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Race Information: 

When: Friday, June 29, 2012
Where: Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY
Laps: 200
Distance: 300 Miles

To my left we have Brad Keselowski, who is running triple duty this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, and to my right we have Joey Logano, who is hotter than the south during the summer this season in the Nationwide Series. Both are coming to Kentucky with impressive stats at the 1.5-mile oval; however, its Logano that has one the most races this season and at this track. Friday night will mark his 100th start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Will Logano get win number five of the last six races, or will another driver spoil all the fun?

Last year, Brad Keselowski saved just enough fuel to hold off fellow Sprint Cup Series drivers, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick to win his first Nationwide Series race of the 2011 season and the 13th of his career. At one point of the race, Keselowski had a two second lead over Harvick, but ended up beating him to the finish line by 1.180 seconds.

Can you say holy points? Road courses are always the one track that many don’t want to see hurt a driver’s chance at winning the championship, but it seems that they actually helped. Elliott Sadler, the points leader, gained three points on his Richard Childress Racing teammate, Austin Dillon. Sadler did however lose four points to Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.. But don’t look now, Penske Racing’s Sam Hornish, Jr. is coming into the points conversation. He is currently 34 points out of the lead, and is making his Nationwide Series track debut at Kentucky where he has posted two wins during his IndyCar Series career.

My pick for this weekend’s Feed the Children 300 is Joey Logano. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is on fire lately and with this being his 100th start, he will have the extra fire he needs to end up in victory lane.

Entry List:

1 01 Mike Wallace Johnny Davis Newt Moore 12 Chevrolet TBA
2 2 Elliott Sadler Delana Harvick Luke Lambert 12 Chevrolet One Main Financial
3 3 Austin Dillon Morgan Shepherd Danny Stockman Jr 12 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops
4 4 Danny Efland Rusty Wallace Thomas Efland Jr 12 Chevrolet TBA
5 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Jack Roush Michael Kelley 12 Ford Sam’s Club/Cargill
6 7 Danica Patrick Kelley Earnhardt-Miller Tony Eury Jr 12 Chevrolet GoDaddy.com
7 108 Tim Andrews Randy Hill George Ingram 12 Ford Randy Hill Racing
8 10 Jeff Green Mark Smith Todd Myers 12 Toyota TBD
9 11 Brian Scott J D Gibbs Kevin Kidd 12 Toyota Dollar General
10 12 Sam Hornish Jr Roger Penske Chad Walter 12 Dodge Wurth
11 14 Eric McClure Mark Smith Wes Ward 12 Toyota Hefty/Reynolds Wrap Toyota Camry
12 15 Blake Koch Rick Ware Keith Plaza 12 Chevrolet RWR
13 117 Tanner Berryhill Adrian Berryhill Adrian Berryhill 12 Toyota
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14 18 Denny Hamlin(i) Joe Gibbs Matthew Lucas 12 Toyota Dollar General
15 19 Tayler Malsam Mark Smith Eddie Pardue 12 Toyota G-Oil / Ryobi
16 20 Joey Logano(i) Joe Gibbs Adam Stevens 12 Toyota TBD
17 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Roger Penske Jeremy Bullins 12 Dodge Discount Tire
18 23 Jamie Dick Robert Richardson Sr Jason Miller 12 Chevrolet Viva Auto Group
19 124 Benny Gordon Jason Sciavicco Benny Gordon 12 Chevrolet TBA
20 30 James Buescher(i) Harry Scott Jr Trent Owens 12 Chevrolet TBA
21 31 Justin Allgaier Sandra Turner Jimmy Elledge 12 Chevrolet Brandt
22 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Delana Harvick Ernie Cope 12 Chevrolet Hunt Brothers Pizza
23 136 Ryan Blaney Beth Baldwin Brad Parrott 12 Chevrolet Seal Wrap Chevrolet
24 38 Brad Sweet Steve Turner Mike Shiplett 12 Chevrolet Great Clips
25 39 Josh Richards Archie St Hilaire Clinton Cram 12 Ford NSW Kids
26 40 Erik Darnell Curtis Key Sr Gary Showalter 12 Chevrolet TheMotorsportsGroup.com
27 41 Timmy Hill Rick Ware George Church 12 Ford Poynt.com
28 42 Josh Wise(i) Curtis Key Sr Mike Sroufe 12 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
29 43 Michael Annett Sandra Turner Philippe Lopez 12 Ford Pilot Flying J
30 44 Mike Bliss Mark Smith Paul Clapprood 12 Toyota TBA
31 46 Chase Miller Curtis Key Sr Jacob Richardson 12 Chevrolet TheMotorsportsGroup.com
32 47 Matt Dibenedetto Curtis Key Sr Chris Bohlman 12 Chevrolet Curtis Key Plumbing
33 50 T J Bell Rusty Wallace Bobby Burrell 12 Chevrolet TBA
34 51 Jeremy Clements Tony Clements Ricky Pearson 10 Chevrolet Clements Automotive
35 52 TBA Jimmy Means Tim Brown 12 Chevrolet Metro Ministries
36 54 Kurt Busch(i) Kyle Busch Mike Beam 12 Toyota Monster Energy
37 70 Johanna Long Mary Louise Miller Mark Gutekunst 12 Chevrolet Keen Parts
38 172 John Jackson James Carter Kevin Eagle 12 Toyota Crash Claims R US
39 174 Mike Harmon Mike Harmon Daniel Kolanda 12 Chevrolet Koma Unwind
40 175 Scott Riggs(i) Rick Ware Carl Long 12 Chevrolet RWR
41 81 Jason Bowles Gina MacDonald John Monsam 12 Toyota American Majority
42 87 Joe Nemechek Andrea Nemechek Gary Cogswell 12 Toyota AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves
43 88 Cole Whitt Dale Earnhardt Jr Bruce Cook 12 Chevrolet Degree MEN
44 89 Morgan Shepherd Morgan Shepherd Gary Ravan 12 Chevrolet TBA
45 198 Reed Sorenson Fred Biagi Steve Plattenberger 10 Ford Shelby Engine Co.
46 199 Kenny Wallace Robby Benton Scott Zipadelli 12 Toyota American Ethanol/Family FarmersEntry