A wild race at Daytona International Speedway leads the Sprint Cup Series to Kentucky Speedway this weekend for the first race on the track’s new surface.
As of Monday, there are 40 cars entered, meaning all will make the race, barring any entry list updates. The third Front Row Motorsports car (No. 35), running a limited schedule this season won’t be racing Kentucky; that brings the total down from last week’s 41.
Jeffrey Earnhardt returns behind the wheel of the No. 32 car for Go FAS Racing this weekend. He last competed at Michigan International Speedway and finished 37th. His best result of 32nd this season came at Bristol Motor Speedway in April.
Defending race winner Kyle Busch will look to better his second-place run from Daytona and score his third career victory at Kentucky on Saturday night. He won the inaugural race at the speedway in 2011 and currently plans to run all three races at the track this weekend.
Action from Kentucky begins on Thursday with opening practice at 2:30 p.m. (all times ET). Friday will feature final practice at 1:30 p.m. followed by qualifying at 6:45 p.m. Quaker State 400 coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night on NBC Sports Network.
|1||Jamie McMurray||Chevy||Cessna||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|2||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Miller Lite||Team Penske|
|3||Austin Dillon||Chevy||Dow||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||Kevin Harvick||Chevy||Busch Light||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Kasey Kahne||Chevy||Great Clips||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Trevor Bayne||Ford||AdvoCare||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||Regan Smith||Chevy||Advance Auto Parts / Quaker State||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|10||Danica Patrick||Chevy||Nature's Bakery||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||FedEx Freight||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Casey Mears||Chevy||GEICO||Germain Racing|
|14||Tony Stewart||Chevy||Rush Truck Centers / Mobil 1||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15||Clint Bowyer||Chevy||AccuDoc Solutions||HScott Motorsports|
|16||Greg Biffle||Ford||KFC||Roush Fenway Racing|
|17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||Fifth Third||Roush Fenway Racing|
|18||Kyle Busch||Toyota||M&M's 75th Anniversary||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||Carl Edwards||Toyota||Arris Surfboard||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20||Matt Kenseth||Toyota||Dollar General||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|21*||Ryan Blaney #||Ford||Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center||Wood Brothers Racing|
|22||Joey Logano||Ford||Shell Pennzoil / Auto Trader||Team Penske|
|23||David Ragan||Toyota||Dr Pepper||BK Racing|
|24||Chase Elliott #||Chevy||NAPA Auto Parts||Hendrick Motorsports|
|27||Paul Menard||Chevy||Sylvania / Menards||Richard Childress Racing|
|30*||Josh Wise||Chevy||Curtis Key Plumbing||The Motorsports Group|
|31||Ryan Newman||Chevy||Caterpillar||Richard Childress Racing|
|32||Jeffrey Earnhardt #||Ford||Keen Parts / Visone RY||GO FAS Racing|
|34||Chris Buescher #||Ford||Love's Travel Stops||Front Row Motorsports|
|38||Landon Cassill||Ford||MDS Transport||Front Row Motorsports|
|41||Kurt Busch||Chevy||Monster Energy / Haas Automation||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chevy||Target||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|43||Aric Almirola||Ford||Smithfield||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|44||Brian Scott #||Ford||TBA||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|46||Michael Annett||Chevy||Pilot Flying J||HScott Motorsports|
|47||A.J. Allmendinger||Chevy||Kroger / Clorox||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||Chevy||Lowe's||Hendrick Motorsports|
|55*||Reed Sorenson||Chevy||TBA||Premium Motorsports|
|78||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||Furniture Row||Furniture Row Racing|
|83||Matt Dibenedetto||Toyota||Anest Iwata||BK Racing|
|88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevy||Nationwide||Hendrick Motorsports|
|95||Ty Dillon (i)||Chevy||Summer Sell Down||Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing|
|98*||Cole Whitt||Chevy||Speed Stick||Premium Motorsports|
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