AdvoCare 500 Preview

Photo – Getty Images

By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Sunday November 11th, 2012

Location- Phoenix, Arizona

Start time- 3:15 PM EST/ 1:15 PM MT

Distance- 312 Miles, 312 Laps

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 63 F Low 46 F

Chance of rain- 0%

Sunny

Past Race Winners

2011- Kasey Kahne

2010- Carl Edwards

2009- Jimmie Johnson

2008- Jimmie Johnson

2007- Jimmie Johnson

Notables yet to win the AdvoCare 500

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Clint Bowyer

Greg Biffle

Jeff Gordon

Martin Truex Jr

News & Notes

This is the second to last race of the 2012 season

Jimmie Johnson looks for his third straight win

Brad Keselowski looks to gain ground on Johnson before the season finale at Homestead-Miami

Clint Bowyer needs to win the race to be eligible for the championship in Homestead-Miami

Johnson looks to pull away from Keselowski and be that much closer to his sixth championship

Kyle Busch looks to keep his hot-streak of finishes going

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr

Group C- Aric Almirola, Sam Hornish Jr

Event Schedule

Cup Series Practice 2:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM MT Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Qualifying 6:00 PM EST/ 4:00 PM MT Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 11:30 AM EST/ 9:30 AM MT Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 2:30 PM EST/ 12:30 PM MT Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Race, AdvoCare 500, 2:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM MT Sunday on ESPN

Next Race– (Season finale) Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway Miami, Florida

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 Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Black & Decker Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Roscoe, IL Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Ground 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 Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford Filtrete Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Ford EcoBoost John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
22 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan, OH Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet DuPont Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / Rheem 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 Timmy Hill Port Tobacco, MD Ford U.S. Chrome / TMone Frank Stoddard
33 Stephen Leicht* Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Barrett-Jackson Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Accell Construction Allan Heinke
37 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet MaxQworkforce
.com
Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Loan Mart Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Quicken Loans Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Farmland Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Vektor Vodka Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
51 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Phoenix Construction James Finch
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
78 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Furniture Row Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM-FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves / aloft hotel tempe Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt   Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Fastenal Jack Roush
119 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Plinker Tactical / Value Place Randy Humphrey
144 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Ford No Label Watcher Johnathan Cohen
191 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Toyota Plinker Tactical / Value Place Mark Smith
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