Garrett Smithley to attempt to make Daytona 500 field

Garrett Smithley will look for to make the Daytona 500 in the No. 13 cars and truck for MBM Motorsports, the group revealed Friday night.

MBM Motorsports does not have a charter. A minimum of 8 non-chartered vehicles are anticipated to compete for the 4 areas offered to such groups in the Feb. 14 Daytona 500. The 2 fastest non-chartered vehicles in certifying will make the 500, along with the leading ending up non-chartered cars and truck in each of the 2 certifying races.

Amongst those he’ll be racing for those areas are ruling Xfinity champ Austin Cindric, JTG Daugherty Racing’s Ryan Preece, Gaunt Brothers Racing’s Ty Dillon, Beard Motorsports’ Noah Gragson, Kaulig Racing’s Kaz Grala and Front Row Motorsports’ David Ragan.

Smithley looks for to make his very first Daytona 500 start. He’s made 43 profession Cup begins.

“It’s absolutely a dream come true to attempt the Daytona 500,” Smithley stated in a declaration from the group. “To this point, (Rick Ware Racing) has given me the opportunity to compete in every crown jewel event in NASCAR. This is obviously the biggest one, so I’m thankful for the opportunity to do this with MBM Motorsports. It’s going to be a tall order to race our way in, but I’ve had a lot of success on superspeedways in the past, so I’m cautiously optimistic that we can get it done.”

Prize Tractor Inc. will be the cars and truck’s sponsor.

Smithley ended up a career-high 5th in the 2018 Daytona Xfinity Series race. He has actually made 137 profession Xfinity begins.

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