Setting The Scene: Ryan Preece In Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 At Daytona

(Press Release from Joe Gibbs Racing)

Ryan Preece (Photo: Joe Gibbs Racing)

Ryan Preece / No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry Preview

Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway

No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry News and Notes
PREECE AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Ryan Preece will make his fourth start of the 2018 season for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) at Daytona International Speedway. For his eighth-career start with JGR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS), Preece will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry.

JGR AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing has a total of 85 starts at Daytona International Speedway. Of those 85 starts, JGR has 4 wins, eight poles, 19 top-five finishes, 33 top-10 finishes, an average start of 10.7 and an average finish of 17.3. Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth hold all victories at Daytona International Speedway for JGR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 18 TOYOTA: This week the No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry will be on display for the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250. This will be the third time that Rheem will be the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Preece.

SALUTE TO SERVICE: Preece will have the Army Recruiting Battalion – Tampa (USAREC) featured on the windshield of his Rheem Toyota. This is a special opportunity for Rheem and JGR to recognize military members that have served, and continue to serve our country.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Preece is scheduled to compete in 10 races for Rheem this season with JGR, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry. Following Daytona, Preece will next be behind the wheel of the Rheem Toyota at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in September.

RACE INFORMATION: The Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Friday July 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on NBCSN, Sirius XM channel 90 and PRN Radio.

From the Cockpit
Ryan Preece: “I am thrilled to be back in the Xfinity Series driving my Rheem Camry. This week I have the awesome opportunity to debut the new black paint scheme that Rheem will run through the remainder of the regular season. There is a lot of history at Daytona and I just can’t wait to be a part of it again. We do a lot of drafting in modifieds, so Daytona is always a track I highlight on my calendar. This is my first race back after my Bristol win and I want to pick up right where I left off.”


  1. Cheryl Duncan says

    Good Luck Preece lightning

  2. Sharpie Fan says

    Preece not back in the car again until September?!? What about Loudon, where he’s probably got more laps than the rest of the field combined? Can’t let him race in front of the home crowd?

  3. Sharpie Fan says

    Correction: Can’t let him WIN in front of the home crowd?

  4. I can not believe he is not in this car full time. Look at the record. Just because he doesn’t have a truckload of cash. STOOPID

  5. Cant let him win

    .what the hell are you taki g about

  6. Preece starting on pole, (owner points) as qualifying was cancelled for tonights race

  7. Good luck to Ryan on the pole .

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