Auto Club Entry List


updated on 3-19-2013

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Auto Club 400
Auto Club Speedway - 3/24/2013
Provided by NASCAR Public Relations Statistics


Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Bass Pro Shops Felix Sabates 16/4
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford Miller Lite Roger Penske 1/4
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick 9/4
4 7 Dave Blaney Chevy SANY America Tommy Baldwin 32/4
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford MAC Tools Richard Petty 17/4
6 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy Gene Haas 30/4
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express J D Gibbs 7/4
8 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain 23/4
9 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy Rush Truck Centers / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas 25/4
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5 Hour Energy Rob Kauffman 5/4
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Window Film Jack Roush 6/4
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford NOS John Henry 13/4
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs 12/4
14 19 Mike Bliss Toyota Plinker Tactical / DoubleTree Randy Humphrey 44/4
15 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs 15/4
16 22 Joey Logano Ford AAA Southern California Walter Czarnecki 14/4
17 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick 22/4
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / CertainTeed Richard Childress 11/4
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John's Richard Childress 19/4
20 30 David Stremme Toyota Swan Racing Brandon Davis 29/4
21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Caterpillar Richard Childress 26/4
22 32 Timmy Hill # Ford OXY Water Frank Stoddard 34/4
23 33 Landon Cassill Chevy Little Joe's Auto Joe Falk 41/4
24 34 David Ragan Ford TBA Bob Jenkins 35/4
25 35 Josh Wise (i) Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze 38/4
26 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy Accell Construction Allan Heinke 28/4
27 38 David Gilliland Ford Long John Silver's Brad Jenkins 36/4
28 39 Ryan Newman Chevy Wix Filters Tony Stewart 24/4
29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi 27/4
30 43 Aric Almirola Ford Farmland Richard Petty 21/4
31 44 Scott Riggs Ford No Labels Watches John Cohen 45/2
32 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota Charter Communications Tad Geschickter 31/4
33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy Lowe's / Jimmie Johnson Foundation Jeff Gordon 3/4
34 51 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy Phoenix Construction James Finch 8/4
35 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron's Michael Waltrip 4/4
36 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip 20/4
37 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy Furniture Row/Serta Barney Vissar 18/4
38 83 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King - Dr Pepper Ron Devine 33/4
39 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota Andrea Nemechek 42/4
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy National Guard Rick Hendrick 2/4
41 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Ron Devine 37/4
42 98 Michael McDowell Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb 39/3
43 99 Carl Edwards Ford Subway Jack Roush 10/4

BLUE = Eligible for a Past Champions Provisional

RED = Needs to qualify in top 36, not high enough in owners points to use a Provisional

PC1 = is the first past champion eligible, PC2 is the 2nd...and so on if more

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate

(i) = driver not running for 2013 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

Ties are broken as follows:
1) Owners Points
2) Best finishes, most wins, 2nds, 3rds and so on until the tie is broken
3) If tie still remains, then the team with the highest position first breaks the tie
(so if two are ties, both have a win, then the team who won first gets the spot)

From NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications with updates, corrections updated when found out.

Entry List in PDF


  • NASCAR's Competition Department distributes entry blanks for each race to owners in the series.
    Those entries must be returned before the deadline, which is set 13 days in advance of the event.
    When the entry is received by Competition, the car is added to the entry list.
    There is an inspection fee for each entry.

  • Qualifying order is back to the old way, a randon draw. Someone from the team draws a bingo like ball just before the first practice of the event.

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying rules for 2013: (except Daytona 500)
    1) Starting positions 1 through 36 determined by the fastest qualifying speeds in descending order with the fast qualifier being first.
    2) Starting positions 37 through 42) will be provisional starting positions that were not among the fastest 36 from qualifying. Provisional starting positions will be assigned to the highest ranked NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owners who are present at the Event and have entered the Event by the entry deadline and will be assigned in descending order until the six (6) provisional spots are filled.
    3) If positions 37 - 42 are not filled by eligible car owners, the remaining positions will be assigned to car owners based on qualifying results.
    NOTE: Once provisional starting positions have been assigned, the cars will be placed in the starting lineup by their qualifying speed in descending order with the fastest qualifying speed starting thirty-seventh.
    4) If after starting positions 1 through 42 are assigned and there remains a car owner whose driver is the current or a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion who participated as a driver in the previous NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and who was entered in the Event for that owner in that car prior to the entry deadline, a 43rd provisional starting position, the "Champion's Provisional", will be assigned to that car owner. The most recent NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion driver not previously qualifying for positions 1 through 42 will be assigned the position. 5) If the 43rd provisional starting position is not filled by an eligible NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, it will be assigned to the next highest ranked car owner based on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owner points.
    6) If any starting positions remain unfilled, they will be assigned according to current calendar year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owner point standings.
    7) If any starting positions remain unfilled, they will be assigned to the car owners who have made the greatest number of qualifying attempts during the current season.
    8) If any starting positions remain unfilled, they will be assigned to cars in order (1,2,3&etc.) in which their numbers were selected in the qualifying draw.
    NOTE: Until the completion of three races of the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the final previous season NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship car owner point standings will be used for determining the starting positions for the highest ranked car owners as described above.

    If practice and qualifying are cancelled [rain, etc], the following procedure is used:
    1) For the first three races of the current season the top 36 teams in the previous season owner points would make the race [team doesn't have to had run all the races in that season]. After the first three races of the current season, the top 36 teams in the current season owners points, would make the race.
    2) Then any winning driver or team owner from 2012 or 2013, as well as any past champions, make the field.
    3) Then, for the first three races of the current season, any of the top 36 teams in owner points for this year would make the field.
    4) Then it goes to qualifying attempts this year, with ties broken by owner points.

  • If first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place, the starting lineup will be based on speeds from the car's fastest lap from the first practice, with top-36 in speeds placed in that order. The next six cars use provisionals with the highest on owners points (previous season first three races, starting race 4, current season owners points), not already in the race via speed getting a spot. Then the those six cars are lined up by fastest speed in practice. The 43rd spot is for a past champion to use, if needed. If not, the next team eligible for a provisional gets the spot.

  • More info on Past Champions Provisonal and rules and limits on my 2013 Past Champions Provisional Page

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