The No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds® Team
Wraps Up 2013 Season with 20th-place Finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Jeff Green Race Summary: Subbing for the ill Eric McClure in the season's finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jeff Green started the 200-lap event from the 29th position. He was quick to relay handling information on the orange and silver Toyota allowing the team to make several chassis adjustments to help the car's handling. Green earned the 'Lucky Dog' award during the first caution period that placed him back on the lead lap. He continued to make gains throughout the 200-lap event, running as high as 11th, and in the end, he brought the No. 14 Hefty® Ultimate™ Camry home in the 20th position. With this finish, the team was able to maintain the 24th position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Owner Point Standings.
- The Hefty®/Reynolds® No. 14 team finished 24th in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Owner Point Standings.
Armstrong Avoids Late Race Incidents to Finish 24th at Homestead
Dakoda Armstrong Race Summary: In his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the 2013 season, 22-year-old Dakoda Armstrong and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports / WinField Toyota Camry started the Nationwide Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the 34th position. Working with a new team and a new Crew Chief, Armstrong knew there may be some challenges to overcome during the 300-mile event. Battling a loose handling race car during the first half of the race, the WinField Toyota seemed to come around for Armstrong during the later stages of the event. Armstrong was able to maneuver around all of the late lap incidents to take the checkered flag in the 24th position.
- Armstrong's 24th place finish helped solidify an 18th place finish position in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Owner Point Standings for the TriStar Motorsports No. 19 Toyota Camry. (complete release)
Whitt Closes 2013 on a High Note at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Cole Whitt Race Summary: In his sixth career start at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Whitt started 13th in the No. 44 TriStar Motorsports / Takagi Tankless Water Heaters Toyota. The No.44 crew worked hard to help the 22-year-old driver find a balance in the race car throughout the 200-lap season finale. Whitt raced as high as 5th before finishing 9th, earning his fourth top-10 finish in 14 starts with TriStar Motorsports in 2013.
- Whitt finished 21st in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Points Standing.
- His 9th place finish helped solidify the 20th position in the Owner Points Standing for TriStar Motorsports and the No. 44 Toyota Camry. (complete release)
TriStar Motorsports and WinField Join Forces for Nationwide Series Finale
Mooresville, N.C. (November 12, 2013) - TriStar Motorsports is pleased to announce that they will join forces with WinField for the final NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the 2013 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. A leading agribusiness company, WinField will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 19 Toyota Camry, driven by 21-year-old NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Dakoda Armstrong.
"We are excited to be partnering with a fourth generation farmer to promote the agriculture industry," said Mitch Eviston, Senior Vice President of Marketing at WinField. "We feel Dakoda is a great fit for the WinField brand, and we are eager to be part of his bright racing future."
Tune in to watch Armstrong and the No. 19 TriStar Motorsports / WinField Toyota Camry in the Nationwide Series finale this Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on ESPN. (complete release)