NASCAR: 7 Cup drivers doing double duty at COTA

Seven Cup drivers will do double-duty this weekend at Circuit of the Americas to brush up on their rusty road racing skills.

Four Cup drivers are entered in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race :

  1. Aric Almirola (No. 08 SS Green Light Racing)
  2. AJ Allmendinger (No. 10 Kaulig Racing)
  3. William Byron (No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports)
  4. Ty Gibbs (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing)

Three Cup drivers are entered in Saturday’s Craftsman Truck Series race:

  1. Alex Bowman (No. 7 Spire Motorsports)
  2. Ross Chastain (No. 41 Niece Motorsports)
  3. Kyle Busch (No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports)

Some open wheel road racing specialists are entered, but they have almost no NASCAR experience, and two of them raced open wheel cars all their life.  Hence, do not expect them to light the world on fire.

Imagine a NASCAR Cup driver in an F1 car! Ouch. We saw how Jimmie Johnson did in IndyCar – not so good.

  1. Jordan Taylor (No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports)
  2. Jenson Button (No. 15 Rick Ware Racing)
  3. Kimi Raikkonen (No. 91 Trackhouse Racing)

Cup Series Entry List

Entry No. Driver Organization Crew Chief Veh Mfg Sponsor
1 1 Ross Chastain Trackhouse Racing Phil Surgen Chevrolet Worldwide Express
2 2 Austin Cindric Team Penske Jeremy Bullins Ford Discount Tire
3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Keith Rodden Chevrolet Get Bioethanol
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart Haas Racing Rodney Childers Ford Mobil 1
5 5 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports Kevin Meendering Chevrolet
6 6 Brad Keselowski RFK Racing Matt McCall Ford Wyndham Rewards
7 7 Corey LaJoie Spire Motorsports Ryan Sparks Chevrolet OpTic Gaming
8 8 Kyle Busch Richard Childress Racing Randall Burnett Chevrolet Netspend
9 9 Jordan Taylor Hendrick Motorsports Tom Gray Chevrolet UniFirst
10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart Haas Racing Drew Blickensderfer Ford Smithfield
11 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Gabehart Toyota Interstate Batteries
12 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Jonathan Hassler Ford Menards\Knauf
13 14 Chase Briscoe Stewart Haas Racing John Klausmeier Ford Mahindra Tractors
14 15 Jenson Button Rick Ware Racing Billy Plourde Ford Mobil 1
15 16 AJ Allmendinger Kaulig Racing Matt Swiderski Chevrolet Farmsmart
16 17 Chris Buescher RFK Racing Scott Graves Ford Fifth Third Bank
17 19 Martin Truex, Jr Joe Gibbs Racing James Small Toyota Bass Pro Shops
18 20 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs Racing Adam Stevens Toyota DeWalt
19 21 Harrison Burton Wood Brothers Racing Brian Wilson Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane
20 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Paul Wolfe Ford Shell Pennzoil
21 23 Bubba Wallace 23XI Racing Bootie Barker Toyota MoneyLion
22 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Brian Campe Chevrolet Liberty University
23 31 Justin Haley Kaulig Racing Trent Owens Chevrolet Celsius
24 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Travis Peterson Ford Love’s Travel Stops
25 38 Todd Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ryan Bergenty Ford Ruedebusch
26 41 Ryan Preece Stewart Haas Racing Chad Johnston Ford
27 42 Noah Gragson LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Luke Lambert Chevrolet TBD
28 43 Erik Jones LEGACY MOTOR CLUB David Elenz Chevrolet Allegiant
29 45 Tyler Reddick 23XI Racing Billy Scott Toyota Monster Energy
30 47 Ricky Stenhouse JTG Daugherty Racing Michael Kelley Chevrolet Kroger/Blue Buffalo
31 48 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Greg Ives Chevrolet Ally
32 50 Conor Daly TMT Racing Tony Eury Chevrolet
33 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Jerry Kelley Ford
34 54 Ty Gibbs Joe Gibbs Racing Chris Gayle Toyota He Gets us
35 77 Ty Dillon Spire Motorsports Kevin Bellicourt Chevrolet Ferris Commercial Mowers
36 78 Josh Bilicki Live Fast Motorsports David Ingram Chevrolet Zeigler Auto Group
37 84 Jimmie Johnson LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Todd Gordon Chevrolet Club Wyndham
38 91 Kimi Raikkonen Trackhouse Racing Darian Grubb Chevrolet Onx Homes / iLOQ
39 99 Daniel Suárez Trackhouse Racing Travis Mack Chevrolet Freeway Insurance

* equals withdrawn from the event

(i) equals ineligible for driver championship points


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