Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 – Friday June 30th at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN), Sirius/XM Radio Channel 90
Armstrong at Daytona International Speedway:
Dakoda will be making his eighth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Daytona International Speedway to go along with two previous starts in the Camping World Truck Series. Armstrong has a best XFINITY Series finish of sixth at Daytona to go along with one Pole Award which came in the July race during the 2014 season.
Armstrong and his No. 28 WinField United Toyota finished 12th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona in February.
Dakoda’s Thoughts on Daytona International Speedway:
“Daytona has been both good and bad to me over the last few years. I normally love superspeedway racing so this is a great chance for us to continue with a little momentum that we have coming out of Iowa.”
“I think I have developed a pretty good feel for restrictor plate racing over the last few years and hopefully we can capitalize on that. We had a decent run here back in February and the guys on this JGL Racing team have worked hard at making the car even better since then. If we can keep our nose clean and stay in the lead pack then we have a good chance at an even better finish.”
As part of the NASCAR Salutes program, the No. 28 WinField United Toyota will feature a windshield header honoring the USS William P. Lawrence from Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) is an Arleigh Burke-classguided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. She is the 60th ship in her class and is currently in service.
Dakoda’s Armstrong’s family grows corn on their farm in New Castle, Indiana and as a result the cornfields of Iowa must feel like home for the 25-year-old racer. For the second consecutive race at Iowa Speedway, Armstrong posted his career best NASCAR XFINITY Series finish with a fifth place finish in the running of the American Ethanol E15 250 at the Newton, Iowa track.