Garrett Smithley will seek to make the Daytona 500 in the No. 13 car for MBM Motorsports, the team announced Friday night.
MBM Motorsports does not have a charter. At least eight non-chartered cars are expected to contend for the four spots available to such teams in the Feb. 14 Daytona 500. The two fastest non-chartered cars in qualifying will make the 500, along with the top finishing non-chartered car in each of the two qualifying races.
Among those he’ll be racing for those spots are reigning Xfinity champion Austin Cindric, JTG Daugherty Racing’s Ryan Preece, Gaunt Brothers Racing’s Ty Dillon, Beard Motorsports’ Noah Gragson, Kaulig Racing’s Kaz Grala and Front Row Motorsports’ David Ragan.
Smithley seeks to make his first Daytona 500 start. He’s made 43 career Cup starts.
“It’s absolutely a dream come true to attempt the Daytona 500,” Smithley said in…