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TC Daily Pit Stop: Byron, Elliott Entering ASA STARS Race at Hickory; Suarez Running Governor's Cup 150; David Gilliland Returns to Trucks
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
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28 cars are currently featured on the entry list for the ASA STARS National Tour Tar Heel 250 at Hickory Motor Speedway, and there is a lot of NASCAR representation on the list.
Headlining the group of seven current NASCAR National Series racers that will compete in the Super Late Model race on Thursday, May 25th are NASCAR Cup Series Hendrick Motorsports teammates Chase Elliott and William Byron.
Elliott, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion, is a very impressive racer in the Super Late Model ranks. Elliott has two Tom Dawson Trophys — the award handed out to the winner of the Snowball Derby — on his mantle, he has also scored wins in the prestigious Winchester 400 in 2010 and the All American 400 in 2013.
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Daniel Suárez will be logging a lot of track time at the Thunder Road Speedbowl, as he prepares for the upcoming SRX Racing event at the facility on July 20th.
On Tuesday, Suárez announced that he will participate in the 44th Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 on July 13th. The Governor’s Cup is a prestigious race that will feature “the best of the best” Maplewood/Irving Late Model stars, in what is the longest points event of the season for drivers in the summer season.
“We’re very excited to welcome Daniel Suárez to Thunder Road,” said Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud. “Daniel is part of a strong youth movement with Trackhouse Racing at our sport’s highest levels, so to have him come up to Thunder Road will be a big boost for the track and we know the fans will love it.”
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On Friday, David Gilliland will return to the driver’s seat in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the first time in two years, competing in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gilliland, a TRICON Garage partner, will be the latest driver to get behind the wheel of the organization’s No. 1 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, as he returns to the organization’s home track in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Serial1 E-Bikes will serve as the primary partner in Gilliland’s return to racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, with the company’s branding adorning the No. 1 Toyota Tundra.
It truly wouldn’t be a week in the NASCAR National Series without a Ryan Ellis sponsorship announcement. The third-generation race car driver was at it again on Monday, as he and Alpha Prime Racing announced a new primary sponsorship from Flexcar for this weekend’s Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ellis will carry the company’s bold blue, teal, and black colors on his No. 43 Alpha Prime Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet Camaro.
Flexcar, which was established in 2021, is a unique service, where Charlotte-area residents can choose their car on the Flexcar website or mobile app, specify where they’d like to pick up the car, and drive the car for as long as they’d like. Ellis, who has always cared deeply about innovations in the world of cars, loves the partnership with Flexcar.
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