Sonoma Entry List


updated on 6-20-2013

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Toyota / Save Mart 350k
Sonoma Raceway - 6/23/2013
Provided by NASCAR Public Relations Statistics


Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna Felix Sabates 23 15
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford Miller Lite Roger Penske 9 15
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick 12 15
4 7 Justin Marks Chevy GoPro Tommy Baldwin 32 15
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley Richard Petty 26 15
6 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy Gene Haas 29 15
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight J D Gibbs 17 15
8 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain 27 15
9 14 Tony Stewart (PC2) Chevy Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Margaret Haas 10 15
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy Rob Kauffman 3 15
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Jack Roush 8 15
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford Ford Ecoboost John Henry 21 15
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Joe Gibbs 6 15
14 19 Alex Kennedy Toyota MediaMaster Randy Humphrey 44 14
15 20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Toyota Husky Tools Joe Gibbs 5 15
16 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell-Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki 14 15
17 24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick 16 15
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Moen Richard Childress 11 15
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Rheem Richard Childress 4 15
20 30 David Stremme Toyota Lean1 Brandon Davis 33 15
21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Utility Trailers Richard Childress 18 15
22 32 Boris Said Ford Frank Stoddard 39 15
23 33 Ron Fellows Chevy Canadian Tire Joe Falk 36 15
24 34 David Ragan Ford Taco Bell Bob Jenkins 30 15
25 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze 37 15
26 36 Victor Gonzalez Jr. Chevy TBA Allan Heinke 35 15
27 37 J.J. Yeley Chevy TBA Larry Gunselman 49 0
28 38 David Gilliland Ford Long John Silver's Brad Jenkins 31 15
29 39 Ryan Newman Chevy Haas Automation 30th Anniversary Tony Stewart 20 15
30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi 24 15
31 43 Aric Almirola Ford Farmland Richard Petty 15 15
32 47 Bobby Labonte (PC7) Toyota Kingsford Tad Geschickter 28 15
33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC3) Chevy Lowe's Jeff Gordon 1 15
34 51 Jacques Villeneuve Chevy TAG Heuer Eyewear James Finch 25 15
35 52 Paulie Harrake (i) Ford HASA Pool Products Bob Keselowski 47 2
36 55 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota RK Motors Charlotte Michael Waltrip 19 15
37 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip 13 15
38 78 Kurt Busch (PC4) Chevy Furniture Row / Sealy Barney Vissar 22 15
39 83 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Ron Devine 34 15
40 87 Tomy Drissi Toyota The Wolverine Movie - Corn Andrea Nemechek 41 15
41 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy National Guard Rick Hendrick 7 15
42 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Ron Devine 38 15
43 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac Jack Roush 2 15

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


  • New NASCAR Sprint Cup Road-Course Qualifying Procedure Announced: NASCAR announced that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will implement the group-based road course qualifying procedure used in NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Touring Series competition during its road-course events at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International. Under the new procedure, cars will qualify in groups instead of the traditional single-car qualifying runs held on oval race tracks. "The change will add an exciting element to road-course qualifying," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "Fans will be treated to new strategy and increased competition with several cars on track at once."
    The new qualifying rules for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at road courses are as follows:
    Cars attempting to qualify will be divided into groups. The number of groups, and amount of cars in each, will depend on the number of cars that practice for the event.
    Group assignments will be based on final practice times.
    Each qualifying group will be on-track for a set period of time, determined by the Series Director.
    A car's best lap time during the group session will be the qualifying lap time of record.
    A group's time begins when the first car receives the green flag at the start/finish line.
    "This is going to be a terrific new format for our NASCAR weekend," said Steve Page, president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway. "It will intensify the action, with multiple cars on the track at the same time. It's a very positive development for our fans."
    "The new format of qualifying at Watkins Glen International enhances the fan experience which is our top priority," said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen. "Qualifying on Saturday for our Cheez-ItTM 355 at The Glen is even more of a not-to-be missed aspect of a weekend of high-quality racing."
    The new format will debut with the Toyota Save-Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23 and will return at Watkins Glen for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen on August 11.(NASCAR)(4-22-2013)

  • 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.

  • Practice held but Qualifying canceled: If the first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place and is canceled, the procedure for how teams are chosen to fill the field:
    1) Top 36 in owners points.
    2) Past Series Champions not in the top 36 of owners points.
    3) Rrace attempts, ties broken by owners points rank.
    The starting order is then set by 1st practice speed.
    If two or more teams have no attempts, the team highest in qualifying draw gets in the race.
    Provionals are not used and not charged to past series champions.

    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.

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

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