GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Preview

Stewart wins first race of the 2011 Chase at Chicagoland
Photo – NASCAR.com

By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Sunday September 16th, 2012

Location- Joliet, Illinois

Start time- 2:16 PM EST/ 1:16 PM CT

Distance- 267 Laps, 400.5 Miles

Broadcast TV- ESPN

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 79 F Low 55 F

Chance of rain-0%

Sunny

Past Race Winners

2011- Tony Stewart

2010- David Reutimann

2009- Mark Martin

2008- Kyle Busch

2007-Tony Stewart

Notables yet to win the GEICO 400

Brad Keselowski

Kasey Kahne

Denny Hamlin

Clint Bowyer

Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Jimmie Johnson

Martin Truex Jr

News & Notes

This is the first Chase race

Tony Stewart looks to win back to back Chicagoland Races

Clint Bowyer looks to win back to back races

Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch look to upset Chase drivers by winning the first Chase race

Jimmie Johnson begins his Chase quest for his sixth championship

Chase drivers Harvick and Truex Jr look for first wins of the season

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick

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

Group C- Sam Hornish Jr, Trevor Bayne

Event Schedule

Sprint Cup Practice 1:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM CT Friday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Practice 4:00 PM EST/ 3:00 PM CT Friday on ESPN2

Sprint Cup Qualifying 1:30 PM EST/ 12:30 PM CT Saturday on SPEED

Sprint Cup Race, GEICO 400, 1:00 PM EST/ 12:00 PM CT Sunday on ESPN

Next Race- Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, New Hampshire

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 Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford Stanley 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 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford Scotch Blue Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Best Buy John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota Wrigley Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
21 Trevor Bayne Knoxville, TN Ford Good Sam Club / Camping World 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 / Libman Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Budweiser Designate a Driver Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 T.J. Bell Reno, NV Ford U.S. Chrome Jack Roush
33 Cole Whitt Alpine, CA Chevrolet Little Joes
Autos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Distraction.gov Bob Jenkins
36 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Allan Heinke
37 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet Max Q Workforce Larry Gunselman
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford 1800loanmart Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Haas Automation 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 Bubba Burgers Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
51 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet HendrickCars.com James Finch
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota LG Partner of the Year / Aaron’s 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 Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet AMP Energy / 7-Eleven / National Guard 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 Fastenal Jack Roush
119 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Plinker Tactical Randy Humphrey
191 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Chevrolet Plinker Tactical Mark Smith
195 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Ford Jordan Truck Sales Bob Leavine
249 Jason Leffler Long Beach, CA Toyota Robinson-Blak-
eney Racing
Jay Robinson

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