Forty-four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have filed entries for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Four-time Kobalt Tools 400 winner and five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is listed by Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite to win the race (at 9-2).

Longtime NASCAR fans will no doubt be cheering for seasoned veterans Bill Elliott, Terry Labonte and Mark Martin.

Of course the line-up also includes Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne and last week’s victor, Jeff Gordon.

NASCAR Weekend begins on Thursday, March 3 with a full day of NASCAR Nationwide Series practice and a free driver autograph session in the Neon Garage from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Stratosphere Pole Day features practice for both the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race as well as qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 on Friday, March 4. The Sam’s Town 300 is set for Saturday, March 5 and the Kobalt Tools 400 will run on Sunday, March 6. Two nights of World of Outlaws Sprint Car racing will take place at the Dirt Track March 2 and 3.

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Tentative Entry List
Kobalt Tools 400
March 6, 2010

No.  Driver   Hometown  Car    
00  David Reutimann  Zephyrhills, Fla. Tums Toyota
09  Bill Elliott  Dawsonville, Ga. Phoenix Const. Chevrolet
1  Jamie McMurray Joplin, Mo.  McDonald’s Chevrolet
2  Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, Mich. Miller Lite Dodge
4  Kasey Kahne  Enumclaw, Wash. Red Bull Toyota
5  Mark Martin  Batesville, Ark.  Go Daddy Chevrolet
6  David Ragan  Unadilla, Ga.  UPS Ford
7  Robby Gordon  Cerritos, Calif.  Speed Energy Chevrolet
9  Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmani Stanley Ford
11  Denny Hamlin  Mechanicsville, Va. FedEx Toyota
13  Casey Mears  Bakersfield, Calif. GEICO Toyota
14  Tony Stewart  Rushville, Ind.  Mobil 1 Chevrolet
16  Greg Biffle  Vancouver, Wash. Post-It Ford
17  Matt Kenseth  Cambridge, Wisc. Crown Royal Ford
18  Kyle Busch  Las Vegas, Nev. Snickers Toyota
20  Joey Logano  Middletown, Conn. Home Depot Toyota
21  Trevor Bayne  Knoxville, Tenn. Motorcraft Ford
22  Kurt Busch  Las Vegas, Nev. Shell Pennzoil Dodge
24  Jeff Gordon  Vallejo, Calif.  DuPont Chevrolet
27  Paul Menard  Eau Claire, Wisc. Menards Chevrolet
29  Kevin Harvick  Bakersfield, Calif. Budweiser Chevrolet
31  Jeff Burton  South Boston, Va. Caterpillar Chevrolet
32  Terry Labonte  Corpus Christi, Texas TBA Ford
33  Clint Bowyer  Emporia, Kan.  Wheaties Fuel Chevrolet
34  David Gilliland  Riverside, Calif. Taco Bell Ford
36  Dave Blaney  Hartford, Ohio  TBA Chevrolet
37  Tony Raines  South Bend, Ind. TBA Ford
38  Travis Kvapil  Janesville, Wisc. Long John Silver’s Ford
39  Ryan Newman  South Bend, Ind. Haas Automation Chevrolet
42  Juan Pablo Montoya Bogota, Colombia Clorox Chevrolet
43  A.J. Allmendinger Los Gatos, Calif. Best Buy Ford
46  J.J. Yeley  Phoenix, Ariz.  Red Line Chevrolet
47  Bobby Labonte  Corpus Christi, Texas Kingsford Toyota
48  Jimmie Johnson  El Cajon, Calif.  Kobalt Tools Chevrolet
56  Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, N.J.  NAPA Toyota
60  Landon Cassill  Cedar Rapids, Iowa Big Red Toyota
66  Michael McDowell Phoenix, Ariz.  HP Racing Toyota
71  Andy Lally  Dacula, Ga.  Eco-Fuel Saver Chevrolet
78  Regan Smith  Cato, N.Y.  Furniture Row Chevrolet
83  Brian Vickers  Thomasville, N.C. Red Bull Toyota
87  Joe Nemechek  Lakeland, Fla.  NEMCO Toyota
88  Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, N.C. National Guard/Amp Chevrolet
92  Brian Keselowski Rochester Hills, Mich. K-Automotive Dodge
99  Carl Edwards  Columbia, Mo.  Scott’s/Kellogg’s Ford