Nationwide heads to historic Indianapolis Speedway: The Nationwide Series Indiana 250

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 26: Johanna Long, driver of the #70 KeenParts.com/Riley Chevrolet, prepares for practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Inaugural Indy 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

The race this week was unsponsored until they came up with the Indiana 250. Kinda interesting that the race is in Indianapolis this week and they had problems getting a race sponsor. While the Brickyard will take the majority of the headlines this week, the Nationwide Series will garner some attention due to Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish.

We are packed with Sprint Cup Drivers this week. Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Paul Menard, Kasey Kahne, and Kyle Busch are all entered. It's to bad that one of them will win this week.

Entry List and More after the JUMP!

Entry Car# Driver Sponsor Manu Owner
1 1 Kurt Busch(i) HendrickCars.com 12 Chevy Phoenix Racing
2 01 Mike Wallace TBA 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
3 2 Elliott Sadler One Main Financial 12 Chevy Richard Childress Racing
4 3 Austin Dillon ADVOCARE 12 Chevy Richard Childress Racing
5 4 Jeremy Clements TBA 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
6 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr SAM'S CLUB/CARGILL 12 Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
8 08 Kyle Fowler Randy Hill Racing 12 Ford Randy Hill
9 10 Jeff Green TBD 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
10 11 Brian Scott Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
11 12 Sam Hornish Jr Alliance Truck Parts 12 Dodge Roger Penske
12 14 Eric McClure Hefty/Reynolds Wrap 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
13 15 Scott Riggs(i) RWR 12 Chevy Rick Ware
14 18 Denny Hamlin(i) SportClips 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
15 19 Tayler Malsam Noah's Light Foundation 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
16 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
17 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire 12 Dodge Roger Penske
18 23 Robert Richardson Jr N TX Pipe 12 Chevy R3 Motorsports
19 24 Kenny Wallace Family Farmers 12 Chevy SC2 Motorsports
20 30 James Buescher(i) ABF 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
21 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
22 33 Paul Menard(i) Menards 12 Chevy Richard Childress Racing
23 36 Ryan Blaney Seal Wrap 12 Chevy Tommy Baldwin
24 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
25 39 Jeffrey Earnhardt FastWax.com/RWT 12 Ford Go Green Racing
26 40 Erik Darnell TBA 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
27 41 Timmy Hill RWR 12 Chevy Rick Ware
28 42 Josh Wise(i) TBA 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
29 43 Michael Annett M&M's Snack Mix 12 Ford Richard Petty Motorsports
30 44 Mike Bliss TBA 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
31 46 Chase Miller The Motorsports Group 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
32 47 Stephen Leicht(i) Curtis Key Plumbing 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
33 50 T J Bell TBA 12 Chevy MAKE Motorsports
34 51 Ty Dillon(i) Clements Automotive 10 Chevy Jeremy Clements
35 52 Tim Schendel Better Business Bureau 12 Chevy Jimmy Means
36 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy 12 Toyota Kyle Busch
37 70 Johanna Long Foretravel 12 Chevy ML Motorsports
38 74 Mike Harmon Koma Unwind 12 Chevy Mike Harmon
39 81 Jason Bowles American Majority 12 Toyota Gina MacDonald
40 86 Kevin Lepage TBA 12 Ford Scott Deware
41 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy 12 Toyota NEMCO
42 88 Cole Whitt TaxSlayer.com 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
43 89 Morgan Shepherd TBA 12 Chevy Faith Motorsports
44 98 Reed Sorenson Shelby Engine Co. 12 Ford Fred Biagi
45 99 Travis Pastrana Boost Mobile 12 Toyota RAB Racing

45 teams are entered this week. Two will go home.

  • #1- Kurt Busch returns with Phoenix Racing this week. Busch is one to watch.
  • #7- Former Indy Car Mid Packer Danica Patrick returns to Indianapolis Speedway. Patrick has plans to run full time in the Sprint Cup Series next season despite not having success in the Nationwide Series. Patrick may also run in the Indy 500 next season as well.
  • #12- Sam Hornish is a former Indy 500 winner and with the news that AJ Allmendinger will not return to racing for quite a while, Hornish is looking to return to the Sprint Cup Series.
  • #24- Kenny Wallace has shown up in an unusual place this week. Wallace takes his Family Farmers sponsor over to SC2 Motorsports this week.
  • #36- Ryan Blaney will make another start for Tommy Baldwin Racing this week.
  • #51- Jeremy Clements has stepped aside this week to have Ty Dillon run.

Join us at 4pm Eastern Live on ESPN this Saturday for the Nationwide Series Indiana 250! Enjoy!

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