NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Notes and Entry List

SprintTRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 160 laps, 400 miles
    Tri-oval with 31-degree banking in the turns
    18-degree banking in the tri-oval and 6-degree banking on the straightaways
    Date track opened: 1959
    Banking in turns 1-4: 31 degrees
    Banking in tri-oval: 18 degrees
    Banking on backstretch: 3 degrees
    Banking on the straightaway: 6 degrees
    Length of frontstretch: 3,800 feet
    Length of backstretch: 3,400 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 147,000 [was 168,000, will be 101,000 in 2016].
    Pit Road Speed: 55 mph
    Pace Car Speed: 70 mph
    Pit Road Length: 1,600 feet
    Pit Road Width: 50 feet
    Opened: 1959
  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: TBA
    Command to start engines: TBA
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: TBA
    Flyover: Three P-51 Mustangs
  • 2014 Daytona 500 Race Winner: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 145.290mph, started 9th
  • 2013 July Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 154.313mph, started 8th
  • Track Race Record: Buddy Baker, Feb 1980, 177.602mph
  • Oldest Race Winner: Bobby Allison, 50 years, 2 months, 11 days, 2/14/1988
  • Youngest Race Winner: Trevor Bayne, 20 years, 0 months, 1 days, 2/20/2011
  • Worst Starting Spot to win: #14-Tony Stewart, started 42nd, 7/7/2012
  • 2014 Daytona 500 Pole Winner: #3-Austin Dillon, 196.019, finished 9th
  • 2013 July Pole Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 193.723, finished 12th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott, 210.364mph, February 1987
  • Track Qualifying Record with restrictor plate: Ken Schrader, 196.996, February 1989
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 52 years, 5 months, 23 days, Daytona, 7/1/2011
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Austin Dillon, 23 years, 9 months, 20 days, 2/16/2014
  • Only Woman Daytona 500 Pole Sitter: #10-Danica Patrick, 196.434, finished 8th

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • Countdown to Green NASCAR Pre-Race: TNT – 6:30pm/et
  • Television Race Coverage: TNT, 7:30pm/et
  • In the Booth: Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach Jr., Kyle Petty, Larry McReynolds
  • Pit Reporters: Matt Yocum, Marty Snider, Ralph Sheheen, Chris Neville
  • TNT’s Pre-race show: Wally Dallenbach Jr., Larry McReynolds, Kyle Petty
  • In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch
    NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham
  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 5:30pm/et on FoxSports2

EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track

Wednesday, July 2
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Thursday, July 3
8:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
11:00 AM NSCS SPOTTERS MEETINGS
3:00 PM NSCS ROOKIES MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
4:00 – 5:20 PM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
6:35 – 8:00 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
10:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, July 4
9:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
5:10 PM NSCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (FoxSports 1)
7:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, July 5
3:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
5:30 PM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEF MEETING
7:00 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
7:30 PM NSCS RACE (TNT)

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials
  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 4 sets for practice/qualifying and 6 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 5 sets for the event
  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side — D-4596; Right-side — D-4600
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.99 in. (2,235 mm);
    Right-side — 88.50 in. (2,248 mm)
  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
    Right Front — 55 psi; Right Rear — 50 psi
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 27 psi; Left Rear — 27 psi;
    Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 48 psi
  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run the same tire codes at Daytona this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that major NASCAR teams have run at both Daytona and Talladega since last October . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Daytona . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
Coke Zero 400
Daytona International Speedway – 7/5/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna 21
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Alliance Truck Parts 4
3 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy Bass Pro / NRA Museum 18
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser Folds of Honor 9
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmer’s Insurance / GI Jobs 16
6 7 Michael Annett # Chevy Pilot Flying J 30
7 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Dewalt 20
8 10 Danica Patrick Chevy Florida Lottery / GoDaddy 28
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 12
10 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 24
11 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Ducks Unlimited 17
12 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota RK Motors 15
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Stars & Stripes 14
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Cargill Winn-Dixie 27
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 10
16 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Home Depot Husky 5
17 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 42
18 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 7
19 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota Dr. Pepper 36
20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Pepsi REAL.BIG.SUMMER 1
21 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota TBA 32
22 27 Paul Menard Chevy Splash / Menards 11
23 29 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota Toyota Cares 52
24 31 Ryan Newman Chevy WIX Filters 8
25 32 Terry Labonte Ford C&J Energy Services 38
26 33 Bobby Labonte Chevy Little Joe Autos 41
27 34 David Ragan Ford Farm Rich 35
28 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy Golden Corrall 34
29 38 David Gilliland Ford Love’s Travel Stops 31
30 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Newtown Building Supplies 33
31 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Haas Automation 26
32 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy Target 13
33 43 Aric Almirola Ford United States Air Force 23
34 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Scott Products 22
35 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe’s Patriotic 2
36 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy AccuDoc Solutions 29
37 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron’s / FSU National Champions 19
38 66 Michael Waltrip Ford RoyalTeakCollection.com 39
39 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row 25
40 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota VooDoo BBQ 40
41 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy National Guard 3
42 95 Michael McDowell Ford JPO Absorbents 44
43 98 Josh Wise Chevy Charlie Christ for Governor 37
44 99 Carl Edwards Ford Subway 6

 

RED – Needs to qualify by speed
# – Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
(i) – driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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