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Entry List: 2015 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

One week removed from their final road course of 2015, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is returning to their fastest oval with a new high-drag package.

NASCAR released the entry list for the Aug. 16 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The list includes 44 teams, meaning one will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying be cancelled, Ryan Blaney’s Wood Brothers Racing team would fail to make the main event.

Brett Moffitt will return to the No. 34 CSX Play It Safe Ford for Front Row Motorsports after sitting out at Watkins Glen. Chris Buescher piloted the entry at WGI, bringing home a 37th-place result.

Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon will both run special paint schemes Sunday, highlighting their return to the 2-mile oval that has pole speeds of well over 200 mph. In a throwback to a former driver of Team Penske’s No. 2 Ford, Keselowski will drive a black-and-yellow Miller Genuine Draft Ford similar to the one driven by Rusty Wallace in the early 1990s. Gordon, on the other hand, will run with sponsorship from Pepsi which has sponsored the Pittsboro, Indiana driver since 1997.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to Michigan on Friday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. ET for practice, followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 5 p.m. ET. The field will then return on Saturday for two practice sessions. Coverage of the Pure Michigan 400 will begin on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

2015 PURE MICHIGAN 400 ENTRY LIST

Number Driver Manufacturer Sponsor Owner
1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna / McDonald's Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Ford Miller Lite Roger Penske
3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow Richard Childress
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Chevy Jimmy John's / Budweiser Tony Stewart
5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
6 Trevor Bayne Ford AdvoCare Jack Roush
7 Alex Bowman Chevy Advanced Practice Consult Tommy Baldwin
9 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Transportation Impact Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com Tony Stewart
11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight J.D. Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Chevy Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho Jack Roush
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Zest John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs
19 Carl Edwards Toyota ARRIS J D Gibbs
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
21 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Glen Wood
22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 J.J. Yeley(i) Toyota Dr. Pepper Ron Devine
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Chevy Pepsi Rick Hendrick
26 Jeb Burton # Toyota Maxim Anthony Marlowe
27 Paul Menard Chevy Richmond / Menards Richard Childress
31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar Richard Childress
32 Josh Wise Ford TBA Archie St. Hilaire
33 Alex Kennedy # Chevy TBA Joe Falk
34 Brett Moffitt # Ford CSX Play It Safe Bob Jenkins
35 Cole Whitt Ford Dockside Logistics Jerry Freeze
38 David Gilliland Ford MDS Transportation Brad Jenkins
40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy Snap Fitness Mike Hillman
41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Chevy Haas Automation Gene Haas
42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Ford Armour Richard Petty
46 Michael Annett Chevy Pilot / Flying J Harry Scott Jr.
47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy Kroger / Scott's Products Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy Lowe's Jeff Gordon
51 Justin Allgaier Chevy Brandt Harry Scott Jr.
55 David Ragan Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Online Version Michael Waltrip
62 Reed Sorenson Chevy TBA Jay Robinson
78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row / Visser Precision Barney Visser
83 Matt Dibenedetto # Toyota Cosmo Motors Ron Devine
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy Microsoft Rick Hendrick
98 Timmy Hill(i) Ford Premium Motorsports Mike 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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