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Entry List: 2015 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

While the Cup Series battles in New Hampshire, the stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series will get a chance to shine bright in Kentucky.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Sept. 26 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The list includes 41 entrants, meaning one team will fail to make Saturday’s race.

Kyle Busch Motorsports prospect Matt Tifft will make his NXS debut on Saturday, driving the No. 20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Tifft, 19, last ran at Kentucky in the ARCA Racing Series, bringing home a runner-up result for Venturini Motorsports.

With Kyle Busch choosing to focus on New Hampshire, Erik Jones will make the trip to Kentucky to join JGR teammates Tifft and Daniel Suarez. Jones will pilot Busch’s trademark No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota.

Ryan Blaney will look for his second NXS triumph of 2015 in Team Penske’s No. 22 Discount Tire Ford. Brandon Jones will drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Chevrolet.

Ben Rhodes and Ryan Truex will also compete in the 300-mile event, driving for JR Motorsports and Biagi-Denbeste Racing, respectively.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to Kentucky Speedway on Friday, Sept. 25 for two practice sessions. The field will then return on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 4:45 p.m. ET. Coverage of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 will begin at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.


0Harrison Rhodesteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyAndrea Nemechek
1Michael Selfteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyJohnny Davis
1Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial15 FordJack Roush
2Brian ScottShore Lodge15 ChevyRichard Childress
3Ty DillonWESCO15 ChevyRichard Childress
4Ross ChastainProtect Your Melon / Watermelon.org15 ChevyGary Keller
6Darrell Wallace JrBleacher Report15 FordJack Roush
7Regan SmithTaxSlayer Bowl15 ChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
8Blake KochLeafFilter Gutter Protection15 ToyotaMark Smith
9Chase ElliottNAPA Auto Parts15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
13Derek WhiteBraille Battery / Grafoid15 ChevyDerek White
14Cale ConleyIAVA15 ToyotaMark Smith
15TBA15 ChevyRick Ware
16Ryan ReedLilly/American Diabetes Association15 FordJack Roush
18Daniel SuarezARRIS15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
19Jeff GreenPremier Barter15 ToyotaMark Smith
20Matt Tifft(i)15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
22Ryan BlaneyDiscount Tire15 FordRoger Penske
24Eric McClureHefty15 ToyotaMark Smith
25Dylan LuptonZaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
26TJ BellJGL Racing15 ToyotaJames Whitener
28J J YeleyJGL Racing15 ToyotaGregg Mixon
33Brandon Jones(i)Barrett-Jackson Waxes / Menards15 ChevyRichard Childress
39Ryan SiegRSS Racing14 ChevyRod Sieg
40Carl LongBraille Battery / Grafoid15 DodgeDerek White
42Brennan PooleDC Solar15 ChevyHarry Scott Jr
43Dakoda ArmstrongWinfield15 FordRichard Petty
44David StarrZACHRY15 ToyotaMark Smith
51Jeremy ClementsAllsouthelectric.com-RepairableVehicles.com15 ChevyTony Clements
52Joey Gase15 ChevyJimmy Means
54Erik Jones(i)Monster Energy15 ToyotaJ D Gibbs
60Chris BuescherAdvoCare15 FordJack Roush
62Brendan GaughanSouth Point15 ChevyRichard Childress
70Derrike CopeAcredale Vending14 ChevyMary Louise Miller
74Mike Harmon13 DodgeMike Harmon
88Ben RhodesAlpha Energy Solutions15 ChevyRick Hendrick
89Morgan Shepherd15 ChevyMorgan Shepherd
90Martin RoyGamache Truck Center15 ChevyMichelle Gosselin
92Mario GosselinCrashClaimsR.us15 ChevyBobby Dotter
97TBAVroomBrands15 ChevyVictor Obaika
98Ryan TruexCarroll Shelby Engine Company15 FordFred Biagi

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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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Oh no! NASCAR’s favorite chosen one isn’t going to be there? Brian must be having a fit! Nobody will attend or watch without the field being filled with cup drivers taking up the top spots.

Come to think of it, this should be a fairly good race, even given it being a mile-and-a-half D-oval, without Kyle, Matt, Joey, Kevin, and Dennis-the-menace being there to dominate in their semi-Cup team serviced by their Cup crew. Now, maybe the little guy will have a half-decent shot at a decent finish.

Go Ryan Blaney and Chris Buescher!

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