As round two of the Chase approaches, a familiar face to NASCAR’s lower tiers is stepping up to run with the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Sept. 27 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The list includes 44 entrants, meaning one team will fail to make Sunday’s race.
Josh Wise will have to qualify for Sunday’s race on speed. Wise will pilot the No. 30 Chevrolet for The Motorsports Group.
2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece will attempt to make his NSCS debut on Sunday, driving the No. 98 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports. Preece, 24, has 15 career wins on the modified tour, including a triumph at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier this season. The Connecticut native enters the weekend atop the modified points standings with a career-best 4.8 average finish.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to action on the 1-mile New Hampshire oval on Friday, Sept. 25 at noon ET for practice, followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 4:45 p.m. ET. The field will then return on Saturday for two practice sessions. Coverage of Sunday’s Sylvania 300 will begin at 2 p.m. ET, on NBCSN and MRN.
|1||Jamie McMurray||Chevy||FLIR||Felix Sabates|
|2||Brad Keselowski (PC3)||Ford||Miller Lite||Roger Penske|
|3||Austin Dillon||Chevy||Cheerios||Richard Childress|
|4||Kevin Harvick (PC1)||Chevy||Ditech||Tony Stewart|
|5||Kasey Kahne||Chevy||Farmers Insurance||Linda Hendrick|
|6||Trevor Bayne||Ford||AdvoCare||John Henry|
|7||Alex Bowman||Chevy||Nikko RC / Toy State||Tommy Baldwin|
|9||Sam Hornish Jr.||Ford||Shaws / Smithfield||Richard Petty|
|10||Danica Patrick||Chevy||GoDaddy||Tony Stewart|
|11||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||FedEx Freight||J.D. Gibbs|
|13||Casey Mears||Chevy||GEICO||Bob Germain|
|14||Tony Stewart (PC4)||Chevy||Code 3 Associates / Mobil 1||Margaret Haas|
|15||Clint Bowyer||Toyota||5-Hour Energy||Rob Kauffman|
|16||Greg Biffle||Ford||Kleen Performance Products||Jack Roush|
|17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||Ford EcoBoost||John Henry|
|18||Kyle Busch||Toyota||Pedigree||Joe Gibbs|
|19||Carl Edwards||Toyota||Sport Clips||J D Gibbs|
|20||Matt Kenseth (PC6)||Toyota||Dollar General||Joe Gibbs|
|22||Joey Logano||Ford||Shell Pennzoil||Walter Czarnecki|
|23||Jeb Burton||Toyota||Bullhorn||Ron Devine|
|24||Jeff Gordon (PC7)||Chevy||Drive to End Hunger||Rick Hendrick|
|26||J.J. Yeley(i)||Toyota||Maxim||Anthony Marlowe|
|27||Paul Menard||Chevy||Sylvania / Menards||Richard Childress|
|30||Josh Wise||Chevy||Curtis Key Plumbing||Curtis Key Sr.|
|31||Ryan Newman||Chevy||Caterpillar||Richard Childress|
|32||Jeffrey Earnhardt(i)||Ford||Arundel Ford / Weirs GMC / Bangor Truck Equipment||Archie St Hilaire|
|34||Brett Moffitt #||Ford||Dockside||Jerry Freeze|
|35||Cole Whitt||Ford||Taco Bell||Bob Jenkins|
|38||David Gilliland||Ford||MDS Transportation||Brad Jenkins|
|40||Landon Cassill(i)||Chevy||TBA||Mike Hillman|
|41||Kurt Busch (PC5)||Chevy||Haas Automation||Gene Haas|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chevy||Target Plaid||Chip Ganassi|
|43||Aric Almirola||Ford||Smithfield||Richard Petty|
|46||Michael Annett||Chevy||Switch Hitch||Harry Scott Jr.|
|47||A.J. Allmendinger||Chevy||Bush's Chili Beans||Tad Geschickter|
|48||Jimmie Johnson (PC2)||Chevy||Lowe's Pro Services||Jeff Gordon|
|51||Justin Allgaier||Chevy||AccuDoc Solutions||Harry Scott Jr.|
|55||David Ragan||Toyota||Aaron's Dream Machine||Michael Waltrip|
|62||Timmy Hill(i)||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||Nationwide||Rick Hendrick|
|98||Ryan Preece||Chevy||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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