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Entry List: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500

One race down, two to go in the Round of 12 for the NASCAR Playoffs.

This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads from Charlotte Motor Speedway to the behemoth of Talladega Superspeedway for the 49th annual Alabama 500.

There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will be at full capacity, barring any entry list changes.

Some notables for this week include the addition of JJ Yeley in the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing and Brendan Gaughan in the No. 75 Chevrolet for Beard Motorsports. Both of those drivers and teams have raced in prior superspeedway events this season.

The No. 23 entry for BK Racing is currently listed as “TBA,” but it will be driven by Joey Gase.

Corey LaJoie, who normally drives the No. 23, is listed as the driver of the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota for this weekend.  Brett Moffitt will likely be sitting out the weekend.

Mark Thompson will be making his second ever MENCS start this weekend in the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports with sponsorship from Phoenix Air. He has one prior start in the series, which came all the way back in 1992. Despite that fact, Thompson has plenty of experience at Talladega in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and more recently, the XFINITY Series. DJ Kennington will pilot the No. 55 entry for Premium in place of Gray Gaulding.

The green flag for the Alabama 500 is scheduled to fly at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET with television coverage on NBC. Joey Logano is the defending winner of the event.

Check below for the full entry list

EntryCar NumberDriverSponsorManuOrganization
11Jamie McMurrayCessnaChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
22Brad KeselowskiMiller LiteFordTeam Penske
33Austin DillonTBDChevroletRichard Childress Racing
44Kevin HarvickBusch Light OutdoorsFordStewart-Haas Racing
55Kasey KahneFarmers InsuranceChevroletHendrick Motorsports
66Trevor Bayne:iberty NationalFordRoush Fenway Racing
77JJ Yeley (i)Golden Corral/Katerra ChevroletChevroletTommy Baldwin Racing
810Danica PatrickAspen DentalFordStewart-Haas Racing
911Denny HamlinFedEx GroundToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1013Ty DillonGEICOChevroletGermain Racing
1114Clint BowyerHaas AutomationFordStewart-Haas Racing
1215Mark Thompson (i)Phoenix AirChevroletPremium Motorsports
1317Ricky Stenhouse Jr.SunnyDFordRoush Fenway Racing
1418Kyle BuschM&M'sToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1519Daniel SuarezSubwayToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1620Matt KensethDEWALT FlexvoltToyotaJoe Gibbs Racing
1721Ryan BlaneyQuick Lane Tire & Auto CenterFordWood Brothers Racing
1822Joey LoganoShell PennzoilFordTeam Penske
1923Joey Gase (i)Dr. PepperToyotaBK Racing
2024Chase ElliottNAPAChevroletHendrick Motorsports
2127Paul MenardKnauf/MenardsChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2231Ryan NewmanCaterpillarChevroletRichard Childress Racing
2332Matt DiBenedettoCan-Am/KappaFordGO FAS Racing
2433Jeffrey EarnhardthuluChevroletCircle Sport/TMG
2534Landon CassillLove's Travel Stops/CSX Play It SafeFordFront Row Motorsports
2637Chris BuescherBush's Chili BeansChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
2738David RaganTBDFordFront Row Motorsports
2841Kurt BuschMonster Energy/Haas AutomationFordStewart-Haas Racing
2942Kyle LarsonFirst DataChevroletChip Ganassi Racing
3043Aric AlmirolaSmithfieldFordRichard Petty Motorsports
3147AJ AllmendingerKroger ClickListChevroletJTG Daugherty Racing
3248Jimmie JohnsonLowe'sChevroletHendrick Motorsports
3355DJ KenningtonDirt and RockChevroletPremium Motorsports
3472Cole WhittTriStar MotorsportsChevroletTriStar Motorsports
3575Brendan Gaughan (i)Beard Oil DistrubutingChevroletBeard Motorspprts
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.Mountain DewChevroletHendrick Motorsports
4095Michael McDowellK-Love RadioChevroletLeavine 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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