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TC Daily Pit Stop: NASCAR Announces Competition-Based Adjustments for 2023, Keselowski, Deegan Announced for Full SRX Campaign, and Herbst Running Daytona 500
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
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On Tuesday, NASCAR announced that the sanctioning body will be doing away with stage break cautions at NASCAR Cup Series road course events during the 2023 season.
Additionally, NASCAR will also remove Stage break cautions from NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races that serve as companion events to NASCAR Cup Series race weekends.
While Stage break cautions will be abolished, Stage Wins and the point bonuses that go along with them will still be awarded throughout the 2023 season on road courses. There will just not be a stoppage of the event to signify the ending of a Stage.
That, and a number of additional rule alterations were announced on Wednesday.
The first batch of full-time competitors for the 2023 Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) campaign has been officially announced, and things are looking pretty competitive for the series’ third season.
Alongside the previously announced part-time drivers of Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, and Helio Castroneves, the series announced a batch of four full-time competitors on Tuesday, all of which have a current or prior affiliation with NASCAR.
Brad Keselowski, 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion, Hailie Deegan, NASCAR Truck Series Most Popular Driver, Bobby Labonte, 2000 NASCAR Cup Series champion, and Ryan Newman will compete full-time in the six-race campaign.
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Rick Ware Racing has signed Riley Herbst, a full-time driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Stewart-Haas Racing, to compete in the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, the team announced Tuesday.
Herbst will drive the No. 15 SUNNYD Ford Mustang in ‘The Great American Race’, which will serve as the driver’s debut in the NASCAR Cup Series. With Rick Ware Racing’s No. 15 holding a charter, the Las Vegas, Nevada native is guaranteed to start the 500-mile contest.
Rick Ware, owner of Rick Ware Racing, enters his 40th season of involvement in motorsports, with the organization’s presence stretching across numerous different series, including the NASCAR Cup Series, NTT IndyCar Series, IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, Supercross, and more.
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