For the third consecutive race, the same 44 cars are on the entry list for this weekend’s Jeff Byrd 500.
Nine teams will be competing for the eight remaining starting spots not held by teams locked-in via their spot amongst the top-35 in 2010 owner points. One of those eight spots is guaranteed to go to Dawsonville’s Bill Elliott’s No. 09 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet, as he is the only past-champion attempting this weekend’s race. The Georgia sporting legend is three-for-three this season, qualifying on speed for each event.
Brian Keselowski and his K Automotive team were the darlings of Daytona, making the Great American Race with an assist from younger brother Brad during the second Gatorade Duel. Since Daytona, however, they have been duds, failing to qualify for both Phoenix and Las Vegas. As stated, they will be battling the same eight teams that sent them home the last two events for a spot in the Bristol field.
Frankie Stoddard’s FAS Lane Racing has its third driver in four races, with beloved veteran Kenny Schrader slated to take the wheel of the No. 32 Ford this weekend. All other driver-team combinations are unchanged amongst the go-or-go-home entries.