Andy Jankowiak Announces Teams Plans for ARCA Race at Daytona

Andy Jankowiak in action during the ARCA Menards Series pre-race practice at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 14, 2022. (James Gilbert/NASCAR), a Daytona-based seller of custom golf carts, has joined forces as a marketing partner to Andy Jankowiak and the Dak’s Market racing team for the Lucas Oil 200 presented by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway. The logo will be featured on the hood and quarter panel of the Team’s No. 73 Ford Fusion for the Daytona weekend, which will be the opening event of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season. specializes in newly customized golf carts. Mike Richardson and his team build and sell a variety of fully refurbished carts that range from standard models to six- and eight-seat limo carts. Mike is proud to do business in the Daytona Beach area and always goes the extra mile for his customers.

Jankowiak enters his second season in the ARCA Menards Series with high hopes after a rookie campaign that saw the upstart team surpass expectations and score four top-10 finishes. Andy will be partnered with Kevin Lapierre and his company Dak’s Market for the team’s 2022 ARCA Menards Series campaign that will see the team venture to new speedways and work to build a successful program on and off the track.

“With our new brand [Dak’s Market], we wanted to partner with someone we could grow with,” said Kevin Lapierre. “We are excited to open new stores across the U.S. and blossom with Andy as he moves up the ranks of NASCAR.”

Jankowiak, the 33-year-old owner/driver, hails from Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo, where his family’s racing roots run deep over two generations. Jankowiak follows in his father’s footsteps; Tony Jankowiak was a regular in the NASCAR Modified racing circuit and a World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing champion at New Smyrna Speedway.

“It’s hard to believe we have come this far,” said Jankowiak. “I never thought we would be racing at this level, but it honestly feels like a really good fit, we love racing in this series.

“We need partners to be able to make this all work, and it’s wonderful to see a guy like Mike from take an interest in our efforts, it validates everything we are trying to do as we seek to keep selling sponsorship space as the year goes on. Our goal is to be a viable and cost-effective marketing partner and help use our platform to work together with our partners, that is what will keep our team on track and chasing victories.

“My job this weekend is the win the race and sell a golf cart for Mike. We will be all in on trying to help get the name in front of as many eyes as possible this weekend, and hopefully that will help Mike with his business as well as highlight our Team’s marketing ability as we search for primary Sponsors for races later in the 2022 season, we love working with guys just like Mike.”

The Jankowiak team will also be highlighting a pair of season-long partners for the Daytona weekend. Automotive Consultants of Ithaca, NY and Florida Safety Systems will be featured on the Trunk and TV panel during the course of the 2022 season, starting with Daytona.

Automotive Consultants of Ithaca, NY has been in business since 1959 and is family owned and operated. Bill and his trusted staff specialize in new and used cars sold at wholesale prices. If you are looking to buy or sell, be sure to call Bill at Automotive Consultants or visit to get the very best deal. Tell him Andy sent you!

Florida Safety Systems is a Florida-based company that specializes in Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Security and system monitoring. Florida Safety Systems is a nationwide supplier through their website, so be sure to look them up for all of your safety and security needs.

The No. 73 Ford Fusion will also feature Thermal Foams Inc., an industry leader in the manufacturing of specialty foam products across the eastern United States. Daytona will be the first of three ARCA events where Thermal Foams will be featured.

Thermal Foams, Inc. is based in Buffalo with branches across New York State and Pennsylvania. Thermal Foams, Inc. specializes in molded polystyrene foam and engineered insulated panel systems. It is also one of the region’s largest stocking distributors of insulation and cushioning materials, as well as exterior insulation finishing systems products. Thermal Foams has a long history of supporting auto racing including supplying soft wall safety technology to race tracks across the north east. will be featured for multiple events in 2022 starting with Daytona. Planter Box Direct is a Western New York-based company and your one-stop online shop for custom made metal planter boxes, tools and accessories. You can design your own planter box or collaborate with their very helpful staff by visiting their website.

Pinnacle Travel Staffing will make the first of two appearances with the team during the Daytona weekend. Located in Grand Island, New York, Pinnacle Travel Staffing is America’s leader in providing psychiatric and correctional nursing staffs to help regions that are in need. Owner Marty Rastelli has been supplying traveling nursing staffs for 17 years and works under the motto, “Why be treated like a number when you can be treated like family?”

The team’s car will also feature musical talent Ryan Bronson of Waverly, New York. The car will highlight Ryan’s newest album, “Application of Love,” with a unique QR code that fans can scan off the car when they see it pit side. Ryan Bronson is a hip hop artist with a unique style that he formed as an outlet for his anxiety and depression growing up. He has crafted his art into a career in music and his music and more information can be found by visiting or adding him on twitter at @iam_ryanbronson.

Ace in the Hole Landscaping will be featured on the car. Ace in the Hole Landscaping is owned and operated by Paul Hartwig who is a great supporter of racing. Paul and his team specialize in landscaping and snow removal in New Jersey and primarily serve Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Paul can be reached at 732-966-2789.

Rusty Diamond Cores is owned by Jeff Szafraniec and based in Western, New York. Jeff buys and sells a range of different automotive cores and parts, specializing in converters, radiators, batteries and wheels. Jeff can be reached for all of your needs at 716-570-3082.

Chef Collin Maybee and big Monte Media will also be highlighted. You can learn more about him by visiting his facebook – @bigmontesplace and his instagram – @bigmonteracing.

“Its cool for me to be able to carry so mush support into this weekend which will be the biggest race of the year,” said Jankowiak. “I love that we have so much support of businesses back home in New York as well as down here in Florida, that along give me all of the confidence I need. I think we can win this thing.”

The Lucas Oil 200 presented by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway will broadcast live nationally on FS1 starting at 1:30 p.m. ET this Saturday, Feb. 19th. The race will also  broadcast live on MRN radio and Sirius XM radio.

You can also keep up with Jankowiak by following him on social media: Facebook –; Twitter account – @andyjankowiak; Instagram – @andy_jankowiak.

The AJ Racing team is still actively perusing marketing partners for the Talladega event, and information on how to become a marketing partner can be obtained by emailing Andy directly at

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