Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Preview

Via gantdaily.com

By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Sunday May 27th, 2012

Location- Concord, North Carolina

Start Time- 6:19 PM EST

Distance- 400 Laps, 600 Miles

Broadcast TV- FOX

Broadcast Radio- PRN (prn.com)

Weather Forecast

High-83 F Low- 69

Chance of rain- 10%

Partly Cloudy

Past Race Winners

2011- Kevin Harvick

2010- Kurt Busch

2009- David Reutimann

2008- Kasey Kahne

2007- Casey Mears

Notables yet to win Coca Cola 600

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Tony Stewart

Greg Biffle

Kyle Busch

Ryan Newman

Martin Truex Jr.

Mark Martin

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Jimmie Johnson looks for third win in as many weeks

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks for revenge after coming up one turn short last year

Jeff Gordon looks to rebound his season

Kevin Harvick looks for second straight Coca Cola 600 win

Many drivers to run patriotic themed paint schemes in honor of Memorial Day Weekend

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon

Group B- Martin Truex Jr, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Regan Smith

Group C- Casey Mears, Bobby Labonte

Event Schedule

*One practice is over*

Cup Qualifying 7:00 PM EST Thursday on SPEED

Cup Practice 10:00 AM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Practice 1:00 PM EST Saturday on SPEED

Race 5:30 PM EST Sunday on FOX

Next race- FedEx benefiting Autism Speaks 400 at Dover Speedway Dover, Delaware

Entry List via Jayski.com

 

Car#

Driver

Manu

Sponsor

Owner

1

1

Jamie McMurray

Chevy

Bass Pro Shops / Artic Cat

Felix Sabates

2

2

Brad Keselowski

Dodge

Miller Lite

Roger Penske

3

5

Kasey Kahne

Chevy

Quaker State

Linda Hendrick

4

9

Marcos Ambrose

Ford

DeWalt

Richard Petty

5

10

Danica Patrick

Chevy

GoDaddy.com

Tommy Baldwin

6

11

Denny Hamlin

Toyota

FedEx Ground

J D Gibbs

7

13

Casey Mears

Ford

GEICO

Bob Germain

8

14

Tony Stewart

Chevy

Office Depot / Mobil 1

Margaret Haas

9

15

Clint Bowyer

Toyota

5 Hour Energy

Rob Kauffman

10

16

Greg Biffle

Ford

Fastenal / NASCAR Unites

Jack Roush

11

17

Matt Kenseth

Ford

Fastenal / NASCAR Unites

John Henry

12

18

Kyle Busch

Toyota

M&M’s Red-White-Blue

Joe Gibbs

13

19

Mike Bliss (i)

Toyota

Humphrey Smith Racing

Randy Humphrey

14

20

Joey Logano

Toyota

Dollar General

Joe Gibbs

15

21

Trevor Bayne (i)

Ford

Motorcraft / Quick Lane / DAV

Glen Wood

16

22

A.J. Allmendinger

Dodge

Shell / Pennzoil

Walter Czarnecki

17

23

Scott Riggs

Chevy

North Texas Pipe

Robert Richardson Sr.

18

24

Jeff Gordon

Chevy

Drive to End Hunger

Rick Hendrick

19

26

Josh Wise #

Ford

MDS Transport

Jerry Freeze

20

27

Paul Menard

Chevy

Menards / Serta

Richard Childress

21

29

Kevin Harvick

Chevy

Budweiser Folds of Honor

Richard Childress

22

30

David Stremme

Toyota

Inception Motorsports

Kevin Buckler

23

31

Jeff Burton

Chevy

Wheaties

Richard Childress

24

32

T.J. Bell (i)

Ford

Green Smoke

Jack Roush

25

33

Stephen Leicht #

Chevy

Little Joe’s Autos

Richard Childress

26

34

David Ragan

Ford

Al’s Liners / Scorpion Coatings

Bob Jenkins

27

36

Dave Blaney

Chevy

SealWrap

Allen Heinke

28

38

David Gilliland

Ford

Mod Space

Bob Jenkins

29

39

Ryan Newman

Chevy

U.S. Army

Tony Stewart

30

42

Juan Pablo Montoya

Chevy

Target

Chip Ganassi

31

43

Aric Almirola

Ford

U.S. Air Force

Richard Petty

32

47

Bobby Labonte

Toyota

Kingsford / NASCAR Unites

Tad Geschickter

33

48

Jimmie Johnson

Chevy

Lowe’s Patriotic

Jeff Gordon

34

49

J.J. Yeley

Toyota

JPO Absorbents

Jay Robinson

35

51

Kurt Busch

Chevy

Phoenix Construction

James Finch

36

55

Mark Martin

Toyota

Aaron’s Armed Forces Foundation

Bill Jenkins

37

56

Martin Truex Jr.

Toyota

NAPA Auto Parts / NASCAR Unites

Michael Waltrip

38

73

David Reutimann

Toyota

Burger King

Thomas Ueberall

39

74

Cole Whitt (i)

Chevy

Turn One Racing

Vickie Compton

40

78

Regan Smith

Chevy

Furniture Row

Barney Vissar

41

83

Landon Cassill

Toyota

Burger King Real Fruit Smoothies

Thomas Ueberall

42

87

Joe Nemechek (i)

Toyota

AM FM Energy

Andrea Nemechek

43

88

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy

National Guard / NASCAR Unites

Rick Hendrick

44

93

Travis Kvapil

Toyota

Burger King – Dr Pepper

Thomas Ueberall

45

95

Scott Speed

Ford

Jordon’s Truck Sales (JTS)

Bob Leavine

46

98

Michael McDowell

Ford

Presgyterian Healthcare

Mike Curb

47

99

Carl Edwards

Ford

Fastenal / NASCAR Unites

Jack Roush

 

 

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