Sam Mayer will return to racing the No. 1 for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series full time in 2023, the team announced on Aug. 9.
Mayer, who has been a part of the Xfinity roster for JRM since running a part-time schedule in 2021, has signed a contract extension for the No. 1 team that will continue until the end of the 2023 season.
“It’s a good feeling to get this squared away,” Mayer said in a team release. “Now we can focus on locking ourselves into the playoffs and getting that first Xfinity win. JR Motorsports has been a great place for me all the way back to my late model days. We’re expecting big things for this No. 1 team for remainder of this year and beyond.”
In his first full-time Xfinity season, Mayer has earned eight top fives, 11 top 10s and currently sits ninth in the series standings, 131 points above the playoff cut line.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth and maturity from Sam on and off the racetrack,” JRM’s general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller said. “He is consistently running up front, is fast each and every week and provides great visibility for his partners. With all the situational knowledge he’s gained this year, I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do to finish out 2022 and into ’23.”
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