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NASCAR Forces TRICON Garage to Change “Butterbean” Nameplate to Queen on No. 1 Truck

Brenden Queen nameplate changed from Butterbean to Queen NASCAR Truck Series North Wilkesboro Speedway Wright Brand 250

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett, LAT Images for Toyota Racing

Nicknames are apparently no longer accepted as a nameplate on the back of vehicles in the NASCAR National Series. Saturday morning, The rear window of the No. 1 TRICON Garage Toyota Tundra TRD, which is being driven by Brenden “Butterbean” Queen, had a new nameplate decaled on the back from what the truck had displayed on Friday during practice for the Wright Brand 250 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

“Butterbean”, the nickname that Queen is affectionately known as by his fans, was on the truck on Friday, but has been removed and his legal last name Queen has been put in place of the nickname. Frontstretch’s Chase Folsom was the first media member to notice the change on Saturday morning as he shared the change to his account.

While official last names are probably what should be on the back window of race cars in the NASCAR National Series, as it is a professional look, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has carried “Dale Jr.” on the name banner on the windshield and back window of his cars for years instead of his official last name Earnhardt.

Likewise, names of injured drivers have remained on cars as fill-in drivers take over for them for sustained stretches of races.

Ultimately, the name on the back windshield will not impact the potency of Queen on track. And there is growing optimism for the driver, who is making his series debut this weekend at the iconic 0.625-mile short track in North Carolina.

Queen turned the fastest lap of anybody in the field during his first official NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series practice session on Friday. Queen turned a lap time of 17.911 sec. (125.621 mph), which was 0.039 sec. faster than his TRICON Garage teammate Corey Heim, who was runner-up in the session.

RELATED: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Wright Brand 250 Practice Results

NASCAR Truck Series qualifying was set for Saturday morning, but weather washed it out.

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