UPDATE: Friday, February 10, 2023 at 8:00 AM ET —
FRS Racing has released its official press release. The release confirms the information contained in TobyChristie.com’s initial report, and includes a quote from the team’s owner Collin Fern.
Fern says that while the team is part-time for the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he hopes the team will be full-time in 2024.
“FRS Racing is the culmination of an entire off-season’s worth of hard work trying to build a brand from scratch. I am extremely excited for this opportunity, and I cannot thank Jerry Brown and David Clarke enough for their visions and belief in me to carry on what they’ve built,” Fern explained. “I look forward to being on track part-time in 2023, with the hope that we can be full-time come the 2024 season.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7:55 AM ET —
Collin Fern will officially become the owner of his own NASCAR Xfinity Series team — FRS Racing, TobyChristie.com has learned. An official announcement is expected to come from the team on Friday.
Fern, 26, had worked for Brandonbilt Motorsports for the last seven years.
FRS Racing will field the No. 96 Chevrolet Camaro. ECR Engines will provide engines to FRS Racing in 2023. The team will also utilize Richard Childress Racing chassis. Richmond Raceway is slated to be the venue where FRS Racing makes its NASCAR Xfinity Series debut on April 1st.
The team is not expected to reveal its driver lineup or primary sponsorship partners on Friday. Those announcements should be coming sometime in the near future.
Who is Collin Fern?
Collin Fern attended Coastal Carolina University from 2014 to 2018. At Coastal Carolina, Fern studied Marketing and Advertising.
He broke into the NASCAR National Series ranks as a Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Brandonbilt Motorsports in April of 2016. Fern was promoted to Technical Director for the team in January 2020.
With Fern serving as Technical Director, Brandonbilt Motorsports achieved a NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff appearance with Brandon Brown in 2020.
The following year, the team scored its first-ever NXS victory, which came at Talladega Superspeedway in the fall.
Additionally, Fern has been an active staple in high-profile virtual racing leagues on iRacing like Monday Night Racing. Fern is a multi-time Championship 4 contender in the Monday Night Racing Pro Series. MNR has attracted a who’s who list of legendary drivers including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, and Mario Andretti.
Fern will now take the plunge into being a NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner for the 2023 season with his new team FRS Racing.