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O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Entry List

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to The Lone Star State this weekend for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 501-mile, 334-lap race around the newly repaved and reconfigured 1.5-mile quad-oval located in Fort Worth will have crew chiefs and drivers scratching their heads. They can throw their notebooks out the window from last year’s races, because it’s a whole new ballgame.

Turns 1 and 2 are banked at 20 degrees, whereas Turns 3 and 4 are banked at 24 degrees. The new surface will most likely produce track-record like speeds during qualifying on Friday as well.

For the first time since the Daytona 500, the full 40-car field will be filled. Derrike Cope will drive the No. 55 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports after taking a couple weeks off and JJ Yeley will pilot the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing in his first MENCS start of the season.

The other 38 drivers consist of the usual suspects. Some notable changes for this week are STANLEY on the hood of Daniel Suarez and Credit One Bank on Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet as well.

The race can be seen on Sunday, April 9 on FOX with the green flag scheduled to fly at approximately 1:46 p.m. ET. Pre-race coverage begins on Fox Sports 1 at 11:30 a.m.

EntryCar NumberDriverSponsorManuOrganization
11Jamie McMurraySherwin-Williams EmeraldChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
22Brad KeselowskiMiller LiteFordTeam Penske
33Austin DillonDowChevroletRichard Childress Racing
44Kevin HarvickJimmy John'sFordStewart-Haas Racing
55Kasey KahneFarmers InsuranceChevroletHendrick Motorsports
66Trevor BaynePerformance Plus Motor OilFordRoush Fenway Racing
77JJ Yeley (i)Accell Construction, Inc.ChevroletTommy Baldwin Racing
810Danica PatrickTaxActFordStewart-Haas Racing
911Denny HamlinFedEx OfficeToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1013Ty DillonGEICOChevroletGermain Racing
1114Clint BowyerHaas-AutomationFordStewart-Haas Racing
1215Reed SorensonTBDChevroletPremium Motorsports
1317Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Ford EcoBoostFordRoush Fenway Racing
1418Kyle BuschInterstate BatteriesToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1519Daniel SuarezSTANLEYToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1620Matt KensethTBDToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1721Ryan BlaneyMotorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterFordWood Brothers Racing
1822Joey LoganoShell PennzoilFordTeam Penske
1923Gray GauldingDr. PepperToyotaBK Racing
2024Chase ElliottNAPAChevroletHendrick Motorsports
2127Paul MenardDutch Boy/MenardsChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2231Ryan NewmanCaterpillarChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2332Matt DiBenedettoCan-AM/KappaFordGO FAS Racing
2433Jeffrey EarnhardtLittle Joes Autos/Cyrtis Key PlumbingChevroletCircle Sport/TMG
2534Landon CassillLove's Travel StopsFordFront Row Motorsports
2637Chris BuescherScott ProductsChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
2738David RaganCamping World/Good SamFordFront Row Motorsports
2841Kurt BuschMonster Energy/Haas AutomationFordStewart-Haas Racing
2942Kyle LarsonCredit One BankChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
3043Aric AlmirolaSmithfieldFordRichard Petty Motorsports
3147AJ AllmendingerKroger ClickListChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
3248Jimmie JohnsonLowe'sChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3351Timmy Hill (i)TBDChevroletRick Ware Racing
3455Derrike CopeTBDToyotaPremium Motorsports
3572Cole WhittRTIC CoolersChevroletTriStar Motorsports
3677Erik Jones5-hour ENERGY Extra StrengthToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3778Martin Truex Jr.Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATSToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3883Corey LajoieDustless BlastingToyotaBK Racing
3988Dale Earnhardt Jr.AxaltaChevroletHendrick Motorsports
4095Michael 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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