Dakoda Armstrong / JGL Racing Darlington Preview
Posted: 6 years ago


Darlington Raceway

Dakoda Armstrong
Team: No. 28 "Cale Yarborough Tribute" Toyota
Crew Chief: Steven Lane
Team Owner: James Whitener
Twitter: @DakodaArmstrong and @JGLRacing

Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 - Saturday September 2nd at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN), Sirius/XM Radio Channel 90

Armstrong at Darlington:
Dakoda will be making his fourth career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at Darlington Raceway. In his three previous races at the South Carolina track he has finished 18th each time.

The start will mark Armstrong's 130th career start in the XFINITY Series.

Dakoda's Thoughts on Darlington:
"Darlington is a very tough track but one that is a lot of fun to race on.  The Throwback Program has become one of the most popular races of the season and our JGL Racing team takes great pride in our schemes and honoring the past stars who have piloted the No. 28 car in our sport.  Cale Yarborough is one of the best we have ever seen in the sport and to honor him and his No. 28 Hardees scheme is pretty cool."

"We are coming off poor outings the last few weeks which has us just out of the playoff picture.  We are focused as a team to finish strong these next three weeks and put ourselves in a position to make the season ending playoffs."

Cale Yarborough Tribute at Darlington:

JGL Racing is proud to announce a special tribute to legendary NASCAR driver Cale Yarborough and his No. 28 paint scheme from the 1983 and 1984 NASCAR seasons.  Dakoda Armstrong will pilot the No. 28 "Cale Yarborough Tribute" Toyota for the popular "Throwback" weekend at Darlington Raceway for the running of the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 on Saturday September 2nd.

The years of 1983 and 1984 were exciting times for the Harry Ranier owned No. 28 entry and Cale Yarborough.  The 1983 season kicked off with Cale winning his third Daytona 500 and he would go on to win four of the 16 races he competed in that season along with earning three poles.

The 1984 race season kicked off much the same way as Yarborough would once again win the Daytona 500 and in doing so become only the second driver to score back-to-back wins in the season opening event.  Once again competing in 16 races, Cale would earn three victories to go along with four poles.  He also captured the IROC VIII Championship.   

In all, Cale Yarborough would build a legendary NASCAR career which includes 83 wins which ties him for sixth all-time on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner's list.  The NASCAR Hall of Famer is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships.

2017 Stats:
Starts:   23
Avg. Starting Position:   22.7
Avg. Finishing Position: 17.7
Best Finish:   3rd (Daytona - June)
Points Standing:   12th

Learn More:
For more information and to learn more about Dakoda Armstrong please visit www.DakodaArmstrong.com and to learn more about JGL Racing please visit them at www.JGLRacing.com

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