It's that time of year again. It's Road Course Racing, Nationwide Style! Watkins Glen will host both the Nationwide Series and the Sprint Cup Series this weekend so we will see some Cup regulars
ruining ... oops, I mean running in the race - sorry about that.
Every year we get a chance to see some new names on the entry list as well as some returning favorites like Canadian Ron Fellows. Speaking of Canadians, absent from the entry list this time around is Jacques Villenueve, instead we find Brad Keselowski in the #22 Dodge.
Entry List and More after the Jump!
|1||00||Derek White *||Boutique Fashion Broker||12 Chevy||Mike Ruch|
|2||01||Mike Wallace||12 Chevy||JD Motorsports|
|3||2||Elliott Sadler||12 Chevy||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||3||Austin Dillon||ADVOCARE||12 Chevy||Richard Childress Racing|
|5||4||Daryl Harr||IWorld||12 Chevy||JD Motorsports|
|6||5||Ron Fellows *||Canadian Tire||12 Chevy||JR Motorsports|
|7||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||Ford EcoBoost||12 Ford||Roush Fenway|
|8||7||Danica Patrick||GoDaddy.com||12 Chevy||JR Motorsports|
|9||08||Louis-Philippe Dumoulin *||Randy Hill Racing||12 Ford||Randy Hill|
|10||10||Jeff Green [PC3] (S)||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|11||11||Brian Scott||Dollar General||12 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|12||12||Sam Hornish Jr||PPG||12 Dodge||Roger Penske|
|13||14||Eric McClure||Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota Camry||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|14||15||Chris Cook(i) *||12 Chevy||Rick Ware|
|15||18||Joey Logano(i)||GameStop||12 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|16||19||Tayler Malsam||G-Oil / Noah's Light Foundation||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|17||20||Ryan Truex *||Grime Boss||12 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|18||22||Brad Keselowski(i)||SKF / Discount Tire||12 Dodge||Roger Penske|
|19||23||N. TX Pipe||12 Chevy||R3 Motorsports|
|20||24||Tim Connolly||Michael Connolly Endowment||12 Toyota||SC2 Motorsports|
|21||26||John Young *||Eklekt Technologies Group||12 Dodge||John Young|
|22||30||Miguel Paludo(i)||Duroline||12 Chevy||Turner Motorsports|
|23||31||Justin Allgaier||Brandt||12 Chevy||Turner Motorsports|
|24||33||Paul Menard(i)||Menards||12 Chevy||Richard Childress Racing|
|25||38||Kasey Kahne(i)||Great Clips||12 Chevy||Turner Motorsports|
|26||39||Matthew Bell||Global Barter Ford Mustang||12 Chevy||Go Green Racing|
|27||40||Erik Darnell||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|28||41||Timmy Hill||12 Chevy||Rick Ware|
|29||42||Matt Dibenedetto * (S)||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|30||43||Michael Annett||Pilot Flying J||12 Ford||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|31||44||Mike Bliss||12 Toyota||TriStar Motorsports|
|32||46||Chase Miller * (S)||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|33||47||Josh Wise(i) * (S)||12 Chevy||The Motorsports Group|
|34||50||T J Bell *||12 Chevy||MAKE Motorsports|
|35||51||Jeremy Clements||Clements Automotive||10 Chevy||Jeremy Clements|
|36||52||Ryan Ellis *||12 Chevy||Jimmy Means|
|37||53||Eric Curran *||12 Dodge||Robert Torriere|
|38||54||Kyle Busch(i)||Monster Energy||12 Toyota||Kyle Busch|
|39||59||Kyle Kelley *||Jamison Eng. UPR.com||12 Chevy||Bob Kelley|
|40||60||Carl Edwards(i) [PC1]||Ford EcoBoost||12 Ford||Roush Fenway|
|41||70||Tony Raines(i)||12 Chevy||ML Motorsports|
|42||75||Kenny Habul *||SunEnergy 1 Racing, LLC||12 Toyota||Kenny Habul|
|43||81||Jason Bowles||American Majority||12 Toyota||Gina MacDonald|
|44||87||Alex Kennedy||Global Barter Corporation||12 Toyota||NEMCO|
|45||88||Cole Whitt||TaxSlayer.com||12 Chevy||JR Motorsports|
|46||89||Morgan Shepherd *||Hyland's Leg Cramps||12 Chevy||Faith Motorsports|
|47||97||Joe Nemechek [PC2]||AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves||12 Toyota||NEMCO|
|48||99||Victor Gonzalez Jr||Delta Commercial/IMCA||12 Toyota||RAB Racing|
48 teams are entered which means 5 teams will be going home. Teams with an * next to their name must qualify on time. Carl Edwards is the latest champion that is not locked in. If he fails to qualify on time, he will be locked in using the Past Champion Provisional. If he makes it on time, Joe Nemechek is the next in line and Jeff Green would be locked in if both Edwards and Nemechek make it in on time. Just a few notes this week:
- #5- Ron Fellows makes his normal start for JR Motorsports this week. Fellows hasn't won since 2008, but should still be viewed as a threat to win.
- #20- Ryan Truex will get a shot at winning a road course.
- #30- Miguel Paludo takes his Duroline Sponsor with him up to make a start in the Nationwide Series. Turner has had success using Truck Series drivers in the Nationwide Series.
- #87- Joe Nemechek moves over to a second NEMCO car to lock Alex Kennedy into the race.
Tune in to ABC at 2pm eastern for the Live running of the Zippo 200 this Saturday! Enjoy!