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Entry List: 2015 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono

After 400 laps at the Monster Mile, 43 Sprint Cup Series drivers are heading to Pocono to take on the Tricky Triangle.

NASCAR released the entry list for the June 7 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, May 30. The preliminary list contains 43 drivers, meaning all will make the race if no new entries surface before qualifying.

Xfinity Series regular Ty Dillon will return to Cup action for his third start of 2015. The younger brother of Austin will pilot the No. 33 for Joe Falk, prepped with support from Richard Childress Racing. Dillon will be sponsored by Yuengling beer as he makes his first career Pocono start. The 23-year-old driver last ran at Kansas Speedway, winding up 26th.

No other major changes are expected within the smaller programs. The three-car BK Racing team of JJ Yeley, Jeb Burton and Matt DiBenedetto will continue their full-time campaigns at the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania track. The team has traditionally struggled to make races, but all will qualify should no new entries arise. Brendan Gaughan will attempt to make the race in the No. 62 for Premium Motorsports, as will Mike Bliss in the No. 32 for Go FAS Racing.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to Pocono Raceway on Friday, June 5 for practice and Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 4:45 p.m. ET, followed by two practice sessions on June 6. Coverage of the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 will begin on June 7 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyCessnaFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyDowRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyBudweiser / Jimmy John'sTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyFarmers InsuranceLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyAccell ConstructionTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordMedallion BankRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx GroundJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyMobil 1 / Bass Pro ShopsMargaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyotaJack Link's / Big Machine RecordsRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordOrthoJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordZestJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's CrispyJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaArrisJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaDr. Pepper / HeinzRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)ChevyAxalta / Penn StateRick Hendrick
26Jeb Burton #ToyotaMaxim Fantasy SportsAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevySchrock / MenardsRichard Childress
31Ryan NewmanChevyGraingerRichard Childress
32Mike Bliss(i)FordTBDArchie St Hilaire
33Ty Dillon (i)ChevyYuenglingJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordDockside LogisticsBob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordTBDJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordMDSBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevyTBAMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordNathan's FamousRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyTBDHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyCloroxTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe's / Jimmie Johnson FoundationJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyTBDHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Brendan Gaughan(i)ChevyTBAJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Vissar
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaBurger KingRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwideRick Hendrick
98Josh WiseFordTBAMike 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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