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Entry List: Kobalt 400

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.

EntryCar NumberDriverSponsorManuOrganization
11Jamie McMurrayCredit One Bank/CessnaChip Ganassi Racing
22Brad KeselowskiMiller LiteFordTeam Penske
33Austin DillonTBDChevroletRichard Childress Racing
44Kevin HarvickMobil 1FordStewart-Haas Racing
55Kasey KahneLiftmasterChevroletHendrick Motorsports
66Trevor BaynePerformance Plus Motor OilFordRoush Fenway Racing
710Danica PatrickAspen DentalFordStewart-Haas Racing
811Denny HamlinFedEx OfficeToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
913Ty DillonGEICOChevroletGermain Racing
1014Clint BowyerHaas AutomationFordStewart-Haas Racing
1115Reed SorensonTBDToyotaPremium Motorsports
1217Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Fastenal FusionFordRoush Fenway Racing
1318Kyle BuschM&M'sToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1419Daniel SuarezARRISToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1520Matt KensethDeWaltToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1621Ryan BlaneyMotorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterFordWood Brothers Racing
1722Joey LoganoPennzoilFordTeam Penske
1823Gray GauldingSchluter SystemsToyotaBK Racing
1924Chase ElliottNAPAChevroletHendrick Motorsports
2027Paul MenardValvoline/Menard'sChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2131Ryan NewmanCaterpillarChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2232Matt DiBenedettoCan-Am/KappaFordGO FAS Racing
2333Jeffrey EarnhardtLittle Joes Autos/Curtis Key PlumbingChevroletCircle Sport/TMG
2434Landon CassillLove's Travel StopsFordFront Row Motorsports
2537Chris BuescherNatural LightFordJTG Daugherty Racing
2638David RaganJuice BatteryFordFront Row Motorsports
2741Kurt BuschMonster Energy/Haas AutomatonFordStewart-Haas Racing
2842Kyle LarsonTargetChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
2943Aric AlmirolaSmithfield FoodsFordRichard Petty Motorsports
3047AJ AllmendingerKroger ClickListChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
3148Jimmie JohnsonKobaltChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3251Timmy HillTBDChevroletRick Ware Racing
3355DerrikeCopeTBDChevroletPremium Motorsports
3472Cole WhittFlorida LotteryFordTriStar Motorsports
3577Erik Jones5-Hour Energy Extra StrengthToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3678Martin Truex Jr.Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATSToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3783Corey LaJoieJAS Expedited TruckingToyotaBK Racing
3888Dale Earnhardt Jr.NationwideChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3995Michael McDowellWRL General ContractorsChevroletLeavine Family Racing

About the author

Davey is in his fifth season with Frontstretch and currently serves as a multimedia editor and reporter. He authors the "NASCAR Mailbox" column, spearheads the site's video content and hosts the Frontstretch Podcast weekly. He's covered the K&N Pro Series and ARCA extensively for NASCAR.com and currently serves as an associate producer for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and production assistant for NBC Sports Washington. Follow him on Twitter @DaveyCenter.

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