The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to action after an off-weekend at the Sonoma Raceway for the first road course event of the season this Sunday, June 24.
This will also be the last race of the season for FOX Sports as the series’ television provider, as NBC takes over at Chicagoland Speedway.
Thirty-nine cars are on this weekend’s entry list with a few notable changes.
Road course veteran Tomy Drissi will pilot the No. 00 for StarCom Racing; Drissi last raced in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2014 and has a total of four career starts with a best finish of 38th.
Reed Sorenson will drive the No. 7 for Premium Motorsports after DJ Kennington drove the car to a 34th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway.
BJ McLeod is back behind the wheel of the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing after he drove the car to a 37th-place finish at Michigan. Cody Ware will pilot the team’s additional car in the No. 52.
Cole Whitt returns to the No. 72 after Corey LaJoie drove the car at Michigan. Whitt’s last race was at Pocono Raceway, where he finished in the 30th position.
Parker Kligerman will make his second start of the season in the No. 96 car for Gaunt Brothers Racing. Kligerman drove the car in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and finished 27th
Opening practice for teams takes place on Friday, June 22, at 2:40 p.m. ET with coverage on Fox Sports 1. The green flag waves at approximately 3:18 p.m. ET on June 24 with coverage on Fox Sports 1.
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