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Entry List: 2015 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

NASCAR’s longest race will have its biggest entry list.

NASCAR officials released the entry list for the May 24 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday (May 16). The list includes 48 entries, the largest entry list for the event since 2012.

Chase Elliott will look to make his fourth Sprint Cup Series start, driving the No. 25 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Elliott, 19, last competed in the Sprint Showdown, driving from 11th to fifth in the 40-lap exhibition.

Travis Kvapil will return to the Cup Series, driving the No. 39 for Hillman Racing. Jeff Green, Mike Bliss and Alex Kennedy will also attempt to make Sunday’s race.

With 48 entries, five drivers will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should rain cancel qualifying, those five would be Elliott, Green, Kvapil, Jeb Burton and Brendan Gaughan.

The Cup Series will begin the weekend at Charlotte on May 21 for practice from 2:30-3:55 p.m. ET and Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 7:15 p.m. ET, followed by two practice sessions on Saturday. Coverage of the Coca-Cola 600 will start on FOX Sports 1 on May 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET.


Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyCessna/McDonaldsFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyCheeriosRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyBudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyLiftmasterLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyTBATommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordTBARichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx OfficeJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICO MilitaryBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyBass Pro Shops / Mobil1Margaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyotaCherry 5-Hour EnergyRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordOrthoJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFastenalJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaSkittlesJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaSubwayJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDeWaltJoe Gibbs
21Ryan Blaney(i)FordMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaHope for WarriorsRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)ChevyDrive to End HungerRick Hendrick
25Chase Elliott(i)ChevyNAPARick Hendrick
26Jeb Burton #ToyotaMaxim Fantasy SportsAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyMenard / SertaRichard Childress
30Jeff Green(i)ChevyCurtis Key PlumbingCurtis Key
31Ryan NewmanChevyQuicken LoansRichard Childress
32Mike Bliss(i)FordRimrock-DevlinArchie St Hilaire
33Alex Kennedy #ChevyHonorandRemember.orgJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordCSX / Play It SafeBob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordSpeed StickJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordLove's Travel StopsBrad Jenkins
39Travis Kvapil(i)ChevyTBAGordon Smith
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevySnap FitnessMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordUnited States Air ForceRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyPilot Flying JHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyScott ProductsTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe's PatrioticJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyTBAHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Brendan Gaughan(i)ChevyVydox PlusJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Vissar PrecisionBarney Vissar
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaDustless BlastingRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwideRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellFordThrivent FinancialBob Leavine
98Josh WiseFordTBAMike Curb

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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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Tim S.

The Heir Apparent plus four more to compete for the start-and-park spots. Whoopee ding.

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