NASCAR Nationwide Series at Talladega Superspeedway: entry list


The NASCAR Nationwide Series is slated to run its second restrictor plate race of the season on Saturday — the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. JR Motorsports veteran driver Regan Smith visited victory lane the last time the circuit was at a plate track in the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February. His JRM teammate, Chase Elliott, is the only other Nationwide championship-eligible driver to make his way to victory lane in the first eight races, winning two-consecutive events just prior to Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick’s win last weekend at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, also in a JR Motorsports entry.

Forty-two drivers are on the entry list for Talladega, meaning two drivers won’t make the race field after qualifying on Friday evening. As far as drivers entered go, the Sprint Cup Series will be represented sparingly in Saturday’s Nationwide race, as Kasey Kahne will be one of few, taking over driving duties of JR Motorsports’ No. 5 that Harvick drove to victory lane at Richmond. Kyle Busch, who has driven the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing entry, to this point, gives way this weekend to Sam Hornish Jr., who’ll make his first Nationwide start of the year for JGR.

Here is the entry list for Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega:

Entry List – Alphabetical Talladega Superspeedway 23rd Annual Aaron’s 312

Provided by NASCAR Statistics – Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 12:47 PM Central

DriverCar Team NameHometownD.O.B.Age
143 Dakoda Armstrong #WinField FordNew Castle, IN07/16/199122
26 Trevor BayneAdvoCare FordKnoxville, TN02/19/199123
3*17 Tanner Berryhill DodgeBixby, OK11/29/199320
422 Ryan Blaney(i)Discount Tire FordHigh Point, NC12/31/199320
519 Mike BlissTriStar Motorsports ToyotaMilwaukie, OR04/05/196549
6*84 Chad Boat #Billy Boat Performance Exhaust ChevroletPhoenix, AZ04/30/199222
799 James BuescherRheem ToyotaPlano, TX03/26/199024
860 Chris Buescher #Roush Performance Parts FordProsper, TX10/29/199221
901 Landon CassillFlex Seal ChevroletFairfax, IA07/07/198924
1051 Jeremy ChevroletSpartanburg, SC01/16/198529
11*70 Derrike CopeYoutheory ChevroletSpanaway, WA11/03/195855
12*46 Matt DiBenedettoCurtis Key Plumbing ChevroletGrass Valley, CA07/27/199122
13*55 Jamie DickViva Auto Group ChevroletEl Paso, TX02/05/198925
143 Ty Dillon #Bass Pro Shops ChevroletWelcome, NC02/27/199222
154 Jeffrey EarnhardtFW1 ChevroletMooresville, NC06/22/198924
169 Chase Elliott #NAPA Auto Parts ChevroletDawsonville, GA11/28/199518
1752 Joey GaseDonate Life ChevroletCedar Rapids, IA02/08/199321
1862 Brendan GaughanSouth Point ChevroletLas Vegas, NV07/10/197538
19*85 Bobby GerhartLucas Oil ChevroletLebanon, PA07/21/195855
20*91 Jeff GreenTriStar Motorsports ToyotaOwensboro, KY09/06/196251
21*74 Mike HarmonDodgeBirmingport, AL01/24/195856
2254 Sam Hornish JrMonster Energy ToyotaDefiance, OH07/02/197934
235 Kasey Kahne(i)Great Clips ChevroletEnumclaw, WA04/10/198034
24*10 Blake KochHeroesBehindtheCamo/ Toyota West Palm Beach, FL 08/07/198528
2531 Dylan Kwasniewski #Rockstar ChevroletLas Vegas, NV05/31/199518
2642 Kyle Larson(i)Cartwheel ChevroletElk Grove, CA07/31/199221
2793 Carl LongJGL Racing DodgeRoxboro, NC09/20/196746
28*76 Tommy Joe MartinsDiamond Gusset Jeans DodgeComo, MS12/07/198627
2914 Eric McClureHefty Ultimate/Reynolds Wrap ToyotaChilhowie, VA12/11/197835
3087 Joe ToyotaLakeland, FL09/26/196350
31*98 David Ragan(i)Carroll Shelby Engine Co FordUnadilla, GA12/24/198528
3216 Ryan Reed #ADADrivetoStpDiabetesPresByLillyDiabetes Ford Bakersfield, CA 08/12/199320
3323 Robert Richardson JrCornboard ChevroletMcKinney, TX04/04/198232
3411 Elliott SadlerOneMain Financial ToyotaEmporia, VA04/30/197539
352 Brian ScottShore Lodge ChevroletBoise, ID01/12/198826
3639 Ryan Sieg #RSS Racing ChevroletTucker, GA06/20/198726
377 Regan SmithRagu ChevroletCato, NY09/23/198330
3844 David Lumber Company ToyotaHouston, TX10/11/196746
39*25 John Wes Townley(i)Zaxby’s ToyotaWatkinsville, GA12/31/198924
4020 Darrell Wallace Jr(i)ToyotaCare ToyotaMobile, AL10/08/199320
4140 Josh Wise(i)Curtis Key Plumbing ChevroletRiverside, CA02/07/198331
4228 JJ YeleyJGL Racing DodgePhoenix, AZ10/05/197637

* Required to qualify on time, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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