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The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation has created a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive a 2018 Toyota Tundra and Bass TRACKER® Heritage Edition Boat.

A portion of the proceeds will help in the construction of the Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Emergency Department at Novant Health in Charlotte, N.C., and help raise awareness, boost advocacy, and generate financial support for initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers. In May, Truex, the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, and long-time partner Sherry Pollex presented a check for $1.2 million from the foundation to Novant Health for these projects during the foundation’s ninth annual Catwalk for a Cause charity event.

To enter, visit www.MartinTruexJrFoundation.org/sweeps to make a $25 non-tax deductible donation. Entries must be submitted by Oct. 21, 2018.

“It’s great to have two of my long-time sponsors, Bass Pro Shops and Toyota, come together to support the long-term efforts of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and SherryStrong.org,” said Truex, the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series Champion who will drive Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/Ducks Unlimited Toyota Camry this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. “Novant Health has been such an important part of our lives the past few years so it’s an honor to give back to them for all they’ve done for Sherry and me. This program also allows us to continue other ongoing programs in the fight against ovarian and childhood cancers.”

Race fans at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend can see the Toyota Tundra and Bass TRACKER® Heritage Edition Boat and enter the sweepstakes at the Toyota Racing Pit Pass display. The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation will also have a display at the track for signups throughout the weekend.

“I can’t thank you enough for supporting Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and Sherry Strong,” said Pollex. “You are helping us by providing financial support for underfunded cancer research initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers. You truly are a part of our family by donating $25.00 to help improve lives, inspire smiles and realize dreams. Who knows, you may win an awesome Toyota Tundra and Bass Boat as well. Martin and I appreciate your donation very much!”

The Toyota truck is a 2018 Tundra Crew Max SR5 4x4. Factory Options include the TRD Off Road Package, Entune Premium Audio, SR5 Upgrade Package. The exterior color is Super White 040 and the interior is Black FB20.

The Bass TRACKER 40th Anniversary Heritage Edition boat pays homage to the fishing boat TRACKER founder Johnny Morris first introduced in the late 1970s that revolutionized the boating industry. The classically-styled design features chocolate brown carpet, rich tan marine-grade upholstery, white wheels and moon-style chrome hubcaps. Each Heritage Edition boat carries the original Bass TRACKER logo and is equipped with a Mercury outboard, Minn Kota trolling motor, Lowrance fishfinder and custom-matched trailer.

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Officials from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) announced today that Monarch Token, the world’s dominant cryptocurrency wallet has partnered with Trading View to support Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
 
Peachtree, Ga. native Reed Sorenson will drive the car – set to make his 300th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start and first for RWR. 
 
Trading View is a comprehensive, all-in-one financial platform to analyze, discuss and trade financial instruments.
 
They enable self-directed traders and investors to grow from zero to hero. Part of their mission is to level the playing field and democratize the world of finance by making it available to everyone.
 
Currently, Trading View has approximately 7 million monthly active users, a massive community of crypto enthusiasts, 50 plus stock exchanges and nearly 30 crypto exchanges supported. The company has seen over a 200 percent growth over the last three years.
 
This weekend in Thunder Valley will mark the company’s first foray into Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition.
 
“We’re very excited to have the support of Monarch Token and Trading View onboard for this weekend at Bristol,” said Rick Ware Racing team principal Rick Ware. “Our team is very passionate about welcoming new partners with open arms and showing them the benefits that NASCAR has to offer.
 
“Bristol always has the tendency to put on a great race, especially when its ran under the lights. We’re looking for a productive race with a top-25 finish in our No. 51 Trading View Ford Fusion.”
 
Thomasville, N.C.’s-based Rick Ware Racing, a Cup Series chartered team will make their fourth start at the famed 0.533-mile oval this weekend. The team hopes to improve on a track-best result of 32nd delivered by B.J. McLeod last August.
 
The team’s best effort to date this season came in the season-opening Daytona 500 when Justin Marks drafted his No. 51 car to a solid 12th place result. Ray Black Jr. followed up with a noteworthy 16th place run at the “World Center of Racing” in July.
 
The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is set for Saturday night, Aug. 18th with coverage on NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90. Event coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
 
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For the first time since the July race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Kevin Harvick will get behind the wheel of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for “America’s Night Race” this weekend. 

 

Harvick heads to Bristol with his head held high as he leads the series with seven points-paying wins and 40 playoff points. The Bakersfield, California native remains second in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings with 924 points, trailing leader Kyle Busch by 62 points with three races remaining in the 26-race regular season.

 

At the conclusion of regular-season-ending Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the points leader collects 15 playoff points while the driver who finishes second collects 10. That five-point differential between first and second in the regular-season championship could play a vital role in whether a driver makes the winner-take-all Championship 4 playoff finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

In addition, with his 44th career Cup Series win Sunday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Harvick became the first driver since Busch in 2008 to win seven of the first 23 races in a season. It also moved him into a tie with Bill Elliott for 17th on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series win list.

 

With the end of the regular season in sight, each race is an opportunity to kick it up a notch. Harvick and the No. 4 Jimmy John’s team have been the freaks of the Cup Series field in 2018. They are putting up freaky numbers with a series-best 1,190 laps led, 17 top-five finishes and 19 top-10s.

 

Harvick has some impressive statistics on Bristol’s high banks, having led 876 laps at the short track while earning two wins, 12 top-five finishes and 18 top-10s in 35 starts. In his nine starts at Bristol for SHR, he has accumulated six top-10 finishes, including one victory.

 

While the No. 4 team’s stats are impressive, it’s only looking for one thing this weekend – to get its Freaky Fast Ford back to victory lane at Bristol.

 

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As one of the longest standing partners with JTG Daugherty Racing, BUSH’S Beans has signed a multi-year partnership renewal with the race team as a primary partner on the No. 37 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and an associate partner on both the No. 37 and the No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
 
“BUSH’S Beans has been with us almost since our first season in NASCAR, a partner with the team for more than 15 years,” JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geschickter said. “BUSH’S Beans is a private, family-owned business and has a culture that shares a lot of the same values that we do at JTG Daugherty Racing. Not only are they one of our longest standing partners of the race team, but they are also very close friends and we are proud to continue to showcase their brand at NASCAR’s highest level of competition.”
 
BUSH’S Beans is celebrating their 110th-year anniversary in 2018, a family-owned operation that began as a tomato cannery in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee in 1908. Since then, they have grown to be one of the largest high-quality canned variety bean distributors in the world and are still family-owned and operating out of Chestnut Hill.
 
“We are proud to extend our relationship with JTG Daugherty Racing,” Mike Morris, senior brand manager at Bush Brothers & Company, said. “Jodi, Tad and all the folks at JTG have been incredibly helpful in growing our business for nearly two decades and we look forward to continuing our partnership on and off the race track.”
 
BUSH’S Beans next primary appearance will be on Buescher’s No. 37 Camaro ZL1 at BUSH’S Beans hometown track, Bristol Motor Speedway, on August 18 for the coveted Bristol night race.

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for “America’s Night Race.” Aric Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) earned a solid sixth-place finish at the “Last Great Colosseum” during this year’s spring event and are looking to continue their success there Saturday night.  

 

The stop at Bristol should provide confidence for the 34-year-old Almirola as he was the top finishing SHR driver during the spring race – one of his 10 top-10 finishes this season. In addition to gaining more confidence, Almirola’s No. 10 Ford Fusion will have Smithfield’s Anytime Favorites brand adorning the car.

 

Almirola has been successful this season at short tracks, in general, completing 99.8 percent of all possible laps and collecting four of his top-10 results at tracks 1.058 miles or less. His lone top-five result this season came on the mile oval at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, where he led 42 laps before ultimately finishing third.

 

Before donning his helmet this weekend, Almirola will first put on his super-dad hat as he prepares his two kids, Abby and Alex, for their first day back to school. And just like he has to be fast on the track, Almirola will have to be fast preparing a protein-packed breakfast in the morning to power up his kids’ day of learning. Luckily, Smithfield has the perfect product line for Almirola to be quick in the morning – Smithfield’s Anytime Favorites. Anytime Favorites will help Almirola make the transition from those slow summer mornings to the rushed, school-day wake-up calls a breeze as all he needs to do is to open the package and add eggs to the contents for an easy family breakfast.

 

Almirola and Smithfield know that breakfast is important for all kids, and that’s why he and Smithfield are committed to ensuring everyone has access to this essential meal needed to perform successfully in school. Smithfield has once again partnered with No Kid Hungry, doubling its donation to 2 million meals to support the organization’s in-school breakfast programs that help ensure the 1 in 6 American children struggling with hunger can check this item off their list, too. Additionally, Almirola’s No. 10 Ford Fusion will be sporting a unique Anytime Favorites livery at Bristol to highlight the back-to-school favorite while also encouraging race fans to show their breakfast via social media using #BreakfastPower. For every breakfast photo shared with the hashtag, Smithfield will donate 10 meals to No Kid Hungry – helping more kids get access to healthy meals.

 

As the action heats up Saturday night, know that Almirola and his Smithfield team will also be powered by breakfast at Bristol.

 

Even though Smithfield is focused on school-day breakfast this weekend at Bristol, summer is still in full swing. Fans have the opportunity to continue celebrating the grilling season by entering Smithfield’s “Hero of the Grill” contest that Almirola and five-time world-champion barbecue pitmaster Tuffy Stone helped launch earlier this year. Fans are encouraged to nominate their favorite grill hero by visiting SmithfieldGetGrilling.com. One “Hero of the Grill” nominee will win $5,000. Plus, the first 10,000 nominees will have the chance to see their name featured on Almirola’s No. 10 Smithfield Ford at Richmond (Va.) Raceway in September. 

 

Fans can also enter for their chance to win Smithfield’s Smoke Machine Mustang designed by team co-owner Tony Stewart with the help of drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. They helped create a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3 that will be given away to one lucky fan. Fans can register for their chance to win the suped-up Mustang and a trip to November’s Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead by visiting SmithfieldRacing.com, or by texting SMOKE to 82257.

 

Bristol marks the 21st points-paying event during which the Smithfield livery has adorned Almirola’s No. 10 Ford Fusion. Smithfield, a brand of Smithfield Foods, which is based approximately five hours northeast of SHR headquarters in Smithfield, Virginia, is in its seventh season with Almirola and its first with SHR. Founded in 1936, Smithfield is a leading provider of high-quality pork products, with a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and a wide variety of fresh pork cuts.

 

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This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for “America’s Night Race.” Aric Almirola and the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Fusion team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) earned a solid sixth-place finish at the “Last Great Colosseum” during this year’s spring event and are looking to continue their success there Saturday night. 

The stop at Bristol should provide confidence for the 34-year-old Almirola as he was the top finishing SHR driver during the spring race – one of his 10 top-10 finishes this season. In addition to gaining more confidence, Almirola’s No. 10 Ford Fusion will have Smithfield’s Anytime Favorites brand adorning the car.

Almirola has been successful this season at short tracks, in general, completing 99.8 percent of all possible laps and collecting four of his top-10 results at tracks 1.058 miles or less. His lone top-five result this season came on the mile oval at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, where he led 42 laps before ultimately finishing third.

Before donning his helmet this weekend, Almirola will first put on his super-dad hat as he prepares his two kids, Abby and Alex, for their first day back to school. And just like he has to be fast on the track, Almirola will have to be fast preparing a protein-packed breakfast in the morning to power up his kids’ day of learning. Luckily, Smithfield has the perfect product line for Almirola to be quick in the morning – Smithfield’s Anytime Favorites. Anytime Favorites will help Almirola make the transition from those slow summer mornings to the rushed, school-day wake-up calls a breeze as all he needs to do is to open the package and add eggs to the contents for an easy family breakfast.

Almirola and Smithfield know that breakfast is important for all kids, and that’s why he and Smithfield are committed to ensuring everyone has access to this essential meal needed to perform successfully in school. Smithfield has once again partnered with No Kid Hungry, doubling its donation to 2 million meals to support the organization’s in-school breakfast programs that help ensure the 1 in 6 American children struggling with hunger can check this item off their list, too. Additionally, Almirola’s No. 10 Ford Fusion will be sporting a unique Anytime Favorites livery at Bristol to highlight the back-to-school favorite while also encouraging race fans to show their breakfast via social media using #BreakfastPower. For every breakfast photo shared with the hashtag, Smithfield will donate 10 meals to No Kid Hungry – helping more kids get access to healthy meals.

As the action heats up Saturday night, know that Almirola and his Smithfield team will also be powered by breakfast at Bristol.

Even though Smithfield is focused on school-day breakfast this weekend at Bristol, summer is still in full swing. Fans have the opportunity to continue celebrating the grilling season by entering Smithfield’s “Hero of the Grill” contest that Almirola and five-time world-champion barbecue pitmaster Tuffy Stone helped launch earlier this year. Fans are encouraged to nominate their favorite grill hero by visiting SmithfieldGetGrilling.com. One “Hero of the Grill” nominee will win $5,000. Plus, the first 10,000 nominees will have the chance to see their name featured on Almirola’s No. 10 Smithfield Ford at Richmond (Va.) Raceway in September.

Fans can also enter for their chance to win Smithfield’s Smoke Machine Mustang designed by team co-owner Tony Stewart with the help of drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. They helped create a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3 that will be given away to one lucky fan. Fans can register for their chance to win the suped-up Mustang and a trip to November’s Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead by visiting SmithfieldRacing.com, or by texting SMOKE to 82257.

Bristol marks the 21st points-paying event during which the Smithfield livery has adorned Almirola’s No. 10 Ford Fusion. Smithfield, a brand of Smithfield Foods, which is based approximately five hours northeast of SHR headquarters in Smithfield, Virginia, is in its seventh season with Almirola and its first with SHR. Founded in 1936, Smithfield is a leading provider of high-quality pork products, with a vast product portfolio including smoked meats, hams, bacon, sausage, ribs, and a wide variety of fresh pork cuts.

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 The folks who cover and follow NASCAR are of course talking about the “Big Three.” Kevin Harvick has seven victories, Kyle Busch has six wins and Martin Truex Jr., has four checkered flags.

 

They make up the top-three in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points. But fourth on the list is Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR).

 

Busch has 14 top-10 finishes and has been in the top-10 in points for 18 consecutive weeks, his longest such stretch since 2016. But he has yet to score a victory this year.

 

Fortunately for Busch, the night race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway is next on the schedule.

 

Busch has five wins, 10 top-five finishes and 17 top-10s at the .533-mile concrete oval and has led 1,062 laps in 35 career starts there.

 

He scored his first career NASCAR Cup Series win at Bristol in March 2002. He started 27th and led 89 laps en route to that maiden victory. It was only his third visit to the fast, high-banked oval, making him the only driver to record his first win at Bristol in fewer than four attempts.

 

His five career Bristol wins – March 2002 and 2003, August 2003, March 2004 and 2006 – is second best among active NASCAR Cup Series drivers at Bristol behind his younger brother Kyle Busch, who has seven wins there.

 

The elder Busch brother even completed a Bristol Cup Series sweep in 2003, winning both the spring and fall events. He started ninth and led 116 laps in March while starting fifth and leading 121 laps in August. In March 2004, Busch went on to record his third consecutive win at Bristol when he started 13th and led 119 laps on his way to victory lane.

 

He is one of four drivers to win three or more consecutive Cup Series races at Bristol. Fred Lorenzen won three in a row starting with the fall race in 1963, followed by a sweep of both 1964 events. Cale Yarborough won four in a row with sweeps in 1976 and 1977. Darrell Waltrip won seven in a row, with sweeps in 1981, 1982 and 1983, then a win at the March 1984 race.

 

Busch has led laps in 15 of his 35 career Cup Series starts at Bristol and he has led more than 100 laps four times, including three consecutive races – 116 in March 2003, 121 in August 2003, and 119 in March 2004. He’s hoping that Bristol will be his first win of the 2018 season with the playoffs just around the corner.

 

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Paul Menard and the No. 21 Menard/Knauf Ford teams are gearing up for one of the signature events of the Monster Energy Cup Series schedule – the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

 “The night race at Bristol is always one of the highlights of the season,” Menard said. “It’s usually a good race, and it’s a great atmosphere. I look forward to it.”
 
He has good reason to feel good about racing on the fast, high-banked half-mile concrete oval.

 “It’s always been a pretty good track for me,” he said.
  
In 22 career Cup starts at Bristol, Menard has six top-10 starts and six top-10 finishes and his 104 laps led there are more than at any other track. He’s also been running at the finish of every Cup race he’s ever started at Bristol.
 
In this year’s spring race at Bristol, Menard started seventh and was running third on Sunday when rains pushed the remainder of the race to Monday. With the cooler conditions on Monday, he didn’t run quite as well and wound up 13th at the finish. But he believes his success that Sunday, when conditions were warmer, bodes well for this weekend.

 “I don’t think we’ll need to change a whole lot on the car to be competitive Saturday night,” he said.
 
Menard said one of the things he and the Menards/Knauf team will have to consider is how much traction compound is applied to the track and where on the track it’s applied.

 “The race strategy will depend a lot on that,” he said, adding that tires generally last about 150 laps, which opens up more options on pit strategy as the race goes on.

 “That’s a lot of laps on a set of tires, so it allows you to short pit or long pit.

 “But whatever pit strategy you choose, track position is going to be important.”
 
Qualifying for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is set for Friday at 5:40 p.m. Eastern Time and the race is scheduled to start just after 7:30 p.m. with TV coverage for both events on NBCSN.

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On Tuesday, August 14, Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and members of the Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) team made a pit stop at Meeting Street Academy in Charleston, S.C. to speak with students about teamwork and perseverance during a school-wide assembly. Team partner Credit One Bank was in attendance and donated $25,000 to the school’s literacy program. Larson, the CGR team, and Credit One Bank previously visited the school in August of 2017.

“It was a lot of fun to visit Meeting Street Academy again, seeing the work that’s being done and getting a chance to spend time with the students” said Kyle Larson. “These kids have bright futures and I hope we were able to further motivate and encourage them to work hard and persevere.”

Students got an up-close view of the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 complete with the latest addition of the school’s logo to the car, which Larson unveiled during the assembly. Larson then visited K-2 grades, delivering a signed copy of his book to each classroom, coloring books, and die-cast car replicas of the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to each student. Additionally, the CGR pit crew gave a presentation about teamwork and life lessons learned through racing to third, fourth, and fifth grade classes.

“We were so pumped to have Kyle come back and update us on everything that’s happened in the last year. His message about responding to setbacks and overcoming obstacles was a really powerful one for us” said Dirk Bedford, Principal of Meeting Street Academy. “Kyle used the things he learned from those challenges to have an extraordinarily successful year and our MSA scholars look forward to doing the same thing at school this year.”

“Credit One Bank is proud to contribute to the mission of Meeting Street Academy to empower young people from underserved neighborhoods. Our hope is that this donation will help a new generation of students get excited about learning, reading, and racing,” said John Coombe, Senior Vice President of Communications for Credit One Bank. “We’re proud to utilize our partnerships with Chip Ganassi Racing and NASCAR to create this unique opportunity for the students of Meeting Street Academy. To have Kyle, a successful NASCAR driver, share his personal story is invaluable to these students.”

Credit One Bank is committed to giving back to local communities through donations, volunteering, and creating special events for those in need. Credit One Bank focuses on three primary areas of community outreach: affordable housing, employment services, and education.

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When it comes to racing at the .533-mile Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch seems to like doing things in threes.

 

So it’s only appropriate as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol for Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race that Busch will look to score his third Bristol victory in a row in NASCAR’s top series.

 

The driver of the No. 18 M&M’S® White Chocolate Toyota Camry for JGR in the Cup Series has a penchant for winning things in threes as he’s the only driver in NASCAR history to win all three races in a single weekend. Busch captured the “Bristol Triple” in 2010 and 2017 by winning NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and Cup Series those years.

 

The 2015 Cup Series champion won the Cup race at Bristol one year ago by leading 156 laps and followed that up in April by leading 114 laps en route to an exciting victory that included a late-race pass of Kyle Larson to seal the victory. Interestingly enough, it was the third time Busch won back-to-back Cup races at the Bristol bullring. He swept both races in 2009, then won the August 2010 and March 2011 races consecutively.

 

In addition to his seven career Bristol wins, which is tops among active drivers, Busch has notched 10 top-fives and 15 top-10s in 26 career starts at Northeast Tennessee’s “Thunder Valley.”


While he is a factor any time he travels to Bristol, it’s interesting to note Busch didn’t immediately take to the place. During his rookie year in 2005, he posted finishes of 28th and 33rd, but his record since then has been impressive, to say the least. After bringing home finishes of eighth and second in 2006, Busch captured his first Bristol Cup Series win in March 2007. The track was resurfaced after that race and, from 2008 to 2011, nobody has been better at the concrete oval than Busch. He scored four wins and six top-10s from 2008 until another change to the track surface prior to the August 2012 race weekend. Busch has seemed to recapture the magic from his four years of dominance there as the new racing grooves there have better suited Busch’s driving style over the last year.

 

Debuting this weekend at Bristol will be the M&M’S White Chocolate scheme. In 2017, M&M’S® launched White Chocolate, a delicious, year-round offering that features creamy white chocolate enclosed in a colorful candy shell. But this weekend will be the first time the new candy treats have donned Busch’s No. 18 Toyota.

 

With Kevin Harvick winning his seventh race of the season last weekend, Busch will head to one of his strongest tracks this weekend with six wins on the season and hopes of matching Harvick. This season has featured Harvick, Busch, and Martin Truex Jr., battling it out as the dominant drivers over the first 23 races.

 

So, as Busch and the No. 18 team head to Bristol this weekend, they’ll be focused yet again on another possible “three” to add to their resume as they aim for a win in the first race for M&M’S White Chocolate.

 

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McDowell on Bristol

"We had a super fast race car in April. And my race lasted a full 60 seconds. Took the green, ran two laps, spun out, and really didn’t have that much damage. But we expired the damage clock, and our race was over. It was really unfortunate.

"So, for me, I definitely want to try to get redemption there. I hope we can back up our speed and qualifying effort again. David (Ragan) and I were in the top 10 in all the practices. Our Love's Travel Stops team qualified ninth. We were just having a great weekend as a team. So, we had that type of speed there, and hopefully we can come back and repeat that and finish off the race strong."


McDowell Bristol Stats
16 starts, 3 top-20s
Best finish: 18th 

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