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NASCAR At Atlanta: 47 Cars On Advocare 500 Entry List

When the Sprint Cup Series takes to the track Friday evening for Advocare 500 qualifying, there will be 47 drivers looking for one of the 43 spots on the starting grid.

Of course, 35 of those drivers already know they will be competing in Sunday's 500-miler, via their top-35 spot in car owner points. The other 12 drivers will be seeking the final eight open spots in the field, with four making the trek home two days early.

Those who must make the race via their qualifying speed are, in order of car number: Mike Bliss (No. 19 Ford), Trevor Bayne (No. 21 Ford), Scott Riggs (No. 23 Chevrolet), Josh Wise (No. 26 Ford), David Stremme (No. 30 Toyota), Stephen Leicht (No. 33 Chevrolet), J.J. Yeley (No. 37 Chevrolet), Jason Leffler (No. 49 Toyota), Joe Nemechek (No. 87 Toyota), Peachtree City's Reed Sorenson (No. 91 Toyota), Scott Speed (No. 95 Ford), and Michael McDowell (No. 98 Ford).

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.