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Entry List: Bojangles Southern 500

After a rare off weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles Southern 500 and its annual throwback weekend.

There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event, meaning all cars will make the race barring any last-minute adjustments. It’s just the tenth time in 25 races the Cup race is guaranteed a full 40-car grid.

Among the countless throwback paint schemes are some notables in starting lineup. All of them pertain to teams running at the back end of the NASCAR garage. Reed Sorenson and Derrike Cope will run for Premium Motorsports this week, taking the helm for the Nos. 15 and 55, respectively.

Carl Long is entered in his part-time Cup ride, the Motorsports Business Management No. 66. Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 is also on the list but a driver has not been announced.

Finally, rookie Gray Gaulding finds himself back in the No. 83 Toyota for BK Racing after a two-month, public divorce from the organization. Both sides claimed the other owed them money in a spat involving sponsorship surrounding the team.

The green flag for the Bojangles Southern 500 is scheduled to fly at approximately 6:20 p.m. ET on Sunday with television coverage on NBC. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending winner of the event.

Check below for the full entry list.

EntryCar NumberDriverSponsorManuOrganization
11Jamie McMurrayMcDonaldsChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
22Brad KeselowskiMiller Genuine DraftFordTeam Penske
33Austin DillonAmerican EthanolChevroletRichard Childress Racing
44Kevin HarvickBusch Beer ThrowbackFordStewart-Haas Racing
55Kasey KahneGreat Clips ThrowbackChevroletHendrick Motorsports
66Trevor BayneAdvoCareFordRoush Fenway Racing
710Danica PatrickFord CreditFordStewart-Haas Racing
811Denny HamlinSport ClipsToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
913Ty DillonGEICOChevroletGermain Racing
1014Clint BowyerCarolina Ford DealersFordStewart-Haas Racing
1115Reed SorensonXchange of AmericaChevroletPremium Motorsports
1217Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Fifth Third BankFordRoush Fenway Racing
1318Kyle BuschM&M's CaramelToyotaJoe 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 LaJoieDr. PepperToyotaBK Racing
1924Chase ElliottNAPA Auto Parts ThrowbackChevroletHendrick Motorsports
2027Paul MenardDutch Boy/MenardsChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2131Ryan NewmanCaterpillarChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2232Matt DiBenedettoKeen Parts/Corvetteparts.netFordGO FAS Racing
2333Jeffrey EarnhardthuluChevroletCircle Sport/TMG
2434Landon CassillLove's Travel Stops FordFordFront Row Motorsports
2537Chris BuescherCheeriosChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
2638David RaganCamping World/Good SamFordFront Row Motorsports
2741Kurt BuschHaas Automation/Monster EnergyFordStewart-Haas Racing
2842Kyle LarsonCredit One BankChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
2943Aric AlmirolaSTPFordRichard Petty Motorsports
3047AJ AllmendingerKroger ClickListChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
3148Jimmie JohnsonLowe's ThrowbackChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3251TBAuBid.comChevroletRick Ware Racing
3355Derrike CopeMane 'n TailChevroletPremium Motorsports
3466Carl Long (i)TBDChevroletMotorsports Business Management
3572Cole WhittTBDChevroletTriStar Motorsports
3677Erik Jones5-hour ENERGY Extra StrengthToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3778Martin Truex Jr.Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 40th AnniversaryToyotaFurniture Row Racing
3883Gray GauldingChampion MachineryToyotaBK Racing
3988Dale Earnhardt Jr.Nationwide ThrowbackChevroletHendrick Motorsports
4095Michael McDowellWRL General ContractorsChevroletLeavine 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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