The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ push to the playoffs continues on the yard of bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Six races remain before 12 drivers compete for the 2021 NXS championship.
Forty-four drivers are entered for 40 spots as qualifying returns to this weekend to set the lineup.
Spencer Pumpelly is set to attempt his third start of the year in the No. 0 ForeverLawn Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.
After making his NASCAR Cup debut at Road America in July, Ryan Eversley will also attempt the race for JDM in what would be his Xfinity debut. Eversley will pilot the No. 6 Chevrolet.
Rick Ware Racing Cup regular Josh Bilicki will climb behind the wheel of the No. 07 CNC Swiss Inc Chevrolet for SS Green Light Racing in his third appearance of the season.
Veteran driver Stephen Leicht returns for his fourth attempt of the season for MBM Motorsports in the No. 13 JaniKing Toyota. MBM will also field the Nos. 42 and 66 for Giorgio Maggi and Matt Jaskol.
Mike Skeen is set to make his first series start since 2018 in JDM’s No. 15 Chevrolet.
For the first time, Sam Hunt Racing will attempt to field two cars this weekend, with Will Rodgers in the No. 24 GoodRX/RaceToEndHepC Toyota and Kris Wright in the No. 26 iHeart Radio Toyota.
NTT IndyCar Series driver Sage Karam will attempt to make his NASCAR debut and become the sixth different driver to pilot the No. 31 Montage Mountain Chevrolet for Jordan Anderson Racing in 2021.
Reaume Brothers Racing fields its own car this weekend with 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Loris Hezemans attempting the start in the No. 33 Toyota.
Austin Hill is scheduled to attempt his third start of the year in Hattori Racing Enterprises’ No. 61 Aisin Toyota.
Kyle Tilley moves to BJ McLeod Motorsports’ No. 5, Andy Lally will pilot the No. 78 Chevrolet and two-time Xfinity champion and 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick is back for his third appearance of the season in the No. 99 Unibet Chevrolet for BJMM.
2021 Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard
The Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard is scheduled to commence Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
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If Harvick wins in a SHR car will there be whining and hating like there is for Kyle Busch?