When Stefan Parsons announced that he would not be completing the full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series obligation for BJ McLeod Motorsports, which was announced heading into the 2022 season, he eluded to something bigger coming soon.
That something bigger was officially announced on Wednesday, as Parsons will move to Alpha Prime Racing for the, “majority of the remainder of the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.”
According to a press release from Alpha Prime Racing, Parsons will get his first crack at running an APR machine in the SRS Distribution 250 at Texas Motor Speedway on May 21st.
“We’re pleased to have Stefan (Parsons) join our team,” said APR General Manager Tommy Joe Martins. “He has shown exceptional speed this season and we’re so excited to have him drive for us. This is the most competitive season we’ve seen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in many years and it’s more important than ever to have a fast driver in the seat. I look forward to the future of Alpha Prime Racing with young talent like Stefan.”
Parsons is equally excited to be joining Alpha Prime Racing, as he feels the new team gives him a chance to showcase his skills at a higher level than ever before.
“Joining a new, exciting organization like Alpha Prime Racing gives me a lot to look forward to,” said Parsons. “With the continued support of Sokal and the opportunity at Alpha Prime Racing, I think we will turn some heads. I still have some unfinished business in the No. 99 Chevrolet for select races throughout the season and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity I was given to start my career with that group. This new chapter with Alpha Prime Racing is going to be a great one too.”
Sokal Digital, who have been longtime partners of Parsons will join as the primary sponsor for a large portion of Parsons’ starts with APR and according to the press release other partners will be announced at a later date.
Parsons, the 23-year old son of former NASCAR racer Phil Parsons, has made 33-career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts to date with a best finish of 12th, which came in his NXS Series debut at Daytona International Speedway in the Summer of 2019.