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Entry List: 2015 Winn-Dixie 300 at Talladega

The Xfinity Series is going to have a fierce fight just to make this weekend’s race.

NASCAR released the entry list for the May 2 Winn Dixie 300 at Talladega Superspeedway earlier today (April 27). The entry list included 45 drivers, meaning five will fail to make the race.

Joe Gibbs Racing will field a new lineup. Joining Camping World Truck Series stars Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez will be Boris Said in the No. 54. Said, 52, hasn’t competed in the Xfinity Series since 2011, where his finished 37th in Montreal. Said will run seven races in the Monster Energy Toyota.

Four Sprint Cup veterans will attempt to take the checkered flag in Saturday’s race. Kasey Kahne will return to the No. 88 Armour Vienna Sausage Chevrolet for JR Motorsports for the first time in 2015. To get to victory lane, Kahne will have to beat two Cup drivers that have already won this season in Joey Logano and Austin Dillon. Aric Almirola will also compete in the race, driving the No. 98 for Biagi-Denbeste Racing.

In one of the more interesting sponsorships of the season, Darrell Wallace Jr.‘s No 6 Ford Mustang will be sponsored by Spongebob Squarepants. Wallace will try to match teammate Ryan Reed‘s victory in the previous restrictor-plate race at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

The Xfinity Series will roar to life at Talladega on Friday for a lone practice session, followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET. Coverage of the Winn Dixie 300 will begin on FOX at 3 p.m. ET.


0Harrison Rhodesteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyAndrea Nemechek
1Landon CassillGK Services15 ChevyJohnny Davis
1Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial Ford Mustang15 FordJack Roush
2Brian ScottShore Lodge15 ChevyRichard Childress
3Ty DillonBass Pro Shops15 ChevyRichard Childress
4Ross Chastainteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyGary Keller
6Darrell Wallace JrSponge Bob Square Pants Ford Mustang15 FordJack Roush
7Regan SmithHellmann's15 ChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
8Blake KochLeafFilter Gutter Protection15 ToyotaJoseph Walsh
9Chase ElliottNAPA AUTO PARTS15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
10Jeff GreenTriStar Motorsports15 ToyotaMark Smith
13Mark ThompsonBraille Battery/Grafoid14 DodgeDerek White
14Cale ConleyIAVA15 ToyotaMark Smith
15Carlos ContrerasBYB Extreme Fighting Series15 ChevyRick Ware
16Ryan ReedLilly/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang15 FordJack Roush
17Benny GordonVSI and SWRS15 ToyotaAdrian Berryhill
18Daniel SuarezARRIS15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
19Mike BlissTBD15 ToyotaMark Smith
20Erik Jones(i)Sports Clips15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
22Joey Logano(i)Discount Tire15 FordRoger Penske
24Eric McClureHEFTY REYNOLDS WRAP15 ToyotaJames Whitener
25John Wes Townley(i)Zaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
26Kenny WallaceJGL RACING15 ToyotaMaria Gonzalez Hernandez
28J J YeleyTexas 28 Spirits Stage15 ToyotaGregg Mixon
33Austin Dillon(i)Rheem15 ChevyRichard Childress
35Chris CockrumAdvanced Communications Group15 ChevyDuane Deese
39Ryan SiegVuzix14 ChevyRod Sieg
40Derek WhiteBraille Battery/Grafoid14 DodgeDerek White
42Brennan PooleDC Solar15 ChevyHarry Scott Jr
43Dakoda ArmstrongWinField15 FordRichard Petty
44David StarrZachry15 ToyotaMark Smith
51Jeremy ClementsRepairableVehicles.com/AllSouthElectric.com15 ChevyTony Clements
52Joey GaseTBA15 ChevyJimmy Means
54Boris SaidMonster Energy15 ToyotaJ D Gibbs
55Jeffrey EarnhardtFW1/Viva Auto Group15 ChevyJamie Dick
60Chris BuescherBit-O-Honey Ford Mustang15 FordJack Roush
62Brendan GaughanSouth Point15 ChevyRichard Childress
70Derrike CopeNature Nate's Honey Company14 ChevyMary Louise Miller
74Mike HarmonTBA12 DodgeMike Harmon
84Chad Boat(i)CorvetteParts.net15 ChevyBilly Boat
85Bobby GerhartLucas Oil15 ChevyWilliam Gerhart
88Kasey Kahne(i)Armour Vienna Sausage15 ChevyRick Hendrick
90Mario GosselinCrashClaimsR.us15 ChevyMichelle Gosselin
97Peyton SellersVroomBrands15 ChevyVictor Obaika
98Aric Almirola(i)Carroll Shelby Engine Co.15 FordFred Biagi
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Carl D.

Our television service is provided by U-Verse, which, due to dispute with Fox, has pre-empted the Xfinity Series races and shown dart competitions instead this year. I’m pretty sure I haven’t missed much, especially last weekend. I would have liked to watch this weekend’s race at Talledega, but if the weather is nice, I’ll work in the yard and if it’s not, there’s MLB. As bad as things have gotten for the Xfinity Series, it can’t be a good thing that one of the major carriers isn’t broadcasting their races.


Carl, Don’t you think calling the Saturday Extended Cup Practice racing is stretching the definition a bit?

Carl D.

Bwah! As Larry the Cable Guy would say, “That’s funny, I don’t care who you are!”

Tom B

I remember at the beginning of the year a JR Motorsports person said only Dale Jr will drive the #88 XFINITY car. Why has this changed? The rotating substitute drivers would be in the #5 car.

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