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Entry List: 2015 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen

After six months of ovals, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is preparing for the first of three August road-course races.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 8 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International earlier today (Aug. 3). The entry list includes 39 drivers, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s feature.

Looking to claim a victory in the event, Team Penske has elected to field both Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski in the event. Keselowski will drive the team’s familiar No. 22 Discount Tire Ford, while Logano will pilot the No. 12 Snap-On Ford.

While not as prevalent as in recent years, a few road-course aces will take to the Watkins Glen, N.Y. speedway. Boris Said will lead the way for the ringers, piloting the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Said will be joined by fellow specialist Kenny Habul and regular Daniel Suarez to complete the JGR stable. Other road-course ringers will compete as well, including Kevin O’Connell and Tomy Drissi.

Sprint Cup Series regulars Paul Menard and Kyle Larson will lead the way for Chevrolet. Menard will pilot the No. 33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, while Kyle Larson will hop behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will make their first right turns of 2015 beginning with two practice sessions on Friday, Aug. 7. The field will return on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 11:15 a.m. ET. Coverage for the Zippo 200 will begin at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.


10Harrison Rhodesteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyAndrea Nemechek
21Landon Cassillteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyJohnny Davis
31Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial15 FordJack Roush
42Brian ScottShore Lodge15 ChevyRichard Childress
53Ty DillonYuengling Light Lager15 ChevyRichard Childress
64Ross Chastainteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyGary Keller
76Darrell Wallace JrCheez-It15 FordJack Roush
87Regan SmithTaxSlayer.com15 ChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
98Blake KochLeafFilter Gutter Protection15 ToyotaMark Smith
109Chase ElliottNAPA Auto Parts15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
1112Joey Logano(i)Snap-On14 FordRoger Penske
1213Carl LongBraille Battery / Grafoid15 DodgeDerek White
1314Cale ConleyIAVA15 ToyotaMark Smith
1415Kevin O'ConnellRWR15 ChevyRick Ware
1516Ryan ReedLilly/American Diabetes Association15 FordJack Roush
1618Daniel SuarezARRIS15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
1719Jeff GreenTriStar Motorsports15 ToyotaMark Smith
1820Kenny HabulSun Energy15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
1922Brad Keselowski(i)Hertz15 FordRoger Penske
2024Eric McClureReynolds Wrap15 ToyotaMark Smith
2125John Wes Townley(i)Zaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
2226Tomy DrissiStraight Outta Compton15 ToyotaJames Whitener
2328J J YeleyHSG/CodeBlue15 ToyotaGregg Mixon
2433Paul Menard(i)Richmond / Menards15 ChevyRichard Childress
2539Ryan SiegUncle Bob's Self Storage14 ChevyRod Sieg
2640Derek WhiteBraille Battery / Grafoid15 DodgeDerek White
2742Kyle Larson(i)15 ChevyHarry Scott Jr
2843Dakoda Armstrong15 FordRichard Petty
2944David StarrZachry15 ToyotaMark Smith
3051Jeremy ClementsAllsouthelectric.com - RepairableVehicles.com15 ChevyTony Clements
3152Joey Gase15 ChevyJimmy Means
3254Boris SaidMonster Energy15 ToyotaJ D Gibbs
3360Chris BuescherFord EcoBoost15 FordJack Roush
3462Brendan GaughanSouth Point15 ChevyRichard Childress
3570Derrike CopeAmenitek14 ChevyMary Louise Miller
3674Bobby Reuse14 DodgeMike Harmon
3788Ben RhodesAlpha Energy Solutions15 ChevyRick Hendrick
3889Morgan Shepherd15 ChevyMorgan Shepherd
3990Andy Lally15 ChevyMichelle Gosselin

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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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I get that Ryan Blaney probably isn’t all that good at road racing, but for crying out loud Roger, he should be in the 22 this weekend. At least give him some road racing time. Heck, if he needs some instruction, send him out to your old buddy Bob (Bondurant) for a few days.


Oh good, Cup drivers. That should keep it uninteresting. How empty do the stands have to be and how low do the TV ratings have to fall before someone at SPECAR figures out the series is in serious trouble.

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