NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Notes and Entry List

SprintTRACK NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.54 mile quad oval, 325 laps, 500.5 miles
    Degree of Banking: Turns: 24 degrees; Straightaways: 5 degrees
    Straights: Front stretch – 2332 feet; Backstretch – 1800 feet
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Pace Car Speed: 55mph
    Grandstand Seating: 75,000 [was 92,000 and 98,000]
    Opened: 1960
  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Major Dan Rooney
    Command to start engines: Major Dan Rooney
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: Musician Gavin DeGraw
    Color Guard: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: TBA
    Flyover: TBA
  • August 2014 Race Winner: #5-Kasey Kahne, 131.514mph, started 9th
  • Final March 2010 Race Winner: #2-Kurt Busch, 131.294, started 11th
  • Race Record: Dale Earnhardt, Nov 12, 1995, 163.633mph
  • Slowest Race Record: Fred Lorenzen, 1962, 101.983mph
  • Youngest Race Winner: Kyle Busch, 3/09/2008 – 22 years, 10 months, 7 days
  • Oldest Race Winner: Morgan Shepherd, 3/20/1993 – 51 years, 5 months, 8 days
  • Race Winners: 42
  • August 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 190.398mph, finished 19th
  • Final March 2010 Pole Winner: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 192.761, finished 15th
  • Track Qualifying Record: Geoffrey Bodine, 11/16/1997, 197.478mph
  • Last Race Won from 1st Starting Position: Kasey Kahne (03/19/2006)
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Terry Labonte, 3/15/1981 – 24 years, 3 months, 27 days
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Harry Gant, 11/14/1993 – 53 years, 10 months, 4 days
  • Pole Winners: 45

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TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Pre-Race: FOX – 12:30pm/et
  • Television Race Coverage: FOX, 1:00pm/et
  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds
  • Pit Reporters: Chris Neville, Jamie Little, Matt Yocum
  • Hollywood Hotel/Host: Chris Myers, Michael Waltrip
  • Rules Analyst: Andy Petree
  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:00am/et on FoxSports1

EVENT SCHEDULE
Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, February 26
10:00 AM NSCS HAULERS ENTER
11:30 AM – 7:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM 2:25 PM NSCS TEST
3:00 PM 4:55 PM NSCS TEST

Friday, February 27
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 PM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER, MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:00 – 2:25 PM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
5:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)

Saturday, February 28
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
12:00 – 1:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)

Sunday, March 1
8:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Speedway Children’s Charities Track Walk
11:00 AM 12:20 PM Concert
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER/CREW CHIEFS MEETING
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
1:00 PM NSCS RACE (Fox)
NSCS = Sprint Cup Series

TIRE NOTES

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits:
Sprint Cup: 5 sets for Friday/Saturday practice/qualifying and 12 sets for the race;

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4384; Right-side — D-4602

Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side — 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 22 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi;
Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 47 psi

Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Atlanta this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams have run at this track the last two seasons . . . this left-side tire code (D-4384) has actually been run at Atlanta since 2012 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4602) incorporates Goodyear Racing’s multi-zone tread technology, which debuted at Atlanta in 2013 . . . the tire features two distinct tread compounds — one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard two inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard 10 inches . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Weather:
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway – 3/1/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald’s 18
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Detroit Parts 5
3 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow 20
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John’s 1
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance 15
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford Advocare 8
7 7 Alex Bowman Chevy Toy State / Nikko 33
8 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Medallion Bank 23
9 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com 28
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 3
11 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 26
12 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 25
13 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 19
14 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho 14
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fifth Third Bank 27
16 18 David Ragan Toyota M&M’s Crispy 10
17 19 Carl Edwards* Toyota ARRIS 56
18 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 7
19 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 4
20 23 J.J. Yeley (i) Toyota Dr. Pepper 36
21 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 3M 5
22 26 Jeb Burton # Toyota Maxium Fantasy Sports App 31
23 27 Paul Menard Chevy Duracell / Menards 21
24 29 Reed Sorenson* Toyota TBA 56
25 30 Ron Hornaday* Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing 56
26 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 2
27 32 Mike Bliss(i) Ford Rimrock Design 38
28 33 Brian Scott (i) Chevy Little Joe’s Auto 40
29 34 Joe Nemechek* (i) Ford CSX – Play It Safe 48
30 35 Cole Whitt Ford Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters 32
31 38 David Gilliland Ford Love’s Travel Stops 30
32 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Snap Fittness 34
33 41 Regan Smith (i) Chevy Haas Automation 14
34 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Energizer 17
35 43 Aric Almirola Ford Fresh from Florida 16
36 44 Travis Kvapil (i) Chevy TBA 44
37 46 Michael Annett* Chevy Pilot Flying J 49
38 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Better Than Bouillon 13
39 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe’s 11
40 51 Justin Allgaier Chevy Brandt 29
41 55 Brett Moffitt Toyota Aaron’s 60th Anniversary Dream Machine 22
42 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Chevy A-S Medication Solutions 35
43 66 Mike Wallace Toyota TBA 39
44 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furnitrue Row 24
45 83 Matt Dibenedetto Toyota Burger King 41
46 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Kelley Blue Book 9
47 95 Michael McDowell Ford Thrivent Financial 42
48 98 Josh Wise Ford Phil Parsons Racing 37

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

Ties are broken as follows:
1) Owners Points
2) Best finishes, most wins, 2nds, 3rds and so on until the tie is broken
3) If tie still remains, then the team with the highest position first breaks the tie
(so if two are ties, both have a win, then the team who won first gets the spot)

 

 

 

 

 

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