NASCAR Xfinity Series

Will Rodgers joins Sam Hunt Racing for Nashville, “select 2021 events”

1 Mins read
Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Will Rodgers will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. On Tuesday, Sam Hunt Racing announced Rodgers will run “select 2021 events” in the #26 Toyota Supra beginning at Nashville Superspeedway on 19 June.

While the team did not specify additional starts, Rodgers confirmed to Michael Carey of that he is also running the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course and Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval on 14 August and 9 October, respectively. A former Pirelli World Challenge driver, Rodgers has established himself as one of the top road course racers at the regional levels, never finishing below second in four road races in the now-ARCA Menards Series East between 2017 and 2018. His lone ARCA West victory came in 2018 at Sonoma, a year after winning the pole and dominating the event before finishing runner-up to Cup Series star Kevin Harvick.

Rodgers ran four Xfinity races in 2019 for Brandonbilt Motorsports at Iowa, Mid-Ohio, the Charlotte Roval, and the season finale at Homestead. Mid-Ohio, where the Xfinity Series raced on Saturday, saw his best finish in the series to date of twelfth.

The only active NASCAR driver from Hawaii, Rodgers will be sponsored by GoodRx, a company that provides prescription prices. The effort is also supported by his Will Rodgers Liver Health Foundation and; he was diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) as a toddler.

Sam Hunt Racing is in its first full-time Xfinity season, and currently sits twenty-fifth in points after thirteen races. Brandon Gdovic, Kris Wright, Santino Ferrucci, Colin Garrett, John Hunter Nemechek, and Grant Enfinger have also made starts in the #26. Gdovic holds the car’s best finish to date of eighth in the season opener at Daytona.

1598 posts

About author
Justin is a History major at San Jose State University and lifelong racing fan who has worked for The Checkered Flag since 2018. His coverage mainly focuses on NASCAR, the Stadium Super Trucks, and off-road series like Extreme E and SCORE International. He also dabbles in other disciplines such as IndyCar, rallycross, and sports cars.
Related posts
NASCAR Xfinity Series

Justin Allgaier starts from rear, still leads most laps for Darlington win

2 Mins read
Despite starting at the back for a battery change, Justin Allgaier led 76 of 147 laps, including the final two in overtime to win at Darlington for the second straight year.
NASCAR Cup SeriesNASCAR Truck SeriesNASCAR Xfinity Series

NASCAR's Darlington weekend sees eighth year of throwbacks

4 Mins read
From William Byron honouring Jeff Gordon to Dean Thompson paying tribute to another Dean Thompson, NASCAR is turning back the clock with throwback weekend at Darlington for the eighth season.
NASCAR Xfinity Series

Josh Berry, JR Motorsports bring A game to win A-GAME 200

2 Mins read
Josh Berry passed JR Motorsports team-mate Justin Allgaier with 55 laps remaining to win at Dover and take his first NASAR Xfinity victory of 2022.