The first visit to a road course in 2021 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series features an entry list of 44 cars that hope to tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course on Saturday, Feb. 20.
With no qualifying currently scheduled for the event, four will miss the race, barring any entry list changes. NASCAR has not officially confirmed which teams cannot make the trek to Daytona.
Miguel Paludo returns to the Xfinity Series in JR Motorsports’ No. 8. It will be his first series start since 2012.
The No. 13 for MBM Motorsports is currently listed without a driver but is expected to be David Starr.
Cody Ware returns for his second straight start in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 17.
The No. 23, fielded in a partnership between RSS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing, is currently listed without a driver but is expected to be Natalie Decker in her NXS debut.
Kris Wright is entered in Sam Hunt Racing’s No. 26. It would be Wright’s series debut.
After missing the season-opening race, Jade Buford moves into Big Machine Racing Team’s No. 48 for the rest of the season.
Ty Gibbs, Joe’s grandson, will make his series debut in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54.
Stephen Leicht will drive MBM’s No. 61 in his first start of 2021.
After missing Daytona the previous weekend due to the qualifying rainout, Ronnie Bassett Jr. will make a second attempt in the new Bassett Racing No. 77.
Finally, BJ McLeod Motorsports’ No. 99 is currently listed without a driver but is expected to be Josh Bilicki.
The Super Start Batteries 188 will be run Feb. 20 at 5 p.m., with coverage by Fox Sports 1.
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