What You Need To Know Today: Kyle Busch Announces Five Truck Series Races

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Kyle Busch announces 2020 Truck Series schedule

  • Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will compete in five NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck series races in 2020:
    • Feb. 21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    • March 14 at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    • March 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
    • March 27 at Texas Motor Speedway
    • May 30 at Kansas Speedway
  • Per NASCAR rules, Busch can only compete in these fives races due to his experience in the Cup Series
  • The 34-year-old driver won all five races he entered in 2019
  • Busch races for his own team, Kyle Busch Motorsports

 

Additional Info: Coverage from NBC Sports2020 Truck Series scheduleKyle Busch Motorsports website

 

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NAPA extends partnership with Hendrick Motorsports through 2022

  • NAPA Auto Parts has agreed to continue as the primary sponsor on Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 9 Chevrolet with driver Chase Elliott through the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season’
  • NAPA will serve as the primary sponsor in 26 races
  • NAPA has been a sponsor with Elliott since 2014, including two seasons in the Xfinity Series and his rookie season in the Cup Series in 2016
  • The 24-year-old driver has a championship and five career victories in the Xfinity Series; in the Cup Series, he has six career victories with a career high of fifth in points in 2017

 

Additional Info: Full story from Kickin’ The Tires’ Sarah HandyStory on NASCAR.comTeam release

 

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Entry list notes for this weekend

  • All three of NASCAR’s national series open this weekend at Daytona International Speedway
  • The first race will be the NextEra Energy Resources 250 for the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series on Friday night (7:30PM ET on FS1)
  • 41 trucks are currently entered in the race, so nine will DNQ
  • The second race of the weekend will be the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for the Xfinity Series on Saturday afternoon (2:30PM ET on FS1)
  • 40 cars are on the entry list, so four will DNQ
  • Finally, Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30PM ET on FOX this Sunday) field will be determined on Thursday in the qualifying races (starting lineups)
  • Three cars will DNQ and the highest finishing “open” cars in qualifying race will compete in the 500
  • The drivers who will have to try and race their way in are Daniel Suarez, Reed Sorenson, Chad Finchum, JJ Yeley, and Timmy Hill
  • The top two starting positions have already been determined, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. starting on the pole and Alex Bowman starting alongside on the front row

 

 

Entry Lists: Truck SeriesXfinity SeriesCup Series

 

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