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Entry List: 2021 Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

The NASCAR Cup Series will have to unravel the challenges of back-to-back road course events as it heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

It is the first time since NASCAR hit the track in 1994 that the Cup race will not be held on the oval layout.

Thirty-nine cars are set to take the green flag this weekend, guaranteeing each team a spot, barring any late changes.

AJ Allmendinger returns to the series for his fourth start of the year, representing Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 LeafFilter Chevrolet. Allmendinger has recorded two top 10s in three starts in 2021.

Austin Cindric will make his seventh and final Cup start of the season in the No. 33 MoneyLion Ford for Team Penske.

Kyle Tilley is scheduled to make his fourth start, second consecutive, behind the wheel of the No. 78 Blacktop Mojo Ford for Live Fast Motorsports.

A driver has not yet been announced for Rick Ware Racing’s No. 53.

2021 Verizon 200 Entry List 

Drivers will cross the yard of bricks in the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Luken Glover arrived on the Frontstretch scene in 2020. He has been an avid NASCAR fan for the majority of his life, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who used to help former team owner Junie Donlavey in his garage. Glover covers news for the site and took over "The Underdog House" column in 2021. In addition to being a college junior, his hobbies include volunteering at church, playing basketball and tennis, racing go-karts, and helping at his high school alma mater.

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