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Entry List: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

With stakes as high as ever, a trip to Talladega Superspeedway will determine who advances to the next round of the Chase.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 24 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail to make Sunday’s event. Timmy Hill (No. 62) and Michael McDowell (No. 95) will be required to make the race on speed.

Michael Waltrip will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the 500-mile event, driving the No. 98 Maxwell House Toyota. The entry comes as part of a deal with Premium Motorsports, who owns the No. 98 and typically competes with Chevrolets.

In need of a big win to advance, Matt Kenseth will lean on the sponsor that brought him his first championship in 2003. Kenseth will drive with the familiar black-and-yellow Dewalt logo emblazoned on his hood.

Bobby Labonte (No. 32) will return to Go Green Racing for the event. Josh Wise will move over to Front Row Motorsports, piloting the No. 34 Ford.

The Sprint Cup Series will return to Talladega on Friday, Oct. 23, for two practice sessions at 2 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET, respectively. The field will return on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 4:15 p.m. ET. Coverage of Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.


Car No,DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyCessnaFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyWeatherTechRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyBudweiser / Jimmy John'sTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyTime Warner CableLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJohn Henry
7Alex BowmanChevyGolden CorralTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordJacob CompaniesRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.com / Breast Cancer AwarenessTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx FreightJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyBass Pro Shops / Mobil 1Margaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyota5-Hour EnergyRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordCheez-ItJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordZestJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's HalloweenJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaSubwayJ.D. Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDeWaltJoe Gibbs
21Ryan Blaney(i)FordMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23Jeb Burton #ToyotaOvertureRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)Chevy3MRick Hendrick
26J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaAdrondack Tree SurgeonsAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyTarkett / MenardsRichard Childress
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Bobby Labonte (PC8)FordC&J Energy ServicesArchie St Hilaire
33Travis Kvapil(i)ChevyTBAJoe Falk
34Josh WiseFordTBAJerry Freeze
35Cole WhittFordRinnai Tankless Water HeatersBob Jenkins
38David GillilandFordLove's Travel StopsBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)Chevycarsforsale.comMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTarget PlaidChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfieldRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyPJ FreshHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyKroger / Bush's BeansTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe'sJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyAuto Owners InsuranceHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Online Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Timmy Hill(i)FordTBAJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Visser
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaDustless BlastingRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyDiet Mt. DewRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellFordKLOVEBob Leavine
98Michael WaltripToyotaMaxwell HouseMike 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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