Every once in a while, drivers return to the track after being away for a certain period of time. In fact, fans have witnessed this happen this season, when veteran Matt Kenseth replaced Kyle Larson at Chip Ganassi Racing. Be that as it may, three NASCAR veterans will be returning to the track this weekend to compete at Darlington Raceway. All three will compete in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race Sunday, September 6th at 2:00pm EST.
Greg Biffle will pilot the No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado at Darlington after not competing in the Truck Series since a one-off race in 2019. That one off race was at Texas Motor Speedway was won by Biffle after he held off Matt Crafton in the closing laps of the race. Biffle, who is a former two-time NASCAR champion, returns to the track for the first time in NASCAR in 2020 at Darlington. Biffle stated, “I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of a Gander Truck. GMS Racing produces competitive trucks week in and week out. So needless to say when I got the chance to drive one of their Chevrolet’s, at one of my favorite tracks, I couldn’t turn it down. I’m thankful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get to Darlington with this GMS Racing team.”
Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will also return to the track at Darlington Raceway, piloting the No. 40 Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports. While Bayne was able to obtain success in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series, Bayne has never made a start in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Bayne has not competed in NASCAR since the end of the 2018 Cup Series season. “After almost two years of being out of the seat, I’m so excited and grateful for another chance to go racing. The call from Niece Motorsports to get back behind the wheel at Darlington was unexpected and came together really fast. They have a great group and a lot of potential with their program. I’m looking forward to working with everyone there and going back racing this weekend,” said Bayne about his opportunity.
David Ragan also makes his return to the track after ending his full time racing career after the end of the 2019 Cup Series season. Ragan will pilot the No. 17 DGR-Crosley Ford F-150 sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children on Sunday at Darlington. His last start in NASCAR competition was the 2020 Daytona 500, where he finished an impressive fourth place driving for Rick Ware Racing. “Darlington is such a historic track in our sport. I really wanted to get back behind the wheel and this was a unique opportunity to race at Darlington in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series. I want to thank everyone at DGR-Crosley and Ford Performance for this opportunity,” stated Ragan.
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