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Nolen Racing to Feature Three Car Little 500 Team with Jerry Coons Jr., Tony Elliott and Shane Hollingsworth

Story by Kyle Larson

ANDERSON, Ind. (March 6, 2013) -  Nolen Racing has submitted entries for the 65th Annual Pay Less Little 500 and  a powerful three-car lineup will be showcased in this year's event on Saturday, May 25. Veteran Tony Elliott will once again pilot the No. 5 Ray Skillman sprinter and he will be joined by Shane Holingsworth. The third entry will be driven by standout Jerry Coons Jr., who will attempt to make his first Pay Less Little 500.

Tony Elliott is a 19-time starter of the Pay Less Little 500. He made his debut in 1990 and has competed in the event every year with the exception of four occasions in the 1990s. Elliott has driven to three podium finishes with his best performance of second in 2008, wheeling the Nolen Racing entry to a runner-up finish behind Shane Cottle. Other stats include eight top-10 finishes, 1,059 laps led and completing 6,790 laps. Last year, Elliott finished in 15th position.

Lafayette, Ind., competitor Shane Hollingsworth will look to make his fifth consecutive start in the Pay Less Little 500. In his first appearance in 2009, Hollingsworth started on the outside of the front row. He scored a career best third-place finish in 2011.

Jerry Coons Jr. has an impressive midget and sprint car background that includes one of five drivers to win USAC Triple Crown with national championships in Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets. Coons also won his second consecutive USAC National Midget Championship in 2007 and was named "Driver of the Year." He will be piloting the No. 3 Nolen Racing entry with sponsorship from Eastern Cross Tech.

Nolen Racing is the second team to file a three entries in this year Pay Less Little 500. Team Green Racing will be towing three cars to Anderson Speedway for drivers Brian Gingras, Garrett Green and Matthew Hall.