Setting The Scene: Ryan Preece Readies For First XFINITY Series Start Of 2018

(Press Release from Joe Gibbs Racing)

Ryan Preece (Photo: Joe Gibbs Racing)

Ryan Preece / No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview

NASCAR XFINITY Series Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway

No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes:

PREECE AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: Ryan Preece will be making his first start of the 2018 season for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at Auto Club Speedway. For his fifth-career start with JGR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Preece will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry.

JGR AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing has a total of 55 starts at Auto Club Speedway. Of those 55 starts, JGR has nine wins, 10 poles, 22 top-five finishes, 32 top-10 finishes, an average start of 11.1 and an average finish of 11.8. Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Tony Stewart all comprise the team’s nine victories.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 18 TOYOTA: This week the No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry will be on display for the Service King 300. As a sponsor of the No. 18 Toyota Camry, this will be the first time that Rheem will be represented as the primary sponsor for Preece.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Preece is scheduled to compete in 10 races this season with JGR, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry. Following Auto Club, Preece will be behind the wheel at Texas Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway in early April.

RACE INFORMATION: The Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on FS1, Sirius XM channel 90 and MRN Radio.

From the Cockpit:
Ryan Preece: “I am really excited to be racing the No. 18 Rheem Camry in Fontana this weekend. Auto Club Speedway is a worn out two-mile track that replicates a short-track. There will be a lot of moving around on the track and it will lead to some great racing. This is a big deal for me, having a sponsor like Rheem team up with me for my first start of 2018. I am looking forward to getting on track and hopefully ending the race in victory lane.”


  1. darealgoodfella says

    I’ll be watching! Good luck!!!

  2. Matt Spurr says

    Don’t let Elliot salder get in your way! Don’t let him intimate you last time I new u race to win or race for your best finish! Don’t let some go by just so he can win a championship! Last time I knew it’s called RACING!

  3. You should be happy ,smile a little ,good luck

  4. Go out there and do what you do best …Win. you’ve got the talent and now the equipment to match I know you’re gonna drive the wheels off it and look forward to you spoiling the show. But most of all … Have fun. GOOD LUCK RYAN we are rooting for you.

  5. Thomas Skau says

    I hope Elliot salder pays you back…….

  6. Preece, the face of a choir boy and the disposition in competition of a junk yard dog. He’ll do fine. Sadler would be well advised to just race his race and forget any payback.

  7. As hard as it is to get a quality ride in this business it surprising to me that someone like Sadler would be in the seat he is.Historically a mid pack hack for several cup teams in the past he now runs exfinity full time without success in a stout car for a top notch team..Last years finale saw Byron run up to Ryan’s bumper and cleanly pass.Moves like that is why we watch.Then crybaby Sadler makes it to Preece’s bumper and can’t pass him.Ryan didn’t move over for Byron why should he for crybaby Sadler.Then Sadler punks out post race when it looked like he would be popped in the mouth.Then for an encore he embarrasses Jr acting like a little baby.He couldn’t pay back your momma Mr Skau

  8. darealgoodfella says

    art, since 2011, with the exception of 2015, Sadler finished in the top 5, 2P four times. He finished 6P in 2015, the only time outside of the top 5. But almost all other history in xfinity and Cup he’s been a 20P+ driver. Started in 1995. 2010 was his last full-time Cup season. He’s been so close to an xfinity championship since 2011, must be frustrating.

  9. Brian Raymond Nye says

    Pays him back for what racing and trying to get the best finish he can for sponsorship and for exposure? Take the never has been Sadler and go have yourself a good cry over that fact. I’d love to see Sadler mess with Preece and take him self out. Bet he blames

  10. Minga Binga says

    Just go run Your race and nevermind Sadler.Big opportunity here,Be smart.

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