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Entry List: 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race

The moment has arrived. Four NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers will compete for the ultimate goal of a championship at Phoenix Raceway.

Defending champion Austin Cindric will compete for his second consecutive title, while AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric, and Noah Gragson are seeking their maiden championship.

With practice and qualifying returning for the season finale, 42 cars will attempt to qualify to make the race.

Stephen Leicht returns to the series for the first time since Richmond Raceway in September. Leicht will make an attempt in the No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota.

Our Motorsports brings Blaine Perkins back after his last start at Talladega Superspeedway. The Bakersfield, Calif. native will drive the No. 23 Raceline Chevrolet.

Dylan Lupton appears with Sam Hunt Racing for the fourth time this season, driving the No. 26 Marques General Engineering Toyota.

Open-wheel driver Sage Karam continues to garner stock car experience as he will attempt a start in Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet.

Ryan Sieg Racing will attempt to qualify two cars into the race this weekend. Ryan Sieg trades in his normal No. 39 Chevrolet for the No. 38 while his brother Kyle Sieg will drive the No. 39 for RSR in his second career Xfinity start.

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After winning at Texas Motor Speedway in his last start, John Hunter Nemechek returns to the No. 54 Mobil 1 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Timmy Hill will step into Hattori Racing Enterprises car to attempt to qualify the No. 61 Toyota.

Colonial Heights, Va. native Gray Gaulding is back in the No. 74 Beard Vet Coffee Chevrolet for the third time after making his other 16 starts for Means Motorsports.

Spencer Boyd is in the No. 90 of DGM Racing.

2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed will make his fourth career start and his season debut. Creed will pilot the No. 78 Global Industries Toyota for BJ McLeod Motorsports.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race Entry List

Drivers will see the green flag one more time in 2021 on Nov. 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

About the author

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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