RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 09: Justin Marks, driver of the #42 Katerra Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 9, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Driver returns to the Cup Series and plans on having a very busy year

Justin Marks won't have much down time during the 2018 season, and that's exactly how he prefers it.

Marks will drive full time for Michael Shank Racing in the No. 93 Acura with Lawson Aschenbach and Curb-Agajanian, and he also has plans to compete in six NASCAR races this year.

According to ESPN's Bob Pockrass, Marks will compete in the Daytona 500 in February.

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Marks has a charter for the Daytona, though the identity of the team hasn't yet been revealed.

He has competed in the three Cup Series races in the past, but this will be his first Daytona 500.

Marks told Frontstretch that he will likely compete at some of the NASCAR road courses.

"I'll most likely do [the XFINITY Series] road races again for Chip [Ganassi] that I do every year," Marks said. "There's a new road course at Charlotte as well. I'm talking to teams about doing the Cup race at Sonoma and the Cup race [on Charlotte's Roval].

"I've got a good, healthy NASCAR schedule for this year. It could be as few as three [races], or as high as five or six. I'm very excited about that."

When the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule isn't keeping him busy, Marks will have plenty of NASCAR races to compete in this year.