Forty-nine drivers entered for Kentucky Sprint Cup race

NASCAR's biggest names head to Sparta

July 6, 2011 

  • Kentucky Speedway schedule of NASCAR events

    Wednesday

    9 a.m.-7 p.m. — Ticket office and gift shop hours

    4-5 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series practice

    6-7 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series practice

    Thursday

    7 a.m. — Buses and trams for fans begin operations

    8 a.m. — Parking lots open

    9 a.m. — Gate 20 and Gate 20 ticket booth open. Souvenir Row and midway displays open

    9 a.m.-11 p.m. — Ticket office and gift shop hours

    10 a.m. — Camping World Truck Series final practice

    11:05 a.m. —Sprint Cup Series Testing

    2 p.m. — All gates open

    3:05 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series qualifying

    4 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series testing

    6:10 p.m. — Nationwide Series practice

    7:35 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series driver introductions

    8 p.m. — Camping World Truck Series race: UNOH 225 (150 laps, 225 miles)

    Friday

    7 a.m. — Buses and trams for fans begin operations

    8 a.m. — Parking lots open

    9 a.m. — Gate 20 and Gate 20 ticket booth open. Souvenir Row and midway displays open. Final practice for Nationwide series race.

    11:30 a.m. — Sprint Cup Series practice

    9 a.m.-11 p.m. — Ticket office and gift shop hours

    1:30 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series final practice

    2 p.m. — All gates open

    3:40 p.m. — Nationwide Series qualifying

    5:10 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series qualifying

    7 p.m. — Nationwide Series driver introductions

    7:30 p.m. — Nationwide Series race: Feed The Children 300 (200 laps, 300 miles)

    Saturday

    7 a.m. — Buses and trams for fans begin operations

    8 a.m. — Parking lots open

    9 a.m. — Gate 20 and Gate 20 ticket booth open. Souvenir Row and midway displays open.

    9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. — Ticket office hours

    9 a.m.-11 p.m. — Gift shop hours

    2 p.m. — All gates open

    2:40-3:40 p.m. — Pace-car rides

    5 p.m. — Pre-race concert by Clay Walker

    7 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series driver introductions

    7:30 p.m. — Sprint Cup Series race: Quaker State 400 (267 laps, 400 miles)

  • Entry list for Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway

    Car number and driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor

    00 David Reutimann Rob Kauffman Rodney Childers Toyota Tums

    1 Jamie McMurray Teresa Earnhardt Kevin Manion Chevrolet McDonald's

    2 Brad Keselowski Roger Penske Paul Wolfe Dodge Miller Lite

    4 Kasey Kahne Dietrich Mateschitz Kenny Francis Toyota Red Bull

    5 Mark Martin Mary Hendrick Lance McGrew Chevrolet Quaker State/GoDaddy.com

    6 David Ragan John Henry Drew Blickensderfer Ford UPS

    7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Samuel Stanley Dodge Speed Energy

    9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Todd Parrott Ford Porter-Cable Power Tools

    11 Denny Hamlin J.D. Gibbs Michael Ford Toyota FedEx Ground

    13 Casey Mears Bob Germain Bootie Barker Toyota Geico

    14 Tony Stewart Margaret Haas Darian Grubb Chevrolet Office Depot/Mobil 1

    15 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Bobby Kennedy Toyota Aaron's/Darrell Waltrip Hall Of Fame

    16 Greg Biffle Jack Roush Greg Erwin Ford 3M

    17 Matt Kenseth John Henry Jimmy Fennig Ford Crown Royal

    18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Dave Rogers Toyota M&M's

    20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Greg Zipadelli Toyota The Home Depot

    22 Kurt Busch Walter Czarnecki Steve Addington Dodge Shell/Pennzoil

    24 Jeff Gordon Rick Hendrick Alan Gustafson Chevrolet DuPont

    27 Paul Menard Tom Pumpelly Slugger Labbe Chevrolet Sylvania/Menards Chevrolet

    29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Gil Martin Chevrolet Budweiser

    30 David Stremme Timothy McSweeney Steve Lane Chevrolet TBA

    31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Todd Berrier Chevrolet Caterpillar

    32 Mike Bliss Frank Stoddard Jr. Francis Stoddard Sr. Ford U.S. Chrome

    33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Shane Wilson Chevrolet Cheerios/Hamburger Helpter

    34 David Gilliland Bob Jenkins Peter Sospenzo Ford Taco Bell

    36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Kevin Buskirk Chevrolet Big Red

    37 Tony Raines Brad Jenkins Greg Conner Ford TBA

    38 Travis Kvapil Bob Jenkins Jay Guy Ford Long John Silver's

    39 Ryan Newman Tony Stewart Tony Gibson Chevrolet Tornados

    42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Brian Pattie Chevrolet Target

    43 AJ Allmendinger Richard Petty Mike Shiplett Ford Valvoline

    46 J.J. Yeley Tommy McMillan Tony Furr Chevrolet Red Line Oil

    47 Bobby Labonte Tad Geschickter Frank Kerr Toyota Scott Products

    48 Jimmie Johnson Jeff Gordon Chad Knaus Chevrolet Lowe's

    50 T.J. Bell Joseph Falk Jeff McClure Toyota TBA

    51 Landon Cassill James Finch Nick Harrison Chevrolet Security Benefit/Thank A Teacher Today

    55 TBA Bob Jenkins Derrick Finley Ford TBA

    56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Chad Johnston Toyota NAPA Good To Go Rebate

    60 Mike Skinner Michael Hillman Thomas Ackerman Toyota Big Red

    66 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Gene Nead Toyota HP Racing LLC

    71 Andy Lally Kevin Buckler Doug Richert Ford TRG Motorsports

    77 Scott Wimmer Robby Gordon Patrick Donahue Dodge Speed Energy

    78 Regan Smith Barney Visser Pete Rondeau Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing

    81 Scott Riggs Dusty Whitney Mike Abner Chevrolet Whitney'sCollision.com

    83 Brian Vickers Dietrich Mateschitz Ryan Pemberton Toyota Red Bull

    87 Joe Nemechek Andrea Nemechek Philippe Lopez Toyota NEMCO Motorsports

    88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rick Hendrick Steve Letarte Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard

    95 David Starr Bob Leavine Wally Rogers Ford TBA

    99 Carl Edwards Jack Roush Bob Osborne Ford AFLAC

The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway is shaping up as a popular date on the calendar.

Forty-nine drivers were entered Tuesday for Saturday's Quaker State 400 at Sparta.

Ultimately, 43 drivers will take part in the race.

Qualifying for the Quaker State 400 will be held Friday, beginning at 5:10 p.m.

The race is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Most of NASCAR's biggest names will be on hand, including the current top 10 in the Sprint Cup points standings: Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman.

Also entered is Kentucky native Michael Waltrip.

Notable among those not entered is 2011 Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne. Bayne will race in Friday's NASCAR Nationwide Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

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