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Entry List: 2022 Sparks 300

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the second race of the Round of 12.

Forty-one cars are entered for 38 spots, and three drivers will go home following qualifying.

Blaine Perkins returns to the No. 02 AUTOParkit chevrolet for Our Motorsports. Parker Retzlaff was in the ride at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend.

JD Motorsports will have Ryan Vargas back in the No. 6 Reddit NASCAR Chevrolet. Brennan Poole made his JDM debut at Texas.

Trevor Bayne will make his first start since New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Joe Gibbs Racing. Bayne will pilot the No. 18 Dollar Concrete Toyota.

Joe Nemechek will attempt to make his season debut with Sam Hunt Racing in the No. 24 Fleetwing Toyota. Nemechek attempted to qualify the car at Daytona International Speedway in August, but rain canceled qualifying and sent him home.

SHR will also have Derek Griffith in its No. 26 Toyota. Griffith last competed at Kansas Speedway three races ago.

Howie DiSavino III will attempt to make his fourth start of the season with Alpha Prime Racing. Disavino will drive the No. 44 Travis Mills Foundation Chevrolet. Caesar Bacarella will be in the team’s No. 45 Chevrolet for the first time since the Daytona summer race.

Parker Kilgerman looks to make his third Xfinity start of the year, this time with Big Machine Racing Team in the No. 48 Chevrolet. Kligerman has competed in two races this season with Emerling-Gase Motorsports.

Jeffrey Earnhardt will attempt to pilot a second entry for EGM. Earnhardt will strap into the No. 53 DalStrong Ford.

Ronnie Bassett Jr. seeks to qualify the No. 77 Chevrolet for Bassett Racing. Bassett has made two starts this season, while failing to qualify for three other races.

BJ McLeod returns to the No. 78 Chevrolet for BJ McLeod Motorsports. McLeod last raced at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 17.

Sparks 300 Entry List

The Sparks 300 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

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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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