Ryan Preece makes his season debut in the Xfinity Series this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, driving the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing.
This will be the first of 10 Xfinity starts for Preece, who scored four top-five finishes — including a win at Iowa — in four series starts.
“I’m ready to get out to California,’’ Preece told NASCAR America’s Dave Burns.
Preece drove a modified in Florida, winning a couple of races, when NASCAR was at Daytona and raced a three-quarter midget indoors in the Northeast since his last Xfinity race last year in Miami.
Preece said he’s focused on more strong results.
“For me, this is the opportunity that I’ve been wanting for my entire life, to go there and compete for wins,’’ he said.
Preece talked about his racing plans for the rest of the season when he’s not driving in the Xfinity Series. Check out the above video for that and more.