Quaker State 400 Preview

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By Jason Schultz


Race Info

Date- Saturday June 30th, 2012

Location- Sparta, Kentucky

Start time- 7:46 PM EST

Distance- 267 Laps, 400 Miles

Broadcast TV- TNT

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 102 F Low 74 F

Chance of rain- 10%

HOT! Partly Cloudy

Past Race Winners

2011- Kyle Busch

(Race has run only one year)

Notables yet to win Quaker State 400

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Tony Stewart

Greg Biffle

Jeff Gordon

Kevin Harvick

Ryan Newman

Jimmie Johnson

Dale Earnhardt Jr

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Kyle Busch looks to remain only Sprint Cup Winner at Kentucky

Clint Bowyer looks to win back-to-back races

Michael Waltrip is running a “Kentucky National Champions” paint scheme

Kenseth looks to move on from announcing leaving Roush at end-of-the-season and win Kentucky

Kenseth looks to remain point’s leader

Johnson looks to win on track he has never won on before

Kentucky traffic problems should be resolved

No expected sell-out this year

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Martin Truex Jr, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kasey Kahne, A.J Allmendinger

Group C- Aric Almirola, Michael Waltrip

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 11:30 AM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Practice 1:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Qualifying 5:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Race 6:30 PM EST Saturday on TNT

Next race- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Florida

Entry List via Nascar.com

HOMETOWN
SPONSOR
OWNER
1
Joplin, MO
Chevrolet
McDonald’s
Felix Sabates
2
Rochester Hills, MI
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
5
Enumclaw, WA
Chevrolet
Quaker State
Linda Hendrick
9
Launceston, Tasmania
Ford
Mac Tools
Richard Petty
10
Zephyrhills, FL
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
11
Chesterfield, VA
Toyota
FedEx Express
J D Gibbs
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
Valvoline NextGen
Bob Germain
14
Rushville, IN
Chevrolet
Office Depot / Mobil 1
Margaret Haas
15
Emporia, KS
Toyota
5-hour Energy
Rob Kauffman
16
Vancouver, WA
Ford
ARC
Jack Roush
17
Cambridge, WI
Ford
5th / 3rd
John Henry
18
Las Vegas, NV
Toyota
M&M’s Red, White & Blue
Joe Gibbs
20
Middletown, CT
Toyota
Dollar General
Joe Gibbs
22
Los Gatos, CA
Shell / Pennzoil
Walter Czarnecki
23
Bahama, NC
Chevrolet
North Texas Pipe
Robert Richardson
24
Pittsboro, IN
Chevrolet
Drive to End Hunger
Rick Hendrick
26
Riverside, CA
Ford
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
27
Eau Claire, WI
Chevrolet
Menards / Sylvania
Richard Childress
29
Bakersfield, CA
Chevrolet
Budweiser Folds of Honor
Richard Childress
30
South Bend, IN
Toyota
Inception Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
Caterpillar
Richard Childress
32
Fenton, MO
Ford
Federated Auto Parts
Jack Roush
33
Asheville, NC
Chevrolet
Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34
Unadilla, GA
Ford
TBA
Bob Jenkins
36
Hartford, OH
Chevrolet
SealWrap
Allan Heinke
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
Taco Bell
Brad Jenkins
39
South Bend, IN
Chevrolet
Tornados
Tony Stewart
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
Eckrich
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Scotts Products
Tad Geschickter
48
El Cajon, CA
Chevrolet
Lowe’s Dover White
Jeff Gordon
51
Las Vegas, NV
Chevrolet
Phoenix Construction Services
James Finch
52
Susanville, CA
Toyota
CrusaderStaff
ing.com
Kelly Owen
55
Owensboro, KY
Toyota
Aaron’s Dream Machine
Bill Jenkins
56
Mayetta, NJ
Toyota
NAPA Auto Parts
Michael Waltrip
74
Grit, VA
Toyota
Turn One Racing
Vickie Compton
78
Cato, NY
Chevrolet
Furniture Row
Barney Visser
83
Cedar Rapids, IA
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
87
Lakeland, FL
Toyota
AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves
Andrea Nemechek
88
Kannapolis, NC
Chevrolet
Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
98
Phoenix, AZ
Ford
Phil Parsons Racing
Mike Curb
99
Columbia, MO
Ford
UPS
Jack Roush
119
Milwaukie, OR
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
195
Manteca, CA
Ford
Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
249
Phoenix, AZ
Toyota
America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents
Jay Robinson

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