NASCAR Whelen Euro Series star Loris Hezemans will dip his feet into the tip flight of American inventory automobile racing in 2022. On Saturday, he changed into once announced as the motive force of the #27 Ford Mustang owned by his father Toine Hezemans and Dutch entrepreneur Ernst Berg on a half-time 2022 NASCAR Cup Series slate. The operation, identified as Personnel Hezeberg, will operate with make stronger from Camping World Truck Series crew Reaume Brothers Racing.
Driving for Hendriks Motorsport (no longer to be careworn with premier Cup crew Hendrick Motorsports), Hezemans gained the Euro Series championship in 2019. He currently leads the level standings with four victories including a EuroNASCAR PRO class sweep of the season opener in Valencia.
The Dutchman’s first model of American nationwide collection racing came in the Xfinity Series in 2019 when he done twenty-second at Avenue The US for B.J. McLeod Motorsports. Two years later, he signed with MBM Motorsports, who changed into once fielding a automobile in alliance with Reaume, for Phoenix. He ran one other oval at Pocono for DGM Racing sooner than failing to qualify on the Indianapolis Avenue Course with RBR. Hezemans is lend a hand with MBM for Saturday’s tournament on the Charlotte Roval; the open scheme he is rarely any longer going to drag the concurrent Euro Series round at Zolder.
Hezemans is believed to be the first Dutch driver to compete in the Cup Series. Unsurprisingly taking under consideration the Euro Series’ circuit composition, his 2022 Cup agenda will seemingly be dual carriageway course-heavy as he runs all six such races: Circuit of the Americas, Sonoma Raceway, Avenue The US, Indianapolis, Watkins Glen, and Charlotte. There’s additionally the chance of getting into the short tracks of Martinsville Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Richmond Raceway; whereas the Euro Series completely runs dual carriageway courses on the present time, the occasional ovals in the previous had been short tracks much like the half-mile Raceway Venray, where Hezemans gained in 2019. He hopes to compete full-time in the Cup Series in 2023.
Fellow Euro Series driver Jacques Villeneuve, who changed into once a ragged Cup and Xfinity dual carriageway course ringer, will check the crew’s Next Gen automobile on the Roval on Tuesday.