NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway: entry list


After taking the Easter weekend off, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action Saturday night for the series’ first night race of the 2015 season — the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth.

The race will be the seventh race of the season for the Sprint Cup Series and the second since the circuit returned from its inaugural West Coast swing. Denny Hamlin heads into this weekend’s race at the most recent winner, winning two weeks ago in his home state of Virginia at Martinsville Speedway. Joey Logano, winner of the Daytona 500 earlier this season, was the winner of last year’s Duck Commander 500.

Kyle Larson returns to competition at Texas after being sidelined in Martinsville because of a fainting spell at an autograph session the day prior to the race. Still out, though, are Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers.

There are 45 drivers on the entry list with hopes of being one of the 43 that will start the race on Saturday. Qualifying for the Duck Commander 500 is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. ET Friday, weather permitting. The race is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Here’s a look at the entry list:

Entry List – Alphabetical Texas Motor Speedway 19th Annual Duck Commander 500

Provided by NASCAR Statistics – Thu, April 09, 2015 @ 04:21 PM Eastern

DriverCar Team NameHometownD.O.B.Age
151 Justin AllgaierFlipping Ships ChevroletRiverton, IL06/06/198628
247 AJ AllmendingerBush’s Beans ChevroletLos Gatos, CA12/16/198133
343 Aric AlmirolaEckrich FordTampa, FL03/14/198431
446 Michael AnnettNorthland Motor Oil ChevroletDes Moines, IA06/23/198628
56 Trevor BayneAdvoCare FordKnoxville, TN02/19/199124
616 Greg BiffleSafety-Kleen FordVancouver, WA12/23/196945
721 Ryan Blaney(i)Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford High Point, NC 12/31/199321
832 Mike Bliss(i)Texas Tech FordMilwaukie, OR04/05/196550
97 Alex BowmanAccell Construction ChevroletTucson, AZ04/25/199321
1015 Clint Bowyer5-Hour Energy ToyotaEmporia, KS05/30/197935
1134 Chris Buescher(i)Dockside Logistics FordProsper, TX10/29/199222
1226 Jeb Burton ToyotaHalifax, VA08/06/199222
1341 Kurt BuschHaas Automation ChevroletLas Vegas, NV08/04/197836
1440 Landon Cassill(i)CRC Knock’er Loose ChevroletFairfax, IA07/07/198925
1583 Matt DiBenedettoBurger King ToyotaGrass Valley, CA07/27/199123
163 Austin DillonDow ChevroletWelcome, NC04/27/199024
1788 Dale Earnhardt Jr.Nationwide ChevroletKannapolis, NC10/10/197440
1819 Carl EdwardsStanley Racing For A Miracle ToyotaColumbia, MO08/15/197935
1962 Brendan Gaughan(i)ChevroletLas Vegas, NV07/10/197539
2038 David GillilandLove’s Travel Stops FordRiverside, CA04/01/197639
2124 Jeff GordonPanasonic ChevroletVallejo, CA08/04/197143
2211 Denny HamlinFedEx Office ToyotaChesterfield, VA11/18/198034
234 Kevin HarvickBudweiser/Jimmy John’s ChevroletBakersfield, CA12/08/197539
249 Sam Hornish Jr.Medallion Bank/Lyon Financial FordDefiance, OH07/02/197935
2548 Jimmie JohnsonLowe’s Pro Services ChevroletEl Cajon, CA09/17/197539
265 Kasey KahneGreat Clips ChevroletEnumclaw, WA04/10/198035
2733 Alex Kennedy #Dream Factory ChevroletAztec, NM02/02/199223
2820 Matt KensethDollar General ToyotaCambridge, WI03/10/197243
292 Brad KeselowskiMiller Lite FordRochester Hills, MI02/12/198431
3042 Kyle LarsonAXE ChevroletElk Grove, CA07/31/199222
3122 Joey LoganoShell Pennzoil FordMiddletown, CT05/24/199024
3295 Michael McDowellThrivent Financial FordGlendale, AZ12/21/198430
331 Jamie McMurrayCessna/McDonald’s ChevroletJoplin, MO06/03/197638
3413 Casey MearsGEICO ChevroletBakersfield, CA03/12/197837
3527 Paul MenardQuaker State/Menards ChevroletEau Claire, WI08/21/198034
3655 Brett Moffitt #Aaron’s Dream Machine ToyotaGrimes, IA08/07/199222
3731 Ryan NewmanCaterpillar ChevroletSouth Bend, IN12/08/197737
3810 Danica PatrickTaxAct/GoDaddy ChevroletRoscoe, IL03/25/198233
3918 David RaganInterstate Batteries ToyotaUnadilla, GA12/24/198529
4017 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Zest FordOlive Branch, MS10/02/198727
4114 Tony StewartRush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 ChevroletColumbus, IN05/20/197143
4278 Martin Truex Jr.Furniture Row/Visser Precision ChevroletMayetta, NJ06/29/198034
4335 Cole WhittFront Row Motorsports FordAlpine, CA06/22/199123
4498 Josh WisePhil Parsons Racing FordRiverside, CA02/07/198332
4523 JJ Yeley(i)Dr. Pepper I’m A Pepper ToyotaPhoenix, AZ10/05/197638

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

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