Muniz will drive the No. 35 Joey Gase Motorsports Ford Mustang in what he hopes might be his NASCAR Xfinity Sequence debut at Daytona.
He isn’t locked into the occasion and should qualify his approach into the present. It will likely be the primary of a number of anticipated NXS races for Muniz this yr. Ford Efficiency will sponsor the trouble.
The favored American actor gained notoriety for his position within the sitcom “Malcolm within the Center,” incomes an Emmy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations. He has since appeared in quite a few movies and tv exhibits.
The 38-year-old has all the time had an curiosity in racing and tried to enter the open-wheel world within the mid-2000s. He spent three years within the Champ Automobile Atlantic Sequence, putting as excessive as fourth and ending the 2009 season ninth within the championship.
In 2023, he entered the inventory automobile world with a fulltime trip within the ARCA Menards Sequence. He ended his rookie season fourth within the championship standings, scoring one top-five and 11 top-tens in 20 begins. His greatest outcome got here at Michigan the place he completed fifth.
Final yr, the No. 35 automobile was fielded in a mixed effort between Gase and Patrick Emerling. Its greatest outcome got here with Gase himself behind the wheel, ending ninth at Talladega.
“I’m very lucky to have the unwavering assist of Ford and Ford Efficiency via my NASCAR journey, and I’m very humbled but excited to be teamed up with Joey Gase Motorsports to try my NASCAR Xfinity Sequence debut subsequent weekend at Daytona Worldwide Speedway,” mentioned Muniz in a press launch.
Added Gase: “Joey Gase Motorsports is proud to welcome Frankie to the group. Undoubtedly, he brings a number of consideration to our group and the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence, however all through the final couple of weeks, I’ve by no means seen a driver extra decided or centered than Frankie.
“He might be an asset to our program this season, and I look ahead to becoming a member of him as a teammate in our No. 53 Nationwide Crime Prevention Council automobile at Daytona.”