Riley Herbst Makes Second Kentucky Race

Riley Herbst & Tyler Ankrum


No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra News and Notes:

·        HERBST AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY: This weekend, Riley Herbst will make his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Kentucky Speedway. Despite this Xfinity Series debut, Herbst experienced Kentucky Speedway during the 2017 Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Series. His one start at the track left him with a seventh-place finish.

·        EIGHT IN 18: This weekend will mark Herbst’s sixth start of the season in the No. 18 Toyota Supra. Following this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Herbst will compete in the No. 18 Supra twice more this season at the Iowa Speedway (July 27) and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (September 14). His five prior starts in the No. 18 Toyota Supra were at Richmond Raceway, Dover International Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, and Daytona International Speedway, earning him an average start of 12.4 and average finish of 17.8.

·        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.

·        JGR AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing has 61 total starts at Kentucky Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team has earned six wins, 27 top-five finishes, 37 top-10 finishes, and nine pole starting positions. Joe Gibbs Racing team has led 1,460 laps, completed 11,558 of 12,116 attempted laps (95.4%), and earned an average start of 8.2 and an average finish of 11.3. Joey Logano leads the team with three wins, followed by Kyle Busch’s two wins, and Christopher Bell’s one win.

·        DAYTONA RECAP: Last weekend at Daytona International Speedway, Herbst drove the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra. Herbst started in the 11th position and finished 18th.

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

·        RACE INFO: The Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2019. Coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN Radio, the NBC Sports app and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

No. 18 Toyota Supra 2019 Season Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
16361903758.211.2

Herbst 2019 Season NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
50020111.815.8

Herbst at Kentucky Speedway – ARCA Racing Series:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
10010511.07.0

From the Driver’s Seat:

Riley Herbst: “I’ve been to Kentucky Speedway once in an ARCA car and had a good run. It was repaved the last time I went, so hopefully since cars have been on it some with the other series, it won’t be as new feeling. Turns three and four are really flat compared to one and two, so we’ll work to set up the Monster Energy Supra to handle the challenge of the different turns. Ben (Beshore) and the guys always bring fast Supra’s and I am ready to get to Kentucky to see what we can do Friday night.” 

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

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