NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Auto Club Speedway: entry list


The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series embarks on his fifth race of the 2015 season and the third and final race of its West Coast swing on Sunday with the running of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Friday was supposed to be a typical Friday of practice and qualifying for the Cup Series, but an announcement that Brian Vickers, again, has been sidelined for blood clots set off a game of musical chairs, so to speak.

Brett Moffitt headed to Fontana, expecting to fill in for David Ragan in the No. 34 Furniture Row Racing Ford as Ragan continued to fill in for the injured Kyle Busch behind the wheel of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

But with Vickers’ latest health issue, Michael Waltrip Racing has recalled its development driver, Moffitt, to substitute for Vickers in the No. 55 Toyota. Since Ragan is continuing his substitute role at JGR, Front Row Motorsports tapped into the Roush Fenway Racing Xfinity Series driver stable and called up Chris Buescher to drive the No. 34.

Meanwhile, it’s same-ol’, same-ol’ for Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet team, or at least they hope so. Because the same song, next verse would be a win or runner-up finish. Harvick heads to ACS as the winner of the two most recent races at Phoenix International Raceway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and riding a wave of momentum in the form of top-two finishes in the last seven races, dating back to the final three races of last season.

Here’s a look at the entry list for the Auto Club 400 (list doesn’t reflect movement by Vickers, Moffitt and Buescher):

19th Annual Auto Club “400” – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Auto Club Speedway – 3/22/2015 Last Update: 3/18/2015 4:05:00 PM

Entry Veh # Driver Owner Crew Chief Veh Mfg Sponsor

11Jamie McMurrayFelix SabatesMatt McCall15 ChevroletMcDonald’s
22Brad KeselowskiRoger PenskePaul Wolfe15 FordWurth
33Austin DillonRichard ChildressGil Martin15 ChevroletDow
44Kevin HarvickTony StewartRodney Childers15 ChevroletJimmy John’s/ Budweiser
55Kasey KahneLinda HendrickKeith Rodden15 ChevroletTIME WARNER CABLE
66Trevor BayneJohn HenryBob Osborne15 FordAdvocare Ford Fusion
77Alex BowmanTommy BaldwinBono Manion13 ChevroletNikko RC/Toy State Car
89Sam Hornish JrRichard PettyDrew Blickensderfer15 FordMedallion Bank/Mercury Marine
910Danica PatrickTony StewartDaniel Knost15 ChevroletAspen Dental
1011Denny HamlinJ D GibbsDave Rogers15 ToyotaSport Clips
1113Casey MearsBob GermainBootie Barker III15 ChevroletNo. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS
1214Tony StewartMargaret HaasChad Johnston15 ChevroletRush Truck Centers / Mobil 1
1315Clint BowyerRob KauffmanBrian Pattie14 ToyotaBlueDEF
1416Greg BiffleJack RoushMatt Puccia15 FordClean Harbors Ford Fusion
1517Ricky Stenhouse JrJohn HenryNicholas Sandler15 FordNOS Energy Drink Ford Fusion
1618David RaganJoe GibbsAdam Stevens15 ToyotaInterstate Batteries
1719Carl EdwardsJ D GibbsDarian Grubb15 ToyotaSUBWAY
1820Matt KensethJoe GibbsJason Ratcliff15 ToyotaDeWalt
1922Joey LoganoWalter CzarneckiTodd Gordon15 FordAAA So. California
2023J J Yeley(i)Ron DevineJoe Williams Jr15 ToyotaDr. Pepper Toyota Camry
2124Jeff GordonRick HendrickAlan Gustafson15 ChevroletAXALTA
2226Jeb BurtonAnthony MarlowePatrick Donahue15
2327Paul MenardRichard ChildressJustin Alexander15 ChevroletFVP / Menards
24129Reed SorensonRobby BentonMatthew Lucas15 ToyotaNone
2531Ryan NewmanRichard ChildressLuke Lambert15 ChevroletCaterpillar
2632Mike Bliss(i)Archie St HilaireClinton Cram15 FordKING TACO
2733Brian Scott(i)Joe FalkSlugger Labbe15 ChevroletShore Lodge
2834Brett MoffittJerry FreezeDerrick Finley15 FordDockside Logistics
2935Cole WhittBob JenkinsRandy Cox15 FordRinnai Tankless Water Heaters
3038David GillilandBrad JenkinsDonnie Wingo15 FordLove’s Travel Stops
3140Landon Cassill(i)Michael HillmanMark Hillman15 ChevroletTBA
3241Kurt BuschGene HaasTony Gibson15 ChevroletHaas Automation
3342Kyle LarsonChip GanassiChris Heroy14 ChevroletTarget
3443Aric AlmirolaRichard PettyTrent Owens15 FordSmithfield
3544Travis Kvapil(i)John CohenPeter Sospenzo15 ChevroletTBA
3646Michael AnnettHarry Scott JrJay Guy15 ChevroletCypress
3747A J AllmendingerTad GeschickterBrian Burns15 ChevroletScott Products
3848Jimmie JohnsonJeff GordonChad Knaus15 ChevroletLOWE’S PRO SERVICES
3951Justin AllgaierHarry Scott JrSteve Addington15 ChevroletBRANDT
4055Brian VickersMichael WaltripBilly Scott14 ToyotaJanssen
4162Brendan Gaughan(i)Jay RobinsonZach McGowan15 ChevroletSouth Point Hotel & Casino
42* 66Mike WallaceJay RobinsonScott Eggleston15 ChevroletTBA
4378Martin Truex JrBarney VisserCole Pearn15 ChevroletFurniture Row/Visser Precision
4483Matt DibenedettoRon DevineDouglas Richert15 ToyotaBurger King
4588Dale Earnhardt JrRick HendrickGreg Ives15 ChevroletNATIONWIDE
4698Josh WiseMike CurbGene Nead15 FordCurb Records/LEE BRICE

* equals withdrawn from the event

(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points

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