This weekend was the beginning of the next chapter in my career with the start of a new NASCAR season in Daytona. I’m going into this year with a new crew chief — Billy Scott — and different colors on my car with a new primary sponsor — Nature’s Bakery. It felt good to get back to the track and kick things off with Saturday’s race. I got caught up in a last-lap crash, but overall, I felt good about my first race working with Billy and look forward to the season ahead.
Photographs by Chip Litherland/The Players’ Tribune
Breaking down the race with Sam and Dave Marson (co-founders of Nature’s Bakery). They have big dreams and want to align them with mine. It’s exciting for me because there are things that I enjoy and stand for and they’re ready to embrace that. In this day and age, authenticity is hard to come by, but easy to recognize. I think people are going to recognize that authenticity as we go along this new journey together.