Howie DiSavino III returns to compete in the Xfinity Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Howie DiSavino III has been waiting more than three months to seek redemption as he returns to compete with Alpha Prime Racing for Saturday afternoon’s Crayon 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
In his Xfinity Series debut at the tough and demanding Martinsville, Virginia Speedway in April, DiSavino III impressed the competition with a strong qualifying performance, but was hampered on the 811 call before digging 250 by a breakdown. mechanical.
Knowing he had the potential to challenge for a top-10 finish with his Mooresville, NC-based team, he returns to the track in his #44 Chevrolet Camaro determined to finish what he started. more than 90 days ago.
“I patiently waited for my turn to get back behind the wheel,” offered DiSavino III.
“When you’re not competing full time and you want to show my potential as much as I do, those days of waiting sometimes feel like years.
“However, the time to get back on track with my Alpha Prime Racing team is almost here and we are ready to finish what we started in Martinsville.”
DiSavino III, 21, has never been to New Hampshire’s “Magic Mile,” but he’s spent the past two months doing what he can to make sure that when he boards his car from race for practice on Friday afternoon, it will quickly fall into line with the rest of the field.
“Nothing beats actual siege time, but taking the time to really improve your craft on iRacing has been important to me and my career,” he said. “I spent a lot of time on iRacing, spent time watching old races, talking to other drivers and even looking at photos from the track.
“I don’t want to do anything that could delay us this weekend, so it’s very important to use the short practice to our advantage. If we have a good practice base, that should propel us into qualifying and the rest of the weekend.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been more ready to get back on the track and prove myself not only to my team, but also to the partners who keep me on the race track.”
ClearCryptos will be the primary marketing partner for DiSavino III’s No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro III for its second career start in the Xfinity Series.
ClearCryptos’ goal is to create clarity, accountability, and success in the crypto market through their unique technology, government, and law enforcement relationships.
In addition to ClearCryptos, Bangor Truck Equipment, Bryson’s 4-Wheel Auto Repair, Coop’s LLC., and The Inside Groove will serve as associate marketing partners on DiSavino’s #44 Chevrolet Camaro.
When it comes to Saturday’s race, DiSavino III knows patience will be his best friend, but also knows he has to push it when it comes to getting the best possible result.
“Of course there’s some pressure on the line for me on Saturday,” DiSavino III said. I want to do well not only for myself, but also for the people who support me and my team, but I’m going to remember that I can’t push the limits too far in New Hampshire because the corners are so flat.
“If our #44 Chevrolet Camaro ClearCryptos isn’t the best early in the race, I just have to be patient until we can make an adjustment. If I want to fight for a solid finish, I have to be there for the end of the race. If we can avoid all the chaos and have a clean race, I think fighting for a top 15 finish is definitely achievable and would look like a win.
Veterans Cup spotter Clayton Hughes will guide DiSavino from above this weekend as a spotter.
After New Hampshire, the Chesterfield, Va. native will return to Alpha Prime Racing at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, September 10, 2022, followed by Talladega (Alabama) Superspeedway on October 1, 2022 and the penultimate race of the Xfinity Series. of the season at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on October 29, 2022.
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The Crayon 200 (250 laps | 131.5 miles) is the 18th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2022 calendar. Practice begins Friday, July 15 from 5:05 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Qualifying will follow shortly after 5:35 p.m. The 38-car field will pass the green flag Saturday, July 16 shortly after 2:30 p.m. with live coverage on the USA Network, Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).