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BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona features several NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars

Published On January 25, 2019 | By John Haverlin | News, Top Posts

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Friday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race, the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, will feature six drivers that NASCAR fans may recognize.

Multimatic Motorsports is fielding two Grand Sport entries. Each car has two current Xfinity Series drivers.

Ty Majeski and Cole Custer will pilot the No. 15 Ford Mustang GT4, and share the car with veteran sports car driver Scott Maxwell. The No. 15 will start from third.

In the other Multimatic Mustang, Austin Cindric and Chase Briscoe will share driving duties along with Billy Johnson. Johnson is another endurance racing vet with a few Xfinity starts under his belt with Roush Fenway Racing. He also ran the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup car at Sonoma Raceway in 2017 while Aric Almirola was recovering from a back injury. They’ll start from 15th in the No. 22.

Kaz Grala will also compete in the race with BimmerWorld Racing. Grala will share a BMW M4 GT4 with Aurora Straus, the only female teenager in the event. Their No. 80 car takes the green from 16th.

The race begins at 12:15 p.m. ET. Fans can follow live on IMSA.tv.

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— a Long Island, New York native, is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he studied communication and journalism. He is a former Pit Notes reporter at ISM Raceway, where he covered NASCAR and INDYCAR throughout his collegiate career. Since 2016, he has covered American auto racing’s various forms, including NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Truck, K&N, Whelen Modified, IndyCar, Mazda Road to Indy, USAC, Modified Touring Series, World of Outlaws, ARCA and ACT Tour. During his downtime, he likes to play his Les Paul guitar, hit the golf course and watch the New York Mets.

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