Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Preview

Racing at Talladega Superspeedway
Photo – CIA Stock Photo
Race Info
Date- May 6th, 2012
Location- Talladega, AL
Start Time- 1:19 PM EST/ 12:19 PM CT
Distance- 188 Laps/ 500.08 Miles
Broadcast TV- FOX
Broadcast Radio- MRN
Weather Forecast
High 85 F Low 64 F
Chance of rain- 30 %
Isolated Thunder Storms
Past Race Winners
2011- Jimmie Johnson
2010- Kevin Harvick
2009- Brad Keselowski
2008- Kyle Busch
2007- Jeff Gordon
Notables yet to win spring race at track
Kasey Kahne
Denny Hamlin
Tony Stewart
Clint Bowyer
Greg Biffle
Matt Kenseth
Jeff Burton
Ryan Newman
Carl Edwards
News & Notes
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks for win at one of his best tracks, attempting to break 138-race winless streak last year Earnhardt Jr. finished 4th
  • Kyle Busch looks for back-to-back wins
  • Hendrick Motorsports looks for 200th Sprint Cup Victory
  • Clint Bowyer looking for redemption after coming up incredibly short last year to Jimmie Johnson
  • Talladega Superspeedway advertised “The Pack is Back” to indicate pack racing returns to Talladega
  • Greg Biffle looks to gain on points lead
  • Michael Waltrip attempts to make first race of the season
Jason’s Fantasy Picks
Group A- Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth
Group B- Dale Earnhardt Jr, Joey Logano, Marcos Ambrose, Jamie McMurray
Group C- Joe Nemechek, Dave Blaney
Event Schedule
Cup Practice 2:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM CT Friday on SPEED
Practice 3:30 PM EST/ 2:30 PM CT Friday on SPEED
Qualifying 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Saturday on SPEED
Race 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Sunday on FOX
Next Race– Bojangles’ Southern 500 @ Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina
Entry List via Nascar.com
HOMETOWN
SPONSOR
OWNER
1
Joplin, MO
Chevrolet
Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats
Felix Sabates
2
Rochester Hills, MI
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
5
Enumclaw, WA
Chevrolet
Farmers Insurance
Linda Hendrick
9
Launceston, Tasmania
Ford
Stanley
Richard Petty
10
Zephyrhills, FL
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
11
Chesterfield, VA
Toyota
FedEx Express
J D Gibbs
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
GEICO
Bob Germain
14
Rushville, IN
Chevrolet
Office Depot / Mobil 1
Margaret Haas
15
Emporia, KS
Toyota
Aaron’s / Alabama National Champions
Rob Kauffman
16
Vancouver, WA
Ford
3M / O’Reilly Auto Parts
Jack Roush
17
Cambridge, WI
Ford
Best Buy
John Henry
18
Las Vegas, NV
Toyota
M&M’s
Joe Gibbs
20
Middletown, CT
Toyota
Dollar General
Joe Gibbs
21
Knoxville, TN
Ford
Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
Glen Wood
22
Los Gatos, CA
Shell / Pennzoil-AAA
Walter Czarnecki
23
McKinney, TX
Toyota
North Texas Pipe
Robert Richardson, Sr
24
Pittsboro, IN
Chevrolet
DuPont 20 Years
Rick Hendrick
26
Riverside, CA
Ford
Morristown Driver’s Service
Jerry Freeze
27
Eau Claire, WI
Chevrolet
Turtle Wax / Menards
Richard Childress
29
Bakersfield, CA
Chevrolet
Rheem
Richard Childress
30
South Bend, IN
Toyota
Inception Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
Caterpillar
Richard Childress
32
Corpus Christi, TX
Ford
C&J Energy
Jack Roush
33
La Porte, IN
Chevrolet
TBA
Richard Childress
34
Unadilla, GA
Ford
Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins
36
Hartford, OH
Chevrolet
Golden Corral
Allan Heinke
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
Taco Bell
Brad Jenkins
39
South Bend, IN
Chevrolet
Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats
Tony Stewart
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target / Kraft
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
Verifone Sail
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Bush’s Baked Beans
Tad Geschickter
48
El Cajon, CA
Chevrolet
Lowe’s
Jeff Gordon
51
Las Vegas, NV
Chevrolet
Phoenix Construction Services
James Finch
55
Owensboro, KY
Toyota
Aaron’s “Color your way to Talladega”
Bill Jenkins
56
Mayetta, NJ
Toyota
NAPA Auto Parts
Michael Waltrip
78
Cato, NY
Chevrolet
Furniture Row / Farm American
Barney Visser
83
Cedar Rapids, IA
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
87
Lakeland, FL
Toyota
AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves
Andrea Nemechek
88
Kannapolis, NC
Chevrolet
National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
97
Dawsonville, GA
Toyota
NEMCO Motorsports
Andrea Nemechek
98
Phoenix, AZ
Ford
Curb Records
Mike Curb
99
Columbia, MO
Ford
Fastenal
Jack Roush
249
Phoenix, AZ
Toyota
America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents
Jay Robinson

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