Nationwide Under The Lights: The Food City 250 Preview

Can Austin get back in the Championsip hunt at Bristol?June 29, 2012; Sparta, IN, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon in the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Bristol Motor Speedway has always been a hot bed of anger, hard driving, and amazing finishes. This week should be no different.

The added element this week of Friday Night Prime Time Racing doesn't hurt either.

There are quite a few Cup drivers this week, but Bristol is a very good equalizer. It's about surviving and being able to outdrive everyone around you. The Championship standings could take a hit as well this week.

Entry Car# Driver Sponsor Manu Owner
1 00 Blake Koch 12 Chevy Mike Ruch
2 01 Mike Wallace 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
3 2 Elliott Sadler One Main Financial 12 Chevy Richard Childress
4 3 Austin Dillon AMERICAN ETHANOL 12 Chevy Richard Childress
5 4 Danny Efland 12 Chevy JD Motorsports
6 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr NOS 12 Ford Roush Fenway
7 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
8 08 Tim Andrews 12 Ford Randy Hill
9 10 Jeff Green [PC] 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
10 11 Brian Scott Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
11 12 Sam Hornish Jr Detroit Genuine Parts 12 Dodge Roger Penske
12 14 Eric McClure Hefty/Reynolds Wrap 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
13 15 Carl Long Lilly Trucking 12 Chevy Rick Ware
14 18 Joey Logano(i) Dollar General 12 Toyota Joe Gibbs
15 19 Tayler Malsam G-Oil 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
16 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire 12 Dodge Roger Penske
17 23 Robert Richardson Jr N. TX Pipe 12 Chevy R3 Motorsports
18 24 Benny Gordon 12 Toyota SC2 Motorsports
19 30 Nelson Piquet Jr(i) Autotrac 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 12 Chevy Tommy Baldwin
23 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips 12 Chevy Turner Motorsports
24 39 Josh Richards Joy Global Ford 12 Ford Go Green Racing
25 40 Erik Darnell 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
26 41 Timmy Hill Lilly Trucking 12 Ford Rick Ware
27 42 Josh Wise(i) 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
28 43 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J 12 Ford Richard Petty
29 44 Mike Bliss 12 Toyota TriStar Motorsports
30 46 Chase Miller 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
31 47 Matt Dibenedetto 12 Chevy The Motorsports Group
32 50 David Starr 12 Chevy MAKE Motorsports
33 51 Jeremy Clements USS James E. Williams 10 Chevy Jeremy Clements
34 52 Joey Gase Jimco Windows 12 Chevy Jimmy Means
35 54 Kyle Busch(i) Monster Energy 12 Toyota Kyle Busch
36 60 Trevor Bayne Yourracecar.com 12 Ford Roush Fenway
37 70 Johanna Long Foretravel 12 Chevy ML Motorsports
38 71 Matthew Carter Lilly Trucking 12 Chevy Rick Ware
39 75 Scott Riggs(i) Lilly Trucking 12 Chevy Rick Ware
40 81 Jason Bowles American Majority 12 Toyota MacDonald Motorsports
41 86 Kevin Lepage 12 Ford Scott Deware
42 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy 12 Toyota NEMCO
43 88 Cole Whitt SPY Optic 12 Chevy JR Motorsports
44 89 Morgan Shepherd 12 Chevy Faith Motorsports
45 99 John Wes Townley(i) Zaxby's 12 Toyota RAB Racing

45 drivers are entered this week, so two teams will go home. Just a few notes this week:

#2- Elliott Sadler will be looking to survive, but will also be looking to get his fourth win of the year.

#3- Austin Dillon has had some issues the past few weeks. He's had two failed inspections and now needs to get back on track if he hopes to win his first Nationwide Series Championship. Dillon is also in a battle with Cole Whitt for Rookie Of The Year. Both have had great first seasons.

#6- Ricky Stenhouse Jr is looking to get back to the top of the Points Charts. Stenhouse has shaken off a few bad weeks to pull within 22 points.

Join us Friday Night for some awesome Nationwide Racing. It's Bristol Short Track Racing Live on ESPN at 7pm Eastern! Enjoy!

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