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Entry List: 2023 Pala Casino 400

After kicking off the season at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series travels west for a three-race stint on the West Coast, starting with the Pala Casino 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Just the chartered teams (36 in all) are entered, meaning all will qualify, barring any entry list changes.

The lone driver change from Daytona is with the No. 15 of Rick Ware Racing, which will field JJ Yeley in his first non-exhibition start of 2023.

See also
Thinkin' Out Loud at Daytona: Same Stuff, Different Daytona 500 (for Kyle Busch Too)

Auto Club Cup Entry List

The Cup Series’ second race of 2023 kicks off Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m. ET, with TV coverage from FOX.

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Gee! Everybody gets to take part in the event. Imagine that. No one has to actually qualify. And 40 could have made it too.

Tom B

Wasn’t we just in California 2 weeks ago?? The scheduling is so stupid.
Daytona 500 should be the first race with a true Speed Weeks. Also have more practice before qualifying. Then a week off for the big West coast swing.
The Busch Light Clash could of been run this Saturday night, then the 3 West coast races. Make Vegas the last race on Saturday night. Then a week off so the weather is better for the East coast schedule.

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