Fresh off a solid seventh-place finish in the rain-postponed New Smyrna 175 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, Rette Jones Racing and driver Spencer Davis (@SpencerDavis_29) head 15 minutes north to Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway where they hope to compete in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250.
Monday night’s K&N Pro Series East opener gave Davis and co-owner and crew chief Mark Rette an opportunity to work together and while neither were completely satisfied with their performance, the finish does give them extra motivation heading into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) opener on Feb. 15.
“I’m really appreciative of my Rette Jones Racing team,” said Davis. “It’s been a brutal couple of weeks trying to get ready for both the K&N race and the Truck race. Now that we have one race behind us, we can turn total concentration over to the truck and see what we can deliver.”
Davis’s efforts for Daytona will continue to be supported by ALLPRO and Tower Sealants.ALLPRO Corporation is a business-to-business purchasing cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating product retailers.
They serve over 280 such member retailers who represent approximately 1,400 storefronts located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe.
Tower Sealants is a manufacturer of top-quality caulks and sealants. With the strong financial backing of M-D Building Products, Tower Sealants started construction of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in September of 2005 and opened for business March 1, 2006.
“This is great exposure for our sponsors, especially on a national platform,” added Davis. “We kept ourselves near the front at the end of the K&N race – but hopefully we can qualify our No. 82 ALLPRO | Tower Sealants Ford near the front and stay in the hunt for all 100 laps.”
The Dawsonville, Ga. native will attempt to make his sixth NGOTS start on Friday night and is eager to duplicate his seventh-place outing with Kyle Busch Motorsports from last February.
“It’s going to be a tall task to duplicate what we did last year,” added Davis. “It’s a much more competitive field this year compared to last – but we’re staying positive and have a plan of attack. Mark (Rette) is super smart when it comes to setup and strategy. Once we get into this race, it will be all about avoiding the “Big One” and just being around in the end when it counts most.”
Crew chief and co truck-owner Mark Rette knows Daytona is always a tough challenge – but a task he knows they can conquer.
“We’re ready and we’ll go there and give nothing less than 100 percent,” added Rette. “We did OK at New Smyrna. It was a solid start to the year – I think we just got a little behind as far as track position. As for Daytona, it’s another beast.
“It’s going to be a close race to make on speed and we gotta be in the top-27. We’ll just see what happens. We have a dedicated bunch, a talented driver and great partners like ALLPRO and Tower Sealants, hopefully, all those mixed together can bring a good result on Friday night.”
In addition to ALLPRO and Tower Sealants serving as the title marketing partners for the opening round of the season, Rette Jones Racing also welcomes Horton Ave. Materials, Jones Group Demolition and Abatement, Ford Performance, JRI Shocks, Huntilar Corp. and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems as associate marketing partners for Friday night’s anticipated thriller.
RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.
In 33 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 14 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.
Davis, 20, also has five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – all in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). He earned two top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 14 from 2:35 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 15 beginning at 4:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).
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