RACE ADVACE: Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR is returning to Daytona International Speedway for the second visit of the 2019 season. Dillon and the GEICO Racing team will compete with the fan-favorite GEICO Military paint scheme that includes the iconic ‘geckoflage’ to fittingly honor America’s heroes on Fourth of July weekend.
This will be Dillon’s eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the historic superspeedway. He finished in the sixth position in his last two outings at Daytona. Dillon is looking to propel the team even further this Saturday when he takes to the track for 400 miles.
Honor and Remember
Germain Racing’s hauler driver, Ben Prince, served honorably in the United States Army as a soldier in the 546 Transportation unit. The GEICO Military Camaro ZL1 will carry the names of two of his unit members that were killed in action on January 29, 2011, on the decklid this weekend at Daytona International Speedway to honor their service to our country.
SPC Shawn Muhr
SPC Joshua R. Campbell
Germain Racing is honored to have these brave men ride along with Dillon in Saturday’s race.
Dillon Weekend Chatter
What are your thoughts as you prepare for Daytona International Speedway?
“Our team has been putting so much time and effort into not just making our cars faster, but also making them handle well. I think sometimes people underestimate the need for that at a superspeedway. Myself, my crew chief and my spotter have also been building up our patience at super speedways. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and your adrenaline early in the race and make a mistake or get caught up in someone else’s. We try really hard to focus on the bigger picture, which is making it to the end. It’s all about feeling the energy of the pack and knowing when to go and when not to go. It’s not an easy game to play, but we’ve gotten pretty good at it. Our GEICO Military team has finished sixth in our last two races there. So I know that we’re all looking forward to heading back and breaking our sixth-place finish streak. We’re looking for a top-five finish this week.”
What does it mean to you to run the GEICO Military paint scheme on July 4th weekend?
“I love running the GEICO Military scheme, and I know that the fans are all about the ‘geckoflage’ on it. It’s a super cool look that stands out in the field. But, more than that, we are so proud to honor our military men and women with GEICO. They do so much for us, and even though words and paint schemes can never return the favor, showing our gratitude for their service is incredibly important to everyone at Germain Racing.”
Dillon will stop by the Germain Racing merchandise rig on Saturday afternoon! If you don’t have your No. 13 team gear yet, you’ll be able to purchase t-shirts, hats, koozies and more for him to sign.
When: Saturday, July 6, at 4:10 p.m. ET
Where: Daytona International Speedway Fan Midway
Tickets and Tune In!
The Coke Zero Sugar 400 will be run on Saturday, July 6. Tickets to Daytona International Speedway can be purchased at NASCAR.com/tickets.
The race will air live at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.