Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 Preview

Photo – ESPN

Race Info

Date- Sunday October 7th, 2012

Location- Talladega, Alabama

Start time- 2:20 PM EST

Distance- 188 Laps, 500.08 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 67 F Low 43 F

Partly Cloudy

Chance of rain- 10%

Past Race Winners

2011- Clint Bowyer

2010- Clint Bowyer

2009- Jamie McMurray

2008- Tony Stewart

2007- Jeff Gordon

Notables yet to win the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Denny Hamlin

Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Kyle Busch

Jimmie Johnson

Martin Truex Jr

News & Notes

Clint Bowyer looks to win his third straight Talladega October Race

Brad Keselowski looks to maintain his points lead and win his third race of the Chase

Denny Hamlin looks to rebound after he had to pit late in the race from the lead in Dover

Jimmie Johnson looks to get back to the top in the points standings

Brad Keselowski looks to sweep the 2012 Talladega Races

Jeff Burton looks for redemption after getting passed on the last lap last October in Talladega

The big wreck that is inevitable to happen at Talladega could change the game for some Chasers

Jeff Gordon looks for his third straight top three finish

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth

Group B- Dale Earnhardt Jr, Paul Menard, Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray

Group C- Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola

Event Schedule

Cup Series Practice 2:30 PM EST/ 1:30 PM CT Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 4:00 PM EST/ 3:00 PM CT Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Qualifying 12:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM CT Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Race, Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, 1:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM CT Sunday on ESPN

Next Race- Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, North Carolina

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Allstate Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet HendrickCars.com Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Dewalt Richard Petty
10 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet CVP@TMone.com Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Freight J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-Hour Energy Benefiting AvonFoundation for Women Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Ford Ecoboost / National Breast Cancer Foundation John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
21 Trevor Bayne Knoxville, TN Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane / Warriors in Pink Glen Wood
22 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan, OH Dodge SKF Walter Czarnecki
23 Robert Richardson Jr. McKinney, TX Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson, Sr
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / CertainTeed Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Budweiser Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 Terry Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Ford C&J Energy Jack Roush
33 Cole Whitt Alpine, CA Chevrolet Little Joes
Autos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford MHP / 8 Hour Alert Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Golden Corral Allan Heinke
37 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Ford Gunselman Motorsports Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet U.S. Army Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target / Gillette Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Gwaltney Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Scott / Kingsford / Bush Beans Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Phoenix Construction James Finch
55 Michael Waltrip Owensboro, KY Toyota Charlie Loudermilk Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
97 Timmy Hill Port Tobacco, MD Toyota Nemechek Racing Andrea Nemechek
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford K-Love / Curb Records Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Subway Jack Roush

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