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Daytona road course entry lists

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NASCAR’s national series will make their debuts on the Daytona road course this weekend. The Cup, Xfinity and Truck events will be held without any practice or qualifying.

NASCAR is prohibiting drivers from competing in more than one series this weekend on the Daytona road course in an effort to get extra track time. NASCAR states that is to make the event fair for everyone.

Sunday’s Cup race will be broadcast on NBC.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for the races at the Daytona road course 

Cup – Go Bowling 235 (3 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC)

Thirty-nine drivers are entered for the race at the Daytona road course.

JJ Yeley is in the No. 27 for Rick Ware Racing.

Joey Gase is in the No. 51 for Petty Ware Racing.

Gray Gaulding is in the No. 53 for Rick Ware Racing.

Brendan Gaughan is in the No. 62 for Beard Motorsports.

Timmy Hill is in the No. 66 for Motorsports Business Management.

Reed Sorenson is in the No. 77 for Spire Motorsports.

Click here for Cup entry list

 

Xfinity – UNOH 188 (3 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)

Thirty-eight cars are entered.

Andy Lally is back in the No. 02 Our Motorsports car after finishing fifth last week at Road America.

AJ Allmendinger, who finished second last week at Road America, is in the No. 16 for Kaulig Racing.

IMSA driver Earl Bamber will make his Xfinity debut this weekend in the No. 21 for Richard Childress Racing.

Brandon Gdovic will make his second start of the season, driving the No. 26 for Sam Hunt Racing.

Click here for Xfinity entry list

 

Truck – Sunoco 159 (Noon ET Sunday on FS1)

Thirty-nine trucks are entered in the race that will be held before the Cup event on Sunday on the Daytona road course.

Alex Tagliani will drive the No. 51 for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Click here for Truck entry list

Sunday Cup race at Michigan: Start time, TV channel, lineup

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The Cup Series completes its weekend doubleheader with Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.

Kevin Harvick seeks to sweep the weekend after his victory Saturday. Michigan native Brad Keselowski, who finished second on Saturday, continues in search of his first career Cup win at his home track.

The top-20 finishers from Saturday’s race will be inverted for the start of the Sunday Cup race at Michigan. That puts Chris Buescher on the pole.

Here’s all the info for the Sunday Cup race at Michigan:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 4:38 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:47 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 8:30 a.m. Drivers report to their cars at 4:20 p.m. The invocation will be given at 4:30 p.m. by Father Geoff Rose, OSFS President St. Francis De Sales School in Toledo, Ohio. The national anthem will be performed by Season 17 winner of “American Idol” at 4:31 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 156 laps (312 miles) around the 2-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 40. Stage 2 ends on Lap 85.

TV/RADIO: NBCSN will televise the race. Coverage begins at 4 p.m. with Countdown to Green. Motor Racing Network’s radio coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. and also can be heard at mrn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.

STREAMING: Watch the race on the NBC Sports App. Click here for the link.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 87 degrees and no chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST RACE: Kevin Harvick led 92 of 161 laps to win Saturday’s race at Michigan. Brad Keselowski was second. Martin Truex Jr. finished third.

TO THE REAR: Brennan Poole (engine change), Josh Bilicki (driver change), Austin Dillon (backup car), Ryan Newman (backup car), Chris Buescher (backup car), Michael McDowell (backup car), Tyler Reddick (backup car), Aric Almirola (backup car), Ryan Preece (backup car), John Hunter Nemechek (backup car), Cole Custer (backup car), Daniel Suarez (two inspection failures) and Reed Sorenson (two inspection failures).

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for lineup

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13 cars, including car on pole, to move to rear Sunday at Michigan

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Chris Buescher, who was to have started on the pole for Sunday’s cup race at Michigan (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), will move to the rear because he is going to a backup car.

Thirteen cars will go to the rear for the start.

MORE: Sunday Cup race at Michigan: Start time, TV channel, lineup 

Those that will move to the rear because of backup cars: Buescher, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola, Ryan Preece, John Hunter Nemechek and Cole Custer.

Brennan Poole will go to the rear because of an engine change.

Daniel Suarez and Reed Sorenson will go to the rear for two inspection failures.

Josh Bilicki will go to the rear because of a driver change (Joey Gase drove the car Saturday) and a transmission change.

Reddick was to have started third. Almirola was to have started fifth.

Once the cars go to the rear, the cars in those lanes will move up. With first, third and fifth (spots on the inside row), it means William Byron, who is seventh on the lineup, will move up to the front row and start next to Clint Bowyer.

Entry lists for Kansas Speedway

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A packed month of NASCAR racing continues this week with all three national series visiting Kansas Speedway.

The Cup Series will have its fourth event in in less than two weeks when it races Thursday night (7:30 pm ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app).

The Truck Series hold races Friday and Saturday and the Xfinity Series joins them at the 1.5-mile track on Saturday.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for each race:

Cup – Super Start Batteries 400 (7:30 p.m. ET Thursday on NBCSN)

Forty cars are entered.

Reed Sorenson is entered in Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 7 Chevrolet.

JJ Yeley is entered in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 27 Ford.

Josh Bilicki is entered in Rick Ware Racing No. 51 Chevrolet.

Garrett Smithley is entered in Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Chevrolet.

Last year’s races at Kansas were won by Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin.

Click here for the entry list.

Xfinity – Kansas Lottery 250 (5 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)

Thirty-seven cars are entered.

Kaz Grala is entered in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet for his first start of the year.

Carson Ware is entered in SS Green Light Racing’s No. 07 Chevrolet.

Last year’s Xfinity race at Kansas was won by Brandon Jones over Tyler Reddick and Chase Briscoe.

Click here for the entry list.

 

Truck Series (7 p.m. ET Friday on FS1 and 1 p.m. ET Saturday on FS1)

Thirty-nine trucks are entered in both races. The are two differences in drivers for the doubleheader. For Hill Motorsports’ No. 56 Chevrolet, Timmy Hill is entered in Friday’s race and Tyler Hill is entered in Saturday’s race.

Kevin Donahue is listed for Reaume Brothers Racing’s No. 33 Toyota for Friday and Ryan Huff is entered in it for Saturday.

Ross Chastain won last year’s Kansas race over Ben Rhodes and Todd Gilliland.

Click here for race No. 1’s entry list.

Click here for race No. 2’s entry list.

Chase Elliott to start at the rear at Texas

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Chase Elliott will start at the rear for Sunday’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway after his car failed inspection twice before the event.

Reed Sorenson also will start at the rear for the same violation.

Elliott, who won Wednesday’s All-Star Race, was to have started eighth Sunday. Sorenson already was set to start last in the 40-car field.

NBCSN broadcasts today’s race. Pre-race coverage begins at 2 p.m. The race also can be viewed online here.

Aric Almirola will lead the field to the green flag today. Ryan Blaney joins him on the front row for the 500-mile race. Details for today’s race can be  found here.