VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Preview

Via Nascar.com

By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Friday Night May 11th, 2012

Location- Darlington, SC

Start Time- 7:30 PM EST

Distance- 147 Laps/200.8 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN2

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High- 79 F Low- 49 F

Chance of rain- 0%


Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

2010-Denny Hamlin

2009- Matt Kenseth

2008- Tony Stewart

2007- Denny Hamlin

Notables yet to win at track

Elliot Sadler

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Brian Scott

Sam Hornish Jr.

Justin Allgaier

News & Notes

Joey Logano looks for back-to-back wins

Austin Dillon looks for first Nationwide Series victory

Ricky Stenhouse Jr looks to hold points lead

Kurt Busch looks for another win for the No.54

Eric McClure to sit out this race, Jeff Green to replace him

Travis Pastrana, Ryan Blaney, Danica Patrick look for good runs in first Darlington starts

Event Schedule

Nationwide Practice 8:30 AM EST Friday (Not televised)

Qualifying 3:30 PM EST Friday on ESPN2

Race 6:30 PM EST Friday on ESPN2

Next Race- Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 @ Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa

Entry List via Nascar.com








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 EMS Speak Rusty Wallace
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 Blake Koch West Palm Beach, FL Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware
18 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota Sport Clips Joe Gibbs
19 Tayler Malsam Sammamish, WA Toyota G-Oil / NOYS Mark Smith
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
22 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Snap-On Tools Roger Penske
23 Jamie Dick Albuquerque, NM Chevrolet Viva Auto Group Robert Richardson, Sr
30 James Buescher Plano, TX Chevrolet AccuDoc Solutions Harry Scott, Jr
31 Justin Allgaier Riverton, IL Chevrolet Brandt Sandra Turner
33 Brendan Gaughan Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet South Point Hotel & Casino DeLana Harvick
38 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Great Clips Steve Turner
39 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV Ford NSW Kids Archie St Hilaire
40 Erik Darnell Beach Park, IL Chevrolet TheMotorsportsGroup.com Curtis Key, Sr
41 Timmy Hill Port Tobacco, MD Ford Poynt.com 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 TBA 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 TBA Rusty Wallace
51 Jeremy Clements Spartanburg, SC Chevrolet Clements Automotive Tony Clements
52 Kevin Lepage Shelburne, VT Chevrolet TBA Jimmy Means
54 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota Monster Energy Kyle Busch
70 Derrike Cope Spanaway, WA Chevrolet ML Motorsports 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 Matt Frahm North Salem, NH Ford New Lifestyle Diet / Maui Jim Sunglasses Randy Hill
124 Casey Roderick* Lawrenceville GA Chevrolet TBA Jason Sciavicco
136 Ryan Blaney High Point, NC Chevrolet SealWrap Beth Baldwin
174 Mike Harmon Birmingport, AL Chevrolet Koma Unwind Relaxation Drink Mike Harmon
175 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing Rick Ware
199 Travis Pastrana Annapolis, MD Toyota Boost Mobile Robby Benton




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