Sprint All-Star Race Preview

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By Jason Schultz



Race Info


Date- Saturday May 19th, 2012


Location- Charlotte, North Carolina


Estimated Start Time- 9:00 PM EST


Distance- 5 Segments, First 4 Segments are 20 laps each, last segment is 10 laps (90 Laps Total)


Broadcast TV-SPEED


Broadcast Radio- MRN


Weather Forecast


High 76 F Low 56 F


Chance of rain 10%


Partly Cloudy


Past Race Winners


2011- Carl Edwards


2010- Kurt Busch


2009- Tony Stewart


2008- Kasey Kahne


2007- Kevin Harvick


Notables yet to win race


Denny Hamlin


Greg Biffle


Kyle Busch


Brad Keselowski


Event Schedule


All-Star Race Practice 1:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED


All-Star Race Qualifying 6:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED


All-Star Race 9:00 PM EST Saturday on SPEED


Next Race- Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina


Entry List


1.       Trevor Bayne (#21)


2.       Carl Edwards (#99)


3.       Kyle Busch (#18)


4.       Jeff Gordon (#24)


5.       Kevin Harvick (#29)


6.       Matt Kenseth (#17)


7.       Jimmie Johnson (#48)


8.       Regan Smith (#78)


9.       Brad Keselowski (#2)


10.   Denny Hamlin (#11)


11.   Kurt Busch (#51)


12.   David Ragan (#34)


13.   Ryan Newman (#39)


14.   Paul Menard (#27)


15.   Marcos Ambrose (#9)


16.   Tony Stewart (#14)


17.   Clint Bowyer (#15)


18.   Kasey Kahne (#5)


19.   Greg Biffle (#16)


20.   Mark Martin (#55)


21.   Sprint Showdown Winner


22.   Sprint Showdown Runner-Up


23.   Sprint Fan Vote Winner

Sprint Showdown Preview

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By Jason Schultz



Sprint Showdown
The winner and the runner-up in the Sprint Showdown will advance to the Sprint All-Star Race later that night. Also the winner of the Sprint Fan Vote will advance to the All-Star Race.


Race Info


Date- Saturday May 19th, 2012


Location- Charlotte, North Carolina


Start Time- 7:30 PM EST


Distance- 2 20-Lap Segments


Broadcast TV- SPEED


Broadcast Radio- MRN


Weather Forecast 


High 76 F Low 56 F


Chance of rain- 10%


Partly Cloudy


Past Race Winners


2011- David Ragan


2010- Martin Truex Jr


2009- Sam Hornish Jr.


2008- A.J Allmendinger


2007- Martin Truex Jr.


Last Year’s Fan Vote Winner


2011- Dale Earnhardt Jr.


News & Notes


Martin Truex Jr. looking to win third Sprint Showdown


Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks to race his way into the All-Star Race


A.J Allmendinger looks for second showdown victory


Event Schedule


Showdown Practice 12:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED


Showdown Qualifying 5:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED


Sprint Showdown 7:00 PM EST Saturday on SPEED


Entry List via Nascar.com

HOMETOWN
SPONSOR
OWNER
1
Joplin, MO
Chevrolet
Bass Pro Shops / Allstate
Felix Sabates
10
Zephyrhills, FL
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
GEICO
Bob Germain
20
Middletown, CT
Toyota
The Home Depot
Joe Gibbs
22
Los Gatos, CA
Pennzoil
Walter Czarnecki
26
Riverside, CA
Ford
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
30
South Bend, IN
Toyota
Inception Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
CAT / BB&T
Richard Childress
33
Asheville, NC
Chevrolet
Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
36
La Porte, IN
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Allan Heinke
37
Port Tobacco, MD
Ford
Max Q Motorsports
Larry Gunselman
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
Front Row Motorsports
Brad Jenkins
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
Smithfield
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Kingsford
Tad Geschickter
56
Mayetta, NJ
Toyota
NAPA Auto Parts
Michael Waltrip
83
Cedar Rapids, IA
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
87
Lakeland, FL
Toyota
AMFMEnergy.com / Pellet & Wood Stoves
Andrea Nemechek
88
Kannapolis, NC
Chevrolet
Dale Jr. Foundation / National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King / Dr Pepper
Thomas Ueberall
19
Milwaukie, OR
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
95
Manteca, CA
Ford
Jordan’s Truck Sales
Bob Leavine
49
Phoenix, AZ
Toyota
JPO Absorbents / America Israel Racing
Jay Robinson