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Entry List: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

With the points battle tightening, a high-speed weekend on the Monster Mile may make or break a team’s NASCAR Xfinity Series championship hopes.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 3 Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway. The list includes 41 entrants, meaning one team will fail to make Saturday’s race.

Testing an interesting new concept, Obaika Racing announced that Ryan Ellis will compete in the team’s No. 97 Chevrolet with support from Vroom Brands after Ellis won a fan vote for the ride. Ellis, who was originally scheduled to drive the No. 17 Ford for Rick Ware Racing, is expected to compete for the full 200-mile distance.

With the NXS running companion races with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the remainder of the 2015 schedules, fans can expect a healthy amount of Cup stars each week. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon, JJ Yeley and Kyle Larson will all compete in Saturday’s race as they try to tune up for the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup’s opening round.

The lone exceptions to power teams fielding Cup stars this weekend will be Team Penske and JR Motorsports. Penske will field prospect Ryan Blaney, who won last week’s event at Kentucky Speedway. JRM will field 2014 K&N Pro Series East champion Ben Rhodes along with series regulars Chase Elliott and Regan Smith.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will return to action in Dover, Delaware on Friday, Oct. 2 for a lone practice session at 1:30 p.m. The field will then return on Saturday for Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 12:15 p.m. ET. Coverage of the Hisense 200 will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.


0Harrison Rhodesteamjdmotorsports.com15 ChevyAndrea Nemechek
01Landon CassillIron Source / Meddings Seafood15 ChevyJohnny Davis
1Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial15 FordJack Roush
2Brian ScottACME / Reser's Main St. Bistro15 ChevyRichard Childress
3Ty DillonYuengling Light Lager15 ChevyRichard Childress
4Ross ChastainHeroes Haven / Natchez Shooters Supply15 ChevyGary Keller
6Darrell Wallace JrBleacher Report15 FordJack Roush
7Regan SmithFire Alarm Services15 ChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
8Blake KochLeafFilter Gutter Protection15 ToyotaMark Smith
9Chase ElliottNAPA Auto Parts15 ChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
13Josh ReaumeBraille Battery / Grafoid15 ChevyDerek White
14Cale ConleyIAVA15 ToyotaMark Smith
15Stanton Barrett15 ChevyRick Ware
16Ryan ReedLilly/American Diabetes Association15 FordJack Roush
17TBA15 FordRick Ware
18Daniel SuarezARRIS15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
19Jeff GreenPremier Barter Exchange15 ToyotaMark Smith
20Denny Hamlin(i)Hisense15 ToyotaJoe Gibbs
22Ryan BlaneyHertz15 FordRoger Penske
24Eric McClureReynolds Wrap15 ToyotaMark Smith
25John Wes Townley(i)Zaxby's15 ChevyTony Townley
26T J Bell(i)JGL Racing15 ToyotaJames Whitener
28J J YeleyJGL Racing15 ToyotaGregg Mixon
33Austin Dillon(i)Rheem15 ChevyRichard Childress
39Ryan SiegRSS Racing14 ChevyRod Sieg
40Carl LongBraille Battery / Grafoid15 DodgeDerek White
42Kyle Larson(i)ENEOS15 ChevyHarry Scott Jr
43Dakoda ArmstrongWinField15 FordRichard Petty
44David StarrZACHRY15 ToyotaMark Smith
51Jeremy ClementsDelaware Office of Highway Safety15 ChevyTony Clements
52Joey Gase15 ChevyJimmy Means
54Kyle Busch(i)Monster Energy15 ToyotaJ D Gibbs
60Chris BuescherLilly/American Diabetes Association15 FordJack Roush
62Brendan GaughanSouth Point15 ChevyRichard Childress
70Derrike CopeDelta-Therm.The Champagne Lodge14 ChevyMary Louise Miller
74Mike Harmon14 DodgeMike Harmon
88Ben RhodesAlpha Energy Solutions15 ChevyRick Hendrick
89Morgan Shepherd15 ChevyMorgan Shepherd
90Mario GosselinCrashClaimsR.us15 ChevyMichelle Gosselin
92Dexter BeanCrashClaimsR.us15 ChevyBobby Dotter
97Ryan Ellis(i)Vroom Brands15 ChevyVictor Obaika

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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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As usual with companion events, Gibbs has Kyle Busch entered, and this week, he’s got Dennis-the-menace Hamlin entered. I’m surprized he doesn’t have Kenseth or Edwards entered to give them extra practice.

A must-miss event!


My daughter lives about ten miles from the Dover track. She told me last year that there was some supermarket promotion and they weren’t even able to give the Xfinity tickets away. It’s a mess isn’t it?


Kyle could have a tough time keeping Morgan Shepherd behind him.

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