Riley Herbst’s Charlotte News And Notes

Riley Herbst

No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra News and Notes:

· HERBST AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: For the sixth race of the 2020 season, Riley Herbst will make his first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. While this will be his first start at the track in the Xfinity Series, Herbst has two starts at the track in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Series. In those two starts, Herbst has a best finish of second in 2018.

· JGR AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 96 total starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In those starts, the team has earned eight wins, 37 top-five finishes, 56 top-10 finishes and six pole starting positions. The team has led 1,742 laps, completed 18,457 of 19,187 attempted laps (96.2%) and earned an average start of 10.6 and an average finish of 12.1. Kyle Busch leads the team with five wins followed by Mike Bliss, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin with one win each.

· DARLINGTON RECAP: With the Xfinity Series retuning to the track for the first time following a two-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, teams unloaded at Darlington Raceway for the fifth race of the season. Starting the race from the fifth position for his first appearance at the 1.366-mile track, Herbst spent most of the day learning how to maneuver around the historic track. Poised for a solid top-15 finish, contact with the wall in the closing laps slowed the Monster Energy Supra. Herbst was able to hold on for an 18th-place finish at the South Carolina track.

· POINTS STANDINGS: Following his 18th-place finish at Darlington Raceway, Herbst remains 11th in the Xfinity Series point standings, 95 points out of first place.

· 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 Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Monday, May 25, 2020. Coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, PRN Radio and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.

From the Driver’s Seat: Riley Herbst

You get to race again on Monday. Are you excited for Charlotte?

“I’ve actually seen Charlotte – been around that place. I’m looking forward to that. Still with no practice or qualifying, I think that’s going to benefit me because we are equipped and we have a really good setup for Charlotte. We are not behind the eight ball because me and Harrison (Burton) have actually been to Charlotte, so we will be ready to go.”


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