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Entry List: PowerShares QQQ 300

Update (3:48 p.m.): Stanton Barrett and Chris Cockrum have been added to the entry list, bringing the overall entry count to 48.


Want to know which XFINITY Series drivers are looking for a Daytona victory to punch their way into the series’ new Chase format? Look no further.

NASCAR released the entry list for this weekend’s PowerShares QQQ 300 race at Daytona International Speedway. The list shows 46 drivers are entered for the race, meaning that six teams will be going home following qualifying.

This race will be the first for drivers moving to new teams, including Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier’s debuts with JR Motorsports. Other drivers in new cars include Erik Jones with Joe Gibbs Racing, Dakoda Armstrong with JGL Racing and Brandon Jones with Richard Childress Racing.

Cup drivers attempting the race include Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and Aric Almirola. For Labonte, it will be his first XFINITY Series race since 2008 when he ran five races with Childress. He will run the No. 18 Toyota for Gibbs this weekend.

Eric McClure will drive the No. 0 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports in what might be his final XFINITY start.

Notably missing from the entry list after previous announcements otherwise are the Nos. 15 and 25 of Stanton Barrett and Chris Cockrum, fielded by Rick Ware Racing. It is unknown if the Nos. 15 and 25 will be added to the final list.

Visit this link for the full entry list rundown.

The NXS will start off the 2016 season with three practice sessions on Friday, Feb. 19. Qualifying will take place on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the race beginning at 3:30 p.m. Coverage can be found on FOX Sports 1 and MRN.

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