Friday, February 28, 2014

Phoenix Driver Chassis Selections: 2014 The Profit on CNBC 500

Dillon will be using the same Phoenix chassis Harvick used to win last fall
#2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis: PRS-864 - New Chassis. Backup Chassis: PRS-853 - Last Raced: Texas 2013 (finished 3rd as #22 car).

#3-Austin Dillon: will pilot Chassis No. 430 in the Profit on CNBC 500 presented by Small Business Fueling America at Phoenix International Raceway. This is the same Chevrolet SS the Gil Martin-led team utilized at Phoenix International Raceway in November 2013, racing to Victory Lane.

#4-Kevin Harvick: will pilot Chassis No. 4-482 at Phoenix International Raceway in Sunday's The Profit on CNBC 500. Built new for 2014, Chassis 4-482 will see its first laps of competition this weekend.

#5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-815 for Sunday's race at Phoenix. Kahne drove this chassis three times toward the end of 2013. In September 2013, he raced this car to a 14th-place finish at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. He qualified second with it at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and most recently, Kahne drove this chassis to a second-place finish at Phoenix last November.

#10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-823 was used for the first time in September 2013 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, where Patrick started 21st and finished 27th. It was then used in November at Phoenix, where Patrick started 32nd and finished 33rd after a midrace accident not of her making caused her to finish 10 laps down.

#14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-840: This is a brand new racecar that has never turned a wheel on the racetrack. It has, however, visited the wind tunnel numerous times.

#15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 798 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at Phoenix International Raceway. It is a new chassis. Chassis No. 795 serves as the back-up chassis. This chassis tested at Nashville and New Smyrna.

#16-Greg Biffle: Chassis RK-876 will make its debut this weekend at Phoenix. Backup Chassis: RK-863 Last ran Kansas. 

#17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Chassis RK-877 is a brand new chassis for the #17 team. The team tested at Nashville with this chassis earlier this season. The backup Chassis RK-815 last raced at Dover, where Stenhouse finished 17th. The #17 team also raced this chassis at Fontana and Darlington.

#22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-866 - New chassis. Backup Chassis: PRS-858 - Last Raced: Kentucky 2013 (finished 4th)

#24-Jeff Gordon: The Gustafson-led No. 24 crew will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-816 at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday. The car last was raced in the penultimate event of 2013 when Gordon qualified fifth and led 49 laps en route to a 14th-place finish at Phoenix. In the only other race for this chassis, Gordon won his 73rd career pole and paced the field for 49 laps before crossing the finish line eighth at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in September 2013.

#27-Paul Menard: will pilot chassis No. 448 at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). This No. 27 Chevrolet SS is new to the RCR stable and will be utilized by the team for the very first time this weekend.

#31-Ryan Newman: will drive chassis No. 441 in Sunday's 312-lap event at Phoenix International Speedway (PIR). It is brand new and will take to the track on Friday during the NSCS practice session.

#33-Brian Scott: will pilot chassis No. 418 in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Phoenix International Raceway. This is the same chassis Scott utilized in his Cup series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway last fall. This chassis has been raced six additional times with an 11th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway last June with Austin Dillon behind the wheel.

#41-Kurt Busch: will pilot Chassis No. 826 in Sunday's The Profit on CNBC 500k at Phoenix International Raceway, a former #39 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing. Chassis No. 826 started 17th and finished 10th last November in the Advocare 500k at Phoenix.

#48-Jimmie Johnson: For the race in Phoenix, crew chief Chad Knaus has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-832. Johnson raced this car at Phoenix last November, when he started from the pole position and finished third. The backup car is Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-806, which Johnson raced last season at New Hampshire.

#55-Brian Vickers: Primary: 799. Backup: 797. Neither chassis has raced.

#95-Michael McDowell: will pilot Chassis No. PRS-838 in The Profit on CNBC 500 Presented by Small Business Fueling America at Phoenix International Raceway. This is a new Ford Fusion to the Wally Rogers-led team, but it has previous history at Phoenix International Raceway. 

#99-Carl Edwards: Chassis RK-874 is a new chassis. Backup Chassis: RK-831

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