Miguel Paludo will compete in three road course events in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports, the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 13.
The Brazilian returns to the series for the first time since 2012. He’ll pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet at the Daytona International Speedway road course on Feb. 20, Circuit of the Americas on May 22 and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 5.
Paludo earned a 13th-place finish at Watkins Glen International in 2012, his second of two Xfinity starts.
Paludo also competed full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for three seasons between 2011-2013, earning eight top fives and 25 top 10s in 73 starts.
What an exciting day! I can’t thank @BrandtRacing and @JRMotorsports enough for this unbelievable opportunity. Can’t wait to get this started on the road course @DAYTONA with everyone on this No. 8 team! pic.twitter.com/kXlL5AA08t
— Miguel Paludo (@miguelpaludo) January 13, 2021
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