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Entry List: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

A week after their first win of 2015, Toyota is putting on their sponsor hat.

NASCAR has released the entry list for the April 25 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). There are 45 initial entrants, meaning that two drivers will fail to make the race.

Toyota will have nine chances to earn back-to-back wins. Bristol winner Matt Kenseth will be back in his No. 20 Dollar General car, as will Denny Hamlin, who failed to return to his No. 11 Fedex car after rain delays at Bristol due to worsening neck spasms. Also returning will be Brett Moffitt, who continues to fill in the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for Brian Vickers.

Hendrick Motorsports will field five teams for the second time in 2015, fielding prospect Chase Elliott in his second race. Elliott previously competed at Martinsville Speedway, where he struggled to a 38th-place finish. He’ll continue to gain experience as he gears up to replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 next season.

Elliott, along with Camping World Truck Series veteran Ron Hornaday, will be forced to qualify on time to make Saturday’s race. Hornaday has attempted four races in 2015, driving for Sprint Cup Series newcomers The Motorsports Group.

Joey Gase will attempt to make his first start of 2015, driving the No. 32 Ford owned by Frank Stoddard Jr. Gase competed in four races in 2014, scoring a career-best 33rd-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to action at RIR on Friday for two practice sessions and Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET. Coverage for the Toyota Owners 400 will begin on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


1Jamie McMurrayChevyEnergizerFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordAlliance Truck PartsRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyAmerican EthanolRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyJimmy John's / BudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyGreat ClipsLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyDOC 360Tommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordGwaltneyRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx GroundJ D Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyMobil 1 / Bas Pro ShopsMargaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyotaAAA InsuranceRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordOrthoJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFifth Third BankJohn Henry
18David RaganToyotaM&Ms CrispyJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaArrisJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaMaximFantasySports.comRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)ChevyDrive to End HungerRick Hendrick
25Chase Elliott (i)ChevyNAPA Auto PartsRick Hendrick
26Jeb Burton #ToyotaEstes Express LinesAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyCertainTeed / MenardsRichard Childress
30Ron HornadayChevyCurtis Key PlumbingCurtis Key
31Ryan NewmanChevyQuicken LoansRichard Childress
32Joey Gase (i)FordKeen Parts / Donate LifeFrank Stoddard Jr.
33Alex KennedyChevyHonorandremember.orgJoe Falk
34Reed SorensonFordDockside LogisticsBob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordFront Row MotorsportsJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordThe Pete StoreBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevyNewtown Building SuppliesMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfieldRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyPilot Flying JHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyScott ProductsTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe's Pro ServicesJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55Brett Moffitt #ToyotaAaron's Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Brendan Gaughan (i)ChevyTBAJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Vissar
83Matt DibenedettoToyotaDr. PepperRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwideRick Hendrick
98Josh WiseFordPhil Parsons RacingMike Curb

About the author

A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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