BJ McLeod, Travis Braden form new short-track development program.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan 19, 2021) — BJ McLeod and Travis Braden join forces to develop a distinctive short track racing program, BJ McLeod Motorsports with Travis Braden. The program plans to provide a professional and turnkey, top-performing environment for developing drivers’ skills as they progress their careers. McLeod and Braden’s decades of experience in asphalt oval track racing complement their mutual goal to assist drivers in reaching their full potential both on and off the track. The broader scope of what their program has to offer is a direct career path to NASCAR which separates the team from many other programs.
A comprehensive 2021 NASCAR preview begins at the end of a long off season.
As long as 2020 may have felt, the NASCAR Cup Series offseason has felt even longer. That being said, Daytona is quickly approaching. So, it’s time to take a look at what we could see in 2021. We start with storylines to watch, the drivers who could make headlines, and what may be ahead in 2022 and beyond.
DiBenedetto looks to build on his 2020 success starting at Daytona.
As one of NASCAR’s favorite sons, Matt DiBenedetto has fans cheering for his underdog stories and competitors respecting the highly-motivated march to a top-tier team. The 29-year old Californian has worked his way up the NASCAR Cup Series ranks and will drive the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford for the second consecutive season. He tied his career-best NASCAR Cup Series finish with runner-up showings at both Las Vegas races and a third-place finish at Kentucky last year. And he finished out 2020 with three straight top-ten runs – promising that a good conclusion to 2020 is a good omen to the start of 2021.
The driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford wants to join an elite club.
Here are his thoughts on the possibility – and desire – to win his first Daytona 500.
“It’s definitely the one big box I don’t have checked,” said Brad Keselowski. “I’ve got the championship. I’ve won every other major but Daytona. The only other person that can claim that actively right now is Kevin Harvick and I want to join that club. It’s a big club to be in – to have all the majors and to have a championship. I know I’m right there and I want to make it happen and feel like I’ve done a lot of the right things to make it happen. I haven’t been perfect, but it’s certainly part of the source of frustration, for sure.”
Daytona, New Smyrna NASCAR Weekend Preview is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann. Join us as we rev up NASCAR fans for the upcoming weekend of racing. Then, stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!
Our guest on this episode is…
Greg Van Alst
ARCA driver with his own race team chats about his Daytona test session and the 2021 season.
This episode centers around Daytona International Speedwayfor the NASCAR season openers for Cup, Xfinity, and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series along with the ARCA East at New Smyrna Speedway and ARCA at Daytona. We’ll also give a few updates from the ARCA West along with pre-race audio from drivers as time permits.
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First, we discuss the ARCA East opener at New Smyrna. Then, our guest Greg Van Alst joins the conversation.
Next, we preview the ARCA and NASCAR Truck Series at Daytona
Next, our preview continues with the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series at Daytona
Then, it’s Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing Crew.