IndyAutomotive driver Santino Ferrucci will be a part of Sam Hunt Racing and Toyota Racing Development to race a partial NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule this season. Ferrucci, 22, was the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year in 2019 and completed fourth in final 12 months’s Indy 500 race.
He will make his first begin within the lower-level NASCAR sequence at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Feb. 27 and can run a restricted schedule specializing in intermediate tracks, the workforce introduced Friday.
Ferrucci spent the final two seasons racing a full-time NTT IndyAutomotive schedule for Dale Coyne and Vasser-Sullivan Racing. The Connecticut native additionally competed in open-wheel occasions in Europe prior to IndyAutomotive and was a take a look at driver for the Haas F1 workforce.
In 2018, Ferrucci was banned for 4 Formula 2 races for intentionally hitting a teammate throughout a calm down lap, and was subsequently fired by his workforce. Ferrucci apologized for the motion, however controversy surrounded his exit.
According to Fox Sports, Ferrucci is ready to enter roughly 20 occasions in No. 26 Toyota, at intermediate tracks, a superspeedway and some brief tracks, however will forego street programs. The full 2021 NASCAR Xfinity schedule will be discovered here.