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Coca-Cola 600 Entry List

The 10 Days of Thunder from Charlotte Motor Speedway will close with a bang, as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600, goes green on Sunday evening.

The race will be divided into four 100-lap stages instead of the usual three, meaning this race will carry the most points out of any race throughout the entire NASCAR season.

41 cars are entered for 600-mile, 400-lap event around the 1.5-mile asphalt quad-oval, meaning one car will not make the big show. Elliott Sadler, Timmy Hill, Derrick Cope, Corey LaJoie and Carl Long do not have charters and will have to race their way in and can not rely on a provisional spot. This marks Long’s second points-paying race in a row he is entered in after a six-year absence from the MENCS garage.

Kyle Busch will look to go back-to-back after his triumph in the All-Star Race and grab his first career points victory in the Cup Series at Charlotte in the M&M’s Red, White & Blue Toyota Camry, and Chris Buescher will have Kleenex and Cars 3 on the car for a special paint scheme on the No. 37 Chevrolet.

Taking place on Memorial Day Weekend, a few paint schemes always pay homage to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Ty Dillon’s No. 13 will have a special GEICO Military paint scheme and Regan Smith’s No. 43 (subbing for Aric Almirola) will have the United States Air Force on the hood. Core LaJoie’s No. 83 will have Hope for the Warriors on board, as well.

The green flag for the 12th race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600, is scheduled for 6:16 p.m. ET. TV coverage will be on FOX and radio coverage will be on the Motor Racing Network. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending winner of the event, as he led a whopping 392 of 400 laps last season.

Entry Car Number Driver Sponsor Manu Organization
1 1 Jamie McMurray GearWrench Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing
2 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford Team Penske
3 3 Austin Dillon TBD Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 4 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
5 5 Kasey Kahne Liftmaster Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford EcoBoost Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 7 Elliott Sadler (i) Accell Construction, Inc./Hope For The Warriors Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing
8 10 Danica Patrick Code 3 Associates Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Military Chevrolet Germain Racing
11 14 Clint Bowyer Haas-Automation Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
12 15 Joey Gase (i) TBD Chevrolet Premium Motorsports
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford Roush Fenway Racing
14 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Red, White & Blue Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
15 19 Daniel Suarez Subway Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
16 20 Matt Kenseth Circle K 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 Bubba Burger Toyota BK Racing
20 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
21 27 Paul Menard TBD Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
22 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
23 32 Matt DiBenedetto Cosmo Motors Ford GO FAS Racing
24 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Towne Bank Chevrolet Circle Sport/TMG
25 34 Landon Cassill CSX Play It Safe Ford Front Row Motorsports
26 37 Chris Buescher Kleenex - Cars3 Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
27 38 David Ragan Jacob Companies Ford Front Row Motorsports
28 41 Kurt Busch Haas-Automation/Monster Energy Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
29 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing
30 43 Aric Almirola United States Air Force Ford Richard Petty Motorsports
31 47 AJ Allmendinger Harris Teeter Express Lane 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 Reed Sorenson TBD Chevrolet Premium Motorsports
35 66 Carl Long (i) TBD Chevrolet Motorsports Business Management
36 72 Cole Whitt RTIC Coolers Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports
37 77 Erik Jones 5-hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota Furniture Row Racing
38 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota Furniture Row Racing
39 83 Corey Lajoie Hope for the Warriors Toyota BK Racing
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Patriotic Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
41 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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