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Entry List: Camping World Truck Series Longhorn 350 Features Austin Dillon

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NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returns to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the second race in its Chase Round of 6. Just two races remain before that field will be reduced to the Championship 4, battling it out in a winner-take-all race for the trophy at Homestead.

As of Monday, there are 35 trucks entered, meaning three drivers will not make the race, barring any entry list updates.

Among the notable Truck Series part-timers entered is XFINITY Series Chase contender Daniel Suarez. Suarez, competing in Kyle Busch Motorsports’ No. 51 for the second consecutive race is hoping to build momentum for his own title bid. Friday will mark the Mexican driver’s third Truck Series start at Texas after running both races and finishing second twice last season.

Austin Dillon, meanwhile will make his first Truck Series start of 2016 this weekend as he pilots the No. 71 car owned by Carlos Contreras. When Dillon last competed in the series at New Hampshire last September, he went to Victory Lane.

Dillon should have another great opportunity this week to cash in. The Contreras No. 71 was driven by Chase Elliott last week at Martinsville, prepared by JR Motorsports and delivered the team a second-place finish. He’ll join Reed Sorenson as the only Cup regulars in the field although Sorenson’s paired with underfunded Premium Motorsports.

Popular underdog Jordan Anderson also returns to the series this week driving the No. 66 for Bolen Motorsports. Anderson had lost his ride the last few weeks due to sponsorship concerns as the team tries to shore up funding to run full-time for the title once again in 2017.

Action from Texas begins on Thursday with two practice sessions, the first at 3:30 p.m. and second at 5:30 p.m. (all times ET). Qualifying will take place on Friday at 3:45 p.m. followed by the race at 8:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.

Car No.DriverSponsorManufacturerOwner
00Cole CusterHaas AutomationChevyDale Earnhardt Jr
1Jennifer Jo CobbTBDChevyTracy Lowe
02Tyler YoungRandco / Young's Building SystemsChevyRandy Young
4Christopher BellJBLToyotaKyle Busch
05John Wes TownleyJive Communications / ZaxbysChevyTony Townley
07Matt MillsTBDChevyBobby Dotter
8John Hunter NemechekDeath Wish CoffeeChevyJoe Nemechek
9William ByronLiberty UniversityToyotaKyle Busch
10TBAGrimes Irrigation & ConstructionChevyJennifer Jo Cobb
11Matt TifftWaste Connections, Inc. / BRAINGEARToyotaTom Deloach
13Cameron HayleyRide TV / Cabinets by HayleyToyotaDuke Thorson
17Timothy PetersRed Horse RacingToyotaTom Deloach
19Daniel HemricBlue Gate BankFordBrad Keselowski
20Austin HillLawless Jerky / Alien Gear Holsters / Don Rich FordFordBryan Hill
21Johnny SauterAllegiant TravelChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
22Austin Wayne SelfAM Technical SolutionsToyotaTim Self
23Spencer GallagherAllegiant TravelChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
24Shane LeeTBAChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
29Tyler ReddickCooper StandardFordBrad Keselowski
33Ben KennedyJacobChevyMaurice Gallagher Jr
41Ben RhodesTBAToyotaDuke Thorson
44Tommy Joe MartinsDiamond Gusset Jeans / RPM TrailersChevyCraig Martins
45Casey SmithNiece EquipmentChevyAl Niece
49Reed Sorenson(i)TBDChevyJay Robinson
50Travis KvapilWillbrosChevyMark Beaver
51Daniel Suarez(i)ARRISToyotaKyle Busch
63Norm BenningTBAChevyMichael Mittler
66Jordan AndersonColumbia, SC-Famously HotChevyJeff Bolen
71Austin Dillon(i)Russell by HTPG ChevroletChevyCarlos Contreras
74Mike Harmon(i)TBDRAMMike Harmon
78TBATBAToyotaBJ McLeod
81Ryan TruexKOBE ToyopetToyotaShigeaki Hattori
88Matt CraftonDamp Rid / MenardsToyotaRhonda Thorson
97Jesse LittleCarolina Nut Co.ToyotaJason Little
98Rico AbreuSafelite Auto Glass /CURB RecordsToyotaMike Curb

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Rod

REALLY….. Austin Dillon and Reed Sorenson running Truck Race, Reed Sorenson isn’t NO THREAT to the outcome of the Truck race but Austin Dillon is and this is a CHASE race. These CUP DRIVERS need to STAY OUT OF THESE RACES , TOTAL BULLS**T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With 2 races left before the Championship Race that will mean that there is a possibility of Johnny Sauter to be the only one out of 4 fighting for the Championship that has earned a Victory

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