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Connor Zilisch provides Truck races to his 2024 NASCAR schedule

Zilisch, 17, will compete in next Saturday’s race at COTA in Spire Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet. He will also drive the No. 7 in the fall race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. In addition, Spire will coordinate a separate entry for Zilisch at the Oct. Truck race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Earlier this week, it was announced

Connor Zilisch provides Truck races to his 2024 NASCAR schedule

Zilisch, 17, will compete in subsequent Saturday’s race at COTA in Spire Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet. He may also drive the No. 7 within the fall race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

As well as, Spire will coordinate a separate entry for Zilisch on the Oct. Truck race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Earlier this week, it was introduced that after Zilisch turns 18 later this yr, he’ll run 4 Xfinity Sequence races with JR Motorsports – Sept. 14 at Watkins Glen, Sept. 28 at Kansas, Oct. 26 at Homestead and Nov. 9 at Phoenix.

“I can’t wait to make my NASCAR Craftsman Truck Sequence debut at Circuit of the Americas, in addition to different choose races with Spire Motorsports this yr,” stated Zilisch. “Spire has clearly had lots of success already this yr, so I do know that I’m entering into successful gear.

“I’ve been doing lots of preparation for COTA, and I really feel that it’s a observe that fits my fashion. I can’t wait to get to work with these guys and hopefully get my No. 7 Austin Hatcher Basis Chevy Silverado to Victory Lane.”

The Austin Hatcher Basis for Pediatric Most cancers, via the generosity and assist of Hixon Motor Sports activities, will function Zilisch’s main sponsor for all three Truck races.

Zilisch is an completed karting and street racer who, most notably, was a part of Period Motorsport’s LMP2 class win on the 2024 Rolex 24 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, making him the second-youngest driver, ever, to win the long-lasting race.

He’s additionally 10-time Trans-Am TA2 class race winner.

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The Mooresville, N.C., native is the 2022 Mazda MX-5 championship runner-up the place he additionally claimed rookie-of-the-year honors for Hixon Motor Sports activities. He made his ARCA Menards Sequence debut final season at Watkins Glen the place he led 34 of the race’s 42 laps earlier than securing a powerful runner-up end.

“We’re thrilled to have Connor Zilisch drive the No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado this season, however individually, we’re wanting ahead to working intently with our associates at Chevrolet and Trackhouse Racing to assist Connor get some important seat time,” stated Spure group president Doug Duchardt.

“Connor is an exceptionally gifted younger racer whose credentials converse for themselves.”

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