Spencer Pumpelly, a part-time competitor in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Saturday’s inaugural event on the Chicago Street Course.
The 48-year-old driver will join forces with SS GreenLight Racing to pilot the No. 07 Chevrolet Camaro in Saturday’s The Loop 121. Sponsorship for the effort will come from Volkswagen of Orland Park and Volkswagen of Oak Lawn dealerships, part of the Ghaben Auto Group.
“We are looking forward to having Spencer back with us this weekend in Chicago.” Said team owner Bobby Dotter “We had Spencer in our car at Portland last year, and he did a good job all weekend, and we’re confident that we can do that again this weekend. Racing in Downtown Chicago is a big deal for myself personally, as a Chicago native, so running well here would really be a great feeling.”
A native of Arlington, Virginia, Pumpelly has four prior starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, competing for JD Motorsports and SS GreenLight Racing over the last two seasons, with a best finish of 19th at Circuit of The Americas in 2021.
“The opportunity to race in the first-ever NASCAR street race is a dream come true,” added Spencer Pumpelly. “Thanks to Volkswagen of Oak Lawn and SS Green Light, we will be able to take on this track and hopefully bring some of my street racing experience in IMSA and SRO to the confines of this new circuit. Street courses offer an exciting way to bring fans into the sport and we look forward to racing in the unique setting.”
Pumpelly is the seventh driver to pilot the No. 07 for SS GreenLight Racing this season, after Blaine Perkins, Stefan Parsons, Carson Hocevar, Dawson Cram, Daniel Suarez, and David Starr.