UPDATE – February 6th, 2021 at 5:00PM / EST: On Saturday, Natalie Decker unveiled her five-race schedule for RSS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, beginning with the February 20th event at Daytona’s Road Course. Decker will also run Talladega, Nashville, Road America and Martinsville. According to Decker, additional events could be added at a later date.
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One of the big question marks left in Silly Season 2021 is where NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Natalie Decker would land as seats continued to fill.
The question now has an answer as Decker will take five races to start the season with Ryan Sieg Racing in a partial schedule with Red Street Records as the primary sponsor. She’ll make her NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at the Daytona road course in the No. 23 Camaro that will be managed by Reaume Brothers Racing.
RSS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing partnered last during the middle of the 2020 season when RSS Racing looked at Reaume Brothers Racing to help manage their #93 Xfinity car out of the Reaume Brothers Racing shop in Mooresville.
“First, I have to say thank you, thank you to all my fans that support me and show me so much love! I love you all, Decker said. “Thank you to Todd DiBenedetto for connecting Natalie Decker LLC and Red Street Records. Thank you, Red Street Records, for believing in me and wanting to be part of this journey with me. Thank you, RSS, and RBR for the warm welcome into the team. Thank you to Bigfoot Philly Cheesesteaks Beef Jerky for supporting my career and I am excited for our new partnership. Our first race is the Daytona road course, and I could not be any happier, we have Jason Crabb and his new single on the hood of the car. This song is so meaningful to me and the inspiration I get from Jason when I hear this song is unbelievable! I’m excited for this journey and I’m so happy I finally get to share it with all of you!”
“As a team, we have been able to help a lot of drivers make their debut into the NASCAR Trucks Series, and now we have the ability to do that with the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” said owner Josh Reaume. “Having Natalie make her Xfinity debut at the Daytona Road Course is another exciting step for this team and the direction we are heading. We had some strong runs with Myatt Snider at the road courses last year and we are confident Natalie will do a great job at the Daytona road course to kick off the 2021 season.”
I’m so excited to share this news with all of you amazing fans! We are going Xfinity racing in 2021 with RSS managed by @rbr_teams Thank you to @redstreetmusic Bigfoot Philly Cheesesteak and N/29 for the support and love! Let’s go racing! We are doing 5 races in hopes to add more pic.twitter.com/3c3vOUHC1C
— Natalie Decker (@NatalieRacing) February 5, 2021
Red Street Records, a Nashville based record label, will take all five races with Decker. The label was started by Jay DeMarcus, a member of the popular country group Rascal Flatts, with a focus on Christian music.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Team Decker,” DeMarcus said. “Natalie is on the cutting edge of the racing industry; her meteoric rise continues to amazing and unprecedented. She is the next generation. We here at Red Street view our journey in much the same way: innovation, and “outside the box” thinking, have set us apart, in the same way, that Natalie has been set apart as one of NASCAR’s youngest female drivers in history. That makes Team Decker and Red Street Records the perfect combination!”
“We are beyond excited to work with Natalie and Team Decker,” said Mark Lusk, President / General Manager of Red Street Records. “Her heart, drive, and passion resonate so strongly with our team and we fully expect this to be a winning combination! LET’S RACE!”
The Wisconsin driver spent 2020 running a partial schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with NIECE Motorsports, competing in 13 races. She opened the season strong with her first top-5 in the Truck Series at Daytona. The rest of her season could have gone better in her sophomore season, her best finish in the succeeding 12 races was 21st twice at both Las Vegas and Kansas.
Decker will make her 2021 debut at the Daytona road course on February 20th at 5:00PM EST on FOX Sports 1, and the Motor Racing Network.