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Entry List: Gray Gaulding Returns, DJ Kennington to Attempt Sprint Cup Series Debut in Can-Am 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday for the penultimate race of the 2016 season.

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

After making his Sprint Cup Series debut at Martinsville and finishing 39th, Gray Gaulding will be back in the No. 30 car in the Can-Am 500. He has one career Truck Series start at Phoenix, where he finished 17th.

DJ Kennington will pilot the No. 55 car for Premium Motorsports on Sunday as he attempts his Sprint Cup Series debut. The Canada native has 49 career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts with one coming earlier this season when he competed at Phoenix and finished 36th.

Action from Phoenix begins on Friday with opening practice at 1:30 p.m. followed by qualifying at 6:45 p.m. (all times ET). Saturday will feature two practice sessions, the first at 3 p.m. followed by final at 6 p.m. Coverage of the Can-Am 500 begins Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.

Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorTeam
1Jamie McMurrayChevyCessnaChip Ganassi Racing
2Brad KeselowskiFordMiller LiteTeam Penske
3Austin DillonChevyAmerican EthanolRichard Childress Racing
4Kevin HarvickChevyJimmy JohnsStewart-Haas Racing
5Kasey KahneChevyFarmers InsuranceHendrick Motorsports
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareRoush Fenway Racing
7Regan SmithChevyNikko RC / Toy StateTommy Baldwin Racing
10Danica PatrickChevyNature's BakeryStewart-Haas Racing
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx GroundJoe Gibbs Racing
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOGermain Racing
14Tony StewartChevyMobil 1Stewart-Haas Racing
15Clint BowyerChevy5-hour EnergyHScott Motorsports
16Greg BiffleFordPerformance Plus Motor OilRoush Fenway Racing
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordRoush PerformanceRoush Fenway Racing
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M'sJoe Gibbs Racing
19Carl EdwardsToyotaStanleyJoe Gibbs Racing
20Matt KensethToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs Racing
21*Ryan Blaney #FordSKFWood Brothers Racing
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilTeam Penske
23David RaganToyotaDr PepperBK Racing
24Chase Elliott #ChevySunEnergy1Hendrick Motorsports
27Paul MenardChevyRustoleum / MenardsRichard Childress Racing
30*Gray GauldingChevyFeed the ChildrenThe Motorsports Group
31Ryan NewmanChevyCat MinestarRichard Childress Racing
32Jeffrey EarnhardtFordCan-Am / KappaGO FAS Racing
34Chris Buescher #FordDockside LogisticsFront Row Motorsports
38Landon CassillFordMDS TransportFront Row Motorsports
41Kurt BuschChevyMonster Energy / Haas AutomationStewart-Haas Racing
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi Racing
43Aric AlmirolaFordU.S. Air ForceRichard Petty Motorsports
44Brian Scott #FordSafewayRichard Petty Motorsports
46Michael AnnettChevyPilot Flying JHScott Motorsports
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyFry's / CloroxJTG Daugherty Racing
48Jimmie JohnsonChevyKobalt ToolsHendrick Motorsports
55*D.J. Kennington(i)ChevyNorthern Provincial PipelinesPremium Motorsports
78Martin Truex Jr.ToyotaFurniture Row / Denver MattressFurniture Row Racing
83Matt DiBendettoToyotaJAS Expedited TruckingBK Racing
88Alex Bowman(i)ChevyNationwide InsuranceHendrick Motorsports
95Michael McDowellChevyON Semiconductors / MalwarebytesCircle Sport-Leavine Family Racing
98*Reed SorensonChevySpeedstickPremium Motorsports

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