Coke Zero 400 Preview

3-D logo in grass from 2011 Coke Zero 400 
Photo- Getty Images

By Jason Schultz


Race Info
Date- Saturday July 7th, 2012
Location- Daytona Beach, Florida
Start Time- 7:49 PM EST
Distance- 160 Laps, 400 Miles
Broadcast TV- TNT
Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast
High- 90 F Low- 73 F
Chance of rain-30%
Isolated Thunder Storms
Past Race Winners
2011- David Ragan
2010- Kevin Harvick
2009- Tony Stewart
2008- Kyle Busch
2007- Jamie McMurray
Notables yet to win Coke Zero 400
Brad Keselowski
Kasey Kahne
Denny Hamlin
Matt Kenseth
Joey Logano
Ryan Newman
Jimmie Johnson
Carl Edwards
News & Notes
Brad Keselowski looks to win fourth race of the season
Kenseth looks to keep points lead
David Ragan looks to win second straight July Daytona Race
Kenseth looks to sweep 2012 Daytona races
Newman, Kahne, Logano look to break tie and secure second wild card spot
Jeff Gordon looks to get first win of the season
Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks
Group A- Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards
Group B- Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jamie McMurray, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard
Group C- Trevor Bayne, Michel Waltrip
Event Schedule
Cup Practice 4:00 PM EST Thursday on SPEED
Cup Practice 6:30 PM EST Thursday on SPEED
Cup Qualifying 4:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Cup Race 6:30 PM EST Saturday on TNT/ Tru TV
Next race- LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, New Hampshire
Entry list via Nascar.com
HOMETOWN
SPONSOR
OWNER
1
Joplin, MO
Chevrolet
Bass Pro Shops / NRA Museum
Felix Sabates
2
Rochester Hills, MI
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
5
Enumclaw, WA
Chevrolet
HendrickCars.com
Linda Hendrick
9
Launceston, Tasmania
Ford
DEWALT
Richard Petty
10
Zephyrhills, FL
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
11
Chesterfield, VA
Toyota
FedEx Office
J D Gibbs
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
GEICO
Bob Germain
14
Rushville, IN
Chevrolet
Mobil 1
Margaret Haas
15
Emporia, KS
Toyota
5-hour Energy
Rob Kauffman
16
Vancouver, WA
Ford
3M
Jack Roush
17
Cambridge, WI
Ford
Zest
John Henry
18
Las Vegas, NV
Toyota
Interstate Batteries
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
Walter Czarnecki
23
McKinney, TX
Toyota
North Texas Pipe
Robert Richardson, Sr
24
Pittsboro, IN
Chevrolet
Pepsi Max
Rick Hendrick
26
Riverside, CA
Ford
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
27
Eau Claire, WI
Chevrolet
Quaker State / Menards
Richard Childress
29
Bakersfield, CA
Chevrolet
Budweiser Folds of Honor.org / Rheem
Richard Childress
30
South Bend, IN
Toyota
Stock Car Steel and Aluminum
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
Wheaties
Richard Childress
32
Corpus Christi, TX
Ford
C&J Energy
Jack Roush
33
Asheville, NC
Chevrolet
Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34
Unadilla, GA
Ford
MHP / 8 Hour Alert
Bob Jenkins
36
Hartford, OH
Chevrolet
Golden Corral
Allan Heinke
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
Glory Foods
Brad Jenkins
39
South Bend, IN
Chevrolet
Aspen Dental
Tony Stewart
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
U.S. Air Force
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Kingsford
Tad Geschickter
48
El Cajon, CA
Chevrolet
Lowe’s
Jeff Gordon
50
Dawsonville, GA
Chevrolet
Walmart
Steve Turner
51
Las Vegas, NV
Chevrolet
Phoenix Construction Services
James Finch
55
Owensboro, KY
Toyota
Aaron’s Dream Machine
Bill Jenkins
56
Mayetta, NJ
Toyota
NAPA Batteries
Michael Waltrip
78
Cato, NY
Chevrolet
Furniture Row / Farm American
Barney Visser
83
Cedar Rapids, IA
Toyota
Burger King / Dr Pepper
Thomas Ueberall
87
Lakeland, FL
Toyota
AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves
Andrea Nemechek
88
Kannapolis, NC
Chevrolet
National Guard ‘An American Salute’ / Diet Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
98
Milwaukie, OR
Ford
Phil Parsons Racing
Mike Curb
99
Columbia, MO
Ford
Subway
Jack Roush
49
Phoenix, AZ
Toyota
Jay Robinson Inc.
Jay Robinson
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