The first race of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs occurs this weekend at Darlington Raceway for the Cook Out Southern 500.
There are 36 cars entered, meaning all will race, barring any entry list changes.
Carson Hocevar will make his second Cup start, this time driving the No. 42 for Legacy Motor Club.
The Cook Out Southern 500 will be held Sunday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. ET, with TV coverage via USA Network.
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