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Entry List: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the second time this season on Friday, July 6.

41 teams are entered this weekend, meaning one team will go home after qualifying.  There are several changes on this week’s entry list.

Among top-tier teams, Shane Lee will be back in the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing this weekend.  Lee has four starts this season, earning a best finish of 12th at Pocono.

Ryan Preece will drive the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. It’s Preece’s first time in the car since he scored a win at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier this season. Austin Cindric will be back in the No. 60 for Roush Fenway Racing after driving for Team Penske last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.

There are only three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series superstars entered in this weekend’s race: Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson.  Blaney will be in the No. 22 for Team Penske, Elliott will be in the No. 23 for GMS Racing a second straight week and Chicagoland winner Larson will be in the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing.

As far as part-time teams, Justin Haley will drive a second GMS Racing entry in the No. 24 car this weekend.  Haley has made one XFINITY start this season which came at Iowa Speedway; he finished 12th.

Opening practice for teams takes place on Thursday, July 5 at 1:05 p.m. ET with coverage on NBCSN.  The green flag waves on Friday, July 6 at approximately 7:48 p.m. ET with coverage on NBCSN.


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Brandon is a 22-year-old from NY and has been a passionate follower of motorsports for 14 years now. He recently graduated from Molloy College on Long Island with a BA in Communications. Working within NASCAR has been a dream for Brandon for a while, and he hopes to be able to live out the dream in the very near future.

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