TC Daily Pit Stop: Mavis Tires & Brakes Partners with Denny Hamlin; Majeski Wins Slinger Nationals; Honeycutt Joins Niece for Pocono
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing have partnered with Mavis Tires & Brakes, which will serve as a five-race primary sponsor of the No. 11 Toyota Camry TRD, starting this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The company, the largest independent tire and service provider in the United States, will return to sponsor the entry at Pocono, Richmond, Michigan, and Watkins Glen.
Kaden Honeycutt will make his eighth NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start of the season in the series’ next event at Pocono Raceway, joining forces with Niece Motorsports to pilot the No. 44 Chevrolet Silverado.
The Willow Park, Texas-native, who has competed for Roper Racing and Young’s Motorsports this season, will jump behind the wheel of the team’s fourth entry, after spending the last couple of weeks working at the shop.
Despite this being a one-race opportunity at the moment, Honeycutt is hopeful that with some sponsorship, the team can add some races to their schedule to round out the 2023 NASCAR Truck Series campaign.
Luke Fenhaus was about 45 seconds away from winning the 2023 Slinger Nationals. As fate would have it, though, a victory wasn’t meant to be, as a caution for Levon Van Der Geest would set up a late-race restart.
That restart, would allow full-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Ty Majeski to stay even with the dominator of the race’s second-half, eventually making the pass clear to the outside to take the victory.
The win is Majeski’s third in the Slinger Nationals, one of only six drivers in the event’s history to have three wins in the prestigious event.
Chase Elliott finished 6th, William Byron 10th, Erik Jones 11th, and Matt Kenseth 22nd, after retiring after only 64 laps.
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