Practice + Speed = Confidence at Phoenix
Updated: Mar 10, 2022
JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW
Wednesday, March. 9, 2022
TRACK – Phoenix Raceway (1-mile oval) NXS RACE – United Rentals 200 (200 laps / 200 miles)
Sam Mayer is coming off a strong performance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that saw the 18-year-old pace the field for 25 circuits before being involved in a late-race incident, relegating him to a 25th-place finish.
In one start at the 1-mile facility of Phoenix Raceway, Mayer raced his way to a 13th-place finish in the 2021 season finale.
In 18 NXS races during the second half of 2021, Mayer racked up one top five and six top 10s while leading the field for 57 laps.
At tracks measuring 1-2 miles in length, Mayer has two top- 10 finishes and has led 25 laps in total in NXS competition.
Sam Mayer, driver No. 1 Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions Chevrolet team
"Phoenix is not one of my stronger tracks but we have been putting a lot of effort in to make sure we are ready when we arrive. Having a little bit of practice is definitely going to help me warm up to the place and knowing that we have had strong cars capable of winning adds a little bit of confidence. Hopefully this Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions Chevrolet will be battling for the win Saturday."