TC Daily Pit Stop: No. 19 Xfinity Team Headed to Daytona Without Points; Benebone Returns to FRM; Heim Named LEGACY, 23XI Reserver Driver; King's Hawaiian Continues RFK Partnership
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, January 26th, 2024
With Joe Gibbs Racing expanding its NASCAR Xfinity Series operation to four full-time teams in 2024, the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra — which will feature several drivers over the course of the year — will be point-less heading to Daytona.
Steve DeSouza tells TobyChristie.com that the No. 19 will travel to the season-opening event at Daytona without owner points, giving Chandler Smith and the No. 81 Toyota GR Supra points to fall back on.
With Ryan Truex winning at Dover, the No. 19 would be able to qualify into the event by NASCAR’s rainout procedures. Should Truex, Ty Gibbs, Aric Almirola, or John Hunter Nemechek pilot the entry, they would also have a PWP to fall back on.
Corey Heim, one of Toyota’s top NASCAR prospects, will have an increased role within the manufacturers program for 2024, being named as the reserve driver for both LEGACY MOTOR CLUB (#42, #43, #84) and 23XI Racing (#23, #45).
Heim, who advanced to the ‘Championship 4’ in the NASCAR Truck Series in 2023, is set to add that, and a job working the simulator for LEGACY MC to his already busy schedule, which includes a full-time campaign with TRICON Garage, and select Xfinity Series starts for Sam Hunt Racing.
All of the dogs in the Front Row Motorsports shop are rejoicing! Benebone, one of the leading brands of durable chew toys for dogs, is expansion upon its relationship with the organization in 2024.
The company’s primarily green branding will increase its capacity of sponsorship in the NASCAR Cup Series to two races in 2024 — up from one-race in 2023 — backing the No. 34 Ford Mustang at Atlanta and Watkins Glen.
Brad Keselowski and King’s Hawaiian are continuing their partnership into the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season, the organization announced on Thursday, continuing a week-long run of paint scheme reveals for RFK Racing.
The company, which partnered with the team for the first time in 2023, will adorn the No. 6 Ford Mustang in nine NASCAR Cup Series events, at Atlanta, Bristol, Sonoma, Iowa, Daytona-2, Atlanta-2, Watkins Glen, Las Vegas-2, and Martinsville-2.
We are closing in fast on 2024 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, and the confirmed entries for the NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500, NASCAR Xfinity Series race and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race are starting to stack up.
As of January 24, 41 cars are confirmed as entering the Daytona 500, 36 are confirmed to be entering the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and 32 are confirmed to be entering the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event.
We have a list of all of the confirmed entries as well as potential entries that may still come to fruition before the official entry lists are revealed.
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