Crown Royal Presents The Curtiss Shaver 400 Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info
Date- Sunday July 29th, 2012
Location- Indianapolis, Indiana
Start time- 1:19 PM EST
Distance- 160 Laps, 400 Miles
Broadcast TV- ESPN                      

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast
High 89 F Low 69 F
Chance of rain- 10%
Partly Cloudy
Past Race Winners
2011- Paul Menard
2010- Jamie McMurray
2009- Jimmie Johnson
2008- Jimmie Johnson
2007- Tony Stewart
Notables yet to win Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400
Brad Keselowski
Kasey Kahne
Denny Hamlin
Greg Biffle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Jeff Burton
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Carl Edwards
News & Notes
Menard looks to win back to back races at the Brickyard
This race kicks off ESPN’s Sprint Cup Series coverage
After an off-week the wild card race heats up again
Kenseth looks to keep points lead
Kahne looks to win back to back races
Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman look to win and get second wild card position
Johnson looks to win fourth race at the Brickyard
Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks
Group A- Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch
Group B- Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin
Group C- Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola
Event Schedule
8:30 AM EST Sprint Cup Practice (On TV at 9:30 AM EST on SPEED)
10:30 AM EST Sprint Cup Practice on ESPN2
2:00 PM EST Sprint Cup Qualifying on ESPN
12:00 PM EST Sprint Cup Race, Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard on ESPN

Next race – Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Entry list via Nascar.com

HOMETOWN
SPONSOR
OWNER
1
Joplin, MO
Chevrolet
Bass Pro Shops
Felix Sabates
2
Rochester Hills, MI
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
5
Enumclaw, WA
Chevrolet
Farmers Insurance
Linda Hendrick
9
Launceston, Tasmania
Ford
DEWALT
Richard Petty
10
Zephyrhills, FL
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
11
Chesterfield, VA
Toyota
FedEx Express
J D Gibbs
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
GEICO
Bob Germain
14
Rushville, IN
Chevrolet
Mobil 1 / Office Depot
Margaret Haas
15
Emporia, KS
Toyota
5-hour Energy
Rob Kauffman
16
Vancouver, WA
Ford
3M
Jack Roush
17
Cambridge, WI
Ford
Fifth Third Bank
John Henry
18
Las Vegas, NV
Toyota
M&M’s
Joe Gibbs
20
Middletown, CT
Toyota
Dollar General
Joe Gibbs
21
Knoxville, TN
Ford
Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center
Glen Wood
22
Bryan, OH
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
Taco Bell
Jerry Freeze
27
Eau Claire, WI
Chevrolet
Menards / Nibco
Richard Childress
29
Bakersfield, CA
Chevrolet
Jimmy Johns
Richard Childress
30
South Bend, IN
Toyota
Inception Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
Rain-X
Richard Childress
32
Fenton, MO
Ford
TBA
Jack Roush
33
Asheville, NC
Chevrolet
Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34
Unadilla, GA
Ford
Scorpion Truck Bed Liners
Bob Jenkins
36
Hartford, OH
Chevrolet
SealWrap
Allan Heinke
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
Big Machine Records
Brad Jenkins
39
South Bend, IN
Chevrolet
Quicken Loans
Tony Stewart
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
Eckrich
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Scott Products
Tad Geschickter
48
El Cajon, CA
Chevrolet
Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools
Jeff Gordon
51
Las Vegas, NV
Chevrolet
Phoenix Construction Services
James Finch
55
Batesville, AR
Toyota
Aaron’s Dream Machine
Bill Jenkins
56
Mayetta, NJ
Toyota
NAPA Auto Parts
Michael Waltrip
78
Cato, NY
Chevrolet
Furniture Row / Farm American
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
AMP Energy / National Guard
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
98
Phoenix, AZ
Ford
K-Love / Curb Records
Mike Curb
99
Columbia, MO
Ford
Fastenal
Jack Roush
19
Milwaukie, OR
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
79
Susanville, CA
Ford
BBI / Team Kyle
Archie St Hilaire
91
Peachtree City, GA
Ford
TBA
Randy Humphrey
95
Manteca, CA
Ford
Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
49
TBA
No Home Town
Toyota
TBA
Jay Robinson

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