Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info
Date- Sunday August 12th, 2012
Location- Watkins Glen, New York
Start time- 1:18 PM EST
Distance- 90 Laps, 220.5 Miles
Broadcast TV- ESPN
Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast
High 78 F Low 57 F
Chance of rain- 10%
Partly Cloudy
Past Race Winners
2011- Marcos Ambrose
2010- Juan Pablo Montoya
2009- Tony Stewart
2008- Kyle Busch
2007- Tony Stewart
Notables yet to win the Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen
Brad Keselowski
Kasey Kahne
Denny Hamlin
Clint Bowyer
Greg Biffle
Matt Kenseth
Kevin Harvick
Jimmie Johnson
Dale Earnhardt Jr
Carl Edwards
News & Notes
Marcos Ambrose looks to win second consecutive Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen
Tony Stewart looks to win his sixth race at Watkins Glen
This is the final road course race of the season
Clint Bowyer looks to sweep the races at road courses in 2012
This is the only track where drivers turn right into turn one instead of left
This is one of five tracks Jimmie Johnson has never won at
Dale Earnhardt Jr looks to maintain his point’s lead
The only road course “ringer” in the field is Boris Said
Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks  
Group A- Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski
Group B- Marcos Ambrose, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kurt Busch
Group C- Brian Vickers, Aric Almirola
Event Schedule
Sprint Cup Series Practice 12:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Sprint Cup Series Practice 4:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying 11:30 AM EST Saturday on ESPN2
Sprint Cup Series Race, the Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen, 12:00 PM EST Sunday on ESPN
Next Race- Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan
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
Linda Hendrick
9
Launceston, Tasmania
Ford
Stanley
Richard Petty
10
Phoenix, AZ
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
11
Chesterfield, VA
Toyota
FedEx Freight
J D Gibbs
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
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
3M
Jack Roush
17
Cambridge, WI
Ford
Ford EcoBoost
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
24
Pittsboro, IN
Chevrolet
Drive to End Hunger
Rick Hendrick
26
Riverside, CA
Ford
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
27
Eau Claire, WI
Chevrolet
Menards / Rheem
Richard Childress
29
Bakersfield, CA
Chevrolet
Budweiser
Richard Childress
30
Patrick Long
Thousand Oaks, CA
Toyota
TRG Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
Caterpillar
Richard Childress
32
Carlsbad, CA
Ford
HendrickCars.com
Jack Roush
33
Asheville, NC
Chevrolet
Little Joes 
Autos.com
Richard Childress
34
Unadilla, GA
Ford
Scorpion Truck Bed Liners
Bob Jenkins
36
Hartford, OH
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Allan Heinke
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
ModSpace
Brad Jenkins
39
South Bend, IN
Chevrolet
U.S. Army
Tony Stewart
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
Smithfield
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Miller Welders Freightliner
Tad Geschickter
48
El Cajon, CA
Chevrolet
Lowe’s Cortez Silver
Jeff Gordon
51
Las Vegas, NV
Chevrolet
Phoenix Construction Services
James Finch
55
Thomasville, NC
Toyota
My Classic Garage
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 / Dr Pepper
Thomas Ueberall
87
Lakeland, FL
Toyota
Genny Light
Andrea Nemechek
88
Kannapolis, NC
Chevrolet
National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King / Dr Pepper
Thomas Ueberall
98
Phoenix, AZ
Ford
Phil Parsons Racing
Mike Curb
99
Columbia, MO
Ford
Fastenal
Jack Roush
119
Milwaukie, OR
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
195
Manteca, CA
Ford
Leavine Family Racing
Bob Leavine
249
Long Beach, CA
Toyota
America Israel Racing
Jay Robinson
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