TC Daily Pit Stop: LEGACY MC Switching to Toyota in 2024; Chastain Honoring DJ, Adds Two Xfinity Races; RCR Loses Penalty Appeal
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023
LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Switching to Toyota for 2024 Cup Series Season
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It’s May 3rd, 2023 and we’re already starting to put pieces together for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season. The first team to show their cars: LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, who announced Tuesday that they’ll switch from Chevrolet to Toyota next year.
The addition of the organization’s two entries to Toyota Racing Development’s platform, ensures that eight entries will run full-time for the manufacturer, the most involvement the program has seen since 2011.
LEGACY MOTOR CLUB joins Joe Gibbs Racing and 23XI Racing as part of Toyota’s program for 2024, but the teams will not rely on each other, via alliances, but rather be their own independent factions for the manufacturer.
Richard Childress Racing Loses Appeal for Martinsville L1 Penalty
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On Tuesday, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel heard and considered the appeal of an L1-level penalty issued to Austin Dillon, Keith Rodden, and Richard Childress Racing on April 19, following the NASCAR Cup Series event at Martinsville.
The three-person panel – consisting of Kirk Russell, Lake Speed, and Kevin Whitaker – has ruled that the organization did indeed violate the rule that was set forward in NASCAR’s Penalty Notice, therefore affirming and upholding the original penalty.
According to NASCAR’s original penalty notice, Richard Childress Racing violated Sections 14.1.C, E & Q Overall Assembled Vehicle Rules, and 14.6.1.A & B Underwing Assembly Mounting of the NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book.
Ross Chastain Running Sonoma, Indy RC with Skip Barber Racing School, DGM Racing
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Ross Chastain will welcome a new partner in the form of Skip Barber Racing School, as he adds an additional two NASCAR Xfinity Series events to his schedule this season for DGM Racing, at Sonoma and Indy’s RC.
Chastain will drive the No. 91 Skip Barber Racing School Chevrolet Camaro in the events, as he attempts to gain additional road course experience for his NASCAR Cup Series duties with Trackhouse Racing.
Ross Chastain, Worldwide Express Honoring Dale Jarrett with 2001 UPS Throwback Scheme
PC: Trackhouse Racing
Ross Chastain and Trackhouse Racing will honor 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett, as the NASCAR Cup Series returns to Darlington Raceway for the track’s ninth annual Throwback Weekend.
Chastain, who drives the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro, will compete in the Goodyear 400 with a paint scheme designed to match that of Jarrett and Robert Yates Racing in 2001, the first year of the team’s relationship with UPS.
Worldwide Express, the nation’s largest non-retail UPS Authorized Reseller, will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 1 Chevrolet at Darlington and was behind the idea of honoring Jarrett and his long-time sponsor UPS, which spent more than a decade in NASCAR.
Instacoat Premium Products Joins Forces with McAnally Hilgemann Racing for Four Races
Instacoat Premium Products (IPP) will join McAnally-Hilgemann Racing as a four-race sponsor of the No. 19 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, beginning with Saturday’s Heart of America 200 at Kansas Speedway.
The company, which was launched in the late 1990s, has spent years attempting to perfect its line of liquid rubber products and technologies and provides solutions for waterproofing, roofing, containment, and below-grade waterproofing.
Christian Eckes, who captured McAnally-Hilgemann Racing’s first victory in the NASCAR Truck Series earlier this year at Atlanta, will be the face of the partnership, with his No. 19 Chevrolet Silverado carrying the colors of IPP at Kansas, Nashville, Richmond, and Homestead.
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