After one failed prior attempt, RAB Racing will again attempt to make its first-ever Sprint Cup race, this Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Veteran NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek will pilot the No. 29 Toyota Camry, which is sponsored by Toyota Care, the team announced Wednesday.
RAB attempted to qualify for the 2012 Daytona 500 with Kenny Wallace, but failed to make the final 43-car race day field.
Nemechek’s car will carry a similar paint scheme as that of his teammate, James Buescher, who will race the No. 99 Toyota Camry in Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Nationwide Series race at DIS.
In 12 career NNS starts at Daytona, RAB drivers have earned one top-5 (Alex Bowman finished third in the 2013 NNS season opener there) and two top-10 finishes.
In addition, RAB cars have tended to stay out of trouble at Daytona, completing an impressive 1,294 laps of 1,348 total laps contested.
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On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.
The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.
It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”
I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”
Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.
Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.