TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway
RACE: Sparks 300 (113 laps / 300.58 miles)
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
Broadcast Information: TV: 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN/Radio: 4 p.m. ET on MRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
Sam Mayer will make his first NXS start at Talladega this weekend in the QPS Employment Group No. 8 entry.
In one start at a superspeedway in his NXS career, Mayer started 22nd and finished 11th after leading one lap at Daytona in August.
Mayer and the No. 8 team currently sit 11th in the owner points playoff standings. With two races remaining in the Round of 12, Mayer is just 34 points below the eighth and final transfer spot.
Throughout the 2021 season the No. 8 team has amassed one victory, four top fives and 10 top 10s while pacing the field for 201 laps.
“The last time we were at a superspeedway we ran really strong and I led my first laps in the Xfinity Series. JRM always brings fast Camaros to these types of races and this weekend should be more of the same. Hopefully we can work with our JRM teammates and keep the four of us out front to sweep the podium and more this weekend.” – Sam Mayer
JRM Team Updates:
JRM at Talladega: JRM has competed at Talladega a combined 49 times. Over the course of the 49 starts at the 2.66-mile facility, the organization has tallied two wins, 14 top fives and 26 top 10s. JRM’s most recent win came in 2016 when Elliott Sadler drove the No. 1 to Victory Lane after only leading the final lap of the day.
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