Closing in on the end of 2010: The WYPALL 200 Preview and Open Race Thread

We have just two more races before 2010 is in the books.  Thankfully, it’s only about 3 months of off-season before we head back to Florida for the start of the 2011 season.

Some teams are already set for plans for the 2011 season, others still haven’t started.  We know what the #33 team will be doing.  We know what Turner Motorsports will be bringing to the table.  And we know that the New Nationwide Ride will be in all 35 events.  If there are 35 events that is.

We also know that Brad Keselowski is our 2010 Champion, but we don’t know if he will be back to defend the title.  This is why you make the journey over to Nascar Ranting and Raving.  We provide you with everything you need to know to be a Nascar fan.  And a few things you never knew you wanted to know.

Even though the season is drawing to a close, we all hope your fans come back every day to Nascar R&R to see what new developments are on the horizon.  But before we get caught up in this off-season talk we still two events left to be decided, and everyone has nothing to lose.

Entry list and more after the JUMP!


Ent. Car # Driver Sponsor Manu. Owner
1 00 Martin Truex Jr [PC1] TBD 10 Toyota Michael Waltrip
2 01 Mike Wallace TBA 10 Chevy Lori Davis
3 02 Daryl Harr WestWorld Computers 10 Chevy Carl Harr
4 05 David Starr Super Pawn 10 Chevy Wayne Day
5 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Blackwell Angus Beef 10 Ford Jack Roush
6 7 Danica Patrick 10 Chevy Bryan Mullet
7 09 Brian Scott Shore Lodge 10 Toyota Robby Benton
8 10 Ricky Carmichael Monster Energy 10 Toyota Todd Braun
9 11 James Buescher Great Clips 10 Toyota Harry Scott Jr
10 12 Justin Allgaier Verizon Wireless 10 Dodge Roger Penske
11 15 Michael Annett No. 15 Pilot Flying J Coffee Toyota Camry 10 Toyota Bob Germain
12 16 Colin Braun Con-Way 10 Ford Jack Roush
13 17 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway 10 Ford Jack Roush
14 18 Kyle Busch NOS 10 Toyota Joe Gibbs
15 20 Joey Logano GameStop 10 Toyota Joe Gibbs
16 21 Morgan Shepherd Victory In Jesus 10 Chevy Richard Childress
17 22 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire 10 Dodge Jodi Geschickter
18 23 Coleman Pressley R3 Motorsports 10 Chevy Robert Richardson
19 24 Eric McClure Hefty Odor Block 09 Ford Ed Rensi
20 26 Brian Keselowski K-Automotive Motorsports 10 Dodge Bob Keselowski
21 27 Alex Kennedy TBA 10 Ford Mike Curb
22 28 Kenny Wallace Prairie Auto Credit 10 Chevy Jay Robinson
23 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General 10 Toyota Todd Braun
24 33 Kevin Harvick Rheem Solar Water Heaters 10 Chevy Delana Harvick
25 34 Charles Lewandoski TBA 10 Chevy Bob Jenkins
26 35 Tony Raines TBA 10 Chevy Mark Smith
27 36 Jeff Green [PC2] TBA 10 Chevy Mark Smith
28 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips 10 Toyota Ralph Braun
29 40 Mike Bliss TBA 10 Chevy Curtis Key Sr
30 49 David Green TBA 10 Chevy Jay Robinson
31 52 Kevin Lepage TBA 10 Chevy Jimmy Means
32 60 Carl Edwards COPART 10 Ford Jack Roush
33 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino 10 Toyota Rusty Wallace
34 66 Steve Wallace 5 Hour Energy 10 Toyota Rusty Wallace
35 70 Mark Green TBD 10 Chevy Mary Louise Miller
36 79 Tim Andrews 2nd Chance Race Parts 10 Ford Rick Russell
37 81 Michael McDowell Red Line Oil 10 Dodge Pat MacDonald
38 83 John Borneman III TBA 09 Ford John Borneman Jr
39 84 Cole Whitt Red Bull 10 Toyota Dietrich Mateschitz
40 87 Joe Nemechek 09 Chevy Andrea Nemechek
41 88 Aric Almirola GT Vodka 10 Chevy Dale Earnhardt Jr
42 89 Brett Rowe Victory in Jesus Racing 10 Chevy Cindy Shepherd
43 90 Danny O’Quinn Jr TBD 09 Chevy Eddie D’hondt
44 91 David Gilliland TBD 09 Chevy Randy Humphrey
45 92 Dennis Setzer K-Automotive 10 Dodge Brian Keselowski
46 94 Carl Long 09 Dodge Frederick Bickford II
47 98 Paul Menard RICHMOND/MENARDS 10 Ford Jack Roush
48 99 Ryan Truex Aaron’s Dream Machine 10 Toyota Michael Waltrip


Fortyeight entries this week.  Five teams will go home.  Just a few notes this week:

Martin Truex returns to the #00 this week.

MWR announced that X-Games medal winner Travis Pastrana will join Waltrip’s team for seven races in 2011.  Pastrana will also buy into the team, renaming it Pastrana Waltrip Racing.  No word yet on what car he will drive, or what Martin and Ryan Truex will be doing next season.

Daryl Harr returns for another attempt.

James Buescher is back in the #11 car this week.  Buescher is coming off his first career Nationwide Pole.

Charles Lewandoski will drive the #34 car this week, and Tony Raines will pilot the #35.

David Green takes over his brother’s car this week.

John Bournemann returns this week in the #83.

Red Bull developmental driver Cole Whitt will take his number #84 up with him as he makes his first Nationwide Attempt.  Whitt could drive full time in 2011 and be a possible replacement in the cup series when Kasey Kahne moves to Hendrick.  All that depends on how well Whitt makes the transition up the latter.

Join us Saturday at 4:00pm Eastern on ESPN2 for the WYPALL 200 from Phoenix International Raceway! Enjoy! he

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