Pennsylvania 400 Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info
Date- Sunday August 5th, 2012
Location- Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Start time- 1:19 PM EST
Distance- 160 Laps, 400 Miles
Broadcast TV- ESPN
Broadcast Radio- MRN
Weather Forecast
High 79 F Low 68 F
Chance of rain- 30%
Isolated Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners
2011- Brad Keselowski
2010- Greg Biffle
2009- Denny Hamlin
2008- Carl Edwards
2007- Kurt Busch
Notables yet to win Pennsylvania 400
Kasey Kahne
Tony Stewart
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Martin Truex Jr
Dale Earnhardt Jr
News & Notes
Jimmie Johnson looks to win fourth race of the season
Joey Logano looks to sweep both Pocono races with a win Sunday
Mark Martin looks for redemption after getting passed late in the race at Pocono in June
Newman, Logano could win and move into second wild card spot
If Kyle Busch wins, he will become the holder of the first wild card spot
Edwards, Gordon look to win to get in Wild Card contention and save their seasons
Brad Keselowski looks to win second straight August Pocono race
Dale Earnhardt Jr looks to maintain point’s lead
Kenseth looks to rebound after crash last week
My Fantasy Racing Picks
Group A- Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski
Group B- Mark Martin, Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch
Group C- Sam Hornish Jr, Aric Almirola
Event Schedule
Cup Series Practice 12:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Cup Series Practice 3:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Cup Series Qualifying 10:30 AM EST Saturday on ESPN2
Cup Series Race 12:00 PM EST Sunday on ESPN
Next Race– Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen, Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York
Entry List via Nascar.com
HOMETOWN
SPONSOR
OWNER
1
Joplin, MO
Chevrolet
Bass Pro Shops / Allstate
Felix Sabates
2
Rochester Hills, MI
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
5
Enumclaw, WA
Chevrolet
Farmers Insurance
Linda Hendrick
9
Launceston, Tasmania
Ford
Stanley
Richard Petty
10
Zephyrhills, FL
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
11
Chesterfield, VA
Toyota
FedEx Ground
J D Gibbs
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
GEICO
Bob Germain
14
Rushville, IN
Chevrolet
Office Depot “Back to School”
Margaret Haas
15
Emporia, KS
Toyota
5-hour Energy
Rob Kauffman
16
Vancouver, WA
Ford
3M
Jack Roush
17
Cambridge, WI
Ford
Roush Fenway Racing
John Henry
18
Las Vegas, NV
Toyota
M&M’s
Joe Gibbs
20
Middletown, CT
Toyota
The Home Depot
Joe Gibbs
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
Chevrolet
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
27
Eau Claire, WI
Chevrolet
Menards / Serta
Richard Childress
29
Bakersfield, CA
Chevrolet
Budweiser
Richard Childress
30
South Bend, IN
Toyota
Inception Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
Enersys
Richard Childress
32
John Wes Townley
Watkinsville, GA
Ford
Zaxby’s
Frank Stoddard
33
Asheville, NC
Chevrolet
Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34
Unadilla, GA
Ford
Taco Bell
Bob Jenkins
36
La Porte, IN
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Allan Heinke
37
Phoenix, AZ
Chevrolet
Gunselman Motorsports
Larry Gunselman
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
ModSpace
Brad Jenkins
39
South Bend, IN
Chevrolet
Haas Automation
Tony Stewart
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
Automotive Lift Institute
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Scott Products
Tad Geschickter
48
El Cajon, CA
Chevrolet
Lowe’s
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
Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King
Thomas Ueberall
98
Susanville, CA
Ford
TRAQM.com
Mike Curb
99
Columbia, MO
Ford
Fastenal
Jack Roush
119
Milwaukie, OR
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
191
Peachtree City, GA
Ford
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey

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