NASCAR Next member Alon Day making Truck Series, oval debut in New Hampshire

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After two road course races in the Xfinity Series, NASCAR Next member Alon Day will make his American oval racing debut this weekend in the Camping World Truck Series.

Day, a native of Israel and a regular on the NASCAR Euro Whelen Series, will drive the No. 71 Chevrolet in the Camping World Truck Series’ UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

It will also be Day’s first Truck Series start.

The 24-year-old driver made his first NASCAR start in the United States in the Aug. 13 Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio. Day finished 13th in the rain soaked event after starting 22nd. Two races later, Day started last at Road America after a qualifying accident. He put his No. 13 Dodge in 30th, finishing on the lead lap.

Day is a six-time NASCAR winner on the European circuit and has won three times this season, including last weekend at Adria Raceway in Italy. Day started from the pole and led every lap, finishing with a 9.4 sec lead over second place.