|Keselowski starts the Chase off with a brand new car (Getty)|
Brad Keselowski: will race chassis PRS-760 during Sunday's Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. This is a new chassis to the No. 2 fleet.
David Ragan: Primary: RK-777 Last ran Michigan - finished 12th; Backup: RK-711 Last ran Darlington - finished 21st
Mark Martin: Crew chief Lance McGrew has chosen Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-679 for Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway. This is the same chassis Martin drove to an eighth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.
Marcos Ambrose: The #9 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 703 for the 400.5-mile race at Chicagoland Speedway. This DEWALT Ford Fusion was previously run this season at Kansas and Indianapolis.
Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-640: This car debuted in May at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway where it enjoyed a solid outing, qualifying ninth and leading six laps before finishing seventh. It spent time in the wind tunnel afterward and made its second career start at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in June. There, it qualified 15th and moved its way into the top-five by lap 124, only to be felled two laps later when Stewart reported that he had lost third gear. The balky transmission prevented Stewart from getting up to speed quickly on restarts, which conspired to leave Chassis No. 14-640 in 21st place when the checkered flag dropped. The car returned to Pocono in August where it rallied from its 28th-place starting spot and a flat left-front tire on lap 92 that at one point had Stewart a lap down to finish on the lead lap in 11th. Chassis No. 14-640 returns to action this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., for the Geico 400.
Matt Kenseth: RK-741 (Last run at Michigan)
Kyle Busch: Chassis No. 326: This is a brand new chassis that is slated to see action for the first time in Sunday's Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.
|Busch Brothers: Kurt in Loudon car, Kyle in new ride (Getty)|
Paul Menard: will pilot Chassis No. 326 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This #27 Chevy Impala was a brand new addition to the RCR fleet for the 2011 season and was last seen in competition at Michigan International Speedway (August) where Menard started 11th and finished 26th. This racer also saw time at Bristol Motor Speedway (March) where he started fourth and finished fifth, The Sprint Showdown (May) where he started third and was running second when he was hit on the restart, relegating him to an 11th-place finish and at Michigan International Speedway in June, where Menard started ninth and finished fourth.
Kevin Harvick: will race chassis No. 378 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) stable. This is a brand new race car that will see its first on-track action at Chicagoland.
Jeff Burton: will race chassis No. 355 primary from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built new for the 2011 season, this #31 racer was first put through its first competitive paces at Darlington Raceway in May. Burton was on his way to posting a top-10 finish until the engine on the Caterpillar Chevrolet expired with just fewer than 20 laps remaining and resulted in a disappointing 33rd-place finish. In addition, this yellow and black machine was run at Kansas in June where it finished 25th.
Clint Bowyer: will pilot chassis No. 371 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. This is a brand new #33 Chevy Impala that will turn its first laps during opening practice on Friday.
Juan Pablo Montoya: Crew Chief Jim Pohlman and the #42 team are bringing chassis #1105 to Chicagoland this weekend, marking the seventh race of the season for this chassis. Montoya previously ran this car at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
|Allmendinger gets new car, Ambrose in Kansas car (Getty)|
Bobby Labonte: Crew chief Frank Kerr has decided to bring the chassis Labonte raced at Kentucky Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier this season to the 1.5-mile tri-oval.
Jimmie Johnson: will pilot chassis No. 681 in Sunday's event. He last drove that car to a 19th-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. Johnson finished second in backup chassis No. 650 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-668 this weekend at Chicago. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a ninth-place finish at Pocono Raceway in August. This chassis first saw action at Michigan International Speedway in June.
Carl Edwards: RK-788 - New car
- compiled by Jayski.com