Pucker up, folks. It’s that one week of the year when kissing dirty bricks is something that every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver wants to do.
The MENCS heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 at the 2.5-mile track in Speedway, Ind. on Sunday, July 24. There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will be full and one team will be sent packing for home when qualifying concludes this weekend.
Some notable additions for this week include the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing entry of JJ Yeley, the No. 51 Rick Ware Racing entry of BJ McLeod and Carl Long returning in the No. 66. Joey Gase will pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports and Gray Gaulding will remain in the No. 55 Chevrolet for Premium. Core LaJoie also stays behind the wheel of the No. 23 Toyota for BK Racing, whereas Ryan Sieg remains in the No. 83 Toyota.
The green flag for the Brickyard 400 is scheduled to fly just past 3 p.m. ET from Indianapolis Motor Speedway atop the yard of bricks. Television coverage can be found on NBC and radio coverage can be found on MRN. Kyle Busch is the defending winner of the event.
|1||1||Jamie McMurray||TBD||Chevrolet||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|2||2||Brad Keselowski||Miller Lite||Ford||Team Penske|
|3||3||Austin Dillon||Dow Molykote Smart Lubrication||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||4||Kevin Harvick||Jimmy John's||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||5||Kasey Kahne||TBD||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||6||Trevor Bayne||AdvoCare||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||7||JJ Yeley (i)||Access Construction, Inc.||Chevrolet||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|8||10||Danica Patrick||Aspen Dental||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|9||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Cares||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||13||Ty Dillon||GEICO||Chevrolet||Germain Racing|
|11||14||Clint Bowyer||Mobil 1/Rush Truck Centers||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||15||Joey Gase (i)||The Lisa Cologrossi Foundation||Chevrolet||Premium Motorsports|
|13||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||SunnyD||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|14||18||Kyle Busch||Skittles||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15||19||Daniel Suarez||STANLEY||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||20||Matt Kenseth||Tide Pods||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|17||21||Ryan Blaney||Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center||Ford||Wood Brothers Racing|
|18||22||Joey Logano||Shell Pennzoil/Autotrader||Ford||Team Penske|
|19||23||Corey LaJoie||Dr Pepper||Toyota||BK Racing|
|20||24||Chase Elliott||NAPA||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|21||27||Paul Menard||Valvoline/Menards||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|22||31||Ryan Newman||Velveeta Shells & Cheese||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|23||32||Matt DiBenedetto||Corvetteparts.net/Anest Iwata||Ford||GO FAS Racing|
|24||33||Jeffrey Earnhardt||Hulu||Chevrolet||Circle Sport/TMG|
|25||34||Landon Cassill||CSX Play It Safe||Ford||Front Row Motorsports|
|26||37||Chris Buescher||Clorox||Chevrolet||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|27||38||David Ragan||Dockside Logistics||Ford||Front Row Motorsports|
|28||41||Kurt Busch||TBD||Ford||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|29||42||Kyle Larson||Target||Chevrolet||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|30||43||Aric Almirola||Smithfield||Ford||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|31||47||AJ Allmendinger||Kroger ClickList||Chevrolet||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|32||48||Jimmie Johnson||Lowe's||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|33||51||BJ McLeod (i)||TBD||Chevrolet||Rick Ware Racing|
|34||55||Gray Gaulding||Low T Centers||Toyota`||Premium Motorsports|
|35||66||Carl Long (i)||TBD||Chevrolet||Motorsports Business Management|
|36||72||Cole Whitt||Moen||Chevrolet||TriStar Motorsports|
|37||77||Erik Jones||Sport Clips||Toyota||Furniture Row Racing|
|38||78||Martin Truex Jr.||Auto-Owners Insurance||Toyota||Furniture Row Racing|
|39||83||Ryan Sieg (i)||TBD||Toyota||BK Racing|
|40||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Nationwide||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|41||95||Michael McDowell||WRL General Contractors||Chevrolet||Leavine Family Racing|
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