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Entry lists for NASCAR at Michigan, Mid-Ohio (Updated)

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All three of NASCAR’s national series will be in action this weekend, but they will be in neighboring states.

Monster Energy Cup and Camping World Truck Series teams will race at Michigan International Speedway. Meanwhile, the Xfinity Series takes part in it second road course race of the season at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for all three races.

Cup – Pure Michigan 400

There are 39 cars on the entry list for the race. No driver is attached to the No. 51 Chevrolet owned by Rick Ware Racing.

Brett Moffitt will be in BK Racing’s No. 83 Toyota for his second start of the year.

Last year Kyle Larson claimed his first career win in this race after leading the final 10 laps following a late restart.

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Xfinity – Mid-Ohio Challenge

There are 42 cars entered into the fifth annual Xfinity race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

No Cup regulars are entered.

Defending race-winner Justin Marks will make his first start of the year in the No. 42 Chevrolet owned by Chip Ganassi Racing.

Regan Smith, the 2015 Mid-Ohio winner, will drive Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota in his first start of the year. James Davison will drive JGR’s No. 20 Toyota.

Sam Hornish Jr. will drive Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford and Scott Lagasse Jr. will pilot Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet.

Sheldon Creed will drive JD Motorsports No. 01 Chevrolet usually piloted by Harrison Rhodes.

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Truck – LTI Printing 200

There are 30 trucks entered into the race, including Kyle Busch in the No. 54 Toyota.

Joe Nemechek is entered in the No. 87 Chevrolet. It’s the eighth race he has been entered.

The No. 57 truck will be driven by Mike Senica and the No. 99 truck will be driven by Darrell Wallace Jr. in his first series start since 2014.

Last year Brett Moffitt earned his first national NASCAR win with a last-lap pass of teammate Timothy Peters coming to the checkered flag.

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Brett Moffitt joins BK Racing for next two Cup Series races

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Brett Moffitt will make his return to the NASCAR Cup Series as he joins BK Racing for the next two Cup races.

Moffitt will step into the No. 83 Toyota this weekend at Watkins Glen International and at Michigan International Speedway.

The 2015 Cup Rookie of the Year, Moffitt will make his first start in the series since the 2015 finale. Moffitt enters the cockpit a week after he made his first Xfinity start of the year at Iowa Speedway, finishing 11th in the No. 96 owned by GMS Racing.

Moffitt began his year by competing in five Camping World Truck Series races with Red Horse Racing before the team shut down.

“I’m very excited to be back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car for the next two weekends, and I can’t thank BK Racing and JAS Expedited Trucking enough for making it happen,” Moffitt said in a press release. “I have only raced Watkins Glen once in a K&N car, but it was a great race and I finished third. I can’t wait to race the Glen in the No. 83 Toyota Camry this weekend and Michigan next week.”

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Moffitt’s return to Michigan comes a year after he won his first national NASCAR race at the track, taking Red Horse Racing’s No. 11 truck to victory lane after a last-lap pass of teammate Timothy Peters.

The 24-year-old is the fourth driver to be in the No. 83 the season. Corey LaJoie has been in it for 14 races, Ryan Sieg for four and Stephen Leicht for one. Sieg withdrew from the Brickyard 400 and the No. 83 was not entered at Sonoma.

“I have been watching Brett display his ability to drive at the Cup level for many years,” said Ron Devine, Owner of BK Racing in a press release. “He is a big part of the Toyota family, and we are very excited to have him in our car for the next two races.”

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Texas crash damage forces MDM Motorsports to pull out of Gateway truck race

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MDM Motorsports announced Thursday that it has withdrawn its No. 99 Chevrolet Silverado from Saturday’s Drivin’ For Linemen 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park.

The team issued a media release that its decision is due primarily to the damage the No. 99 incurred in the vicious crash that involved Timothy Peters on the second-to-last lap last Friday at Texas.

While the team has a back-up truck, many of the suspension parts it needs were damaged in the Texas wreck.

“We came back to the shop and spent Monday assessing the damage to the race truck, and more specifically, the racing components,” said MDM competition director Mark McFarland. “While we had a truck at the shop to race in the event of damage at Texas, we were relying on the suspension components to come back in race-able condition.

“That obviously wasn’t the case when the Metabo Chevy spun into the infield grass at Texas and created the conditions for the truck to flip and land on its roof.”

Peters was scheduled to make his second start for MDM at Gateway.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the MDM employees that worked on the truck to ensure the seat was properly mounted for Timothy Peters and for the safety devices that all performed their jobs,” McFarland said. “However, we would be doing a disservice to our sponsors, partners and Timothy this weekend if we showed up with a truck that crew chief Shane Huffman didn’t feel was capable of competing for the win.”

The team plans to return for the next two races on the Truck schedule at Iowa and Kentucky, with Brandon Jones slated to be behind the wheel of the No. 99.

No driver nor sponsor has been named for the truck for the race at Eldora Speedway.

Thursday’s announcement of the Truck Series race pullout will not have any impact on MDM’s participation in Friday’s ARCA race at Michigan International Speedway. The team is fielding three drivers in the event: Brandon Jones, Sheldon Creed and Vinnie Miller.”

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Timothy Peters walks away from wild crash in Truck race

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Timothy Peters walked away from a crash that sent his Camping World Truck airborne before landing upside down at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.

Peters crash came as the leaders took the white flag. The race ended under caution with Christopher Bell winning and rookie Chase Briscoe second.

Peters was in his first race with MDM Motorsports after losing his ride with Red Horse Racing when that team announced it would suspend operations last month because of lack of sponsorship. Peters was sixth in the points at the time.

Coming to the white flag Friday, Austin Wayne Self was racing Johnny Sauter for fifth when Self’s truck got loose and he slid up the track in Turn 4. He bounced off the outside wall and came back across the track and slammed into Peters’ truck, forcing it into the infield grass. Peters’ truck bounced over the grass. The front end got airborne, came back down as the truck spun and then dug into the grass with the left side, sending the truck airborne. It landed upside down.

“I’m fine, sucks really,” Peters told Motor Racing Network after exiting the infield care center.

“It looked like when (Self) got loose and came back down the race track, I anticipated him kind of going back up the track and kind of let off and went back to the throttle and he came back in front of us.

“I’m fine. It’s just a testament to NASCAR and everyone at MDM for building me a safe race truck. The safety crew did a great job getting the truck turned over. They were there Johnny on the spot.”

Peters finished 13th.

 

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Camping World Truck Series driver standings after Friday’s race at Texas

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Johnny Sauter remains atop the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver standings after Friday’s WinstarOnlineGaming.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Race winner Christopher Bell remains in second place, 40 points behind Sauter.

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Matt Crafton is third, 70 points back. Friday’s runner-up, Chase Briscoe, is 81 points behind Sauter and Ben Rhodes is fifth, 90 points back.

Click here for the Truck Series standings after Friday’s race.

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