! We’ll have more on the World Crown later this week on Speed51.com
6:52
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6:51
This ends our coverage here at the 28th Annual World Crown 300 weekend here at the Gresham Motorsports Park (GA). We at Speed51.com would like to thank the Gresham family for all there support of Speed51.com and our staff this weekend. It’s a dedicated group of people who put on this event as we as a media outlet speaking for the racers, teams, family and fans thank them for what has been built here in the last three years. The World Crown 300 today went from a regional event back to a national event with an out of state driver winning it for the first time in 10 years. 
6:33
TECH NEWS: The entire top-three has cleared tech. Chris Wimmer, Ross Kenseth and Chase Elliott are all good. 
6:29
TECH NEWS: Chris Wimmer has cleared tech and is officially your winner of the World Crown 300.

We are still waiting to confirm that Kenseth and Elliott have passed 

6:29
Bubba Pollard had a car in the first half of the race to claim the crown, but he blew a motor in Segment 2 (Speed51.com Photo)
6:28
Andy Loden shows some damage from his contact with the inside frontstretch wall (Speed51.com Photo)
6:25
Steven Legendre shows some battle scars (Speed51.com Photo)
6:10
Ricky Brooks (tech inspector) or Ricky Turner (crew chief of the #9)???

If Ricky Brooks is in a good mood, I think Ricky Turner and a bunch of other people will be too.

6:10
Comment From Guest 

Ask Ricky if he is in a good mood? 

6:06
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6:05
Tech is still moving along, no news at this time. 
5:58
The Beau Slocumb Memorial Spotter’s Tower (Speed51.com Photo)
5:58
Of course, we should mention for the folks who were not able to join us yesterday that the most welcome change to this facility recently was the renaming of the track tower to the “Beau Slocumb Memorial Spotter’s Tower”, after the popular local racer who recently died of cancer 
5:55
Nasse’s finish was even more impressive considering he didn’t have a right front fender left after his collision with Donnie Wilson on the backstretch. 
5:55
Comment From fran 

nice try steven nasse fro the win 4th place isnt all that bad .took it home in one piece see you at the governors cup. 

5:54
They’ve made some nice improvements in the last couple of months, adding some doors to the quarter mile wall for easier infield access, paving a lot of the area around the track and adding the “Elgin Traylor Memorial Window Blinds” in the press box for poor Stat Boy who had been blinded by the setting sun many a time at this track. 
5:53
Comment From PASS Crew 

Yes that is one of the best track layouts and infield in the south. Just wish they had put in a tunnel when they did all the remodeling 

5:51
Comment From Guest 

Gresham is a nice facility 

5:49
Comment From Mike Neff 

That might be the nicest tech shed I have ever seen at a local short track 

5:42
5:42
Tech is underway.
5:41
There’s another prestigious race coming your way next week and that is the Florida Governor’s Cup at New Smyrna Speedway. We hope to see you in person, but Trackside Now will be on from the last great late model test prior to the Snowball Derby. 
5:40
Comment From Patrick Reynolds 

I follow many short track races from around the country here on Trackside Now. Thank you for the coverage. Nice work, as usual! 

5:38
Comment From Guest 

Getting through Tech is the real test at Grisham. 

5:37
Comment From Guest 

this could be interesting! tech. always fun 

5:37
Comment From Lumpy 

Super nice SPEED 51!!!!! THANX!!!! 

5:37
Comment From Hoss 

Two strong runs in two days for Chase ! 

5:37
Comment From Dianne 

Congrats to the Wimmer gang! 

5:34
Chris Wimmer and his #52 machine (Speed51.com Photo)
5:29
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5:28
Chris Wimmer with GMP owner Jim Gresham (Speed51.com Photo)
5:28
Tech inspection has commenced. We will stay here for any updates from the infield. 
5:24
Chris Wimmer with his crown (Speed51.com Photo)
5:23
Comment From eric 

great job to chris wimmer and the crew !!!!!! 

5:22
Comment From brittney 

nice job chase we are here to support you all the wayyy! 

5:19
Chase Elliott and Ross Kenseth talk about their down-to-the-wire battle for 2nd (Speed51.com Photo)
5:16
Chris Wimmer climbs out of his car $20,000 richer (Speed51.com Photo)
5:13
Chris Wimmer takes the World Crown 300 (Speed51.com Photo)
5:11
Unofficial Rheem World Crown 300 Results:

1 Chris Wimmer
2 Ross Kenseth
3 Chase Elliott
4 Stephen Nasse
5 Erik Jones
6 Cale Gale
7 Eddie Hoffman
8 Daniel Hemric
9 Jimmy Garmon
10 Randy Gentry
11 Andrew Ponstein
12 Rodney Benefield
13 Steven Dorer
14 David Quackenbush
15 Mike Garvey
16 Kenzie Ruston
17 Casey Smith
18 Scotty Ellis
19 Allen Karnes
20 Bubba Pollard
21 Russell Fleeman
22 Johnny Henderson
23 Dalton Grindle
24 Mark Day
25 Heath Hindman
26 Donnie Wilson
27 Andy Loden
28 Austin Theriault
29 Dwayne Buggay
30 Steven Legendre
31 Colt James
32 Clay Alexander
33 Jeff Fultz
34 Gus Dean

5:11
Comment From Guest 

Congrats to wimmer and kenseth. Both use Pathfinder Chassis. 

5:11
Comment From Guest 

Now the real challenge starts. Ricky Brooks tech. 

5:11
Comment From Jana 

SO HAPPY FOR CHRIS AND TEAM 52! 

5:11
Comment From Guest 

ASA Midwest Tour Drivers 1-2 Shows the talent and compation in that series 

5:08
Chase Elliott says he wishes he could have gotten up to Wimmer to give him a run for his money but he just wasn’t as good as Kenseth and Wimmer to get up to them. 
5:07
Chris gets his crown.
5:07
Ross Kenseth says after the race that his battle with Chase Elliott was as clean as it could be for ten laps to go. 
5:06
A semi worn out Ross Kenseth talks to Pastor Phil after the race.
5:05
Wimmer says in victory lane that he wanted to take tires with 25 laps to go but when leading, it’s nearly impossible. 
5:03
Chris Wimmer in victory lane.
5:01
Chris Wimmer makes the first winner of the World Crown not from the state of Georgia since 2000. 
5:01
CHECKERED: Chris Wimmer is the big winner of $20,000 as Kenseth holds on to second and Elliott comes from last to third. 
5:00
WHITE FLAG – Wimmer leads Kenseth and Elliott. 
5:00
Two to go. 
5:00
Lap 167: Elliott dives under Kenseth into turn three but drives it in too hard and Kenseth holds on to the second spot. 
5:00
Lap 196: All of this is happening in Wimmer’s rearview mirror as he holds a two second lead. 
4:59
Lap 194: Elliott and Kenseth continue to battle even at the line side by side every lap for the second spot. 
4:59
Lap 192: Kenseth and Elliott are side by side every lap. 
4:58
Lap 191: Elliott gets the run off turn four on the bottom and pulls alongside Kenseth down the backstretch for second. 
4:58
Lap 190: Elliott now right in Kenseth’s tire tracks. 
4:58
Lap 187: Elliott dives under Kenseth for second into turn three but can’t complete the pass and falls back in line third. 
4:57
Lap 185: Wimmer holds a five car length lead over Kenseth who holds a single car length over Elliott. 
4:56
Comment From EJ Fan 

Bring it home Erik Jones and Paragon Racing Team !! 

4:56
Lap 182: Wimmer continues to lead Kenseth, Elliott, Nasse, Jones, Gale, Hemric, Hoffman and Garmon. 
4:56
Comment From Guest 

I like how the last segment featured the only 4 guys from the Midwest all in the top 5 

4:55
Lap 181: Nasse clears Jones for fourth. 
4:55
Lap 179: Nasse gets the advantage on the outside and pulls ahead of Jones. 
4:54
Lap 178: Jones under Nasse for fourth. 
4:54
Lap 177: Kenseth clears Elliott for second. 
4:54
Lap 177: Kenseth and Elliott side by side for second. 
4:54
GREEN: Wimmer gets another great run on the outside and leads the field into turn one. 
4:54
Chris Wimmer has already won $10,000 today. One to go. 
4:53
Garmon also pitted. 
4:53
Daniel Hemric and Andy Ponstein were the only cars we saw pit. 
4:52
Segment #2 – Finishing Order

1 52 Chris Wimmer
2 9 Chase Elliott
3 4 Erik Jones
4 25 Ross Kenseth
5 8 Eddie Hoffman
6 51 Stephen Nasse
7 97 Jimmy Garmon
8 98 Daniel Hemric
9 09 Randy Gentry
10 83 Cale Gale
11 00 Andy Ponstein
12 36 Rodney Benefield (Lucky Dog)

Drivers who will be eliminated from the third segment after falling a lap or more down in the last few laps:

10 Dorer (crash)
91 Quackenbush (crash)
1 Garvey (lost laps with mechanical)
39 Ruston (crash)
99 Casey Smith (mechanical)
83 Scotty Ellis (crash) 

4:50
Wimmer wins the second segment of the Rheem Wold Crown 300. 
4:50
WHITE FLAG 
4:49
Lap 173: Elliott makes a run on Jones from the outside for the second spot. 
4:49
GREEN: Wimmer holds the advantage into turn one. 
4:49
We are one lap from the green. 
4:48
Jones ran the Rowdy 251 in a crate car, this is his first event with a built Super Late Model. 
4:48
Comment From Matt Prieur 

Erik Jones is doing a great job in his second ever Super Late Model start. His first SLM race was at the Rowdys 251 at Berlin Raceway back in June 

4:46
Caution laps continue to trickle by. If Chris Wimmer was planning on staying out the entire rest of the way, he may have to start thinking about running out of fuel again. 
4:45
4:43
Dorer and Quackenbush wadded up (Speed51.com Photo)
4:43
Hoffman is sixth despite the fact that his hood is currently held in place by four pieces of duct tape and a bungee chord. 
4:42
Gentry, Gale, Garmon and Ponstein are pitting under this caution. 
4:40
Tires are up on the wall in Wimmer’s pit. 
4:40
This might be a good time to remind you that Erik Jones, 15-year CRA JEGS All Star Tour champion, is making his first Super Late Model start. 
4:40
At lap 173:

1. Wimmer
2. Jones
3. Kenseth
4. Elliott
5. Nasse
6. Hoffman
7. Hemric
8. Dorer
9. Quackenbush
10. Gale 

4:39
YELLOW: Dorer and Quackenbush tangle and end up hard in the outside turns three and four wall. 
4:39
Lap 171: Wimmer leads Jones, Kenseth, Elliott, Nasse, Hoffman and Hemric. 
4:38
Lap 170: Wimmer has pulled away to a five car length lead. 
4:38
Lap 169: Jones and Kenseth touch and Kenseth goes up the track and Jones takes the spot. 
4:37
Lap 168: Jones looks under Kenseth for second. 
4:37
Garvey has pitted with some sort of mechanical woe and is out of the picture for today’s race. 
4:37
Lap 167: Nasse now moves up to Elliott and wants to be a part of the battle. 
4:37
Lap 166: Jones and Elliott are side by side for third. 
4:37
Lap 165: Kenseth gets by Elliott for second. 
4:36
GREEN: Elliott lays back on the start to get a run at Wimmer down the frontstretch but with the preferred outside line clears the lead into turn one. 
4:36
Casey Smith on pit road.
4:36
Top-ten on Lap 163

1 Wimmer
2 Chase Elliott
3 Erik Jones
4 Ross Kenseth
5 Daniel Hemric
6 Eddie Hoffman
7 Stephen Nasse
8 Steve Dorer
9 Cale Gale
10 David Quackenbush 

4:35
We are one lap to the green. 
4:35
Gentry and Ponstein pitting on this caution as well as Garmon. 
4:34
Smith’s crew has his car on the jack on pit road and they are looking under the rear end. 
4:33
Ruston is visibly angry at Eddie Hoffman, who she felt was going three-wide on her and Daniel Hemric 
4:33
Notorious tech man Ricky Brooks will be the chief inspector. 
4:32
Comment From Flip 

Who is the Head Tec person 

4:32
Comment From Guest 

She looked like she was gonna have a respectful day 

4:32
Kenzie Ruston already out of the car.
4:32
Ruston’s spin was a direct result of Smith’s trouble on the start. 
4:31
YELLOW: Kenzie Ruston spins on the frontstretch and gets into the wall. Ruston is done. 
4:30
GREEN: Casey Smith pulls down on the start and Chris Wimmer pulls off to a great lead over Chase Elliott. 
4:30
One lap from the green. 
4:29
Garmon also comes to pit road under this caution. 
4:29
Sixteen with Ponstein getting the Lucky Dog 
4:29
Comment From Guest 

how many cars on the lead lap 

4:28
Quackenbush, Garvey and Gentry all hit the pits under this caution. 
4:28
Garmon and Gale drive away without damage. Benefield has some damage to his front after bumping into the rear of Gale. 
4:27
Lap 163: CAUTION – Jimmy Garmon around off the front bumper of Cale Gale on the fronstretch coming off of Turn Four. 
4:26
Lap 162: Jones under Kenzie Ruston for fifth. Mike Garvey in trouble as he is slowing up. 
4:26
Lap 162: Elliott under Hemric for third. 
4:26
Lap 160: Smith pulls ahead down the backstretch but can’t complete the pass and Wimmer takes the spot off turn four. 
4:26
GREEN: Wimmer takes the outside on the start and is side by side with Smith into turn one. 
4:25
Here’s who stayed out: Chris Wimmer, Casey smith, Daniel Hemric, David Quackenbush 
4:25
We are one lap away from the green. 
4:24
It appears as though Elliott will be fifth on the restart, with Nasse sixth, Garvey seventh, and Erik Jones eighth. 
4:24
Cale Gale had a longer stop with problems on the right front.
4:23
Chase Elliott had a quick stop.
4:23
4:23
Gale and Kenseth both had long pit stops. 
4:22
Elliott leads Garvey, Jones and Ruston off pit road. 
4:22
Comment From Lumpy 

Think it is time to find flights for the Snow Ball Derby!!! 

4:22
Elliott, Jones, Ruston, Kenseth, Garvey, Gale, Nasse and Dorer all hit pit road for tires and fuel. 
4:20
Here’s your rundown after 159 laps:

1 Chris Wimmer
2 Casey Smith
3 Daniel Hemric
4 Chase Elliott
5 Erik Jones
6 Kenzie Ruston
7 Ross Kenseth
8 Mike Garvey
9 Cale Gale
10 Jimmy Garmon
11 Stephen Nasse
12 David Quackenbush
13 Steve Dorer
14 Eddie Hoffman
15 Randy Gentry (FREE PASS)
16 Andy Ponstein (-1, will be Lucky Dog if nothing happens prior to 175) 

4:20
Ponstein, Fleeman and Hoffman have all come to the pits. 
4:18
This is an interesting scenario now. Drivers could pit now and bolt their final tires on instead of waiting til the end of Segment 2. 
4:18
YELLOW: Scotty Ellis in the outside turns one and two wal. 
4:17
Lap 158: Wimmer now under Hoffman through three and four but still can’t complete the pass. 
4:17
Lap 157: Wimmer and Smith still stuck behind Hoffman. 
4:17
Lap 154: Smith tries to use the lapped car of Eddie Hoffman as a pick to take the lead on the outside but Hoffman also uses the outside and the move doesn’t work in his favor. 
4:16
Lap 153: Wimmer and Smith now stuck behind a three-car battle to stay on the lead lap. 
4:15
Fifteen year olds Chase Elliott and Erik Jones are 4th and 5th respectively 
4:15
Lap 151: Wimmer continues to lead Smith, Hemric, Elliott, Jones, Ruston, Kenseth, Garvey, Gale and Garmon. 
4:15
Comment From bobt 

looks like the youngsters are holding there own?? 

4:15
Wimmer and Smith about to catch Hoffman, Dorer, and Ellis to put them a lap down. They will have to fight hard since cars off the lead lap will not advance to the final segment in twenty-five laps. 
4:14
Lap 148: Wimmer and Smith are now making their way around this half-mile nose to tail 
4:14
Ponstein has fallen off the lead lap as has Gentry. 
4:14
Lap 146: As they reach the lapped car of Gentry, Smith closes in on Wimmer’s back bumper for the lead. 
4:13
Comment From Mike Neff 

At least Pollard was able to win the race that was in honor of his close friend. Small consolation but it is something. 

4:13
Lap 143: Wimmer now holds a .445 lead over Smith. 
4:13
Lap 141: Kenseth makes his way by Gale and Garvey follows right in line behind him. Kenseth, Garvey and Gale now run seventh, eighth and ninth. 
4:12
Comment From Guest 

C’mon Wimmer!!! You can do it!! 

4:12
Lap 140 – Running Order (Lead Lap cars only. Rodney Benefield is one lap down in 18th and the only other car keeping up a competitive pace not on the lead lap)

1 Chris Wimmer
2 Casey Smith
3 Daniel Hemric
4 Erik Jones
5 Chase Elliott
6 Kenzie Ruston
7 Cale Gale
8 Ross Kenseth
9 Mike Garvey
10 Stephen Nasse
11 Jimmy Garmon
12 David Quackenbush
13 Eddie Hoffman
14 Scotty Ellis
15 Steve Dorer
16 Randy Gentry
17 Andy Ponstein 

4:12
Lap 139: Garvey now aggressively pressuring Kenseth for eighth as Kenseth has his sights on gale in seventh 
4:11
Most teams have four tires left. Will they take them?
4:11
Lap 138: Elliott now makes his way under Jones for fourth. 
4:11
Lap 136: Smith is closing in on Wimmer but every time he makes a run at him another lapped car seems to have other plans for him and he falls back again. 
4:10
Lap 134: Elliott now pressuring Jones hard for fourth. 
4:10
Comment From slm fan 

dang!!! get em in pensacola bubba 

4:10
Bubba Pollard will not sweep the weekend this year at the World Crown.
4:10
Lap 132: Wimmer leads Hemric, Smith, Jones, Elliott, Ruston, Gale, Kenseth, Garvey and Nasse. 
4:09
Lap 131: Andy Ponstein now smoking through the corners. He stays on the track in 17th. 
4:09
Lap 131: Smith now looks under Hemric for second in turn three. 
4:09
Lap 130: Wimmer and Hemric continue to battle side by side for the lead through lapped traffic. 
4:09
Bubba Pollard told his team via the radio that it “blew up” 
4:08
Lap 127: Wimmer makes his way under Hemric off four and takes the lead back. 
4:08
Lap 127: Pollard pitting with a mechanical woe. 
4:08
Lap 126: Wimmer under Hemric into turn three for the lead. They’re side by side down the backstretch with Smith in the rearview. 
4:07
Lap 126: Elliott takes fifth from Gale. 
4:07
Lap 125: Jones now under Gale for fourth. 
4:07
Lap 124: Wimmer has caught Hemric and now pressuring him for the lead. 
4:06
Comment From Erik Pierce 

Way to go so far for the asa midwest tour guys. 

4:06
Lap 120: Gale, Jones and Elliott are now nose to tail in fourth, fifth and sixth. 
4:05
Lap 118: Wimmer dives under Smith into turn three and takes the second spot away. 
4:05
Lap 116: Wimmer looks under Smith for second. 
4:05
Lap 115: Hemric continues to lead Smith, Wimmer, Gale, Jones, Elliott, Ruston, Kenseth, Nasse and Garvey. 
4:04
Lap 114: Garvey past Pollard for 10th. 
4:04
Lap 114: Wimmer now right on Smiths back bumper for second. 
4:04
Lap 112: Steve Dorer washed up the track in Turn Three and falls to the end the lead lap. 
4:04
Lap 112: Nasse and Kenseth continue to battle side by side for eighth. 
4:03
Lap 110: Nasse looks under Kenseth for eighth down the backstretch. 
4:03
Lap 108: Wimmer takes third from Gale. 
4:02
Lap 108: Wimmer now on the back bumper of Gale for third. 
4:02
Lap 107: Nasse on the inside of Plollard for ninth. 
4:02
Lap 106: Smith makes the move and takes second. 
4:02
Lap 105: Smith side by side with Gale for second down the backstretch. 
4:01
Lap 105: Smith now under Gale for second. 
4:01
Second groove is actually working pretty good today. Lots of side-by-side racing and passing on the outside and inside. 
4:01
Comment From Guest 

track needs some age or sticky on the track for a second groove…10 wrecks in the first hundred and single file is boring there will probably be only 6 left at the end after garvey takes out the rest of them come through the feild 

4:01
Lap 103: Elliott now works around Kenseth on the outside for sixth. 
4:01
Lap 102: As they fall in line, Hemric leads Gale, Smith, Wimmer and Jones. 
4:00
GREEN: Hemric gets a great jump off turn four and clears Gale into one. 
4:00
There are some lapped cars but they are multiple laps down and will not be a factor – Fleeman, Karnes, Day 
4:00
Hemric has chosen the outside for the start of the second segment. 
3:59
We are one lap away from the green. 
3:59
Lineup after Segment 1 WITH six-car inert.

1 98 Daniel Hemric
2 83 Cale Gale
3 4 Erik Jones
4 99 Casey Smith
5 25 Ross Kenseth
6 52 Chris Wimmer
7 39 Kenzie Ruston
8 9 Chase Elliott
9 18 Bubba Pollard
10 00 Andy Ponstein
11 1 Mike Garvey
12 51 Stephen Nasse
13 97 Jimmy Garmon
14 10 Steve Dorer
15 8 Eddie Hoffman
16 91 David Quackenbush
17 09 Randy Gentry
18 83 Scotty Ellis 

3:58
With the invert of six, that puts Daniel Hemric to the front followed by Cale Gale, Erik Jones, Casey Smith, Ross Kenseth and Chris Wimmer. 
3:58
Daniel Hemric made a battery change.
3:58
Ross Kenseth making some changes.
3:57
Not perfect, but pretty close to a packed house. 
3:57
Comment From elliott fan 

how is fan attendance today? 

3:57
Casey Smith in the pits.
3:56
Comment From Guest 

Top 6?? Wow, usually fans go for the biggest invert possible. Seems surprising to say the least 

3:56
Still smoking but running pretty good apparently. 
3:55
Comment From Guest 

What is the status of Garvey’s car? 

3:55
Daniel Hemric’s issue was not actually fuel but a battery issue. They are changing this battery on this pit stop. 
3:54
We have now received word that the top six cars will be inverted. 
3:53
All cars have hit pit road under this caution. 
3:53
Some historical goodies for you while you wait:

As the 44th Annual Snowball Derby draws closer we ask you the fans, photographers, and old reporters to help us out. Send us your work from past Snowball Derby’s to go into our throwback galleries that we will have leading up to race week at Five Flags Speedway (FL). All photos will be given proper credit as we are looking to share the memories of past Derbys with today’s audience. Photos can be sent to [email protected]

Our Elgin Traylor and Tim Quievryn have put their heads together this weekend and created a public archive with the entire World Crown history at your disposal. We are looking for full race results for a few seasons – 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1998. If you have any information you can help with, please contact Tim at [email protected]. You can view the archive here: http://bit.ly/t4qwem

3:52
3:51
Wimmer waits for the rest of the field to come in after his fuel track ran dry.
3:50
Chris Wimmer’s team has confirmed he ran out of fuel, which we mentioned might happen with 100 green flag laps and lots of caution. Daniel Hemric probably has the same issue.

They will not lose any track position as this happened under caution and will push those cars back to pit road and service them when the rest of the field can come in. 

3:49
We are under red flag as the clean up for Johnny Henderson’s #26 machine has taken up the entire track. 
3:48
Chris Wimmer’s car has stopped on the backstretch. We are not sure why. Daniel Hemric has had the same thing happen in turn two.

The red flag is out. 

3:46
Here’s your Running Order at the end of Segment One:

1 52 Chris Wimmer
2 25 Ross Kenseth
3 99 Casey Smith
4 4 Erik Jones
5 83 Cale Gale
6 98 Daniel Hemric
7 39 Kenzie Ruston
8 9 Chase Elliott
9 18 Bubba Pollard
10 00 Andy Ponstein
11 1 Mike Garvey
12 51 Stephen Nasse
13 97 Jimmy Garmon
14 10 Steve Dorer
15 8 Eddie Hoffman
16 91 David Quackenbush
17 09 Randy Gentry
18 83 Scotty Ellis

Everyone else is either well of the pace or out of this race, including Johnny Henderson, whose car will have to be towed. 

3:46
Wimmer has earned $4,000 for this victory. Next up will be a 75-lap second segment for $6,000. The invert will be announced for the second segment shortly, 
3:45
Chris Wimmer as won the first segment of the 2011 Rheem World Crown 300. 
3:44
Johnny Henderson also got crashed by Andy Ponstein coming back to the yellow on the backstretch. 
3:43
YELLOW: Segment one end – competition caution. 
3:43
Lap 100: Jones gets third from Smith. 
3:43
Lap 99: Jones now under Smith for third. 
3:42
Lap 97: And now Kenseth by Smith for second. 
3:42
Lap 96: Kenseth makes it around Jones for third. 
3:42
Lap 96 : Elliott now under Pollard for eighth and will race side-by-side. 
3:42
Lap 94: They fall back in line just as they were – Smith, Jones and Kenseth – behind leader, Wimmer. 
3:41
Lap 93: As Jones looks under Smith for second Kenseth goes to the outside of Jones and tries to take third. 
3:41
Lap 93: Pollard under Henderson for 8th. Elliott will follow. 
3:40
Lap 90: Smith, Jones and Kenseth are now nose to tail for second, third and fourth. 
3:40
Ten laps from the end of segment one. Remember that the field will be inverted based off a fan vote, so riding around anywhere between 6th and 12th may not be the worst plan at this time. 
3:40
Lap 89: Jones now looks under Smith for second down the backstretch. 
3:38
Lap 83: Pollard around outside of Elliott for ninth as Elliott was being blocked by Kenzie Ruston. 
3:38
Lap 82: Garvey now under Garmon for 12th. 
3:37
Lap 80: Wimmer now holds an eight car length lead over Smith in second. 
3:37
Comment From Guest 

Go Wimmer! 

3:37
Lap 78: Pollard now getting increasingly aggressive with Andrew Ponstein who is between he and Elliott. 
3:37
Lap 78: Nasse by Dorer for 14th. 
3:36
Lap 77: Garvey takes the spot. 
3:36
Lap 77: Garvey under Dorer for 13th. 
3:36
Lap 75: Wimmer now holds a three car length lead over Smith who holds a two car length lead over Jones in third. 
3:35
Pollard is now in 11th behind Elliott. 
3:35
Chase Elliott moves into the top-10. 
3:35
Lap 72: Wimmer leads Smith, Jones, Kenseth and Gale. 
3:34
GREEN: Wimmer gets the run on Smith and leads into turn one. 
3:34
Wimmer chooses the outside on the start. 
3:33
We are one lap away from the green. 
3:33
We are not sure what the order from 10th back yet is because scoring has not reset. 
3:33
There are going to be 19 cars on the lead lap best we can tell. Other drivers on the lead lap are Pollard, Dorer, Elliott, Nasse, Hoffman, Gentry, Ellis, Benefield, Garvey 
3:32
Garvey has stopped for officials at the start finish line to allow them to check for fluid coming from his #1 machine. 
3:32
Here is your top-ten:

1 52 Chris Wimmer
2 99 Casey Smith
3 25 Ross Kenseth
4 4 Erik Jones
5 98 Daniel Hemric
6 83G Cale Gale
7 39 Kenzie Ruston
8 26 Johnny Henderson
9 97 Jimmy Garmon
10 00 Andy Ponstein
7 83 Cale Gale

3:31
Pollard’s flat tire.
3:31
As Pollard has come to the pits, Wimmer now leads Smith, Kenseth, Jones and Hemric. 
3:30
Bubba Pollard pits after flat right rear tire.
3:30
The caution was actually for the #23 of Dalton Grindle leaking something.

Mike Garvey got a free pass though his car still smokes. 

3:30
Pollard hits pit road for what was reportedly a flat right rear tire. His crew gives him fresh right side rubber. 
3:29
Pollard, Nasse, Gentry and Hoffman have all hit pit road under this caution. 
3:28
Wimmer took the lead right before the caution as Bubba Pollard appeared to have some issue right when the yellow flied. Pollard was fourth as the pace car picked up the field and now appears as though he will pull up to pit. 
3:27
CAUTION – No visible issue. Maybe something from the #1 or #29. 
3:27
Lap 70: Wimmer now uses the lapped traffic to take the second spot from Smith. 
3:26
The more laps go by, the more it looks like Garvey’s smoke is getting heavier. Don’t want to speculate too much but this is typically what a failing rear end gear does. 
3:26
Lap 67: Pollard and the leaders are now having to work their way through an increasing amount of lapped traffic. 
3:25
Mark Day pits and will give up the ghost on a once promising day. 
3:25
Lap 63: The rear of Garvey’s car continues to smoke heavily as he exits the turns. 
3:24
Lap 64: Old grizzled vets Johnny Henderson and Jimmy Garmon battle for ninth. 
3:24
Lap 61: Pollard stretches his lead as the field is mostly single-filed. 
3:23
Lap 60: Wimmer has cleared Smith for second 
3:23
Comment From Lumpy 

Looks like Wimmer is running hard. 

3:23
Correction from the pits: It was the driveshaft on Wilson, not the engine as we were initially told. 
3:22
Yes, it was a blown motor on Wilson that triggered that Nasse collision 
3:22
Comment From Guest 

Is Donnie Wilson all done? 

3:22
Lap 53: Wimmer again looks under Smith for second but still can’t make the move. 
3:21
Lap 51: Pollard now holds a three car length lead over Smith and Wimmer battling hard for second. 
3:21
Nasse did stay on the lead lap it should be noted. Garvey is one lap down after his tire issue. 
3:20
Lap 49: Wimmer now looks under Smith off turn two but thinks better of it and falls back in line third on the backstretch. 
3:20
Lap 48: Hemric and Jones side by side for fifth. 
3:20
Lap 46: Casey Smith looks under Pollard into turn three but can’t complete the pass and Pollard clears him off turn four. 
3:19
GREEN: Pollard again gets the run into turn one. 
3:19
LAP 45 – Running Order:

1 18 Bubba Pollard
2 99 Casey Smith
3 98h Daniel Hemric
4 52 Chris Wimmer
5 Cale Gale
6 Ross Kenseth
7 Kenzie Ruston
8 Erik Jones
9 Jimmy Garmon
10 Johnny Henderson
11 Eddie Hoffman
12 Andy Ponstein
13 Steve Dorer
14 Allen Karnes
15 Randy Gentry 

3:19
Elliott on pit road.
3:19
One lap to the green. 
3:18
Mike Garvey on pit road.
3:17
Russell Fleeman is coming back out of the pits and onto the track. 
3:16
Loden is out. 
3:16
Comment From Guest 

DID LODEN COME BACK ONTO THE TRACK 

3:16
Nasse has heavy right front damage. 
3:16
YELLOW: Wilson slowed off turn two right in front of Nasse and collected Nasse as he tried to move around him and Wilson gets a piece of the outside wall. 
3:15
Garvey off the pace with what appears to be a left front down from that rub. 
3:15
Lap 44: Smith is now right in Pollards tire tracks as they go into turn one. 
3:15
Yes, Theriault and Dorer wrecked racing for 10th. Dorer has recovered to 15th but Theriault, when trying to break out of the spin, nosed his car into the wall. 
3:15
Lap 43: Hemric works around Nasse on the outside for fourth. 
3:14
GREEN: Pollard has Smith cleared before they get to the line. 
3:14
Comment From MaineFan 

What happened to put Austin out of the race? Did Dorer get into him? 

3:14
Remember with 100 laps green flag only and so many cautions already, drivers might have to think about running out of fuel on the lap 100 mark. 
3:14
One lap to green. 
3:14
Elliott’s crew is looking at the left front of his #9 machine. They aren’t changing the tire but they are just checking to make sure there are not flat spots and that everything is in good order. They also added fuel on that stop. 
3:13
Elliott, Garvey, Quackenbush, Hoffman, Ellis and Gentry have all hit pit road under this caution. 
3:12
Elliott and Garvey and pulling up to pit. 
3:12
Andy Loden has gone to the garage under this caution. 
3:12
It looked like Garvey was smoking off turn four as the Loden and Grindle spun in front of him. 
3:11
Lap 42 – CAUTION – Andy Loden and Dalton Grindle collided on the frontstretch. Loden has collected the inside frontstretch wall lightly with his left rear. 
3:10
Lap 40: The field is now single-filed all the way around this half-mile oval. 
3:10
Lap 40: Loden has passed Garvey for sixth. 
3:10
Hindman is 5 laps down in 26th. Remember only lead lap cars will advance to the final segment. 
3:10
Lap 37: Casey Smith now finally gets far enough under Nasse down the backstretch to make his move in turns three and four and uses the lapped car of Grindle as a pick to take the spot. 
3:10
Comment From guest 

is hindman out?? 

3:09
Lap 35: Pollard, Nasse and Smith now have a five car length lead on Wilson in fourth. 
3:09
Lap 35: Jones takes 11th from Elliott. 
3:09
Dalton Grindle is 25th and about to go a lap down. The track’s PLM champion said he doesn’t have a special Super Late Model motor for this race and is running this race just for seat time. 
3:08
Lap 33: Chase Elliott is just outside the top-10 in 11th. 
3:08
Austin Theriault is done for the day.
3:08
Lap 32: Loden now makes his way under Hemric for the seventh spot. 
3:07
Mike Garvey has a slight left front tire rub from contact with Chris Wimmer. 
3:07
Lap 28: Behind the top-3, Donnie Wilson holds steady in fourth as Garvey and Wimmer battle hard for fifth. 
3:07
25 cars still on the lead lap.

Austin Theriault’s team has just told Elgin Traylor a suspension piece broke in the crash and they are done. 

3:06
Lap 27: Pollard holds a two car length lead over Nasse and Smith who are engaged in a tight battle for second. 
3:06
Lap 26: Chris Wimmer and Mike Garvey make contact racing for fifth, both save it on the frontstretch without losing spots. 
3:06
Lap 25: As they enter turn three each lap Smith looks under Nasse to make an attempt on the second spot but has yet to capitalize on the move. 
3:05
Comment From Guest 

come on Kenzie!! 

3:05
Lap 22: Pollard leads Nasse, Smith, Wilson, Garvey, Wimmer, Hemric, Loden, Ruston and Gale. 
3:05
Lap 21: Pollard seems to be really backing the corner up as they go into turn three as Nasse and Smith close in on him before he pulls away again off turn four. 
3:04
Lap 20: Ross Kenseth fighting Cale Gale for 10th. Chase Elliott and Erik Jones also there. 
3:04
Lap 18: Casey Smith now dives under Nasse for second into turn three but can’t complete the pass and falls back in line off turn four. 
3:04
Garvey fought Donnie Wilson for fourth for a few laps but couldn’t make it stick. 
3:03
GREEN: Nasse was ahead at the line but Pollard got the run into turn one and steals the lead. 
3:03
His car is not destroyed, but I think he’s going to miss this restart 
3:03
Comment From Heidi 

Is Austin out or can he continue? 

3:02
They’re going to take one lap off the board and set the running order on lap 15:

1 51 Stephen Nasse
2 18 Bubba Pollard
3 99 Casey Smith
4 82 Donnie Wilson
5 1 Mike Garvey
6 52 Chris Wimmer
7 98 Daniel Hemric
8 29 Andy Loden
9 39 Kenzie Ruston
10 83G Cale Gale
11 26 Johnny Henderson
12 25 Ross Kenseth
13 9 Chase Elliott
14 4 Erik Jones
15 09 Randy Gentry 

3:02
One lap away from the green. 
3:01
Heath Hindman pulls behind the wall with a mechanical issue. 
3:00
Lap 16 – CAUTION – Dorer and Theraiult crash racing for 10th. Dorer goes away after a 360, Theriault noses the right front into the Turn Four wall 
2:59
Lap 16: Steve Dorer fighting Austin Theriault for 10th. 
2:59
Lap 15: Hemric makes his way under Loden and takes the spot. 
2:59
Lap 13: Andy Loden and Daniel Hemric battle side by side for 7th. 
2:59
We can confirm Gus Dean is out with a mechanical failure. 
2:58
GREEN: Pollard had the lead at the line but Nasse got the run off turn two and cleared him down the backstretch from the outside. 
2:58
Not sure, one of those chain reaction sort of deals. 
2:58
Comment From confused 

did the 98 of fleeman just not see the 71?? from te earlier big caution we cant see from stands too well what happened? 

2:58
We are once again one lap away from the green flag. 
2:56
Meanwhile, Chase Elliott has moved up from his 34th starting spot to the 19th position in just ten laps. 
2:56
A torn up Steve Legendre machine.
2:56
Quick eyeball shows that there will be 27 cars on the lead lap when this race restarts, with the damaged cars of Hoffman, Karnes, and Quackenbush hanging on to the tail end of the lead lap. 
2:55
Scotty Ellis has hit pit road under this caution. 
2:54
Legendre and Buggay engaged in some heated words after the wreck and eventually had to be separated. 
2:54
Dwayne Buggay and Steven Legendre tangled in Turn One (Speed51.com Photo)
2:54
Comment From VT RACER 

there goes north prospect number one done for the day tough breake for the 20 of steven Legendre 

2:53
Comment From Preston 

Wish I was there, go Chase! 

2:53
Comment From BK 

They should stop all the cars on the front stretch and remind every driver this is a 200 lap race. 

2:53
We know Stephen Nasse and his crew came back last night to watch the Pro Late Model race which Pollard dominated. It looks like Nasse learned a thing or two from Pollard’s restarts on the outside and is now using it against him. 
2:51
Legendre’s gesturing at Buggay’s car, clearly feeling he got the raw end of this deal. 
2:50
YELLOW: Buggay and Legendre collide and end up stuffed in the outside turns one and two wall. 
2:50
Early movers: Mark Day up to 15th, Chase Elliott to 19th. 
2:50
Lap 10: Wilson takes the third spot from Smith on the outside. 
2:49
Lap 9: Casey Smith and Donnie Wilson are side by side for third. 
2:49
Heath Hindman slowed on the restart but is now back up to the speed. He might have just missed a shift but now finds himself at the back of the pack. 
2:49
Lap 8: Like clockwork Nasse leads into one again and clears Pollard off turn two. 
2:48
We are again one lap away from the drop of the green. 
2:48
It’s not looking good early though Gresham races tend to have early cautions followed by clean runs. We’ll definitely hope the clean part comes soon. 
2:47
Comment From VT RACER 

wow like 10 cars out already thats going to make for a long day 

2:47
Comment From Steve 

I hope the carnage is limited today 

2:47
Comment From guest 

awesome pictures guys! 

2:47
Hoffman has hit pit road under this caution. 
2:47
Garmon actually did a complete 360 and drove away clean. 
2:47
YELLOW: Jimmy Garmon spun and everyone had to check up around him and eventually Eddie Hoffman ended up in the wall. 
2:46
Lap 7: Nasse once again leads into turn one on the outside. 
2:46
Clay Alexander got the most of it.
2:45
Nasse will again chose the outside on the restart. 
2:45
We are one lap away from the green flag. 
2:45
We caught up with Clay Alexander in the pits and he said they just started wrecking in front of him and he got caught up in it and that is car is hurt bad. 
2:45
Let’s reset the top-twenty for this restart. The field after that is a bit jumbled with the damaged cars.

We are still on lap six as a lap was not completed after green.

1 51 Stephen Nasse
2 18 Bubba Pollard
3 99 Casey Smith
4 82 Donnie Wilson
5 98 Daniel Hemric
6 29 Andy Loden
7 39 Kenzie Ruston
8 1 Mike Garvey
9 83G Cale Gale
10 52 Chris Wimmer
11 10 Steve Dorer
12 91 Heath Hindman
13 97 Jimmy Garmon
14 26 Johnny Henderson
15 25 Ross Kenseth
16 4 Erik Joes
17 45 Dwayne Buggay
18 29 Austin Theriault
19 8d Mark DAy
20 83 Scotty Ellis 

2:44
It appears Gus Dean is also out of the event as he has gone to his to his hauler. 
2:43
Jeff Fultz’s car is destroyed. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:43
Track crews are continuing to clean the damage off the frontstretch as the cars continue to circle around them. 
2:42
Clay Alexander survey’s the damage to his #84 and #67 (Speed51.com Photo)
2:42
Comment From ak16 

i think thats 3 years in a row fleeman has been caught in a wreck 

2:41
Colt James is out after the last yellow.
2:40
Let’s review the damage list:

67 Jeff Fultz
84 Clay Alexander

They are still parked at the inside wall on the frontstretch and will be towed away

71 Colt James
98 Russell Fleeman

Drove back to the garage but had heavy damage and will not contiue.

91 David Quackenbush
29 Allen Karnes

Sustained damage and are still circling and pitting though Quackenbush’s rear end looks fairly badly crunched and we doubt he will continue for long. 

2:39
A rough end to the weekend for Russell Fleeman.
2:39
Allen Karnes has come to the attention of his crew on pit road under this caution. 
2:38
Fleeman sustained heavy left side damage and is out of the event as well. 
2:38
Quackenbush has heavy rear end damage. 
2:38
We are hearing that Russell Fleeman and David Quackenbush also got a piece of that. 
2:37
Colt James, Jeff Fultz, and Clay Alexander have all sustained great damage and will not continue. 
2:36
Colt James was also involved in that caution and has pulled to the pits. 
2:36
YELLOW: On the start Fultz and Alexander tangle and collide with the inside wall on the fronstretch. 
2:35
Erik Jones’ team made an adjustment to tighten up the car. He had gone backwards since the start with a very loose car 
2:35
GREEN: Nasse gets another good jump on the outside line and leads at the line. 
2:35
We are one lap away from the drop of the green flag. 
2:34
LAP 6 – Caution – RUNNING ORDER

1 51 Stephen Nasse
2 18 Bubba Pollard
3 99 Casey Smith
4 82 Donnie Wilson
5 98 Daniel Hemric
6 29 Andy Loden
7 39 Kenzie Ruston
8 1 Mike Garvey
9 83 Cale Gale
10 52 Chris Wimmer

REMINDER: Caution Laps DO NOT COUNT today. You do lose your spot if you pit on this caution except for the Lap 100 break. But you can not lose a lap.

2:34
Eddie Hoffman and Erik Jones have also come to the pits under this caution period. 
2:33
Gus Dean has hit pit road under this caution. 
2:32
Ponstein spun by himself and it doesn’t appear he made any contact with the wall. 
2:32
YELLOW: The caution is out for a spin by the #00 of Andrew Ponstein on the frontstretch. 
2:32
Lap 5: Nasse leads Pollard and Casey Smith who are nose to tail behind him. 
2:31
Lap 4: Nasse is now working around the car of Dalton Grindle who fell of the pace. 
2:31
Dalton Grindle way off the pace with a mechanical woe. 
2:30
Lap 1: Nasse fully clears Pollard into turn three. 
2:30
GREEN: Nasse gets the run off turn four and leads into turn one. 
2:29
Comment From mike g 

GOOD LUCK BUBBA 

2:29
Pole-sitter Stephen Nasse has chosen the outside line for the start. 
2:28
Comment From #10 fan 

Good luck Steve Dorer. Let’s bring the crown back to Florida! 

2:28
Comment From Derek 

Good luck PASS South racers! 

2:28
Comment From Mike Ray 

Good Luck to all the competitors! 

2:27
The field is now seeing the two-to-go signal.
2:24
Here is your starting lineup for the World Crown 300:

St # Driver w/ Time CAREER World Crown St W T5 T10 Best Finish

1 51 Stephen Nasse 16.103 1 0 0 1 8th (2009)
2 18 Bubba Pollard 16.135 7 0 1 3 3rd (2007)
3 99 Casey Smith 16.172 1 0 0 1 10th (2010)
4 29 Andy Loden 16.213 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
5 98 Daniel Hemric 16.252 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
6 4 Erik Jones 16.269 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
7 83G Cale Gale 16.292 1 0 0 1 8th (2010)
8 82 Donnie Wilson 16.295 1 0 0 0 12th (2010)
9 10 Steve Dorer 16.309 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
10 39 Kenzie Ruston 16.309 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
11 91H Heath Hindman 16.316 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
12 1 Mike Garvey 16.320 3 0 0 0 23rd (2010)
13 52 Chris Wimmer 16.322 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
14 97 Jimmy Garmon 16.331 6 1 1 2 1st (1998)
15 25 Ross Kenseth 16.371 1 0 0 0 25th (2010)
16 26 Johnny Henderson 16.378 4 0 1 1 3rd (1998)
17 45 Dwayne Buggay 16.412 5 0 2 3 5th (01/06)
18 98 Russell Fleeman 16.421 10 1 2 4 1st (2008)
19 29T Austin Theriault 16.433 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
20 83 Scotty Ellis 16.465 2 0 0 0 17th (2004)
21 8d Mark Day 16.484 2 0 0 0 25th (1985)
22 91 David Quackenbush 16.535 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
23 8 Eddie Hoffman 16.541 1 0 0 0 13th (2010)
24 84 Clay Alexander 16.588 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
25 67 Jeff Fultz 16.615 1 0 1 1 2nd (2010)
26 71 Colt James 16.631 1 0 1 1 2nd (2009)
27 56 Gus Dean 16.644 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
28 20 Steven Legendre 16.761 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
29 23 Dalton Grindle 16.807 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
30 0 Andrew Ponstein 16.869 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
31 29K Allen Karnes 16.916 1 0 0 0 16th (2010)
32 9 Randy Gentry 17.036 FIRST WORLD CROWN START
33 36 Rodney Benefield N/A 1 0 0 0 14th (2010)
34 9 Chase Elliott 16.617 2 0 1 1 5th (2010)

2:24
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2:23
There are a number of people asking if this race is on radio or video. While it’s unfortunate neither are available from us or any other source today, we are proud to have you here on Trackside Now presented by Atlanta Thrifty Nickel. 
2:23
The command to fire engines is underway and these Super Late Models have roared to life.
2:22
The 300 includes the 100 laps of last night’s Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Pro Late Model event. 
2:22
Comment From anonymous 

Why is this race the World Crown 300 when there only completing 200 laps? 

2:21
Not sure what the delay with the start of engines are 
2:17
This is not like the Milk Bowl or any other notorious segment events where race officials calculate an “overall finish”. The leader at lap 200 is the winner. 
2:17
Comment From PASS fan 

how is the overall race champion determined? 

2:17
Driver introductions have concluded. 34 drivers at the ready. 
2:16
The big question will be the fan vote. 6, 8, 10, or ALL lead laps cars will be inverted.

Mickey Cain, race promoter, said he won’t even know the inversion until lap 90 and he certainly won’t be sharing it until the end of Segment 1. 

2:14
Let’s Review the Format for Today’s Race:

Segment 1 – 100 green flag laps, $4,000.00 to the winner.

At the end of segment 1, all cars on the lead lap plus the first car one lap down will be inverted based on a fan vote, which will be conducted throughout the months leading up to the race. During this break, teams will be permitted to change tires and make adjustments to their cars without loss of position, as long as adjustments are completed within the allotted time.

Segment 2 – 75 green flag laps, $6,000.00 to winner.

At the end of segment 2, only the cars on the lead lap plus the first car one lap down will advance to segment 3. During the caution, cars will have the option to pit. Cars choosing to pit will return to the lineup based on the order they exit pit road. Should a team choose not to pit, they will move up in the lineup accordingly.

Segment 3 – 25 green flag laps, $10,000.00 to the winner. 

2:13
No, though you will need gas. Drivers have 8 sticker tires to put on their cars other than the 4 tires they start with. 
2:13
Comment From Guest 

any mandatory stops? 

2:11
Yes, live pit stops all race long as well. 
2:11
Comment From Guest 

Live pit stops today? 

2:11
Comment From Guest 

Good luck Andy Loden #29 

2:10
Comment From Kevin 

Good luck to CG #83.Do work and win that thing!! 

2:09
Double file restarts all race long. 
2:09
The driver introductions are now underway. 
2:08
Comment From Hollywood 

Good luck to Chris Wimmer and the 52 team. I cant believe I am not there. Hope the 52 and 25 can show those southern boys how to race. Is this a single or double file restarts? 

2:08
Eyeballing it seems to suggest it’s Erik Jones, who is 15. Chase Elliott is also 15 but will be turning 16 soon while Jones just turned 15 a few months ago. 
2:07
Comment From bobt 

who is the youngest driver in todays field?? 

2:07
The National Anthem has just been presented by the North Georgia University Patriot Choir. 
2:04
The colors are being presented by the Georgia National Gaurd, complete with bagpipes 
2:04
Invocation & National Anthem 
2:04
Chase Elliott (Speed51.com Photo)
2:02
The crowd is pretty healthy yes. A few empty seats, but the grandstands are rocking and trackside parking looks nice and full. 
2:02
Comment From Donnie 

Is there a good crowd on hand today 

2:02
Who will own this at the end of the day.
1:56
Local division track champions are now being introduced to the crowd before we get driver introductions underway.
1:54
Allen Karnes (Speed51.com Photo)
1:52
Comment From Guest 

Go 98 Repeat as World Crown Champs!!! 

1:51
We’re not sure why Roderick is absent, but if you go to snowballderby.com , you will see on the right hand side of the page a link to the current entry list for both the Derby and the Snowflake. 
1:51
Drivers getting ready to go.
1:51
Comment From Mike 

Why is Casey Roderick not racing at Jefferson today? Will he race in the Snowball Derby? 

1:50
“THE” World Crown (Speed51.com Photo)
1:49
Comment From Ronnie G. 

Good Luck #97 ( JIMMY GARMON ) 

1:47
Lots of our readers today are hoping Austin Theriault’s car will be as close to this trophy at the end of the day as the beginning (Speed51.com Photo)
1:45
The front of the grid looks so nice for Stephen Nasse.
1:44
Comment From Rita 

Good Luck Heath #91 

1:44
Chris Wimmer will make his World Crown debut today (Speed51.com Photo)
1:42
Comment From Jessechop 

All of Team 103 would like to wish Austin Theriault the best of luck! 

1:40
Comment From Hoss 

Hope everyone has a safe race. Go # 9 

1:40
Mike Garvey is ready to roll (Speed51.com)
1:38
Comment From Rod 

Good luck #91 hope you bring home the win!! 

1:38
Comment From Sheila 

Good luck #20, Steven Legendre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

1:37
Comment From Lance 

Good Luck Casey Smith! 

1:37
Jimmy Garmon still rocking the Georgia Asphalt Series logo. The GAS Series sanctioned this race from 2004-2006 (Speed51.com Photo)
1:33
34 of the best Super Late Models in the land.
1:33
1:32
We’d loved to have had them here, but we will see them next week when Speed51.comcovers the Governor’s Cup. We’d love for you to join us then too. 
1:31
Comment From Guest 

i wish some of the florida big guns like david rogers or tim russell had attempted this one 

1:31
Comment From Team 103 

Thanks speed51.com for your awesome coverage, and good luck to Austin Theriault!! Let’s have a good clean race. 

1:31
The autograph session is concluding and we are about to start opening ceremonies. 
1:22
Comment From Pamela 

Goodluck Scott and jeff !! 

1:22
Comment From wonka 

good luck to Erik Jones on his first race in the super late models 

1:22
Gus Dean is racing this afternoon for the Livi Center, a charity dedicated to Pediatric Mitochondrial Disease. 
1:19
Comment From Mario 

Good luck Austin Theriault. 

1:12
Pollard: I love short track racing. The World Crown is what it’s all about right here. 
1:11
Comment From Mike Kerr 

Good luck TK Racing! 

1:11
Yes, it’s posted if you scroll down quite a ways. We will publish it again right near the start of the race so it will be handy for the fans tuning in. 
1:10
Comment From Donnie 

Have you posted the starting grid yet? 

1:09
Comment From Kenny 

Good luck today to erik jones and bring it from the rear andy ponstein 

1:08
Stephen Nasse: “We’re not going to make any plans today. Making plans never seems to work out in racing” 
1:08
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1:06
In a memorial-filled weekend for Beau Slocumb, Chase Elliott is also racing for “Papa” George Elliott (Speed51.com Photo)
1:04
Chase Elliott will start at the tail today.
1:03
No, but we will have Trackside Now coverage presented by Thrifty Nickel all the way through the last car clearing tech. 
1:03
Comment From Donnie 

Will you have a live call today on the radio? 

1:01
The autograph session has begun. 
12:59
A soft green is like the rule in NASCAR – maintaining your line on the restart until you cross the stripe. In today’s race, once the green flies, drivers may pass regardless of if they’ve crossed the stripe or not. 
12:58
Comment From Hoss 

What is a soft green? 

12:58
Here is what is on tap over the next few hours:

1:00 pm Driver Autograph Session, Opening Ceremonies, Driver Introductions
2:00 pm Feature Event
Super Late Model portion of 28th Annual Rheem World Crown 300 – 3 segments, 200 Green Flag Laps 

12:58
Comment From Donnie 

What time is projected star 

12:57
All the cars lined up on the frontstretch (Speed51.com Photo)
12:55
A bit cloudy just gave way to bright sunshine and it’s warming up past 60 degrees as we speak. 
12:55
Comment From Donnie 

what is the weather there today 

12:55
Comment From Donnie 

Go Clay Alexander 

12:54
Comment From fran 

go steven nasse bring one home for the flordia boys. see you at the goverorns cup. 

12:53
Comment From Guest 

GOOD LUCK ANDY LODEN #29 AND THE MONORE ROADWAYS CREW 

12:50
All drivers who attempted to qualify made this race. T.J. Reaid was going to compete in this race, but tore up his suspension in a practice wreck. 
12:49
Comment From Randy G 

How many go home cars where there? 

12:49
Comment From Matt Prieur 

Watching from DeWitt, Michigan. Can’t wait to see you guys at the Snowball Derby. 

12:36
Comment From Tim 

@ John, I am military and you guys are welcome!! God bless America and God bless racing!! 

12:34
At the completion of 175 if a driver is not on the lead lap or in the free pass spot they are done for the day. 
12:33
Comment From calvin 

thanks for the coverage. im in san antonio tx at lowes working! 

12:33
Comment From John 

Comment to Tim in the UAE are you in the military? If so Thank You for your service this Veterans Day Weekend without you guys we wouldn’t be able to go racing this. God Bless America and keep it safe over there. 

12:32
The result for the fan vote will not be released until lap 100. It could be six, eight, ten or all lead lap cars. 
12:27
It was made clear several times in the drivers meeting that when the green comes out we are racing. There will be no soft greens today. 
12:21
The cars are now staged on the front straightaway and as the driver’s meeting continues the teams are warming up the engines of their Super Late Model entries. 
12:20
Teams can use those 8 tires anyway they want. They can change at any time. 
12:20
Comment From Tim 

All the way from the UAE again…thanks for the coverage as this is my only link to real racing. Good luck Chase and Bubba…keep the Crown in GA. 

12:20
Comment From TCMITEM 

Good luck to Daniel Hemric today. 

12:19
The Georgia State Patrol have rolled in and are practicing their bagpipes in the parking lot behind the media center at the moment.  We assume they will be taking part in the opening cermonies. 
12:19
Teams will have only 8 sticker tires in the pits, no spares. That’s for the whole race. 
12:14
Caution laps will not count in any of the three segments. 
12:12
Stephen Nasse will start on the outside for the start of the race. He was the pole sitter and had the choice. 
12:10
All drivers were here for Roll Call. 
12:05
Roll Call is underway. 
12:04
Driver’s meeting is underway.
12:03
Comment From Sandy Dorer 

Good luck to Steve Dorer #10 from Lakeland, Florida. May God be with you during this race and bring home the win as well as stay safe. 

12:03
Comment From Lenny 

Go #51,1,39,and 67 

12:03
Comment From rob 

great qualifying run by casey smith. good luck to the 99 from here in virginia. 

11:57
Chapel service here in the infield.
11:53
Chase Elliott has made it to GMP and is in the tech line. 
11:48
Tech is still pretty busy.
11:43
We are not aware of the specifics regarding that tech infraction. 
11:42
No, Todd Vanderford was DQed in post race. Matthew Wragg in the #29 inherited the win. 
11:42
Five Flags Speedway Owner Tim Bryant rocks his 51 shirts.
11:42
Comment From racerx 

Did the #2 outlaw car pass tech? 

11:40
11:37
Comment From wrenchman78 

go Kenzie go!!!!! also good luck to daniel hemric, jeff fultz, erik jones, and casey smith. and here’s hoping for a safe competitive race. 🙂 

11:32
Here is a refresher on the procedures for today’s 200-lap event:

Segment 1 – 100 green flag laps, $4,000.00 to the winner.

At the end of segment 1, all cars on the lead lap plus the first car one lap down will be inverted based on a fan vote, which will be conducted throughout the months leading up to the race. During this break, teams will be permitted to change tires and make adjustments to their cars without loss of position, as long as adjustments are completed within the allotted time.

Segment 2 – 75 green flag laps, $6,000.00 to winner.

At the end of segment 2, only the cars on the lead lap plus the first car one lap down will advance to segment 3. During the caution, cars will have the option to pit. Cars choosing to pit will return to the lineup based on the order they exit pit road. Should a team choose not to pit, they will move up in the lineup accordingly.

Segment 3 – 25 green flag laps, $10,000.00 to the winner. 

11:31
Chase Elliott is on his way to the track after having a strong run last night in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race out in Phoenix, Arizona. Elliott has had no practice in the Late Model here at GMP this week and will have to start from the rear. Crew Chief Ricky Turner hot lapped and qualified the car. 
11:27
Comment From Milka 

Good luck to the # 4 team today! 

11:23
Looking back at last night’s tech infraction in the Pro Late Model race we found that the camshaft was found to be too big in the number 4 Pro Late Model of Michael Pilla. Speaking with Ricky Brooks, who was heading up Late Model tech last night, he said the specs were wrong on the part in question and that it was advanced in the motor. The team felt that the numbers were not clear enough and were upset after the situation. Brooks offered to dig deeper and get a second opinion on the part and the team refused.
After tech cleared Brooks resealed the motors with his seals so they will be set to go for the Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway (FL) next month. We know if Willie Allen and Bubba Pollard use the same engines at Five Flags that there will be no need to check their camshafts.
11:19
The tech line will close to teams in ten minutes 
11:19
Comment From Shelly Parsells 

Good luck to Chris Wimmer today!!! 

11:14
Comment From John

Scotty we are rooting for you down here in Warner Robins Go 83 

11:13
Austin Theriault will make his first World Crown start today
11:12
Daniel Hemric with his car as it rolls thru tech
11:08
Ricky Turner and crew getting the 9 pit box to its stall
11:07
11:06
Comment From guest

Good Luck Stephen Nasse #51. Florida is rooting for you!!!!!!!! 

11:06
11:06
Colt James is a last minute fill in for Jimmy Doyle as indicated by the tape over the driver pillar
11:05
Comment From Guest

Good luck to Chris Wimmer! I’ll be following all day – thanks for the updates! 

11:02
Comment From Guest

How could you get lost trying to find your way to the front stretch. Anyway, Go Get ’em Bubba. Rooting for you. You’re the best! 

11:02
Comment From guest

Good Luck Heath #91!!!!!!!!!!!! 

11:02
Ross Kenseth gets lined up
11:00
With 51 sponsor Racing Electronics and Jeff Fultz Racing behind her Kenzie Ruston has a good shot at becoming the first female driver to win the World Crown
10:57
The front row for today’s World Crown 300
10:57
Comment From oljonesy 

go get em kenzie!! 

10:56
Comment From ben wilder 

nice day in maine,go Austin,Stephen,Kenzie,and Bubba, 

10:48
Bubba Pollard’s team got a little lost trying to find their way to the frontstretch, but after ten minutes of pushing the car around the mini-oval found their way to the grid. 
10:47
Stephen Nasse’s team working tech (Speed51.com Photo)
10:36
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10:28
Teams are rolling through tech right now. Once clearing tech, teams are lining their cars up on the frontstretch. Polesitter Nasse has already cleared tech. 
10:24
In case you’re just tuning in to our coverage this weekend, Bubba Pollard took the checkers in last night’s Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Pro Late Model event. Willie Allen and Michael Pilla rounded out the top-three finishers on the track. Pilla was then disqualified in post-race tech for an illegal cam shaft which moved Dillon Oliver into the third spot.

Official Beau Slocumb Memorial 100 Finishing Order:

1 Bubba Pollard
2 Willie Allen
3 Dillon Oliver
4 Eddie Hoffman
5 Colt James
6 Dwayne Buggay
7 Tyer Speer
8 Erik Jones
9 Brandon Jones
10 Mason Mitchell
11 Gus Dean
12 Tyler Edwards
13 Spencer Davis
14 Russell Fleeman
15 RS Senter
16 Dalton Grindle
17 Fredrick Moore
18 Donald McIntosh
19 DJ VanderLey
20 Daniel Bolden
21 Michael Lance
22 Tanner Berryhill
23 Jerick Johnson
24 Rodney Benefield
25 Michael Pilla

10:17
Sunday, November 13th, 2011

8:00 am Pits Open – ABSOLUTELY NO MOTORS FIRED PRIOR TO 12:00 NOON!
8:30 am – 11:30 am Super Late Model Tech (Carburetor must be removed before entering tech line. All cars must be lined up before 11:30am)
9:00 am Pit Stall Selection at Infield Tech Building – One (1) member from each team must attend to select pit stall.
11:00 am Grandstands & Trackside Parking Opens (No RV’s trackside)
11:30 am Chapel Services at Infield Tech Building
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Engine Warm-up
12:00 pm MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting – Driver, Crew Chief, and Spotter must attend
(MANDATORY: FAILURE TO ATTEND & ANSWER ROLL CALL WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF STARTING POSITION)
1:00 pm Driver Autograph Session, Opening Ceremonies, Driver Introductions
2:00 pm Feature Event
Super Late Model portion of 28th Annual Rheem World Crown 300 – 3 segments, 200 Green Flag Laps 

10:16
Rheem World Crown 300 Starting Lineup

1 51 Stephen Nasse
2 18 Bubba Pollard
3 99 Casey Smith
4 29 Andy Loden
5 98h Daniel Hemric
6 4 Erik Jones
7 83G Cale Gale
8 82 Donnie Wilson
9 39 Kenzie Ruston
10 10 Steven Dorer
11 91h Heath Hindman
12 1 Mike Garvey
13 52 Chris Wimmer
14 97 Jimmy Garmon
15 25 Ross Kenseth
16 26 Johnny Henderson
17 45 Dwayne Buggay
18 98 Russell Fleeman
19 29T Austin Theriault
20 83 Scotty Ellis
21 8d Mark Day
22 91 David Quackenbush
23 8 Eddie Hoffman
24 84 Clay Alexander
25 67 Jeff Fultz
26 71 Colt James
27 56 Gus Dean
28 20 Steven Legendre
29 23 Dalton Grindle
30 00 Andrew Ponstein
31 29k Allen Karnes
32 09 Randy Gentry
33 36 Rodney Benefield
34 9 Chase Elliott

10:15
Welcome to Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now coverage presented by Atlanta Thrifty Nickel of the 28th Annual Rheem World Crown 300. It’s race morning and the cars are rolling through tech and now staging on the front straightaway, ready to roll off four 200 laps around this Jefferson, Georgia half-mile at 2pm.

Trackside Now: World Crown 300 Weekend – Gresham Motorsports Park (GA) – 11/13/11