TRACK: Las Vegas Motor Speedway RACE: Alsco Uniforms 302 (201 laps / 302 miles) DATE: Saturday, Sept. 25, 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 Las Vegas this weekend in a special Big Machine Label Group Chevrolet promoting country singer Carly Pearce’s new album 29: Written In Stone. • In one start at a 1.5-mile track in his NXS career, Mayer started 22nd and finished ninth at Atlanta Motor Speedway in July. • The 18-year-old comes off his strongest performance to date in the NXS as he paced the field for 49 laps last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway en route to a ninth place finish, tying his career best finish in the series.
“We ran really well in our only other 1.5-mile start this year at Atlanta and I really learned a lot that I think will transfer over to this weekend. The first part of the race will be all about learning the track and how this No. 8 Carly Pearce Written In Stone Chevrolet handles and then towards the end we can start making our move. Hopefully we can put this car in Victory Lane to give our family friend Scott Borchetta something to celebrate and to advance us in the Round of 8 for the owner’s championship.” – Sam Mayer
JRM Team Updates:
• JRM at Las Vegas: JRM has competed in “Sin City” a combined 56 times. Over the course of the 56 starts at the 1.5-mile facility, JRM has tallied one win, 21 top fives and 35 top 10s. JRM’s win came in 2008 when Mark Martin drove the No. 5 to Victory Lane after leading 81 laps on the day. Martin’s win marked the first for JRM as an Xfinity Series team. • Pilot Flying J Driver Appreciation Month: The No. 1 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet will again carry a signature paint scheme this weekend 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. • 29: Written In Stone: Big Machine Records along with chart-topping Country star Carly Pearce joins the No. 8 team with a special paint scheme promoting the Grand Ole Opry member’s brand new album 29: WRITTEN IN STONE. Pearce is a two-time ACM Award winner with No. 1 hits such as the platinum certified “Every Little Thing” and 2X platinum “I Hope You’re Happy Now”, which ignited her truth-soaked career. Earlier this summer, Dolly Parton invited the Kentucky native to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry ahead of an official induction by Trisha Yearwood.