Race Notes: Daniel made his first career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start last Friday, February 17, in the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway. The event was broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, SiriusXM, Motor Racing Network, and the FOX Sports App. After mechanical issues kept Daniel off the track in practice Thursday night, DD qualified his Giuseppe's Steel City Pizza No. 43 Chevrolet in the 29th position on Friday. Dye was collected in two unavoidable incidents not of his own making during the 100-lap, 250-mile event on Friday at the World Center of Racing. The second incident at lap-57 ultimately knocked DD from the race, after battling inside the top ten just before the accident.
Next, Dye will make his first career trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, for the Victoria's Voice Foundation 200, on March 3. Solar-Fit and Halifax Health will be the primary partners on the No. 43 Silverado RST.
DD Quote: "It was a bit crazy for us, just had a little trouble in qualifying. Overall in the race, I was happy with what we had working, I was just trying to learn. The first stage was kind of our practice plan, I was just trying to get my practice there, but those guys having trouble coming to five to go in that first stage kind of helped us out. But we had a good little fight back, we were in the mix there for a second, but just got caught up in the big one."
Off Track Activity: Daniel was very busy with off-track events leading up to last week's first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. The No. 43 GMS Racing Chevrolet also made numerous appearances in the community.
Saturday, Feb. 11 SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, interview Monday, Feb. 13 NASCAR Foundation Betty Jane France Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 14 SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, interview, with Dave Moody Wednesday, Feb. 15 Main Street Tattoo (DD & Show Truck) Giuseppe’s Steel City Pizza (DD & Show Truck) Thursday, Feb. 16 Halifax Health (DD & Show Truck) The Pace Lap, interview Media Availability, Daytona Intl. Speedway Daytona’s Garage (Show Truck) Daytona Beach Intl. Airport (Show Truck - Thurs-Sat) Friday, Feb. 17 (Race Day) ARCA Rookie of the Year award presentation, with Chris Buescher Team Chevrolet appearance, Daytona Intl. Speedway, Fan Zone Sunday, Feb. 19 (Daytona 500) FOX & Friends, FOX News Channel live interview (watch)
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