Advo Care 500 Preview

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Race Info

Date- Sunday September 2nd, 2012

Location- Atlanta, Georgia

Start time- 7:46 PM EST

Distance- 325 Laps, 500.5 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- PRN (goprn.com)Weather Forecast 

High 88 F Low 74 F

Chance of rain- 30%

Isolated Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners

2011- Jeff Gordon

2010- Tony Stewart

2009- Kasey Kahne

2008- Carl Edwards

2007- Jimmie Johnson

Notables yet to win AdvoCare 500

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Kyle Busch

Martin Truex Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr

News & Notes

Jeff Gordon looks to win second straight Atlanta race and earn the second wild card spot

Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano can all win and get into the second wild card spot

Kasey Kahne looks to win third race of 2012 and move into top ten in points and have bonus points heading into the chase

Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick need to run well to stay inside top ten. If Harvick falls out, he has no wins to back him up

Denny Hamlin looks to win back to back races

Biffle, Johnson, Earnhardt Jr and Kenseth all guaranteed themselves a Chase bid last week at Bristol and now Truex Jr, Bowyer and Keselowski all attempt to guarantee Chase bid this weekend at Atlanta

Biffle looks to hold points lead

Truex Jr and Harvick look to get first win of the season so they have bonus points going into the Chase

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks 

Group A- Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski

Group B- Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr, Kurt Busch

Group C- Trevor Bayne, Bobby Labonte

Event Schedule

Sprint Cup Practice 2:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Qualifying 6:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Practice 2:30 PM EST Saturday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Practice 5:30 PM EST Saturday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Race, AdvoCare 500, 6:30 PM EST Sunday on ESPN

Next Race- Federated Auto Parts 400 at the Richmond International Speedway Richmond, Virginia

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

HOMETOWN

SPONSOR

OWNER

1

Joplin, MO

Chevrolet

Bass Pro Shops

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

Roscoe, IL

Chevrolet

GoDaddy.com

Tommy Baldwin

11

Chesterfield, VA

Toyota

Sport Clips

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 / Manheim Auctions

Jack Roush

17

Cambridge, WI

Ford

Roush Fenway Racing “25 Winning Years”

John Henry

18

Las Vegas, NV

Toyota

Wrigley

Joe Gibbs

20

Middletown, CT

Toyota

Joe Gibbs

21

Knoxville, TN

Ford

Good Sam Club / Camping World

Glen Wood

22

Bryan, OH

Shell / Pennzoil

Walter Czarnecki

23

Bahama, NC

Chevrolet

North Texas Pipe

Robert Richardson

24

Pittsboro, IN

Chevrolet

DuPont

Rick Hendrick

26

Riverside, CA

Ford

MDS Transport

Jerry Freeze

27

Eau Claire, WI

Chevrolet

Quaker State / Menards

Richard Childress

29

Bakersfield, CA

Chevrolet

Rheem

Richard Childress

30

South Bend, IN

Toyota

Inception Motorsports

Kevin Buckler

31

South Boston, VA

Chevrolet

Caterpillar

Richard Childress

32

Reno, NV

Ford

Greensmoke

Jack Roush

33

Asheville, NC

Chevrolet

Little Joes 
Autos.com

Richard Childress

34

Unadilla, GA

Ford

Glory Foods

Bob Jenkins

36

Hartford, OH

Chevrolet

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Allan Heinke

37

Phoenix, AZ

Chevrolet

Gunselman Motorsports

Larry Gunselman

38

Riverside, CA

Ford

House / Autry

Brad Jenkins

39

South Bend, IN

Chevrolet

U.S. Army

Tony Stewart

42

Bogota, Colombia

Chevrolet

Target

Chip Ganassi

43

Tampa, FL

Ford

AdvoCare

Richard Petty

47

Corpus Christi, TX

Toyota

Kingsford

Tad Geschickter

48

El Cajon, CA

Chevrolet

Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools

Jeff Gordon

51

Las Vegas, NV

Chevrolet

HendrickCars.com

James Finch

55

Batesville, AR

Toyota

Aaron’s Dream Machine

Bill Jenkins

56

Mayetta, NJ

Toyota

NAPA Shocks

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 / 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

Subway

Jack Roush

119

Milwaukie, OR

Toyota

Plinker Tactical

Randy Humphrey

191

Peachtree City, GA

Chevrolet

Plinker Tactical

Mark Smith

195

Manteca, CA

Ford

Jordan Truck Sales

Bob Leavine

249

Long Beach, CA

Toyota

America Israel Racing

Jay Robinson

 

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