TC Daily Pit Stop: RCR Working on Kyle Busch Run in V8 Supercars; Toyota Unveils New NASCAR Camry; NASCAR Releases Top-Five in Most Popular Driver Voting; Kaz Grala Out at Sam Hunt Racing
TC Daily Pit Stop: Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
According to a report from V8 Sleuth, Richard Childress Racing and Erebus Motorsport are working towards fielding a wildcard entry in the 2024 Adelaide 500 for Kyle Busch.
The Adelaide 500 falls on a NASCAR Cup Series offweekend in 2024, and would serve as the perfect race for Busch to make his V8 Supercars debut.
RCR, which fielded an entry for Erebus Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course in the NASCAR Cup Series race in 2023, has been in talks about extending Kostecki’s NASCAR involvement with RCR going forward.
On Monday, Toyota Racing officially showed off the new look of its NASCAR Cup Series car for the 2024 season. The Toyota teams will field the Toyota Camry XSE beginning at the Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
The new body design, which was brought to life by Toyota, Toyota Racing Development, and Calty Designs, utilizes the same body styling characteristics observed on the recently-released 2025 Toyota Camry XSE as closely as possible.
With the deadline for the voting period nearing its end, NASCAR has released the top-five lists of drivers in Most Popular Driver voting in the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series ranks.
Chase Elliott, who is looking for his sixth-consecutive MPD Award in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2024, is among the top-five NASCAR Cup Series drivers in voting. Elliott is joined by 2023 champion Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Ross Chastain, and Kyle Larson.
Justin Allgaier, Josh Berry, Sheldon Creed, Cole Custer, and Josh Williams are the top-five in NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver voting.
Hailie Deegan, who is looking for her third-consecutive Truck Series MPD Award is in the top-five of voting in that series. Deegan is joined by Matt DiBenedetto, Stewart Friesen, Carson Hocevar, and champion Ben Rhodes.
Kaz Grala, who recorded two top-five finishes and eight top-10s in his first NASCAR Xfinity Series season with Sam Hunt Racing, will not return for a second year with the organization.
SHR made the announcement of Grala’s departure in a social media post on Monday.
“A record-breaking year for Kaz Grala behind the wheel of our No. 26 GR Supra,” the social media post reads. “Kaz, thank you for all you’ve done here at Sam Hunt Racing. We wish you the very best on your next venture.”
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