Sam Meyer, who was competing with JR Motorsports’ Late model program in 2018 will be returning to the entity next season driving a JRM Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity series for the second half of the year and later upgrade to be a full-time competitor in the series for the 2022 season.
The 17-year-old will be returning to where much of his racing success started as he was riding with JR Motorsports in the Cars Tour back in 2018. The age restrictions back then when he was 15 years old, could only allow him to compete in certain tracks for the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. In his first ARCA race Mayer ran as high as third and finished among the top 10 drivers.
“Having the opportunity to return to JR Motorsports after racing late models with them in 2018 is definitely very special to me,” Mayer said.
“Being able to share this news makes me very excited for the coming year…I hope I can learn as much as I can in the second half of next season and to be ready to go race fulltime for the NXS championship in 2022.” The 17-year-old added.
“When Sam first came to run the late model a couple of years ago, he was adamant he would be racing an Xfinity car for us someday, I admired his initiative then, and now we’re happy to help make his dream a reality.” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, JRM general manager.
“It will be quite a step up, but it’s one he’s ready to make, he’s shown he has the skills to be successful at a very high level.”
Sam Mayer will be the second driver from the JRM model of drivers to return to the organisation for the NASCAR Xfinity series after William Byron the current Hendrick Motorsports Cup Series driver and the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion