BJ McLeod Motorsports revealed the new look of their No. 5 entry, which will be a Ford Mustang this weekend at Richmond Raceway. Ryan Preece, as part of his “reserve driver” deal with Stewart-Haas Racing will pilot the car in Saturday’s Toyota Care 250.
For Preece, 31, who will be making his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start since 2019, he’s chomping at the bit to get back on track.
“I’m ready to go and can’t wait to get back on-track, with all of the talented drivers in the Xfinity Series, this weekend at Richmond,” said Preece. “This is such a unique opportunity, through the Stewart-Haas Racing relationship with B.J. McLeod Motorsports, and I can’t thank everyone involved enough for bringing it all together, including Mohawk Northeast. Mohawk Northeast has been a close supporter of mine throughout my career, so to have them onboard to chase a win makes this weekend’s race at Richmond that much more special and exciting to me.”
The team revealed a spiffy red, white and blue paint scheme, which will have primary sponsorship from Mohawk Northeast, Inc.
McLeod, who has grown a cult following for being a hard-working racer, welcomes another driver who has forged his path to the top through hard work in Preece.
“We are excited to have Ryan race for BJMM at Richmond Raceway,” said BJMM’s co-owner, B.J. McLeod. “Ryan Preece is a skillful and passionate driver that we are excited to welcome to the track on behalf of B.J. McLeod Motorsports. Preece’s impressive reputation on the track has the entire BJMM team eager to root him on.”
Preece, a native of Berlin, Connecticut, has made two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts for David Gilliland Racing in 2022. In those two starts, Preece has finished fourth at Las Vegas and seventh at Atlanta.
Additionally, Preece has two-career wins in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition. He’ll look to add another trophy to the mantle on Saturday.