NASCAR XFINITY Series - Firecracker 250
June 30, 2017 - Daytona International Speedway-Daytona Beach, FL
This Week's Rheem Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach native Ben Kennedy will race at the speedway his family built for the first time as a NASCAR XFINITY Series driver this weekend. Kennedy has three previous starts at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with a best finish of 15th coming in 2014. Although he has yet to race at Daytona in the XFINITY Series, he does have a previous NXS superspeedway start for Richard Childress Racing earlier this year, garnering an impressive fourth-place finish at Talladega.
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This weekend, Kennedy will honor the VMAQ-2 unit of the United States Marine Corps on the windshield of the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet for the conclusion of the NASCAR Salutes campaign to honor our nation's military. The VMAQ-2 unit is based out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Cherry Point, North Carolina.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet Kennedy at the NXS driver autograph session on Friday, starting at 12:00 p.m. local time. He will appear with his RCR teammates and other NXS drivers in the midway to take pictures and sign autographs.
Are you excited to get back to restrictor-plate racing? You did well at Talladega earlier this year.
"I always love going to superspeedways. You've got stay up front and out of trouble when you're racing at Daytona. You have to run well or you'll probably end up in a bad situation. I think this No. 2 Rheem Chevy team can have a great night. We had a pretty good showing in Talladega with finishing fourth, and I think we'll show the same speed and power in Daytona."