This will be the only time I say "The Lady In Black": The VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Preview

LOS ANGELES CA - JANUARY 21: Travis Pastrana attends the Pastrana-Waltrip Racing announcement of the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide partnership on January 21 2011 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Waltrip Racing)

The Nationwide Series heads to Darlington this weekend, so expect a hard fought race. If you're over the age of 21 and you are looking for one of those 'drink when ... ' games, have a swig of your favorite NASCAR endorsed alcoholic beverage every time the term "Darlington Stripe" is used - I have a feeling you'll be hearing that a lot! Please Note: do not take a drink every time Danica Patrick is shown or mentioned because you will die of alcohol poisoning.

Eric McClure will miss the race this week as he is recovering from a concussion and other injuries sustained last week at Talladega. Jeff Green will be given the shot at running a full race this week when he fills in for McClure.

Entry List and More after the jump!

Entry Car# Driver Sponsor Manu Owner
1 01 Mike Wallace Restaurant.com 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
2 2 Elliott Sadler ONE MAIN FINANCIAL 12 Chevy Richard Childress
3 3 Austin Dillon ADVOCARE 12 Chevy Richard Childress
4 4 Danny Efland EMS Speak 12 Ford JD Motorsports
5 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Cargill Beef 12 Ford Roush Fenway
6 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
7 08 Matt Frahm Maui Jim-New Life Diets 12 Ford Randy Hill
8 10 Tony Raines (S) TBD 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
9 11 Brian Scott Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
10 12 Sam Hornish Jr Alliance Truck Parts 12 Dodge Roger Penske
11 14 Jeff Green Hefty/Reynolds Wrap 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
12 15 Blake Koch RWR 12 Ford Rick Ware
13 18 Denny Hamlin(i) SportClips 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
14 19 Tayler Malsam G-Oil/NOYS 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
15 20 Joey Logano(i) Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
16 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Snap-On 12 Dodge Roger Penske
17 23 Jamie Dick Viva Auto Group 12 Chevy R3 Motorsports
18 24 Casey Roderick TBA 12 Chevy SC2
19 30 James Buescher(i) Accudoc Solutions 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
20 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
21 33 Brendan Gaughan(i) South Point 12 Chevy Richard Childress
22 36 Ryan Blaney Seal Wrap 12 Chevy Tommy Baldwin
23 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
24 39 Josh Richards NSW Kids 12 Ford Go Green Racing
25 40 Erik Darnell TheMotorsportsGroup.com 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
26 41 Timmy Hill Poynt.com 12 Ford Rick Ware
27 42 Josh Wise(i) (S) Curtis Key Plumbing 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
28 43 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J 12 Ford Richard Petty
29 44 Mike Bliss TBD 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
30 46 Chase Miller (S) Curtis Key Plumbing 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
31 47 Scott Speed(i) (S) Curtis Key Plumbing 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
32 50 T J Bell TBA 12 Chevy MAKE Motorsports
33 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Automotive 10 Chevy Jeremy Clements
34 52 TBA TBA 12 Chevy Jimmy Means
35 54 Kurt Busch(i) Monster Energy 12 Toyota Kyle Busch
36 70 Derrike Cope TBA 12 Chevy ML Motorsports
37 74 Mike Harmon (S) Koma Unwind 12 Chevy Mike Harmon
38 75 Scott Riggs(i) (S) RWR 12 Chevy Rick Ware
39 81 Jason Bowles American Majority 12 Toyota MacDonald
40 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy 12 Toyota NEMCO
41 88 Cole Whitt TaxSlayer.com 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
42 89 Morgan Shepherd TBA 12 Chevy Faith Motorsports
43 99 Travis Pastrana Boost Mobile 12 Toyota RAB Racing
(i)- Not Running For Title
(S)- Start and Park Team

There are only 43 teams entered, so everyone will make the race.

Just a few notes:

  • #10- Tony Raines will take up the start and park TriStar team this week as Jeff Green moves to the #14 to fill in for Eric McClure.
  • #24- Looks like Benny Gordon is done. Casey Roderick is in the car this week and could be a start and park.
  • #39- Josh Richards makes a second start for Go Green Racing.
  • #99- Travis Pastrana will make his second start in the Nationwide Series. His first start was very solid and Pastrana should look for a top ten.

Tune in at 7pm Friday for the Live running of the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 from Darlington. Enjoy!

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