Quaker State 400 Preview

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Race Info

Date- Saturday June 30th, 2012

Location- Sparta, Kentucky

Start time- 7:46 PM EST

Distance- 267 Laps, 400 Miles

Broadcast TV- TNT

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 102 F Low 74 F

Chance of rain- 10%

HOT! Partly Cloudy

Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

(Only year race has run)

Notables yet to win Quaker State 400

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Tony Stewart

Greg Biffle

Jeff Gordon

Kevin Harvick

Ryan Newman

Jimmie Johnson

Dale Earnhardt Jr

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Kyle Busch looks to remain only Sprint Cup Winner at Kentucky

Clint Bowyer looks to win back-to-back races

Michael Waltrip is running a “Kentucky National Champions” paint scheme

Kenseth looks to move on from announcing leaving Roush at end-of-the-season and win Kentucky

Kenseth looks to remain point’s leader

Johnson looks to win on track he has never won on before

Kentucky traffic problems should be resolved

No expected sell-out this year

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Martin Truex Jr, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kasey Kahne, A.J Allmendinger

Group C- Aric Almirola, Michael Waltrip

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 11:30 AM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Practice 1:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Qualifying 5:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Race 6:30 PM EST Saturday on TNT

Next race- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida

Entry List via Nascar.com







1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet McDonald’s Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Quaker State Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Mac Tools 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 Valvoline NextGen Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford ARC Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford 5th / 3rd John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Red, White & Blue Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / Sylvania Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Budweiser Folds of Honor Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 Ken Schrader Fenton, MO Ford Federated Auto Parts Jack Roush
33 Stephen Leicht* Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford TBA Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet SealWrap Allan Heinke
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Taco Bell Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Tornados Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Eckrich Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Scotts Products Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Dover White Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
52 Mike Skinner Susanville, CA Toyota CrusaderStaff
Kelly Owen
55 Michael Waltrip Owensboro, KY Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
74 Stacy Compton Grit, VA Toyota Turn One Racing Vickie Compton
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt   Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford UPS Jack Roush
119 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
195 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Ford Leavine Family Racing Bob Leavine
249 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson

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