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Entry List: 2015 Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard

After Kyle Busch’s third win in four races at New Hampshire, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field is gearing up for one of the biggest races of the season.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the July 26 Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The list includes 46 entrants, meaning three will fail to make Sunday’s race.

2014 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott will return behind the wheel of the No. 25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Elliott, 19, will make his first NSCS start at Indianapolis on the day teammate Jeff Gordon makes his final start. Elliott, along with Jeb Burton and Reed Sorenson, will be required to qualify into Sunday’s race on time.

Josh Wise will return to the Cup series after missing New Hampshire. Wise, 32, will look to make his first start in the No. 32 Brandeis Machinery Chevrolet for Go Green Racing after leaving Premium Motorsports (PM) last week. Wise’s replacement in PM’s No. 98 Ford is currently unknown. Timmy Hill piloted the machine at New Hampshire.

Brian Scott will make his first start since finishing 42nd in the Coke Zero 400, piloting the No. 33 Chevrolet for Circle Sport Racing.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to the Brickyard on Friday, July 24 for three practice sessions before returning on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 1:10 p.m. ET. Coverage for the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 will begin on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.


Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyMcDonald's / CessnaFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyDow - MycogenRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyJimmy John's / BudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyFarmersLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyMarsh SupermarketsTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordMedallion BankRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx ExpressJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyMobil 1 / Bass Pro ShopsMargaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyotaRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordLilly / American DiabetesJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordNOS Energy DrinkJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaSkittlesJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaStanleyJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
21Ryan Blaney(i)FordMotorcraft / Quick Lane / JDRFGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaDr PepperRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)Chevy3MRick Hendrick
25Chase Elliott (i)ChevyNAPA Auto PartsRick Hendrick
26Jeb Burton #ToyotaMaxim Fantasy SportsAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyDuracell / MenardsRichard Childress
31Ryan NewmanChevyGraingerRichard Childress
32Josh WiseFordBrandeis MachineryArchie St Hilaire
33Brian Scott (i)ChevyJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordCSX Play It SafeBob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordFFABrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevyMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordEckrichRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyKroger / Kingsford CharcoalTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyKobalt ToolsJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Reed SorensonChevyJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Vissar
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaVooDoo BBQ & GrillRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwideRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellFordThrivent FinancialBob Leavine
98TBAFordRettig'sMike 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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