Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Preview

Via RubbingsRacing.com

By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- May 6th, 2012

Location- Talladega, AL

Start Time- 1:19 PM EST/ 12:19 PM CT

Distance- 188 Laps/ 500.08 Miles

Broadcast TV- FOX

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 85 F Low 64 F

Chance of rain- 30 %

Isolated Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners

2011- Jimmie Johnson

2010- Kevin Harvick

2009- Brad Keselowski

2008- Kyle Busch

2007- Jeff Gordon

Notables yet to win spring race at track

Kasey Kahne

Denny Hamlin

Tony Stewart

Clint Bowyer

Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Jeff Burton

Ryan Newman

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks for win at one of his best tracks, attempting to break 138-race winless streak last year Earnhardt Jr. finished 4th

Kyle Busch looks for back-to-back wins

Hendrick Motorsports looks for 200th Sprint Cup Victory

Clint Bowyer looking for redemption after coming up incredibly short last year to Jimmie Johnson

Talladega Superspeedway advertised “The Pack is Back” to indicate pack racing returns to Talladega

Greg Biffle looks to gain on points lead

Michael Waltrip attempts to make first race of the season

My Fantasy Picks

Group A- Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth

Group B- Dale Earnhardt Jr, Joey Logano, Marcos Ambrose, Jamie McMurray

Group C- Joe Nemechek, Dave Blaney

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 2:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM CT Friday on SPEED

Practice 3:30 PM EST/ 2:30 PM CT Friday on SPEED

Qualifying 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Saturday on SPEED

Race 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Sunday on FOX

Next Race- Bojangles’ Southern 500 @ Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Stanley Richard Petty
10 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Express J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota Aaron’s / Alabama National Champions Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M / O’Reilly Auto Parts Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Best Buy John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
21 Trevor Bayne Knoxville, TN Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Glen Wood
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil-AAA Walter Czarnecki
23 Robert   Richardson Jr. McKinney, TX Toyota North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson, Sr
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet DuPont 20 Years Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford Morristown Driver’s Service Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Turtle Wax / Menards Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Rheem Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 Terry Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Ford C&J Energy Jack Roush
33 Tony Raines La Porte, IN Chevrolet TBA Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Golden Corral Allan Heinke
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Taco Bell Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target / Kraft Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Verifone Sail Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
55 Michael Waltrip Owensboro, KY Toyota Aaron’s “Color your way to Talladega” Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt   Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
97 Bill Elliott Dawsonville, GA Toyota NEMCO Motorsports Andrea Nemechek
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Curb Records Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Fastenal Jack Roush
249 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson
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