TC Daily Pit Stop: Johnson Running Petty Throwback at Daytona; Breidinger Returns to TRICON; SVG set for 7 Cup Races with Kaulig; The Final Lap Previews the Clash
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
As Jimmie Johnson attempts to lock himself into the field for the 2024 Daytona 500, he’ll be carrying a famous paint scheme on his path. On Thursday, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB and Carvana unveiled a throwback paint scheme, which honors the look that Richard Petty won the 1964 Daytona 500 with.
“Seeing my family honored in such a significant way by another NASCAR legend, Jimmie Johnson, is a humbling experience,” said Richard Petty, “The King” and co-owner of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB. “It’s a testament to the enduring impact of the Petty family on racing and we couldn’t be prouder to tie our storied history to Jimmie’s success and the future of this great sport.”
The Final Lap Weekly: Who is Running the Busch Light Clash? What’s the Format? And how to watch on TV?
It's time for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season to get kick-started with the Busch Light Clash exhibition event at the LA Memorial Coliseum, and The Final Lap Weekly is BACK! Kerry and Toby break down the format for this year's edition of the race, highlight the entry list for the event, and break down the new faces in new places for 2024.
Additionally, they talk about all of the recent headlines such as Jimmie Johnson's Hall of Fame induction and nine-race schedule, The Rock being named Grand Marshal of the Daytona 500, Josh Williams running some Cup in 2024, and more.
Kerry also reflects on 20 years of The Final Lap as 2024 marks the 20th year that he has done the radio-version of The Final Lap. Cue the music!
Toni Breidinger is set to return to TRICON Garage for a slate of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events in 2024, and she’ll get it all kicked off at Daytona International Speedway in the team’s No. 1 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.
Breidinger will carry primary sponsorship from CELSIUS in that event, and she’ll also compete in the ARCA season-opener at Daytona for Venturini Motorsports as well. Breidinger is scheduled for a full-time ARCA effort in 2024.
Shane van Gisbergen has a big season of NASCAR National Series racing ahead of him as his schedule is sitting at 40 races with the addition of a seven-race NASCAR Cup Series schedule for Kaulig Racing, which was announced on Thursday.
The 34-year-old will pilot the No. 16 Kaulig Cup entry at COTA, Talladega 1, Charlotte, Chicago Street, Watkins Glen, Talladega 2, and Las Vegas 2.
Through a partnership with Trackhouse Racing, Kaulig Racing will also field a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series entry for SVG in 2024.
Joseph Srigley, the Managing Editor of TobyChristie.com, feels the new NASCAR Full Speed docuseries on Netflix rose above the expected concept of being NASCAR’s version of F1’s Drive to Survive. Srigley feels the NASCAR series comes off as far more authentic than the F1 show.
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