RICHMOND, Va. – Beginning a massive stretch that carries the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) tour well into the summer months, B.J. McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) heads to Richmond (Va.) International Raceway looking for strong finishes in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250.
On the heels of satisfying results in a rain-marred weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, the team looks to up the ante to close out the month of April in the first of two races on Strawberry Hill.
“We’re looking forward to Richmond this weekend,” said team principal and driver B.J. McLeod. “We’ve had some luck as the season has marched on. We’re focused on ever to keep the momentum train shifting in our direction. We still have some work to do, but we’re excited about our direction and this stretch for our still young growing team.”
In Thunder Valley last weekend, BJMM’s second entry driven by former XFINITY Series champion Jeff Green posted his career-best run inside the top-25, while McLeod overcame a mechanical gremlin to persevere and finish the race inside the top-30.
For Saturday afternoon’s race, McLeod will pilot the team’s flagship No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro, while Virginia native Matt Mills returns to the team for his second XFINITY Series race of the year at what he considers his hometown track.
Last but certainly not least, Texas’s David Starr continues to surge forward in his No. 99 Chevrolet in the third XFINITY Series entry.
Mills, 20, will make his second career NASCAR XFINITY Series start after successfully making his series’ debut earlier this year at Phoenix International Raceway posting a finish inside the top-30. Saturday’s XFINITY Series Dash4Cash race will be Mills fifth career NASCAR national series event.
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McLeod, a native of Wauchula, Fla. will make his third career XFINITY start at the D-shaped Richmond International Raceway.
Starr, the Houston, Tex. native is set for his fourth career XFINITY Series showing at Richmond. Last fall’s 21st place effort was a track best driving for RSS Racing.
For Richmond, B.J. McLeod Motorsports is proud to welcome the additional support of Baker’s Crust Artisan Kitchen, ICE-FROST and @CouchCrewChief who will serve as associate marketing partners for the team’s 41st career XFINITY Series race.
The ToyotaCare 250 (250 laps / 187.5 miles) is the eighth of 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series on the 2017 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., Apr. 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. A second and final practice session is set from 3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Apr. 29 beginning at 10:05 a.m. The 40-car field will take the green flag shortly after 1:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).
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About B. J. McLeod Motorsports:
B.J. McLeod Motorsports (BJMcLeodMotorsports.com) is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in theNASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is owned by B. J. McLeod and wife Jessica. The team will field three Camaro Chevrolets in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway with drivers Matt Mills (No. 8), B.J. McLeod (No. 78) and David Starr (No. 99).