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Post by Blackstar Wed Feb 15, 2023 3:50 pm

https://thecomeback.com/racing/guns-n-roses-erik-jones-richard-petty-daytona-500-nascar.html

Legendary rock band sponsors car for Daytona 500

Erik Jones will have some hard rockers in his corner at Daytona.

With all the crashes and unpredictability of the Daytona 500, it’s fair to say that the race is like navigating the jungle. It’s all the more fitting that Guns N’ Roses will be welcomed into NASCAR’s jungle this weekend.

The legendary rock band will join forces with a legendary NASCAR team as Guns N’ Roses will sponsor Erik Jones and the #43 in the Daytona 500.

This won’t be the first time a rock band has adorned the sheet metal of a NASCAR race car. Throughout the years, bands such as Kiss, Three Doors Down, Green Day, Nickelback, and Dave Matthews Band had their bands on race cars. Last year, Trackhouse Racing showcased co-owner Pitbull and Zac Brown on a car, while carrying sponsorship from Kid Rock’s steakhouse in a different race.

The #43 has an incredible history at the Daytona 500, with Richard Petty winning “The Great American Race” a record seven times. Jones enters the weekend with a pretty good chance to win. He’s won at Daytona when he was with Joe Gibbs Racing, and already won one “crown jewel” in the #43, winning the Southern 500 at Darlington last year.

The best finish the #43 has had in the Daytona 500 since Petty retired was Bubba Wallace scoring a runner-up finish in 2018. If Jones wins, it’ll be “Paradise City” in victory lane.

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Post by Blackstar Mon Feb 20, 2023 12:59 am

The race has been taking place today.



And apparently the purpose of the sponsorship is the promotion of the 2023 tour:



There are no tour dates yet on the official site, though.
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Post by Blackstar Mon Feb 20, 2023 1:10 am

Unfortunately the "43" car is out of the race due to an accident:
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CHEVROLET NCS AT DAYTONA: Erik Jones Accident Quotes

Jones on the accident that ended his race early:

“It was hard to tell. It looked like the No. 45 (Tyler Reddick) got turned around, but I couldn’t see how it happened. Regardless, we spun out there on the bottom when I was trying to get around it and then I got hit on the left side hard enough to take out the left rear and end our day.

It is what it is. We were up there; we were racing and we were doing all we could. We were just in the wrong spot at the wrong time. I wish we could have been a little ahead of him.”

Are you surprised the first on-track came at the end of Stage Two?

“No, not really. Everybody was racing hard, but everybody was doing a good job of just keeping in line and doing what they needed to do. There were a couple of moments.. a couple of aggressive and bad pushes, but nothing that was too crazy. I don’t know what sprung that one off, but I thought everybody was doing a good job at that point. It started to get pretty aggressive up until that wreck and I was getting antsy about being up there and getting into something. We were kind of in a bad spot in the pack to get caught up in something. But yeah, I wasn’t surprised it took that long.”

Obviously, it’s a superspeedway, so there’s not a ton you can take from this weekend. But what did you learn this weekend that you can apply for when we get to either Atlanta (Motor Speedway) or Talladega (Superspeedway) later on?

“I thought our No. 43 Guns N’ Roses Chevy was good, it just needed some more speed. We had it driving pretty good, but just didn’t have it quite fast enough. I was having to carry a lot of throttle for too long to stay up and be aggressive with the pack with the pushes the way I wanted to, so we need to get a little more speed out of it moving forward. Hopefully we can find a way to do that.”

https://speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/nascar-cup-series-news/75488-chevrolet-ncs-at-daytona-erik-jones-accident-quotes
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