After notching a pair of 22nd-place finishes at Michigan International Speedway, Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 32 for Go Fas Racing, takes his Trump 2020 Ford Mustang to Daytona International Speedway for a shindig on the Florida track’s road course.
Sunday’s Go Bowling 235 will mark the first time that NASCAR will race on the 3.57-mile road course, setting up a unique challenge for the drivers and a thrilling show for the fans when the green flag drops in the Sunshine State.
The NASCAR Cup Series was scheduled to take to the road course at Daytona for the first time in 2021 for the Clash, but with the schedule changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the series will make its first laps on the course – which traditionally has hosted IMSA – this weekend in the 234.65-mile event.
The layout features 14 turns, including the addition of a chicane off Turn 4. Sunday’s race will be 65 laps, broken into three stages – 15/30/65.
LaJoie will pilot the Trump 2020 Ford for the fifth time this season as part of the No. 32 team’s partnership with Patriots of America, a political action group calling for the reelection of Donald Trump.
Now under 85 days until Election Day, LaJoie and the GFR team are hoping to help get NASCAR fans to the polls in November.Out of an estimated 75 million NASCAR fans, about 15 million are not registered voters.
The Go Bowling 235 is shaping up to be one of the most electrifying, action-filled events of the season – tune in on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
LaJoie on the upcoming race:“It’s going to be one of the most unique challenges drivers in the Cup Series have ever faced. Heading into turn one for the first time without any laps on the real track will be a real challenge for everyone in the field. We’re very fortunate to have been able to make laps on the Ford simulator and we feel like we’ll have a really good Ford Mustang on Sunday. Weather may be a factor and we’ll have to keep this thing in one piece to get a good finish for the Patriots of America PAC.”