On January 20, NASCAR driver and huge Caps fan Ryan Ellis got married near Asheville, North Carolina to longtime girlfriend Allison Bowman. Right after the couple said their I dos, news broke on Twitter that Ellis would get back in a stock car again at Daytona for the February 17 XFINITY race. The wedding reception celebrated the nuptials and his latest career opportunity.
Ellis, who stepped away from full-time racing to serve as Matt DiBenedetto’s PR person, drove the number 78 Densify Toyota Camry as the third car for BJ McLeod Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway.
After a late-race wreck, Ellis finished the race in 30th place.