Two more NASCAR Cup Series drivers join the late model entry list
North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina had been in decay, for years. With help from the state, the track has been revived and they’re set to open the gates to racing fans.
On May 21, the NASCAR Cup Series will make a return to North Wilkesboro Speedway. It marks the first NASCAR race at the track since 1996.
Ahead of NASCAR’s return, the track will host the CARS Tour Pro Late Models and CARS Tour Late Model Stocks. Both of those events will take place on Wednesday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kevin Harvick and Chase Briscoe have already signed up to compete in the CARS Tour event on May 17. Now, more NASCAR Cup Series drivers have joined the field.
Both Trackhouse Racing drivers have joined the entry list. Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez will both run the CARS Tour race ahead of the NASCAR All-Star Race.
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Ross Chastain comments
Chastain will drive the No. 28 fielded by Pinnacle Racing Group.
“They are paying a million dollars and giving out a beautiful trophy to win the race,” said Ross Chastain.
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Daniel Suarez comments
Daniel Suarez will drive the No. 99 Jockey sponsored machine fielded by R&S Race Cars.
“I have never been to North Wilkesboro nor really spent much time driving a late model,” said Daniel Suarez.
“Every little bit helps. Plus, it’s going to be a lot of fun going short-track racing. Getting familiar with the track will help our program a lot.”
Justin Marks, co-owner of Trackhouse Racing is also a co-owner of the CARS Tour.
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