Quicken Loans 400 Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info
Date- Sunday June 17th, 2012
Location- Brooklyn, Michigan
Start Time- 1:19 PM EST
Distance- 200 Laps, 400 Miles
Broadcast TV- TNT
Broadcast Radio- MRN
Weather Forecast
High 84 F Low 69 F
Chance of rain- 40%
Scattered Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners
2011- Denny Hamlin
2010- Denny Hamlin
2009- Mark Martin
2008- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2007- Carl Edwards
Notables yet to win Quicken Loans 400
Brad Keselowski
Clint Bowyer
Kyle Busch
Joey Logano
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
Martin Truex Jr.
News & Notes
This is the first race on the new pavement
Record speeds expected
Joey Logano looks to win back-to-back races
Biffle looks to regain point’s lead
Kenseth looks to maintain point’s lead
Dale Earnhardt Jr looks for first win in four years; last win came in this race in 2008
Kyle Busch looks for a good run after two straight blown engines
Denny Hamlin looks for third straight win in this race
Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks
Group A- Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin
Group B- Ryan Newman, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr, A.J Allmendinger
Group C- Austin Dillon, Aric Almirola
Event Schedule
Cup Practice 12:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Cup Practice 3:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Cup Qualifying 1:00 PM EST Saturday on SPEED
Cup Race 12:00 PM EST Sunday on TNT
Next race- Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, California
Entry List via Jayski.com
Car#
Driver
Manu
Sponsor
Owner
1
1
Jamie McMurray
Chevy
McDonald’s
Felix Sabates
2
2
Brad Keselowski
Dodge
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
3
5
Kasey Kahne
Chevy
Farmers Insurance
Linda Hendrick
4
9
Marcos Ambrose
Ford
Stanley
Richard Petty
5
10
Tony Raines in
for David Reutimann
Chevy
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
6
11
Denny Hamlin
Toyota
FedEx Office
J D Gibbs
7
13
Casey Mears
Ford
Valvoline NEXTGEN
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
3M – Salute to American Heroes
Jack Roush
11
17
Matt Kenseth
Ford
Ford EcoBoost
John Henry
12
18
Kyle Busch
Toyota
Snickers Peanut Butter Squared
Joe Gibbs
13
19
Mike Bliss (i)
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
14
20
Joey Logano
Toyota
Home Depot
Joe Gibbs
15
21
Trevor Bayne
Ford
Motorcraft / Quick Lane
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
Dupont
Rick Hendrick
19
26
Josh Wise #
Ford
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
20
27
Paul Menard
Chevy
Menards – Duracell
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
Caterpillar / NASCAR Unites
Richard Childress
24
32
Ken Schrader
Ford
Federated Auto Parts
Jack Roush
25
33
Austin Dillon(i)
Chevy
American Ethanol
Richard Childress
26
34
David Ragan
Ford
TBA
Bob Jenkins
27
36
Dave Blaney
Chevy
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Allen Heinke
28
38
David Gilliland
Ford
Long John Silver’s
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
Medallion Financial
Richard Petty
32
47
Bobby Labonte
Toyota
Charter
Tad Geschickter
33
48
Jimmie Johnson
Chevy
Lowe’s
Jeff Gordon
34
49
J.J. Yeley
Toyota
American Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents
Jay Robinson
35
51
Kurt Busch
Chevy
Phoenix Construction
James Finch
36
55
Mark Martin
Toyota
Aaron’s Dream Machine
Bill Jenkins
37
56
Martin Truex Jr.
Toyota
NAPA Auto Parts
Michael Waltrip
38
74
Stacy Compton
Chevy
Turn One Racing
Vickie Compton
39
78
Regan Smith
Chevy
Furniture Row
Barney Vissar
40
83
Landon Cassill
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
41
87
Joe Nemechek (i)
Toyota
AM FM Energy
Andrea Nemechek
42
88
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Chevy
Diet Mt. Dew / The Dark Knight Rises
Rick Hendrick
43
93
Travis Kvapil
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
44
98
Michael McDowell
Ford
Phil Parsons Racing
Mike Curb
45
99
Carl Edwards
Ford
Fastenal
Jack Roush


RED = needs to get in on speed, not Top 35 2012 Owners Points
BLUE = not Top 35 2012 Owners Points but has a Champions Provisional Available
PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd…and so on if more
# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
(i) = driver not running for 2012 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points
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