Watkins Glen Entry List

UNOFFICIAL

updated on 8-10-2012

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Fingers Lakes 355(k)
Watkins Glen International - 8/12/2012
Provided by NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald's Felix Sabates
2 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
4 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley Richard Petty
5 10 J.J. Yeley Chevy Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight J D Gibbs
7 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain
8 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Office Depot / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5 Hour Energy Rob Kauffman
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Jack Roush
11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Ford EcoBoost John Henry
12 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&Ms Joe Gibbs
13 19 Chris Cook Toyota Plinker Tactical Randy Humphrey
14 20 Joey Logano Toyota Home Depot Joe Gibbs
15 22 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) Dodge Shell Pennzoil / Call811 Walter Czarnecki
16 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
17 26 Josh Wise # Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Rheem Richard Childress
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser Richard Childress
20 30 Patrick Long Toyota TRG Motorsports Kevin Buckler
21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Caterpillar Richard Childress
22 32 Boris Said Ford HendrickCars.com / Bully Hill Vineyards Jack Roush
23 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy LittleJoesAutos.com Richard Childress
24 34 David Ragan Ford Scorpion Coatings/Al's Liners Bob Jenkins
25 36 Dave Blaney Chevy TMone Allen Heinke
26 38 David Gilliland Ford Mod Space Bob Jenkins
27 39 Ryan Newman Chevy US Army Tony Stewart
28 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi
29 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield Richard Petty
30 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Miller Welders / Freightliner Tad Geschickter
31 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's Cortez Silver Jeff Gordon
32 49 Jason Leffler (i) Toyota American Israel Racing Jay Robinson
33 51 Kurt Busch Chevy Phoenix Construction James Finch
34 55 Brian Vickers Toyota MyClassic Garage Bill Jenkins
35 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
36 78 Regan Smith Chevy Furniture Row - Farm American Barney Vissar
37 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
38 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota Genny Light/AM/FM Energy Andrea Nemechek
39 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy National Guard / Dt. Mt. Dew Rick Hendrick
40 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
41 95 Scott Speed Ford TWD Bob Leavine
42 98 Michael McDowell Ford TRAQM Mike Curb
43 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal Jack Roush

RED = needs to get in on speed, not Top 35 2012 Owners Points

BLUE = not Top 35 2012 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 Integrated Marketing Communications with updates, corrections updated when found out.


SOME PROCEDURES and RULES NOTES about Qualifying

  • In the event that qualifying is rained out or cancelled
    the teams making the race would be:
    #33, 36th in 2012 Owners Points Standings, 21 attempts
    #30, 38th, 21
    #26, 40th, 21
    #98, 41st, 21
    #87, 42nd, 21
    #49, 39th, 19
    #19, 44th, 13
    #95, 45th, 6
    missing the race, would be:
    none, only 43 cars entered

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Watkins Glen:
    #36 remains in 35th and is new 92 points ahead of 36th, the #33 team.
    Rank) Car#-Driver/Team, owners pts, +/-
    32) #83-Cassill/BK Racing, 311 +128
    33) #10-Yeley-Patrick/Baldwin, 305 +122
    34) #32-Said/FAS Lane Racing, 294 +111
    35) #36-Blaney/Baldwin, 269 +92 ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers will need to qualify by speed:
    36) #33-Leicht/Childress-Falk, 183, -92 from the top 35
    37) #21-Bayne/Wood Bros., 161, -114
    38) #30-Long/Inception, 155, -120
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see the Owners Points Standings (pdf).(8-5-2012)

  • 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 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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