Thursday, August 2, 2018

Cup Drivers Highlight Great Outdoors RV Superstore 100 Lineup

There is no question that the K&N race at Watkins Glen International is full of talent year in and year out. On the entry list for this year’s Great Outdoors RV Superstore 100, there are 25 total cars which include two very popular Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers.

Erik Jones, as well as Bubba Wallace will test out their skills at road course racing on Friday, in preparation for Sunday’s big race. These two young guns are entered into tomorrow’s race to gain more experience at Watkins Glen International and to assure their teams that they are prepared for the challenge. Jones did this prior to running at Sonoma in June, which he believed made a big difference in the outcome of the race. Jones finished sixth in the K&N Pro Series West race and ended up seventh in the Cup race that Sunday.

Bubba Wallace ran full-time in the K&N Pro Series East from 2010 to 2013. Over those three years, Bubba had six wins, 16 top fives, and 25 top tens. Bubba is still working out the kinks of a rookie season this year driving the No. 43 for Richard Petty Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Running in the K&N Pro Series East race tomorrow will take Bubba back to his roots, and help him to feel more confident for when he straps in the car on Sunday, August 5th, for the Go Bowling at The Glen race.

Also joining the field is Brett Moffitt and Noah Gragson. Moffitt and Gragson both run full-time in the Camping World Truck Series with Moffitt running the No. 16 Toyota for Hattori Racing Enterprises and Gragson in the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports owned Toyota. Gragson is also a part-time driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as a part of the Joe Gibbs Racing team.

Defending race winner Will Rodgers, a member of the 2018 NASCAR Next class is looking to defend his title again this year. Fellow NASCAR Next member Ryan Vargas is a member of the stacked driver lineup as well as the series point’s leader Tyler Ankrum. These drivers will be putting it all on the line for their shot at victory during tomorrow’s Great Outdoors RV Superstore 100 at The Glen.

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