Preliminary entry lists for Xfinity, Truck Series at Daytona
The Xfinity Series kicks off its 2017 season Saturday at Daytona International Speedway with the Powershares QQQ 300.
There are 44 cars on the preliminary entry list. A full field is 40 cars.
NASCAR Cup Series drivers in the field include defending Xfinity champion Daniel Suarez, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Erik Jones, Aric Almirola and Kasey Kahne.
Spencer Gallagher and Cole Custer will make their debuts as full-time drivers in the Xfinity Series.
Two cars do not have drivers attach to them yet.
Last year’s race was won by Chase Elliott in a narrow finish over Joey Logano, who led the most laps. Almirola won the July Xfinity race at Daytona after he was judged to be ahead of Justin Allgaier when the caution came out on the last lap.
The Camping World Truck Series begins its 2017 campaign with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday night.
There are 39 trucks on the initial entry list. A full field is 32 trucks.
Johnny Sauter, the defending series champion, won last year’s race after taking the lead from Ryan Truex on the last lap.
There are no NASCAR Cup Series drivers entered. Spencer Gallagher, now a full-time Xfinity driver, is entered along with Joe Nemechek. The father of John Hunter Nemechek hasn’t made a Truck start since June 2015 at Texas Motor Speedway.