No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra News and Notes:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Riley Herbst and the No. 18 Monster Energy team head to Bristol Motor Speedway locked into the Playoffs. This weekend is the wrap up for the Xfinity Series regular season on the 0.533-mile short track. This is Herbst’s second start on the high-banked concrete oval, but he also has several laps from other series. This team is focused on being a major challenger and are ready to take on the playoffs.
JGR AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: JGR has 102 total starts at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NXS, earning 13 wins, 34 top-five finishes, 49 top-10 finishes and 11 pole-starting positions. The team has led 3,262 laps and earned an average start of 11.0 and an average finish of 14.4.
RACE INFO: Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile) begins at 7:00 p.m.ET on Friday, September 18, 2020. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Riley Herbst: “Our Monster Energy team is headed to Bristol locked into the Xfinity Series Playoffs. We had ups and downs at Richmond last week, but we learned a lot as a team. Our goal is to stay out of trouble and focus on the big picture which is running for a championship. It’s crunch time and Dave (Rogers) will make sure everyone has the right focus. We know as a team we are strong competitors. We can’t beat ourselves or make mistakes. I have run several laps on the unique short track in different series and I have been going over notes, talking to teammates, reviewing film and using all the tools JGR and TRD provide. I feel confident we have the right team, crew chief and Supras to be competitive throughout the playoffs. Now it is up to us to get the best finish we can.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!