Mayer Revved up to Race Historic Indy
TRACK: Indianpolis Motor Speedway Road Course
RACE: Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard (62 laps / 151.2 miles)
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 Broadcast: 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN / 3:30 p.m. ET on IMS Radio Network and Sirius XM Ch. 90
Sam Mayer will make his first NXS start on the road course at Indianapolis this weekend in the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.
Mayer is coming off a top-10 performance at Watkins Glen with top-10 finishes in two of his last three starts in the NXS.
The 18-year-old Mayer has competed at road course tracks a combined seven times between the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. His best finish of third (three times) came at COTA earlier this season, Daytona Road Course (2020) and Watkins Glen (2019).
“I am really looking forward to racing at Indianapolis this weekend and seeing what it is all about. The history of Indianapolis should get everyone excited when realizing we get to race there. Having practice and qualifying is going to be huge because I’ve never raced here before and it’ll help me learn the place before sending it off into Turn 1 Saturday afternoon.” – Sam Mayer