Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview

 
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By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Saturday September 8th, 2012

Location- Richmond, Virginia

Start time- 7:43 PM EST

Distance- 400 Laps, 300 Miles

Broadcast TV- ABC

Broadcast Radio- MRN 

Weather Forecast

High 89 F Low 60 F

Chance of rain- 50%

PM Thunder Storms

Past Race Winners

2011- Kevin Harvick

2010- Denny Hamlin

2009- Denny Hamlin

2008- Jimmie Johnson

2007- Jimmie Johnson

Notables yet to win the Federated Auto Parts 400

Brad Keselowski

Greg Biffle

Kyle Busch

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

This is the final race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup

Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr look for their first wins of the season so they can have bonus points going into the Chase

Tony Stewart is currently the only driver inside the top ten in points who is not locked into the Chase, he is guaranteed a Chase bid however

Kasey Kahne looks to keep hold of the No.1 Wild Card Spot

Carl Edwards needs to win the race and other drives need have difficulties for Edwards’s to make the Chase

Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano all need to win to make the Chase

If Kyle Busch finishes inside the top ten he should be in the Chase. Busch can also win and make the Chase

Jeff Gordon needs to win or Kyle Busch needs to have difficulties for Gordon to make the Chase

Denny Hamlin looks to win three races in a row

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick

Group B- Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne

Group C- Aric Almirola, Bobby Labonte

Event Schedule

Sprint Cup Practice 12:00 PM EST Friday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Practice 2:30 PM EST Friday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Qualifying 5:30 PM EST Friday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Race, Federated Auto Parts 400, 7:00 PM EST on ABC

Next Race- GIECO 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

HOMETOWN

SPONSOR

OWNER

0

Mark Green

Owensboro, KY

Toyota

Blue Ox

Steven Scharr

1

Joplin, MO

Chevrolet

Bass Pro Shops / Allstate

Felix Sabates

2

Rochester Hills, MI

Miller Lite

Roger Penske

5

Enumclaw, WA

Chevrolet

Quaker State

Linda Hendrick

9

Launceston, Tasmania

Ford

Mac Tools

Richard Petty

10

Zephyrhills, FL

Chevrolet

TMone.com

Tommy Baldwin

11

Chesterfield, VA

Toyota

FedEx Express

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 / Owens-Minor

Jack Roush

17

Cambridge, WI

Ford

Best Buy

John Henry

18

Las Vegas, NV

Toyota

M&M’s

Joe Gibbs

20

Middletown, CT

Toyota

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

Ford

MDS Transport

Jerry Freeze

27

Eau Claire, WI

Chevrolet

Menards / Moen

Richard Childress

29

Bakersfield, CA

Chevrolet

Budweiser

Richard Childress

30

South Bend, IN

Toyota

Inception Motorsports

Kevin Buckler

31

South Boston, VA

Chevrolet

Caterpillar

Richard Childress

32

Fenton, MO

Ford

Federated Auto Parts

Jack Roush

33

Asheville, NC

Chevrolet

Little Joes 
Autos.com

Richard Childress

34

Unadilla, GA

Ford

Taco Bell

Bob Jenkins

36

Hartford, OH

Chevrolet

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Allan Heinke

37

Phoenix, AZ

Chevrolet

MaxQworkforce
.com

Larry Gunselman

38

Riverside, CA

Ford

Mossy Oak / Pursuit Channel

Brad Jenkins

39

South Bend, IN

Chevrolet

Quicken Loans

Tony Stewart

42

Bogota, Colombia

Chevrolet

Target

Chip Ganassi

43

Tampa, FL

Ford

Smithfield

Richard Petty

47

Corpus Christi, TX

Toyota

Bush’s Baked Beans

Tad Geschickter

48

El Cajon, CA

Chevrolet

Lowe’s

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 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

Phoenix, AZ

Ford

Phil Parsons Racing

Mike Curb

99

Columbia, MO

Ford

Kellogg’s

Jack Roush

119

Milwaukie, OR

Toyota

Plinker Tactical

Randy Humphrey

191

Peachtree City, GA

Chevrolet

Plinker Tactical

Mark Smith

 

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