The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Elkhart Lake, Wis., for the Henry 180 at Road America this weekend.
Qualifying will send three drivers home, as 41 cars are entered for 38 spots, barring any entry list changes.
Joe Graf Jr. steps into the No. 5 Bucked Up Energy Ford for BJ McLeod Motorsports.
NASCAR Cup Series driver Ty Dillon is entered with JD Motorsports in the No. 6 Chevrolet. Dillon will attempt to make his first Xfinity start since the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL last October.
Fellow Cup driver Cole Custer will also look to join Dillon in the field with SS Green Light Racing in the No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Ford. Custer has made two starts this season, winning his first attempt at Auto Club Speedway.
Road course veteran Andy Lally jumps into the other SSGLR car, the No. 08 Special report with Bret Baier Ford.
Hendrick Motorsports will field its first Xfinity car since 2009 this weekend. Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson will debut the first of three scheduled Xfinity attempts for HMS in the No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet.
ARCA Menards Series East points leader Sammy Smith looks to make his Xfinity debut with Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 18 Allstate Peterbilt Toyota.
John Hunter Nemechek hops back into the No. 26 Stillhouse Toyota for Sam Hunt Racing. Nemechek last competed at Darlington Raceway in May.
Patrick Gallagher attempts to make his second start of the season in the No. 38 Belle Haven Ford for RSS Racing. Gallagher drove the No. 28 for the team at Circuit of the Americas.
Alpha Prime Racing brings Josh Bilicki and Sage Karam on board to make the race with their cars this weekend. Bilicki will pilot the No. 44 Gravely Chevrolet while Karam will steer the No. 45 Rich Mar/Green Line Automotive Chevrolet.
JR Motorsports will field a fifth car this weekend for Miguel Paludo, the No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet.
UPDATE: Emerling-Gase Motorsports has filled in the TBA on the entry list. Chris Dyson will attempt to make his second career Xfinity Series in the No. 35 Chevrolet this weekend with sponsorship from Concord American Flagpole. Dyson comes from the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli, where he competes in the TA class. He is the defending TA champion and current point leader. In a piece on Trans-Am’s website posted Wednesday, Dyson credited Lally for recommending him to Emerling-Gase Motorsports.
Drivers will tackle the road course on Saturday, July 2 at 2:30 p.m. ET on the USA Network.
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