Riley Herbst Gets Another Ride With JGR At Chicago

Riley Herbst

No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra News and Notes:

·        HERBST AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY: Riley Herbst has two-career starts at Chicagoland Speedway. Both starts came in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Series. In 2018, Herbst qualified 5th, led five laps and earned a sixth-place finish. In 2017, Herbst qualified 15th and finished in the 13th position.

·        EIGHT IN 18: Herbst will pilot the No. 18 Toyota Supra in five more races this season. In addition to Chicagoland Speedway this weekend, Herbst will compete at Daytona International Speedway (July 5), Kentucky Speedway (July 12), Iowa Speedway (July 27) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (September 14). Herbst’s first start of the season came at Richmond Raceway where he started from the pole and finished ninth. Herbst’s next two starts were at Dover International Speedway where he finished 15th and Michigan International Speedway with a 37th-place finish due to an early accident.

·        EARNING SEAT TIME: This season in addition to his eight Xfinity Series starts, Herbst will also compete in several other series as he continues to grow as a driver and learn various tracks around the country. Herbst will compete in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, the ARCA Series and NASCAR K&N Series, as well as late-model and Trans-Am races.

·        DOUBLE-DUTY AT CHICAGOLAND: Herbst will be pulling double-duty at Chicagoland as he races in both the Xfinity and ARCA races this weekend. The ARCA race will be run Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

·        JGR AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 56 total starts at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In those starts, the team has earned seven wins, 16 top-five finishes, 34 top-10 finishes and seven pole starting positions. The team has led 1,601 laps, completed 10,850 of 11,208 attempted laps (96.8%) and earned an average start of 7.8 and an average finish of 11.1. Kyle Busch leads the team with four wins followed by Erik Jones with two wins and Joey Logano with one win.

·        IOWA RECAP: Last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series was on track was June 16 at Iowa Speedway. Harrison Burton and the No. 18 DEX Imaging Toyota Supra team qualified 10th for the Pocono Green 250. Burton had a solid race and stayed in the top-10 nearly all day. Burton raced hard for third in the closing laps but crossed the finish line in the fourth position.

·        THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 18 SUPRA: This week, Monster Energy will serve as the primary partner for the No. 18 Toyota Supra team. 

·        RACE INFO: The Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019. Coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN Radio and the NBC Sports app.

No. 18 Toyota Supra 2019 Season Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
1435913748.010.9

Herbst 2019 Season NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
30011114.320.3

From the Driver’s Seat:

Riley Herbst: “I’m excited to get to Chicago this weekend with the No.18 Supra. I’ve been to Chicagoland before in an ARCA car and it’s actually one of my favorite mile-and-a-half tracks. It’s really bumpy over in turns three and four. You have to make sure your headrest is good or you’ll bounce around a lot. The track is really worn out, so you need tires. I’m going to be running double-duty again, but I think I have a pretty good feel of some key differences between ARCA and Xfinity cars after Michigan. I definitely think we can go out and do really well in the race.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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