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JR Motorsports — NXS New Hampshire Preview

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TRACK – New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058 mile oval)
NXS RACE – Sci Aps 200 (200 laps / 211.6 miles)
TUNE IN – USA, PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90 at 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Sam Mayer

No. 1 – 10X Health Chevrolet

Mayer 2024 NXS Stats

Starts: 15

Wins: 2

Top 5s: 7

Top 10s: 8

Laps Led: 109

Avg. Finish: 16

Points: 10th

  • Sam Mayer heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for only his third start at the 1.058 -mile oval.
  • The young driver is coming off a thrilling victory at Iowa Speedway last weekend. It was his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the 2024 season.
  • In 40 starts on tracks measuring 1-1.5miles in length, the Franklin, Wis. native has earned two victories, 15 top -five and 22 top-10 finishes.
  • Mayer will carry the familiar black, red and white colors on his No. 1 Chevrolet with 10X Health back on board for Saturday afternoon event in Loudon.

Sam Mayer

“There is always a great boost of confidence coming off a win but the work still stands at 110 percent. This No. 1 team has given me super-fast race cars all year long and I am looking to continue that speed at Loudon. We have certainly struggled here in the past but we’re hoping to turn that luck around this weekend and tackle a solid finish at The Magic Mile with our No. 1 10X Health Chevrolet Camaro.”

Justin Allgaier

No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet

Allgaier 2024 NXS Stats

Starts: 15

Wins: 1

Top 5s: 4

Top 10s: 7

Laps Led: 487

Avg. Finish: 15.6

Points: 4th

  • Justin Allgaier has scored one win, three top fives and nine top 10s in the NXS at the Magic Mile. Additionally, Allgaier has placed no worse than seventh in each event at Loudon dating back to 2018.
  • Allgaier’s victory came during the 2022 season where the veteran driver started third and paced the field for 47 laps en route to the win.
  • Overall, in his career on tracks between 1-2 miles in length in the NXS, Allgaier has amassed 13 wins, 78 top fives and 147 top 10s.
  • Allgaier’s most recent win in the NXS came in dominating fashion at a speedway between 1-2 miles in length, taking the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway after leading 119 of a possible 147 laps.

Justin Allgaier

“New Hampshire has been a strong track for this BRANDT Professional Agriculture team over the past number of years. That gives me a lot of confidence heading into this weekend. Jim (Pohlman, crew chief) and all the guys back at JRM have given me great cars all season long and I know that we will get that momentum back going in the right direction when we get to the track this weekend.”

Sammy Smith

No. 8 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet

Smith 2024 NXS Stats

Starts: 15

Wins: 0

Top 5s: 3

Top 10s: 9

Laps Led: 50

Avg. Finish: 16.1

Points: 11th

  • In Sammy Smith’s only NXS start at New Hampshire, he finished a respectable fifth.
  • Smith has 30 starts on tracks measuring 1.5 miles in length or shorter with one win, seven top fives and 19 top 10s.
  • In Smith and crew chief Adam Walls first season together, they have so far amassed nine top-10 finishes.
  • After a great homecoming race for TMC and Smith in Iowa, the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet will bring back the red and gold colors of Pilot Flying J for New Hampshire.

Sammy Smith

“It was great to go home last week to Iowa and be able to spend time with family and my partners, especially with TMC being local to the area. Finishing off the weekend with a top-five was a great way to top it off and hopefully we can be a couple spots better this weekend in New Hampshire as I ran well there last year.”

Brandon Jones

No. 9 Menards / Watts Chevrolet

Jones 2024 NXS Stats

Starts: 15

Wins: 0

Top 5s: 1

Top 10s: 5

Laps Led: 20

Avg. Finish: 20.4

Points: 15th

  • Brandon Jones has made seven NXS starts at the “Magic Mile” and has scored two top-10 finishes. His best was a sixth-place effort during the 2018 season.
  • The 27-year-old Georgia native has also made two K&N Pro Series East starts at the 1-mile oval.
  • In 38 starts at 1-mile ovals in the NXS, Jones has recorded one win (Phoenix 2020), four top-five and 15 top-10 finishes, while leading the field for 189 laps in total.
  • Watts Water Technologies, a leading manufacturer of water-quality solutions for 150 years, will be making its third appearance in a row at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the hood of Jones’ No. 9 Chevrolet this weekend.

Brandon Jones

“New Hampshire races like a big short track with the long straightaways, tight turns and just how flat the track is overall. It’s a tough place to get around but Phillip (Bell, crew chief) and I have been working hard to make sure we are prepared. This No. 9 team has been building some fast cars and the results haven’t shown that, so we’re due for a good run and hopefully that starts this weekend.”

Carson Kvapil

No. 88 Clarience Technologies Chevrolet

Kvapil 2024 NXS Stats

Starts: 3

Wins: 0

Top 5s: 2

Top 10s: 2

Laps Led: 14

Avg. Finish: 6.3

Points: 33rd

  • Carson Kvapil will make his first attempt at New Hampshire this weekend in the No. 88 Clarience Technologies Chevrolet. It will be his fourth NXS start of the season.
  • In his three starts so far this season, the young driver has finished fourth, second and 19th, challenging for the victory at Dover in April before finishing second. He was fourth in his debut at Martinsville in the spring.
  • The young driver will make his second start on a track measuring more than 1 mile in length. The first was in May at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, where he finished 19th.
  • The No. 88 team, led by crew chief Andrew Overstreet, has four starts so far this season and earned two top-five and three top-10 finishes in those races.

Carson Kvapil

“I’m excited to go to New Hampshire this weekend and see what it is all about. It’s big and flat and puts a premium on handling, so it will be a change from the tracks that I’ve run on so far. I know that Andrew (Overstreet) and the No. 88 team will have our Clarience Technologies Chevrolet ready for me. It’s the next step and I’m looking ahead to another solid finish and what that will teach me.”

JRM Team Updates

JR Motorsports at New Hampshire Speedway: JR Motorsports has competed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway a combined 47 times in the NXS since its first trip there in 2006. In those starts at the 1.058-mile-oval, the organization has recorded one win, seven top-fives and 23 top-10s, with an average finish of 13.9.

Souvenir Rig: JRM drivers Sam Mayer, Justin Allgaier, Sammy Smith, Brandon Jones and Carson Kvapil will be signing autographs at the JR Motorsports / Legacy MC souvenir rig on Saturday, June 22 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com

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