The NASCAR Xfinity Series will also race this Saturday in the Rinnai 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as part of a doubleheader with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Currently, 37 cars are entered in the race, meaning that everyone entered will start on Saturday.
Cup Series rookie Ryan Preece will drive the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend, replacing Chase Elliott. The team is also debuting new sponsorship from Louisiana Hot Sauce. Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his second straight start in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18.
Alex Labbé is currently listed as driver of DGM Motorsports’ No. 90 Chevrolet, replacing Caesar Bacarella. Labbé drove the full season in the team’s No. 36 last year. NASCAR’s entry list indicates that Alpha Prime and MAXIM will be the team’s sponsors. These are the same backers that were on the car in Daytona with Bacarella.
Tommy Joe Martins is listed in BJ McLeod Motorsports’ No. 99 in place of DJ Kennington. Meanwhile, the Rick Ware Racing No. 17 currently has TBA listed for a driver. Chris Cockrum, who drove for the team in Daytona, is a Georgia native and will likely return.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series Rinnai 250 from Atlanta Motor Speedway is Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 pm ET on Fox Sports 1.
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