More than 100 drivers entered for NASCAR Weekend at LVMS


            More than 100 drivers will attempt to qualify for this weekend¿s UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and Sam¿s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

            The large number of drivers will add more intensity to Friday¿s Pole Day as 49 drivers vie for the 43 spots in Sunday¿s UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 and 52 drivers will attempt to qualify for Saturday¿s Sam¿s Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series event.

            There are no surprises among the Nextel Cup entries. Matt Kenseth, who has won two straight at LVMS, local drivers Kurt and Kyle Busch and superstars Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. all have filed entries.

            Saturday¿s Sam¿s Town 300 will look a lot like Sunday¿s race. Sixteen drivers will pull double-duty by running both events. Mark Martin, Sterling Marlin, Kasey Kahne, Michael Waltrip, Joe Nemechek, Elliott Sadler, Kyle Busch, Scott Riggs and Dave Blaney all are entered in both events.



UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series

March 13, 2005


No.      Driver                         Hometown                              Team

00        Carl Long                     Roxboro, N.C.                         Buyer¿s Choice Chevrolet

01        Joe Nemechek             Lakeland, Fla.                          US Army Chevrolet

07        Dave Blaney                 Hartford, Ohio                          Jack Daniel¿s Chevrolet

09        Johnny Sauter               Neceda, Wisc.                         Miccosukee Gaming Chevy

0          Mike Bliss                    Milwaukie, Ore.                       NetZero Chevrolet

2          Rusty Wallace              St. Louis, Mo.                          Exxon/Mobil 1 Dodge

4          Mike Wallace               St. Louis, Mo.                          Lucas Oil Chevrolet

5          Kyle Busch                   Las Vegas, Nev.                      Kellogg¿s Chevrolet

6          Mark Martin                 Batesville, Ark.                         Viagra Ford

7          Robby Gordon             Cerritos, Calif.                          Harrah¿s Chevrolet

8          Dale Earnhardt, Jr.        Kannapolis, N.C.                     Budweiser Chevrolet

9          Kasey Kahne               Enumclaw, Wash.                     Dodge Dealers Dodge

10        Scott Riggs                   Bahama, N.C.                          Valvoline Racing Chevrolet

11        Jason Leffler                 Indianapolis, Ind.                      Fed/Ex Chevrolet

12        Ryan Newman              South Bend, Ind.                      Exxon/Mobil 1 Dodge

14        John Andretti                Indianapolis, Ind.                      VB/A-Plus at Sunoco Ford

15        Michael Waltrip            Owensboro, Ky.                      Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet

16        Greg Biffle                    Vancouver, Wash.                    National Guard Ford

17        Matt Kenseth               Cambridge, Wis.                      DEWALT Ford

18        Bobby Labonte            Corpus Christie, Texas             Interstate Batteries Chevy

19        Jeremy Mayfield           Owensboro, Ky.                      Dodge Dealers

20        Tony Stewart                Rushville, Ind.                           Home Depot Chevrolet

21        Ricky Rudd                  Chesapeake, Va.                      Motorcraft Ford

22        Scott Wimmer              Wausau, Wis.                           Caterpillar Dodge

24        Jeff Gordon                  Vallejo, Calif.                           Dupont Chevrolet

25        Brian Vickers               Thomasville, N.C.                     GMAC Chevrolet

27        Kirk Shelmerdine          Winston-Salem, N.C.               Freddie B¿s Ford

29        Kevin Harvick              Bakersfield, Calif.                     GM Goodwrench Chevy

31        Jeff Burton                    South Boston, Va.                    Cingular Chevrolet

32        Bobby Hamilton Jr.       Nashville, Tenn.                        Tide Chevrolet

34        Randy Lajoie                Norwalk, Ct.                            Tri-Star Ford

37        Kevin Lepage               Shelburne, Vt.                          TBA Dodge

38        Elliott Sadler                 Emporia, Va.                            M&M¿s Ford

40        Sterling Marlin              Columbia, Tenn.                       Coors Light Dodge

41        Casey Mears                Bakersfield, Calif.                     Target Dodge

42        Jamie McMurray          Joplin, Mo.                               Havoline Dodge

43        Jeff Green                     Owensboro, Ky.                      Chex Party Mix Dodge

45        Kyle Petty                    Randleman, N.C.                      Georgia Pacific Dodge

48        Jimmie Johnson             El Cajon, Calif.                        Lowe¿s Chevrolet

49        Ken Schrader               Fenton, Mo.                             Schwann¿s Dodge

66        Hermie Sadler              Emporia, Va.                            Peak Fitness Ford

73        Eric McClure                Abingdon, Va.                          ARC DeHooker Chevrolet

77        Travis Kvapil                Janesville, Wisc.                       Exxon/Mobil 1 Dodge

79        Stan Boyd                                                                    TBA Chevrolet

88        Dale Jarrett                   Conover, N.C.                         UPS Ford

89        Morgan Shepherd         Conover, N.C.                         Red Line Dodge

92        Stanton Barrett              Bishop, Calif.                           TBA Chevrolet

97        Kurt Busch                   Las Vegas, Nev.                       Sharpie Ford

99        Carl Edwards               Columbia, Mo.                         Office Depot Ford



Sam¿s Town 300

NASCAR Busch Series

March 12, 2005


No.      Driver                         Hometown                  Team

03        Kevin Conway             Cornelius, N.C.            TBA Chevrolet

0          Kertus Davis                Gaffney, S.C.               Davis Motorsports Chevrolet

1          Johnny Sauter               Necedah, Wisc.            Yellow Freight Dodge

2          Clint Bowyer                Emporia, Kan.              ACDelco Chevrolet

4          Ryan Hemphill              Apollo, Pa.                   GEICO Dodge

5          Kyle Busch                   Las Vegas, Nev.           Lowe¿s Chevrolet

6          Paul Wolfe                   Milford, N.J.                 Hungry Drivers Dodge

7          Jeff Fuller                     Auburn, Mass.              TBA Chevrolet

8          Martin Truex, Jr.           Mayetta, N.J.               B.A.S.S. Pro Shops Chevrolet

9          Mark Martin                 Batesville, Ark.             Pennzoil Ford

10        Michel Jourdain Jr.       Mexico City, Mex.       TBA Ford

11        Paul Menard                 Eau Claire, Wis.           Menard¿s Chevrolet

12        Tim Fedewa                 Holt, Mich.                   Supercuts Chevrolet

14        David Stremme S         South Bend, Ind.          U.S. Navy Dodge

16        John Hayden                Owensboro, Ky.          31-W Chevrolet

18        J.J. Yeley                     Phoenix, Ariz.               Vigoro/Home Depot Chevrolet

20        Denny Hamlin               Chesterfield, Va.           Rockwell Automation Chevrolet

21        Kevin Harvick              Bakersfield, Calif.         Reese¿s Chevrolet

22        Kenny Wallace             St. Louis, Mo.              Stacker 2 Chevrolet

23        Shawna Robinson         Des Moines, Iowa        Vasarette Chevrolet

24        Kim Crosby                 Slidell, La.                    Boudreaux Butt Paste Chevrolet

25        Ashton Lewis Jr.           Chesapeake, Va.          Marines Ford

27        David Green                 Owensboro, Ky.          Kleenex/Scott Ford

28        Derrike Cope               Spanaway, Wash.         TBA Ford

30        Scott Riggs                   Bahama, N.C.              Smith & Wesson Chevrolet

31        Dave Blaney                 Hartford, Ohio              Whelen Ford

32        Shane Hmiel                 Pleasant Garden, N.C.   WinFuel Chevrolet

33        Tony Raines                 Indianapolis, Ind.          Outdoor Channel Chevrolet

34        Randy Lajoie                Norwalk, Conn.           Dollar General/Polaroid Chevrolet

35        Jason Keller                 Greenville, S.C.            McDonald¿s Ford

36        Stanton Barrett             Bishop, Calif.                DCT Motorsports Chevrolet

38        Kasey Kahne               Enumclaw, Wash.         Great Clips Dodge

40        Sterling Marlin              Columbia, Tenn.           Cottman Dodge

41        Reed Sorensen             Forest Park, Ga.           Discount Tire Dodge

43        Aaron Fike                   Galesburg, Ill.               Play Mesquite Dodge

44        Justin Labonte              Thomasville, N.C.         U.S. Coast Guard Dodge

47        Jon Wood                    Stuart, Va.                    Clorox/Wisk Ford

49        Steve Grissom              Gadsden, Ala.              Advil Ford

52        Shane Hall                    Greenville, S.C.            TBA Ford

58        Brent Sherman              N. Barrington, Ill.          Serta/Hickory Farms Dodge

59        Stacy Compton            Hurt, Va.                      Kingsford/Ball Park Franks Ford

60        Carl Edwards               Columbia, Mo. Charter Communications Ford

64        Jamie McMurray          Joplin, Mo.                   Miller High Life Dodge

66        Greg Biffle                    Vancouver, Wash.        Dura-Flame Ford

67        TBA                                                                 Panasonic Chevrolet

72        Randy MacDonald       Oshawa, Ontario          TBA Chevrolet

73        Eric Jones                     Granger, Iowa              Red Cactus Salsa Chevrolet

78        Jerry Robertson            Arvado, Colo.              Furniture Row Chevrolet

85        Damon Lusk                 Kennewick, Wash.       House Hunter Chevrolet

87        Joe Nemechek             Lakeland, Fla.              Cellular One Chevrolet

90        Elliott Sadler                 Emporia, Va.                CitiFinancial Ford

99        Michael Waltrip            Owensboro, Ky.          Aaron¿s Rent Chevrolet