Geico 400 NASCAR HotPass Lineup

 

Geico 400 NASCAR HotPass Lineup

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Friday, 14 September 2012 14:52
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The NASCAR HOTPASS lineup for the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., is as follows: 

DIRECTV Channel 795:

Danica Patrick and the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet team of Tommy Baldwin Racing

Danica Patrick will make her fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and her first at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. … The 30-year-old Roscoe, Ill., native is running a 10-race Sprint Cup Series schedule in 2012 in preparation for a full-time campaign in 2013 … Finished fourth in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in March 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the best-ever finish by a woman in a NASCAR national stock-car series, topping a fifth-place run by Sarah Christian in a Sprint Cup race in 1949 at Heidelberg (Pa.) Raceway … Became the first woman to win a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series in April 2008 by winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi oval in Japan … Started 23rd and finished 29th in her last Sprint Cup Series event two weeks ago at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

 

DIRECTV Channel 796:

Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota team of Joe Gibbs Racing

Denny Hamlin will make his 250th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his seventh at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. … Has two top-10 finishes in six starts at Chicagoland … The 31-year-old Chesterfield, Va., native has 21 wins and 124 top-10 finishes in 249 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Hamlin’s seventh full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of second in 2010 … Started seventh and finished 18th last week at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway … Ranks first in Sprint Cup Series points with four wins and 13 top-10 finishes.   

 

DIRECTV Channel 797:

Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet team of Stewart-Haas Racing

Tony Stewart will make his 491st career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 12th at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. … Has three wins (2004, 2007 and 2011), one pole (2003) and nine top-10 finishes in 11 starts at Chicagoland … The 41-year-old Columbus, Ind., native has won 47 races and has 278 top-10 finishes in 490 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Stewart’s 14th full year in Sprint Cup and he won the points championship in 2002, 2005 and 2011 … Started 28th and finished fourth last week at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway … Ranks third in Sprint Cup Series points with three wins and 12 top-10 finishes.

DIRECTV Channel 798:

Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the No. 88 AMP Energy/7-Eleven/National Guard Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports

Dale Earnhardt Jr., will make his 462nd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 12th at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. … Has one win (2005) and four top-10 finishes in 11 starts at Chicagoland … The 37-year-old Kannapolis, N.C., native has won 19 races and has 179 top-10 finishes in 461 Sprint Cup starts … Won 1998 and 1999 NASCAR Nationwide Series championships … 2012 marks Earnhardt’s 13th full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of third in 2003… Started on the pole and finished 14th last week at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway … Ranks seventh in Sprint Cup Series points with one win and 17 top-10 finishes.

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