Matt Mills will return to BJ McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 2022, BJMM announced Jan. 20.
Mills remains in the No. 5, his primary ride in 2021.
“I am excited for the 2022 season behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet,” Mills said in a team release. “We have shown flashes of speed over the past several seasons and with some of the changes and improvements B.J has made, there is a renewed sense of optimism and excitement throughout the whole organization.”
“Matt has been an important part of the growth of our race team the last several years,” BJ McLeod added. “He stuck with us through some growing pains and has helped make our organization better. I believe his commitment and hard work, with the addition of some key personnel will lead to success for Matt and the entire team.”
JF Electric and Utilitra will sponsor the effort.
In 2021, Mills started 30 of 33 Xfinity races, with a best finish of 14th at Michigan International Speedway. He also made his maiden NASCAR Cup Series start, driving BJMM’s No. 55 at Kansas Speedway and finishing 38th.
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