Time to Go Under the Lights at Kentucky: The Feed The Children 300 Preview

SPARTA, KY - JUNE 29: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Sam's Club/Cargill Ford, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Not gonna lie, I typed Feed the Childress 300 at first.

It's time again for some night racing, Nationwide Style. The points race has been heating up and we now know that Ricky Stenhouse will no longer be a Nationwide Driver next year. Stenhouse will be replaced by Trevor Bayne full time next season as Stenhouse moves to the Sprint Cup Series to replace my homestate driver Matt Kenseth. This is anything but a lame duck year for Stenhouse though as he remains a serious threat to win the Championship.

Entry List and more after the JUMP!

Entry Car# Driver Sponsor Manu Owner
1 01 Mike Wallace TBA 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
2 2 Elliott Sadler One Main Financial 12 Chevy Richard Childress
3 3 Austin Dillon Bass Pro Shops 12 Chevy Richard Childress
4 4 Danny Efland TBA 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
5 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Sam's Club/Cargill 12 Ford Roush Fenway
6 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
7 08 Tim Andrews Randy Hill Racing 12 Ford Randy Hill
8 10 Jeff Green [PC] TBD 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
9 11 Brian Scott Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
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 RWR 12 Chevy Rick Ware
13 17 Tanner Berryhill New Gulf Resources, LLC 12 Toyota Adrian Berryhill
14 18 Denny Hamlin(i) Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
15 19 Tayler Malsam G-Oil / Ryobi 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
16 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire 12 Dodge Roger Penske
17 23 Jamie Dick Viva Auto Group 12 Chevy R3 Motorsports
18 24 Jamie Mosley Telmate / Corrisoft 12 Chevy SR2 Motorsports
19 30 James Buescher(i) TBA 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
20 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
21 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Hunt Brothers Pizza 12 Chevy Richard Childress
22 36 Ryan Blaney Seal Wrap Chevy 12 Chevy Tommy Baldwin
23 38 Brad Sweet 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) Curtis Key Plumbing 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
28 43 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J 12 Ford Richard Petty
29 44 Mike Bliss TBA 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
30 46 Chase Miller TheMotorsportsGroup.com 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
31 47 Matt Dibenedetto 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 Metro Ministries 12 Chevy Jimmy Means
35 54 Kurt Busch(i) Monster Energy 12 Toyota Kyle Busch
36 70 Johanna Long Keen Parts 12 Chevy ML Motorsports
37 72 John Jackson Crash Claims R US 12 Toyota James Carter
38 74 Mike Harmon Koma Unwind 12 Chevy Mike Harmon
39 75 Scott Riggs(i) RWR 12 Chevy Rick Ware
40 81 Jason Bowles American Majority 12 Toyota Gina MacDonald
41 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 12 Toyota NEMCO
42 88 Cole Whitt Degree MEN 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
43 89 Morgan Shepherd TBA 12 Chevy Faith Motorsports
44 98 Reed Sorenson Shelby Engine Co. 10 Ford Fred Biagi
45 99 Kenny Wallace American Ethanol/Family Farmers 12 Toyota RAB Racing

45 teams are entered, the #20 is not one of them.

Teams to watch this week include:

  • #6- The pressure is off for Stenhouse who now knows where he will be next year. Let's see if this changes his driving style.
  • #12- Hornish is another driver looking for a place to call home. Penske is moving to Ford next year and there is a good chance that Hornish will be in a Mustang next year for Roger, but Sam wants to return to the Sprint Cup Series and a good year in Nationwide could be enough to move him back up.
  • #36- Ryan Blaney returns this week, but must qualify on time. Blaney joins a growing list of available young talent.
  • #54- Kurt Busch wants to follow up a very successful Sonoma Cup race by bringing the Monster Toyota to victory lane.
  • #99- Kenny Wallace makes another start. Wallace may be on his final run in Nascar.

Join us live this Saturday night for the Feed the Children 300! Tune in at 7pm eastern on ESPN2. Enjoy!

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