Preliminary Sprint Cup entry list for Auto Club Speedway

Brian Vickers will make his third start of 2016, filling in for Tony Stewart.

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As has typically been the case in 2016, there are 39 cars on the entry list for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race — one car short of a full field.

That means no one will have to go home early, missing Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California.

Brian Vickers — who has split driving duties so far this season with Ty Dillon in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy of Tony Stewart — is back this weekend as Stewart continues to recover from an injury.