Texas Entry List


updated on 11-1-2013

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AAA Texas 500
Texas Motor Speedway - 11/3/2013
Provided by NASCAR Public Relations Statistics


Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald's Felix Sabates 14 33
2 2 Brad Keselowski (PC1) Ford Miller Lite Roger Penske 15 33
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Time Warner Cable Linda Hendrick 13 33
4 7 Dave Blaney Chevy Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin 32 33
5 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford MAC Tools Richard Petty 22 33
6 10 Danica Patrick # Chevy GoDaddy Gene Haas 29 33
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office J D Gibbs 25 33
8 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain 26 33
9 14 Mark Martin Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Mobil1 Margaret Haas 18 33
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Sour Apple Extra Strength 5-Hour Energy Rob Kauffman 6 33
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Hire Our Heros Jack Roush 8 33
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Ford Ford Ecoboost John Henry 21 33
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Snickers Joe Gibbs 5 33
14 20 Matt Kenseth (PC4) Toyota Home Depot "Let's Do This" Joe Gibbs 1 33
15 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Glen Wood 41 10
16 22 Joey Logano Ford AAA Walter Czarnecki 11 33
17 24 Jeff Gordon (PC5) Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick 3 33
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy Quaker State / Menards Richard Childress 17 33
19 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser Richard Childress 4 33
20 30 Parker Kligerman (i) Toyota Swan Energy / Lean 1 Brandon Davis 34 33
21 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Caterpillar Richard Childress 20 33
22 32 Timmy Hill # Ford U.S. Chrome Frank Stoddard 37 33
23 33 Austin Dillon (i) Chevy Boot Barn Joe Falk 38 33
24 34 David Ragan Ford SaferCar.gov Bob Jenkins 27 33
25 35 Josh Wise(i) Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze 39 33
26 36 J.J. Yeley Chevy Accell Construction Allan Heinke 35 33
27 38 David Gilliland Ford Long John Silver's Brad Jenkins 28 33
28 39 Ryan Newman Chevy Outback Steakhouse Tony Stewart 12 33
29 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Pirate Oilfield Services Mike Hillman 43 13
30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi 23 33
31 43 Aric Almirola Ford Farmland Richard Petty 19 33
32 47 Bobby Labonte (PC6) Toyota Clorox Tad Geschickter 30 33
33 48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy Lowe's Jeff Gordon 2 33
34 51 Kyle Larson(i) Chevy Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Harry Scott Jr. 31 33
35 55 Elliot Sadler(i) Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Michael Waltrip 24 33
36 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip 16 33
37 78 Kurt Busch (PC3) Chevy Furniture Row / Denver Mattress Barney Vissar 9 33
38 83 David Reutimann Toyota Burger King / Dr. Pepper Ron Devine 36 33
39 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota NEMCO - JRR Andrea Nemechek 40 33
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy AMP Energy Gold / 7-Eleven Rick Hendrick 7 33
41 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Dr. Pepper / Burger King Ron Devine 33 33
42 98 Michael McDowell Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb 42 30
43 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac Jack Roush 10 33

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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