Anthony Kumpen, No. 46 LeasePlan Chevrolet Camaro, Daytona Preview
Anthony Kumpen, No. 46 LeasePlan Chevrolet Camaro
Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway
No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro… Crew Chief Mark Setzer and the No. 46 crew will unload chassis No. 011 for Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. This car was last raced by Anthony Kumpen in his superspeedway debut at Daytona International Speedway in 2016.
Welcome Back … LeasePlan returns as primary sponsor of the No. 46 Chevrolet Camaro. LeasePlan is a global fleet management and driver mobility company of Dutch origin. Their full-service offering consists of financing and operational fleet management services to meet the needs of a diverse client base. Established in 1963, LeasePlan has grown to become the world’s leading global fleet management and driver mobility company, with more than 85% of their 7,100-strong workforce now operating outside the Netherlands. LeasePlan’s global franchise manages some 1.5 million multi-brand vehicles and provides global fleet management and driver mobility services in 32 countries. LeasePlan has a proven track record in enhancing their presence in traditional mature fleet markets, as well as expanding into new markets and growing their business to market leading positions. LeasePlan is able to capitalize on their global presence and international network by providing innovative products and high-quality service to meet the needs of national and multinational clients alike. LeasePlan strives to do this by using their expertise to make running a fleet easier for their clients. This is reflected in their universal promise to all their clients: “It’s easier to LeasePlan.”
Kumpen at Daytona… The Powershares QQQ 300 weekend will mark the second time that NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Champion Anthony Kumpen will turn laps at Daytona International Speedway. This is Kumpen’s fifth-ever XFINITY Series start and his second at a superspeedway. This event marks yet another highlight of Kumpen’s Road to Daytona program – the path designed by Nexteer and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series to bring European drivers to race in NASCAR in the United States.
Setzer at Daytona … Crew chief Mark Setzer has led the No. 46 team from atop the pit box twice before for the XFINITY Series season-opener. Jeffrey Earnhardt piloted the Chevrolet Camaro starting 13th and finishing 16th in 2015 and Kumpen finished 26th in 2016.
Catch the Action … Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway will be televised live Saturday, February 25th beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.
Get Social … Don’t miss any updates from Kumpen and Precision Performance Motorsports. Follow them on Twitter @AnthonyKumpen and @PrecisionPerf and on Facebook at AnthonyKumpen and PrecisionPerformanceMotorsports.
Anthony Kumpen Quotes:
“Daytona is the biggest event in NASCAR. I can’t wait to be back and I want to thank LeasePlan, all my partners, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and its Nexteer Road to Daytona program for making this happen. Last year I had to learn a lot – especially about racing in the pack and drafting – in a very short time. This time we will build on the experience as a team and work to make the car faster and do better each and every lap. I would be really happy to finish in the top-15.”
Mark Setzer Quotes:
“As we head into the Daytona race weekend, I couldn’t be more proud of out PPM team and all the hard work they’ve put into these two cars. They have worked to improve every aspect of our cars and it shows. We are so excited for the opportunity to work with two-time NASCAR Euro Series Champion Anthony Kumpen again. He did a great job last year with it being his first time ever on a super speedway. I can see why he’s a multi-time champion, because the work he puts in and how he strives to improve every part of his craft each time he goes to the track. We expect a great weekend for Anthony and the whole PPM team.”
Team Owner Richard Gdovic Quotes:
“The Precision Performance team has once again put together the best value in XFINITY Series racing for this event. I am very proud of their efforts. Every time our team brings a car to the race track we expect to be the top performing part time team and the best value for our driver’s and their sponsors. Expectations are high that Anthony will have another great performance as he gains experience on the larger ovals.”