Thursday, July 11, 2013

Driver Chassis Selections: 2013 Camping World RV 301 at New Hampshire

Kasey Kahne is using his winning Bristol chassis at Loudon Sunday

#2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis: PRS-845. Last Raced: All-Star Race (finished 22nd). Backup Chassis: PRS-847. Last Raced: Backup at several tracks (not raced)

#5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-769 for the New Hampshire race. Kahne has raced this car four times this season, notably reaching Victory Lane at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on March 17. During those four starts, he has averaged a 4.75 starting spot on the strength of outside pole positions at Phoenix and Bristol and a fourth-place start at Richmond, Va. Kahne also lined up 11th in this car on June 2 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

#9-Marcos Ambrose: The No. 9 team will bring chassis No. 728 to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The team competed with chassis No. 728 at Martinsville Speedway where Ambrose started from the outside pole and posted an eight-place finish.

#10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-791: Chassis No. 10-791 made its debut in April at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, where Patrick started 30th and finished 29th. She and the GoDaddy team then tested the car June 25 and 26 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

#14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-792: This car made its debut in April at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. It started 21st but Stewart wheeled it into the top-five prior to a green-white-checkered finish. There, Stewart was bumped out of the way in the two-lap scramble and instead of finishing fifth, he wound up a disappointing 18th. Chassis No. 14-792 gets another crack at a strong run when it rolls out of the transporter for this weekend's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

#15-Clint Bowyer: Primary Chassis No. 761 raced to a runner-up finish at Martinsville in April. The No. 15 team also used the chassis for their May 14-15 Goodyear Tire Test at Loudon

#16-Greg Biffle: Primary Chassis: RK-856 Brand new chassis was tested by Biffle and the team a few weeks ago at Loudon. Backup Chassis: RK-822 Last ran Martinsville finished 9th.

#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Primary Chassis: RK- 858- new chassis. The team brought this machine to the Loudon test last month to get it dialed in for Sunday's Camping World RV 301. Backup Chassis: RK-801 - chassis raced numerous times by No. 99 in 2012.

#22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-855. Last Raced: All-Star Race (finished 2nd). Backup Chassis: PRS-844. Last Raced: Backup and several tracks (not raced)

#27-Paul Menard: will pilot chassis No. 419 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS was previously run this season at Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.

#29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot chassis No. 420 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Camping World RV Sales 301 on Sunday afternoon. Harvick most recently drove this Chevrolet to Victory Lane at Richmond International Raceway in April.

#31-Jeff Burton: will race chassis No. 421 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway in March.

#39-Ryan Newman: Chassis No. 39-783: Newman will pilot Chassis No. 39-783 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. This chassis debuted at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in April, where Newman had a strong run going but was relegated to a 31st-place finish after suffering a pair of flat tires. Since then, Chassis No. 39-783 has been outfitted with body updates and was utilized for a test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month.

#43-Aric Almirola:: The No. 43 team will race the chassis No. 736 this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

#48-Jimmie Johnson: will drive chassis No. 806, a new chassis, at New Hampshire. Chassis No. 778 serves as the backup.

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-721 this weekend at New Hampshire. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a 10th-place finish at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on April 27.

#99-Carl Edwards: RK - 857: last ran at Loudon test in June. RK - 819: last ran in Martinsville

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