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Entry List: 2021 Cook Out Southern 500

This weekend, 16 drivers enter a different mode as the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs commence at Darlington Raceway. The drama unfolds at one of NASCAR’s most substantial venues for the crown jewel Cook Out Southern 500.

Thirty-seven cars are entered for 40 spots, assuring each driver a starting spot, discounting any last-minute changes.

Joey Gase returns for the third straight week in the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet, marking his ninth start of 2021.

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James Davison will pilot RWR’s No. 53 Chevrolet after being away for the past two races. It’s his first start in the No. 53 in 2021; he’s mostly driven the No. 15 in his 17 Cup starts this year, plus one race in the No. 51 for the team.

Cook Out Southern 500 Entry List

The 72nd version of the iconic race is set for Sunday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

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Luken Glover arrived on the Frontstretch scene in 2020. He has been an avid NASCAR fan for the majority of his life, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who used to help former team owner Junie Donlavey in his garage. Glover covers news for the site and took over "The Underdog House" column in 2021. In addition to being a college junior, his hobbies include volunteering at church, playing basketball and tennis, racing go-karts, and helping at his high school alma mater.

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