Preliminary entry lists for Cup, Xfinity at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Forty-one cars are on the preliminary entry list for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
NBC Sports analyst Parker Kligerman will make his first Cup start since 2014 this weekend. He’s driving the No. 96 for Gaunt Brothers Racing.
BJ McLeod will be in the No. 52, a second entry for Rick Ware Racing.
The entry list was updated Monday to add a 41st car -- the No. 7 that will be driven by JJ Yeley for NY Racing Team. The team is owned by John Cohen, who was owner of Team Xtreme when it had its Atlanta car stolen from the parking lot of a Georgia hotel in Feb. 2015.
Rob Kauffman, chairman of the Race Team Alliance, tweeted his displeasure with the team entering the event:
Austin Dillon is the defending Coca-Cola 600 winner.
In the Xfinity Series, 43 cars are entered for the Alsco 300.
Cup drivers entered are: Ty Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott and Jamie McMurray. Elliott is driving the No. 23 for GMS Racing in place of suspended driver Spencer Gallagher.
Kaz Grala, who lost his ride at JGL Racing when the organization shut down the No. 24 because of lack of sponsorship, is entered with the No. 61 car for Fury Race Cars.
Ryan Blaney won last May’s race.