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Entry List: 2015 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

A week after their first win of 2015, Toyota is putting on their sponsor hat.

NASCAR has released the entry list for the April 25 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). There are 45 initial entrants, meaning that two drivers will fail to make the race.

Toyota will have nine chances to earn back-to-back wins. Bristol winner Matt Kenseth will be back in his No. 20 Dollar General car, as will Denny Hamlin, who failed to return to his No. 11 Fedex car after rain delays at Bristol due to worsening neck spasms. Also returning will be Brett Moffitt, who continues to fill in the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for Brian Vickers.

Hendrick Motorsports will field five teams for the second time in 2015, fielding prospect Chase Elliott in his second race. Elliott previously competed at Martinsville Speedway, where he struggled to a 38th-place finish. He’ll continue to gain experience as he gears up to replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 next season.

Elliott, along with Camping World Truck Series veteran Ron Hornaday, will be forced to qualify on time to make Saturday’s race. Hornaday has attempted four races in 2015, driving for Sprint Cup Series newcomers The Motorsports Group.

Joey Gase will attempt to make his first start of 2015, driving the No. 32 Ford owned by Frank Stoddard Jr. Gase competed in four races in 2014, scoring a career-best 33rd-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to action at RIR on Friday for two practice sessions and Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET. Coverage for the Toyota Owners 400 will begin on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner
1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Energizer Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Ford Alliance Truck Parts Roger Penske
3 Austin Dillon Chevy American Ethanol Richard Childress
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Chevy Jimmy John's / Budweiser Tony Stewart
5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Great Clips Linda Hendrick
6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare Jack Roush
7 Alex Bowman Chevy DOC 360 Tommy Baldwin
9 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Gwaltney Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com Tony Stewart
11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Chevy Mobil 1 / Bas Pro Shops Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Toyota AAA Insurance Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho Jack Roush
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Fifth Third Bank John Henry
18 David Ragan Toyota M&Ms Crispy Joe Gibbs
19 Carl Edwards Toyota Arris J D Gibbs
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 J.J. Yeley(i) Toyota MaximFantasySports.com Ron Devine
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
25 Chase Elliott (i) Chevy NAPA Auto Parts Rick Hendrick
26 Jeb Burton # Toyota Estes Express Lines Anthony Marlowe
27 Paul Menard Chevy CertainTeed / Menards Richard Childress
30 Ron Hornaday Chevy Curtis Key Plumbing Curtis Key
31 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans Richard Childress
32 Joey Gase (i) Ford Keen Parts / Donate Life Frank Stoddard Jr.
33 Alex Kennedy Chevy Honorandremember.org Joe Falk
34 Reed Sorenson Ford Dockside Logistics Bob Jenkins
35 Cole Whitt Ford Front Row Motorsports Jerry Freeze
38 David Gilliland Ford The Pete Store Brad Jenkins
40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy Newtown Building Supplies Mike Hillman
41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Chevy Haas Automation Gene Haas
42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield Richard Petty
46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot Flying J Harry Scott Jr.
47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy Scott Products Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy Lowe's Pro Services Jeff Gordon
51 Justin Allgaier Chevy Brandt Harry Scott Jr.
55 Brett Moffitt # Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Michael Waltrip
62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Chevy TBA Jay Robinson
78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row / Visser Precision Barney Vissar
83 Matt Dibenedetto Toyota Dr. Pepper Ron Devine
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy Nationwide Rick Hendrick
98 Josh Wise Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike 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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