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Entry List: 2015 Hisense 300 at Charlotte

After a standalone weekend at Iowa Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) is returning home.

NASCAR officials released the entry list for the May 23 Hisense 300 on Saturday (May 16). The list contains 42 drivers, meaning two will fail to make Saturday’s race.

While an NXS regular won at Iowa, they may find it difficult to repeat that feat. Six Sprint Cup Series regulars will run at Charlotte, including early season NXS winners Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick.

Kasey Kahne will make his second NXS start of 2015, driving the No. 5 Armour Vienna Sausage Chevrolet. Kahne last ran for JR Motorsports last weekend in the Camping World Truck Series, where he brought the team its first win at Charlotte. He’ll join JRM teammates Harvick, Chase Elliott and Regan Smith as the team looks for their third win in 2015.

Cup regulars Kyle Larson and Aric Almirola will also look to win in Charlotte. Larson, the defending race winner, will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi. Almirola will make his fifth start in the No. 98 Ford for Biagi-Denbeste Racing.

Erik Jones will look for his second win as he returns to the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing. He’ll be joined by Hamlin and Daniel Suarez, who led a career-high 48 laps in Iowa.

Ryan Blaney will return to the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske. Blaney has two starts on the year, including a runner-up showing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will roar to life at Charlotte on May 21 for two practice sessions. They’ll return to action on May 24 for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 11:15 a.m. ET, followed by coverage of the Hisense 300 on FOX Sports 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET.


0Harrison RhodesVecoplan15 ChevyAndrea Nemechek
1Landon CassillFlex Seal15 ChevyJohnny Davis
1Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial15 FordJack Roush
2Brian ScottShore Lodge15 ChevyRichard Childress
3Ty DillonBass Pro Shops / NWTF15 ChevyRichard Childress
4Ross Chastainteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyGary Keller
5Kasey Kahne(i)Armour Vienna Sausage15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
6Darrell Wallace JrCheez-It Ford Mustang15 FordJack Roush
7Regan SmithAnderson's Pure Maple Syrup15 ChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
8Blake KochTBD15 ToyotaJoseph Walsh
9Chase ElliottNAPA AUTO PARTS15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
13Carl LongJarreds Angels/Industrial technologies14 DodgeDerek White
14Cale ConleyIAVA15 ToyotaMark Smith
15TBATBA15 ChevyRick Ware
16Ryan ReedLilly/American Diabetes Association15 FordJack Roush
18Daniel SuarezARRIS15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
19Jeff GreenTriStar Motorsports15 ToyotaMark Smith
20Erik Jones(i)Game Stop15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
22Ryan BlaneyDiscount Tire15 FordRoger Penske
24Eric McClureHefty15 ToyotaMark Smith
25John Wes Townley(i)Zaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
26TBATBA15 ToyotaJames Whitener
28J J YeleyTexas 28 Spirits Stage15 ToyotaGregg Mixon
33Austin Dillon(i)Rheem15 ChevyRichard Childress
39Ryan SiegUncle Bob's Self Storage14 ChevyRod Sieg
40TBABraille Battery/Grafoid14 DodgeDerek White
42Kyle Larson(i)ENEOS15 ChevyHarry Scott Jr
43Dakoda ArmstrongWinField15 FordRichard Petty
44David StarrZachry15 ToyotaMark Smith
51Jeremy ClementsRepairableVehicles.com/AllSouthElectric.com15 ChevyTony Clements
52Joey GaseTBA15 ChevyJimmy Means
54Denny Hamlin(i)Monster Energy15 ToyotaJ D Gibbs
55Jamie DickViva Auto Group15 ChevyJamie Dick
60Chris BuescherRoush Performance Products15 FordJack Roush
62Brendan GaughanSouth Point15 ChevyRichard Childress
70Derrike CopeSWAE Watches14 ChevyMary Louise Miller
74Mike HarmonTBA12 DodgeMike Harmon
84Chad Boat(i)CorvetteParts.net15 ChevyBilly Boat
88Kevin Harvick(i)Hunt Brothers Pizza15 ChevyRick Hendrick
90Mario GosselinTBA15 ChevyMichelle Gosselin
97Peyton SellersVroomBrands15 ChevyVictor Obaika
98Aric Almirola(i)Carroll Shelby Engine Co.15 FordFred Biagi

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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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