Bristol Entry List


updated on 8-23-2013

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
IRWIN Tools Night Race
Bristol Motor Speedway - 8/24/2013
Provided by NASCAR Public Relations Statistics


Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald's Felix Sabates 17 23
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford Miller Lite Roger Penske 8 23
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick 11 23
4 7 Dave Blaney Chevy TBA Tommy Baldwin 32 23
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley Richard Petty 23 23
6 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy Gene Haas 29 23
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground J D Gibbs 25 23
8 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain 26 23
9 14 Mark Martin Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas 13 23
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman 2 23
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Bondo Jack Roush 10 23
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford Nationwide Insurance John Henry 22 23
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Doublemint Joe Gibbs 5 23
14 19 Mike Bliss(i) Toyota Plinker Tactical Randy Humphrey 44 21
15 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs 6 23
16 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell-Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki 14 23
17 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy Axalta Coating Systems Rick Hendrick 15 23
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Schrock Richard Childress 18 23
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy Johns Richard Childress 4 23
20 30 David Stremme Toyota Lean1 / Swan Energy Brandon Davis 33 23
21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Caterpillar Richard Childress 21 23
22 32 Ken Schrader Ford Federated Auto Parts Frank Stoddard 37 23
23 33 Tony Raines(i) Chevy Little Joes Autos Joe Falk 35 23
24 34 David Ragan Ford Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts Bob Jenkins 28 23
25 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford Carson-Newman University Jerry Freeze 39 23
26 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy United Mining Equipment Allan Heinke 36 23
27 38 David Gilliland Ford Dockside Logistics Brad Jenkins 31 23
28 39 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans Tony Stewart 16 23
29 40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy Moon Shine Attitude Apparel Mike Hillman 45 3
30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi 24 23
31 43 Aric Almirola Ford RainEater Wiper Blades Richard Petty 20 23
32 47 Bobby Labonte (PC6) Toyota Bush's Beans Tad Geschickter 30 23
33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy Lowe's Dover White Jeff Gordon 1 23
34 51 Ryan Truex(i) Chevy Seawatch James Finch 27 23
35 55 Brian Vickers(i) Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Michael Waltrip 19 23
36 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip 12 23
37 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy Furniture Row / Sealy Barney Vissar 9 23
38 83 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Ron Devine 34 23
39 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota Greer Roofing Andrea Nemechek 41 23
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick 7 23
41 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Ron Devine 38 23
42 95 Scott Speed Ford Leavine Family Racing Bob Leavine 43 12
43 98 Michael McDowell Ford Victory Junction Mike Curb 42 20
44 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal Jack Roush 3 23

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.

  • 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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