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Entry List: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Tradition continues for the second consecutive year at Darlington Raceway as the Sprint Cup Series competes at the famed track on its traditional Labor Day Weekend date.

As of Monday, there are 40 cars entered, meaning all will make the race, barring any entry list updates.

Jeff Gordon returns behind the wheel of the No. 88 car this weekend in place of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who continues to recover from concussion-like symptoms. Alex Bowman competed in the car last weekend at Michigan as Gordon had a prior commitment. An announcement on who will pilot the car at Richmond is expected by early to the middle of next week.

Defending race winner Carl Edwards will look to capture his third victory of the season and first since April on Sunday. While the No. 19 car didn’t run a throwback paint scheme last season, it will have an ARRIS 1999 Tony Stewart scheme this year.

Action from Darlington begins on Friday with two practice sessions, the first at 1:30 p.m. and final at 3:30 p.m. (all times ET). Qualifying will follow on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. The Bojangles’ Southern 500 will take place on Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC.

Car No. DriverManufacturerSponsorTeam
1Jamie McMurrayChevyMcDonald's Mac Tonight Bill Elliott throwbackChip Ganassi Racing
2Brad KeselowskiFordMiller Lite 1972 throwbackTeam Penske
3Austin DillonChevyAmerican Ethanol Ricky Rudd throwbackRichard Childress Racing
4Kevin HarvickChevyBusch Beer 1979 Cale Yarborough throwbackStewart-Haas Racing
5Kasey KahneChevyLiftMaster 1982 Terry Labonte throwbackHendrick Motorsports
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCare Valvoline throwbackRoush Fenway Racing
7Regan SmithChevyNikko RC Turbo Panther Alan Kulwicki throwbackTommy Baldwin Racing
10Danica PatrickChevyNatures Bakery BrowniesStewart-Haas Racing
11Denny HamlinToyotaSport Cuts 1980's Darrell Waltrip's throwbackJoe Gibbs Racing
13Casey MearsChevyGEICO Smokey Yunick tributeGermain Racing
14Tony StewartChevyCoca-Cola Bobby Allison tributeStewart-Haas Racing
15Clint BowyerChevy5-hour Energy Benny Parsons TributeHScott Motorsports
16Greg BiffleFordHooters Alan Kulwicki 1992 throwbackRoush Fenway Racing
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFastenal 1975 Darrell Waltrip throwbackRoush Fenway Racing
18Kyle BuschToyotaInterstate Batteries 1993 Dale Jarrett throwbackJoe Gibbs Racing
19Carl EdwardsToyotaARRIS 1999 Tony Stewart throwbackJoe Gibbs Racing
20Matt KensethToyotaTide Pods throwbackJoe Gibbs Racing
21*Ryan Blaney #FordMotorcraft David Pearson 1976 Mercury Montego tributeWood Brothers Racing
22Joey LoganoFordShell 1996 Bobby Labonte throwbackTeam Penske
23David RaganToyotaI'm a Pepper throwbackBK Racing
24Chase Elliott #ChevyNAPA Auto Parts 1963 throwbackHendrick Motorsports
27Paul MenardChevyValvoline 1993 Al Unser Jr. throwbackRichard Childress Racing
30*Josh WiseChevyCurtis Key PlumbingThe Motorsports Group
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillar Ricky Rudd throwbackRichard Childress Racing
32Jeffrey Earnhardt #FordOtter Pops / Corevetteparts.net / Dale Earnhardt throwbackGO FAS Racing
34Chris Buescher #FordLove's Travel Stops 1981 throwbackFront Row Motorsports
38Landon CassillFordRumple Furniture / Bailey Excavating / J.D. McDuffie TributeFront Row Motorsports
41Kurt BuschChevyHaas Automation VF-1 1988 throwbackStewart-Haas Racing
42Kyle LarsonChevyTarget 1990 Indycar throwbackChip Ganassi Racing
43Aric AlmirolaFordSTP 1979 throwbackRichard Petty Motorsports
44Brian Scott #FordTwisted TeaRichard Petty Motorsports
46Michael AnnettChevyPilot Flying J 1970's EraHScott Motorsports
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyKroger Kingsford 1977 Bruce Hill throwbackJTG Daugherty Racing
48Jimmie JohnsonChevyLowe's Pro Services 1979 David Pearson throwbackHendrick Motorsports
55*Reed SorensonChevyTBDPremium Motorsports
78Martin Truex Jr.ToyotaAuto-Owners Insurance 100th AnniversaryFurniture Row Racing
83Matt DibenedettoToyotaOrange Crush throwbackBK Racing
88Jeff GordonChevyNational Guard Buddy Baker Gray GhostHendrick Motorsports
95Michael McDowellChevyThrivent Financial 1973 Richard Childress throwbackCircle Sport-Leavine Family Racing
98*Cole WhittChevyCarolina SkiffPremium Motorsports

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