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NASCAR XFINITY Series Entry List: Ticket Galaxy 200

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for the 19th annual Ticket Galaxy 200. It’s their final playoff race in the Round of 8 before the Championship 4 is set to battle for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

There are 40 cars on the penultimate preliminary entry list, meaning the field will be at full capacity barring any entry list changes. The XFINITY Series, despite some start-and-parkers have filled their grid at 40 for every race this season.

There are six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars attempting to qualify (15 percent of all entries). They include Austin and Ty Dillon, Erik Jones, Ryan Blaney, Corey LaJoie, and Gray Gaulding. Remember, NASCAR rules prohibit Cup veterans like Kyle Busch from competing this late in the season.

Some notable entries include Caesar Bacarella in the No. 8 for BJ McLeod, making his series debut. Journeyman Timmy Hill returns the No. 13 for Carl Long while Joe Nemechek slides into the start-and-park No. 15 for JD Motorsports.

Christopher Bell, one week after falling short to teammate Erik Jones at Texas Motor Speedway is on the entry list once again. He’ll drive the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota while continuing to prepare for a transition to full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series competition in 2018.

The green flag for the Ticket Galaxy 200 is scheduled to fly at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon. Kyle Busch is the defending winner of the event.

Television coverage will be provided by NBCSN.

Check below for the full entry list

Entry Car Number Driver Sponsor Manu Owner
1 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford Gene Haas
2 0 Garrett Smithley teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet Gary Coswell
3 01 Harrison Rhodes teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet Johnny Davis
4 1 Elliott Sadler Cessna Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Jr.
5 2 Austin Dillon )i) Ruud Chevrolet Richard Childress
6 3 Ty Dillon (i) Advil Chevrolet Richard Childress
7 4 Ross Chastain teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet Gary Keller
8 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Kelly Earnhardt-Miller
10 07 Ray Black II ScubaLife.com Chevrolet Bobby Dotter
11 8 Caesar Bacarella AlphaPrimeUSA.com Chevrolet Jessica Smith-Mcleod
12 9 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
13 11 Blake Koch LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Matt Kaulig
14 13 Timmy Hill OCR Gaz Bar Toyota Danielle Long
15 14 JJ Yeley TriStar Motorsports Toyota Mark Smith
16 15 Joe Nemechek (i) teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet Carol Clark
17 16 Ryan Reed Lilly Diabetes Ford Jack Roush
18 18 Christopher Bell (i) Safelite Toyota JD Gibbs
19 19 Matt Tifft Surface Sunscreen/Fanatics Toyota Joe Gibbs
20 20 Erik Jones (i) Hisense Toyota Joe Gibbs
21 21 Daniel Hemric Smokey Mountain Snuff Chevrolet Richard Childress
22 22 Ryan Blaney (i) Discount Tire Ford Roger Penske
23 23 Spencer Gallagher Kingman Chevrolet Maurice Gallagher Jr.
24 24 Corey LaJoie (i) youtheory Toyota Maria Gonzalez Hernandez
25 33 Brandon Jones Phone Skope Chevrolet Richard Childress
26 38 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet Susan Bates
27 39 Ryan Sieg RSS Racing Chevrolet Rod Sieg
28 40 Carl Long TBD Ford Danielle Long
29 42 Alex Bowman (i) Energizer Ultimate Lithium Battery Chevrolet Chip Ganassi
30 48 Brennan Poole DC Solar Chevrolet Chip Ganassi
31 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet Tony Clements
32 52 Joey Gase Donate Life Chevrolet Jimmy Means
33 62 Brendan Gaughan South Point/City Lights Shine Chevrolet Richard Childress
34 74 Mike Harmon Veterans Motorsports Dodge Mike Harmon
35 78 John Graham TBD Chevrolet BJ McLeod
36 89 Morgan Shepherd Visone RV Chevrolet Cindy Shepherd
37 90 Mario Gosselin BuckedUp Apparel Chevrolet Michelle Gosselin
38 93 Gray Gaulding (i) RSS Racing Chevrolet Pamela Sieg
39 98 Casey Mears Geico Military Ford Fred Biagi
40 99 David Starr WHATABURGER Chevrolet Jessica Smith-Mcleod

About the author

Davey is in his fifth season with Frontstretch and currently serves as a multimedia editor and reporter. He authors the "NASCAR Mailbox" column, spearheads the site's video content and hosts the Frontstretch Podcast weekly. He's covered the K&N Pro Series and ARCA extensively for NASCAR.com and currently serves as an associate producer for SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and production assistant for NBC Sports Washington. Follow him on Twitter @DaveyCenter.

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