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TC Daily Pit Stop: Alex Bowman Inks Two-Race Truck Deal with Spire; Kaz Grala Running Double-Duty; Leguizamón Joins CHK for NXS Debut
TC Daily Pit Stop: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Photo Credit: Dylan Buell, Getty Images, Courtesy of NASCAR Media
Alex Bowman will return to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for a pair of events in 2023, piloting the No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado for Spire Motorsports, starting with Saturday’s XPEL 225 at Circuit of The Americas.
Bowman will then return to the seat of the Spire Motorsports No. 7 entry at the highly-anticipated event at North Wilkesboro Speedway on May 20.
HendrickCars.com will serve as the primary marketing partner of the entry at COTA and NWB, while Ally Financial will adorn the rear quarter-panel of the No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado.
“I am excited to get the opportunity to drive the No. 7 truck for Spire Motorsports,” said Bowman. “Last year we were really fast in the truck race at COTA and I am hoping we can be fast again this year. It would be really cool to get a truck win and have won a race in all three of NASCAR’s top series. I feel like racing there in the truck will help me get ready for Sunday as well.”
PC: Lesley Ann Miller, LAT Images, Courtesy of Toyota Racing
Kaz Grala will look to get a difficult start to the 2023 NASCAR season turned around, as NASCAR’s top-three series head to Austin, Texas to compete at Circuit of The Americas, a track that Grala has found success at in the past.
Grala will compete in both the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series events at COTA on Saturday, taking refuge behind the wheel of the No. 1 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro for TRICON Garage.
Island Coastal Lager, a supporter of Grala’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program with Sam Hunt Racing, will serve as the primary sponsor of Grala’s NASCAR Truck Series entry at the 3.41-mile road course.
PHOTO CREDIT: Craig White, TobyChristie.com
Baltazar Leguizamón, who was scheduled to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for MBM Motorsports at Circuit of The Americas, has joined forces with CHK Racing for Saturday’s Pit Boss Grills 250, the team announced on Tuesday.
Leguizamón will look to assist CHK Racing in qualifying for their second NASCAR Xfinity Series event of the 2023 season, driving the No. 74 Chevrolet Camaro.
“We are excited to have Leguizamón in our CHK Racing’s No. 74 Chevrolet Camaro during the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at COTA. We are proud to have the First Argentinean compete at such a high level for us,” CHK Racing co-owner Mike Harmon said in the team’s press release.
TEDIT, Alstadt Brewery, and RUS Seguros will serve as sponsorship partners for the effort.
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