RACE INFO - The DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday September 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBCSN, Sirius XM channel 90 and PRN Radio.
Ryan Preece / No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
PREECE AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Ryan Preece will make his eighth start of the 2018 season for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). For his 12th-career start with JGR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), Preece will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry.
The goal this weekend is to put ourselves in a position to be up front towards the end of the DC Solar 300.
JGR AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing has a total of 47 starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Of those 47 starts, JGR has one win, five poles, 13 top-five finishes, 22 top-10 finishes, an average start of 10.4 and an average finish of 14.3. Kyle Busch holds the lone victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for JGR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
FAN WINS BET, BECOMES RYAN PREECE’S PERSONAL GUEST AT LVMS: Ryan Preece to fulfill promise to Rheem racing fan after Bristol win in early April. Prior to the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300, Preece contacted a fan of Rheem products and Rheem racing, announcing that if he won the race he would personally fly the guest to a race of their choice. After winning the race, the guests chose LVMS as their desired destination. Preece with the support of Rheem, will provide a VIP experience for the guest throughout the weekend as they seek their second win of the season.
THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 18 TOYOTA: This week the No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry will be on display for the DC Solar 300. This will be the sixth time that Rheem will be the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Preece this season.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Preece is scheduled to compete in four more races with Rheem as the Primary sponsor of his No. 18 Toyota Camry. Following Las Vegas, Preece will pilot the Rheem Toyota at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, ISM Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
RYAN PREECE: “Las Vegas provides the No. 18 Rheem team an opportunity to bounce back. We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time last week and I really hate that for our guys. This is a special weekend for us as we will have two Rheem customers with us that won a trip to see me race in Las Vegas. They are a key part of what makes Rheem successful and we are excited to show them the ropes for their first NASCAR weekend. The goal this weekend is to put ourselves in a position to be up front towards the end of the DC Solar 300.”
Ryan Preece's Xfinity Series Stats