Alex Bowman, No. 99 Florida Lottery Toyota Camry, Daytona Preview
No. 99 Florida Lottery Toyota Camry
Event Preview Fact Sheet
Event/Date: DRIVE4COPD 300 – February 23, 2013
Venue: Daytona International Speedway
- This Week’s Florida Lottery Toyota … Alex Bowman will pilot RAB Racing chassis No. 038 in the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. This chassis last saw action when Kenny Wallace drove this Toyota Camry to a ninth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway in 2012′s Aaron’s 312.
- New Colors … RAB Racing welcomes the Florida Lottery as a new marketing partner this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue into the state’s economy through prize payouts, contributions to education, and money paid to Florida retailers. In 2011, playing Florida Lottery games made 79 people millionaires. Since its beginning in 1988, the Florida Lottery has transferred billions of dollars to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund, investing in Florida’s future leaders through school construction, K-12 classroom support and more than 600,000 Bright Futures scholarships. The games of the Florida Lottery are designed to fuel excitement while funding tomorrow. For more information, visit www.flalottery.com.
- Daytona Debut … Though this will be Bowman’s first ever Nationwide Series start at Daytona International Speedway, he has raced here before in ARCA Racing Series competition. In 2012′s running of the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, Bowman ran up front for the majority of the day before a fuel gamble saw him finish 30th.
- RAB Racing at Daytona … In eight NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Daytona International Speedway, RAB Racing entries have earned one top-10 finish and have completed 831 of the 885 (93.9 percent) laps contested in those events. Additionally, in four ARCA RE/MAX Series starts at Daytona, RAB Racing has earned one top-five finish.
- Chris Rice at Daytona… In 10 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Daytona International Speedway, Rice boasts a nearly perfect lap completion record, 1001 of 1008 laps (99.4 percent). Additionally, in two Camping World Truck Series starts at the famed superspeedway, Rice has notched one top-five finish.
- Catch the Action … The DRIVE4COPD 300 from Daytona International Speedway will be televised live Saturday, Feb. 23 beginning at 1 p.m. EST on ESPN and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying will be televised live Friday, Feb. 22 beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPN 2.
- Get Social … Don’t miss any updates from Bowman and RAB Racing. Follow us on Twitter @AlexBRacing and @RAB_Racing.
Alex Bowman Quotes:
I’m really looking forward to Daytona and finally beginning the 2013 Nationwide Series. We have a great group of guys here at RAB Racing and I am just excited to get down to the racetrack and see what we’ve got in practice. I’m pumped to work with Chris Rice and we have a Toyota Camry capable of a good finish this weekend. Hopefully I’ll get hooked up with a good drafting partner and work our way to the front. This season is going to be tough and I’m going to learn a lot, but it will be fun.
Chris Rice Quotes:
I am excited to have Florida Lottery on our Toyota Camry for the Nationwide Series season opener with Alex Bowman at Daytona International Speedway. At Daytona, it’s always important to work on your drafting because we know the “Big One” is going to happen and we want to be in a situation to avoid it. Alex is competing for Rookie of the Year this season, so we’re looking forward to getting him on the track, turning laps, and learning. The guys have worked hard at the shop and we can’t wait to have the Toyota Camry on the track.