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Entry List: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

One week after fuel-mileage madness unfolded at Pocono, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is set to run their final road-course race of the season.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 9 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International earlier today (Aug. 3). The list includes 44 drivers, meaning one driver will fail to make Sunday’s race.

Should qualifying be cancelled, Reed Sorenson and Premium Motorsports will be the lone team to miss Sunday’s feature.

Boris Said will make his return to NSCS action one day after competing for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series race at WGI. Said will pilot the No. 32 Ford for Go Green Racing, continuing a deal that began with the road-course specialist running at Sonoma Raceway in June.

NXS points leader Chris Buescher will look to make his sixth-career NSCS start. Buescher, 22, will drive the No. 34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports. The Texan has previously competed in five races for the team, scoring a best finish of 20th at Fontana.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to action at Watkins Glen on Friday, Aug. 7 for two practice sessions before returning on Saturday at 1:15 p.m. ET for Coors Light Pole Qualifying. Coverage of the Cheez-It 355 will begin on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.


1Jamie McMurrayChevyMcDonald'sFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyDowRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyBudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyTime Warner CableLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyTBATommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordMedallion BankRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx GroundJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyBass Pro Shops / Mobil1Margaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyotaMaxwell HouseRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordCheez-ItJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFord EcoBoostJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's CrispyJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaStanleyJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaDr. PepperRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)ChevyAxalta Coating SystemsRick Hendrick
26Jeb Burton #ToyotaMaximAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyLibman / MenardsRichard Childress
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Boris SaidFordGenesee Brewing CompanyArchie St Hilaire
33Alex Kennedy #ChevyDream FactoryJoe Falk
34Chris Buescher (i)FordTBABob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordTweaker Energy ShotsJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordLove's Travel StopsBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevyTBAMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfieldRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyTBAHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyKroger / Bush's BeansTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe'sJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Reed SorensonChevyTuctite HostersJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Vissar PrecisionBarney Vissar
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaBurger KingRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwide InsuranceRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellFordKLOVE RadioBob Leavine
98Timmy Hill(i)FordTBAMike 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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