Preliminary entry list for Xfinity Chase race at Charlotte

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There are 45 cars on the preliminary entry list for the Xfinity Series’ Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Five cars will not qualify for the race.

The race is the first cutoff event in the inaugural Xfinity Chase and will whittle the Chase grid to eight drivers.

There are six Sprint Cup drivers in the field: Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Matt DiBenedetto and Kyle Larson.

Matt Tifft will drive the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch was originally on the entry list.

The defending winner of the race is Austin Dillon, who swept the 2015 races. Denny Hamlin won the May race this year after leading 76 laps.

Click here to see the updated entry list for the Drive for the Cure 300.