The NASCAR Cup Series undergoes a drastic surface shift as drivers switch from the half-mile dirt race of Bristol Motor Speedway to NASCAR’s largest oval in Talladega Superspeedway.
Thirty-nine drivers will look to avoid the Big One and capture the trophy. Each driver is guaranteed a spot, barring any late entry list changes.
David Ragan is back with Rick Ware Racing in the No. 15 Envision Ford. The 2013 winner of this race will make his third start of the season, which included a top 10 superspeedway run at the Daytona 500.
Daniel Hemric also returns to the series with Kaulig Racing in the No. 16 Majestic Steel Chevrolet. It will mark Hemric’s third start this season and first since Auto Club Speedway.
Greg Biffle will hit the track again with NY Racing Team. Biffle will make his fifth start in the No. 44 Chevrolet.
After piloting the No. 15 for RWR at the Bristol dirt race, JJ Yeley switches to the No. 55 Ford for MBM Motorsports.
Noah Gragson moves from Kaulig’s No. 16 to the No. 62 Wendy’s Chevrolet for Beard Motorsports. It marks Gragson’s fourth start of the year and second with Beard Motorsports.
Spire Motorsports brings Landon Cassill back for the first time since Richmond Raceway to pilot its No. 77 FOX Nation Chevrolet.
The Geico 500 is scheduled for Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. EST on FOX.
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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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