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Entry List: Federated Auto Parts 400

After all of the talk and preparation, the Chase is finally almost upon us. Only one race stands between the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and the hunt for the championship.

NASCAR released the entry list for the Sept. 12 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) on Monday afternoon. The list includes 45 drivers, meaning two will fail to make Saturday’s race. Josh Wise and Reed Sorenson will be forced to qualify for the 400-mile race on speed.

A new face with a familiar name will attempt to make his NSCS debut. Jeffery Earnhardt, son of Kerry Earnhardt and nephew to Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will compete at RIR in the No. 32 Corvetteparts.net Ford for Go Green Racing. Earnhardt most recently competed for the now-defunct VIVA Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series earlier this season.

One week removed from a throwback Labor Day show at Darlington Raceway, the field will be back to business in Virginia with everything at stake. With Saturday’s race marking the final race before the start of the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup, drivers including Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne will be forced to win to advance.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will return to Richmond International Raceway on Friday, Sept. 11 for two practice sessions and Coors Light Pole Qualifying at 5:45 p.m. ET. Coverage for the Federated Auto Parts 400 will begin on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.

Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorOwner
1Jamie McMurrayChevyCessnaFelix Sabates
2Brad Keselowski (PC3)FordMiller LiteRoger Penske
3Austin DillonChevyDowRichard Childress
4Kevin Harvick (PC1)ChevyBudweiser Make a Plan to Make it HomeTony Stewart
5Kasey KahneChevyHendrickRideAlong.comLinda Hendrick
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCareJack Roush
7Alex BowmanChevyTommy Baldwin RacingTommy Baldwin
9Sam Hornish Jr.FordGo Bowling / Draft KingsRichard Petty
10Danica PatrickChevyGoDaddy.comTony Stewart
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx ExpressJ.D. Gibbs
13Casey MearsChevyGEICOBob Germain
14Tony Stewart (PC4)ChevyBass Pro Shops / Mobil1Margaret Haas
15Clint BowyerToyota5-Hour EnergyRob Kauffman
16Greg BiffleFordCheez-ItJack Roush
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordCargillJohn Henry
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's Crispy / Americn Heritage ChocolateJoe Gibbs
19Carl EdwardsToyotaARRISJ D Gibbs
20Matt Kenseth (PC6)ToyotaDollar GeneralJoe Gibbs
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilWalter Czarnecki
23Jeb Burton #ToyotaEstesRon Devine
24Jeff Gordon (PC7)Chevy3MRick Hendrick
26J.J. Yeley(i)ToyotaDr. PepperAnthony Marlowe
27Paul MenardChevyLibman / MenardsRichard Childress
30Josh WiseChevyCurtis Key PlumbingCurtis Key
31Ryan NewmanChevyCaterpillarRichard Childress
32Jeffrey Earnhardt (i)FordCorvetteparts.netArchie St Hilaire
33Brian Scott (i)ChevyTBAJoe Falk
34Brett Moffitt #FordDockside LogisticsBob Jenkins
35Cole WhittFordMDS TransportJerry Freeze
38David GillilandFordThe Pete StoreBrad Jenkins
40Landon Cassill(i)ChevyTBAMike Hillman
41Kurt Busch (PC5)ChevyHaas AutomationGene Haas
42Kyle LarsonChevyTargetChip Ganassi
43Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfield / Eaffle HouseRichard Petty
46Michael AnnettChevyTBAHarry Scott Jr.
47A.J. AllmendingerChevyKroger / Bush's Grillin BeansTad Geschickter
48Jimmie Johnson (PC2)ChevyLowe'sJeff Gordon
51Justin AllgaierChevyBrandtHarry Scott Jr.
55David RaganToyotaAaron's Online Dream MachineMichael Waltrip
62Reed SorensonFordPremium MotorsportsJay Robinson
78Martin Truex Jr.ChevyFurniture Row / Visser PrecisionBarney Visser
83Matt Dibenedetto #ToyotaJames Madison UniversityRon Devine
88Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevyNationwideRick Hendrick
95Michael McDowellFordThrivent FinancialBob Leavine
98Timmy Hill(i)ChevyPremium MotorsportsMike Curb
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Aaron Bearden
A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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