9 October’s NASCAR Xfinity Sequence bolt on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval will feature two Sam Hunt Racing vehicles. On Friday, the team announced Will Rodgers will power the #26 Toyota Supra within the event whereas Kris Wright shall be entered in a #15 entry. The latter is leased from JD Motorsports.
Rodgers joined SHR in June for a three-bolt time table starting at Nashville, the do he carried out fourteenth. Two months later, he débuted a contemporary #24 automobile on the Indianapolis Facet road Route. Known for his aspect road route prowess, Rodgers never carried out worse than 2d on such tracks in what is now the ARCA Menards Sequence East between 2017 and 2018, and also gained at Sonoma within the West Sequence in 2017.
The 26-year-outmoded Hawaii native first looked within the Xfinity Sequence in 2019 with Brandonbilt Motorsports. His most interesting profession price is twelfth at Mid-Ohio that year. He carried out twenty-eighth in his lone strive on the Roval in 2019. Wright also made his Tenting World Truck Sequence début at Watkins Glen in August, but mechanical factors knocked him out early.
“I’m extremely pleased to be returning to the Roval with Sam Hunt Racing this year,” Rodgers acknowledged. “I had a astronomical bustle in 2019, qualifying within the pause ten and working there for many of the bolt, so self belief is high for the event. After our showing on the Indianapolis Facet road Route and having extra journey with SHR and their equipment, I if truth be told personal no doubt we are going to dawdle procedure at Charlotte.
“The Roval for sure suits my using model. Being that there is rarely this kind of thing as a discover or qualifying, it must mild give me an edge over one of the necessary necessary opponents.”
Wright, a Truck Sequence standard and frail begin-wheel and sports activities automobile driver, serves as SHR’s aspect road route ringer. His most interesting price is seventeenth at Watkins Glen.
As a Truck Sequence rookie, Wright has bustle many of the 2021 time table (simplest skipping Atlanta attributable to COVID-19 and the aspect road classes that clash with Xfinity) with a absolute most lifelike placement of twelfth within the season opener at Daytona. Wright first began stock automobile racing in 2020, finishing 2d and third in his ARCA West début at Utah Motorsports Campus.
“I reveal the cats out of the web then. I shall be piloting the #15 F.N.B Supra for SHR within the final aspect road route at @CLTMotorSpdwy next weekend,” tweeted Wright. “Ready to position this automobile up within the entrance the do it belongs. Thanks @SamHunt22 (Sam Hunt, team owner) for every little thing this year!”
Though SHR fielded the #24 alongside the flagship #26 at Indianapolis, the choice to rent the #15 from JDM comes as the Roval event doesn’t personal qualifying, which methodology the #24—which simplest tried Indianapolis—would had been locked out on substances. Each and each SHR’s #26 and JDM’s #15, the latter of which is thirty-third in owner substances, are multi-driver vehicles, although the #15 became beforehand a fat-time gallop for Colby Howard sooner than his departure in September.