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Entry List: Toyota Owners 400

This weekend, the Sprint Cup Series makes its first visit to Richmond International Raceway for a scheduled day race since 1997 (Note: There have been multiple races run on Sunday afternoons since then, most recently last year, but they were all due to rainouts).  For this race, 41 cars have entered, meaning that someone could go home without racing for the first time since Daytona.

The one new entry this week is the No. 93 for BK Racing, returning for the first time since Daytona.  This will be the first of a few races that Ryan Ellis will compete in for the small team.  Sponsorship will be provided from ScienceLogic, a company that Ellis first brought to Sprint Cup last season with Circle Sport’s No. 33 Chevrolet.

The only other change of note is that Brian Vickers is currently listed as being back in the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing.  Sponsorship will be provided by Mobil 1.  Vickers is still on a race-to-race deal with SHR for non-Bass Pro Shops-sponsored races until Tony Stewart returns.

Entry List: Toyota Owners 400

Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevroletCredit One BankChip Ganassi Racing
2Brad KeselowskiFordMiller LiteTeam Penske
3Austin DillonChevroletBass Pro Shops/Ranger BoatsRichard Childress Racing
4Kevin HarvickChevroletBusch LightStewart-Haas Racing
5Kasey KahneChevroletMountain Dew Pitch BlackHendrick Motorsports
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareRoush Fenway Racing
7Regan SmithChevroletAPCTommy Baldwin Racing
10Danica PatrickChevroletNature's BakeryStewart-Haas Racing
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx GroundJoe Gibbs Racing
13Casey MearsChevroletGEICOGermain Racing
14Brian VickersChevroletMobil 1 Advanced TechnologyStewart-Haas Racing
15Clint BowyerChevrolet5-Hour ENERGYHScott Motorsports
16Greg BiffleFordCheez-ItRoush Fenway Racing
17Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.FordFifth Third BankRoush Fenway Racing
18Kyle BuschToyotaPedigree Dog FoodJoe Gibbs Racing
19 Carl EdwardsToyotaXFINITYJoe Gibbs Racing
20Matt KensethToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs Racing
21*Ryan BlaneyFordMotorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterWood Brothers Racing
22Joey LoganoFordShell/PennzoilTeam Penske
23David RaganToyotasweetFrogBK Racing
24Chase ElliottChevroletMountain Dew Baja BlastHendrick Motorsports
27Paul MenardChevroletDuracell/MenardsRichard Childress Racing
30*Josh WiseChevroletCurtis Key PlumbingThe Motorsports Group
31Ryan NewmanChevroletGraingerRichard Childress Racing
32Jeffrey EarnhardtFordCorvetteParts.netGo FAS Racing
34Chris BuescherFordA&W All American FoodFront Row Motorsports
38Landon CassillFordThe Pete StoreFront Row Motorsports
41Kurt BuschChevroletMonster Energy/Haas AutomationStewart-Haas Racing
42Kyle LarsonChevroletTargetChip Ganassi Racing
43Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfield FoodsRichard Petty Motorsports
44Brian ScottFordAlbertson's/Shore LodgeRichard Petty Motorsports
46Michael AnnettChevroletPilot Flying JHScott Motorsports
47AJ AllmendingerChevroletKroger/Bush's BeansJTG-Daugherty Racing
48Jimmie JohnsonChevroletLowe's Pro ServicesHendrick Motorsports
55*Reed SorensonChevroletChampionMachinery.comPremium Motorsports
78Martin Truex, Jr.ToyotaFurniture RowFurniture Row Racing
83Matt DiBenedettoToyotaE.J. Wade ConstructionBK Racing
88Dale Earnhardt, Jr.ChevroletMountain Dew DEWcisionHendrick Motorsports
93*Ryan Ellis (i)ToyotaScienceLogicBK Racing
95Michael McDowellChevroletTBACircle Sport-Leavine Family Racing
98*Cole WhittChevroletTBAPremium Motorsports


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Five non-charter teams will make qualifying interesting. And having read numerous comments from one poster, who obviously has a biting dislike for Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers, I’ll bet that person is really hoping Blaney doesn’t qualify. Odds are that he will. And yes, I’m being a bit nasty!


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