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O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Entry List

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to The Lone Star State this weekend for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 501-mile, 334-lap race around the newly repaved and reconfigured 1.5-mile quad-oval located in Fort Worth will have crew chiefs and drivers scratching their heads. They can throw their notebooks out the window from last year’s races, because it’s a whole new ballgame.

Turns 1 and 2 are banked at 20 degrees, whereas Turns 3 and 4 are banked at 24 degrees. The new surface will most likely produce track-record like speeds during qualifying on Friday as well.

For the first time since the Daytona 500, the full 40-car field will be filled. Derrike Cope will drive the No. 55 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports after taking a couple weeks off and JJ Yeley will pilot the No. 7 Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing in his first MENCS start of the season.

The other 38 drivers consist of the usual suspects. Some notable changes for this week are STANLEY on the hood of Daniel Suarez and Credit One Bank on Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet as well.

The race can be seen on Sunday, April 9 on FOX with the green flag scheduled to fly at approximately 1:46 p.m. ET. Pre-race coverage begins on Fox Sports 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Entry Car Number Driver Sponsor Manu Organization
1 1 Jamie McMurray Sherwin-Williams Emerald Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing
2 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford Team Penske
3 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
5 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
6 6 Trevor Bayne Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 7 JJ Yeley (i) Accell Construction, Inc. Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing
8 10 Danica Patrick TaxAct Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet Germain Racing
11 14 Clint Bowyer Haas-Automation Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
12 15 Reed Sorenson TBD Chevrolet Premium Motorsports
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford EcoBoost Ford Roush Fenway Racing
14 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
15 19 Daniel Suarez STANLEY Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
16 20 Matt Kenseth TBD Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
17 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Wood Brothers Racing
18 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford Team Penske
19 23 Gray Gaulding Dr. Pepper Toyota BK Racing
20 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
21 27 Paul Menard Dutch Boy/Menards Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
22 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
23 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-AM/Kappa Ford GO FAS Racing
24 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Little Joes Autos/Cyrtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet Circle Sport/TMG
25 34 Landon Cassill Love's Travel Stops Ford Front Row Motorsports
26 37 Chris Buescher Scott Products Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
27 38 David Ragan Camping World/Good Sam Ford Front Row Motorsports
28 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
29 42 Kyle Larson Credit One Bank Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing
30 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford Richard Petty Motorsports
31 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
32 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
33 51 Timmy Hill (i) TBD Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing
34 55 Derrike Cope TBD Toyota Premium Motorsports
35 72 Cole Whitt RTIC Coolers Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports
36 77 Erik Jones 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota Furniture Row Racing
37 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER BOATS Toyota Furniture Row Racing
38 83 Corey Lajoie Dustless Blasting Toyota BK Racing
39 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Axalta Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
40 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet Leavine Family Racing

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Davey is in his fifth season with Frontstretch and currently serves as a multimedia editor and reporter. He authors the "NASCAR Mailbox" column, spearheads the site's video content and hosts the Frontstretch Podcast weekly. He's covered the K&N Pro Series and ARCA extensively for NASCAR.com and currently serves as an associate producer for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and production assistant for NBC Sports Washington. Follow him on Twitter @DaveyCenter.

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