NASCAR released the preliminary entry list Monday (March 4) for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, AZ. The only teams entered are those with charters. As a result, there are 36 drivers on the entry list, four short of a full field.
Quin Houff will make his Cup Series debut driving the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet. Houff has competed in 10 Xfinity Series races with a best career finish of 14th at Kansas last October. Houff replaces Reed Sorenson, who drove the No. 77 Chevrolet to a 36th-place finish on Sunday.
BJ McLeod is again listed as the driver of the No. 52 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet. McLeod has competed in all three Cup Series races thus far, but he is declared for Xfinity Series points. Both he and his teammate Cody Ware do not have listed sponsors for their cars.
In fact, five drivers do not have a listed sponsor for their cars yet. In addition to the Rick Ware Racing duo, Houff, Ross Chastain and Michael McDowell may pick up sponsorship before the drop of the green flag.
Stewart-Haas Racing will feature a new sponsor onboard the No. 41 Ford driven by Daniel Suárez. Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, will adorn the No. 41 Ford. Here is what Suárez’s car will look like at ISM Raceway.
We’re excited to shake and bake this #NASCAR season with @Daniel_SuarezG’s No. 41 RUCKUS Ford Mustang and leave everyone in the dust at @ISMRaceway this weekend. Who else is ready? #NASCARGoesWest pic.twitter.com/e3IVnk8OH9
— Ruckus Networks (@ruckusnetworks) March 4, 2019
The TicketGuardian 500 will begin on Sunday, March 10 at 3:30 pm ET. The race will air live on FOX.
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