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Mayer Ready for Xfinity Series Debut at Pocono

Updated: Jul 7



Pocono Raceway | 2.5-mile asphalt triangle Sunday, July 27, 2021 Pocono Green 225 (90 laps / 225 miles) Coverage: 12 p.m. EDT on NBCSN

No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet

  • Sam Mayer turns 18 on June 26 and will make his NXS debut the following day at Pocono in the Tire Pros Chevrolet.

  • The Franklin, Wisconsin native has only one start on a track measuring greater than two miles in length in the ARCA Menard’s Series. Mayer started 18th at Pocono and finished third during the 2020 season.

  • In 29 starts across the ARCA Series the last two seasons, Mayer has accumulated 11 wins, 26 top fives and 26 top 10s. He was the 2019 and 2020 ARCA Series champion and won the inaugural Sioux Chief Showdown Championship.

  • JR Motorsports at Pocono: JR Motorsports has competed at Pocono Raceway a combined 19 times in the NXS. Over the course of these 19 starts at the “Tricky Triangle”, JRM has tallied four top fives and 11 top 10s while pacing the field for 57 laps. JRM’s best finish of second came during the 2017 season after Justin Allgaier led 13 laps en route to the runner-up result.

From Sam:

“I’m really excited to finally get behind the wheel of the Tire Pros Chevrolet this weekend. The last year has gone by so slow but the last month has gone by super fast and I’m really thankful that I have this opportunity with JR Motorsports. Josh Berry proved that this No. 8 team could win and that is what I plan on doing every time I am in the car.”

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