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Entry List: 2015 Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas

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After a six-week break, the Camping World Truck Series is back.

NASCAR released the entry list for the May 8 NCWTS Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway earlier today. The preliminary entry list contains only 28 entrants, meaning every team will make the race.

The first thing fans will noticed about the entry list is a lack of Cup drivers. There are zero Cup veterans scheduled to run in Friday’s race. Instead, a healthy mix of series regulars and upcoming prospects are set to battle it out on the 1.5-mile track.

Joe Nemechek returns to the wheel of the No. 8 SWM International Chevrolet. He runs at tracks his son, John Hunter, is too young to race. Nemechek last competed at Atlanta, where he finished 10th.

A couple ARCA Racing stars are set to return to the Truck Series too. Brandon Jones, who shares a ride with Frank Kimmel in ARCA, returns to action in the No. 33 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. Matt Tifft, a veteran of Ken Schrader Racing and prospect for Kyle Busch Motorsports, will run in the No. 25 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports.

Austin Theriault will return to the wheel of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Toyota for Brad Keselowski Racing. Theriault, 21, ran previously for the team at Daytona, where he led nine laps en-route to a fourth-place finish.

Two entrants are curiously missing from the preliminary entry list. Bryan Silas’s No. 99 entry is missing from the list for the first time since 2013. Travis Kvapil was also expected to be on the list after last week’s announced move to the No. 50 for MAKE Motorsports, but is curiously absent. The team, however, made a Facebook post saying there will also be a No. 1 truck, with an announcement to follow later.


The Camping World Truck Series will roar to life at Kansas Speedway on Thursday afternoon, taking to the track for two practice sessions from 3 – 4 p.m ET and 4:30 – 6 p.m. ET. The series will return on Friday for Keystone Light Pole Qualifying at 4:45 p.m ET, followed by the running of the 15th Annual Toyota Tundra 250 on FOX Sports 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET.


2Tyler YoungRandco Industries / Young's Building Systems14 ChevyRandy Young
4Erik JonesToyota15 ToyotaKyle Busch
5John Wes TownleyZaxby's15 ToyotaTony Townley
6Norm BenningTBA15 ChevyNorm Benning
7Ray Black JrScubaLife.com15 ChevyBobby Dotter
8JoeNemechekSWM International15 ChevySidney Mauldin
8Korbin ForristerTilted Kilt 15 ChevyKen Smith
10Jennifer Jo CobbMark One Electric14 ChevyJennifer Jo Cobb
11Ben KennedySpongeBob SquarePants15 ToyotaTom Deloach
13Cameron HayleyCabinets by Hayley/Carolina Nut Co.15 ToyotaDuke Thorson
14Daniel HemricCalifornia Clean Power15 ChevyBob Newberry
15Mason Mingus811 Call Before You Dig15 ChevyBilly Boat
17Timothy PetersRed Horse Racing15 ToyotaTom Deloach
19Tyler ReddickBBR Music Group15 FordBrad Keselowski
23Spencer GallagherAllegiant Travel15 ChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
25Matt TifftTBD15 ToyotaWilliam Venturini, Sr.
29Austin TheriaultCooper Standard15 FordBrad Keselowski
31James BuescherERT Investments15 ChevyBob Newberry
33Brandon JonesTBA15 ChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
36Justin JenningsMittler Bros Machine & Tools/Ski Soda15 ChevyMichael Mittler
45BJ McLeodTBA15 ChevyBJ McLeod
51Daniel Suarez(i)ARRIS15 ToyotaKyle Busch
54Justin BostonZloop15 ToyotaKyle Busch
63TBAVitterott College/Ski Soda13 ToyotaMichael Mittler
74Jordan AndersonCorpe Consulting/Impact Racing Products14 ChevyMike Harmon
88Matt CraftonSlim Jim/Menards15 ToyotaRhonda Thorson
94Wendell ChavousTestoril & The Glow Zone15 ChevyJay Robinson
98Johnny SauterSmokey Mountain/Curb Records15 ToyotaMike 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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Its hard not to think that this is a series thats in the death spiral. I suppose the Frances can subsidize it like they did the Grand Am series, but whats the point?

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