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48 cars on final entry list for Gateway; Yes, Danica is among them

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NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick.
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick.

By Lee Montgomery

leeamontgomery@gmail.com

MADISON, Ill. - The final entry list for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Gateway International Raceway is out, and it contains 48 cars.

No surprises, but there are some interesting names among the 48 drivers. Danica Patrick. Well, OK, sorry, we got the required Danica Patrick reference out there.

Scott Wimmer is in Turner Motorsports' No. 10 Toyota, with Brad Sweet driving the team's No. 11 entry. Sweet is a Kasey Kahne Racing open-wheel driver who will make his Nationwide Series debut.

Brad Coleman and Matt DiBenedetto are in Joe Gibbs Racing's Toyotas for Gateway, while Peyton Sellers is driving R3 Motorsports' Chevrolet.

Instead of Jason Keller in TriStar Motorsports' No. 35 Chevy, Antonio Perez will drive it at Gateway. Kevin Hamlin joins Perez and Tony Raines forTriStar.

Some other one-off drivers at Gateway: Brandon McReynolds, Sean Caisse, Stephan McCurley, Tim Schendel, Tim Andrews, Andy Ponstein, Carl Long.

Five drivers will miss the race.

See the updated entry list here.