Thursday, June 27, 2013

NASCAR Chassis Selections - Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

Not all teams announce their weekly race chassis'. Here is a list of those teams that do reveal the chassis in the teams race preview: 

#2- Brad Keselowski - The No. 2 Miller Lite primary chassis for Kentucky is PRS-852 which last raced at Richmond and finished 33rd. The backup chassis is PRS-847 and has been a backup at several races but has not raced.

#5- Kasey Kahne - Quaker State will adorn the hood of Kahne’s No. 5 Chevrolet SS this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-739 for the Kentucky race. Most recently, Kahne drove this chassis at Darlington Raceway in May, when he ran inside the top five for the majority of the race before being collected in an incident and finishing 17th.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Red and white colors return to the No. 9 Mac Tools car at Kentucky. The team will bring the same chassis, No. 840, that they raced at Las Vegas and Kansas earlier this year. The best finish for the car is 20th.

#10-Danica Patrick - This weekend's GoDaddy primary chassis No. 10-794 was tested in the wind tunnel May 1st before being used by Patrick in the Coca-Cola 600 later that month at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Patrick started 24th and finished 29th after being involved in a multicar accident on lap 320 of 400. After repairs, she managed to finish the race, but completed only 385 laps.

#14-Tony Stewart - Chassis No. 14-736: This week's Bass Pro Shops Chevy debuted in 2012 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener at Chicagoland Speedway, where Stewart qualified 29th and rallied to lead three laps before finishing sixth. Chassis No. 14-736 made its second career start in October at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and it had to rally again. After starting 32nd, a lap-16 run-in with Brad Keselowski necessitated numerous pit stops that dropped Stewart all the way to 36th in the 43-car field. But Stewart used Chassis No. 14-736 to claw his way back to a respectable 13th-place finish. The car made its third career start last November at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth where it rallied yet again, overcoming its 21st place starting spot to finish fifth. With a 2013 Chevrolet SS body honed in the wind tunnel, Chassis No. 14-736 visited Kansas Speedway in Kansas City in April for its fourth career start. It was a quiet outing, with Stewart qualifying 18th and finishing 21st.

#15- Clint Bowyer - The No. 15 Camry 30th Anniversary primary chassis for Kentucky is No. 738, raced at Las Vegas and Darlington. Backup chassis No. 724 has not raced. 

#16- Greg Biffle - The No. 16 3M / National Firefighters Foundation Ford Fusion primary
chassis RK-844 is the same car that Biffle drove a second-place finish at Pocono a few weeks ago. Backup Chassis: RK-822  Last ran Martinsville – finished 9th.

#17- Ricky Stenhouse Jr - The No. 17 Fifth Third Ford Fusion primary chassis RK-791 is the same chassis that Stenhouse raced his way into the All-Star race by finishing second in the Sprint Showdown. After getting some damage to his Best Buy Ford, Stenhouse battled back to a 16th-place finish in his first All-Star race. Backup Chassis: RK- 811, raced numerous times by the No. 99 team in 2012.

#22- Joey Logano - This week's Shell Penzoil No. 22 primary chassis at Kentucky is PRS-858 which is a new chassis. The backup chassis is PRS-844 which has been a backup at several races but has not raced.

#24- Jeff Gordon - This week at Kentucky Jeff Gordon will race No. 24 Drive to End Hunger primary chassis 24-807. This is a brand new car that has never been on track.

#27- Paul Menard - This Week's SYLVANIA/Menards Chevrolet ... Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 414 at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS previously ran at Darlington Raceway in May and was tested earlier this month at Kentucky Speedway. 

#29- Kevin Harvick - This Week's Budweiser Chevrolet SS at Kentucky Speedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 425 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. This is the same Chevrolet the California native drove to Victory Lane after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. 

#31- Jeff Burton - This Weekend's No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet at Kentucky Speedway ... Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 372 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Bristol Motor Speedway in March. Featured Cat Dealer, Whayne Supply Company Inc. will be featured on the deck lid of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.

#39- Ryan Newman - This week's Quicken Loans Chevy primary chassis, No. 39-733, debuted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July 2012, when Newman recorded a seventh-place finish. The crew turned the car around in just a couple of days and took it to Pocono Raceway, where it finished sixth. Two weeks later, the chassis was back on track at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, where it finished eighth. The chassis earned its first top-five finish at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. The chassis next raced three weeks later at Dover International Speedway. The chassis made its last start of the 2012 season at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City in October, when Newman was involved in an incident that forced him to retire from the event prematurely. Chassis No. 39-733 was outfitted with a new front clip and a Chevrolet SS body, and saw its first laps of the 2013 season at Kansas in April, when Newman finished 14th. Newman then raced this Chevrolet SS to a 10th-place finish at Darlington in May. Most recently, Newman raced Chassis 39-733 to a fifth-place finish at Pocono earlier this month.

#43- Aric Almirola - The No. 43 team will again be carrying the logos of Eckrich and Operation Homefront on the hood and sides of the Petty Blue Ford. The No. 43 team will race the same chassis, No. 837, that they raced at Dover earlier this year.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Johnson will drive the No. 48 Lowe’s “Dover White” Chevrolet SS at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. This week the team will unload HMS chassis No. 799 at Kentucky, this chassis last ran at Charlotte in May finishing 22nd. Chassis No. 720 once again serves as the backup and won two races in 2012.

#55- Brian Vickers - This week's Aaron's/Louisville National Champ primary chassis is No. 722. Mark Martin drove this car in the All-Star race. Back-up car 720 has not raced in 2013.   

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - The National Guard Youth Foundation will adorn the hood of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s blue-and-white Chevrolet SS this weekend in Kentucky. Crew chief Steve Letarte will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-726 for this weekend’s Cup event at Kentucky. Earnhardt last ran this chassis in the 600-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

#99- Carl Edwards - The No. 99 UPS Ford Fusion team will unload primary chassis RK – 831 this week, it is a new chassis. Backup Chassis: RK – 826 backup last ran in Texas

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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