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Entry List: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action this weekend after its final off week of the year. Entering a 14-race stretch until mid-November, the series is set to begin the playoffs in less than a month.

Returning to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, the sport’s premier division will hit the coliseum-like oval for its traditional night race. It will mark the first event at the track since track officials tampered with it, hoping to create multiple grooves.

There are 40 cars on this weekend’s entry list, as per usual.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.’s Fastenal scheme will look slightly different this weekend. His No. 17 car will be honoring the late Bryan Clauson, who formerly drove the Fastenal car in the XFINITY Series during his limited time in NASCAR.

Rookie Ryan Blaney will be sporting new colors this weekend for the Wood Brothers. The No. 21 car will be soaked in Hokie red, with Virginia Tech coming on board as part of a two-race deal, with the college sponsoring the team at Martinsville Speedway in October as well.

 

Jeffrey Earnhardt makes his return to the No. 32 car this weekend. He hasn’t raced since Kentucky Speedway in July, when he finished a career-high 28th.

Cars will hit the racetrack starting Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET.

Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsorTeam
1Jamie McMurrayChevroletCessnaChip Ganassi Racing
2Brad KeselowskiFordAutotrader.comTeam Penske
3Austin DillonChevroletDow - Great Stuff Richard Childress Racing
4Kevin HarvickChevroletBusch Beer Stewart-Haas Racing
5Kasey KahneChevroletAARP Drive to End Hunger Hendrick Motorsports
6Trevor BayneFordAdvoCare Roush Fenway Racing
7Regan SmithChevroletAPC Tommy Baldwin Racing
10Danica PatrickChevroletNature's Bakery Stewart-Haas Racing
11Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx Express Joe Gibbs Racing
13Casey MearsChevroletGeicoGermain Racing
14Tony StewartChevroletHaas AutomationStewart-Haas Racing
15Clint BowyerChevrolet5-Hour Energy HScott Motorsports
16Greg BiffleFordFord Ecoboost Roush Fenway Racing
17Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. FordFastenalRoush Fenway Racing
18Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's 75th AnniversaryJoe Gibbs Racing
19Carl EdwardsToyotaStanley Joe Gibbs Racing
20Matt KensethToyotaDollar General Joe Gibbs Racing
21Ryan BlaneyFordVirginia TechWood Brothers Racing
22Joey LoganoFordShell PennzoilTeam Penske
23David RaganToyotaDr. Pepper BK Racing
24Chase ElliottChevroletNAPA Hendrick Motorsports
27Paul MenardChevroletKnauf / Menards Richard Childress Racing
30Josh WiseChevroletCurtis Key Plumbing The Motorsports Group
31Ryan Newman ChevroletCaterpillarRichard Childress Racing
32Jeffrey EarnhardtFordCan-Am Go Fas Racing
34Chris BuescherFordLove's Travel Stops Front Row Motorsports
38Landon CassillFordMDS TransportFront Row Motorsports
41Kurt BuschChevroletMonster Energy / Haas Automation Stewart-Haas Racing
42Kyle LarsonChevroletTargetChip Ganassi Racing
43Aric Almirola FordSmithfield/Waffle HouseRichard Petty Motorsports
44Brian ScottFordMedallion FinancialRichard Petty Motorsports
46Michael AnnettChevroletPilot Flying JHScott Motorsports
47AJ AllmendingerChevroletBush's Grillin' Beans JTG Daugherty Racing
48Jimmie JohnsonChevroletKobaltHendrick Motorsports
55Reed SorensonChevroletTBDPremium Motorsports
78Martin Truex, Jr.ToyotaBass Pro Shops / NRA Museum Furniture Row Racing
83Matt DiBenedettoToyotaCosmo Motors BK Racing
88Jeff GordonChevroletAxaltaHendrick Motorsports
95Michael McDowellChevroletThrivent Financial Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing
98Cole WhittChevroletCarolina Skiff Premium Motorsports

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