Mission Daytona: Stay out of the mess; fight for the win
JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW: Daytona International Speedway Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola (100 laps / 250 miles)
Friday, Aug. 26, 2022
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET on USA / Radio: 7 p.m. ET on MRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
Sam Mayer has two starts at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway with a best finish of 12th coming in his first race at the speedway in 2021. Mayer also led his first career lap in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona in that same race.
In nine career starts on tracks 2 miles or more in the NXS, Mayer has two top-10 finishes, with the best being a sixth- place run at both Pocono Raceway and Auto Club Speedway this season.
The Franklin, Wis. native battled back to a sixth-place finish last week at Watkins Glen International after being spun during Stage Two.
"Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) and this entire Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions team have put together really fast cars the last few weeks and especially at these speedway races. We’ve run towards the front in almost all of them and if we can stay out of the mess this weekend, there’s no reason we can’t fight for the first win of the season for this team. I can’t wait to see what this No. 1 can do.”