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Entry List: 2022 YellaWood 500

The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs continue at Talladega Superspeedway, the second race in the Round of 12.

With 37 cars entered for the event, each will make the race, barring any additions to the entry list.

JJ Yeley returns to the No. 15 Ford for Rick Ware Racing. Garrett Smithley was in the car this past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

Daniel Hemric will pull double duty this weekend as he will strap into Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 Chevrolet. Hemric last competed at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4.

Noah Gragson is set to pilot the No. 62 Beard Oil/South Point Chevrolet for Beard Motorsports. Gragson competed in Kaulig’s No. 16 at Texas. It is the fourth start of 2022 for Beard Motorsports.

YellaWood 500 Entry List

Drivers will look to avoid the Big One at Talladega on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

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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