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June 10, 2014

Ken de la Bastide: Top names entered in Redbud 300

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Drivers can lose a lap early in the event and still come back to challenge for the victory after 400 laps.

Prerace ceremonies start at 7 p.m. with the green flag scheduled to wave at 7:30 p.m.

It’s never easy to pick a winner in the Redbud 300, but I’m pegging as the favorites Reaid and VanDoorn. Other contenders include Campbell, Kenseth and Pollard.

It should prove to be a dandy two nights of racing.

In other racing news

Dale Earnhardt Jr. locked himself into a Chase position by winning this past weekend at Pocono. Earnhardt joins teammate Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano as Sprint Cup drivers with two wins.

Ed Carpenter, racing only on the ovals with the Verizon IndyCar Series this year, followed up his strong run at the Indianapolis 500 with a victory at Texas over the weekend.

Carpenter was in contention for a win at Indy late in the race when James Hinchcliffe made it three-wide entering Turn 1. The melee sent Hinchcliffe and Carpenter into the wall.

The Texas win is the second for Carpenter’s team in 2014. Earlier this year, Mike Conway won a street course race.

Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.

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