Connor Mosack to run select NASCAR Xfinity races with JGR

Connor Mosack to run select NASCAR Xfinity races with JGR

In addition to the 20 NASCAR Xfinity Series races he already plans to drive with Sam Hunt Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that the 23-year-old Trans Am star will also host three Xfinity Series races and six ARCA Menards for the organization this year.

Mosack will compete in JGR’s No. 19 Toyota at the Chicago Street Course, Pocono and Road America. Its ARCA schedule will begin with the Feb. 18 season opener at Daytona International Speedway and will include Kansas (twice), Charlotte, Pocono and Michigan.

On top of all that, Mosack will also be driving a Super Late Model in the World Series of Asphalt Feb. 10-18 at New Smyrna (Florida) Speedway and racing the TA2 Trans Am race Feb. 26 at Sebring.

“I made my Xfinity Series debut with JGR last June in Portland and from the moment I took my first lap in their race car, I understood why they did so well,” said Mosack. about JGR. “Their equipment was second to none and the resources they had in terms of people and knowledge were incredible.

“Jason Ratcliff was my crew chief in Portland and he has a ton of experience. I was able to learn from him even before we hit the track. big changes. So to be back with him for three Xfinity races is going to be really valuable.

“And as far as JGR’s ARCA program is concerned, it’s class in the field. After racing against JGR cars, I’m really looking forward to racing with a JGR car. No matter what track they were on, they were always in the lead to pick up wins. To have this chance in 2023 is quite special, and I aim to make the most of it. »

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Mosack raced the full CARS Late Model Tour in 2020 and won his Rookie of the Year award. He rode a full TA2 schedule in 2021 and 2022, scoring two wins and taking five poles.

In 13 career ARCA starts, he has nine top 10s, eight of them on ovals. His best results came on successive weekends last June – second at Portland (road course) and third at Iowa (oval).

By the end of the 2023 racing season, Mosack will have competed in over 40 races, including 23 in the Xfinity Series.

“I learned that the more siege time you can get, the more you learn and the faster you learn,” Mosack said. “I’ve spent the last two years racing Trans Am full time and racing a decent amount of ARCA and Late Model races.

“It prepared me to make my NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series debut last summer, and it led to these opportunities with Sam Hunt Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing. It’s going to be the most races I’ve ever had. done in one season, and I’m really happy about it.

“That’s what I want and NASCAR is where I want to be.”

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