The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the second and final time in 2016 to begin the Round of 8 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup this weekend.
As of Monday, there are 41 cars entered, meaning one driver will not make the race, barring any entry list updates.
Gray Gaulding will attempt to make his Sprint Cup Series debut on Sunday in the No. 30 car. The 18-year-old is a Roush Fenway Racing development driver and has made two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts in 2016 for RFR. He has made four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Martinsville with his best result of 14th coming in October 2014.
Dylan Lupton will compete in the No. 83 for BK Racing in the Goody’s Fast Relief 500. He made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Sonoma earlier this season with BK Racing and competed at Richmond last month.
Matt DiBenedetto will need to qualify on time again this weekend in the No. 93 car. He was faced with the same challenge last weekend at Talladega and made the field.
Action from Martinsville begins on Friday with opening practice at 11 a.m. followed by qualifying at 4:40 p.m. (all times ET). Saturday will feature two practice sessions, the first at 9 a.m. and final at 12 p.m. Coverage of Sunday’s race will begin at 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
|1||Jamie McMurray||Chevy||Credit One / First Data||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|2||Brad Keselowski||Ford||Alliance Truck Parts||Team Penske|
|3||Austin Dillon||Chevy||Dow||Richard Childress Racing|
|4||Kevin Harvick||Chevy||Busch Light||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Kasey Kahne||Chevy||UniFirst||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Trevor Bayne||Ford||AdvoCare||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||Regan Smith||Chevy||Nikko RC / Toy 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||Haas Automation||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15||Clint Bowyer||Chevy||5-hour Energy||HScott Motorsports|
|16||Greg Biffle||Ford||FordPass||Roush Fenway Racing|
|17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||Fastenal||Roush Fenway Racing|
|18||Kyle Busch||Toyota||M&M's Halloween||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||Carl Edwards||Toyota||Sport Clips||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||Team Penske|
|23||David Ragan||Toyota||Skuttle Tight||BK Racing|
|24||Chase Elliott #||Chevy||NAPA Auto Parts||Hendrick Motorsports|
|27||Paul Menard||Chevy||Dutch Boy / Menards||Richard Childress Racing|
|30*||Gray Gaulding(i)||Chevy||Feed the Children||The Motorsports Group|
|31||Ryan Newman||Chevy||Caterpillar||Richard Childress Racing|
|32||Jeffrey Earnhart #||Ford||Keen Parts / Rain-X||GO FAS Racing|
|34||Chris Buescher #||Ford||Love's Travel Stops / Roller Bites||Front Row Motorsports|
|38||Landon Cassill||Ford||A&W All American Food||Front Row Motorsports|
|41||Kurt Busch||Chevy||State Water Heaters||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chevy||Target||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|43||Aric Almirola||Ford||Smithfield||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|44||Brian Scott #||Ford||TBD||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||TBD||Premium Motorsports|
|78||Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||Auto-Owners Insurance||Furniture Row Racing|
|83||Dylan Lupton(i)||Toyota||E.J. Wade Construction||BK Racing|
|88||Jeff Gordon||Chevy||Nationawide Insurance||Hendrick Motorsports|
|93*||Matt Dibenedetto||Toyota||E.J. Wade Construction||BK Racing|
|95||Michael McDowell||Chevy||Malwarebytes||Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing|
|98*||Cole Whitt||Chevy||TBD||Premium Motorsports|
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