Natalie Decker was originally scheduled to run the Wawa 200 at Daytona International Speedway Friday evening, but a sponsor approval issue has changed the plans.
“I will not be racing Daytona because my sponsor is not cleared yet to be on a car in NASCAR,” Decker explained in a tweet on Thursday.
Patrick Emerling will replace Decker.
BJ McLeod Motorsports posted a rendering of Emerling’s Daytona entry, lacking a sponsor.
Natalie Decker will not drive in the XFINITY Daytona race (see below) Patrick Emerling (8 XFS races in 2022) will be in the #5 at Daytona https://t.co/UcUGq2WMjv
— Jayski.com (@jayski) August 26, 2022
— Patrick Emerling (@PatrickEmerling) August 24, 2022