Bank of America 500 Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Saturday October 13th, 2012

Location- Concord, North Carolina

Start time- 7:46 PM EST

Distance- 334 Laps, 501 Miles

Broadcast TV- ABC

Broadcast Radio- PRN (

Weather Forecast

High 64 F Low 44 F

Chance of rain- 0%


Past Race Winners

2011- Matt Kenseth

2010- Jamie McMurray

2009- Jimmie Johnson

2008- Jeff Burton

2007- Jeff Gordon

Notables yet to win the Bank of America 500

Brad Keselowski

Denny Hamlin

Greg Biffle

Kevin Harvick

Martin Truex Jr

News & Notes

Matt Kenseth looks for second straight win and second straight win the Bank of America 500

Tony Stewart looks for redemption after leading and then wrecking on the last lap last week at Talladega

Brad Keselowski looks to maintain points lead and hold off Jimmie Johnson

Denny Hamlin looks for his second win of the Chase

Dale Earnhardt Jr is out with a concussion, Regan Smith to drive No.88

A.J Allmendinger makes post-failed-drug-test debut in the No.51 James Finch car

Kurt Busch makes his debut for Furniture Row Racing

Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman looking to spoil the Chase party and win the races

Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth

Group B- Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle

Group C- Trevor Bayne, Aric Almirola

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 3:00 PM EST Friday (Not televised)

Cup Practice 5:30 PM EST Friday on ESPN2

Cup Race, Bank of America 500, 7:00 PM EST Saturday on ABC

Next Race- Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City Kansas

Entry List via

Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonalds Felix Sabates
2 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Time Warner Cable Linda Hendrick
4 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (i) Ford Best Buy John Henry
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley Richard Petty
6 10 David Reutimann Chevy TBR/ Tommy Baldwin
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground J D Gibbs
8 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain
9 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Mobile 1 / Office Depot Margaret Haas
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy benefiting Avon Foundation for Women Rob Kauffman
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / IDG Jack Roush
12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy John Henry
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s Joe Gibbs
14 19 Mike Bliss Toyota Plinker Tactical Randy Humphrey
15 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
16 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford Good Sam / Camping World Glen Wood
17 22 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) Dodge Shell Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
18 23 Scott Riggs Chevy North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson Sr.
19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
20 26 Josh Wise # Ford Morristown Driver’s Service Jerry Freeze
21 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Pittsburgh Paints Richard Childress
22 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy Johns Richard Childress
23 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
24 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Caterpillar Richard Childress
25 32 Timmy Hill Ford U.S. Chrome Jack Roush
26 33 Cole Whitt (i) Chevy Richard Childress
27 34 David Ragan Ford Glory Foods Bob Jenkins
28 36 Dave Blaney Chevy Tommy Baldwin Racing Allen Heinke
29 37 J.J. Yeley Ford Larry Gunselman
30 38 David Gilliland Ford Glory Foods Bob Jenkins
31 39 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans Tony Stewart
32 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy Target / Kellogg’s Chip Ganassi
33 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield Richard Petty
34 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Brand Tad Geschickter
35 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy MyLowes Jeff Gordon
36 51 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy Phoenix Construction James Finch
37 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
38 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
39 78 Kurt Busch Chevy Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Vissar
40 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Thomas Ueberall
41 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota AM FM Energy Andrea Nemechek
42 88 Regan Smith
in for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Chevy AMP Energy / National Guard Rick Hendrick
43 91 Reed Sorenson (i) Chevy Aquaria USA Mark Smith
44 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Thomas Ueberall
45 95 Scott Speed Ford B&D Electrical Bob Leavine
46 98 Michael McDowell Ford K-LOVE / Curb Records Mike Curb
47 99 Carl Edwards Ford Kellogs Jack Roush

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