Rajah Caruth, who was recently signed to compete full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for GMS Racing, will return to Alpha Prime Racing for select NASCAR Xfinity Series events in 2023, the organization announced on Friday.
Caruth, who ventured into the second tier for the first time with Alpha Prime Racing in 2022, will pilot one of the organization’s three full-time entries in eight events throughout the 2023 season.
“Rajah is a special young racecar driver who is exactly the type of person we want in our building,” said APR Vice President David Schildhouse. “Keeping him here at Alpha Prime
Racing for his Xfinity starts was a top priority for us this off-season. We look at Rajah as a vital part of our future and look forward to giving him the best tools possible to continue his growth in this sport.”
In his seven prior starts in the series, Caruth has three top-20 finishes, coming at Las Vegas (20th), Martinsville (12th), and Phoenix (17th). The 20-year-old also competed for Spire Motorsports in a limited NASCAR Truck Series schedule, where he scored a career-best 11th-place result on debut at Gateway.
“I’m so enthused to bolster my NASCAR schedule this year by returning to Alpha Prime Racing for some Xfinity races,” said Caruth. “Tommy and his family took a chance on me before I had even run an ARCA race, and to represent them as well as Caesar (Bacarella), his family, and every man and woman in the APR fold is a blessing. I can’t wait to build on the finishes we put together late last year and continue to show what both myself and this team are capable of.”
Caruth joins Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ryan Ellis, Sage Karam, Leland Honeyman, Stefan Parsons, and Caesar Bacarella as part of Alpha Prime Racing’s 2023 driver lineup, the first season in which the team will field three full-time entries – No. 43, No. 44, and No. 45.
Additional announcements regarding sponsorship, and a schedule of events for Caurth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, are expected to be forthcoming.