BJ McLeod Motorsports introduced Monday that it’s going to discipline the No. 5 Ford for Harvick with lots of Harvick’s normal sponsors becoming a member of him.
“I’ve spent a number of time on iRacing and we’ve had a few simulator dates to get ready for this weekend – one, only for mainly studying the observe, and the second, for truly attempting to go quick sufficient to be aggressive whenever you get on the racetrack,” Harvick stated in a launch.
“However the principle motive we determined to run the Xfinity race at COTA, and a few the opposite new street programs, is that being on-track in real-time is the very best expertise you will get. There’s simply nothing that may change actuality and being on the racetrack.”
Harvick isn’t the one driver competing throughout completely different sequence throughout NASCAR’s inaugural weekend at COTA, the three.41-mile street course in Austin, Texas.
Different notables embody:
Austin Cindric – Reigning Xfinity Sequence champion will make his fifth Cup begin of the season within the No. 33 Staff Penske Ford. He completed twenty second in his most up-to-date Cup begin at Kansas Speedway.
Ty Dillon – Making his third Cup begin of the season within the No. 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota. He completed twenty sixth in his most up-to-date Cup begin within the Bristol dust race.
Kyle Tilley – IMSA sports activities automobile veteran makes his Cup debut within the No. 78 Stay Quick Motorsports Ford. He’ll make further Cup begins for the staff later this season at Street America (July 4), Watkins Glen (Aug. 8), and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway street course (Aug. 15).
Kevin Harvick – Driving the No. 5 BJ McLeod Motorsports Ford for Saturday’s Xfinity race at COTA. A two-time Xfinity Sequence champion, Harvick has not competed within the sequence since September 2018 at Darlington Raceway.
Kyle Busch – 2009 Xfinity Sequence champion makes the primary of five Xfinity starts this season within the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Busch additionally will compete in upcoming Xfinity races at Texas Motor Speedway (June 12), Nashville Superspeedway (June 19), Street America (July 3), and Atlanta (July 10).
Cole Custer – Harvick’s Cup teammate will drive the No. 17 Rick Ware Racing Ford. Custer made his Cup debut for RWR in March 2018 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick – Two-time Xfinity Sequence champion will drive the No. 31 Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet. Reddick additionally will compete for the staff in upcoming Xfinity races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Could 29) and Nashville Superspeedway (June 19).
Miguel Paludo – Former Truck Sequence full-timer makes his second Xfinity begin of the season in JR Motorsports’ No. 8 Chevrolet. He completed seventh in February on the Daytona street course.
Paul Menard – Past Brickyard 400 winner returns to NASCAR within the No. 66 ThorSport Racing Toyota.
A number of Truck debutants – Tremendous late mannequin driver Logan Bearden (No. 44 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet) … Trans-Am driver Michele Abbate (No. 30 On Level Motorsports Toyota) … ARCA Menards Sequence driver Jack Wood (No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet) … SCCA driver Brad Gross (No. 49 CMI Motorsports Chevrolet) … Previous Rolex 24 class winner Cameron Lawrence (No. 33 Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet).
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Drivers racing in different series for NASCAR at COTA initially appeared on NBCSports.com