JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW
Wednesday, April. 20, 2022
TRACK – Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile tri-oval) NXS RACE – Ag-Pro 300 (113 laps / 300.58 miles)
Sam Mayer heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend on the heels of three straight top-five finishes.
Mayer holds the second best average speed on restarts (11.5) according to NASCAR’s loop data statistics, just behind teammate Noah Gragson (10.9).
At Martinsville Speedway, the last race for the NXS, Mayer led the field in green flag passes with 71 and quality passes with 63. The next closest in each category was 69 (Josh Berry) and 54 (Sheldon Creed).
Mayer has limited experience on ovals measuring 2 miles or more in the NXS, earning one top-10 finish at Auto Club Speedway this season.
Sam Mayer, driver No. 1 Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions Chevrolet team
“Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) and the No. 1 Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions team have built strong cars all year long and it has started to show the last few weeks. We’ve put together a strong run of three straight top-five finishes and that is what we set out to do. If we can keep doing that, the wins will come. Hopefully we keep that going this weekend and are racing for the win at the end of the day.”