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Entry List: 2023 XPEL 225

Circuit of the Americas is host to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ first road course race of 2023.

The XPEL 225 features 39 trucks entered, meaning three will fail to qualify, barring any entry list changes.

After first appearing with the team at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kaz Grala is back with TRICON Garage in its No. 1. TRICON also boasts Taylor Gray in its No. 17 for the first time this season; Gray will run the rest of the season.

Spire Motorsports’ No. 7 returns for its second start of 2023 and first since Daytona International Speedway, with NASCAR Cup Series regular Alex Bowman driving.

Nemco Motorsports makes its first series appearance since 2021, entering the No. 8 for Sam LeComte, who will attempt his series debut for the third year in a row.

Open wheel veteran Ed Jones will attempt his Truck debut in Young’s Motorsports’ No. 20.

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Logan Bearden is back for a second straight year at COTA with AM Racing, this time in its No. 22.

On Point Motorsports features Colin Garrett in its No. 30, with Garrett looking to make his first Truck start since 2020.

Reaume Brothers Racing’s No. 34 will have Mason Filippi behind the wheel after Filippi debuted in the series in 2022 for G2G Racing.

Ross Chastain is back in a Niece Motorsports truck, driving the No. 41 after last appearing at Vegas.

G2G’s No. 46 is currently listed as TBA but is expected to feature Dale Quarterley in his own truck.

Kyle Busch joins Bowman and Chastain as Cup interlopers in the event, driving his own No. 51.

Parker Kligerman and Henderson Motorsports return for the first time since Daytona with the No. 75.

Truck COTA Entry List

The XPEL 225 is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m., with TV coverage from FOX Sports 1.

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