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Nationwide Series driver roster for Preseason Thunder

January 09, 2014, Staff report,

Two days of testing for Nationwide Series begins on Saturday at Daytona

RELATED: Complete Preseason Thunder schedule

Preseason Thunder testing gets underway for the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Daytona International Speedway.

Team Penske, Richard Childress Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing are among the organizations particpating in the two days of Nationwide Series testing.

Moving up from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Chase Elliott will be testing in the No. 9 for JR Motorsports. It was announced this week that Elliott would joining the JR Motorsports team for 2014. Bill Elliott, a former champion of NASCAR's premier series and Chase's father, will be testing Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car for JR Motorsports.

Also making the transition from the Truck Series is Ty Dillon who will be testing in the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing.

Also of note, Dylan Kwasniewski will be testing the No. 32 car for Turner Scott Motorsports. Kwasniewski, 18, won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title in 2013 and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West title in 2012.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series first day of testing was scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, but rain washed out Day 1 of testing. Sprint Cup Series testing is scheduled for Friday.

The Truck Series will have its sessions on Monday and Tuesday.

Below is the full roster of drivers participating in the two days of Nationwide Series testing.

NNS Daytona Test - January 11-12, 2014

Car # Team Driver
2 RCR Brian Scott
3 RCR Ty Dillon
6 RFR Trevor Bayne
7 JRM Regan Smith
9 JRM Chase Elliott
11 JGR Elliott Sadler
13 Long Carl Long
16 RFR Ryan Reed
17 Vision Tanner Berryhill
22 Penske Ryan Blaney
23 Ware Racing Ryan Ellis
28 Long Matt Carter/Harrison Rhodes
31 TSM Dylan Kwasniewski
32 TSM Kyle Larson
37 Vision Mike DiBenedetto
43 Petty Dakoda Armstrong
52 Jimmy Means Joey Gase
55 Viva Jamie Dick
60 RFR Chris Buescher
62 RCR Brendan Gaughan
73 Cope Derrike Cope
84 Billy Boat Chad Boat
85 Bobby Gerhart Bobby Gerhart
88 JRM Bill Elliott
98 Biagi David Ragan
99 RAB James Buescher