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Updated entry lists for Cup, Truck at Martinsville

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Here are the entry lists for this weekend’s races.

Cup – STP 500 (2 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox Sports 1)

Thirty-six cars are entered for the sixth Cup race of the year. D.J. Kennington is listed in the No. 77 Spire Motorsports entry.

Jeb Burton is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 52 Ford.

Click here for the entry list.

Gander Outdoors Truck – Martinsville 250 (2 p.m. ET Saturday on Fox Sports 1)

Thirty-nine trucks are entered. Those also entered in the Cup race are Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Ross Chastain. Bubba Wallace is entered in AM Racing’s No. 22 truck.

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Gaunt Brothers Racing expanding its schedule

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Car owner Marty Gaunt said that his team, Gaunt Brothers Racing, will run the remaining Cup races this season.

The team debuted in the 2017 Daytona 500. The team returned to run this year’s Daytona 500 and a few races. They later added the remaining restrictor-plate races, then the road courses and so on.

The team, which does not have a charter, announced last weekend at Pocono that Xtreme Concepts would sponsor the No. 96 car in 14 of the last 16 races.

Parker Kligerman is driving the car this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Gaunt said that Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the car next weekend at Michigan. Jesse Little will drive the car at Bristol in two weeks. Gaunt said the team hopes to announce in about a week who will drive the remaining races.

Gaunt said that as their schedule expanded, the team went to Toyota Racing Development with their revised plans.

“They’re very supportive of it and they help us out a great deal with technical support,” Gaunt said. “That enabled us to go forward with the program.”

Gaunt, who used to own the engine company Triad Racing Technology before it closed, took the engine inventory and has Joe Gibbs Racing preparing those engines this season. The team has a fleet of eight cars.

Gaunt said that the team would like to run the entire season next year, pending sponsorship.

The team’s best finish this season is 13th at Daytona in July with D.J. Kennington.

Gaunt Brothers Racing to auction hood for Humboldt Broncos charity

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Gaunt Brothers Racing is auctioning the hood from D.J. Kennington‘s car at Bristol in support of the Humboldt Broncos.

The hood honors the 16 people who lost their lives and the 13 who were injured on April 6 when a bus carrying members of the junior-A Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team was struck by a semi-trailer as the team was on its way to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada. Kennington is a native of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

On its Facebook page, Gaunt Brothers Racing stated that all proceeds from the auction will go to the Humboldt Broncos charity.

A GoFundMe page for the Humboldt Broncos has raised more than $11.6 million.

Kennington was 30th in the Food City 500 when the race was stopped after 204 laps on Sunday because of rain. The race is scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. ET.

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Entry lists for Martinsville (updated)

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NASCAR visits a short track for the first time this season when it heads to Martinsville Speedway, the oldest track on the circuit.

The Cup Series is joined by the Camping World Truck Series, which has been off the last two weeks.

Here are the entry lists for both races.

Cup – STP 500

There are 38 cars entered.

Jeffrey Earnhardt is listed as driving StarCom Racing’s No. 00 Chevrolet, but the team announced Sunday it has parted ways with Earnhardt.

Landon Cassill will take his place this weekend and at Texas Motor Speedway.

D.J. Kennington is entered in his third race this season, driving Gaunt Brothers Racing’s No. 96 Toyota.

Ross Chastain is entered in Premium Motorsports’ No. 15 Chevrolet for the fifth time this season.

Harrison Rhodes is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet. Rhodes has one start in the No. 51 at Atlanta.

JJ Yeley will drive Premium Motorsports’ N0. 55 Chevrolet. Reed Sorenson was originally listed as the driver.

Last year, Brad Keselowski won this race after leading 116 of 500 laps. He beat Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott. In the fall playoff race, Busch won over Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer.

Click here for the entry list.

Trucks – Alpha Energy Solutions 250

There are 36 trucks entered.

Todd Gilliland will make his first start of the season in Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 4 Toyota.

Kyle Benjamin is entered in DGR-Crosley’s No. 54 Toyota. It will be his first Truck start.

Timothy Peters will make his first start of the year driving Ricky Benton Racing’s No. 92 Ford. A former driver for the defunct Red Horse Racing, Peters’ last start was in the 2017 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Last year, Chase Elliott won this race over Johnny Sauter and Christopher Bell. The fall playoff race was won by Noah Gragson over Matt Crafton and Sauter.

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Preliminary entry lists for NASCAR in Phoenix

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NASCAR’s West Coast Swing barrels on this weekend at ISM Raceway, formally known as Phoenix Raceway.

For the first time this season only the Cup and Xfinity Series will be in action at the 1-mile track.

Cup headlines the weekend with the Ticket Guardian 500.

Here’s the preliminary entry lists for both races.

Cup – Ticket Guardian 500

There are 37 cars entered.

Ross Chastain is entered in Premium Motorsports’ No. 15 Chevrolet.

Justin Marks is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet. Marks was on the preliminary entry list the last two races, but Harrison Rhodes and Cole Custer drove the No. 51.

D.J. Kennington is entered in the No. 96 Toyota owned by Gaunt Brothers Racing. Kennington ran the No. 96 in the Daytona 500. Two of the six Cup races Kennington has competed in were at Phoenix.

Last year, Ryan Newman won this race after leading only the final six laps. He beat Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch. In the last Phoenix playoff race in November, Matt Kenseth passed Chase Elliott and led the final 10 laps to score his 39th and likely final Cup Series win.

Click here for the entry list.

Xfinity – DC Solar 200

There are 40 cars entered, including four full-time Cup drivers.

Ty Dillon, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Jamie McMurray are entered.

McMurray, driving Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 Chevrolet, is making his first Xfinity start since 2013.

Justin Allgaier is the defending winner of this race, having beat Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones last year. William Byron won the Phoenix playoff race last November over Blaney and Jones.

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