National Treasures Racing Arrives as NASCAR Season Takes Shape

May 08, 2024


Senior Staff Writer

May means the NASCAR schedule is a third of the way complete, and another spring tradition — the All-Star Race. The annual showcase of the stock car racing’s biggest names is Sunday, May 19, at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

It’s also time for Panini America’s National Treasures Racing.  Denny Hamlin, reigning Daytona 500 winner William Byron, defending Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney and Panini America Brand Ambassador Joey Logano are among the drivers to be found in the release.

Look for one booklet per box and a bonus White Sparkle pack per box. The Daytona Legacy Booklets feature margin-to-margin photography, an on-card autograph and memorabilia used in races by Daytona 500 winners.

More finds include the NASCAR 75th Anniversary signatures and Jumbo Sponsor firesuit booklets.

The All-Star Race is where the best of the best can be seen in action. Drivers eligible are winners in 2023 and ’24 as well as full-time active former All-Star winners and Cup champions, plus stage winners in the All-Star Open (before the main event) and the winner of the fan vote.

But before the series gets to All-Star weekend in North Carolina, where Kyle Larson will defend his win, historic Darlington Raceway hosts the 13th race of the season on Sunday, May 12, with Byron as the defending race winner.

Other names to watch on Mother’s Day on the 1.366-mile asphalt loop in South Carolina include Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones — all multi-time winners there — plus Chase Elliott (R), Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Chris Buescher and Ross Chastain.

The season doesn’t slow down after that, with the longest race of the year coming up on Memorial Day weekend, the Coca-Cola 600.

Until then, Panini’s National Treasures will fulfill your racing needs.