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Entry List: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

After a wet, wild end to the first round of the Chase, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is heading home.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for October 10 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail to make the race.

Timmy Hill and Michael McDowell enter as the two teams needing to qualify their way into the top 36 to make the race on speed. However, should qualifying for Saturday’s race be rained out, McDowell and Ryan Blaney will be the two drivers to head home due to their team’s vehicles having the fewest starts in the field.

One week removed from a shocking elimination from the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Jimmie Johnson will return to Charlotte in a special Lowe’s “Red Vest” scheme. Johnson first drove the scheme under similar circumstances in 2014, driving to a win at Texas Motor Speedway after being eliminated from the Chase.

Brad Keselowski will sport a unique sponsor as he looks to avoid the drama that befell him in this stage of the Chase last year. Keselowski, a Michigan native, will race with support from Detroit Genuine Parts, with the company’s logo replacing the No. 2 Ford’s typical Miller Lite logo on the hood.

Continuing his journeyman season, Josh Wise will return to the No. 32 again, driving for Go Green Racing with support from Rimrock Devlin.

The Cup Series will return to action at their 1.5-mile home track on Thursday, October 8, for opening practice at 1:30 p.m. ET, followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 7:20 p.m. ET. The field will return on Friday for two practice sessions at 3:30 p.m. ET and 6:30 p.m. ET. Coverage of Saturday’s Bank of America 500 will begin at 7 p.m ET on NBC and MRN.


Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyMcDonald'sFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordDetroit Genuine PartsRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyDow - Great StuffRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyJimmy John's / BudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyHendrickridealong.comLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJohn Henry
7Alex BowmanChevyTommy Baldwin RacingTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordLowes FoodsRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx GroundJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyBass Pro Shops / Mobil 1Margaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyota5-Hour EnergyRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordRoush PerformanceJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordJuicy JuiceJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's Pretty in Pink FoundationJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaStanleyJ.D. Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
21Ryan Blaney(i)FordPPGGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23Jeb Burton #ToyotaDr PepperRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)Chevy3MRick Hendrick
26J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaMaximAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyRichmond / MenardsRichard Childress
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Josh WiseFordRimrock DevlinArchie St Hilaire
33Alex Kennedy #ChevyTBAJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordDockside LogisticsJerry Freeze
35Cole WhittFordRinnai Tankless Water HeatersBob Jenkins
38David GillilandFordMDS TransportationBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)Chevycarsforsale.comMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyState Water HeatersGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTarget PlaidChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfieldRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyAllstate Peterbilt GroupHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyHouse AutryTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe's Red VestJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Online Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Timmy Hill(i)ChevyPremium MotorsportsJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Visser
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaCosmo MotorsRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwideRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellFordThrivent BuildsBob Leavine
98Reed SorensonChevyPremium MotorsportsMike Curb
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Capt Spaulding

Can’t wait…Mile and a half track, the chase, what could be more exciting……..maybe turn on the close captioning so I don’t miss expert commentary and the status of the chase….sorry I mean Playoffs.

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