Columbus Co. racing team qualifies for Daytona 500

Columbus Co. racing team qualifies for Daytona 500

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A local race team has qualified for one of NASCAR's biggest races.

The Ricky Benton Racing Team, which is based out of Cerro Gordo, and driver David Gilliland will compete in the Daytona 500 on Sunday after qualifying over the weekend.

First up for the team will be the first CanAm Duel race Thursday.

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