The NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Circuit of the Americas for the first time this weekend, and 43 cars are entered for the event.
Xfinity’s COTA race marks the first time since the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway that qualifying will be held. As such, seven cars are expected to miss the field, assuming the 36-car field with qualifying remains.
One driver will attempt his Xfinity debut at the track: Spencer Pumpelly is entered in JD Motorsports with Gary Keller’s No. 6 normally driven by Ryan Vargas.
Kevin Harvick will get experience for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in BJ McLeod Motorsports’ No. 5. Cup teammate Cole Custer will do the same in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 17.
Miguel Paludo returns for his second start of 2021 in JR Motorsports’ No. 8.
Boris Said returns to NASCAR in the No. 13 for MBM Motorsports.
Andy Lally moves to Our Motorsports No. 23, while the No. 03 in which he’s usually entered is not on the entry list.
Kris Wright moves up from the Camping World Truck Series to drive Sam Hunt Racing’s No. 26 for the second time this year.
Tyler Reddick joins Harvick and Custer as Cup interlopers, driving Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31, while his Cup Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon is in Bassett Racing’s No. 77.
Kyle Busch makes his first scheduled start of 2021 in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54.
Stephen Leicht is in MBM’s No. 61 for his second appearance of 2021.
Caesar Bacarella will drive DGM Racing’s No. 90, and DGM’s No. 91 returns for the first time since Daytona with Preston Pardus driving.
Ryan Ellis returns to BJMM in its No. 99.
The Pit Boss 250 kicks off Saturday, May 22, at 4 p.m. ET, with Fox Sports 1 carrying the event.