Ryan Newman will make his first start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since the 2012 season as he’ll pilot the No. 66 Ford Mustang for MBM Motorsports in the upcoming event at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Newman and the No. 66 team will have primary sponsorship in the Contender Boats 300 from GenerX Generators, a local Florida company, which has sponsored MBM Motorsports in the past.
Newman, who has run five NASCAR Cup Series points-paying races this season, considers the 1.5-mile speedway near Miami one of his favorite facilities in the NASCAR National Series ranks.
“Homestead is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule. From being able to rip the fence to having to manage tire wear, the track suits my driving style perfectly,” Newman said in a team release. “My goal is to give Carl [Long], MBM Motorsports, and their partners a fantastic run and hopefully end the evening in victory lane.”
When the chance to have a driver of Newman’s stature behind the wheel of his race car, team owner Carl Long jumped at the opportunity. Newman brings results on the track, and he’s a great ambassador for sponsorship partners.
“I have known Ryan since his rookie season in the Cup Series and when the opportunity presented itself to have him join us in Miami, it was a no-brainer to elevate our organization,” Long said. “Having a partner like GenerX Generators come back is not only massive but also gives us the opportunity to have Ryan help represent their brand.”
Newman is an 18-time NASCAR Cup Series race-winner and was named one of the 75 Greatest Drivers in NASCAR history earlier this year. The 45-year-old racer also scored the championship in the Camping World SRX Series, a yearly six-race championship series, back in the Summer.