Hendrick Motorsports will field NASCAR Xfinity Series vehicles in 2023. For the first time since Tony Stewart claimed the checkered flag at Daytona International Speedway in 2009, Hendrick Motorsports drove the #17 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in four NASCAR Xfinity Series races during the 2022 Xfinity season.
Kyle Larson, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion and Hendrick Motorsports driver, finished second to Joe Gibbs Racing Ty Gibbs at Road America in 2022, closing a 13-year deficit from NASCAR’s second tier series.
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Team owner Rick Hendrick stated earlier this month, before to the Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway, that the business will have an entry in the Xfinity Series for the 2023 season.
When asked by reporters whether he anticipated the company to compete more in the Xfinity Series next season, Hendrick said, “I hope so.”
“Some of it, but not much of it, since I’m associated with JRM, and that’s our primary emphasis up there.” But we like running road courses, and some of our men enjoy running ovals.”
“We won’t be participating full-time, only in a few races.” It’s been a lot of pleasure to observe and restore the colors. Ricky’s number and colors are similar. That’s something I’ve really appreciated, and we’ll do a couple more of them.”
Hendrick Motorsports has yet to disclose who will race in the 2023 Xfinity season.
Rick Hendrick has two teams competing in the Xfinity Series. He has a great interest in the series since he co-owns JR Motorsports with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. It will benefit the sport if Cup drivers compete in the Xfinity Series event.
Hendrick Motorsports competed in four NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2022
Hendrick Motorsports last participated in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2009. The organization re-entered the circuit in four events this season. Kyle Larson drove the #17 Chevrolet twice, while Alex Bowman and William Byron each made one start.
HMS did not win, but Larson and Bowman finished second at Road America and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road circuit, respectively.
Hendrick Motorsports and its drivers will compete in the Cup Series’ preseason event Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum next year. The official season will begin on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Daytona International Speedway.