Stenhouse, Sadler try to break two win tie: The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Preview

MIAMI BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (R), driver of the #6 Ford, and Elliott Sadler, driver of the #2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, talk with members of the media during the NASCAR Champions Contenders Press Conference at Lummus Park on November 17, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ricky Stenhouse and Elliott Sadler are both locked in at two wins on the year and both will look to get a leg up on the other with a win here at Richmond. This will also be the first career starts for both Ryan Blaney and Travis Pastrana.

Ryan Blaney, son of Dave, will be making a start for Tommy Baldwin Racing, as long as he can qualify on time that is.

Travis Pastrana saw his team dissolve after the Extreme sports star missed all 14 races he was scheduled to run last year due to a broken ankle. Enter RAB Racing, a team that was slowing dying from lack of sponsorship. RAB Racing will now switch to #99 and will have Pastrana and Boost Mobil for 14 races this year. All eyes will be on Pastrana this week to see if he can make a smooth transition over to stock cars.

Entry List and More after the Jump!

Entry Car# Driver Sponsor Manu Owner
1 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
2 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial 12 Chevy Richard Childress Racing
3 3 Austin Dillon Advocare 12 Chevy Richard Childress Racing
4 4 Steve Wallace Loan Max 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
5 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Cargill 12 Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 7 Danica Patrick 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
7 08 Casey Roderick West Virginia Miners 12 Ford Randy Hill
8 10 Jeff Green 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
9 11 Brian Scott Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 12 Sam Hornish Jr Wurth 12 Dodge Roger Penske
11 14 Eric McClure Hefty/Reynolds Wrap 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
12 15 Blake Koch Rise Up & Register 12 Ford Rick Ware Racing
13 17 J J Yeley(i) 12 Toyota Adrian Berryhill
14 18 Denny Hamlin(i) Z-Line Designs 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
15 19 Tayler Malsam G-Oil 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
16 20 Joey Logano(i) Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
17 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire / SKF 12 Dodge Roger Penske
18 23 Robert Richardson Jr North TX Pipe 12 Chevy R3 Motorsports
19 24 Tanner Berryhill New Gulf Resources 12 Chevy SC2 Motorsports
20 30 James Buescher(i) Accudoc Solutions 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
21 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
22 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Fast Fixin' 12 Chevy Richard Childress Racing
23 36 Ryan Blaney Seal Wrap 12 Chevy Tommy Baldwin Racing
24 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
25 39 Matt Frahm New Lifestyle Diet-Maui Jim Sunglasses 12 Ford Go Green Racing
26 40 Erik Darnell 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
27 41 Timmy Hill 12 Ford Rick Ware Racing
28 42 Josh Wise(i) 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
29 43 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J 12 Ford Richard Petty Motorsports
30 44 Mike Bliss 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
31 46 Chase Miller 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
32 47 Scott Speed(i) 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
33 50 T J Bell 12 Chevy MAKE Motorsports
34 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Automotive 10 Chevy Jeremy Clements
35 52 Kevin Lepage Victory Precision Valves 12 Chevy Jimmy Means
36 54 Kurt Busch(i) Monster Energy 12 Toyota Kyle Busch
37 70 Johanna Long Foretravel 12 Chevy ML Motorsports
38 74 TBA Koma Unwind 12 Chevy Mike Harmon
39 75 Scott Riggs(i) 12 Chevy Rick Ware Racing
40 81 Jason Bowles American Majority 12 Toyota MacDonald Motorsports
41 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 12 Toyota NEMCO
42 88 Cole Whitt 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
43 89 Morgan Shepherd 12 Chevy Faith Motorsports
44 99 Travis Pastrana Boost Mobile 11 Toyota RAB Racing

Just a few notes on the 44 team vying for 43 spots.

  • #4- Steve Wallace is making his return this week driving for JD Motorsports. His teammate is Uncle Mike this week. Wallace brings sponsorship to the team that is using his owner points from last year.
  • #17- JJ Yeley is responsible for launching yet another brand new team. Yeley moves over from the #27 and #28 teams, both of which are not entered. This marks the end of Jay Robinson Racing, which runs Yeley in the Sprint Cup Series.
  • #24- For some reason Benny Gordon is not running this week. Gordon has done a great job of putting a brand new team in the top 30 in owner points. Tanner Berryhill is driving this week in his first start.
  • #54- Kurt Busch had a rough start to his return to the Nationwide Series. He will look to turn things around this week.

Join us this Friday Night for the live running of the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 from Richmond International Raceway on ESPN2 at 7pm eastern. Enjoy!

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