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Entry List: Circle K Firecracker 250

In the second of a 15-week stretch for the NASCAR Xfinity Series without a break, the NASCAR secondary series return to the track where it started the season: Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona is the home of the Circle K Firecracker 250, and the preliminary entry list has 42 teams trying to make the 38-car field, meaning four will go home, barring any entry list changes.

Sheldon Creed, a regular in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, will make his first start in the Xfinity Series since 2017, driving the No. 8 car for JR Motorsports.

AJAllmendinger will also make his first start of the season, piloting the No. 10 for Kaulig Racing. Kaulig is fielding three cars for this weekend’s race for the first time in its history, as Ross Chastain will drive the No. 16.

Riley Herbst will drive the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Joe Graf Jr will attempt his second start of the season, driving the No. 21 for Richard Childress Racing.

For the first time since 2015, Hattori Racing Enterprises will field an entry in the Xfinity series, as Truck Series contender Austin Hill will drive the No. 61 car.

Cody Ware will also drive on Friday night, piloting the No. 99 for BJ McLeod Motorsports.

Circle K Firecracker 250 ENTRY LIST

The Circle K Firecracker 250 is scheduled for July 5, with the green flag at approximately 7:48 p.m. ET. Practices for the race begin July 4, followed by qualifying on July 5. NBC Sports Network will carry the race.

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