After posting career-high numbers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, Riley Herbst will return to the second-tier series for his third straight season with Stewart-Haas Racing, the team announced on Tuesday.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) November 15, 2022
Herbst, who collected a career-high eight top-five and 20 top-10 results this year, has made the NASCAR Xfinity Series post-season in his three full-time campaigns, where he has also amassed two poles, and a total of 54 top-10s.
Monster Energy, a long-time supporter of Herbst’s racing efforts across several divisions, will return as the anchor partner of the No. 98 Ford Mustang in 2023, as it has in the previous two seasons.
The news of Herbst’s return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2023, fills up a Ford-backed vacancy in the second-tier series for 2023, closing up a potential avenue in which Hailie Deegan could fall into for next season. At this time, no announcement has been made surrounding Deegan’s future, other than that she’ll continue her tenure as a Ford Performance driver.
For more information on how Silly Season for the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is shaping up, visit TobyChristie.com’s Driver / Team Chart: