No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra News and Notes:
· HERBST AT DOVER: Riley Herbst will make his second-career Xfinity Series start at Dover International Speedway this weekend. With one start at the one-mile concrete oval in 2019, Herbst earned valuable experience running the entire race in the top 15 and was poised for a top-10 finish before a late-race spin dropped Herbst off the lead lap where he earned a 15th-place finish. In addition to his Xfinity Series start at the track, Herbst has two K&N East starts scoring two top-10 finishes.
· JGR AT DOVER: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 99 total starts at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In those starts, the team has earned 13 win, 36 top-five finishes, 59 top-10 finishes and 10 pole starting position. The team has led 2,762 laps, completed 18,445 of 19,615 attempted laps (94.0%) and earned an average start of 9.0 and an average finish of 11.8. Kyle Busch leads the team with five wins followed by Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Christopher Bell with two wins each and Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez with one win each.
· STARTING LINE UP: Herbst and the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra team will start Saturday’s race from the sixth position. For Sunday’s race, the starting line-up will be based on the finishing results from Saturday’s race with the top-15 finishers being inverted in the starting line-up.
· THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 18 SUPRA: This week Monster Energy will serve as the primary partner for the No. 18 Toyota Supra team for both races at Dover International Speedway.
· DAYTONA ROAD COURSE RECAP: Herbst started the race at the Daytona Road Course from the 15th position and finished stage one with a fourth-place finish and stage two in 10th place. Running the majority of the race in the top 10, Herbst was able to leave with a solid seventh-place finish.
· POINTS UPDATE: With his seventh-place finish at the Daytona Road Course, Herbst sits 10th in the Xfinity Series point standings.
· RACE INFO: The Drydene 200 at the Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. ET. The second Drydene 200 will be on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Both races will be broadcast on NBCSN, MRN Radio and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.
From the Driver’s Seat:
Riley Herbst: “I’m really looking forward to getting to Dover. I learned a lot there last year and should have had a top-10 finish, but got spun late in the race. Didn’t have damage, so we still got a decent finish. It’s always nice to go back to a track where I’ve been before. With the other doubleheader races this season, we’ve been able to run well and leave with good finishes each day. I think this weekend will be fun. It’s a challenging track, but I ran well there last year and in the K&N Series a few years ago. This weekend gives us two opportunities to get a win for Monster Energy. It would be pretty cool to get a win at the Monster Mile”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!