Friday, January 13, 2017

Two Veterans to Attempt Daytona 500

Photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal
It looks like Tommy Baldwin Racing still exists as a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series organization after all, as the team just announced plans to field XFINITY Series regular Elliott Sadler in the Daytona 500. The team will use their familiar No. 7 Chevy with sponsorship from Golden Corral, and yes, if Sadler finishes in the top ten, kids eat free at Golden Corral the Monday after the race.

The second announcement came as a bit of a surprise, however. Brendan Gaughan (pictured) will also attempt to make the race, driving for Mark Beard.

If you don't know who Beard is, you're not alone. His team, Beard Motorsports, competed part-time in 2014 but failed to qualify in every event they entered. There's no word on Gaughan's car number; Beard used No. 75 in 2014 though Gaughan almost always uses No. 62 with his South Point sponsorship.

Good luck to both veteran drivers. Both Sadler and Gaughan never really got a chance to show what they were capable of in Cup. Hopefully they'll both make the race and enjoy a strong outing.

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