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Kevin O’Connell Scores Xfinity Series Road-Course Ride

The uniqueness of road-course racing allows for race fans to see several different driver and team combinations during the course of a weekend. Some teams elect to hire drivers with extensive road-course racing backgrounds to help their chances at a better finish. This weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race will be no different.

Veteran road-course racer Kevin O’Connell will drive in the Zippo 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday. O’Connell will drive in the No. 13 Dodge in a joint venture between Motorsports Business Management and Rick Ware Racing. O’Connell was originally on the entry list driving Ware’s No. 15 car.

It’s the first of three road-course races O’Connell will race in the 2015 season.

O’Connell has made six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts in his career and opened eyes in 2014 with an impressive third-place finish at Road America.

The No. 13 team currently sits 35th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series owner points standings.

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Clayton has been writing NASCAR for the last seven years and has followed the sport for as long as he can remember. He's a Jersey boy with dreams of hoping one day to take his style south and adding a different kind of perspective to auto racing.

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