The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 29 for the second race in the first round of the Playoffs. This will be the fourth road course race for the series in 2018.
40 cars make up this weekend’s entry list with many changes due to the road course.
JD Motorsports will have a new driver in the No. 01 car, Lawson Aschenbach, after the former driver of that car, Vinnie Miller, left to drive for B.J. McLeod Motorsports. Miller will be in the No. 78 car for that team starting this weekend.
Brendan Gaughan returns to the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing for his third race of the 2018 season. In his two previous races this season, he scored a 12th place finish at Mid-Ohio, and a 24th place finish at Road America.
Several “Road Course Ringers” are on the entry list this weekend. Andy Lally, Justin Marks, Katherine Legge, and Dylan Murcott highlight that list. Lally will drive the No. 90 car for DGM Racing. Lally has a best finish of 10th in his two starts this season. Marks will drive the No. 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing for his third start of 2018. In his last outing at Road America, he scored a 6th place finish in the car. Legge will once again be in the No. 15 car for JD Motorsports. She is known for her road course racing background but made her oval debut last weekend at Richmond. Murcott will drive the No. 8 car for B.J. McLeod Motorsports. He has one start this season, which came at Road America, where he scored a 40th place finish. Murcott is known for his sports car racing background and will look to excel this weekend.
Kaz Grala is back in the series driving the No. 61 for Fury Race Cars. Grala has not raced since Road America, but he does have 2 top-5’s and 4 top-10’s this season overall.
Chase Briscoe returns to the No. 98 for Biagi-DenBeste Racing. Briscoe has 3 top-10’s this season in his 13 starts, including two ninth place finishes at Indianapolis and Chicago earlier this season.
Opening practice takes place on Friday, September 28 at 1:05 p.m. ET with coverage on NBCSN. The green flag waves at approximately 3:18 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 29 with coverage on NBCSN.
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