Anthony Alfredo Gets Another Daytona Shot

Anthony Alfredo

Anthony Alfredo and the No. 21 Pyro Putty Chevrolet Camaro at Daytona International Speedway
After an action-packed double-header weekend at Dover International Speedway, Anthony Alfredo will be back behind the wheel of the No. 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series entry for Richard Childress Racing. Friday night will mark Alfredo’s first career start at the historic Daytona International Speedway. Earlier this season, Alfredo lead laps at Talladega Superspeedway en route to a strong sixth-place finish.

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Fast Start for Fast Pasta … Running a limited schedule in the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing, Alfredo has secured six top-10 finishes and has an average finish of 11.2. He also won an eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Saturday Night Thunder Race at Dover International Speedway during NASCAR’s hiatus from on-track competition.


What does it mean to you to be racing at Daytona International Speedway for the first time in your career this weekend?

“Every race is a blessing to me, especially competing at this level for an organization like Richard Childress Racing. With that being said, the first race I ever attended as a fan was the 2012 Daytona 500. To roll out onto the track as a competitor at one of NASCAR’s highest levels is an indescribable feeling. It’s also going to be crazy because my first lap will be the green flag since we still don’t have practice or qualifying. Regardless, I am very excited for the opportunity and our only goal is to go win the race in our No. 21 Pyro Putty Chevrolet Camaro.”

You and your team had a strong performance at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this season. What will it take to find victory lane at Daytona on Friday night?

“We’ve had extremely fast Chevrolet Camaros at just about everywhere we’ve been this year, but the superspeedways have historically been some of the best tracks for RCR. We definitely proved how fast we were at Talladega earlier this year when I was able to lead my first career laps in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The biggest challenge is just going to be keeping our No. 21 Pyro Putty Chevrolet clean throughout the race and avoiding the big wrecks. If we can do that, I believe we can put ourselves in position at the end to bring home our first checkered flag.”

Richard Childress Racing at Daytona International Speedway … In 181 career starts at Daytona International Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned six NASCAR Cup Series wins, including three Daytona 500 victories, 38 top-five, and 73 top-10 finishes. The Welcome N.C. organization has also scored six NASCAR Xfinity Series wins at the World Center of Racing.

Catch the Action … The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway will be televised live Friday, August 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway will be televised live Saturday, August 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.


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