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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Marc Davis Makes '09 Nationwide Debut at Dover

Marc Davis joins Braun Racing for the Heluva Good 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover

Eighteeen-year-old NASCAR rookie Marc Davis—who finished 10 spots ahead of a 37th-place start in the 2008 Nationwide finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway—is back on track this weekend, making his ’09 debut at Dover. The Maryland native will drive a Toyota Camry for Braun Racing, where he will team with Jason Leffler and Burney Lamar, husband to Ft. Lauderdale-native supermodel Niki Taylor. Davis has signed on to run six races with Braun Racing in 2009.

Davis drove for Armando Fitz and Joe Gibbs Racing at Homestead-Miami in 2008, and he also won his first race for Gibbs—as a 15-year-old at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway with NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program (from which he graduated).

While currently committed to drive six events this year, Davis has hopes that he can find increased sponsorship and again run during Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“I’m only 18 years old, but I’ve still been around,” said Davis. “I’ve [got] quite a good relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing still, so I feel like my track record is pretty good, and I have pretty good respect in the industry.”

Davis has six Nationwide Series starts under his belt, including the finale in Miami driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. This season, he has run two races under his own banner, Marc Davis Motorsports, and for this weekend’s Dover race he brings sponsorship from Howard University’s WHUR radio station and the Word Network.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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