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Entry List: 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

For the final time in 2015, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is heading to a short track.

NASCAR released the entry list for the September 11 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). The list includes 41 drivers, meaning one team will fail to make Friday’s race.

Two drivers will make their first NXS start of 2015. Ryan Truex, younger brother of Martin Truex Jr., will compete in his first NASCAR-sanctioned event since Sept. 14, 2014, when he made his final start for BK Racing at Chicagoland Speedway. The New Jersey native will pilot the No. 98 Ford for Biagi-Denbeste Racing.

Josh Berry will make his first NXS start of 2015 for JR Motorsports. Berry, 24, last competed for the team in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Tennessee native currently drives late models full-time for JRM.

Four Sprint Cup Series regulars will look to spoil another potential victory for the NXS stars, including Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, JJ Yeley and Kyle Busch. Camping World Truck Series driver Erik Jones will also compete in the event, driving the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to Richmond International Raceway on Thursday, Sept. 10 for two practice sessions before returning on Friday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 3:45 p.m. ET. Coverage of the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.


Car No.DriverSponsorManufacturerOwner
0Harrison Rhodesteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyAndrea Nemechek
1Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial15 FordJack Roush
1Landon CassillVavoline15 ChevyJohnny Davis
2Brian ScottShore Lodge15 ChevyRichard Childress
3Ty DillonBass Pro Shops / TRACKER Boats15 ChevyRichard Childress
4Ross Chastainteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyGary Keller
6Darrell Wallace JrRoush Performance Products15 FordJack Roush
7Regan SmithTaxSlayer Bowl15 ChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
8Blake KochLeafFilter Gutter Protection15 ToyotaMark Smith
9Chase ElliottNAPA Auto Parts15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
13Josh ReaumeBraille Battery / Grafoid15 ToyotaDerek White
14Cale ConleyIAVA15 ToyotaMark Smith
15Carlos Contreras15 ChevyRick Ware
16Ryan ReedLilly/American Diabetes Association15 FordJack Roush
18Daniel SuarezARRIS15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
19Jeff GreenTRISTAR MOTORSPORTS15 ToyotaMark Smith
20Erik Jones(i)Game Stop15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
22Joey Logano(i)Hertz15 FordRoger Penske
24Eric McClureReynolds Wrap15 ToyotaMark Smith
25John Wes Townley(i)Zaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
26Hermie SadlerVirginia Lottery15 ToyotaJames Whitener
28J J YeleyJGL Racing15 ToyotaGregg Mixon
33Austin Dillon(i)Ruud15 ChevyRichard Childress
39Ryan SiegRSS Racing14 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
54Kyle Busch(i)Monster Energy15 ToyotaJ D Gibbs
60Chris BuescherAdvoCare15 FordJack Roush
62Brendan GaughanSouth Point15 ChevyRichard Childress
66Benny GordonSomerset Regional Water Resources/VSI Racing15 ToyotaLarry Mostoller
70Derrike CopeTo The Point Apparel14 ChevyMary Louise Miller
74Mike Harmon14 DodgeMike Harmon
88Josh BerrySpeedco15 ChevyRick Hendrick
89Morgan Shepherd15 ChevyMorgan Shepherd
90Jimmy Weller15 ChevyMichelle Gosselin
97TBAVroomBrands15 ChevyVictor Obaika
98Ryan Truex15 FordFred Biagi

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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Let’s play make pretend, as if there is even the slightest bit of fan interest in Xfinicup practice


I thought I had interest John but it turned out that it was just indigestion.


Three reasons not to watch, or care: Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, and that “NASCAR’s greatest driver ever” Kyle Busch. Of course, Busch will dominate against all those grossly underfunded teams whos combined yearly budgets are less than his one-race budget, but, what the heck, he’s a racer and he loves to race. Never mind that his car is nearly the exact same as his Cup car, and he will have his Cup crew servicing him. And they wonder why the stands are empty!

Again this week, my question to Roger Penske: Why Logano and not Ryan Blaney? Blaney won’t be in the Cup race, so he can concentrate his efforts on this race. Or, how about Parker Kligerman? Wasn’t he a development driver for you? Or, here’s a major longshot, why not give a real underdog like Johanna Long a shot at a good ride?


Kyle’s going to beat up on Morgan Shepherd again. I read where Kyle won the Snowball Derby. So did Johanna Long and Tammy Jo Kirk.

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