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NNS: Texas Race Preview

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This weekend the NASCAR Nationwide Series will head off to the Texas Motor Speedway for the ninth annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge 300. The entry list currently features a total of 40 drivers to run this weekend. Kevin Harvick is the defending race winner.

Some of the drivers on this weekend’s entry list include, Blake Koch, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Ellis, Ty Dillon, Cole Whitt, David Starr, Carl Long, Bryan Silas, and Kevin Swindell.

Nine drivers will have to race their way into the race if another locked in car enters the event. Those drivers include, Blake Koch, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Josh Wise, Joey Gase, David Starr, Carl Long, Morgan Shepherd, and Kevin Swindell.

Drivers Austin Dillon and Sam Hornish, Jr. currently separate each other by eight points with three NASCAR Nationwide Series races remaining this year. This will be time for both drivers to give it their all if they want to win the championship this year.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will make an appearance back into the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. The back-to-back championship winner the last two season’s has one career win in 2012 at the 1.5-mile oval.

Four Nationwide Series drivers of Kyle Larson, Trevor Bayne, Austin Dillon, and Elliott Sadler are running double duty this weekend with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

You can catch this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race live at 3:30 p.m. Et. on ESPN2. You can also follow live radio coverage via the Performance Racing Network. You can listen to PRN via their app or on goprn.com.

Brett Winningham

Brett has been following the sport of NASCAR since the beginning of the 2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Since Brett was 13, he has had a passion of chasing a job in sports that not many get the opportunity of doing. He has been in the NASCAR media since the middle of the 2010 season. Since then, he has been a part of many racing podcast shows to improve his talents. You can find him on twitter @NASCAR_Brett.


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