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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Entry List: Quaker State 400

After a weekend of restrictor plate racing on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400.

The trip to Sparta, Ky. marks the only trip there for the MENCS field this season. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will be filled to capacity, barring any last-minute withdrawals.

Notable adjustments for this week include the switchover of Gray Gaulding from BK Racing to Premium Motorsports, most likely its No. 15 (the driver is listed as TBD for now). Premium’s No. 55, as of Monday is being piloted by Derrike Cope.

Darrell Wallace Jr. remains in the No. 43 for this weekend, potentially his final race subbing for Aric Almirola at Richard Petty Motorsports. Ryan Sieg is in the No. 83 for BK Racing while Carl Long‘s No. 66 is back on the list. Long is listed right now but Timmy Hill is expected to drive.

On the sponsorship front, Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Ford will have Nature’s Bakery on the hood for the first time this season. The company and Stewart-Haas Racing had a lawsuit settled earlier in the season after Nature’s Bakery dialed back their financial commitment.

There are a few other sponsorship switches heading into the weekend. Busch Light will be back on Kevin Harvick’s Ford, Snickers will be on Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota, Breyers will be on Chris Buescher’s No. 37 Chevrolet and SiriusXM will be on Erik Jones’ No. 77 Toyota.

Missing from the entry list this week are two part-time entries that were at Daytona: Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 7 and Beard Motorsports’ No. 75. Both are running just a handful of events the rest of the year.

The green flag for the Quaker State 400 is scheduled to fly on Saturday, July 8 at 7:46 p.m. ET from the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Television coverage will be provided by NBCSN.

Brad Keselowski is the defending winner of the event.

EntryCar NumberDriverSponsorManuOrganization
11Jamie McMurrayCessnaChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
22Brad KeselowskiMiller LiteFordTeam Penske
33Austin DillonDowChevroletRichard Childress Racing
44Kevin HarvickBusch LightFordStewart-Haas Racing
55Kasey KahneMountain DewChevroletHendrick Motorsports
66Trevor BayneRoush PerformanceFordRoush Fenway Racing
710Danica PatrickNature's Bakery/Feeding AmericaFordStewart-Haas Racing
811Denny HamlinFedEx FreightToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
913Ty DillonGEICOChevroletGermain Racing
1014Clint BowyerRush Truck CentersFordStewart-Haas Racing
1115TBATBDChevroletPremium Motorsports
1217Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Fifth Third BankFordRoush Fenway Racing
1318Kyle BuschSnickersToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1419Daniel SuarezARRISToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1520Matt KensethCircle KToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1621Ryan BlaneyMotorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto CenterFordWood Brothers Racing
1722Joey LoganoShell Pennzoil/AutotraderFordTeam Penske
1823Corey LaJoieBest Home FurnishingsToyotaBK Racing
1924Chase ElliottNAPAChevroletHendrick Motorsports
2027Paul MenardSylvania/MenardsChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2131Ryan NewmanCaterpillarChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2232Matt DiBenedettoTBDFordGO FAS Racing
2333Jeffrey EarnhardtHuluChevroletCircle Sport/TMG
2434Landon CassillLove's Travel Stops 'Honoring The Quiet Professional'FordFront Row Motorsports
2537Chris BuescherBreyersChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
2638David RaganDockside LogisticsFordFront Row Motorsports
2741Kurt BuschHaas Automation/Monster EnergyFordStewart-Haas Racing
2842Kyle LarsonTargetChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
2943Darrell Wallace Jr. (i)SmithfieldFordRichard Petty Motorsports
3047AJ AllmendingerKroger ClickListChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
3148Jimmie JohnsonLowe'sChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3251TBATBDChevroletRick Ware Racing
3355Derrike CopeTBDToyotaPremium Motorsports
3466Carl Long (i)TBDChevroletMotorsports Business Management
3572Cole WhittRTIC CoolersChevroletTriStar Motorsports
3677Erik JonesSiriusXMToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3778Martin Truex Jr.Furniture Row/Denver MattressToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3883Ryan Sieg (i)JAS TruckingToyotaBK Racing
3988Dale Earnhardt Jr.Nationwide Children's HospitalChevroletHendrick 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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