They're going to be rockin' in the blue grass state this weekend: The NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 preview

Look for similar three-wide racing this week at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Trevor Bayne, driver of the No, 16 NESN Ford, races Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Fastenal/Lenox Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 33 Rheem Heating, Cooling & Water Heating Chevrolet, three wide during the NASCAR Nationwide Series New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16 in Loudon, N.H. Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

Cue the music as we head to Nashville Speedway. The 1.333 mile track is home to the Nationwide Series this week as the Sprint Cup Series has off this week. Nashville has been Carl Edward's playground as of late. He won last week and three straight before that from 2006 and both races in 2007.

Brad Keselowski is a two time winner here and Kyle Busch is taking a week off from the Nationwide and Cup series as he will be racing for his own team in the truck race instead. The #20 team is also absent from the race this week. Expect a knock out race here as we near the second half of the season.

Entry List and more after the jump!

Ent.  Car #  Driver  Sponsor  Manu.  Owner
1 01 Mike Wallace  Cowboys and Aliens  11 Chevy  JD Motorsports
2 2 Elliott Sadler  OneMain Financial  11 Chevy  Kevin Harvick Inc
3 03 Marc Davis (s) TBA  11 Chevy  R3 Motorsports
4 04 Danny O'Quinn (s) TBA  11 Ford  Go Green Racing
5 05 Justin Ashburn (s) 31-W Insulation  11 Chevy  Wayne Day Racing
6 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr  Roush Fenway Racing  11 Ford  Roush Fenway
7 7 Josh Wise  TaxSlayer.com  11 Chevy  JR Motorsports
8 09 Kenny Wallace  Federated Auto Parts  11 Toyota  RAB Racing
9 11 Brian Scott  Shore Lodge  11 Toyota  Joe Gibbs
10 12 Sam Hornish Jr  Alliance  11 Dodge  Penske Racing
11 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb  TenForJen.com  11 Dodge  Jennifer Jo Cobb
12 14 Eric McClure  Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds  11 Chevy  TriStar Motorsports
13 15 Timmy Hill  TBA  11 Ford  Rick Ware Racing
14 16 Trevor Bayne  Roush Fenway Racing  11 Ford  Roush Fenway
15 18 Drew Herring  SportClips  11 Toyota  Joe Gibbs
16 19 Mike Bliss  Racing for Education  11 Chevy  TriStar Motorsports
17 22 Brad Keselowski(i)  Discount Tire  11 Dodge  Penske Racing
18 23 David Green  TBA  11 Chevy  R3 Motorsports
19 28 Derrike Cope  MAXelence.com  11 Chevy  Jay Robinson
20 30 Mikey Kile  TBA  11 Chevy  Turner Motorsports
21 31 Justin Allgaier  Dollar General  11 Chevy  Turner Motorsports
22 32 Reed Sorenson  Dollar General  11 Chevy  Turner Motorsports
23 33 Austin Dillon(i)  Rheem  11 Chevy  Kevin Harvick Inc
24 38 Jason Leffler  Great Clips  11 Chevy  Turner Motorsports
25 39 Danny Efland  C3i Sports  11 Ford  Go Green Racing
26 40 Charles Lewandoski  TBA  11 Chevy  Key Motorsports
27 41 Carl Long (s) TBA  11 Ford  Rick Ware Racing
28 42 Tim Andrews (s) TBA  11 Chevy  Key Motorsports
29 44 Jeff Green (s) TBA  11 Chevy  TriStar Motorsports
30 46 Chase Miller (s) TBA  11 Chevy  Key Motorsports
31 47 Brett Rowe (s) TBA  11 Chevy  Key Motorsports
32 49 Dennis Setzer (s) TBA  11 Chevy  Jay Robinson
33 51 Jeremy Clements  racedaysponsor.com  10 Chevy  Jeremy Clements
34 52 Kevin Lepage  TBA  11 Chevy  Jimmy Means
35 60 Carl Edwards(i)  Fastenal  11 Ford  Roush Fenway
36 62 Michael Annett  Pilot Flying J  11 Toyota  Rusty Wallace Racing
37 66 Steve Wallace  5 Hour Energy  11 Toyota  Rusty Wallace Racing
38 70 David Stremme(i)  Foretravel  11 Chevy  ML Motorsports
39 71 Matt Carter (s) TBA  11 Ford  Rick Ware Racing
40 74 Mike Harmon (s) TBA  11 Chevy  Mike Harmon
41 75 Johnny Chapman (s) TBA  11 Ford  Rick Ware Racing
42 81 Blake Koch  DAYSTAR.com  11 Dodge  MacDonald Racing
43 87 Scott Wimmer  TBD  11 Toyota  NEMCO
44 88 Aric Almirola  Degree MEN  11 Chevy  JR Motorsports
45 89 Morgan Shepherd  Victory in Jesus Racing  11 Chevy  Faith Motorsports
(i) Not Running for Title
(s) Known Start and Park
Must Qualify on time
Past Champion, Locked In

 

42 cars are entered this week, so all will make the race.

  • #03- R3 Motorspots has entered a second car this week.  Marc Davis is driving.  I'm not sure if he is parking, but if he is, it's a waste of a good talent.
  • #04- How does one go from being on the cusp of a Sprint Cup ride to being a part time start and park? Danny O'Quinn needs some good luck and just one person to give him a chance to shine.
  • #05- Justin Ashburn will attempt his 31st Nationwide Race. Ashburn has yet to garner a top ten in his career.
  • #12- Sam Hornish returns again this week. Hornish really needs a win here. It could help him big for next year.
  • #18- Drew Herring will make another start for Joe Gibbs this week. Herring is looking for another strong run this week.
  • Key Motorsports continues to show how much of a joke NASCAR rules are by entering three start and park cars to support the #40 car.
  • Rick Ware has decided to do the same thing as Key Motorsports.  The #41, #71 and #75 are all start and park cars this week to support Timmy Hill.
  • #70- David Stremme returns again this week. Stremme is another in a long line of Sprint Cup castaways.
  • #87- Scott Wimmer is making a start for Joe Nemechek this week.  I'm not sure as to why Joe isn't driving this week.

Join us this Saturday night for the live Nationwide Open Race Thread, while you're doing that, tune into ESPN at 7pm eastern for the running of the Federated Auto Parts 300 live from Nashville Speedway! Enjoy.

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