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Entry List: First Data 500

And then there were eight.

This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads from Kansas Speedway to the shortest track on the circuit: Martinsville Speedway in Virginia for the 69th annual First Data 500.

There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list, meaning the field will be at full capacity barring any entry list changes.

The No. 00 StarCom Racing entry with Derrike Cope is not on the entry list for Martinsville, one week after their MENCS debut at Kansas. But the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing entry is, with hometown boy Hermie Sadler behind the wheel with sponsorship from Virginia Lottery.

Corey LaJoie is listed as the driver of the No. 23 for BK Racing, with the No. 83 entry listed as “TBA.” Brett Moffitt has driven that car for much of the last couple months. Finally, Kyle Weatherman will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Rick Ware Racing No. 51 Chevrolet.

The green flag for the First Data 500 is scheduled to fly at approximately 3:13 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon with television coverage on NBCSN. Jimmie Johnson 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 McDonald's Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing
2 2 Brad Keselowski Alliance Truck Parts Ford Team Penske
3 3 Austin Dillon Dow Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 4 Kevin Harvick Busch NA Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
5 5 Kasey Kahne UniFirst Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
6 6 Trevor Bayne Ford EcoBoost Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 7 Hermie Sadler (i) Virginia Lottery Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing
8 10 Danica Patrick Warriors in Pink Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Walgreens 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 Low T Centers Chevrolet Premium Motorsports
13 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford Roush Fenway Racing
14 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Halloween Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
15 19 Daniel Suarez ARRIS Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
16 20 Matt Kenseth DEWALT Flexvolt Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
17 21 Ryan Blaney Motorraft Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Wood Brothers Racing
18 22 Joey Logano TBD Ford Team Penske
19 23 Corey LaJoie Schluter Systems Toyota BK Racing
20 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
21 27 Paul Menard Libman/Menard's Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
22 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
23 32 Matt DiBenedetto Keen Parts Ford GO FAS Racing
24 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt hulu Chevrolet Circle Sport/TMG
25 34 Landon Cassill CSX Play it Safe Ford Front Row Motorsports
26 37 Chris Buescher Bush's Chili Beans Chevrolet JTG Daugherty Racing
27 38 David Ragan TheHouse.com Ford Front Row Motorsports
28 41 Kurt Busch TBD Ford Stewart-Haas Racing
29 42 Kyle Larson First Data 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 Kyle Weatherman TBD Chevrolet Rick Ware Racing
34 66 Carl Long (i) O.C.R. Gaz Bar Chevrolet Motorsports Business Management
35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet TriStar Motorsports
36 77 Erik Jones SiriusXM Toyota Furniture Row Racing
37 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Furniture Row Racing
38 83 TBA Earthwater Toyota BK Racing
39 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
40 95 Michael McDowell TBD 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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I saw there was a movie “The Hateful Eight” and thought it was about the 83, 51, 55, 23, 33, 15, 72 and 32. When I saw it wasn’t I wrote a script for “The Hateful Nine” and included the 00.

There is also a move Diary Of A Madman that I thought could be about Brian.

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