Memorable moments: A look at Kyle Busch’s 200 career NASCAR victories

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FONTANA, Calif. Kyle Busch overcame a pit road speeding penalty to score his 200th career NASCAR victory at Auto Club Speedway, where Busch has had a rich history.

Busch scored his first career Cup victory Sept. 4, 2005 at Auto Club Speedway. He was the winner in a memorable finish at this track in 2013 — victory No. 130 in his NASCAR career.  Running third, Busch swept past the dueling cars of Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin as they made contact, sending Hamlin into the wall.

Sunday, he earned his 200th career NASCAR victory. Here is a look at some of those memorable wins and the list of all his victories:

Kyle Busch celebrates victory in the Funai 250 NASCAR Busch Series race at Richmond International Raceway May 14, 2004. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Victory No. 1 — May 14, 2004: Richmond Raceway — Busch Series: The 19-year-old started on the pole and led 236 of 250 laps to score the victory. “That was awesome,” Busch said in victory lane. Busch had to hold off Greg Biffle for the win. Said Biffle: “I could have gotten to his bumper at the end of the race. I figured I’d let him go. I didn’t want to race like that. He ran a good race.”

Victory No. 9 — Sept. 9, 2005: California Speedway — Nextel Cup Series: The 20-year-old became the youngest Cup winner at the time when he took the checkered flag at what is now called Auto Club Speedway. Busch announced in victory lane that he was donating his race winnings to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund. More than 1,800 people were killed in the storm, which flooded New Orleans.

Victory No. 24 — March 9, 2008: Atlanta Motor Speedway — Nextel Cup Series: Busch scored his first Cup victory for Joe Gibbs Racing and also gave Toyota its first victory in NASCAR’s top series. 

Victories No. 76, 77, 78 — Aug. 18, 20-21, 2010: Bristol Motor Speedway — Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide, Sprint Cup Series: He swept all three races, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win in each of its top three series on the same weekend. It was during driver introductions for the Cup race that Brad Keselowski said into the microphone that “Kyle Busch is an ass.” Keselowski was upset about contact between the two of them the night before in the Nationwide race. He would repeat this feat in 2017 with victories No. 178-180.

Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 28, 2015. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Victory No. 143 — June 28, 2015: Sonoma Raceway — Sprint Cup Series: Scored his first Cup win in his fifth series start that season. He missed the first 11 points races after breaking his right left and left foot in a crash in the Xfinity Series season opener in February at Daytona.

Victory No. 154 — Nov. 22, 2015: Homestead-Miami Speedway — Sprint Cup Series: He wins the season-ending race to cap his comeback from missing the first 11 points races and captures his first Cup championship.

Victory No. 188 — May 27, 2018: Charlotte Motor Speedway — Monster Energy Cup Series: He scored his first points-paying Cup victory at this track. The win gave him at least one win at all 23 facilities that host Cup races. He led 377 of 400 laps. Said Busch: “It’s just something cool tonight to be able to accomplish something that I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid. I remember being eight, nine, 10 years old and wanting to win races at Charlotte, wanting to win the Coke 600, wanting to win the All-Star Race and just remembering watching those races under the lights here and dreaming of one day going to Victory Lane, and now finally it’s here.”

Victory No. 200 — March 17, 2019: Auto Club Speedway — Busch had the dominant car but a pit road speeding penalty on Lap 123 dropped him to 18th and created some question of it he could get back into the lead. He took the lead for good on Lap 175.

Series

Track

Driver

Date

1

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/14/2004

2

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/29/2004

3

Xfinity

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

6/19/2004

4

Xfinity

LOR

Kyle Busch

8/7/2004

5

Xfinity

Michigan

Kyle Busch

8/21/2004

6

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/20/2005

7

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/28/2005

8

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

6/4/2005

9

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

9/4/2005

10

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

10/29/2005

11

Cup

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/13/2005

12

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/25/2006

13

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/19/2006

14

Cup

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/16/2006

15

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/25/2007

16

Xfinity

Daytona

Kyle Busch

7/7/2007

17

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/7/2007

18

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

9/29/2007

19

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

10/27/2007

20

Truck

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/9/2007

21

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/10/2007

22

Truck

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/23/2008

23

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/7/2008

24

Cup

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/9/2008

25

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/5/2008

26

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

4/11/2008

27

Xfinity

Mexico City

Kyle Busch

4/20/2008

28

Cup

Talladega

Kyle Busch

4/27/2008

29

Cup

Darlington

Kyle Busch

5/10/2008

30

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/24/2008

31

Cup

Dover

Kyle Busch

6/1/2008

32

Cup

Sonoma

Kyle Busch

6/22/2008

33

Cup

Daytona

Kyle Busch

7/5/2008

34

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/11/2008

35

Cup

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/12/2008

36

Xfinity

LOR

Kyle Busch

7/26/2008

37

Cup

Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch

8/10/2008

38

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/20/2008

39

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

8/30/2008

40

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

9/20/2008

41

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

10/10/2008

42

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/1/2008

43

Truck

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/21/2009

44

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/21/2009

45

Cup

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/1/2009

46

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/7/2009

47

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/22/2009

48

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/4/2009

49

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/1/2009

50

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/2/2009

51

Xfinity

Nashville

Kyle Busch

6/6/2009

52

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

6/27/2009

53

Xfinity

Gateway

Kyle Busch

7/18/2009

54

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/19/2009

55

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/22/2009

56

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

8/28/2009

57

Truck

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/19/2009

58

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

10/16/2009

59

Truck

Talladega

Kyle Busch

10/31/2009

60

Truck

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/6/2009

61

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/7/2009

62

Xfinity

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/21/2009

63

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

2/20/2010

64

Truck

Nashville

Kyle Busch

4/2/2010

65

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

4/9/2010

66

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/19/2010

67

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

5/1/2010

68

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/15/2010

69

Cup

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/16/2010

70

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/21/2010

71

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/29/2010

72

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

6/26/2010

73

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/9/2010

74

Xfinity

LOR

Kyle Busch

7/24/2010

75

Xfinity

Iowa

Kyle Busch

7/31/2010

76

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/18/2010

77

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/20/2010

78

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/21/2010

79

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

8/27/2010

80

Truck

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/18/2010

81

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

9/25/2010

82

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

10/9/2010

83

Truck

Talladega

Kyle Busch

10/30/2010

84

Truck

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/5/2010

85

Truck

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/19/2010

86

Xfinity

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/20/2010

87

Truck

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

2/25/2011

88

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

2/26/2011

89

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/19/2011

90

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/20/2011

91

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/26/2011

92

Xfinity

Talladega

Kyle Busch

4/16/2011

93

Truck

Nashville

Kyle Busch

4/22/2011

94

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

4/30/2011

95

Xfinity

Darlington

Kyle Busch

5/6/2011

96

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/13/2011

97

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/20/2011

98

Truck

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/7/2011

99

Cup

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/9/2011

100

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/16/2011

101

Cup

Michigan

Kyle Busch

8/21/2011

102

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/26/2011

103

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/9/2011

104

Truck

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/24/2011

105

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

4/28/2012

106

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/2/2013

107

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/16/2013

108

Xfinity

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/23/2013

109

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/24/2013

110

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/12/2013

111

Cup

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/13/2013

112

Xfinity

Darlington

Kyle Busch

5/10/2013

113

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/17/2013

114

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/25/2013

115

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/31/2013

116

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/13/2013

117

Xfinity

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/27/2013

118

Cup

Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch

8/11/2013

119

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/21/2013

120

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/23/2013

121

Cup

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

9/1/2013

122

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/13/2013

123

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/14/2013

124

Xfinity

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

10/11/2013

125

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/9/2013

126

Truck

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/15/2013

127

Truck

Daytona

Kyle Busch

2/21/2014

128

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/1/2014

129

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

3/15/2014

130

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/23/2014

131

Truck

Kansas

Kyle Busch

5/9/2014

132

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/16/2014

133

Truck

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/30/2014

134

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

5/31/2014

135

Truck

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

6/26/2014

136

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/5/2014

137

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/13/2014

138

Xfinity

Dover

Kyle Busch

9/27/2014

139

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

10/4/2014

140

Truck

Texas

Kyle Busch

10/31/2014

141

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

11/1/2014

142

Xfinity

Michigan

Kyle Busch

6/13/2015

143

Cup

Sonoma

Kyle Busch

6/28/2015

144

Cup

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/11/2015

145

Cup

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/19/2015

146

Xfinity

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/25/2015

147

Cup

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/26/2015

148

Truck

Pocono

Kyle Busch

8/1/2015

149

Truck

Michigan

Kyle Busch

8/15/2015

150

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/21/2015

151

Xfinity

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/19/2015

152

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

10/17/2015

153

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/14/2015

154

Cup

Homestead

Kyle Busch

11/22/2015

155

Xfinity

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

2/27/2016

156

Xfinity

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/5/2016

157

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/12/2016

158

Truck

Martinsville

Kyle Busch

4/2/2016

159

Cup

Martinsville

Kyle Busch

4/3/2016

160

Xfinity

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/8/2016

161

Cup

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/9/2016

162

Cup

Kansas

Kyle Busch

5/7/2016

163

Xfinity

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/8/2016

164

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/16/2016

165

Xfinity

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/23/2016

166

Cup

Indianapolis

Kyle Busch

7/24/2016

167

Xfinity

Richmond

Kyle Busch

9/9/2016

168

Truck

Chicago

Kyle Busch

9/16/2016

169

Xfinity

Kansas

Kyle Busch

10/15/2016

170

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/12/2016

171

Xfinity

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

3/4/2017

172

Truck

Kansas

Kyle Busch

5/12/2017

173

Truck

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/19/2017

174

Xfinity

Kentucky

Kyle Busch

7/8/2017

175

Xfinity

Loudon

Kyle Busch

7/15/2017

176

Cup

Pocono

Kyle Busch

7/30/2017

177

Xfinity

Watkins Glen

Kyle Busch

8/5/2017

178

Truck

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/16/2017

179

Xfinity

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/18/2017

180

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

8/19/2017

181

Cup

Loudon

Kyle Busch

9/24/2017

182

Cup

Dover

Kyle Busch

10/1/2017

183

Cup

Martinsville

Kyle Busch

10/29/2017

184

Truck

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/2/2018

185

Cup

Texas

Kyle Busch

4/8/2018

186

Cup

Bristol

Kyle Busch

4/16/2018

187

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Busch

4/21/2018

188

Cup

Charlotte

Kyle Busch

5/27/2018

189

Xfinity

Pocono

Kyle Busch

6/2/2018

190

Cup

Chicago

Kyle Busch

7/1/2018

191

Truck

Pocono

Kyle Busch

7/28/2018

192

Cup

Pocono

Kyle Busch

7/29/2018

193

Cup

Richmond

Kyle Bush

9/22/2018

194

Cup

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

11/11/2018

195

Truck

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

2/23/2019

196

Truck

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/1/2019

197

Xfinity

Las Vegas

Kyle Busch

3/2/2019

198

Xfinity

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/9/2019

199

Cup

Phoenix

Kyle Busch

3/10/2019

200

Cup

Auto Club

Kyle Busch

3/17/2019

 

 

Sammy Smith to run full Xfinity season for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2023

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Sammy Smith will run the full Xfinity schedule in the No. 18 car, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Monday.

The 18-year-old Smith, a Toyota development driver, won the ARCA Menards Series East title for a second consecutive year in 2022 and also made nine Xfinity starts with JGR.

Pilot Flying J, TMC Transportation and Allstate Peterbilt will be sponsors on Smith’s car throughout the 2023 season. Jeff Meendering will be Smith’s crew chief.

“This is an opportunity I have been working towards,” Smith said in a statement from the team. “I can’t wait to get behind the wheel full-time and am looking forward to a great season. I learned a lot in 2022 that will really help me to be competitive and run up front in the Xfinity Series. Thank you to Pilot Flying J, TMC Transportation, Allstate Peterbilt Group, and Toyota Racing Development for supporting me in my racing career. I am excited for next year and appreciate the opportunity.”

Said Steve DeSouza, JGR executive vice president of Xfinity Series and driver development, in a statement: “Sammy is a fantastic addition to our 2023 Xfinity lineup. He proved to have the passion and the talent to necessary to compete for wins in the races he ran for us in 2022,” .“We are excited to get him in the No. 18 full time and know he will be competitive from the jump.”

NASCAR Power Rankings: Racing through the numbers

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Some drivers carry one car number throughout their racing careers. The most famous racers in NASCAR’s 75-year history typically are associated with one number, although some have raced under several.

Victories, championships and driver personalities give life to something as generally mundane as a number. And the most popular produce even bigger numbers, as in sales of T-shirts, caps and other souvenirs.

Here’s a look at 10 of the most iconic NASCAR numbers:

NBC Sports NASCAR Power Rankings

1. 43 — Since Richard Petty’s emergence as a superstar in the 1960s, the number 43 has been NASCAR’s most iconic. Although Lee Petty, Richard’s father, usually drove No. 42, he actually scored the first win by the 43, in 1959. The Petty blue No. 43 carried Richard to a string of championships. He scored 192 of his 200 race wins with the number. It rolls on today with Erik Jones, who took the 43 to the Southern 500 victory lane this season.

2. 3 — The fiercely facing forward No. 3 became ultra-famous while driven by seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt (although Earnhardt won his first title driving the No. 2). Earnhardt’s black Chevrolet carried the number to new heights, but Fireball Roberts, David Pearson, Junior Johnson, Buck Baker, Buddy Baker and Ricky Rudd, among others, also won in the car.

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3. 21 — The list of drivers who have raced Wood Brothers Racing’s famous No. 21, with the familiar gold foil numbers, reads like a history of NASCAR. David Pearson brought the most fame to the number, but Tim Flock, Curtis Turner, team owner Glen Wood, Cale Yarborough, A.J. Foyt, Donnie Allison, Neil Bonnett and Dale Jarrett also have driven the 21.

4. 11 — This number is responsible for more race wins — 228 — than any other. It also has scored eight championships — three each by Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough and two by Ned Jarrett. Other stars in the 11 over the years: Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, A.J. Foyt, Terry Labonte, Geoffrey Bodine, Bill Elliott and Denny Hamlin. And some guy named Mario Andretti.

5. 48 — This number was largely ignored until the arrival of Jimmie Johnson, who carried it to seven championships, including five in a row.

6. 24 — The number 24 was a lonely number until 1994 when a kid named Jeff Gordon drove it to its first win, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The brightly colored 24 became a regular visitor to victory lane from that point forward, carrying Gordon to four championships and becoming one of NASCAR’s most decorated numbers.

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7. 18 — Although Dale Jarrett and Bobby Labonte won in the 18, Kyle Busch, draped in the bright colors of sponsor M&Ms, took it into new territory.

8. 22 — NASCAR’s first Cup champion (Red Byron) and its most recent (Joey Logano) rode with the 22. The number has produced 87 wins over the years, including victories by Fireball Roberts, Bobby Allison, Ward Burton, Kurt Busch, Byron and Logano.

9. 2 — Although the 2 carried Dale Earnhardt (1980) and Brad Keselowski (2012) to Cup championships, it is perhaps most identified with Rusty Wallace, whose menacing black No. 2 was powerful at Team Penske. Also successful in the 2: Bill Blair, Kurt Busch and Austin Cindric, this year’s Daytona 500 winner.

10. 9 — The 9 was basically nondescript until Bill Elliott roared out of the north Georgia mountains to turn it into a big winner in the mid-1980s. His son, Chase, continues the trend.

 

 

Truck Series: Rajah Caruth joins GMS Racing

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Rajah Caruth will drive the No. 24 truck full-time for GMS Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2023, the team announced Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Caruth ran a full season in the ARCA Menards Series last year, placing third in points. He also made seven Xfinity starts and four Truck starts last year. 

“I am extremely honored, and really excited to join GMS Racing and be in the fold of a professional race team with so much history,” Caruth said in a statement from the team. “I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this throughout my whole career, and I’m going to do the best in my power to make the most of it.

“First and foremost, I can’t thank everybody at GMS enough for believing in me and believing that I have what it takes to drive one of their trucks. Same goes for everybody at Chevrolet for their support, we truly wouldn’t be able to make this happen without them. 

Caruth joins Grant Enfinger and Daniel Dye as GMS Racing’s full-time Craftsman Truck Series drivers. Chad Walter will be Caruth’s crew chief. Jeff Hensley will be Enfinger’s crew chief. Travis Sharpe will be Dye’s crew chief. 

The primary partner on Caruth’s truck will be the Wendell Scott Foundation. The foundation, named for the first Black driver to win a NASCAR Cup race, seeks to provide resources and services to underprivileged Black youth communities near Scott’s hometown of Danville, Virginia. Since the foundation’s formation in 2011, more than 25 students have been awarded more than $50,000 from the Wendell Scott Legacy Scholarship programs.

“We are excited for Rajah to compete full-time with GMS Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2023,” said Dayne Pierantoni, GM Racing Program Manager for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. “Through Chevrolet’s partnership with Rev Racing, we have been impressed with Rajah’s talent both on and off the track. He has proven his ability to compete at the NASCAR national level, and we look forward to seeing his continued success with a series championship winning team.”

The Truck season begins Feb. 17 at Daytona International Speedway. 

In other Truck Series news:

Dean Thompson will drive the No. 5 for TRICON Garage this coming season. The 21-year-old was a rookie in the series this past season. He had a season-best finish of 11th at Las Vegas.

“I am thrilled to start the next chapter of my career with TRICON Garage and Toyota Racing Development,” Thompson said in a statement from the team. “The team and manufacturer have quickly made a statement in the Truck Series as striving to be the best of the best. I’m ready to take on the challenge and live up to the expectations of being a driver for TRICON.”

McAnally Hilgemann Racing announced Tuesday that Christian Eckes and Jake Garcia will drive full-time in the Truck series for the team next season.

Eckes, who will drive the No. 19 truck, moves over from ThorSport Racing. Garcia will drive the No. 35 truck in pursuit of the series Rookie of the Year award.

NAPA AutoCare will continue as a team sponsor.

Garcia is 17 and is scheduled to make his first start March 3 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Because of NASCAR’s age restrictions, he will miss the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. The team’s Daytona driver has not been announced.

Sponsor adds more races in 2023 with Josh Berry

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Jarrett Companies will increase the number of races it will sponsor Josh Berry‘s No. 8 JR Motorsports ride in 2023, the Xfinity Series team announced Monday.

Jarrett Companies will sponsor Berry in six races after serving as the primary sponsor in three races in 2022. Those six races will be Phoenix (March 11), Richmond (April 1), Dover (April 29), Atlanta (July 8), Indianapolis (Aug. 12) and Texas (Sept. 23).

The deal gives Berry at least 26 races with sponsorship for next season. Bass Pro Shops will serve as the primary sponsor of Berry’s car in 11 races in 2023. Tire Pros is back with JRM and will sponsor Berry in nine races in the upcoming season.

Berry, who reached the Xfinity title race and finished fourth in the points, will have a new crew chief in 2023. Taylor Moyer will take over that role with Mike Bumgarner serving as JRM’s director of competition.

The 2023 Xfinity season begins Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway.