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NASCAR’s preliminary entry lists for Sonoma, Iowa

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NASCAR heads back out west this week as the Cup Series gears up for its first road course race of the year at Sonoma Raceway, which marks the halfway point of the season.

Meanwhile, the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series go to Iowa Speedway for the first time this season.

Here’s the entry lists for all three races.

Cup – Toyota/Save Mart 350

There are 38 cars on the entry list and they include four drivers who are making their Cup debuts.

Richard Petty Motorsports announced that sports car driver Billy Johnson will drive the No. 43.

Israeli-born driver Alon Day will make his debut in the No. 23 Toyota for BK Racing. Tommy Regan will drive the No. 15 Toyota for Premium Motorsports. Josh Bilick will drive the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing. He replaces Cody Ware who is out indefinitely with back issues.

Last year, Tony Stewart won his 49th and final Cup race after swapping the lead twice with Denny Hamlin on the last lap, including passing Hamlin in the final turn.

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Xfinity –  American Ethanol E15 

There are 41 cars on the entry list, meaning one car will not qualify for the race.

There are no Cup drivers entered into the event.

Sam Hornish Jr. is set to make his first start of the year in Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford.

Joe Gibb Racing will have Kyle Benjamin in its No. 18 Toyota and Christopher Bell in the No. 20.

Ben Kennedy will make his second start for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 2 Chevrolet.

Ty Majeski will make his Xfinity debut driving the No. 60 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing.

Last year, Hornish led 183 laps and won this race driving the No. 18 for JGR in his first NASCAR start of the year. Erik Jones won the August race.

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Truck – Iowa 200

There are 29 Trucks entered into the race. A full field would be 32 trucks.

The No. 52 truck of Stewart Friesen has withdrawn from the event.

Last year, William Byron won this race, his third of the year, after leading 107 laps.

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NASCAR’s entry lists for Pocono, Texas

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All three of NASCAR’s national series are in action this weekend but they will be racing in two different parts of the country.

The Cup and Xfinity Series go to Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, while the Camping World Truck Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for each race.

Cup Series – Axalta presents the Pocono 400

There are 39 cars on the entry list for this race. Richard Petty Motorsports announced Monday Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive its No. 43 Ford in place of the injured Aric Almirola. It will be Wallace’s Cup Series debut.

Corey LaJoie will be back in the No. 83 Toyota for BK Racing after Ryan Sieg drove it at Dover.

Last year, Kurt Busch won this race after leading the final 32 laps and successfully managing his fuel mileage. Chris Buescher won the August race when it was cut short by 22 laps due to fog.

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Xfinity – Pocono Green 250

There are 41 cars on the entry list for this race, meaning one car will not qualify for the race. Cup drivers in the race include Paul Menard, Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson.

Last year, Larson won this race after it was shortened by rain at Lap 53. Larson led 27 laps before the skies opened up.

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Trucks – Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway

There are only 27 Truck entered into this race. A full field would be 32 trucks. This would be the first race this year without a full field.

The No. 99 Chevrolet for MDM Motorsports will be driven by former Red Horse Racing driver Timothy Peters. The No. 63 Chevrolet does not have a driver attached to it yet.

Last year, William Byron won his second of a rookie record seven races after leading six of the last 40 laps and fending off Rico Abreu.

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NASCAR’s entry lists for Dover International Speedway

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For the first time since February, all three of NASCAR’s national series will be at the same track this weekend. The Cup, Xfinity and Truck Series travel to Dover, Delaware, to race at the “Monster Mile.”

The Cup Series competes in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism, Xfinity teams gear up for the OneMain Financial 200 and the Truck Series starts things with off with the Bar Harbor 200.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for each race.

Cup Series – AAA 400

There are 39 cars on the entry list for this race.

The final blank driver entry was filled Wednesday when Richard Petty Motorsports announced Regan Smith will once again be behind the wheel of the No. 43 Ford, substituting for the injured Aric Almirola. This will be the third race that Smith has driven for Almirola, having also piloted the No. 43 in the All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600.

Ross Chastain, a Xfinity Series regular, will make his Cup Series debut driving the No. 15 Chevrolet for Premium Motorsports.

Ryan Sieg will also make his Cup debut driving the No. 83 for BK Racing.

In this race last year, Matt Kenseth won after a battle with Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott in the closing laps. Last fall, Martin Truex Jr. led 187 laps on the way to winning the Dover playoff race. It was his third win in six races.

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Xfinity – OneMain Financial 200

There is a full field of 40 cars entered into the race, including six Cup drivers: Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and Erik Jones.

The only driver not announced is for the No. 93 Chevrolet owned by RSS Racing.

Last year, Erik Jones won this race after leading 76 laps in the main event. Daniel Suarez won the fall race.

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Truck Series – Bar Harbor 200

There are 32 Trucks on the entry list. None will be driven by Cup regulars.

Todd Gilliland is entered into his first career Truck race driving the No. 46 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Harrison Burton will make his second Truck start of the season in the No. 51 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

There are two trucks without drivers attached: the No. 97 Toyota and the No. 12 Chevrolet. Two other seats that had been unfilled now have drivers: the No. 63 Chevrolet (Todd Peck) and the No. 36 Chevrolet (Camden Murphy).

Matt Crafton won this race last year for his first win at the “Monster Mile.”

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NASCAR’s entry lists for Coke 600, Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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NASCAR’s 10-day home stand continues this weekend with the Cup and Xfinity Series in action at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Cup Series gears up for its longest race in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 and the Xfinity Series competes in Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300.

Here are the entry lists for each race.

Cup – Coca-Cola 600

Forty cars are entered into the longest race of the year.

Carl Long has withdrawn from the race.

Last year, Martin Truex Jr. won the Coke 600 from the pole after leading 392 of 400 laps around the 1.5-mile track.

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Xfinity – Hisense 4K TV 300

Of the 42 cars on the entry list for this race, six are Cup drivers: Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.

Ben Kennedy will attempt to make his first start of the year for GMS Racing in the No. 96 Chevrolet.

Last year, Hamlin won this race after a last-lap pass of Joey Logano, who went on to win the fall race at Charlotte.

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NASCAR’s entry lists for Kansas Speedway

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NASCAR heads to America’s heartland this weekend as the Cup and Camping World Truck Series make the haul to Kansas Speedway.

Cup teams will compete in the Go Bowling 400 while the Truck Series ends its second long hiatus of the year with the Toyota Tundra 250.

Here are the entry lists for both races.

Cup – Go Bowling 400

A full field of 40 cars are entered into the race for just the fourth time this year — and the first time in consecutive races.

There is no driver attached to the No. 66 Chevrolet owned by Motorsports Business Management.

Last year, Kyle Busch won this race for his third victory of the season. His opportunity to win was created by a parts failure during a pit stop for Martin Truex Jr., who led 172 laps from the pole.

Kevin Harvick won the fall race after leading 76 laps, including the final 30.

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Trucks – Toyota Tundra 250

There are 31 entries so far for the fourth Truck race of the season. A full field is 32 trucks.

Kyle Busch is the only Cup driver entered into the race. It is his second Truck start of the year.

Four trucks do not have drivers listed – the No. 02 Chevrolet, the No. 44 Chevrolet, No. 50 Chevrolet and the No. 63 Chevrolet.

Last year, William Byron won his first of a rookie record seven races thanks to a last-lap crash involving Johnny Sauter and Ben Rhodes.

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