Daytona International Speedway Event PreviewFebruary 6, 2019
No. 23 Holmes ll Excavation/Southern States Bank Chevrolet SS
Event/Date: Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire – February 9, 2019
Venue: Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.
This Week’s Holmes ll Excavation/Southern States Bank Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway … Bret Holmes will pilot Chassis No. 205 in the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway. This Bret Holmes Racing-prepared Chevrolet SS was revamped over the off season and will see its first competitive laps of the year on Thursday during practice.
Daytona Nuggets … This weekend’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season-opener marks Holmes third appearance at the 2.5-mile paved oval. The Munford, Ala., native has garnered an average starting position of 14.5 and an average finishing position of 15th with one top-10 finish.
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Autograph, Please … Fans will have two opportunities to meet Holmes this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The ARCA Racing Series garage will be open to fans on Saturday, Feb. 9 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The 21-year-old driver is also scheduled to partake in an autograph session at the General Tire display at 1:30 p.m.
BRET HOLMES QUOTES:
Explain what it’s like to race at the World Center of Racing?
“There’s no feeling that compares to walking into the infield at Daytona (International Speedway). It’s a blessing to get to race there. It’s something I didn’t think I’d get the chance to do as a little kid. There’s so much history that runs through that track. It’s truly an honor to be able to say I’ve raced there.”
You’ve logged laps at Daytona (International Speedway), did you learn anything that will help you this weekend?
“I’ve learned quite a bit over the last few years that I’ve raced at Daytona (International Speedway). You have to remember all of the times, the good and the bad. We finished sixth there two years ago, but last year we got in a wreck on the last lap. It’s all about patience. You never know what can happen in the draft. I think my experience will help me out a lot on Saturday during the race. We’ll use practice to make some minor adjustments and set us up for success during the race.”