The third race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will also be the first of the annual NASCAR Goes West campaign. Las Vegas Motor Speedway will play host for the Kobalt 400, where last week’s winner, Brad Keselowski, is the defending winner.
For the second straight week, less than 40 cars are entered to fill the field on Sunday. Thirty-nine teams have been entered and will be guaranteed starting spots, for Sunday afternoon’s race, barring any entry list changes.
The 39-car field contains all the usual suspects, with a few new faces. Timmy Hill will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing in his first MENCS start of the season, Derrike Cope will drive the No. 55 for Premium Motorsports for the second race in a row with Reed Sorenson piloting the No. 15.
Other notable changes for the week include some new sponsors. Kevin Harvick will have Mobil 1 on the No. 4 this weekend, Trevor Bayne will have Performance Plus Motor Oil, Chris Buescher will have Natural Light and Michael McDowell will have WRL General Contractors on the No. 95 Chevrolet.
The Kobalt 400 can be seen on FOX, with the green flag being scheduled to fly just past 3:30 p.m. ET. Qualifying will be held on Friday evening from the 1.5-mile tri-oval.
|1||1||Jamie McMurray||Credit One Bank/Cessna||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|2||2||Brad Keselowski||Miller Lite||Ford||Team Penske|
|3||3||Austin Dillon||TBD||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||4||Kevin Harvick||Mobil 1||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||5||Kasey Kahne||Liftmaster||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||6||Trevor Bayne||Performance Plus Motor Oil||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||10||Danica Patrick||Aspen Dental||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|8||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Office||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|9||13||Ty Dillon||GEICO||Chevrolet||Germain Racing|
|10||14||Clint Bowyer||Haas Automation||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||15||Reed Sorenson||TBD||Toyota||Premium Motorsports|
|12||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Fastenal Fusion||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|13||18||Kyle Busch||M&M's||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||19||Daniel Suarez||ARRIS||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15||20||Matt Kenseth||DeWalt||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||21||Ryan Blaney||Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center||Ford||Wood Brothers Racing|
|17||22||Joey Logano||Pennzoil||Ford||Team Penske|
|18||23||Gray Gaulding||Schluter Systems||Toyota||BK Racing|
|19||24||Chase Elliott||NAPA||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|20||27||Paul Menard||Valvoline/Menard's||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|21||31||Ryan Newman||Caterpillar||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|22||32||Matt DiBenedetto||Can-Am/Kappa||Ford||GO FAS Racing|
|23||33||Jeffrey Earnhardt||Little Joes Autos/Curtis Key Plumbing||Chevrolet||Circle Sport/TMG|
|24||34||Landon Cassill||Love's Travel Stops||Ford||Front Row Motorsports|
|25||37||Chris Buescher||Natural Light||Ford||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|26||38||David Ragan||Juice Battery||Ford||Front Row Motorsports|
|27||41||Kurt Busch||Monster Energy/Haas Automaton||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|28||42||Kyle Larson||Target||Chevrolet||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|29||43||Aric Almirola||Smithfield Foods||Ford||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|30||47||AJ Allmendinger||Kroger ClickList||Chevrolet||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|31||48||Jimmie Johnson||Kobalt||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|32||51||Timmy Hill||TBD||Chevrolet||Rick Ware Racing|
|34||72||Cole Whitt||Florida Lottery||Ford||TriStar Motorsports|
|35||77||Erik Jones||5-Hour Energy Extra Strength||Toyota||Furniture Row Racing|
|36||78||Martin Truex Jr.||Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS||Toyota||Furniture Row Racing|
|37||83||Corey LaJoie||JAS Expedited Trucking||Toyota||BK Racing|
|38||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Nationwide||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|39||95||Michael McDowell||WRL General Contractors||Chevrolet||Leavine Family Racing|
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