NASCAR Xfinity: Alon Day plans Xfinity debut at Mid-Ohio
By AMANDA VINCENT
Israeli NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Alon Day plans to make his NASCAR US national-level debut Saturday in the Xfinity Series road course race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. He will be driving for MBM Motorsports, owned by NASCAR veteran Carl Long. Day also plans to be in the MBM entry when the Xfinity Series returns to road-course racing Aug. 27 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
“I have never been to Mid-Ohio, and I know it is a really challenging rack, but I am working very hard to be at my best come August, and racing in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be of great help,” Day said. “Everything will be new, and with the team, we will do our best to get the most of the race. It will be longer than usual for me, so I am training hard to be in the best shape and I am working on the simulator to get to know the track.”
Day is a member of the NASCAR Next class of 2016/2017, the first from the Whelen Euro Series. He is in his second year of competition in the Euro Series. In that short time, he has five wins, two of those coming this year. In 2015, on the strength of three wins, he was the Welen Euro Series Rookie of the Year and was second, overall, in the end-of-season standings.
“I am really excited about this debut, and I want to thank all the sponsors supporting me and everybody who worked so hard to give me this opportunity to race at such a high level and make this dream come true,” Day said. “There is a lot to learn, and I am confident that debuting on a road course will give me a good chance to learn quickly and get a positive result under the checkered flag.”