NASCAR Xfinity driver Conor Daly loses sponsorship

Ruben Hill
August 29, 2018

"Why not do it?"

NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott finished 20th after coming out of retirement to take his first Xfinity ride around Road America. It was an entertaining afternoon for NASCAR during an off week for the top-level Cup circuit.

The green flag is out for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America.

The old-school driver would have loved the racing at the front of the field.

"How do you know if you don't try?"

"They kind of said, 'You need to do this. But all in all I enjoyed it, I had a good time". "Wish we were walking out of here with the [trophy] but man am I proud of the weekend my Richard Childress Racing team had", Tifft posted on Twitter.

Mid-Ohio was "honestly one of the most fun experiences that I've had in a race auto", Legge said.

The elder Daly, a former Indy 500 racer, reportedly used the "n-word" in remarks made almost 35 years ago when he said there were no black people in auto racing. He made his way back to 11 position and was poised to move back inside the top-10 on lap 34, but with just over 10 laps remaining in the race, he reported the vehicle had developed an issue. I have no idea what to expect.

"I'm a racing driver".

NASCAR is changing rules for Xfinity and Trucks races next season, saying it will strengthen competition and more clearly define each series.

The idea came up around the time that the elder Elliott said he had been "playing around with some other stuff in vintage racing, and they said they'd like to put me in a auto". Derek, like his son, was a racecar driver.

"So, little did I know he would be racing, and he was coaching me initially".

Amusing thing is, Elliott is taking a similar approach.

The 62-year-old Elliott termed his drive "a good day" and "a heck of a lot of fun", even after he was involved in an early-race entanglement at the 4.048-mile road course of Road America. She will also drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the new Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Series, a part of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. So I think he'll be in good shape and have fun with it.

"OK, if I run out of gas I may not go back to the garage area", Allgaier said in recounting his internal conversation. "And he was open to it".

"I feel like I hit everything but the lottery", Elliott told NBCSN.

"They just said, 'Hey, you're going to do it, '" Bill Elliott said.

"But I haven't been in this vehicle yet, so my heart could easily change places".

"And here we are after talking about it for six months, like, 'Is this something you'd do?' I'm like, 'Yeah, absolutely, why not?'"

Most of the attention coming into the race fell on Road America rookies like Elliott.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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