SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – By nearly each measure, Peyton Sellers’ NASCAR Advance Auto Components Weekly Sequence season final 12 months was an enormous success.
The Danville, Va., resident completed the season because the nationwide runner-up in factors and captured the Virginia state title.
Within the nationwide image, Sellers recorded 10 wins in 30 begins, with 26 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes throughout the NASCAR factors season. He completed 28 factors behind nationwide champion Josh Berry.
Whereas profitable the Virginia state title, Sellers had 10 wins in 25 begins, with 24 high fives. He took the state title by a 70-point margin over Daniel Silvestri.
Sellers and his crew are pleased with their 2020 accomplishments, however one factor was totally different.
He and his crew have been unable to compete at South Boston Speedway, Sellers’ house observe, because the observe was idle final 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“To not have our house observe to return to was undoubtedly totally different,” remarked Sellers. “We needed to drive by South Boston to go to Dominion Raceway and Langley. Figuring out we have been going to have to remain in a motel room and that form of factor was undoubtedly totally different. We wish to be at house each evening.”
Sellers and his crew can be returning to South Boston Speedway for Saturday’s season-opening Again On Observe Twin 75s racing program. The occasion can be headlined by twin 75-lap races for the NASCAR Advance Auto Components Weekly Sequence late mannequin inventory automotive division.
“I’m simply glad to be again,” Sellers stated. “All of our native sponsors need to come again out. They’ve been chomping on the bit to get out and see racing. So are all of our native followers.”
The defending South Boston Speedway observe champion says racing at South Boston paves his approach for achievement at different venues.
“We need to compete for wins at any degree of racing, whether or not or not it’s right here (at South Boston Speedway) or touring round to larger reveals. Any time we race South Boston it makes us higher after we go to larger reveals,” Sellers famous. “If we will come right here and hone-in, win a couple of races and run nicely it’s going to assist us later within the 12 months after we go to among the larger cash races.”
Sellers enters the brand new season at South Boston Speedway having gained the NASCAR observe championship 5 occasions, together with titles in every of the previous three seasons (2017-’19).
An excellent begin to the season is vital in making a title bid. In 2019, Sellers earned a pair of second-place finishes within the twin races that opened South Boston Speedway’s season.
“Popping out of the field has all the time been a powerful level,” Sellers identified. “We’ve been capable of be aggressive within the season opener loads of years. We’ve been capable of win loads of races, whether or not or not it’s us or our clients’ automobiles. I feel that’s as a result of we attempt to work arduous over the winter and get our automobiles dialed in proper.”
Throughout a break in a current testing session at South Boston, Sellers stated he feels good about his automobiles for this 12 months.
“The 2 automobiles I’ve are the identical two automobiles we raced final 12 months,” he identified. “I really feel like we’ve bought them discovered. I really feel like we all know what the traits of every automotive are. I sit up for getting again into that rhythm and racing them.”