JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW: Pocono Raceway Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 (90 laps / 225 miles) Saturday, July 23, 2022
TV: 5 p.m. ET on USA / Radio: 4:30 p.m. ET on MRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
Sam Mayer returns to Pocono Raceway, the site of his first career start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series one year ago. Mayer started 20th and finished 18th.
At oval tracks measuring over 2 miles in length in the NXS, Mayer has earned one top-10 finish coming at Auto Club Speedway earlier this season.
Mayer raced as high as the sixth position at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last week before receiving damage as he maneuvered around a multi-car wreck. Mayer went on to finish 15th.
With eight races remaining in the regular season, Mayer is currently 151 points above the playoff cutline.
“Pocono was the first track I raced at after turning 18 and joining the Xfinity Series. I thought it went all right but it definitely could have been better. I’ve gone back to watch some film and I’m ready for this weekend. I’m looking forward to hopefully having this Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions Chevrolet battling for a win when it comes down to it. We have to turn our luck around and that starts this weekend.” – Sam Mayer