Former IMSA Prototype LMP3 Champion Looks Forward to NASCAR Xfinity Series Debutby Press Release February 20, 2021 0 comments
Mooresville, NC – Sam Hunt Racing (SHR) welcomes Kris Wright, former International Motorsports Association Prototype Challenge LMP3 Champion and current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, to the team. Piloting the No. 26 F.N.B. Corporation Toyota Supra for seven races with SHR, Wright eyes success during his series debut during the Super Start Batteries 188 at DAYTONA Presented by O’Reilly.
“Road racing is where I come from, so to say I’m excited to get back to some of my favorite tracks would be an understatement,” Wright said. “I have barely gotten my feet wet with the ovals, but I feel comfortable on the road courses. I have no doubt with my road racing experience and SHR behind me, we can achieve great things. I’m really excited to be with Sam for the road courses. He runs a really good program and has surrounded himself with the right people. I feel honored to be a part of a small but mighty effort.”
While Wright is new to stock car racing, he has much experience behind the wheel on road courses throughout his sports car career. He is looking forward to carrying that knowledge over to his part-time Xfinity series schedule. Most importantly, Wright is excited to learn throughout this season.
“I had a really good talk with Sam the other day about being a new NASCAR driver, and we came to the agreement in which we both just want to learn,” Wright said. “Coming from road course racing, I’m hopeful, as well as Sam, but we’re not trying to set any unreasonable expectations. Learning is a win in our book, not gunning for a finishing position. Results will come.”
Wright has signed with SHR to compete in each of the seven road course events on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. Following the NASCAR draw for position, Wright will be piloting the No. 26 from the 19th position during Saturday’s event. The Super Start Batteries 188 on the Daytona Road Course will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 at 5pm ET.
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