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Entry List: Mid-Ohio Challenge

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to its second road course event of the season this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

As of Monday, there are 40 cars entered, meaning all will make the race, barring any entry list updates.

Sam Hornish, Jr. returns behind the wheel of the No. 2 for Richard Childress Racing. He drove this car two weeks ago at Iowa Speedway and finished sixth. He has two career starts at Mid-Ohio, with his best finish of third coming in 2013. He captured the pole in his last start at the course two years ago, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Ryan Blaney is the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular entered in this weekend’s race. He will pilot the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford for Team Penske. The Sprint Cup rookie has never competed at Mid-Ohio. He has one career road course start in the series, when he ran at Road America in 2015 and finished second.

Nelson Piquet, Jr. returns to NASCAR this weekend for the first time since competing at Watkins Glen International in the Sprint Cup Series in 2014. He will drive the No. 98 car on Saturday afternoon. The Brazilian last competed full-time in 2013 for the XFINITY Series championship. In his one career start at Mid-Ohio three years ago, he finished 27th after crashing.

Race weekend begins on Friday with two practice sessions, the first at 9 a.m. and final at 11:30 a.m., followed by qualifying at 6:15 p.m. (all times ET). The Mid-Ohio Challenge will take place Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the USA Network.

Car No.DriverSponsorManufacturerOwner
0Garrett Smithleyteamjdmotorsports.comChevyGary Cogswell
01Ryan Preeceteamjdmotorsports.comChevyJohnny Davis
1Elliott SadlerOneMainChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
2Sam Hornish JrRheemChevyRichard Childress
3Ty DillonWESCOChevyRichard Childress
4Ross Chastainteamjdmotorsports.comChevyGary Keller
6Darrell Wallace JrRoush PerformanceFordJack Roush
7Justin AllgaierBRANDTChevyKelley Earnhardt-Miller
07Ray Black JrScuba LifeChevyBobby Dotter
10Jeff GreenTBDToyotaMark Smith
11Blake KochLeafFilter Gutter ProtectionChevyMatt Kaulig
13Tim CowenTBDFordDanielle Long
14Tomy DrissiTBDToyotaMark Smith
15Stanton BarrettLilly TruckingFordRick Ware
16Ryan ReedLilly Diabetes / American Diabetes AssociationFordJack Roush
18TBATBDToyotaJ D Gibbs
19Daniel SuarezARRISToyotaJoe Gibbs
20Erik JonesDeWaltToyotaJoe Gibbs
22Ryan Blaney(i)Discount TireFordRoger Penske
25Ryan EllisRWRChevyRick Ware
28Dakoda ArmstrongWinfield Be GreaterToyotaJames Whitener
33Brandon JonesJeld-Wen / MenardsChevyRichard Childress
39Ryan SiegRSS RacingChevyRod Sieg
40Carl LongTBDDodgeDanielle Long
42Justin MarksKaterraChevyChip Ganassi
44J J YeleyZachryToyotaMark Smith
48Brennan PooleDC SolarChevyChip Ganassi
51Jeremy ClementsRepairableVehicles.comChevyTony Clements
52Joey GaseTBDChevyJimmy Means
62Brendan GaughanSouth PointChevyRichard Childress
70Derrike CopeE-hydrate / Sammi’s BestChevyMary Louise Miller
74TBATBDDodgeMike Harmon
77TBAVroomBrandsChevyVictor Obaika
78B J McLeodTBDFordB J Mcleod
88Kenny HabulSunEnergy1ChevyRick Hendrick
89Morgan ShepherdTBDChevyCindy Shepherd
90Mario GosselinTBDChevyMichelle Gosselin
93David StarrMassimo MotorsChevyPamela Sieg
97TBAVroomBrandsChevyVictor Obaika
98Nelson Piquet JrCarroll Shelby Engine Co.FordFred Biagi

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