TC Daily Pit Stop: Josh Williams Suspended; Reaume Brothers Racing Gets Ballast Penalty; Kraus Making NXS Debut at Richmond
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
NASCAR Suspends Josh Williams for COTA; Reaume Brothers Racing Crew Members Penalized for Loss of Ballast
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Josh Williams has been suspended from competing in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Circuit of The Americas, after his actions from last weekend’s event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Williams violated Sections 4.3.A; 4.4.B & D, and Section 8.7.6 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rule Book, when parking his No. 92 Chevrolet Camaro at the start-finish line, after the sanctioning body informed him that he would be done for the afternoon.
After sitting in the NASCAR Xfinity Series trailer for the duration of the long-winded event, Williams said he was “shocked” by being parked, and that he would be accepting any penalties that NASCAR would throw his way.
Alex Labbe will drive the No. 92 Chevrolet Camaro in his place at COTA.
Also, In the early portion of Saturday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a caution flew for a piece of ballast that had been shot onto the track by one of the trucks.
That piece of ballast belonged to Mason Massey, who competes on a full-time basis in the series for Reaume Brothers Racing. As a result of this, Gregory Rayl, Matthew Crossman, and Travis Armstrong have been suspended for the next three NASCAR Truck Series events.
Blaine Perkins, SS Greenlight Parting Ways; Carson Hocevar Driving No. 07 at COTA
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After a dismal start to the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Blaine Perkins and SS Greenlight Racing have agreed to part ways, effective immediately, per a team statement released on Tuesday.
Perkins, who was scheduled to contest the full season in the No. 07 Chevrolet Camaro, has put together a single top-30 result in the first five events of the year, which came last weekend in a wreck-filled event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Carson Hocevar, who competes on a full-time basis in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Niece Motorsports, will attempt to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in Saturday’s Pit Boss Grills 250 at COTA, driving the No. 07.
Hocevar was originally scheduled to make his series debut with Spire Motorsports at Dover Motor Speedway, but instead will get his first experience behind the wheel of a NASCAR Xfinity Series entry at the 3.41-mile Austin, Texas road course.
Derek Kraus Set for Xfinity Series Debut at Richmond with Kaulig Racing
PHOTO CREDIT: Craig White, TobyChristie.com
Derek Kraus, who lost his full-time ride in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series heading into this year, will advance into the NASCAR Xfinity Series in two weeks time at Richmond Raceway.
The Stratford, Wisconsin-native will join forces with Kaulig Racing to pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro in the Toyota Care 250, the first of four consecutive Dash4Cash events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
From 2020 to 2022, Kraus competed full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for McAnally-Hilgemann Racing, bringing home four top-five and 26 top-10 results in the No. 19 entry. Entering this season, Kraus was replaced by Christian Eckes.
Most recently, Kraus competed in a one-off for Young’s Motorsports, where he piloted the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado to a finish inside the top-20.
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