Cameron Lawrence, a veteran road racer and winner of the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona in the GTD Class, will attempt to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Circuit of The Americas (COTA).
The 30-year-old driver will be joining forces with MBM Motorsports in Saturday’s Pit Boss Grills 250, piloting the No. 66 Toyota Supra at the 3.41-mile road course.
“I’m energized to make my debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at my home track, Circuit of the Americas, with the support of a returning sponsor, Impact Health Labs,” said Lawrence. “I’m thankful for the ongoing support of Impact Health Labs. We certainly surprised everyone with our top-10 qualifying effort in the NASCAR Truck Series in 2021, and we have the chance to surprise people again. I look forward to working with MBM Motorsports and having a strong run in their Toyota Supra. I’m hopeful this opportunity will foster future growth in the NACAR Xfinity Series.”
Sponsorship for the effort will come from Impact Health Labs, the same company that sponsored Lawrence in his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in 2021.
“We are proud to sponsor Cameron Lawrence in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut,” said Jason Dent, co-owner and managing partner for Texas Mobile Radiology and Impact Health Labs. “It was an absolute pleasure to support Cameron in his NASCAR Truck Series debut. We are pleased to strengthen our relationship as Cameron steps up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with MBM Motorsports. He has completed thousands of laps around Circuit of the Americas, whether racing or coaching, and we’re confident that his local knowledge will shine at this year’s event.”
Baltazar Leguizamón, who was scheduled to make his series debut at COTA with MBM Motorsports, was unable to find the necessary sponsorship to compete in the event, according to a Sunday announcement from the team.
A native of Orlando, Florida, Lawrence has one prior start in NASCAR’s National Series, driving for Reaume Brothers Racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Circuit of The Americas two seasons ago.
Lawrence put down a stellar result in qualifying for that event, earning an organization-best seventh-place starting spot, but finished 36th, after a mechanical issue forced the Reaume Brothers Racing to spend several laps behind the wall.
As the series returns to Circuit of The Americas, MBM Motorsports currently sits 40th place in 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series owner points, which means that Lawrence will need to put down another selling qualifying lap, in order to lock the No. 66 into the field for Saturday’s race.
Dexter Stacey, Timmy Hill, Mason Maggio, Brian Weber, and Caesar Bacarella have each taken a turn behind the wheel of the MBM Motorsports No. 66 entry this season. The addition of Lawrence means the organization will have six different drivers in the first six events of 2023.