Entry List: 2015 Careers For Veterans 200 at Michigan

Two weeks after a championship swing and fireworks in Pocono, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is returning to another superspeedway.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 34 entries, meaning two teams will fail to make Saturday’s race.

Fresh off of a victory in his return at Pocono, Kyle Busch will again field himself in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota. Busch, whose KBM team has three wins in the last four NCWTS races, will look to become the first back-to-back winner of 2015. Busch will be joined by teammate Cody Coughlin, making his second career NCWTS start in the No. 54 JEGS Toyota.

Sprint Cup Series regular Alex Bowman will make his Truck Series debut Saturday driving the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet for JR Motorsports. Bowman, 22, currently drives the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing in the Cup Series. The Arizona native has two previous starts for JRM in the Xfinity Series, scoring a best finish of 12th (Charlotte, 2014).

Looking for his first NCWTS win since Canada in 2014, Ryan Blaney will make his third start of the year, piloting the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing. 2011 champion Austin Dillon will also make his third start of 2015. Dillon last ran at Pocono, finishing fifth.

There is one newcomer to the series this week. Dewitt, Michigan native Chad Finley will look to make his debut, piloting the No. 30 Auto Valve Ford for newly formed Rette Jones Racing. That team hopes to run a limited schedule this season with their eyes on 2016.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to Michigan International Speedway on Friday, Aug. 14, for two practice sessions. The field will then return on Saturday at 9:40 a.m. ET for Keystone Light Pole Qualifying. Coverage of the Careers for Veterans 200 will begin at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


00Alex BowmanHaas Automation15 ChevyDale Earnhardt, Jr.
0Caleb RoarkDriven2Honor.org14 ChevyKenneth Grimes
1Travis KvapilTBA14 ChevyTracy Lowe
2Tyler YoungRandco Industries/Young's Building Systems15 ChevyRandy Young
03Timothy ViensRaceDaySponsor.com15 ChevyMichael Affarano
4Erik JonesToyota15 ToyotaKyle Busch
05John Wes TownleyZaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
6Norm BenningTBA15 ChevyNorm Benning
07Ray Black JrScubaLife.com15 ChevyBobby Dotter
8John Hunter NemechekTBA15 ChevySidney Mauldin
08Korbin ForristerTrump for President15 ChevyKen Smith
10Jennifer Jo CobbDriven2Honor.org15 ChevyJennifer Jo Cobb
11Ben KennedyLocal Motors15 ToyotaTom Deloach
13Cameron HayleyCarolina Nut Co./Cabinets by Hayley15 ToyotaDuke Thorson
14Daniel HemricCalifornia Clean Power15 ChevyBob Newberry
15Mason MingusCALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG15 ChevyBilly Boat
17Timothy PetersRed Horse Racing15 ToyotaTom Deloach
18TBATBA15 ToyotaShigeaki Hattori
19Tyler ReddickDraw-Tite15 FordBrad Keselowski
23Spencer GallagherAllegiant Travel15 ChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
29Ryan Blaney(i)Cooper Standard Careers for Veterans15 FordBrad Keselowski
30Chad FinleyAuto Valve15 FordMark Rette
33Austin Dillon(i)TBA15 ChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
36Justin JenningsMittler Bros Machine & Tool/ Ski Soda15 ChevyMichael Mittler
40Todd PeckArthritis Foundation/OSS Health15 ChevyMichael Peck
45BJ McLeodTBA15 ChevyBJ McLeod
50TBATBA14 ChevyMark Beaver
51Kyle Busch(i)Dollar General15 ToyotaKyle Busch
54Cody CoughlinJEGS15 ToyotaKyle Busch
63Garrett SmithleySegpay/Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool15 ChevyMichael Mittler
74Jordan AndersonTBA14 ChevyMike Harmon
88Matt CraftonIdeal Door / Menards15 ToyotaRhonda Thorson
94Wendell ChavousPremium Motorsports15 ChevyJay Robinson
98Johnny SauterNextant/Curb Records15 ToyotaMike Curb

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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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Kyle’s stealing again. He’d better pray that the truck and AAA league cars don’t disappear or he won’t have a chance at his 200 NA$CAR series total wins. He’ll never be confused with Robin Hood.


Do you think Kryle still considers it a win if less than a hundred people are watching? Bury this series already, it has been dead for quite some time now. The stink is impossible to ignore!

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