Sam Hunt Racing will enter two cars for the first time in its NASCAR Xfinity Series history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Aug. 14, with Will Rodgers piloting the second entry, SHR announced Aug. 3.
In addition to the usual No. 26 Toyota Supra, which will be driven by Kris Wright, Rodgers will compete in the No. 24 GoodRx / RaceToEndHepC.com Toyota Supra for the Xfinity Series team.
“It’s definitely an exciting milestone, and more so just a testament to how committed this group is when it comes to growing and taking the next step for our program,” team owner Sam Hunt said in a team release. “We’ve been discussing debuting the [No.] 24 car for a while, but we wanted to make sure the opportunity and timing were right when we made the decision.
“Having Will be the first to roll out with the [No.] 24 number is really special, and I’ve got no doubts he’ll make us proud. Will and Kris will be able to utilize each other and should both run strong.”
Rodgers first competed for Sam Hunt Racing earlier this year at Nashville Superspeedway in the No. 26, finishing 14th.
“Heading into Indy, I’m mostly looking forward to being back on a road course … but this time, in the best equipment I’ve ever been able to get in,” Rodgers said. “I’ve never raced at Indy, but I know this type of track suits my driving style and always puts on a really great show. After a successful run at Nashville, I think it will be easier to carry the momentum built into Indy.”
In its first full Xfinity season, the No. 26 is currently 21st in owner points.
The Pennzoil 150 will be live on NBC Sports Network on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. ET.
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