AAA Texas 500 Preview

Photo – Getty Images

By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Sunday November 4th, 2012

Location- Fort Worth, Texas

Start time- 3:16 PM EST/ 2:16 PM CT

Distance- 334 Laps, 501 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- PRN

Weather Forecast

High 70 F Low 51 F

Chance of rain- 10%

Partly Cloudy

 Past Race Winners

2011- Tony Stewart

2010- Denny Hamlin

2009- Kurt Busch

2008- Carl Edwards

2007- Jimmie Johnson

Notables yet to win the AAA Texas 500

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Clint Bowyer

Greg Biffle

Jeff Gordon

Kevin Harvick

Martin Truex Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr

News & Notes

Jimmie Johnson looks to hold slim points lead over Brad Keselowski

Clint Bowyer looks to have strong run and get in championship contention

Denny Hamlin all out for wins to get back in championship contention

Johnson looks for his second Chase win and his second consecutive victory

Tony Stewart looks to win the AAA Texas 500 for the second straight year

Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards look to upset Chasers by winning a Chase race

Brad Keselowski aims to regain championship point’s lead

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth

Group B- Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne

Group C- Sam Hornish Jr, Trevor Bayne

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 12:30 PM EST/ 11:30 AM CT Friday on SPEED

Cup Qualifying 4:30 PM EST/ 3:30 PM CT Friday on ESPN2

Cup Practice 3:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM CT Saturday on SPEED

Cup Practice 5:30 PM EST/ 4:30 PM CT Saturday on SPEED

Cup Race, AAA Texas 500, 2:00 PM EST/ 1:00 PM CT Sunday on ESPN

Next Race- AdvoCare 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN MAKE SPONSOR OWNER
1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet McDonald’s Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet HendrickCars.com / Great Clips Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Mac Tools Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Roscoe, IL Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Office J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Roush Fenway Racing John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota Snickers Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
21 Trevor Bayne Knoxville, TN Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Glen Wood
22 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan, OH Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
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 Quaker State / Menards Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Rheem / Menards Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 Ken Schrader Fenton, MO Ford Federated Auto Parts Jack Roush
33 Stephen Leicht* Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford CertainTeed / 31-W Insulation Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Allan Heinke
37 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet MaxQworkforce
.com
Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Long John Silver’s Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Quicken Loans Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Huggies Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Farmland Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Wounded Warrior Project Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s Jeff Gordon
51 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Chevrolet Phoenix Construction James Finch
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota Carlyle Tools by NAPA Michael Waltrip
78 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV 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 National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Aflac Jack Roush
119 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante Randy Humphrey
179 Kelly Bires Mauston, WI Ford United Supermarkets / Reload.biz Archie St Hilaire
191 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Toyota Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante Mark Smith
195 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Ford Jordan Truck Sales Bob Leavine

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