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.
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.
|0||Harrison Rhodes||Vecoplan||15 Chevy||Andrea Nemechek|
|1||Landon Cassill||Flex Seal||15 Chevy||Johnny Davis|
|1||Elliott Sadler||OneMain Financial||15 Ford||Jack Roush|
|2||Brian Scott||Shore Lodge||15 Chevy||Richard Childress|
|3||Ty Dillon||Bass Pro Shops / NWTF||15 Chevy||Richard Childress|
|4||Ross Chastain||teamjdmotorsports.com||15 Chevy||Gary Keller|
|5||Kasey Kahne(i)||Armour Vienna Sausage||15 Chevy||Dale Earnhardt Jr|
|6||Darrell Wallace Jr||Cheez-It Ford Mustang||15 Ford||Jack Roush|
|7||Regan Smith||Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup||15 Chevy||Kelley Earnhardt-Miller|
|8||Blake Koch||TBD||15 Toyota||Joseph Walsh|
|9||Chase Elliott||NAPA AUTO PARTS||15 Chevy||Dale Earnhardt Jr|
|13||Carl Long||Jarreds Angels/Industrial technologies||14 Dodge||Derek White|
|14||Cale Conley||IAVA||15 Toyota||Mark Smith|
|15||TBA||TBA||15 Chevy||Rick Ware|
|16||Ryan Reed||Lilly/American Diabetes Association||15 Ford||Jack Roush|
|18||Daniel Suarez||ARRIS||15 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|19||Jeff Green||TriStar Motorsports||15 Toyota||Mark Smith|
|20||Erik Jones(i)||Game Stop||15 Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|22||Ryan Blaney||Discount Tire||15 Ford||Roger Penske|
|24||Eric McClure||Hefty||15 Toyota||Mark Smith|
|25||John Wes Townley(i)||Zaxby's||15 Chevy||Tony Townley|
|26||TBA||TBA||15 Toyota||James Whitener|
|28||J J Yeley||Texas 28 Spirits Stage||15 Toyota||Gregg Mixon|
|33||Austin Dillon(i)||Rheem||15 Chevy||Richard Childress|
|39||Ryan Sieg||Uncle Bob's Self Storage||14 Chevy||Rod Sieg|
|40||TBA||Braille Battery/Grafoid||14 Dodge||Derek White|
|42||Kyle Larson(i)||ENEOS||15 Chevy||Harry Scott Jr|
|43||Dakoda Armstrong||WinField||15 Ford||Richard Petty|
|44||David Starr||Zachry||15 Toyota||Mark Smith|
|51||Jeremy Clements||RepairableVehicles.com/AllSouthElectric.com||15 Chevy||Tony Clements|
|52||Joey Gase||TBA||15 Chevy||Jimmy Means|
|54||Denny Hamlin(i)||Monster Energy||15 Toyota||J D Gibbs|
|55||Jamie Dick||Viva Auto Group||15 Chevy||Jamie Dick|
|60||Chris Buescher||Roush Performance Products||15 Ford||Jack Roush|
|62||Brendan Gaughan||South Point||15 Chevy||Richard Childress|
|70||Derrike Cope||SWAE Watches||14 Chevy||Mary Louise Miller|
|74||Mike Harmon||TBA||12 Dodge||Mike Harmon|
|84||Chad Boat(i)||CorvetteParts.net||15 Chevy||Billy Boat|
|88||Kevin Harvick(i)||Hunt Brothers Pizza||15 Chevy||Rick Hendrick|
|90||Mario Gosselin||TBA||15 Chevy||Michelle Gosselin|
|97||Peyton Sellers||VroomBrands||15 Chevy||Victor Obaika|
|98||Aric Almirola(i)||Carroll Shelby Engine Co.||15 Ford||Fred Biagi|
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