Bristol Entry List

UNOFFICIAL

updated on 3-16-2012

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
52nd Annual Food City "500"
Bristol Motor Speedway - 3/18/2012
Last Update: 3/12/2012 2:21:00 PM
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Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald's Teresa Earnhardt
2 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
4 7 Robby Gordon Dodge SPEED Energy / MAPEI Robby Gordon
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Mac Tools Richard Petty
6 10 David Reutimann Chevy Tradebank 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 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy Rob Kauffman
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / 811 Jack Roush
12 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy John Henry
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Doublemint Joe Gibbs
14 20 Joey Logano Toyota Home Depot Joe Gibbs
15 22 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
16 23 Scott Riggs Chevy North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson Sr.
17 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
18 26 Josh Wise # Ford Morristown Driver's Service Jerry Freeze
19 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Moen Richard Childress
20 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser Richard Childress
21 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy BB&T Richard Childress
23 32 Ken Schrader Ford TMone Jack Roush
24 33 Brendan Gaughan Chevy South Point Casino Richard Childress
25 34 David Ragan Ford Long John Silver's Bob Jenkins
26 36 Dave Blaney Chevy SealWrap / Widow Wax Allen Heinke
27 37 Timmy Hill # Ford Poynt.com Larry Gunselman
28 38 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell Bob Jenkins
29 39 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans Tony Stewart
30 42 Juan PabloMontoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi
31 43 Aric Almirola Ford Charter Communications Richard Petty
32 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Clorox-Scotts Tad Geschickter
33 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
34 49 J.J. Yeley Toyota JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson
35 51 Kurt Busch Chevy Hendrickcars.com James Finch
36 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron's Bill Jenkins
37 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
38 74 Reed Sorenson
in for Stacy Compton
Chevy Carnegie Hotel / Turn One Racing Stacy Compton
39 78 Regan Smith Chevy Furniture Row 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 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
43 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King - Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
44 98 Michael McDowell Ford K LOVE - Let It Start With Me Dusty Whitney
45 99 Carl Edwards Ford Cheez-It Jack Roush
removed from the entry list/withdrew
x 40 Tony Raines Toyota LittleJoe'sAuto.com Mike Hillman

RED = needs to get in on speed, not Top 35 2011 Owners Points

BLUE = not Top 35 2011 Owners Points but has a Champions Provisional Available

PC1 = is the first past champ eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2012 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Ties are broken as follows:
1) Owners Points
2) Best finishes, most wins, 2nds, 3rds and so on until the tie is broken
3) If tie still remains, then the team with the highest position first breaks the tie
(so if two are ties, both have a win, then the team who won first gets the spot)

From NASCAR Statistics with updates, corrections updated when found out.


SOME PROCEDURES and RULES NOTES about Qualifying

  • In the event that qualifying is cancelled
    the teams making the race would be:
    #36, 20th in 2012 Owners Points Standings, 3 attempts
    #30, 37th, 3
    #26, 38th, 3
    #87, 41st, 3
    #98, 42nd, 3
    #49, 43rd, 3
    #7, 44th, 3
    #23, 46th, 3
    missing the race, would be:
    #37, 45th, 3
    #74, none, 0

  • NASCAR's Competition Department distributes entry blanks for each race to owners in the series.
    Those entries must be returned before the deadline, which is set 13 days in advance of the event.
    When the entry is received by Competition, the car is added to the entry list.
    There is an inspection fee for each entry.

    This is UNOFFICIAL but correct as far as known

  • If first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place, the starting lineup will be based on speeds from the car's fastest lap from the first practice, with top-35 cars in owner points no longer segregated from the non-top 35 cars. Previously, the top 35 cars lined up in front of all other eligible car owners.(NASCAR)(7-7-2011)

  • What happens if all qualifying gets cancelled [rain/weather/other]?
    If bad weather cancels qualifying, the final starting lineup will be determined by practice speeds. The same rule book procedures will be used to determine eligibility to start a race. If weather cancels practice sessions, then the starting lineup will be set by points, per the rule book.

  • If qualifying AND all practices are cancled, then:
    If it is during the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35][team does not have to attempt all the races]
    #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
    #3) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
    #4) - Current season Owner Position [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
    #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners position [not in by rules 1-4]
    #6) - For 2nd race of season, teams that missed Daytona 500, are seeded in owners points by thier finish in the Duels
    #7) - Randon Draw if more then one team with no attempts

  • If qualifying is cancled by at least one practice gets run, then:
    If it is the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35][team does not have to attempt all the races]
    #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
    #3) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
    #4) - Current season Owner Position [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
    #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners position [not in by rules 1-4]
    #6) - For 2nd race of season, teams that missed Daytona 500, are seeded in owners points by thier finish in the Duels
    #7) - Randon Draw if more then one team with no attempts
    #8) - One it is determined which teams/driver made the race, then the field is set by 1st practice speeds.

  • What happens if just qualifying is cancelled?
    If it is during the first 5 races of the season, the previous season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - Previous season Owner Points [position 1-35][team does not have to attempt all the races]
    #2) - Race winners from the previous and current season not already in the field
    #3) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 or 2
    #4) - Current season Owner Position [Top 35][not in by rules 1-3]
    #5) - Current season race attempts ties broken by current owners position [not in by rules 1-4]
    #6) - For 2nd race of season, teams that missed Daytona 500, are seeded in owners points by thier finish in the Duels
    #7) - Randon Draw if more then one team with no attempts
    #8) - One it is determined which teams/driver made the race, then the field is set by 1st practice speeds.

  • What happens if just qualifying is cancelled?
    AFTER the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points [team does not have to attempt all the races]
    #2) - Last Years Sprint Cup Champ or the Event Champion if not already in the field
    #3) - Car Owners whose team has won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #4) - Drivers who have won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #5) - Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4
    #6) - Qualifying Attempts with current Owners points as the tie breaker
    #7) - NASCAR will hold a draw for teams with no owners points / attempts
    #8) - One it is determined which teams/driver made the race, then the field is set by 1st practice speeds.

    NOTE: all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race

  • 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying procedures:
    1) qualifying order will be determined by the driver's fastest lap in first practice.
    2) times on the speed sheet will be inverted with the slowest cars attempting their qualifying runs first
    3) go-or-go-home cars will now qualify among the 35 teams locked in on owner points and not be separated by the field. 4) the NASCAR Sprint Cup director does reserve the right to change a driver's qualifying order or allow "adjustments or repairs" to cars after the car has taken the green flag at the start/finish line.
    5) all cars must qualify with a full fuel cell.
    6) qualifying consists of two consecutive timed laps (except at road courses, 1 lap)
    7) the fastest lap determines qualifying position
    8) in case of a rain-out of practice, a random drawing will be held for cars set up in the garage area to determine qualifying order
    9) if qualifying is rained out, the order of the field will be set according to Section 9-5 of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup rule book.

  • Past Champions Provisional Berths in Sprint Cup: A past champion's provisional may be used by an eligible driver a maximum of six times over the course of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. A team with a past champion eligible driver may only use this provisional a maximum of six times during a season. The provisional gives the eligible driver the 43rd and final starting position in the race field. This is only for a team/driver OUTSIDE the top-35 in owners points, drivers whose team is in the top-35 in owners points, would already be guaranteed in the field and not need the Past Champions Provisional
    See my Past Champions Provisional Page for more.

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