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Dakoda Armstrong |

Team: Richard Petty Motorsports-43-NNS
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 155

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Twenty-three-year old Dakoda Armstrong grew up in New Castle, Ind., just about an hour from one of the most historic tracks for auto racing in the world.
This weekend, he'll make his first ever NASCAR (Nationwide Series) start at the two-and-a-half mile track. He grew up attending races at Indianapolis, even getting the chance to race in the infield on a much smaller scale, but this weekend he'll get to realize his dream of competing on the "big track."-Breaking Limits Jul 23 - 8:57 AM

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Dakoda Armstrong finishes 20th in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang 26th on the grid for the enjoyillinois.com 300. He is currently 13th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings.
Jul 20 - 8:41 PM

Since the beginning of the season, Dakoda Armstrong and the No. 43 WinField team set a goal to improve their mile-and-a-half program.

Earlier in the year, the team tested at Nashville Superspeedway, a 1.3-mile track, and participated in the test just a few weeks ago at Kentucky Speedway. The team will use this weekend's race at Chicagoland Speedway to assess their progress.-Breaking Limits
Jul 15 - 11:43 AM

Dakoda Armstrong wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 13th Annual Subway Firecracker 250 with a lap of 46.845 seconds, 192.123 mph.

This is the No. 43 Ford Mustang driver's first pole in 23 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. It is his second top-10 start in 2014. Qualifying at Daytona was cancelled with about eight minutes left in the first session when rain started causing a wreck involving the Nos. 10, 14, 19, 23, 29, 46, 55, 91 and 97 cars.
Jul 4 - 4:33 PM

Dakoda Armstrong has six starts in different racing series at the one-and-a-half mile Kentucky Speedway.

This includes one ARCA Series start, four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts and one Nationwide Series start. He's accumulated one Top-10 and three Top-15 finishes. Armstrong earned his best finish of ninth in the Truck Series in 2011, and earned a 13th-place finish in his only Nationwide start last year.-Breaking Limits
Jun 24 - 9:25 PM

As a Sunoco Rookie in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Dakoda Armstrong has never been to Road America.

While Armstrong will admit that road courses are not his forte, he does have some experience turning right and left. In 2010, he competed in two road course events in the ARCA Racing series, earning one Top-10 and two Top-15 finishes. Armstrong also has one road course start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he earned a Top-20 finish in 2013.-Breaking Limits
Jun 19 - 12:46 PM

Dakoda Armstrong and the No. 43 WinField Ford team will head to Michigan refreshed and ready to continue their momentum after earning their season-best finish of 16th at Dover two weeks ago.

Armstrong has a total of four starts at the two-mile track in different racing series. He finished 11th in his lone ARCA Racing Series start and earned one Top-Three and one Top-15 finish in his three starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His best finish of third came in 2012, and he'll look to improve on that this weekend.-Breaking Limits
Jun 11 - 12:15 PM

While Dakoda Armstrong considers Dover one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, he's up for the challenge.

Armstrong has two starts at the one-mile track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He earned his best finish of 20th at the track in 2012. The New Castle, Indiana native will look to improve on that this weekend.-Breaking Limits
May 27 - 8:18 PM

Dakoda Armstrong has three starts at the mile-and-a-half Charlotte Motor Speedway in NASCAR series.

In his two starts at Charlotte in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he has two top-15 finishes. His best finish of 12th came in the 2013 truck race. His sole Nationwide start ended early due to a crash late in the race, resulting in a 31st-place finish.-Breaking Limits
May 21 - 9:37 PM

Dakoda Armstrong (No. 43 Ford Mustang) has a total of six starts at the .875-mile Iowa Speedway in different racing series, earning one top-five and three top-10 finishes.

His best finish at the track was fourth in the ARCA Racing Series event in 2010, and he earned a top-10 finish in the series the prior year. Armstrong has four starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Iowa, posting his best finish of 10th in the spring of 2013.-Breaking Limits
May 14 - 12:07 AM

As a Sunoco Rookie, Dakoda Armstrong is still finding his groove on many of the tracks on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit.

Talladega Superspeedway isn't one of them. He has only four starts in other racing series at the Alabama track and has already made the trip to Victory Lane in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010. Armstrong has two starts at the 2.66-mile track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with one top-five and an average finish of 11th.-Breaking Limits
Apr 30 - 9:19 PM

For the second consecutive race, Dakoda Armstrong will make his first start at a track on the NASCAR circuit.

With no previous experience at Richmond, he will look to veteran Crew Chief Philippe Lopez and the No. 43 WinField team for guidance. The team had a strong showing at the .75-mile track with one top-five and three top-10 finishes in just four starts. Lopez will be bringing his favorite chassis to the track this weekend. Chassis No. 743 has proved successful on the short tracks since the team's inception three years ago.-Breaking Limits
Apr 22 - 8:23 PM

While 22 year-old Dakoda Armstrong has plenty of experience behind the wheel of a racecar, he'll make his first NASCAR start at Darlington Raceway this weekend, making him a rookie at the track in every sense of the word.

Richard Petty Motorsports' young Nationwide program has two starts at the 1.36-mile track, earning their best finish of 14th in 2012 with Michael Annett behind the wheel. In those two starts, the team's average finish is 16th.-Breaking Limits
Apr 8 - 9:08 PM

Texas Motor Speedway is one of the tracks on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule that Dakoda Armstrong has the most experience in a stockcar.

He has one ARCA Racing Series start at the mile-and-a-half track, earning a 12th-place finish in 2010. He also has three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the Fort Worth track. His best start of 12th came in the fall race in 2013, and he earned his best finish of 11th in the spring of that year.-Breaking Limits
Apr 1 - 11:23 PM

Fontana is one of seven tracks on the Nationwide schedule that Dakoda Armstrong has competed, and he has a fondness of the track.

His campaign last year for Richard Childress Racing was impressive for his first trip to the two-mile track where he earned a 15th-place finish.-Breaking Limits
Mar 19 - 11:31 PM