TRACK: Darlington Raceway RACE: Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 (147 laps / 200.1 miles)
DATE: Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021
Broadcast Information: 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 Darlington this weekend in the No. 8 QPS Employment Group Chevrolet. • The 18-year-old Mayer comes off a weekend that saw him lead his first career NXS lap before finishing 12th. The following day Mayer competed at the Milwaukee Mile in the ARCA Menards Series where he finished second. • In five oval races to date in the NXS, Mayer has one top 10, earned at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he raced to a ninth-place finish. • To date this season, the No. 8 team has accumulated one win (Martinsville Speedway), four top fives and nine top 10s while pacing the field for 152 laps.
“Darlington is going to be tough this weekend. It’s one of the hardest tracks on the schedule because of the surface and how quickly tires wear out. It’s my first time here this weekend so the first few laps will be all about learning how the car and track drive. Once I figure that out, hopefully we can get this QPS Employment Group Chevrolet to the front. This No. 8 team ran second here earlier this season so I know we will be fast when we unload.” – Sam Mayer