The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL this weekend for the second playoff race of the 2019 season.
Chase Briscoe is the defending winner of the road course race, and 38 cars are entered for this year’s event, meaning all will qualify, barring any entry list changes.
Ryan Truex returns to JR Motorsports’ No. 8, this time with sponsorship from Marquis Spas. He’s scored three top-10 finishes in four starts this year, coming home second at ISM Raceway in his best performance.
A.J. Allmendinger is back behind the wheel of Kaulig Racing’s No. 10, having come close to winning several road course races this year with a best finish of third at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Harrison Burton will make his fifth start in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing this year. He finished sixth last weekend at Richmond Raceway and has three top 10s in 2019.
Bayley Currey returns to the Xfinity Series for the first time since completing the Road to Recovery program, driving Ryan Sieg Racing’s No. 38.
JD Motorsports will field WeatherTech Series driver Lawson Aschenbach in his second start of the year, this time in the No. 0. He finished 28th at Mid-Ohio in the team’s No. 4 car.
BJ McLeod Motorsports has Cody Ware behind the wheel of itsNo. 99 for the third time in 2019, while JJ Yeley will drive the team’s No. 78 for the second straight week.
Brandonbilt Motorsports has a new look for the weekend, with mainstay Brandon Brown driving the No. 68 this time around. Will Rodgers makes his third career series start (and third of the year) for the team, having also run Iowa Speedway and Mid-Ohio this year.
Preston Pardus makes his second career start this weekend; he’ll be behind the wheel of Pardus Racing’s No. 43, having finished 36th at Road America.
The 2019 Drive for the Cure 250 will get underway at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.
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