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Entry List: 2015 AAA Texas 500

After an eventful afternoon in Martinsville the Chase for the Sprint Cup rolls on to Texas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 8 AAA Texas 500 on Monday (Nov. 2). There’s a total of 45 entrants, meaning two teams will fail to make Sunday’s race. Should qualifying be rained out, Ryan Blaney and Michael McDowell will fail to make the event due to their teams’ limited number of starts.

Among the driver changes: Joey Gase will return to the No. 32 Ford for Go Green Racing while Brian Scott will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for Circle Sport Racing and Premium Motorsports will field Reed Sorenson in the No. 62. No new teams are making an effort this week.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to action in Texas on Friday, Nov. 6, for practice at 12:30 p.m. ET followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 6:45 p.m. ET. The field will then return on Saturday for two practices at 11 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET, respectively. Coverage for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 will begin at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and MRN.


Car No. Driver Manufacturer Sponsor Owner
1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Ford Wurth Roger Penske
3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow Styrofoam Richard Childress
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Chevy Budweiser / Jimmy John's 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 Sonic Richard Petty
10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com Tony Stewart
11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office J.D. Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Chevy Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Maxwell House Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho Jack Roush
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford Fastenal John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's Crispy Joe Gibbs
19 Carl Edwards Toyota Sport Clips J.D. Gibbs
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Toyota DeWalt Joe Gibbs
21 Ryan Blaney(i) Ford Snap.On Tools Glen Wood
22 Joey Logano Ford AAA Insurance Walter Czarnecki
23 Jeb Burton # Toyota Dr. Pepper Ron Devine
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Chevy Axalta Rick Hendrick
26 J.J. Yeley(i) Toyota Maxim Anthony Marlowe
27 Paul Menard Chevy Schrock / Menards Richard Childress
31 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans Richard Childress
32 Joey Gase(i) Ford Zak Products / Donate Life Archie St. Hilaire
33 Brian Scott(i) Chevy Shore Lodge Joe Falk
34 Brett Moffitt # Ford Visit Dallas Jerry Freeze
35 Cole Whitt Ford Moen Bob Jenkins
38 David Gilliland Ford Love's Travel Stops Brad Jenkins
40 Landon Cassill(i) Chevy DRC / O'Reilly Auto Parts 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 Pilot / Flying J Harry Scott Jr.
47 A.J. Allmendinger Chevy Kroger / Scott Products Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Chevy Lowe's Jeff Gordon
51 Justin Allgaier Chevy Texas Lottery Harry Scott Jr.
55 David Ragan Toyota Aaron's Online Dream Machine Michael Waltrip
62 Reed Sorenson Ford TBA Jay Robinson
78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row / Visser Precision Barney Visser
83 Matt Dibenedetto # Toyota Dustless Blasting Ron Devine
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy Kelly Blue Book Rick Hendrick
95 Michael McDowell Ford Tommy Williams Drywall Bob Leavine
98 Ryan Preece Ford XYIENCE Energy Drink Mike Curb

About the author

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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