Charlotte Entry List

UNOFFICIAL

updated on 10-11-2012

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bank of America 500
Charlotte Motor Speedway - 10/13/2012
Provided by NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications


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/TMone.com 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 LittleJoesAuto.com 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 MaxQWorkForce.com 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.
(concussion)
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

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)

More info about qualifying, rain out, etc on my Qualifying Rules page.

From NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications with updates, corrections updated when found out.

Entry List in PDF


SOME PROCEDURES and RULES NOTES about Qualifying

  • In the event that qualifying is rained out or cancelled
    the teams making the race would be:
    #21, 36th in Owners Points, 2011 Race Winner, 12 attempts
    #33, 37th in 2012 Owners Points Standings, 30 attempts
    #30, 38th, 30
    #98, 39th, 30
    #26, 41st, 30
    #87, 42nd, 30
    #23, 44th, 28
    #19, 45th, 23
    missing the race, would be:
    #37, 50th, 14
    #95, 43rd, 12
    #91, 52nd, 9
    #6, 46th, 1

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Charlotte:
    #36 remains in 35th and is now 120 points ahead of 36th, the #21 team.
    there virtually no chance the top-35 will change the rest of the season.
    Rank) Car#-Driver/Team, owners pts, +/-
    34) #32-TBA/FAS Lane Racing, 413 +156
    35) #36-Yeley/Baldwin, 377 +120 ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers will need to qualify by speed:
    36) #21-Bayne/Wood Bros., 257, -120pts out of the top 35
    37) #33-Leicht/Childress-Falk, 234, -143
    38) #30-Stremme/Inception, 211, -166
    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).(10-7-2012)

  • 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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