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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

NumberDriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyCessna / McDonald'sFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyDowRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyJimmy John's / BudweiserTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyFarmers InsuranceLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyAdvanced Practice ConsultTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordTransportation ImpactRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx FreightJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyMobil 1 / Bass Pro ShopsMargaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyota5-Hour EnergyRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordOrthoJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordZestJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaInterstate BatteriesJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaARRISJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
21Ryan Blaney(i)FordMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterGlen Wood
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaDr. PepperRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)ChevyPepsiRick Hendrick
26Jeb Burton #ToyotaMaximAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyRichmond / MenardsRichard Childress
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Josh WiseFordTBAArchie St. Hilaire
33Alex Kennedy #ChevyTBAJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordCSX Play It SafeBob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordDockside LogisticsJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordMDS TransportationBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevySnap FitnessMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordArmourRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyPilot / Flying JHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyKroger / Scott's ProductsTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe'sJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Dream Machine Online VersionMichael Waltrip
62Reed SorensonChevyTBAJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Visser
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaCosmo MotorsRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyMicrosoftRick Hendrick
98Timmy Hill(i)FordPremium MotorsportsMike Curb

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