TRACK: Bristol Motor Speedway
RACE: Food City 300 (300 laps / 159.9 miles)
DATE: Friday, Sept. 17, 2021
Broadcast Information: TV 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN/Radio: 7 p.m. ET on PRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
Sam Mayer will make his first NXS start at Bristol this weekend in a special Tire Pros Chevrolet. This new scheme for Tire Pros was voted on by fans and features a metallic silver base with bright red and black accents.
• Mayer’s last visit to Bristol saw the then 17-year-old earn his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, as well as win in the ARCA Menards Series in the same day at Bristol. He led for a combined 146 laps.
• The 18-year-old Franklin, Wis. native is coming off a strong run at Richmond that saw him lead seven laps and race inside of the top five for most of the day before finishing a solid 12th at the Virginia short track.
“Bristol is a track that I am really comfortable at and I am looking forward to getting there in a few days. I will be running the ARCA and Truck races again, so hopefully we can defend the wins we had there in 2020. JRM had strong runs last season at Bristol and I know it will be more of the same this year, so I have a lot of confidence going into the race on Friday night. This Tire Pros Chevrolet is going to look awesome underneath the lights and it would look even better in Victory Lane.” – Sam Mayer
JRM Team Updates:
JRM has competed at “The Last Great Coliseum” a combined 80 times. Over the course of the 80 starts at the .533- mile facility, JRM has tallied two wins, 21 top fives and 49 top 10s. JRM’s most recent win came at the first Bristol event in 2020 when Noah Gragson claimed his second victory of the season in the No. 9.
• Pilot Flying J Driver Appreciation Month: Michael Annett’s No. 1 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet will again carry a signature paint scheme as part of Pilot Flying J’s Driver Appreciation Month. The red and yellow scheme features the words “If you’ve got it, a trucker brought it” on the hood and #ThankATrucker on the TV panel at the rear of the car. The Driver Appreciation theme inspires fans to thank professional drivers for all their hard work in delivering the goods we all depend on. And to see how Pilot Flying J is thanking professional drivers, visit pilotflyingj.com.
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