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Entry List: 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

After a wild Sunday night in Daytona, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is setting their sights on Sparta, Kentucky for another weekend of night racing.

NASCAR released the entry list for the July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway earlier today (July 6). The entry list includes 46 entrants, meaning three will fail to make Saturday’s show.

Fresh off of a disappointing DNQ at Daytona, both Ryan Blaney and Michael McDowell are among the Kentucky entrants. McDowell, piloting the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford, is high enough in owners points to make Saturday’s race if qualifying is cancelled. Blaney, on the other hand, is one of the three drivers hoping to get some sort of on-track time in to qualify on speed, joining Jeff Green and Brendan Gaughan.

Fresh off of his death-defying crash on the last lap of the Coke Zero 400, Austin Dillon is expected to jump back behind the wheel of his No. 3 Dow – Styrofoam Chevrolet. Dillon, 25, crossed the finish line in seventh at the 2.5-mile Florida oval before taking his frightening ride.

ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Will Kimmel will attempt to make his NSCS debut on Saturday, piloting the No. 32 Corvetteparts.net Chevrolet for Go Green Racing. The Sellersburg, Indiana native has six starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with a best finish of 22nd at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2014.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to action at Kentucky Speedway on Wednesday, July 8, for a four-hour test session from 3-5 p.m. ET and 6-8 p.m. ET. The field will return on Friday for two practice sessions, followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET. Coverage for Saturday’s Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.


Car No. DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyCessnaFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyDow - StyrofoamRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyBudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyLiftmasterLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyAdvance Auto Parts / Quaker StateTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordTBARichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx OfficeJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyRush Truck CentersMargaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyotaHughes General Contractors / Casey'sRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordOrthoJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFifth Third BankJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's CrispyJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaComcast MinionsJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
21Ryan Blaney(i)FordSnap-on ToolsGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoFordShell Pennzoil / AutoTraderWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaTraqGear-CoolshirtRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)ChevyAARP Member AdvantagesRick Hendrick
26Jeb Burton #ToyotaMaxim Fantasy SportsAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyQuaker State / MenardsRichard Childress
30Jeff Green(i)ChevyCurtis Key PlumbingCurtis Key
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Will KimmelFordCorvetteparts.netArchie St Hilaire
33Alex Kennedy #ChevyTBAJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordDockside LogisticsBob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordKentucky Fried ChickenJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordLove's Travel StopsBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevyCRC BrakleenMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfieldRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyPilot Flying JHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyKroger / Scott ProductsTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe's Pro ServicesJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyFraternal Order of EaglesHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Brendan Gaughan(i)ChevyTBAJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Vissar PrecisionBarney Vissar
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaAnest IwataRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwide InsuranceRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellFordThrivent FinancialBob Leavine
98Josh WiseFordBig RedMike 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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