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Entry List: 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race & Open

With $1 million on the line, the NASCAR Cup Series drivers are headed to the Lone Star State for the Cup Series All-Star Race weekend.

Texas Motor Speedway will host the all-star race for the first time. Seventeen drivers are already locked into the All-Star Race, and four other drivers will advance into it; three drivers will race their way into it via the All-Star Open, and another driver will make it via the fan vote.

All Cup Series winners from 2020 and 2021 clinched an All-Star berth.

Twenty-two drivers are competing for the four remaining entries into the All-Star Race, with all chartered teams were required to participate.

Reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric will pilot the No. 33 Team Penske Ford in an attempt to give the organization four All-Stars.

James Davison and Garrett Smithley comprise the Rick Ware Racing Nos. 15 and 53.

Team co-owner BJ McLeod will wheel the No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Ford.

Xfinity Series regular Justin Haley will attempt to make the All-Star Race for the second straight year driving the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet.

MBM Motorsports will field two entries in the all-star open, the first time the team has entered two drivers since it attempted to make the season-opening Daytona 500. David Starr will drive the No. 13 and Timmy Hill will drive the No. 66.

Notably absent from the all-star open entry list is Ryan Preece, who has competed full time this year in an unchartered No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet.

Cup All-Star Race Entry List | All-Star Open Entry List

The All-Star Open will take place on Sunday, June 13 at 6 p.m. ET, with TV coverage provided by Fox Sports 1. The All-Star Race will then take place afterward at 8 p.m. ET, with TV coverage also provided by FS1.

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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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