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Riley Herbst is set for his Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway.
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NASCAR Next’s Riley Herbst, 19, to make Xfinity debut at Iowa

NASCAR Next driver Riley Herbst is scheduled to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Iowa Speedway.

Preliminary entry lists have the 19-year-old Herbst listed as the driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota in Sunday’s Iowa 250 presented by Enogen (5 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The start will be Herbst’s first in a NASCAR national series race.

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Herbst, a Las Vegas native, has made 27 career starts over the past two seasons in the ARCA Racing Series, scoring a win last season at Pocono Raceway.

Herbst is in his second year of the NASCAR Next youth initiative. Before the season, Kyle Busch Motorsports announced that Herbst would participate in two Camping World Truck Series races later this year with first coming next weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park.