JR MOTORSPORTS TEAM PREVIEW:
Production Alliance Group 300 (150 laps / 300 miles)
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023
TV: 5 p.m. ET on FS1
Radio: 4:30 p.m. ET on MRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
Sam Mayer heads to Fontana for only his second start at Auto Club Speedway. He earned a sixth-place finish last year in his inaugural run at the 2-mile oval.
The young driver is coming off a thriving run at Daytona International Speedway where he made a late move for the lead but ended up in a multi-car incident, relegating him to a 27th -place finish in the season-opener.
In 23 starts on tracks measuring between 1-2 miles in the NXS, the Franklin, Wis. native has recorded six top fives, 11 top 10s and has led 45 laps, the second most of any size track.
"I have really been looking forward to getting back to Auto Club. We had a super-fast Chevrolet there last year that allowed us to run up front and ended with a sixth-place finish. Coming off of Daytona, Mardy (Lindley, crew chief) and the No. 1 team gave me an awesome race car and we were really shooting for the win. Unfortunately, landing on our lid on the final lap was not in our plans but we’re learning from it and ready to get to California.“