The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns after a one-week hiatus to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway.
Forty-one drivers are entered for 38 spots, so three drivers won’t qualify, as long as nothing changes to the entry list.
Jeffrey Earnhardt will attempt the race in the No. 3 ForeverLawn Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. Earnhardt will attempt his first start of the year with RCR, as well as his fifth on the year.
Natalie Decker will attempt to make her second start of the season with MBM Motorsports. Decker will pilot the team’s No. 13 Toyota.
Drew Dollar makes his second Xfinity start with Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 18 Lynx Capital Toyota. It will be Dollar’s first appearance since the season opening race at Daytona International Speedway.
Currently sitting second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, Chandler Smith will look to make his series debut with Sam Hunt Racing. Smith will climb behind the No. 26 ChargeME/VITAL Toyota.
CJ McLaughlin returns for the first time since Las Vegas Motor Speedway to attempt his third start of the season. He will be in RSS Racing’s No. 28 SciAps Ford. Kyle Sieg will be in the team’s No. 38 A-Game Ford.
Alpha Prime Racing will attempt to field Ryan Ellis and Caesar Bacarella in its cars this week. Ellis will take the reins of the No. 44 Heartbeat Hot Sauce Chevrolet while Bacarella will pilot the No. 45 Lilly Finance Chevrolet.
Shane Lee will attempt to qualify the No. 53 Kitty Kat Coin Ford for Emerling Gase Motorsports. Lee has made three starts with EGM behind the wheel of the team’s No. 35 entry.
Xfinity drivers will tackle the draft on Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m. ET on FOX.
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Luken Glover arrived on the Frontstretch scene in 2020. He has been an avid NASCAR fan for the majority of his life, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who used to help former team owner Junie Donlavey in his garage. Glover covers news for the site and took over "The Underdog House" column in 2021. In addition to being a college junior, his hobbies include volunteering at church, playing basketball and tennis, racing go-karts, and helping at his high school alma mater.
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