It's time once again for some great Nationwide Action. This week we head to Indiana. The Cup guys will be at the Brickyard, while the trucks and Nationwide drivers head to ORP, The O'Reilly Raceway Park, formorly IRP (Indianapolis Raceway Park). ORP is a great track and we will see a few past winners take to the track this weekend.
Carl Edwards won last year, Kyle Busch the year before that, and Jason Leffler the year before that. Add to that list Ron Hornaday Jr, who won in 2000, Mike Wallace who won in 1994, Joe Nemechek who won in 1992, and Morgan Shepherd who won in 1988, 1984, and 1982.
Morgan has a chance to reclaim some of that magic, as he will yet again be in the #21 Chevy. I think a good many of you will be tuning in to see if the Keselowski/Edwards fued continues. There is a good chance it might. Keselowski did finish 4th here last year. So both are pretty good at ORP.
Entry List and more after THE JUMP!
44 cars entered so 1 will miss the race!
|1||01||Mike Wallace||10 Chevy||Lori Davis|
|2||05||David Starr||Cash America||10 Chevy||Wayne Day||Not In|
|3||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||Citifinancial||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|4||7||Josh Wise||GoDaddy-HowDoYou?.com||10 Chevy||Bryan Mullet|
|5||09||10 Ford||Robby Benton|
|6||10||08 Toyota||Todd Braun|
|7||11||Brian Scott||AccuDoc Solutions||10 Toyota||Harry Scott Jr|
|8||12||Justin Allgaier||Verizon Wireless||10 Dodge||Roger Penske|
|9||15||Michael Annett||Pilot Travel Centers||10 Toyota||Bob Germain|
|10||16||Colin Braun||Conway||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|11||18||Kyle Busch||Fleet Locate||10 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|12||20||Matt Dibenedetto||Game Plan for Life||10 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|13||21||Morgan Shepherd||10 Chevy||Richard Childress|
|14||22||Brad Keselowski||Discount Tire||10 Dodge||Jodi Geschickter|
|15||23||Robert Richardson Jr||09 Chevy||Robert Richardson|
|16||24||Eric McClure||Hefty Odor Block||10 Ford||Ed Rensi||Not In|
|17||26||Brian Keselowski||10 Dodge||Bob Keselowski||Not In|
|18||27||Johnny Sauter||10 Ford||Mike Curb|
|19||28||Kenny Wallace||Federated Auto Parts||10 Chevy||Jay Robinson|
|20||31||J C Stout||10 Chevy||Rick Ware||Not In|
|21||32||Reed Sorenson||Dollar General Stores||08 Toyota||Todd Braun|
|22||33||Ron Hornaday Jr||Jimmy John's||10 Chevy||Delana Harvick|
|23||34||Tony Raines||Long John Silvers||10 Chevy||Bob Jenkins|
|24||35||Jason Keller||10 Chevy||Mark Smith|
|25||36||10 Chevrolet||Mark Smith||Not In|
|26||38||Jason Leffler||Great Clips||08 Toyota||Ralph Braun|
|27||40||Mike Bliss||Westerman Companies||10 Chevy||Curtis Key Sr|
|28||43||Kevin Swindell||10 Ford||Mike Curb|
|29||49||Mark Green||10 Chevy||Jay Robinson||Not In|
|30||52||Chris Lawson||10 Chevy||Jimmy Means||Not In|
|31||60||Carl Edwards||Fastenal||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|32||61||Matthew Carter||10 Ford||Doug Taylor||Not In|
|33||62||Brendan Gaughan||South Point Casino and Hotel||09 Toyota||Rusty Wallace|
|34||66||Steve Wallace||5 Hour Energy||09 Toyota||Rusty Wallace|
|35||70||Shelby Howard||InternationalTrucks.com||10 Chevy||Mary Louise Miller||Not In|
|36||81||Michael McDowell||R.J. Finley & Co.||10 Dodge||Pat MacDonald||Not In|
|37||87||Joe Nemechek||hostgator.com||09 Chevy||Andrea Nemechek|
|38||88||Aric Almirola||GT Vodka||10 Chevy||Dale Earnhardt Jr|
|39||89||Johnny Chapman||10 Chevy||Cindy Shepherd||Not In|
|40||90||Danny O'Quinn Jr||09 Chevy||Eddie D'hondt||Not In|
|41||91||Chase Miller||09 Chevy||Randy Humphrey||Not In|
|42||92||Dennis Setzer||10 Dodge||Brian Keselowski||Not In|
|43||98||Paul Menard||Menards||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|44||99||Trevor Bayne||Out! Pet Care||10 Toyota||Michael Waltrip|
David Starr will make his 3rd attempt in the #05 Chevy with Cash America on the car yet again.
Josh Wise remains in the# 7 Chevy this week.
We do not have a listed driver for the 09 RAB Ford, nor do we have a listed driver for the 10 Braun Toyota. Taylor Malsom has been driving that, and I would expect to see him in the car this week.
Kyle Busch returns to the #18, and Matt DiBenedetto remains in the #20.
Johnny Sauter returns to the #27 Ford this week for Baker Curb. The team has been start and Parking lately, and with Kevin Swindell driving the #43 this week, I think you can expect to see them do the same.
J. C. Stout, a Rick Ware Camping World Truck Driver, will make his first Nationwide Attempt this season.
Ron Hornaday will drive the #33 for Kevin Harvick this week.
With Sauter in the #27, the #36 does not have a listed driver.
And finally, Aric Almirola will make his first Nationwide Start of the year, driving the #88 for JR/Hendrick Motorsports. There is a chance that Almirola could drive the #88 full time next season. He, Steve Arpin, and Josh Wise seem to be the top contenders for that job.
Well, That's all for me. Join us at Saturday July 24th, 730pm eastern, on ESPN for the Kroger 200 from ORP. AND Check back here on Sunday for the Natiowide Review. Enjoy!