NASCAR’s longest race will have a full field.
Forty drivers are entered for Sunday’s (May 24) Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. All teams entered will make the race, barring any entry list changes.
For the third race in a row, JJ Yeley will drive a different entry. Yeley, who drove for Rick Ware Racing and Spire Motorsports at Darlington Raceway, will team up again with Tommy Baldwin Racing, as he will drive its No. 7 Chevrolet. Yeley last drove part time for TBR in 2017.
Gray Gaulding is back behind the wheel of the No. 27 Rick Ware Racing/Premium Motorsports entry and will carry sponsorship support from Panini Trading Cards. Gaulding finished 32nd at Darlington.
Ross Chastain returns to the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time since substituting for the injured Ryan Newman. Chastain will wheel the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet, the same entry he drove to a 25th-place finish in the 2020 Daytona 500.
Finally, owner-driver BJ McLeod returns to the seat of his No. 78 Chevrolet. McLeod made his Cup debut at Darlington as a team owner.
The green flag for the Coca-Cola 600 is set to drop on Sunday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by Fox.
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