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Tale of the Turtles 400 Entry List

It’s about to get real.

After 26 races, the regular season has come to a close and the playoffs are upon us. The 10-race postseason begins this weekend from Chicagoland Speedway, as stock car racing’s best take to the 15-mile trip-oval from Joliet, Ill.

There are 39 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning all entrants will make the field.

Among the changes from last week include Reed Sorenson in the No. 15 for Premium Motorsports and Carl Long in the No. 66 for Motorsports Business Management. The No. 83 entry for BK Racing currently has no listed driver.

Gray Gaulding is listed as the driver for both the No.’s 23 for BK Racing and 55 for Premium. Obviously that will have to change before Friday, so keep an eye on a driver being named to one of those cars.

As for the rest of the field, nothing has changed, besides a few new sponsors here and there. Kyle Busch will have Skittles Sweet Heat on the No. 18 Toyota and Michael McDowell will have Devout Frozen Meals on the No. 95 Chevrolet.

The green flag for the Tale of the Turtles 400 is scheduled to fly at approximately 3:46 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon with television coverage on NBCSN. Martin Truex, Jr. is the defending winner of the event.

Check below for the full entry list

Entry Car Number Driver Sponsor Manu Organization
1 1 Jamie McMurray McDonalds/Cessna 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 Jimmy John's Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
5 5 Kasey Kahne Great Clips Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
6 6 Trevor Bayne Performance Plus Motor Oil Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
9 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet Germain Racing
10 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
11 15 Reed Sorenson Low T Centers Chevrolet Premium Motorsports
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford Roush Fenway Racing
13 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Sweet Heat Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
14 19 Daniel Suarez STANLEY Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
15 20 Matt Kenseth DEWALT FlexVolt Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
16 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Wood Brothers Racing
17 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford Team Penske
18 23 Gray Gaulding Jewel Osco Toyota BK Racing
19 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Brakes Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
20 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
21 31 Ryan Newman Cat D10 Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
22 32 Matt DiBenedetto Incredible Bank/Ninja Turtles Samurai Ford GO FAS Racing
23 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt hulu Chevrolet Circle Sport/TMG
24 34 Landon Cassill CSX Play it Safe Ford Front Row Motorsports
25 37 Chris Buescher Scott Products Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
26 38 David Ragan Camping World/Good Sam Ford Front Row Motorsports
27 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
28 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing
29 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford Richard Petty Motorsports
30 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
31 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
32 55 Gray Gaulding Twin Peaks Restaurants Chevrolet Premium Motorsports
33 66 Carl Long (i) TBD Chevrolet Motorsports Business Management
34 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports
35 77 Erik Jones 5-Hour ENERGY Extra Strength Toyota Furniture Row Racing
36 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Furniture Row Racing
37 83 TBA TBD Toyota BK Racing
38 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Axalta Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
39 95 Michael McDowell Devour Frozen Meals 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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Why is Gaulding in the 23 and 55?

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