That's right folks, it's time for the king of Short Tracks, the Birthplace of Feuds, the Crucible of motorsports: Bristol Motor Speedway. Bristol is by far my favorite short track. Every state has a short track like Bristol, but you never see anything near the quality of racing that you do at Bristol. If last night's Truck Race is any indication, we are in for a wild ride. Kyle Busch is looking to go 2 for 2 this weekend, and if he clears this one, he'll try to go 3 for 3 Saturday night. The other two guys who are triple duty this week didn't fare so well last night. Elliott Sadler wrecked twice, Brad Keselowski spun and had a hard fight back into the top 10. This is the last season that we will see the old Nationwide Cars, so let's give the last generation a wild sendoff.
Entry List and more after the JUMP!
|1||0||Brad Teague||TBA||10 Chevy||Johnny Davis|
|2||01||Mike Wallace||JDavisMotorsports.com||10 Chevy||Lori Davis|
|3||1||Ryan Newman||Phoenix Construction||10 Chevy||James Finch|
|4||04||Jeremy Clements||Boudreaux's Butt Paste||10 Chevy||Gene Vess|
|5||05||Willie Allen||31-W Insulation||10 Chevy||Wayne Day|
|6||6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||Citifinancial||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|7||7||Josh Wise||Hot Wheels||10 Chevy||Bryan Mullet|
|8||07||Danny Efland||Danny Efland Racing||10 Chevy||Thomas Efland Jr|
|9||09||John Wes Townley||TBA||10 Ford||Robby Benton|
|10||10||Jason Leffler||Fraternal Order of Eagles||08 Toyota||Todd Braun|
|11||11||Brian Scott||AccuDoc||10 Toyota||Harry Scott Jr|
|12||12||Justin Allgaier||Verizon Wireless||10 Dodge||Roger Penske|
|13||15||Michael Annett||Pilot Travel Centers||10 Toyota||Bob Germain|
|14||16||Brian Ickler||Roush Fenway Racing||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|15||18||Kyle Busch||Z Line||10 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|16||20||Joey Logano||GameStop||10 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|17||21||Clint Bowyer||ZAXBY'S||10 Chevy||Richard Childress|
|18||22||Brad Keselowski||Discount Tire||10 Dodge||Jodi Geschickter|
|19||23||Robert Richardson Jr||R3 Motorsports||09 Chevy||Robert Richardson|
|20||24||Eric McClure||Hefty Odor Block||09 Ford||Ed Rensi|
|21||26||Brian Keselowski||K-Automotive Motorsports||10 Dodge||Bob Keselowski|
|22||27||Danny O'Quinn Jr||Heil Trailers||10 Ford||Mike Curb|
|23||28||Kenny Wallace||Chloe Duyck Foundation||10 Chevy||Jay Robinson|
|24||32||Reed Sorenson||Dollar General||08 Toyota||Todd Braun|
|25||33||Elliott Sadler||Rheem Heating and Air Conditioning Chevy||10 Chevy||Delana Harvick|
|26||34||Tony Raines||Long John Silvers||10 Chevy||Bob Jenkins|
|27||35||Jason Keller||Food Country USA||10 Chevy||Mark Smith|
|28||36||Jeff Green||TBA||10 Chevy||Mark Smith|
|29||38||Kasey Kahne||Great Clips||08 Toyota||Ralph Braun|
|30||39||Sean Caisse||Rimz One||09 Ford||Archie St Hilaire|
|31||40||Mike Bliss||Westerman Companies||10 Chevy||Curtis Key Sr|
|32||42||Parker Kligerman||Pelletier Brothers Lumber||10 Dodge||Eddie Smith|
|33||43||Drew Herring||TBA||10 Ford||Mike Curb|
|34||49||Mark Green||FX Networks||10 Chevy||Jay Robinson|
|35||52||Chris Lawson||My 3 Sons Vending||10 Chevy||Jimmy Means|
|36||56||Kevin Lepage||TBA||10 Chevy||John McNelly|
|37||60||Carl Edwards||FASTENAL||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|38||61||J.J. Yeley||TBA||10 Ford||Doug Taylor|
|39||62||Brendan Gaughan||South Point Hotel & Casino||10 Toyota||Rusty Wallace|
|40||66||Steve Wallace||5 Hour Energy||10 Toyota||Rusty Wallace|
|41||70||Shelby Howard||Foretravel||10 Chevy||Mary Louise Miller|
|42||73||Derrike Cope||Charter Dodge||09 Dodge||Derrike Cope|
|43||75||Johnny Chapman||Victory in Jesus Racing||10 Chevy||Dana Tomes|
|44||76||Ryan Hackett||www.jandrsupply.com||10 Ford||Ray Hackett|
|45||81||Michael McDowell||K-Love||10 Dodge||Pat MacDonald|
|46||87||Joe Nemechek||TBA||09 Chevy||Andrea Nemechek|
|47||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr||Realtree Outfitters||10 Chevy||Dale Earnhardt Jr|
|48||89||Morgan Shepherd||Victory in Jesus Racing||10 Chevy||Cindy Shepherd|
|49||90||Chase Miller||D'Hondt-Humphrey Motorsports||09 Chevy||Eddie D'hondt|
|50||91||David Gilliland||D'Hondt-Humphrey Motorsports||09 Chevy||Randy Humphrey|
|51||98||Paul Menard||RICHMOND/MENARDS||10 Ford||Jack Roush|
|52||99||Trevor Bayne||Out! Pet Care||10 Toyota||Michael Waltrip|
That's a lot of cars so that means 9 Cars will miss the race. Let's look at some interesting details about the entry list:
Brad Teague will return to action this week driving a JD Motorsports Chevy.
Ryan Newman is back again. He's gonna be one to look out for in this race.
Jason Leffler moves to the #10 Toyota this week. As Kasey Kahne is in his #38 Toyota.
Clint Bowyer returns to the #21 this week, which means that Morgan Shepherd will have to qualify on time.
Danny O'Quinn will drive the #27 this week. The team claims it will attempt to run the entire race.
Triple Duty Elliott Sadler will drive Kevin Harvick's #33 Chevy. Harvick is ready to focus on winning in the cup series now that he is locked into the chase.
Jeff Green enters a third TriStar Chevy this week.
Sean Caisse will pilot the Go Green #39 Ford this week.
Parker Kligerman returns to action this week.
Drew Herring will make his second attempt in the #43 Ford
J.J. Yeley will drive the #61 this week - this could be a start and park team this week.
Johnny Chapman will drive the #75 this week.
Ryan Hackett will attempt to move his struggling Truck team up to Nationwide this week.
and finally, Dale Earnhardt Jr returns to action this week. He announced that Aric Almirola will drive the #88 next year full time. Almirola could hop in the car later this year.
The Nationwide Series schedule was released. Next year will consist of 34 races, all featuring the new car.
Iowa Speedway, which joined the schedule in 2009, receives a second date in 2011 and a new date has been added at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, June 4. Last season's successful inaugural event at the Road America road course in Wisconsin returns in 2011 on Saturday June, 25, the weekend before the Friday July, 1 race at Daytona International Speedway. A previous stand-alone event at Kentucky Speedway now will be part of the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup/NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend on Friday July, 8.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series will be paired with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on three weekends, at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday April, 23 and Saturday July, 23 and at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis on Saturday July, 30. Thanks Jayski!
You are really gonna want to watch this race tomorrow night. If your gonna set your DVR to record, make sure you set it past the end of this race. Otherwise you may miss the end. Tune in Friday Night at 7:30pm to ESPN to catch the Food City 250 from Bristol, TN. Enjoy!