Texas II: Erik Darnell preview

DARNELL MAKES FIRST SERIES START AT TEXAS - While it's hard to believe, as his series career has spanned three seasons, Erik Darnell will make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Darnell has previously...

DARNELL MAKES FIRST SERIES START AT TEXAS - While it's hard to believe, as his series career has spanned three seasons, Erik Darnell will make his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Darnell has previously scored one top-10 finish in six Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway.

TEXAS CHASSIS SELECTION - Crew chief Chad Norris has selected RK-354 for this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. This is the same car Darnell drove to a 14th-place finish at Dover International Speedway in September.

Darnell, on racing in Texas:
"Texas is a track that I had some decent runs at in the Truck Series, but unfortunately, the finishes didn't always reflect that. I'm hopeful we can put together a complete race here in my first Nationwide Series start at Texas. I'm excited to have 3M on board again in my final start this season. I know Chad [Norris] and the guys have been working hard getting our car ready, so I'm looking forward to a great weekend."

Crew chief Chad Norris, on racing in Texas with Darnell:
"Erik has had some pretty good results at Texas in the past in the Camping World Truck Series. We look forward to continuing that success this weekend in his first Nationwide Series start at the track. We have worked really hard on the car, as well as getting the pit crew geared up for this weekend. We expect great things for Erik and hope for a solid finish for 3M."

-source: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Erik Darnell