Riley Herbst Makes His Dover Debut

Kyle Busch

No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra News and Notes:

·        HERBST AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: When Riley Herbst climbs in the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra this weekend at Dover International Speedway, it will mark his first Xfinity Series start at the track. While this will be his first Xfinity Series start at the track, he has two NASCAR K&N East Series starts at the one-mile oval. In those two starts, Herbst finished in the top 10 for both races with an average finish of 7.5.

·        EIGHT IN 18: Herbst will make eight starts this season in the No. 18 Toyota Supra. In his first start of the season, Herbst finished ninth at Richmond Raceway. This weekend at Dover will mark his second start of the year in the Xfinity season with his remaining races including Michigan International Speedway (June 8), Chicagoland Speedway (June 29), Daytona International Speedway (July 5), Kentucky Speedway (July 12), Iowa Speedway (July 27) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (September 14). Herbst will share the No. 18 Supra with veteran Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jeffery Earnhardt and Harrison Burton.

·        JGR AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 93 total starts at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In those starts, the team has earned 12 wins, 35 top-five finishes, 57 top-10 finishes and 10 pole starting positions. The team has led 2,718 laps, completed 17,676 of 18,415 attempted laps (96.0%) and earned an average start of 9.1 and an average finish of 11.3. Kyle Busch leads the team with five wins followed by Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano with two wins each and Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Christopher Bell with one each.  

·        THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 18 SUPRA: Monster Energy returns this week as the primary partner for the No. 18 Toyota Supra team. 

·        RACE INFO: The Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019. Coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

Riley Herbst at Dover International Speedway – NASCAR K&N East Series:

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No. 18 Toyota Supra 2019 Season Stats:

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From the Driver’s Seat:

Riley Herbst: “I’m excited to get back in the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra this weekend at Dover. This is a track where I’ve run well in the K&N Series, so I’m hoping that I can take what I know from that series and have a little quicker learning curve than what I had at Richmond a few weeks ago when my first laps at the track were for practice. I know Ben (Beshore, crew chief) and all of the guys on the 18 team will have a fast Supra and I just hope to do my job and get these guys a good finish.”


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