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Entry List: Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons

For the XFINITY Series’ Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons, there are 41 cars currently entered.  As is the case, there are a few driver changes of note.

Shane Lee returns to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet, replacing Ty Dillon.  While Lee has never raced in the XFINITY Series at Pocono, he does have four ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts at the scalene triangle.  His best finish is a fourth for Win-Tron Racing in 2016.

Paul Menard will drive the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske Saturday in place of last year’s Pocono Green 250 winner, Brad Keselowski.  It will be his first XFINITY race with the Penske organization.  Sponsorship will be provided by LTi Printing.

Chase Briscoe returns to Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 in place of Ty Majeski.  Briscoe has started six of the 11 races so far this season with a best finish of 11th.  That finish has been achieved twice, last weekend at Charlotte in the Stewart-Haas/Biagi-DenBeste No. 98 and in the Roush Fenway No. 60 at Texas.

Matt Mills returns to JD Motorsports’ No. 15 Chevrolet, replacing Joe Nemechek.  Mills has made two starts this season in the No. 15 with a best finish of 37th at Fontana.  He also failed to qualify the car at Texas.

A total of three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars are entered this week.  In addition to Menard, Kyle Busch will be back in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18, while Chase Elliott will continue to fill-in for the suspended Spencer Gallagher in GMS Racing’s No. 23 Chevrolet.


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