Tradition continues for the second consecutive year at Darlington Raceway as the Sprint Cup Series competes at the famed track on its traditional Labor Day Weekend date.
As of Monday, there are 40 cars entered, meaning all will make the race, barring any entry list updates.
Jeff Gordon returns behind the wheel of the No. 88 car this weekend in place of Dale Earnhardt Jr., who continues to recover from concussion-like symptoms. Alex Bowman competed in the car last weekend at Michigan as Gordon had a prior commitment. An announcement on who will pilot the car at Richmond is expected by early to the middle of next week.
Defending race winner Carl Edwards will look to capture his third victory of the season and first since April on Sunday. While the No. 19 car didn’t run a throwback paint scheme last season, it will have an ARRIS 1999 Tony Stewart scheme this year.
Action from Darlington begins on Friday with two practice sessions, the first at 1:30 p.m. and final at 3:30 p.m. (all times ET). Qualifying will follow on Saturday at 1:45 p.m. The Bojangles’ Southern 500 will take place on Sunday at 6 p.m. on NBC.
|1||Jamie McMurray||Chevy||McDonald's Mac Tonight Bill Elliott throwback||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|2||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Miller Lite 1972 throwback||Team Penske|
|3||Austin Dillon||Chevy||American Ethanol Ricky Rudd throwback||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||Kevin Harvick||Chevy||Busch Beer 1979 Cale Yarborough throwback||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Kasey Kahne||Chevy||LiftMaster 1982 Terry Labonte throwback||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Trevor Bayne||Ford||AdvoCare Valvoline throwback||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||Regan Smith||Chevy||Nikko RC Turbo Panther Alan Kulwicki throwback||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|10||Danica Patrick||Chevy||Natures Bakery Brownies||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||Denny Hamlin||Toyota||Sport Cuts 1980's Darrell Waltrip's throwback||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Casey Mears||Chevy||GEICO Smokey Yunick tribute||Germain Racing|
|14||Tony Stewart||Chevy||Coca-Cola Bobby Allison tribute||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15||Clint Bowyer||Chevy||5-hour Energy Benny Parsons Tribute||HScott Motorsports|
|16||Greg Biffle||Ford||Hooters Alan Kulwicki 1992 throwback||Roush Fenway Racing|
|17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||Fastenal 1975 Darrell Waltrip throwback||Roush Fenway Racing|
|18||Kyle Busch||Toyota||Interstate Batteries 1993 Dale Jarrett throwback||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||Carl Edwards||Toyota||ARRIS 1999 Tony Stewart throwback||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20||Matt Kenseth||Toyota||Tide Pods throwback||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|21*||Ryan Blaney #||Ford||Motorcraft David Pearson 1976 Mercury Montego tribute||Wood Brothers Racing|
|22||Joey Logano||Ford||Shell 1996 Bobby Labonte throwback||Team Penske|
|23||David Ragan||Toyota||I'm a Pepper throwback||BK Racing|
|24||Chase Elliott #||Chevy||NAPA Auto Parts 1963 throwback||Hendrick Motorsports|
|27||Paul Menard||Chevy||Valvoline 1993 Al Unser Jr. throwback||Richard Childress Racing|
|30*||Josh Wise||Chevy||Curtis Key Plumbing||The Motorsports Group|
|31||Ryan Newman||Chevy||Caterpillar Ricky Rudd throwback||Richard Childress Racing|
|32||Jeffrey Earnhardt #||Ford||Otter Pops / Corevetteparts.net / Dale Earnhardt throwback||GO FAS Racing|
|34||Chris Buescher #||Ford||Love's Travel Stops 1981 throwback||Front Row Motorsports|
|38||Landon Cassill||Ford||Rumple Furniture / Bailey Excavating / J.D. McDuffie Tribute||Front Row Motorsports|
|41||Kurt Busch||Chevy||Haas Automation VF-1 1988 throwback||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chevy||Target 1990 Indycar throwback||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|43||Aric Almirola||Ford||STP 1979 throwback||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|44||Brian Scott #||Ford||Twisted Tea||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|46||Michael Annett||Chevy||Pilot Flying J 1970's Era||HScott Motorsports|
|47||A.J. Allmendinger||Chevy||Kroger Kingsford 1977 Bruce Hill throwback||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||Chevy||Lowe's Pro Services 1979 David Pearson throwback||Hendrick Motorsports|
|55*||Reed Sorenson||Chevy||TBD||Premium Motorsports|
|78||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||Auto-Owners Insurance 100th Anniversary||Furniture Row Racing|
|83||Matt Dibenedetto||Toyota||Orange Crush throwback||BK Racing|
|88||Jeff Gordon||Chevy||National Guard Buddy Baker Gray Ghost||Hendrick Motorsports|
|95||Michael McDowell||Chevy||Thrivent Financial 1973 Richard Childress throwback||Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing|
|98*||Cole Whitt||Chevy||Carolina Skiff||Premium Motorsports|
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