Everything You Need to Know About the South Carolina 400

Entry list, previous winners and event format for this weekend at Florence.


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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the headline attraction but an increased purse throughout the field for the South Carolina 400 at Florence Motor Speedway has attracted an incredibly diverse and robust entry list for the third-year autumn classic.

For starters, the South Carolina 400 is the spiritual successor to the Myrtle Beach 400.

The marquee event at Myrtle Beach Speedway was moved an hour inland when the track was sold to redevelopers three years ago and its final promotional group moving their events to Florence Motor Speedway instead.

There are 57 cars on the entry list, a reflection of an increased purse, not only for the winner but throughout the field as well. The winner will earn $12,000 with $4,000 going to the runner-up but a majority of those gains can be found 14th on back.

The race pays at least $1400 to start and escalates up to $1650 up to 14th.

The event was won by Ty Majeski in its first two seasons, but Chad Bryant Racing has Mason Diaz in the No. 77 instead so there will be a new winner this year as a result.

Joining Earnhardt at JR Motorsports for this event will be reigning CARS Tour champion Carson Kvapil. Josh Berry will serve as crew chief for Earnhardt as he did in August at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Lee Pulliam Performance will bring its 2023 duo to Florence in Brenden Queen and the returning Brandon Pierce.

Other regional or track champions included on the entry list includes Super Late Model champion Matt Craig, Langley Speedway champion Mark Wertz and Hickory Motor Speedway champion Landon Huffman.


The 200-lap South Carolina 400 will be divided into three stages.

Each of the first two stages will run 75 laps, and a 50-lap shootout will determine the winner of the event. The final stage is named in honor of former Myrtle Beach competitor Terry Evans, who tragically passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2017.


The South Carolina 400 will utilize a European style time trials format with groups of four for three laps. The first round will lock in the 20 fastest cars. The second round will lock in the 10 fastest cars. The third round will lock in the 10 fastest cars


Much like Myrtle Beach, Florence has an extremely abrasive racing surface but is four-tenths of a mile compared to the .538-mile short track on the grandstrand. As a result, when the field inevitably rides around to save tires early in the race, it will look like Daytona or Talladega style pack racing but on a bullring short track. Inevitably, there will be a driver that gets antsy in the pursuit of track position and risks causing a big crash with so many cars packed together. For the final stage, everyone will go full-send and the results will be dictated by who saved the best.

A love letter to this style of racing can be found here.

The complete race schedule can be found here and it will air on FloRacing.


  • Jody Ridley
  • Gary St. Amant
  • Freddie Query
  • Jay Fogleman
  • David Blankenship
  • Stephen Grimes
  • Scott Riggs
  • Greg Edwards
  • Robert Powell
  • Robert Powell
  • Timothy Peters
  • Frank Deiny, Jr.
  • Frank Deiny, Jr.
  • Frank Deiny, Jr.
  • Sam Yarbrough
  • Jamey Caudill
  • Lucas Ransone
  • Frank Deiny, Jr.
  • Garrett Campbell
  • Anthony Anders
  • Lee Pulliam
  • Travis Swaim
  • Myatt Snider
  • Christian Eckes
  • Josh Berry
  • Chad McCumbee
  • Will Burns


  • Ty Majeski
  • Ty Majeski


CarDriverHometownTeam Owner
00Bobbie Tumbleston IIICameron, SCN/A
02Justin MillikenShallote, NCMilliken Racing
03Brenden ‘Butterbean’ QueenChesapeake, VALee Pulliam Performance
07Averitt LucasManning, SCLucas Racing
0Landon PembeltonAmelia, VALandon Pembelton Racing
1Trent BarnesForest Hill, MDBarnes Racing
1Andrew GradyYoungsville, NCMike Darne Racing
1Jamie YorkReidsville, NCN/A
2Brandon PierceOak Ridge, NCLee Pulliam Performance
3Dale Earnhardt Jr.Mooresville, NCJR Motorsports
4Adam ResnickSurf City, NCYeoman Racing
5Bryant BarnhillConway, SCBarnhill Motorsports
5Dexter Canipe Jr.Conover, NC3D Motorsports
5Casey KelleyHartsville, SCKelley Racing
7Jason KitzmillerClaremont, NC3D Motorsports
7Tristan McKeeWilliamsburg, VAInternational Trading Racing
8Carson KvapilMooresville, NCJR Motorsports
9Riley GentryEasley, SCRiley Gentry Racing
9Ashton HigginsWeaverville, NCALH Motorsports
10Kaden HoneycuttTroutman, NCR&S Race Cars
11Blaise BrinkleySanford, NCBrad Brinkley Racing
13Bobby JuneDarlington, SCJune Motorsports
15Ryan MillingtonStatesville, NCLeisure Tyme Racing Team
16Kade BrownDenver, NCAK Performance
18Anthony AdamsSimpsonville, SCAdams Racing
18David RobertsSimpsonsville, SCN/A
19wKyle WoodMoseley, VARamco Motorsports
21Tim AllensworthBladenboro, NCAllensworth Racing
21Jimmy WallaceLexington, NCTutterow Racing
28Ryan GlenskiMooresville, NCRG Racing
32Zack MiracleIndian Trail, NCMiracle Motorsports
41Whitney MeggsRiegelwood, NCHawk McCall Motorsports
44Conner JonesFredericksburg, VAR&S Race Cars
44Justin WhitakerBurlington, NCBe Aggressive Racing
47Ryley MusicNorfolk, VARyley Music Racing
50‘Boo Boo’ DaltonGreensboro, NCRoss Dalton Racing
51Matt CoxLongs, SCMcCumbee Elliott Racing
52Jordan StillwellKannapolis, NCStillwell Racing
54Matt CraigConcord, NCR&S Race Cars
55Isabella RobustoMooresville, NCLee Faulk Racing
55Mark WertzChesapeake, VAMark Wertz Racing
59Heath CauseySnow Camp, NCN/A
60R.A. BrownChapin, SCBrown Racing
61Justin HicksThomasville, NCHicks Motorsports, MDR
63Chris ThrockmortonMyrtle Beach, SCThrockstar Motorsports
70Jeremy McDowellConway, SCRicks-McDowell Racing
71Katie HettingerConniver, NCMatt Piercy Racing
75Landon HuffmanClaremont, NCJason Smith Racing
77Mason DiazVale, NCChad Bryant Racing
88Doug Barnes Jr.Forest Hill, MDBarnes Racing
94Jamie WeatherfordDarlington, SCJWR
95Jacob HeafnerDallas, NCCarroll Speedshop
95Sam YarbroughMyrtle Beach, SCMcCumbee Elliott Racing
98Cody KelleyHartsville, SCAK Performance
99Austin SomeroLandrum, SCSomero Motorsports
170Dylan ‘Mamba’ SmithHuntersville, NCLee Faulk Racing
T2Travis TruettConway, SCTruett Racing