Thursday, May 16, 2013

Driver Chassis Selections for 2013 NASCAR All-Star Race

Carl Edwards in the crowd following his 2011 All-Star race win

#2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis for the All-Star race at Charlotte is PRS-845, which finished 3rd at Bristol in March. Backup Chassis is PRS-847, which has been a backup in a few races, but not raced.

#5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-763 for Saturday's event. Most recently, Kahne drove this chassis at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, and he finished ninth. He also tested this chassis at Charlotte in December 2012 and January 2013.

#9-Marcos Ambrose: The #9 DeWalt team has prepared chassis No. 804 for the All-Star Race. The team tested this chassis at Charlotte Motor Speedway in January where they posted the fourth fastest speed of the day.

#10-Danica Patrick will pilot chassis 10-751 was first used by Patrick in March at Auto Club Speedway, where she started 40th and finished 26th. She then drove this car in April at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, where she started 25th and finished 25th.

#15-Clint Bowyer: primary chassis No. 773 is brand new for the Sprint All-Star Race. Backup chassis No. 724 served backup duty at Las Vegas, Fontana, Texas, Kansas and Darlington, but has yet to see the track this season.

#16-Greg Biffle: and the Matt Puccia led #16 3M Filtrete Ford team will bring primary chassis RK-817 to the All-Star race at Charlotte, which last raced at Kansas and earned a 19th-place finish. RK-817 is the same car that Biffle won Michigan with in the fall of 2012.

#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: and the #17 Best Buy Racing team will be using primary chassis RK- 811 which raced numerous times by #99 in 2012. Backup chassis RK-791 raced numerous times by #99 in 2012.

#22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis for the All-Star race at Charlotte is PRS-855 which is a new chassis. Backup Chassis is PRS-844, which has been a backup in a few races, but not raced.

#27-Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 386 in the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This #27 Menards / Serta Chevrolet SS raced at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012, but has not previously run this season.

#29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot chassis No. 378 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race under the lights of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Harvick last drove this RCR Rheem/Budweiser machine to a 13th-place result at Auto Club Speedway in March.

#31-Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 393 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This #31 Caterpillar Chevy was utilized five times during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Auto Club Speedway, Darlington, Michigan, Atlanta and Kansas. Burton also piloted this machine earlier this season at Las Vegas and Kansas.

#39-Ryan Newman Chassis No. 39-727 debuted at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 2012, when Newman finished 14th. The chassis made its last start of the 2012 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Newman and the #39 team recorded a third-place finish. Chassis No. 39-727 was outfitted with a Chevrolet SS body over the winter, and it was wind-tunnel tested last week in preparation for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

#43-Aric Almirola:: The #43 Smithfield team has prepared chassis No. 742 for the Sprint Showdown. Almirola drove the chassis at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March where he drove from a 22nd starting spot to finish 16th.

#48-Jimmie Johnson: will drive chassis No. 784 for the Sprint All-Star Race last ran at Kansas in April finishing 3rd, before that was at Auto Club Speedway, finishing 12th. Chassis No. 720 serves as the backup.

#55-Mark Martin: is running Chassis 722 finished eighth at Bristol with Brian Vickers behind wheel. Backup chassis is 720.

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.:crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 crew will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-716. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a 16th-place finish at Kansas Speedway in April.

#99-Carl Edwards the #99 Fastenal team will be bringing chassis RK-821 for the Sprint All-Star race weekend at Charlotte which last ran at Auto Club Speedway in April -- finishing fourth. Chassis RK-831 is the backup that was also the backup at Darlington last week. Carl Edwards will make his eighth appearance in the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous starts he has one win, three top-five and four top-10 finishes. Fastenal returns to the track in their primary paint scheme featuring suppliers GearWrench, Greenfield Industries, Port-a-cool and Blackstone on the hood, TV panel, deck-lid and B-post.

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