With four drivers being eliminated following the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, the Round of 8 is set to commence with the EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Eight drivers will look to lock their spot in the championship finale at Phoenix Raceway.
Thirty-nine cars are set to take the green this weekend, meaning all will qualify, barring any entry list changes.
Timmy Hill is set to make his 11th start on the campaign for MBM Motorsports. Instead of driving the No. 66 like he has in his previous 10 starts, Hill will pilot the No. 13 Broken Bow Luxury Cabins Toyota.
Garrett Smithley will drive the No. 15 Ford for Rick Ware Racing this weekend. In what will be his 25th start of the season, it will be Smithley’s second behind the wheel of the No. 15.
After not appearing at the Charlotte ROVAL, Joey Gase is back with Rick Ware Racing in the No. 53 Chevrolet for his 13th start of the year.
In MBM Motorsports’s No. 66 Connectus Ford this week is David Starr. Starr will make his first start since Bristol Motor Speedway last month and only his fifth of the year.
The Fort Worth, TX track is set to host the Cup race on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. on NBC.
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Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.
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