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Entry List: 2015 US Cellular 250 at Iowa

As the NASCAR Xfinity Series prepares to head to Iowa Speedway for the last time in 2015, one of NASCAR’s most familiar names is preparing for his final ride in the series.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 1 U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway earlier today (July 27). The list includes 39 drivers, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s race.

With the Sprint Cup Series in Pocono, many top-tier rides will go to prospects and veterans at the .875-mile track. The most notable name entered is Kenny Wallace. Wallace, 51, will make his 547th and final Xfinity Series start on Saturday, piloting the No. 20 U.S. Cellular Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 26 years with the series, Wallace has nine wins, 66 top fives and 173 top 10s.

While one Wallace makes his last start, another will make his first. Matt Wallace, son of veteran Mike Wallace, will make his NXS debut, piloting the No. 26 Toyota for JGL Racing.

One driver will attempt a rare double. Erik Jones, a full-time competitor in the Camping World Truck Series, will fly to Iowa for the NXS race on Saturday night after competing in an NCWTS event at Pocono Raceway earlier in the day. Jones will start in the back of the pack, with Drew Herring practicing and qualifying the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota.

Ryan Blaney, Brandon Jones and Ben Rhodes will also get a shot behind the wheel. Blaney will drive the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford for Team Penske, while Jones and Rhodes will pilot Chevrolets for Richard Childress Racing and JR Motorsports, respectively.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to action at the Newton, Iowa track on Friday, July 31 for two practice sessions before returning n Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 4:45 p.m. ET. Coverage for Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by New Holland will begin at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.


Car No.DriverSponsorManufacturerOwner
0Harrison Rhodesteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyAndrea Nemechek
1Landon Cassillteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyJohnny Davis
1Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial15 FordJack Roush
2Brian ScottShore Lodge15 ChevyRichard Childress
3Ty DillonBass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats15 ChevyRichard Childress
4Ross Chastainteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyGary Keller
6Darrell Wallace JrFord EcoBoost15 FordJack Roush
7Regan SmithFire Alarm Services15 ChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
8Blake KochLeafFilter Gutter Protection15 ToyotaMark Smith
9Chase ElliottNAPA Auto Parts15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
13Derek WhiteBraille Battery / Grafoid15 DodgeDerek White
14Cale ConleyIAVA15 ToyotaMark Smith
15Anthony Kumpen15 ChevyRick Ware
16Ryan ReedLilly/American Diabetes Association15 FordJack Roush
18Daniel SuarezARRIS15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
19Jeff GreenTriStar Motorsports15 ToyotaMark Smith
20Kenny WallaceUS Cellular15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
22Ryan BlaneyDiscount Tire15 FordRoger Penske
24Eric McClureReynolds Wrap15 ToyotaMark Smith
25Dylan LuptonZaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
26Matt WallaceJGL Racing15 ToyotaJames Whitener
28J J YeleyJGL Racing15 ToyotaGregg Mixon
33Brandon Jones(i)FVP / Menards15 ChevyRichard Childress
39Ryan SiegUncle Bob's Self Storage14 ChevyRod Sieg
40Carl LongBraille Battery / Grafoid15 DodgeDerek White
42Brennan PooleDC Solar15 ChevyHarry Scott Jr
43Dakoda ArmstrongWinField15 FordRichard Petty
44David StarrZachry15 ToyotaMark Smith
51Jeremy ClementsAllsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com15 ChevyTony Clements
52Joey Gase15 ChevyJimmy Means
54Erik Jones(i)Monster Energy15 ToyotaJ D Gibbs
60Chris BuescherPearson's Candy Salted Nut Roll15 FordJack Roush
62Brendan GaughanSouth Point15 ChevyRichard Childress
70Derrike CopeAmenitek14 ChevyMary Louise Miller
74Mike HarmonMike Harmon Racing13 ChevyMike Harmon
88Ben RhodesAlpha Energy Solutions15 ChevyRick Hendrick
89Morgan Shepherd15 ChevyMorgan Shepherd
90Jimmy Weller15 ChevyMichelle Gosselin
97Peyton SellersVroomBrands15 ChevyVictor Obaika

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Frontstretch needs a fact checker. CORRECTION, there are no Xfinity stars since series regulars NEVER win. You have a half dozen Cup drivers to thank for that.


There is a Xfinity series? When did that start? I’ll have to check it out as currently I spend my Saturdays (or Friday nights) watching Sprint Cup practice.

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