Preliminary entry lists for this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season openers at Daytona International Speedway have been released.
Xfinity – Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 (5 p.m. ET Saturday on FS1)
Forty-five cars are entered for this race.
In the most recent Xfinity race on the oval at Daytona last August, Kaulig Racing’s Justin Haley was victorious after teammates AJ Allmendinger and Ross Chastain wrecked while racing for the lead on the last lap. Allmendinger has returned to full-time status in Xfinity, while Chastain has moved to Cup for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Trucks – NextEra Energy 250 (7:30 p.m. ET Friday on FS1)
Forty-six trucks are entered.
Grant Enfinger edged independent driver/owner Jordan Anderson by .010 of a second to win last year’s season opener. Enfinger is making his first of a planned 12 starts this season in the No. 98 ThorSport Racing entry, which he’ll share with Christian Eckes.
Brett Moffitt, who made last year’s Championship 4 for GMS Racing, has moved to Niece Motorsports’ No. 45 Chevrolet. He will run the full Truck schedule for Niece, as well as the full Xfinity schedule for Our Motorsports (he is only earning Truck points).