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Tommy Baldwin Racing Welcomes Ryan Truex for The DAYTONA 500

January 16, 2019 (Mooresville, NC) – Ryan Truex will pilot the No. 71 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener, DAYTONA 500, at Daytona International Speedway.

Taking after family history, Ryan Truex has ascended to the top of the motorsports ladder in just a few short years competing throughout the top tiers of the sport. Driving for several well-acclaimed teams such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Pastrana Waltrip Racing, BK Racing, Biagi Denbeste Racing and Hattori Racing Enterprises, Truex has made starts in all three top NASCAR series. This will mark Truex’s second attempt at qualifying for The DAYTONA 500.

“I am very thankful to TBR and Tommy Baldwin for this opportunity and can’t wait to get to Daytona and back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car,” commented Ryan Truex. “The pressure is on to make it into the race, but Tommy is a true racer, and I know he will put everything into the car to give us a great shot.”

“I’m excited to have Ryan back in a Tommy Baldwin Racing car,” team owner Tommy Baldwin said. “We had success at Daytona in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, in the past. I’ve known the Truex family a very long time, and it’s special that we’ll be able to compete in The DAYTONA 500 together, and hopefully more races as the year goes on. We are still in search of a primary sponsor that we’re hoping to put together in time to give TBR a great run this year!”

Be sure to stay up to date on new driver and sponsor announcements coming soon by following TBR on social media (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram). For more information on Tommy Baldwin Racing, visit www.tommybaldwinracing.com. For interest in sponsorship opportunities, email TB@TommyBaldwinRacing.com.

William Byron Leads The Pack Practice at Daytona in Final Practice before the 2018 Clash

William Byron leads the way in his #24  Axalta sponsored Chevrolet the final practice  before Sundays Advanced Auto Parts Clash.

Like last season, the starting field for the 2018 Advanced Auto Parts Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria.

A total of 20 drivers are eligible to participate in the annual preseason, 75 lap, two segments, non-points race. A competition caution on Lap 25 will separate the two segments. The event will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

3 drivers will not expected to race are  Dale Earnhardt Jr, Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick making it a 17 car field.

The Clash had become a traditional night race is now moved back to the day time. Driver intros are scheduled for 2:30  on Sunday and they will go green at 3:00PM.

Eligible Drivers

2017 Coors Light Pole Winners

Ryan Blaney

Kurt Busch

Kyle Busch

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Chase Elliott

Denny Hamlin

Kevin Harvick

Erik Jones

Matt Kenseth

Brad Keselowski

Kyle Larson

Joey Logano

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

Former Daytona 500 Pole Winners

Austin Dillon

Jimmie Johnson

Danica Patrick

2017 Monster Energy Playoff Participants

Kasey Kahne

Jamie McMurray

Ryan Newman

Daytona International Speedway Complete Feb. 2018 Race Schedule

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
ARCA RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY MENARDS
EVENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, February 7
7:00 AM 4:00 PM ARCA CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:30 AM ARCA HAULERS ENTER
9:00 AM 6:00 PM ARCA GARAGE OPEN

Thursday, February 8
8:00 AM 5:00 PM ARCA CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:00 AM 7:00 PM ARCA GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM 11:30 AM Pace Vehicle Rides
12:00 PM 3:00 PM BROADCASTING SET-UP
1:30 PM ARCA ROOKIE MEETING
2:00 PM ARCA DRIVER / SPOTTER MEETING
2:30 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
3:15 PM 3:45 PM ARCA ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
4:00 PM 6:00 PM ARCA PRACTICE

Friday, February 9
7:00 AM 4:00 PM ARCA CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:00 AM 5:30 PM ARCA GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
9:30 AM 10:30 AM ARCA FINAL PRACTICE
10:00 AM 12:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER
10:00 AM 5:00 PM MENCS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
12:00 PM 5:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
3:30 PM ARCA QUALIFYING (GROUP QUALIFYING)

Saturday, February 10
8:00 AM 4:00 PM MENCS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:00 AM 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM 10:00 AM TRACK LAPS (DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY)
9:00 AM 3:00 PM ARCA CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
9:30 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM ARCA GARAGE OPENS
10:00 AM 4:30 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
10:35 AM 11:55 AM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE (CLASH)
12:00 PM 12:30 PM TV TELEVISION EXHIBITION RUNS
12:30 PM 2:00 PM ARCA GARAGE OPEN TO FANS
1:05 PM 1:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
1:45 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (PIT ROAD)
2:00 PM 2:30 PM TV TELEVISION EXHIBITION RUNS
2:45 PM ARCA DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
3:05 PM 3:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE
4:15 PM ARCA DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:45 PM ARCA RACE (80 LAPS, 200 MILES)
6:30 PM MENCS RANDOM DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITION (FAN ZONE) & DRAWING FOR PIT
SELECTION (FAN ZONE)

Sunday, February 11
7:00 AM 3:00 PM MENCS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
7:00 AM 7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM 8:30 AM NASCAR MEDIA RIDES
8:30 AM 9:30 AM NASCAR PACE VEHICLE RIDES
9:30 AM 11:00 AM Pace Vehicle Rides (Daytona International Speedway)
10:00 AM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
10:45 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
11:30 AM 5:00 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
12:15 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
2:30 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM MENCS RACE (75 LAPS, 187.5 MILES)
Monday, February 12
8:00 AM 5:00 PM RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM (DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY)
Tuesday, February 13
8:00 AM 5:00 PM RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM (DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY)

Wednesday, February 14
8:00 AM 5:00 PM RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM (DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY)
9:00 AM 4:00 PM NCWTS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
10:00 AM 12:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
12:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
2/2/2018 (EASTERN) Eastern Standard Time
When vehicles are not moving, properly credentialed and accompanied Minors are welcomed in the NASCAR Garage.

Thursday, February 15
9:00 AM 11:00 AM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:00 AM 5:00 PM NCWTS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM 5:00 PM NXS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM 7:00 PM MENCS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:30 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM 10:30 AM MEDIA RIDES
10:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
10:15 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
10:30 AM 11:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
10:30 AM NCWTS SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
11:00 AM 5:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
11:35 AM 12:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
1:00 PM 1:30 PM NASCAR PACE VEHICLE RIDES
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Pace Vehicle Rides (Daytona International Speedway)
2:25 PM 3:25 PM NCWTS 2ND PRACTICE
3:30 PM 4:30 PM TV TELEVISION EXHIBITION RUNS
3:30 PM 11:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
3:45 PM MENCS SPOTTERS MEETING
4:35 PM 5:25 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (PIT ROAD)
5:15 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
6:00 PM 11:00 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
6:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM MENCS 1ST QUALIFYING RACE (60 LAPS, 150 MILES)
8:45 PM Approx MENCS 2ND QUALIFYING RACE (60 LAPS, 150 MILES)

Friday, February 16
9:00 AM 5:00 PM MENCS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM 5:00 PM NXS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
9:00 AM 9:30 AM NASCAR MEDIA RIDES
9:00 AM 6:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
9:30 AM 10:00 AM NASCAR PACE VEHICLE RIDES
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Pace Vehicle Rides (Daytona International Speedway)
10:30 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (STATION 3)
10:30 AM 8:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
10:45 AM NXS SPOTTERS MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
11:00 AM NXS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:15 AM 11:30 AM NXS ROOKIE TRACK RIDE
12:05 PM 12:55 PM NXS 1ST PRACTICE
12:30 PM 4:30 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
1:05 PM 1:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE
2:05 PM 2:55 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE
3:00 PM 3:45 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
3:05 PM 3:55 PM MENCS PRACTICE
4:30 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
6:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (PIT ROAD)
6:15 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)
Saturday, February 17
8:00 AM 9:00 AM NASCAR MEDIA RIDES
8:00 AM 3:00 PM MENCS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:00 AM 3:00 PM NXS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:00 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
8:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Pace Vehicle Rides (Daytona International Speedway)
9:35 AM NXS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
10:00 AM 3:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM 11:30 AM TV TELEVISION EXHIBITION RUNS
11:30 AM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
11:30 AM 1:30 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
12:05 PM 12:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
1:00 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (PIT ROAD)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM NXS RACE (120 LAPS, 300 MILES)

Sunday, February 18
7:00 AM 8:00 AM NASCAR PACE VEHICLE RIDES
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Pace Vehicle Rides (Daytona International Speedway)
7:30 AM 3:00 PM MENCS NASCAR CREDENTIALS OPEN
8:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
11:30 AM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
12:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES GARAGE
AREA TENT)
2/2/2018 (EASTERN) Eastern Standard Time
When vehicles are not moving, properly credentialed and accompanied Minors are welcomed in the NASCAR Garage.
1:30 PM 7:30 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
1:45 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM MENCS RACE (200 LAPS, 500 MILES)