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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Pocono 400

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series continues their East coast stint with a trip to Pocono Raceway this upcoming weekend for the Pocono 400 (Sunday on Fox Sports 1).

39 cars are on the preliminary entry list for the 400-mile event at the Tricky Triangle, meaning the field will not be at full capacity.

After a weekend off at Dover, rookie Corey LaJoie is back in the No. 83 Toyota for BK Racing. Reed Sorenson also returns, back in the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports after Ross Chastain wheeled that Toyota to a 20th-place finish in his first career Cup start. Derrike Cope returns with the Premium Motorsports No. 55 after taking Dover off.

But the biggest and most notable change for this weekend comes out of the Richard Petty Motorsports camp, as the No. 43 Ford will have a new driver.

Darrell Wallace Jr. will make his Cup series debut for RPM, filling in for the injured Aric Almirola. Regan Smith had filled the seat in Almirola’s absence since Kansas, but Bubba will now get the nod beginning with the Pocono 400. Wallace Jr. has been labeled the interim driver, meaning he will pilot the No. 43 until Almirola returns.

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The green flag for the Pocono 400 is scheduled to fly at approximately 3:16 p.m. ET (note the later start for planning purposes, people!) from the 2.5-mile track. Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing is the defending winner of the event.

EntryCar NumberDriverSponsorManuOrganization
11Jamie McMurrayCessnaChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
22Brad KeselowskiMiller LiteFordTeam Penske
33Austin DillonTBDChevroletRichard Childress Racing
44Kevin HarvickBusch BeerFordStewart-Haas Racing
55Kasey KahneFarmers InsuranceChevroletHendrick Motorsports
66Trevor BayneFord EcoBoostFordRoush Fenway Racing
710Danica PatrickAspen DentalFordStewart-Haas Racing
811Denny HamlinFedEx FreightToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
913Ty DillonGEICOChevroletGermain Racing
1014Clint BowyerHaas-AutomationFordStewart-Haas Racing
1115Reed SorensonTBDChevroletPremium Motorsports
1217Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Little HugFordRoush Fenway Racing
1318Kyle BuschM&M's Red, White & BlueToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1419Daniel SuarezARRISToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1520Matt KensethDEWALT FlexvoltToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1621Ryan BlaneyMotorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterFordWood Brothers Racing
1722Joey LoganoTBDFordTeam Penske
1823Gray GauldingAddiction CampusesToyotaBK Racing
1924Chase ElliottSunEnergy1ChevroletHendrick Motorsports
2027Paul MenardDutchBoy/MenardsChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2131Ryan NewmanTBDChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2232Matt DiBenedettoIncredibleBank.comFordGO FAS Racing
2333Jeffrey EarnhardtTBDChevroletCircle Sport/TMG
2434Landon CassillCSX Play It SafeFordFront Row Motorsports
2537Chris BuescherScott ProductsChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
2638David RaganOverton'sFordFront Row Motorsports
2741Kurt BuschTBDFordStewart-Haas Racing
2842Kyle LarsonTargetChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
2943Darrell Wallace Jr.SmithfieldFordRichard Petty Motorsports
3047AJ AllmendingerKroger ClickListChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
3148Jimmie JohnsonLowe'sChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3251Cody WareTBDChevroletRick Ware Racing
3355Derrike CopeTBDChevroletPremium Motorsports
3472Cole WhittTBDChevroletTriStar Motorsports
3577Erik JonesGameStop/Cars 3ToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3678Martin Truex Jr.Furniture Row/Denver MattressToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3783Corey LajoieTBDToyotaBK Racing
3888Dale Earnhardt Jr.AxaltaChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3995Michael McDowellFDNY FoundationChevroletLeavine Family Racing

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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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