Ryan Newman responds to questions during an interview on NASCAR Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Florida (AP Photo / John Raoux)
DAYTON BEACH, FL (AP) – NASCAR's newest day for Dayton 500 (all local):
Ryan Newman will enjoy the opportunity to manage Oscar Meyer's wienermobile. 19659004] Oscar Meyer is the main sponsor of Newman this season of Ford No. 6 for Roush Fenway Racing. Newman was wearing a yellow-orange flash and taking care of his desire to rotate in the famous 27-meter hot-dog on Oscar Meyer's wheels. "I'll do it, yes," Newman said. "I do not think any" Hazzard of the Hazzard "has jumped over" Oscar Meyer "wienermobile." Paul Menard says he spoke to Jimmy Johnson.
Johnson triggered a wreck that destroyed almost the whole field of 20 cars when he lowered himself down and tried to draw Menard as they struggled for the lead. Johnson turned to Menar, starting a massive chain reaction behind him. Johnson went through Menard and won the race short of rain.
"Jimmy did what he did to win.
Menar refused to discuss many specifics of the conversation, saying he was ready to "go ahead" of the incident. Looking at the mirror, "said Manard.
Not everyone was ready to let him go. Partner Corey LaJoie joked that there could be a better shot in the season, "if Jimmy can take another 20 cars on Sunday."
Cory Laoye believes he has the best shot, the best beard in
It is going to be exposed at national level.
LaJoie's face and beard are presented at the front of his Ford 32 for Speedweeks.
"I was initially against this," said LaJoie Media Day at Daytona 500 Wednesday. "But Old Spice had an idea of what they wanted to do, and they were confronted with it. They just gave us the only chance. There were no options A, B and C.
"It was:" Your face moves in the car with what looks like hair down the car because we push our dry shampoo and work. "I was like," Okay, right? "But as soon as we put this thing down, it's just gonna take grip, like no one else, much more than anyone expected."
There were jokes, memories and a lot
Kyle Bush says he's deep in the negotiations to extend the contract with Joe Gibbs Racing. Toyota 18 for Gibbs since 2008 and is in a contract year with the organization. He was surprised that he learned on Wednesday that his contract was public, but pointed out that he was not a real free agent.
"We are currently talking, talking. Everything is coordinated, "Bush said. – It's just a matter of putting a pen on paper. We are all good. "
Bush won 47 races for the Gibbs Cup and the 2015 Championship. Johnny Sauther has saved his season since 2019 about a month after he collapsed without warning.
his trip with GMS Racing in January when the team decided to use the ruling Truck Series champion Brett Moffit
The decision blunted Sauter, who won six GMS races last season and finished fourth in the final of the championship. Sauter won the Truck Series in 2016, did not finish lower than the fourth of the last six seasons and won 13 times for GMS.
Sauter finally gathered a new job just before he had to report to Daytona International Speedway. He will re-race this season for ThorSport Racing, where he competes in 2009 as he joins the GMS in 2016
"I'm going back home," Sauter said. "I could not be more proud than going back there and participating in a championship."
ThorSport expands to four full trucks with Sauter. He will be team mate Matt Krafton, Ben Rhodes, Mait Snyder and Grant Enfinger.
Sauter arrived in Daytona three days before the start of the race from Series Trucks on Friday night.
Casey Mears will have a Daytona 500 paint scheme. Swords provide one of the open places for the race on Sunday when it is ranked Chevrolet 27 in the all-black. Without a guaranteed place on the pitch, Racing failed to sign a primary sponsor in time for a qualification.
Still dressed in a plain black fire suit, Mears had the smallest hat on Rimard on his lap. They literally handed me this hat when I walked through the door, "said Mears on the Daytona 500 media day." I learn as I leave.
The company creates skateboard wheels.
Mears, who has one career cup at 488 starts, said there were no other races scheduled for this season. He is second in the 2006 Daytona 500.
Mears takes second place for Germain in a car built in collaboration with Premium Motorsports. He was one of six drivers who competed for four open spots in the opening season of NASCAR.
Then the chance meeting with a potential sponsor changed Chastain's life.
Chastain was spotted washing the ride between the practices of the DC Solar manager and the chairman was delighted to learn that Chastain had earned extra money to fund his racing dreams. Jeff Carpoff was determined to want to sponsor Chastain and pay for Chastain to run several Xfinity Series races for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Chastain won his second Ganassi outfit and in November there was Xfinity Ghanaie, funded by DC Solar
The joy of his long-awaited break was short. Federal investigators have invaded DC Solar headquarters in December, and Carpoffs have been silent since then. Ghansi has closed the Xfinity team and Chastain has been looking for work roughly a month before the start of the season.
"I do not run the race car that I thought I was going to be, but there are thousands of people whose life is turned upside down. and when I can not sleep at night, that's why, "Chastain said. "Many people who had to find new jobs."
Dennis Hamlin dedicates the NASCAR season to the memory of Joe Gibbs co-founder. Joe Gibbs, the eldest son of the team owner and coach of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died in January at the age of 49. JD Gibbs discovered Hamlin on a late model test at the Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina in the early 2000s. donated $ 111 to the JD Gibbs Legacy Fund for every tour that led to the 11th Toyota in 2019. Hamlin also hopes to dedicate Gibbs' victory, preferably to Daytona.
I said. "Obviously everyone knows how important it was to me and my career and everything he did for us. Of course, track success will be crucial for this. Now, when I bet $ 111 for each lead level, it will be important to get ahead and be at the top. "
Hamlin's lead career is 1380 in 2009
Gibbs has died of complications. after a long battle with degenerative neurological disease. In 2015 it was revealed that it was dealing with "brain-related conditions". At that time he served as president of the JGR.
Daniel Hemek hopes his surprise will be fulfilled in time for the Daytona 500 is just one of many highlights in his recruiting season.
Hemric advances in the final round of qualifying for a car and is ranked 5th in the stand for the time – behind just four eyes of Hendrick Motorsports
Hemric will make his debut in the race for the opening of the season on Sunday and will use the biggest stage to present as the return of NASCAR's earliest stars. Herim grew up in Cannapolis, North Carolina where Earnhardt's family lived, and he grew up, rooted for the late Dale Ernhardt. this is not just for every driver. Hemric will run the Chevrolet 8 used previously by the Earnhardt family patriarch Ralph Earnhardt and later Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Earnhardt's senior manages Chevrolet 3, and Childress brings that number to his grandson, Austin Dillon. Dillon was the No. 3 winner of last year's Daytona 500.
"It's a huge sense of pride being Kannapolis and also a sense of pride in our racing shop when the boys realize where I am from," I was already and I got to this point, he puts every step in reality, "Hemek said. "This is the American dream of how one can get to this level, and I'm made to wear the Canapolis banner and have a chance to build something amazing."
Joey Logano no longer feels like a champion of the NASCAR Cup series
Although he thinks it's cool that people call him "champion," he says, that he and his team of Penske team have to turn the page and start looking for the new season. 19659004] "That was last year," Logano said on Wednesday at Dayton International Spice. "One of my favorite quotes by Roger Pensque is:" Do not travel to your press. "This is last year and we have to keep looking ahead because right now we have been champions in our eyes. As soon as we land here, the championship fun is over and again trying to win another one. We returned to zero with everyone else. "
He finished third at Clash on Sunday and returned to the track three days later for the Daytona 500 media day.
Logano, 28, won his
Logano will try to become the first defender of the series that will win Daytona 500 by Dale Jarrett in 2000.