A little over a month ago, the Daytona International Speedway unveiled that all grandstand seating for this year’s 64th Annual Daytona 500 was sold out. All reserved fronstretch seating and RV camping had no tickets left.
But, as of Jan. 12, there were still other ways to get into the gates on Feb. 20. You can get a UNOH Fanzone ticket or one of the hospitality or suite options.
Now, even those have become sold out making this weekend’s race a complete sell out. There’s no tickets left to get in meaning expect at the very minimum 135k in attendance on Sunday with a potential to be up to 150k.
Speaking of getting in, on Monday morning, NY Racing Team and Greg Biffle announced that they’ll be in Daytona this week in hopes of racing their ways into Sunday’s race. The No. 44 Chevrolet will be among six open cars vying for the four spots available to them.
Biffle, hasn’t raced a Cup event since 2016 but will be back. He did race twice since then though in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to where he won in 2019 at Texas for Kyle Busch Motorsports as well as being 19th at Darlington a year later with GMS Racing.
Now, he’s back in Cup.
Biffle, has had success not only at Daytona International Speedway, but throughout the
NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Biffle has completed 14 full time Cup seasons, winning 19 races,
achieving 92 top 5s and 175 top 10s. In addition, Biffle has also won championships in the
NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series.
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to drive the Next Gen car and help NY Racing make
its entry into the 2022 season. I’ve always said since the day I stepped away from full time
competition that I would return under the right circumstances,” Biffle exclaimed. “Filling in for an injured driver or driving for a top-level team will always be compelling. With this unique opportunity, I’ll now be able to use my 18 years of experience to help this non-charter team get into the Daytona 500 with an RCR-built race car powered by a Hendrick engine. I look forward to getting back on the track this week and doing what I enjoy most.”
Grambling State University/HBCU League Pass Plus will don the Next Gen Chevrolet.
“As a product of HBCU and an alumni of Grambling Football, I’m excited to have them on
board with HBCU League Pass Plus,” said John Cohen, NY Racing team owner. “I want to
thank Chevrolet for this great partnership along with Richard Childress Racing and Hendrick
Motorsports, without them I’m not sure this is possible.”
“Urban Edge Network, Inc. is excited to announce our relationship with black owned NY Racing, which participates in the NASCAR Cup Series. John Cohen is a marketing partner of Urban Edge Network, Inc. – HBCU League Pass Plus,” said Todd F. Brown, CEO of Urban Edge Network, Inc. “John is an alumni of Grambling State University. We’re excited to bring our HBCU audience across 101 campuses into the NASCAR arena virtually and physically. We know that our fan base supports sports that reflect and invite blacks into the experience. We’re looking forward to branding and partnering with Fortune 500 companies to support this fully black owned team as they’ve supported other NASCAR teams in the past.”
Calling the shots on top of the pit box, veteran NASCAR winning crew chief, Jay Guy, will be
bringing knowledge to the team. Guy has been a crew chief in over 250 Cup Series races.
NY Racing is also proud to announce new partnerships, including a finalized collaboration with Chevrolet for manufacturer support. Since the inception of NASCAR, Chevrolet has been a fixture in the Cup Series and continues to have an impact on the sport. Chevrolet has earned over 800 Cup victories and 40 manufacturer titles, including winning the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship.
Additionally, Puma and Illesteva have partnered with NY Racing for the duration of the 2022
NASCAR Cup season. Future partners and sponsors will be announced at a later date.
NY Racing was created in 2009 by owner John Cohen. NY Racing is a fully
minority owned team in the NASCAR Cup Series. They’ll be competing against Beard Motorsports (Noah Gragson), The Money Team (Kaz Grala), Team Hezeberg (Jacques Villeneuve) and MBM Motorsports (JJ Yeley, Timmy Hill) to get one of those four coveted spots.
In 2018, there were no extra cars with 40 cars showing up for 40 spots.
In 2019, we had six open cars meaning two wouldn’t make it.
2020 saw seven open cars and 2021 with eight. Now we have six again.
All 36 chartered cars are obviously going to be in attendance.
Hendrick Motorsports (Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Alex Bowman)
Joe Gibbs Racing (Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell)
Stewart-Haas Racing (Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Chase Briscoe, Cole Custer)
Team Penske (Austin Cindric R, Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano)
Roush Fenway Racing (Brad Keselowski, Chris Buescher)
Richard Childress Racing (Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick)
Trackhouse Racing (Ross Chastain, Daniel Suarez)
Front Row Motorsports (Michael McDowell, Todd Gilliland R)
23XI Racing (Bubba Wallace, Kurt Busch)
Kaulig Racing (Daniel Hemric, Justin Haley)
Petty GMS Racing (Ty Dillon, Erik Jones)
Spire Sports (Corey LaJoie, Landon Cassill)
Wood Brothers (Harrison Burton R)
JTG Daugherty Racing (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.)
Live Fast Motorsports (BJ McLeod)
Rick Ware Racing (David Ragan, Cody Ware)