Food City 500 entry list for Monster Energy Series at Bristol Chase Wilhelm Apr 17, 2017 at 5:58p ET After a much needed off weekend, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers and teams will head to Bristol Motor Speedway for Sunday's Food City 500. Pre-race coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET with "NASCAR RaceDay" on FS1, followed by race coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Check out who will be in the 39-car field on Sunday at the 0.533-mile Tennessee short track: Nigel Kinrade/LAT Photo USA 1 Jamie McMurray McMurray has earned four top 10s so far this season. © Scott R LePage/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Scott R LePage/LAT Images 2 Brad Keselowski After his Martinsville victory a couple weeks back, Keselowski is looking another win on a short track this weekend. Getty Images Getty Images 3 Austin Dillon Dillon only has two finishes inside the top 15 this year, including a 11th-place at Auto Club and a fifth at Martinsville. © Nigel Kinrade/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk AP 4 Kevin Harvick Last year's Bristol night race winner will try to duplicate that feat for his first victory of the season. 5 Kasey Kahne Kahne won the spring race at Bristol in 2013. 6 Trevor Bayne Bayne is having a solid season with five finishes inside the top 15 in the first seven races. , LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty 7 Danica Patrick It's been a struggle for Patrick this year with only one finish inside the top 20 -- a 17th-place result at Atlanta. Mike Dinovo Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports 8 Denny Hamlin Hamlin has one win, six top fives and 10 top-10 finishes at Bristol. 9 Ty Dillon The rookie driver has shown some good speed this season in the No. 13 Germain Racing entry. 10 Clint Bowyer It's only a matter of time before Bowyer scores a victory this season. 11 Reed Sorenson Sorenson has scored two 15th-place finishes at Bristol over the course of his career. 12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse is always a force at Bristol with a 10.63 average finish, second behind Chase Elliott among active drivers. 13 Kyle Busch It's incredible that Joe Gibbs Racing is still winless this season, but Busch could be the driver to get it done this weekend. He has five wins at the 0.533-mile Tennessee short track. 14 Daniel Suarez Suarez will race a Cup car at Bristol for the first time on Sunday. 15 Matt Kenseth Kenseth has had an up-and-down year so far with three top-10 results, as well as three finishes of 36th or worse. © Russell LaBounty/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty 16 Ryan Blaney Blaney is on the cusp of his first career Cup victory, but he has to figure out to close the deal after winning the first two stages only to earn a 12th-place result at Texas. © Russell LaBounty/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty 17 Joey Logano Logano earned a pair of victories at Bristol after going back-to-back in the night race in 2014 and '15. © Nigel Kinrade/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Nigel Kinrade 18 Gray Gaulding It's been a struggle for Gaulding and BK Racing teammate Corey LaJoie so far this season. 19 Chase Elliott Elliott earned a fourth-place result in his first Cup race at Bristol a year ago. © Matthew T. Thacker/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Matthew T. Thacker 20 Paul Menard Aside from his fifth-place finish in the Daytona 500, Menard's season isn't going according to plan. 21 Ryan Newman Newman has two top fives, 16 top 10s and three poles at Bristol. 22 Matt DiBenedetto DiBenedetto scored an incredible sixth-place finish in this race a year ago. 23 Jeffrey Earnhardt Earnhardt is searching for more speed in his No. 33 Chevy this season. 24 Landon Cassill Since his 16th-place result at Daytona, Cassill has yet to score another finish inside the top 20. 25 Chris Buescher Buescher earned an impressive fifth-place result in the Bristol night race last year. 26 David Ragan Ragan's 23rd-place finish at Atlanta is his best of the season. 27 Kurt Busch The 2017 Daytona 500 champion is good at Bristol with five wins, nine top fives and 16 top-10 finishes. Peter Casey Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports 28 Kyle Larson The Monster Energy Series points leader has a pair of top 10s in Thunder Valley. © Nigel Kinrade/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Nigel Kinrade 29 Aric Almirola Almirola only has one finish outside the top 20 this year. 30 AJ Allmendinger Allmendinger is hoping duplicate or even improve on his ninth-place finish in the Bristol night race last season. 31 Jimmie Johnson The seven-time champion shut up all the critics with his Texas victory. Getty Images Getty Images 32 Timmy Hill It's been a tough road for the young driver this season. 33 Derrike Cope It's always nice to see the 1990 Daytona 500 champion in the Monster Energy Series field. 34 Cole Whitt Whitt started out the season strong with finishes of 18th and 20th at Daytona and Atlanta, respectively. 35 Erik Jones Sunday's race will be Jones' first in a Cup car at Bristol. © Russell LaBounty/LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Russell LaBounty 36 Martin Truex Jr. Bristol isn't the strongest track for this year's Las Vegas winner with an average finish of 20.86. 37 Corey LaJoie LaJoie is hoping to stay out of trouble and keep his No. 83 BK Racing Toyota clean in Thunder Valley. 38 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt has one victory at Bristol, but that was all the way back in 2004. 39 Michael McDowell McDowell's best finish at Bristol is 18th in 2014. 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