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Entry List: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

With one final chance to earn a victory and bye before a hectic Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is shifting gears and heading to Kansas.

NASCAR release the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 18 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. The list includes 44 teams, meaning one team will fail to make Sunday’s event.

Should weather force NASCAR officials to cancel qualifying, Timmy Hill will be the lone drive to miss the show.

Just two weeks removed from a fierce battle for the final advancing position in the opening round of the Chase, Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will work together to sponsor the upcoming Halo 5 video game. McMurray will drive with new character Spartan Locke on his No. 1 for the race, while Earnhardt’s No. 88 will be graced by the familiar colors of series’ protagonist Master Chief.

ARCA Racing Series veteran Will Kimmel will attempt to make his second-career NSCS start with Go Green Racing. Kimmel’s series debut came at Kentucky Speedway in July. Part-time drivers Ryan Blaney, Brian Scott and Reed Sorenson will also return for the event.

The Sprint Cup Series will return to the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway on Friday, Oct. 16, for practice at 1 p.m. ET, followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 6:15 p.m. ET. The field will then return on Saturday for two practice sessions at 11:30 a.m. ET and 2:30 p.m. ET. Coverage of Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 will begin at 2:15 p.m. ET on NBC and MRN.


Car No,DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyHalo 5: Spartan Locke CessnaFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyAmerican EthanolRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyBudweiser / Jimmy John'sTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyLiftmasterLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJohn Henry
7Alex BowmanChevyAccell ConstructionTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordSonicRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.com / Breast Cancer AwarenessTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx ExpressJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyRush Truck Centers / Arctic CatMargaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyota5-Hour EnergyRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordRoush PerformanceJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFastenalJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's HalloweenJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaSports ClipsJ.D. Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
21Ryan Blaney(i)FordMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23Jeb Burton #ToyotaDr Pepper / Breast Cancer AwarenessRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)Chevy3MRick Hendrick
26J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaMaxim / Honey Creek OutfittersAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyFVP / MenardsRichard Childress
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Will KimmelFordSkuttle TightArchie St Hilaire
33Brian Scott (i)ChevyShore LodgeJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordDockside LogisticsJerry Freeze
35Cole WhittFordRich LogisticsBob Jenkins
38David GillilandFordLove's Travel StopsBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevyTBAMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTarget PlaidChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordEckrichRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyTMC TransportationHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyDillons / Bush's BeansTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe'sJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Online Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Timmy Hill(i)FordTBAJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Visser
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaVooDoo BBQRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyHalo 5: Master ChiefRick Hendrick
98Reed SorensonChevyMohawk NortheastMike Curb

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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