World of Outlaws star David Gravel on Asphalt for First Time in 2020

David Gravel
David Gravel whips his Axalta car around the cushion during hot laps at Knoxville Raceway. Photo by Ken Berry Racing Pics / Knoxville Raceway.

If you’ve haven’t heard, it’s finally happening.

David Gravel is getting his shot in asphalt stock cars and it all started this weekend.

World of Outlaws star David Gravel on Asphalt for First Time in 2020

The ARCA Racing Series took to Daytona International Speedway for its annual testing period this weekend, with 37 drivers logging laps at the famed superspeedway.

One of them being the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Series regular and 2019 Knoxville Nationals Champion.

Gravel is getting a sort of warm up for his 2020 racing year, entering this season’s ARCA opener at Daytona and driving KBR Development’s No. 28.

The Watertown, Connecticut native confirmed on Friday morning that he would be participating in six of the 23 NASCAR truck series events in the GMS Racing No. 24 truck.

Five of those events will be announced at a later date, but the team confirmed that Gravel would be piloting the Axalta sponsored truck in the 2020 Eldora Dirt Derby.

On top of his first run on asphalt, Jason Johnson Racing has stated that Gravel will return in 2020 to race in select World of Outlaws Sprint Car events.

So, fans of both dirt and asphalt racing will get to watch Gravel – if those fans still want to dog on the opposite form of racing from their own.

In ARCA testing on Friday, Gavel placed 11th in the practice session running a 50.474. Comparatively, Connor Hall sits on the pole at 49.711.

He turned 49 laps in the session before rain shortened the day, though the series will run another round of open tests on Saturday.

We’ll have updates on the open test as well as the ARCA Race at Daytona (4:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1) and more action from other series on twitter at @RacingVault.

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