Corey Heim, a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for TRICON Garage, will get the opportunity to make his first start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series later this season at Dover Motor Speedway.
The 20-year-old driver has joined forces with Sam Hunt Racing for the event, where he will pilot the No. 24 Toyota GR Supra for the organization, as a teammate to full-time competitor Kaz Grala.
Toyota Genuine Parts will serve as the primary sponsor for the No. 24 in the A-Game 200.
💥 There's a new kid on the block 💥@CoreyHeim_ joins Sam Hunt Racing to make his @NASCAR_Xfinity Series debut at @MonsterMile in the No. 24 Toyota Genuine Parts GR Supra later this month! Let's go places, CH!#LetsGoPlaces | #Supra | #TeamToyota | #SHR24 pic.twitter.com/L0dYVXhOFT
— Sam Hunt Racing (@Team_SHR26) April 11, 2023
“It means so much to get a start in the Xfinity series,” said Heim. “I’ve watched all three national series of NASCAR for as long as I can remember, and to be able to make the next step up is a dream come true.”
Throughout his limited tenure in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Heim has put up impressive results, collecting a pair of victories at Atlanta Motor Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway, as well as seven top-five and 14 top-10 results in 25 starts.
“It’s certainly exciting to join SHR. Sam and I have talked about running races for a few years now,” said Heim. “To be able to finally put something together is awesome and worth the wait. I want to have a strong run in my debut. I have the resources needed to succeed on and off the racetrack with Toyota Racing Development and Sam Hunt Racing. With that being said, I have no set expectations, just going to go out and give it my all.”
Heim will become the fourth driver to take a turn behind the wheel of the No. 24 Toyota GR Supra for Sam Hunt Racing, joining Parker Chase, Tyler Reddick, and Connor Mosack, the entry’s anchor driver.
“We’re really looking forward to having Corey take his first step into the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Sam Hunt Racing,” said Sam Hunt, owner of Sam Hunt Racing. “Corey is a driver that I’ve been a believer in for years now, and I think he is going to really enjoy working with our group and put in a strong performance right out of the gate. It will be a learning experience for him, but also a great chance to surprise some folks in our No. 24 Toyota Genuine Parts GR Supra.”
Heading into Martinsville, Sam Hunt Racing has had a difficult start to the season, with the organization only scoring a single top-10 finish through the first seven races of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, that being a fourth at Richmond with Kaz Grala.
So far this year, the No. 24 has recorded a best finish of 13th, by Tyler Reddick at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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