Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick are among the big names going down a level at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Phoenix Saturday afternoon.
Johnson is coming off his big win at the Daytona 500 just six days earlier, but his success in the Sprint Cup Series — to the tune of five-consecutive Cup championships — has not translated to the Nationwide cars. In 92 starts, according to ESPN's Brant James, Johnson has won just one Nationwide race in his career, back in 2001.
Among the other Sprint Cup Series regulars who will be throwing their hats into the ring on Saturday before the Sprint Cup race Sunday are Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Aric Almirola and Kyle Busch. Other recognizable names on the lineup card are Travis Pastrana, Sam Hornish, Jr., Elliot Sadler and Joe Nemechek.
Drivers will start their engines at 4:30 p.m. ET. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN2. For a full list of drivers, click here.