Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Preview

Via realclearsports.com

By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Saturday May 5th, 2012

Location- Talladega, AL

Start Time- 3:34 PM EST/ 2:34 PM CT

Distance- 117 Laps, 311.22 Miles

Broadcast TV- ABC

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast 

High 89 F Low 66 F

Chance of rain- 0%

Partly Cloudy

Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

2010- Brad Keselowski

2009- David Ragan

2008- Tony Stewart

2007- Bobby Labonte

Notables yet to win spring race at track

Elliot Sadler

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Danica Patrick

Brian Scott

Sam Hornish Jr.

Trevor Bayne

Kenny Wallace

Justin Allgaier

News & Notes

Kyle Busch looks to get No.54 to victory lane for back-to-back weeks

The “Big One” looms as the Nationwide drivers take to the track

Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Elliot Sadler look for third wins of the season

James Buescher looks for second Nationwide restrictor plate win of the season

Austin Dillon looks to get No.3 back to victory lane at Talladega

Cup regulars look to spoil nationwide driver’s party

Kurt Busch looks for back-to-back wins in two different cars

Event Schedule

Nationwide Practice 4:00 PM EST/ 3:00 PM CT Thursday (Not Televised)

Practice 5:30 PM EST/ 4:30 PM CT Thursday (Not Televised)

Qualifying 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Friday on ESPN2

Race 3:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM CT Saturday on ABC

Next Race- VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Darlington, South Carolina

Entry List via Nascar.com







1 Kurt Busch Las   Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix   Construction Services James   Finch
01 Mike Wallace St.   Louis, MO Chevrolet Restaurant.com Johnny   Davis
2 Elliott Sadler Emporia,   VA Chevrolet OneMain   Financial DeLana   Harvick
3 Austin Dillon* Lewisville,   NC Chevrolet AdvoCare Morgan   Shepherd
4 Danny Efland Irmo,   SC Chevrolet Danny   Efland Racing Rusty   Wallace
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis,   NC Chevrolet Hellmann’s Rick   Hendrick
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Olive   Branch, MS Ford Blackwell   Angus Beef / Cargill Jack   Roush
7 Danica Patrick Roscoe,   IL Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Kelley   Earnhardt-Miller
10 Jeff Green Owensboro,   KY Toyota TriStar   Motorsports Mark   Smith
11 Brian Scott Boise,   ID Toyota Dollar   General J D   Gibbs
12 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan,   OH Dodge Alliance   Truck Parts Roger   Penske
14 Eric McClure Chilhowie,   VA Toyota Hefty /   Reynolds Wrap Mark   Smith
15 Jeffrey Earnhardt Mooresville,   NC Ford FastWax.com Rick   Ware
18 Joey Logano Middletown,   CT Toyota GameStop Joe   Gibbs
19 Tayler Malsam Sammamish,   WA Toyota G-Oil Mark   Smith
20 Ryan Truex Mayetta,   NJ Toyota Grime   Boss Joe   Gibbs
22 Brad Keselowski Rochester   Hills, MI Dodge Discount   Tire Roger   Penske
23 Robert Richardson Jr. McKinney,   TX Chevrolet North   Texas Pipe Robert   Richardson, Sr
30 James Buescher Plano,   TX Chevrolet AccuDoc   Solutions Harry   Scott, Jr
31 Justin Allgaier Riverton,   IL Chevrolet Brandt Sandra   Turner
33 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield,   CA Chevrolet Armour   Meats DeLana   Harvick
38 Brad Sweet* Grass   Valley, CA Chevrolet Great   Clips Steve   Turner
39 TBA No Home   Town Ford Go   Green Racing Archie   St Hilaire
40 Erik Darnell Beach   Park, IL Chevrolet Curtis   Key Plumbing Curtis   Key, Sr
41 Timmy Hill Port   Tobacco, MD Ford Poynt.com   / Shania Kidscan Rick   Ware
42 Josh Wise Riverside,   CA Chevrolet Curtis   Key Plumbing Curtis   Key, Sr
43 Michael Annett Des   Moines, IA Ford Pilot   Flying J Sandra   Turner
44 Mike Bliss Milwaukie,   OR Toyota TriStar   Motorsports Mark   Smith
46 Chase Miller Canton,   GA Chevrolet Curtis   Key Plumbing Curtis   Key, Sr
47 Scott Speed Manteca,   CA Chevrolet Curtis   Key Plumbing Curtis   Key, Sr
50 T.J. Bell Reno,   NV Chevrolet MAKE   Motorsports Rusty   Wallace
51 Jeremy Clements Spartanburg,   SC Chevrolet Clements   Automotive Tony   Clements
52 Kevin Lepage Shelburne,   VT Chevrolet Means   Racing Jimmy   Means
54 Kyle Busch Las Vegas,   NV Toyota Monster   Energy Kyle   Busch
70 Johanna Long* Pensacola,   FL Chevrolet Foretravel   Motorcoach Mary   Louise Miller
81 Jason Bowles* Ontario,   CA Toyota American   Majority Gina   MacDonald
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland,   FL Toyota AMFMEnergy.com   / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea   Nemechek
88 Cole Whitt* Alpine,   CA Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com Dale   Earnhardt, Jr
89 Morgan Shepherd Conover,   NC Chevrolet Racing   With Jesus Morgan   Shepherd
108 Tim Andrews Mooresville,   NC Ford Randy   Hill Racing Randy   Hill
124 John Wes Townley Watkinsville,   GA Toyota Toyota   Save in May Sales Event Jason   Sciavicco
174 Mike Harmon Birmingport,   AL Chevrolet Koma   Unwind Relaxation Drink Mike   Harmon
175 Blake Koch West   Palm Beach, FL Chevrolet Rick   Ware Racing Rick   Ware
199 Kenny Wallace St.   Louis, MO Toyota American   Ethanol Robby   Benton






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