NSCS: Quicken Loans 400 Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Sunday June 17th, 2012

Location- Brooklyn, Michigan

Start Time- 1:19 PM EST

Distance- 200 Laps, 400 Miles

Broadcast TV- TNT

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 84 F Low 69 F

Chance of rain- 40%

Scattered Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners

2011- Denny Hamlin

2010- Denny Hamlin

2009- Mark Martin

2008- Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2007- Carl Edwards

Notables yet to win Quicken Loans 400

Brad Keselowski

Clint Bowyer

Kyle Busch

Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick

Jimmie Johnson

Martin Truex Jr.

News & Notes

This is the first race on the new pavement

Record speeds expected

Joey Logano looks to win back-to-back races

Biffle looks to regain point’s lead

Kenseth looks to maintain point’s lead

Dale Earnhardt Jr looks for first win in four years; last win came in this race in 2008

Kyle Busch looks for a good run after two straight blown engines

Denny Hamlin looks for third straight win in this race

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin

Group B- Ryan Newman, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr, A.J Allmendinger

Group C- Austin Dillon, Aric Almirola

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 12:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Practice 3:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Qualifying 1:00 PM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Race 12:00 PM EST Sunday on TNT

Next race- Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, California

Entry List via Jayski.com

Β 

Car#

Driver

Manu

Sponsor

Owner

1

1

Jamie McMurray

Chevy

McDonald’s

Felix Sabates

2

2

Brad Keselowski

Dodge

Miller Lite

Roger Penske

3

5

Kasey Kahne

Chevy

Farmers Insurance

Linda Hendrick

4

9

Marcos Ambrose

Ford

Stanley

Richard Petty

5

10

Tony Raines in
for David Reutimann

Chevy

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Tommy Baldwin

6

11

Denny Hamlin

Toyota

FedEx Office

J D Gibbs

7

13

Casey Mears

Ford

Valvoline NEXTGEN

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

3M – Salute to American Heroes

Jack Roush

11

17

Matt Kenseth

Ford

Ford EcoBoost

John Henry

12

18

Kyle Busch

Toyota

Snickers Peanut Butter Squared

Joe Gibbs

13

19

Mike Bliss (i)

Toyota

Humphrey Smith Racing

Randy Humphrey

14

20

Joey Logano

Toyota

Home Depot

Joe Gibbs

15

21

Trevor Bayne

Ford

Motorcraft / Quick Lane

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

Dupont

Rick Hendrick

19

26

Josh Wise #

Ford

MDS Transport

Jerry Freeze

20

27

Paul Menard

Chevy

Menards – Duracell

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

Caterpillar / NASCAR Unites

Richard Childress

24

32

Ken Schrader

Ford

Federated Auto Parts

Jack Roush

25

33

Austin Dillon(i)

Chevy

American Ethanol

Richard Childress

26

34

David Ragan

Ford

TBA

Bob Jenkins

27

36

Dave Blaney

Chevy

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Allen Heinke

28

38

David Gilliland

Ford

Long John Silver’s

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

Medallion Financial

Richard Petty

32

47

Bobby Labonte

Toyota

Charter

Tad Geschickter

33

48

Jimmie Johnson

Chevy

Lowe’s

Jeff Gordon

34

49

J.J. Yeley

Toyota

American Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents

Jay Robinson

35

51

Kurt Busch

Chevy

Phoenix Construction

James Finch

36

55

Mark Martin

Toyota

Aaron’s Dream Machine

Bill Jenkins

37

56

Martin Truex Jr.

Toyota

NAPA Auto Parts

Michael Waltrip

38

74

Stacy Compton

Chevy

Turn One Racing

Vickie Compton

39

78

Regan Smith

Chevy

Furniture Row

Barney Vissar

40

83

Landon Cassill

Toyota

Burger King

Thomas Ueberall

41

87

Joe Nemechek (i)

Toyota

AM FM Energy

Andrea Nemechek

42

88

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chevy

Diet Mt. Dew / The Dark Knight Rises

Rick Hendrick

43

93

Travis Kvapil

Toyota

Burger King

Thomas Ueberall

44

98

Michael McDowell

Ford

Phil Parsons Racing

Mike Curb

45

99

Carl Edwards

Ford

Fastenal

Jack Roush


RED = needs to get in on speed, not Top 35 2012 Owners Points

BLUE = not Top 35 2012 Owners Points but has a Champions Provisional Available

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd…and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2012 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

 

 

 

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