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TC Daily Pit Stop: Herbst Earns Respect of Cup Regulars at Talladega; Iowa Speedway Expected to Appear on 2024 Cup Schedule; ROVAL Entry Lists Are Here!
TC Daily Pit Stop: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023
Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Yellawood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was a fiercely contested event, which featured 70 lead changes among 24 drivers, and tons of three, and sometimes four, wide racing.
However, the stage wasn’t too big for young Riley Herbst, who was in the mix all race long. Herbst led 10 laps on the day and ended up with a ninth-place finish after being turned on his path to the finish line.
After the race, Herbst earned high praise from several drivers in the field including race-winner Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick.
NASCAR is expected to add Iowa Speedway to the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, per a report from Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic. In the report, Gluck and Bianchi state that an announcement is expected as early as Tuesday, October 3rd.
The 0.875-mile oval in Newton, Iowa has never hosted a NASCAR Cup Series event, but has played host to the NTT IndyCar Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, and ARCA Menards Series over the years.
Kim Reynolds, the Governor of Iowa, has a scheduled new conference for Tuesday, October 3rd, which will, “Announce a new major sports and entertainment event to be held in Iowa in 2024.”
There are 37 cars on the preliminary entry list for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 400 ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL.
Notable entries include the Andy Lally in the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing entry, Mike Rockenfeller in the No. 42 LEGACY MOTOR CLUB entry, JJ Yeley in the No. 51 Rick Ware Racing entry, Austin Hill in the No. 62 Beard Motorsports entry, and Josh Bilicki in the No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports entry.
There are 42 cars [for 38 spots] on the preliminary entry list for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL.
A new team, the No. 87 Peterson Racing Group team, is also listed on the entry list with driver Andy Lally. The team will field a Chevrolet Camaro for the race. The crew chief for the entry is Christopher Measaner.
There are a plethora of other notable entries for the event, which is usually the case for road races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Notable entries for the event include 07 Josh Bilicki, 08 Stefan Parsons, 11 Jordan Taylor, 17 Boris Said, 19 Trevor Bayne (expected to be Myatt Snider), 24 Connor Mosack, 35 Alex Guenette, 44 Rajah Caruth, 45 Leland Honeyman, 50 Preston Pardus, 53 Conor Daly, 66 Sage Karam, and 91 Alex Labbe.
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