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Entry List: 2022 Geico 500

The NASCAR Cup Series undergoes a drastic surface shift as drivers switch from the half-mile dirt race of Bristol Motor Speedway to NASCAR’s largest oval in Talladega Superspeedway.

Thirty-nine drivers will look to avoid the Big One and capture the trophy. Each driver is guaranteed a spot, barring any late entry list changes.

David Ragan is back with Rick Ware Racing in the No. 15 Envision Ford. The 2013 winner of this race will make his third start of the season, which included a top 10 superspeedway run at the Daytona 500.

Daniel Hemric also returns to the series with Kaulig Racing in the No. 16 Majestic Steel Chevrolet. It will mark Hemric’s third start this season and first since Auto Club Speedway.

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Greg Biffle will hit the track again with NY Racing Team. Biffle will make his fifth start in the No. 44 Chevrolet.

After piloting the No. 15 for RWR at the Bristol dirt race, JJ Yeley switches to the No. 55 Ford for MBM Motorsports.

Noah Gragson moves from Kaulig’s No. 16 to the No. 62 Wendy’s Chevrolet for Beard Motorsports. It marks Gragson’s fourth start of the year and second with Beard Motorsports.

Spire Motorsports brings Landon Cassill back for the first time since Richmond Raceway to pilot its No. 77 FOX Nation Chevrolet.

After Josh Williams made his Cup debut in the Bristol dirt race, Live Fast Motorsports team co-owner BJ McLeod returns to the seat in the No. 78 Motorsport Games Ford.

Geico 500 Entry List

The Geico 500 is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. EST on FOX.

About the author

Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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