Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Homestead Chassis Selections

#00- David Reutimann - The No. 00 Aaron’s Dream Machine is racing chassis No. 708 this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. No. 708 debuted at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 6th with a 22nd place finish. Reutimann qualified sixth but was forced to start from the rear due to an engine change following final practice. Chassis No. 651 will serve as the backup.

#1- Jamie McMurray - Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion and the No.1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats team will be bringing Chassis #1120 to Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. This chassis was previously run at Charlotte this past October.

#2- Brad Keselowski - The No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will race chassis PRS-804during Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This is a new chassis to the No. 2 fleet.

#5- Mark Martin - Crew chief Lance McGrew has chosen Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 685 for Sunday’s finale. Martin most recently drove this car at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September.  

#6- David Ragan - Ragan will run primary chassis RK-750.  Last ran Charlotte – finished 11th;  Backup: RK-711 Last ran Darlington – finished 21st.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - The No. 9 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 735 for the 267-lap race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This Stanley Ford Fusion has been run previously this season at Las Vegas, both Texas and Charlotte races, Kentucky and Atlanta.

#14- Tony Stewart - Chassis No. 14-671:This car made its debut in late July in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It qualified 24th, and after serving a pit road penalty on lap
29 that dropped it to 32nd, rallied to finish sixth. Prior to Indianapolis, it had never turned a wheel on the racetrack, but it did spend considerable time in the wind tunnel. Chassis No. 14-671 made a handful of return trips to the wind tunnel in preparation for its second career start in October at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where it made an immediate statement by winning the pole. Stewart then dominated the first half of the Bank of America 500 by leading three times for 94 laps. He faded, however, in the second-half of the race when his car got tight in traffic, but he persevered to finish eighth. The season finale at Homestead will mark Chassis No. 14-671’s third career start.

#17- Matt Kenseth - .This weekend at Homestead, Kenseth will pilot the No. 17 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, Chassis # RK-741 which last ran at Texas.

 #18- Kyle Busch -  Chassis No. 334: This is a brand new chassis that will make its race debut in Sunday’s Ford 400 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway

#22- Kurt Busch - The No. 22 Penske Racing Team will be racing the "PRS-759" Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger in this weekend's Ford 400 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This will mark the initial outing for Busch, Addington and crew with this chassis. However, it is the same chassis that Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski put into Victory Lane by winning the Aug. 7 Good Sam RV 500 at Pocono Raceway. Carrying the No. 2 Miller Lite colors, Keselowski started 13th and led two times for 19 laps in claiming that big win. It came after Keselowski had broken his ankle in a testing crash at Road Atlanta on Wednesday of that week.

#27- Paul Menard -   Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 364 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This No. 27 Chevrolet Impala was a brand new addition to the RCR fleet for the 2011 season and was last seen on track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in October, where Menard started 22nd and finished 18th. This racer also saw competitive laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Menard drove it to Victory Lane after starting 15th

#29- Kevin Harvick -   Kevin Harvick will race chassis No. 373 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. The No. 29 team has raced this car twice this season. Harvick finished 22nd in the car at Michigan International Speedway in August and scored a sixth-place finish in it at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October.

#31- Jeff Burton -  Jeff Burton will race Chassis No. 367 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This Caterpillar Chevrolet is a recent addition to the fleet and ran for the first time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July where Burton started 13th and finished 35th after facing electrical issues in the closing laps. It later ran at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September, where Burton started 27th and climbed through the field to post a 13th-place finish. Most recently this racer started 31st and finished in the 21st position at Kansas Speedway in October.

#33- Clint Bowyer -.Clint Bowyer will pilot chassis #350 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend. This Chevrolet Impala, built new in 2011, has seen action four times this season, posting top-15 efforts at Texas Motor Speedway (started-third, finished-second), at the Coca-Cola 600 in May (started-10th, finished-15th) at Michigan International Speedway in June (started-27th, finished-eighth) and Dover International Speedway in October (started-27th, finished-eighth).

#35- Dave Blaney - TBR debuted chassis No. 297 with Blaney at Texas Motor Speedway. Blaney made the show and will look to repeat his success at HMS this weekend. TBR purchased the chassis from Richard Childress Racing this season. Paul Menard drove the chassis prior to TBR.

#36- Geoffrey Bodine - Bodine will run the No. 802 chassis this weekend at HMS. TBR last ran chassis No. 802 at Texas Motor Speedway. The team also ran No. 802 at Phoenix International Raceway as a backup, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway in March and August, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and Kansas Speedway in October this season.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - Oak Lawn, IL native Jim Pohlman and the No. 42 Target Team are bringing chassis #1111 to Homestead this weekend. This chassis is new and has not seen any track time, it only has been run in aerodyne on November 9.

#43- A J Allmendinger - The No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team has prepared chassis No. 783 for this weekend’s event at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This Best Buy Ford Fusion was run previously this season at Chicago and Charlotte.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Jimmie Johnson last drove primary chassis No. 659 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October. Johnson has driven backup chassis No. 669 four times, most recently at Dover International Speedway in October. 

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr -   This weekend, crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-668. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a seventh-place finish at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway earlier this month.

#99- Carl Edwards - The Aflac team will be unloading chassis RK-739. This car last raced at Texas two weeks ago where Edwards led 14 laps and finished second.

Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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