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Race Recap: Daytona International Speedway

Natalie Decker Claims Career Best NASCAR Xfinity Series Finish

United Rentals 300 Results: P18 Natalie Decker

P32 Josh Bilicki

P38 Kyle Weatherman

DGM Racing walks away from Daytona International Speedway with one Top 20 and two wrecked racecars that were forced out of the race. After a long-awaited start, we knew drivers would be eager to find the front of the field. Our strategy was to improve the handling of our cars during each stage, avoid the chaos, and be there at the end. Unfortunately, that did not go according to plan for two of our Chevrolets.

Natalie Decker - Amped Fitness No. 36

With 44 cars at Daytona and no owner points, Natalie Decker had to qualify her No. 36 Amped Fitness Chevrolet into the show on time. She laid down a lap fast enough to lock herself into the

Natalie Decker brings the No. 36 Amped Fitness x Wawa Chevy down pit road during the race!

show and started the race 30th. On Lap 81, Decker took the lead during green flag pit stops. She led the pack for 7 laps making her the third woman to lead an Xfinity race and the first woman to lead an Xfinity race since Danica Patrick in 2013! Although she successfully avoided several wrecks throughout the race, she received minor damage with less than 20 laps to go. Her crew made the necessary repairs to keep Decker on the lead lap and finish the race 18th.

Josh Bilicki - Zeigler Auto No. 92

Josh Bilicki brings the #92 Zeigler Auto Chevy down pit road for tires and fuel!

Firing off 27th, Josh Bilicki was involved in the accident on Lap 22. Although the Zeigler Auto No. 92 acquired minor damage, he made his way into the top 20 during the first stage. On Lap 49 another wreck broke out in front of Bilicki; he had seemingly cleared it when a competitor ran into the back of him, sending him into the grass on the front stretch. The impact was enough to tear the splitter off, damage the radiator, and forced him out of the race with an oil leak. 

Kyle Weatherman - DriveSmart Warranty No. 91

Kyle Weatherman's #91 DriveSmart Chevy Camaro involved in a wreck on lap 22

After 22 laps, Kyle Weatherman was collected in the first wreck of the night; the DriveSmart Chevrolet was the first of DGM’s fleet to get knocked out of the race. Weatherman was maintaining position with a fast racecar when the wreck unfolded in front of him. He was nearly clear of the accident when a competitor spun up the track in front of him, leaving him nowhere to go.

Next Race

Next week our drivers will tackle Atlanta Motor Speedway. Since Atlanta's reconfiguration, DGM Racing has posted three Top 10s in just four races. Kyle Weatherman, who finished 8th with DGM in 2022, will pilot the No. 91 and Nick Leitz will drive the No. 92 in his first start with DGM Racing.


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