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Alfredo to run Daytona 500 with Beard Motorsports

The small, one car family-owned operation announced on Wednesday it would field its No. 62 Chevrolet entry in at least four Cup races in 2024, beginning with the season-opening Daytona 500. Beard Motorsports made its Cup debut in the 2017 Daytona 500 with former driver Brendan Gaughan. Alfredo, 24, will drive the car in two

Alfredo to run Daytona 500 with Beard Motorsports

The small, one automobile family-owned operation introduced on Wednesday it will discipline its No. 62 Chevrolet entry in no less than 4 Cup races in 2024, starting with the season-opening Daytona 500.

Beard Motorsports made its Cup debut within the 2017 Daytona 500 with former driver Brendan Gaughan.

Alfredo, 24, will drive the automobile in two of the 4 occasions – the Daytona 500 and the April 21 race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Alfredo debuted within the NASCAR Truck Sequence in 2019 and has competed in all three of NASCAR’s three nationwide collection, together with the Cup Sequence, the place he has 38 profession begins. His profession finest end is tenth in 2021 at Talladega.

Alfredo can even compete full-time within the Xfinity Sequence in 2024, returning to Our Motorsports to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet.

Austin Hill, Beard Motorsports, United Rentals / Beard Oil Chevrolet Camaro, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing, Boost by Kroger/Entenmann's Chevrolet Camaro, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Smithfield Ford Mustang

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Austin Hill, Beard Motorsports, United Leases / Beard Oil Chevrolet Camaro, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing, Enhance by Kroger/Entenmann’s Chevrolet Camaro, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing, Smithfield Ford Mustang

“I’m so grateful for this chance,” Alfredo stated. “Each driver that runs inventory automobiles desires to race within the NASCAR Cup Sequence and the Daytona 500. I’ve been blessed to race at this stage in opposition to drivers which can be childhood heroes of mine.

“This chance with the Beard household could be very thrilling. They’ve at all times fielded nice automobiles in these superspeedway races, so I’m thrilled to get behind the wheel of their No. 62 Chevrolet.”

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Beard Motorsports was based by the late Mark Beard Sr. Since his demise in early 2021, his spouse Linda Beard has served because the group proprietor with their kids, Amie and Mark Jr., overseeing group operations and administration.

“The 2024 season marks our eighth yr competing within the NASCAR Cup Sequence,” stated Amie Beard, the group’s govt vp. “It’s surreal to even be referencing yr quantity eight.

“This race group is a ardour undertaking for all of us. My dad beloved the game and it’s a ardour that we now share as a household. It’s what drives this group.”

Darren Shaw will return because the group’s crew chief this season. Along with the five hundred and the April race at Talladega, Beard additionally plans to enter the Aug. 24 race at Daytona and the Oct. 6 race at Talladega.

Drivers for the remaining races shall be introduced later within the season.

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