After a wild Sunday night in Daytona, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is setting their sights on Sparta, Kentucky for another weekend of night racing.
NASCAR released the entry list for the July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway earlier today (July 6). The entry list includes 46 entrants, meaning three will fail to make Saturday’s show.
Fresh off of a disappointing DNQ at Daytona, both Ryan Blaney and Michael McDowell are among the Kentucky entrants. McDowell, piloting the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford, is high enough in owners points to make Saturday’s race if qualifying is cancelled. Blaney, on the other hand, is one of the three drivers hoping to get some sort of on-track time in to qualify on speed, joining Jeff Green and Brendan Gaughan.
Fresh off of his death-defying crash on the last lap of the Coke Zero 400, Austin Dillon is expected to jump back behind the wheel of his No. 3 Dow – Styrofoam Chevrolet. Dillon, 25, crossed the finish line in seventh at the 2.5-mile Florida oval before taking his frightening ride.
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran Will Kimmel will attempt to make his NSCS debut on Saturday, piloting the No. 32 Corvetteparts.net Chevrolet for Go Green Racing. The Sellersburg, Indiana native has six starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with a best finish of 22nd at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2014.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to action at Kentucky Speedway on Wednesday, July 8, for a four-hour test session from 3-5 p.m. ET and 6-8 p.m. ET. The field will return on Friday for two practice sessions, followed by Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET. Coverage for Saturday’s Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
|1||Jamie McMurray||Chevy||Cessna||Felix Sabates|
|2||Brad Keselowski (PC3)||Ford||Miller Lite||Roger Penske|
|3||Austin Dillon||Chevy||Dow - Styrofoam||Richard Childress|
|4||Kevin Harvick (PC1)||Chevy||Budweiser||Tony Stewart|
|5||Kasey Kahne||Chevy||Liftmaster||Linda Hendrick|
|6||Trevor Bayne||Ford||AdvoCare||Jack Roush|
|7||Alex Bowman||Chevy||Advance Auto Parts / Quaker State||Tommy Baldwin|
|9||Sam Hornish Jr.||Ford||TBA||Richard Petty|
|10||Danica Patrick||Chevy||GoDaddy.com||Tony Stewart|
|11||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||FedEx Office||J.D. Gibbs|
|13||Casey Mears||Chevy||GEICO||Bob Germain|
|14||Tony Stewart (PC4)||Chevy||Rush Truck Centers||Margaret Haas|
|15||Clint Bowyer||Toyota||Hughes General Contractors / Casey's||Rob Kauffman|
|16||Greg Biffle||Ford||Ortho||Jack Roush|
|17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||Fifth Third Bank||John Henry|
|18||Kyle Busch||Toyota||M&M's Crispy||Joe Gibbs|
|19||Carl Edwards||Toyota||Comcast Minions||J D Gibbs|
|20||Matt Kenseth (PC6)||Toyota||Dollar General||Joe Gibbs|
|21||Ryan Blaney(i)||Ford||Snap-on Tools||Glen Wood|
|22||Joey Logano||Ford||Shell Pennzoil / AutoTrader||Walter Czarnecki|
|23||J.J. Yeley(i)||Toyota||TraqGear-Coolshirt||Ron Devine|
|24||Jeff Gordon (PC7)||Chevy||AARP Member Advantages||Rick Hendrick|
|26||Jeb Burton #||Toyota||Maxim Fantasy Sports||Anthony Marlowe|
|27||Paul Menard||Chevy||Quaker State / Menards||Richard Childress|
|30||Jeff Green(i)||Chevy||Curtis Key Plumbing||Curtis Key|
|31||Ryan Newman||Chevy||Caterpillar||Richard Childress|
|32||Will Kimmel||Ford||Corvetteparts.net||Archie St Hilaire|
|33||Alex Kennedy #||Chevy||TBA||Joe Falk|
|34||Brett Moffitt #||Ford||Dockside Logistics||Bob Jenkins|
|35||Cole Whitt||Ford||Kentucky Fried Chicken||Jerry Freeze|
|38||David Gilliland||Ford||Love's Travel Stops||Brad Jenkins|
|40||Landon Cassill(i)||Chevy||CRC Brakleen||Mike Hillman|
|41||Kurt Busch (PC5)||Chevy||Haas Automation||Gene Haas|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chevy||Target||Chip Ganassi|
|43||Aric Almirola||Ford||Smithfield||Richard Petty|
|46||Michael Annett||Chevy||Pilot Flying J||Harry Scott Jr.|
|47||A.J. Allmendinger||Chevy||Kroger / Scott Products||Tad Geschickter|
|48||Jimmie Johnson (PC2)||Chevy||Lowe's Pro Services||Jeff Gordon|
|51||Justin Allgaier||Chevy||Fraternal Order of Eagles||Harry Scott Jr.|
|55||David Ragan||Toyota||Aaron's Dream Machine||Michael Waltrip|
|62||Brendan Gaughan(i)||Chevy||TBA||Jay Robinson|
|78||Martin Truex Jr.||Chevy||Furniture Row / Vissar Precision||Barney Vissar|
|83||Matt Dibenedetto #||Toyota||Anest Iwata||Ron Devine|
|88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevy||Nationwide Insurance||Rick Hendrick|
|95||Michael McDowell||Ford||Thrivent Financial||Bob Leavine|
|98||Josh Wise||Ford||Big Red||Mike Curb|
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