TC Daily Pit Stop: Harvick, Kyle Busch, Bowyer, Catroneves in SRX; Hattori No. 61 Part-Time in 2023; Trackhouse PROJECT91 not Running Daytona
Kevin Harvick Competing in SRX Events at Stafford and Berlin
(Photo Credit: Ben Earp, NKP, Courtesy of Ford Performance)
Kevin Harvick, who will run his final full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2023, will compete in two races during the 2023 SRX Racing season. SRX made the announcement on Tuesday that the 47-year-old Harvick will make his series debut at Stafford Speedway on July 13th and he’ll also run the final SRX paved race of the year at Berlin Raceway on August 3rd.
In addition to Harvick, SRX announced on Wednesday that Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, and Helio Castroneves will also be a part of the 2023 driver roster.
Busch, a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion will make his series debut at Motor Mile on July 27th and will also run Berlin Raceway on August 3rd.
Bowyer will run three races: Stafford, Motor Mile, and Lucas Oil Speedway (August 17th)
and Castroneves will run three races: Motor Mile, Berlin Raceway, and Lucas Oil Speedway.
Trackhouse Racing Not Bringing PROJECT91 Entry to 2023 Daytona 500
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Despite massive speculation that Trackhouse Racing would field their PROJECT91 entry for the 2023 Daytona 500, Trackhouse team owner Justin marks confirmed on Tuesday that the team will not run the No. 91 for the season-opening event.
Marks in a Tweet states that the team has decided to fully focus on their No. 1 and 99 entries for Daytona, but that the team has, “Some exciting P91 stuff being finalized.”
Hattori Racing Enterprises Pivoting No. 61 to Part-Time Entry in 2023
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Hattori Racing Enterprises, which expanded to two full-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series entries for the 2022 season, will drop back down to just two full-time teams for the 2023 season, the organization confirmed to TobyChristie.com on Monday.
The team’s No. 61 truck is now being targeted as a part-time entry, while the team will focus their full-time efforts on the No. 16 team and their full-time driver Tyler Ankrum. The representative from HRE tells TobyChristie.com that it is unknown when the No. 61 truck will make its part-time debut in 2023 at this time.
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