NASCAR Xfinity Series unchanging Garrett Smithley skeleton to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entrance Sunday in a FireKeepers Casino 400 during Michigan International Speedway in Brookleyn, He’ll expostulate a No. 99 Chevrolet entrance for StarCom Racing.
“We are vehement for a new partnership,” StarCom Racing General Manager Derrike Cope said. “It has been a pleasure examination Garrett rise over a past 5 years. SCR, myself and my mother Elyshia are gay to acquire him behind for his Cup entrance and, hopefully, a plain run in a 99.”
Smithley is in his third full-time deteriorate of Xfinity Series competition. He has 78-career starts in a series, ensuing in a best finish of fifth in a 2018 season-opening competition during Daytona International Speedway in February, one of four-career top-10 finishes. Smithley done his Xfinity Series entrance in a 2015 season-finale during Homestead-Miami Speedway in Nov of that year in a automobile owned by Cope. He has given driven for JD Motorsports.
Smithley has 7 other NASCAR national-level starts, entrance in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He also has competed in 5 ARCA Racing Series races, a initial 3 of those for Cope.
“Five years ago to a weekend, we done my batch entrance in a ARCA array during Pocono, and now I’m removing a shot during a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. It’s surreal,” Smithley said. “When you’re a child starting racing, a dream is to make it to a top. Victory Lane Oil, Showcase Auto Sales, and StarCom Racing are creation that happen. Michigan is one of my favorite marks on a schedule. It’s also cold to work with Derrike Cope again. We have a prolonged story together with him giving me my initial event to competition ARCA and my initial event in a Xfinity Series. My idea is to finish all a laps and have a ton of fun doing it.”
StarCom Racing recently stretched from dual Cup Series entries, adding a No. 99 to a fast that also includes a No. 00. Cope gathering a automobile during Dover International Speedway in Delaware and during Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania Jun 3. He also was entered to expostulate a automobile during Kansas Speedway, though a group withdrew that entrance early in a competition weekend.