Mayer Ready to Put Bad Luck Behind him at Michigan
Updated: Aug 19, 2021
TRACK: Michigan International Speedway
RACE: New Holland 250 (125 laps / 250 miles)
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021
Broadcast: TV: 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN / Radio: 3 p.m. ET on MRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
• Sam Mayer will make his first NXS start at Michigan this weekend in the No. 8 QPS Employment Group Chevrolet.
• The 18-year-old Mayer has competed at oval tracks measuring 2 miles in length a combined three times between the ARCA Menards Series and NXS. His best finish of third came in ARCA at Pocono during the 2020 season.
• In three oval races during his NXS stint, Mayer has one top 10, coming at Atlanta where he raced to a ninth-place finish.
• Throughout the 2021 season the No. 8 team has accumulated one win, four top fives and nine top 10s while pacing the field for 151 laps.
“I can’t wait to get to Michigan and hopefully have a good run to put this bad luck behind us. This team has been bringing fast cars to the track and Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) and the rest of the team deserve a good run. It’s my first time there and we will be starting around mid pack, so it’s going to take some patience to be there at the end.” – Sam Mayer