Jul 3, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT
After one failed prior attempt, RAB Racing will again attempt to make its first-ever Sprint Cup race, this Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Veteran NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek will pilot the No. 29 Toyota Camry, which is sponsored by Toyota Care, the team announced Wednesday.
RAB attempted to qualify for the 2012 Daytona 500 with Kenny Wallace, but failed to make the final 43-car race day field.
Nemechek’s car will carry a similar paint scheme as that of his teammate, James Buescher, who will race the No. 99 Toyota Camry in Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Nationwide Series race at DIS.
In 12 career NNS starts at Daytona, RAB drivers have earned one top-5 (Alex Bowman finished third in the 2013 NNS season opener there) and two top-10 finishes.
In addition, RAB cars have tended to stay out of trouble at Daytona, completing an impressive 1,294 laps of 1,348 total laps contested.
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