Preliminary entry lists for Cup and Xfinity at Michigan, Trucks at Texas
This weekend’s NASCAR racing will be split between two fast but different racetracks.
The Cup and Xfinity Series will be at the 2-mile high-speed oval at Michigan International Speedway, while the Gander Outdoors Truck Series will be at the speedy 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway as part of the IndyCar weekend there.
Here are the preliminary entry lists for this weekend’s two races:
Cup – FireKeepers Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET Sunday on FS1)
Thirty-six cars are entered.
Garrett Smithley will make his fourth Cup start of the season, but his first in the No. 15 Premium Motorsports Chevrolet (his other three starts came for Spire Motorsports).
Kyle Weatherman will be in the No. 51 Petty Ware Racing Ford.
Josh Bilicki will drive for Rick Ware Racing in the No. 52 Ford.
Clint Bowyer won this race last year, while Kevin Harvick won the mid-summer August race.
Xfinity – LTi Printing 250 (1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on FS1)
A total of 39 cars are entered for this race.
Paul Menard is the only Cup regular who is entered in this race, driving the No. 12 Team Penske Ford.
There is no driver or crew chief listed yet for the No. 17 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet.
Austin Dillon won this race last year.
Trucks – Speedycash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET Friday on FS1)
There are 33 Trucks entered in this race.
Veteran Cup driver Greg Biffle will come out of retirement to drive the No. 51 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
After switching his points eligibility to the Truck Series, Ross Chastain will drive Neice Motorsports’ No. 38 Chevy, replacing TJ Bell Jr.
Johnny Sauter won this race last year.