Coca Cola 600 Preview

Photo –  Getty Images

By Jason Schultz


Race Info

Date- Sunday May 27th, 2012

Location- Concord, North Carolina

Start Time- 6:19 PM EST

Distance- 400 Laps, 600 Miles

Broadcast TV- FOX

Broadcast Radio- PRN (prn.com)

Weather Forecast

High-83 F Low- 69

Chance of rain- 10%

Partly Cloudy

Past Race Winners

2011- Kevin Harvick

2010- Kurt Busch

2009- David Reutimann

2008- Kasey Kahne

2007- Casey Mears

Notables yet to win Coca Cola 600

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Tony Stewart

Greg Biffle

Kyle Busch

Ryan Newman

Martin Truex Jr.

Mark Martin

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Jimmie Johnson looks for third win in as many weeks

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks for revenge after coming up one turn short last year

Jeff Gordon looks to rebound his season

Kevin Harvick looks for second straight Coca Cola 600 win

Many drivers to run patriotic themed paint schemes in honor of Memorial Day Weekend

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon

Group B- Martin Truex Jr, Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Regan Smith

Group C- Casey Mears, Bobby Labonte

Event Schedule

*One practice is over*

Cup Qualifying 7:00 PM EST Thursday on SPEED

Cup Practice 10:00 AM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Practice 1:00 PM EST Saturday on SPEED

Race 5:30 PM EST Sunday on FOX

Next race- FedEx benefiting Autism Speaks 400 at Dover Speedway Dover, Delaware

Entry List via Jayski.com

Car#
Driver
Manu
Sponsor
Owner
1
1
Jamie McMurray
Chevy
Bass Pro Shops / Artic Cat
Felix Sabates
2
2
Brad Keselowski
Dodge
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
3
5
Kasey Kahne
Chevy
Quaker State
Linda Hendrick
4
9
Marcos Ambrose
Ford
DeWalt
Richard Petty
5
10
Danica Patrick
Chevy
GoDaddy.com
Tommy Baldwin
6
11
Denny Hamlin
Toyota
FedEx Ground
J D Gibbs
7
13
Casey Mears
Ford
GEICO
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
Fastenal / NASCAR Unites
Jack Roush
11
17
Matt Kenseth
Ford
Fastenal / NASCAR Unites
John Henry
12
18
Kyle Busch
Toyota
M&M’s Red-White-Blue
Joe Gibbs
13
19
Mike Bliss (i)
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
14
20
Joey Logano
Toyota
Dollar General
Joe Gibbs
15
21
Trevor Bayne (i)
Ford
Motorcraft / Quick Lane / DAV
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
Drive to End Hunger
Rick Hendrick
19
26
Josh Wise #
Ford
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
20
27
Paul Menard
Chevy
Menards / Serta
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
Wheaties
Richard Childress
24
32
T.J. Bell (i)
Ford
Green Smoke
Jack Roush
25
33
Stephen Leicht #
Chevy
Little Joe’s Autos
Richard Childress
26
34
David Ragan
Ford
Al’s Liners / Scorpion Coatings
Bob Jenkins
27
36
Dave Blaney
Chevy
SealWrap
Allen Heinke
28
38
David Gilliland
Ford
Mod Space
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
U.S. Air Force
Richard Petty
32
47
Bobby Labonte
Toyota
Kingsford / NASCAR Unites
Tad Geschickter
33
48
Jimmie Johnson
Chevy
Lowe’s Patriotic
Jeff Gordon
34
49
J.J. Yeley
Toyota
JPO Absorbents
Jay Robinson
35
51
Kurt Busch
Chevy
Phoenix Construction
James Finch
36
55
Mark Martin
Toyota
Aaron’s Armed Forces Foundation
Bill Jenkins
37
56
Martin Truex Jr.
Toyota
NAPA Auto Parts / NASCAR Unites
Michael Waltrip
38
73
David Reutimann
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
39
74
Cole Whitt (i)
Chevy
Turn One Racing
Vickie Compton
40
78
Regan Smith
Chevy
Furniture Row
Barney Vissar
41
83
Landon Cassill
Toyota
Burger King Real Fruit Smoothies
Thomas Ueberall
42
87
Joe Nemechek (i)
Toyota
AM FM Energy
Andrea Nemechek
43
88
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Chevy
National Guard / NASCAR Unites
Rick Hendrick
44
93
Travis Kvapil
Toyota
Burger King – Dr Pepper
Thomas Ueberall
45
95
Scott Speed
Ford
Jordon’s Truck Sales (JTS)
Bob Leavine
46
98
Michael McDowell
Ford
Presgyterian Healthcare
Mike Curb
47
99
Carl Edwards
Ford
Fastenal / NASCAR Unites
Jack Roush

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s