2022 South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway

More Than 50 Cars Entered For South Carolina 400 At Florence

More Than 50 Cars Entered For South Carolina 400 At Florence

More than 50 drivers and teams have filed an entry for the South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway, including NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Nov 2, 2022 by Rob Blount
More Than 50 Cars Entered For South Carolina 400 At Florence

With the news that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be competing in the South Carolina 400, the race at South Carolina’s Florence Motor Speedway has become one of the most anticipated Late Model Stock Car races of the 2022 season. But Earnhardt isn’t the only driver heading down for that race weekend on November 18 and 19. There’s a lot of Late Model star power looking to take home the trophy with already more than 50 drivers and teams filing entries for the race.

Headlining the entry list is one of Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports drivers, the 2022 CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car champion, Carson Kvapil. The second-generation racer is about to complete his first full season in this type of car, and it’s definitely been a successful one. In addition to the CARS Tour title, Kvapil scored a massive $30,000 victory in front of a capacity crowd at the North Wilkesboro Speedway in August. Kvapil then finished second to Peyton Sellers in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway in September in his first attempt at that historic race.

Lee Pulliam Performance will be bringing two cars to Florence in a couple of weeks. Brandon Pierce will be behind the wheel of Pulliam’s No. 2 machine, and the man known as “Butterbean” Brenden Queen will be piloting his familiar No. 03 car under the Lee Pulliam Performance banner. Queen and Pulliam will be teamed together for all of the 2023 season. 

Queen isn’t the only Langley Speedway driver headed south on I-95 to Florence. Multi-time track champion Mark Wertz, of Chesapeake, Virginia, will also be making the trip south in his familiar No. 55.

Sam Yarbrough has been a fixture in South Carolina Late Model racing for quite a few years at this point. The three-time Myrtle Beach Speedway track champion has one victory in the Myrtle Beach 400, which preceded the South Carolina 400 before Myrtle Beach closed. Yarbrough finished third in the 2020 edition of the South Carolina 400.

Katie Hettinger had a breakout season at North Carolina’s Hickory Motor Speedway this year with the 15-year-old Michigan native scoring multiple wins at “The birthplace of the NASCAR Stars.” Hettinger will look to end her 2022 season on a high note with a strong run at the South Carolina 400. 

Troutman, North Carolina’s Kaden Honeycutt is another driver looking to end his season with another strong run. Honeycutt led laps en route to a fifth-place finish in this year’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway. Honeycutt has also been making his name known on the bigger stage, making multiple NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series starts this season.

South Carolina 400 Entry List

00Bobbie Tumbelston IIICameron, South Carolina
95Jacob HeafnerDallas, North Carolina
16Kade BrownDenver, North Carolina
55Mark WertzChesapeake, Virginia
8Carson KvapilMooresville, North Carolina
98Cody KelleyHartsville, South Carolina
07Averitt LucasManning, South Carolina
2Brandon PierceOak Ridge, North Carolina
88Doug BarnesForest Hill, Maryland
1Trent BarnesForest Hill, Maryland
5Bryant BarnhillConway, South Carolina
18Anthony AdamsSimpsonville, South Carolina
21Matt LinkerMt. Pleasant, North Carolina
51Matt CoxLongs, South Carolina
7Jason KitzmillerClaremont, North Carolina
44Justin WhitakerBurlington, North Carolina
02Justin MillikenShallotte, North Carolina
11Blaise BrinkleySanford, North Carolina
7Tristan McKeeWilliamsburg, Virginia
5Casey KelleyHartsville, South Carolina
4Travis TruettConway, South Carolina
03Brendan QueenChesapeake, Virginia
70Jeremy McDowellConway, South Carolina
28Ryan GlenskiMooresville, North Carolina
94Jamie WeatherfordDarlington, South Carolina
15Ryan MillingtonStatesville, North Carolina
19wKyle WoodMoseley, Virginia
41Whitney MeggsRiegelwood, North Carolina

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3Dale Earnhardt Jr.Mooresville, North Carolina
63Chris ThrockmortonMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
18Davis RobertsN/A
9Ashton HigginsWeaverville, North Carolina
10Kaden HoneycuttTroutman, North Carolina
95Sam YarbroughMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
1Jamie YorkN/A
99Austin SomeroLandrum, South Carolina
13Bobby JuneDarlington, South Carolina
32Zack MiracleIndian Trail, North Carolina
9Riley GentryEasley, South Carolina
47Ryley MusicNorfolk, Virginia
44Connor JonesN/A
60RA BrownChapin, South Carolina
71Katie HettingerConover, North Carolina
44Justin WhitakerBurlington, North Carolina
50Ross "Boo Boo" DaltonGreensboro, North Carolina