NSCS: Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview

By Jason Schultz

Photo – Getty Images

Race Info

Date- Sunday November 18, 2012

Location- Miami, Florida

Start time- 3:16 PM EST

Distance- 267 Laps, 400.5 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 78 F Low 60 F

Chance of rain- 20%

Mostly Sunny

Past Race Winners

2011- Tony Stewart

2010- Carl Edwards

2009- Denny Hamlin

2008- Carl Edwards

2007- Matt Kenseth

Notables yet to win the Ford EcoBoost 400

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Clint Bowyer

Jeff Gordon

Kevin Harvick

Jimmie Johnson

Martin Truex Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr

News & Notes

Brad Keselowski looks to hold off Jimmie Johnson and win his first championship

This is the 2012 season finale for the Sprint Cup Series

Jimmie Johnson looks to rebound from accident last week and win his sixth championship

Clint Bowyer may give some pay-back to Jeff Gordon for intentionally wrecking him last week at Phoenix

Brad Keselowski needs to finish 15th or better to win the championship

Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards look to upset Chasers with win in Chase finale

Kevin Harvick looks to win his second straight race

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson

Group B- Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr

Group C- Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola

Event Schedule

Cup Series Practice 1:30 PM EST Friday on ESPN2

Cup Series Qualifying 6:00 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Series Practice 1:00 PM EST Saturday (Not televised)

Cup Series Practice 3:00 PM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Series Race, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2:00 PM EST Sunday on ESPN

Entry List via Nascar.com

CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN MAKE SPONSOR OWNER
1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
6 Ricky Stenhouse   Jr. Olive Branch, MS Ford Fifth Third Bank John Henry
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Black & Decker Richard Petty
10 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet TMone.com Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Express 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 Best Buy 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 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 DuPont Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / Duracell 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 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 Barrett-Jackson Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Florida Lottery Allan Heinke
37 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet C&C Audio Video & Appliance, Inc. Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Long John Silver’s Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet U.S. Army Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Smithfield Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Clorox Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s 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 National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew 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 Randy Humphrey
179 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Toyota United Supermarkets Archie St. Hilaire
191 Jason Leffler Long Beach, CA Toyota Plinker Tactical Mark Smith
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