NSCS: Hollywood Casino 400 Preview

 

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Race Info

Date- Sunday October 21st, 2012

Location- Kansas City, Kansas

Start time- 2:16 PM EST/ 1:16 PM CT

Distance- 267 Laps, 400.5 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 74 F Low 66 F

Chance of rain- 0%

Partly Cloudy

Past Race Winners

2011- Jimmie Johnson

2010- Greg Biffle

2009- Tony Stewart

2008- Jimmie Johnson

2007- Greg Biffle

Notables yet to win the Hollywood Casino 400

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Denny Hamlin

Clint Bowyer

Matt Kenseth

Kevin Harvick

Martin Truex Jr

News & Notes

Clint Bowyer looks to win his second straight race, trying to win his first race at his home track of Kansas Speedway

Brad Keselowski looks to maintain his narrow points lead over Jimmie Johnson

Johnson, Hamlin, Bowyer look to close the points gap between them and points lead Brad Keselowski

Dale Earnhardt Jr to miss his second straight race (concussion)

Regan Smith to fill in for Earnhardt Jr in the No.88 again this weekend

A.J Allmendinger to drive the No.51 for the second straight race

Greg Biffle looks to continue his streak of success

Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman look to win and upset the Chasers

This will be the first Sprint Cup Series race on the re-paved and reconfigured Kansas Speedway surface

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin, Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano

Group C- Sam Hornish Jr, Aric Almirola

Event Schedule

Sprint Cup Series Practice 12:30 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Friday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Series Qualifying 5:00 PM EST/ 4:00 PM CT Friday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Series Practice 11:00 AM EST/ 10:00 AM CT Saturday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Series Practice 1:30 PM EST/ 12:30 PM CT Saturday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Series Race, Hollywood Casino 400, 1:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM CT Sunday on ESPN

Next Race– Tums Fast Relief 500 at the Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Virginia

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN MAKE SPONSOR OWNER
1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Arctic Cat 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 Black & Decker Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Roscoe, IL Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Freight 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 5-Hour Energy Benefiting Avon Foundation for Women Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M / Sherwin Williams Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Zest John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Halloween 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 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan, OH Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet DuPont Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / CertainTeed Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Budweiser Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 Timmy Hill Port Tobacco, MD Ford Southern Pride Trucking / U.S. Chrome Frank Stoddard
33 Cole Whitt Alpine, CA Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Client One Securities, LLC Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Allan Heinke
37 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Ford MaxQworkforce
.com
Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Long John Silver’s Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Code 3 Associates Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Taylor Swift / Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Farmland Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Kingsford Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Chevrolet Phoenix Construction James Finch
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
78 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Fastenal Jack Roush
119 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Plinker Tactical / Crowne Plaza Randy Humphrey
179 Kelly Bires Mauston, WI Ford Team Kyle Archie St Hilaire
191 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Toyota Plinker Tactical / Crowne Plaza Mark Smith
195 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Ford Leavine Family Racing Bob Leavine
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