The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns for its annual trip to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, as the series travels to the track for the 23rd race of the 2016 season on Aug. 27.
As of Tuesday, Aug. 23, 41 cars were entered for a 40-car field, meaning one team will fail to qualify, barring any entry list changes.
Additionally, five teams currently do not have a driver listed: the Nos. 77 and 97 of Obaika Racing, the No. 14 of TriStar Motorsports, the No. 25 of Rick Ware Racing and the No. 90 of King Autosport.
Alex Tagliani will make his first start of the 2016 season, driving the No. 22 for Team Penske. Road America marks the first race of 2016 the No. 22 has been piloted by a non-Sprint Cup Series driver.
Michael McDowell moves from his part-time role in the Sprint Cup Series to drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 2, while Owen Kelly returns to the seat of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18.
Justin Marks, who won the last XFINITY Series race contested on a road course (Mid-Ohio two weeks ago), also returns to the No. 42 ride he’s splitting this season with Kyle Larson.
|1||0||Garrett Smithley||teamjdmotorsports.com||Chevy||Gary Cogswell|
|2||1||Ryan Preece||teamjdmotorsports.com||Chevy||Johnny Davis|
|3||1||Elliott Sadler||OneMain||Chevy||Dale Earnhardt Jr|
|4||2||Michael McDowell(i)||Rheem||Chevy||Richard Childress|
|5||3||Ty Dillon||Bosch Chevy Camaro||Chevy||Richard Childress|
|6||4||Ross Chastain||teamjdmotorsports.com||Chevy||Gary Keller|
|7||6||Darrell Wallace Jr||LoudMouth Exhaust||Ford||Jack Roush|
|8||7||Justin Allgaier||BRANDT||Chevy||Kelley Earnhardt-Miller|
|9||7||Ray Black Jr||Scuba Life||Chevy||Bobby Dotter|
|10||10||Jeff Green||TBD||Toyota||Mark Smith|
|11||11||Blake Koch||LeafFilter Gutter Protection||Chevy||Matt Kaulig|
|12||13||Alon Day||FLWaterfront.com||Dodge||Danielle Long|
|14||15||Scott Heckert||TBD||Ford||Rick Ware|
|15||16||Ryan Reed||Lilly Diabetes / American Diabetes Association||Ford||Jack Roush|
|16||18||Owen Kelly||Tunity||Toyota||J D Gibbs|
|17||19||Daniel Suarez||ARRIS||Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|18||20||Erik Jones||Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota Camry||Toyota||Joe Gibbs|
|19||22||Alex Tagliani||Discount Tire||Ford||Roger Penske|
|21||28||Dakoda Armstrong||Winfield Be Greater||Toyota||James Whitener|
|22||33||Brandon Jones||Macklanburg-Duncan / Menards||Chevy||Richard Childress|
|23||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing||Chevy||Rod Sieg|
|24||40||John Jackson||TBA||Dodge||Danielle Long|
|25||42||Justin Marks||Katerra||Chevy||Chip Ganassi|
|26||44||J J Yeley||Zachry||Toyota||Mark Smith|
|27||48||Brennan Poole||DC Solar||Chevy||Chip Ganassi|
|28||51||Jeremy Clements||RepairableVehicles.com||Chevy||Tony Clements|
|29||52||Joey Gase||TBD||Chevy||Jimmy Means|
|30||62||Brendan Gaughan||South Point||Chevy||Richard Childress|
|31||70||Derrike Cope||E-hydrate / SammisBest.com||Chevy||Mary Louise Miller|
|32||74||Nic Hammann||Trudell Performance||Dodge||Mike Harmon|
|34||78||B J McLeod||TBD||Ford||B J Mcleod|
|35||88||Kenny Habul||SunEnergy1||Chevy||Rick Hendrick|
|36||89||Morgan Shepherd||TBD||Chevy||Cindy Shepherd|
|38||92||Dexter Bean||BuckedUp Apparel||Chevy||Michelle Gosselin|
|39||93||David Starr||Massimo Motors||Chevy||Pamela Sieg|
|41||99||Stanton Barrett||TBD||Ford||Jessica Smith|
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