Sam Hunt Racing, which is supported by Toyota, will run two full-time cars in 2023.
The No. 26 Toyota will be driven exclusively by Kaz Grala, while several racers will take turns in the No. 24 car.
With slots for 20 of 33 races, Connor Mosack will compete in the majority of the races in the second car.
“Timing and patience have been pivotal components of our growth process at SHR. Expanding to two full-time teams in 2023 brings an excitement level only matched by the responsibility and expectation to compete at a high level every week,” said Sam Hunt, owner of Sam Hunt Racing. “It goes without saying that having a full-time driver in the No. 26 for the first time is a blessing to our organization and an important component of our growth. Kaz is a highly talented and experienced driver and has strived for an opportunity like this for a long time. Having Connor anchor the No. 24 team is something we are also really looking forward to. He is a very talented young man and has every trait and characteristic I look for in a young driver. We’re heading into 2023 with confidence in both teams and drivers, and I’m excited to continue to build this program with each of them.”
n the Xfinity Series, Grala and Mosack have both had prior experience. Grala has 44 starts in NASCAR’s second-tier division and has finished in the top five of five and the top ten ten times. He was a previous Truck Series top driver.
“I’ve scratched and clawed for each opportunity over the past several seasons, and while it hasn’t been easy, it’s made me appreciate this sport and its difficulty more than I ever could have if things had been easy,” said Grala. “I feel like everything has finally come together at the perfect time in my life with the right team around me to start that next chapter in my career. I couldn’t be more proud and hopeful heading into 2023 with Sam Hunt Racing with a chance to compete for a championship. I’ve worked my whole life to get to this point, and I intend to make the absolute most of it next year and beyond.”
At Watkins Glen, Mosack competed in one race for Sam Hunt after making his NXS start with Joe Gibbs Racing the previous year. He was 15th overall.
“Being able to run 20 races in the Xfinity Series next year is a really big deal to me,” said Mosack. “Two years ago, I didn’t really know where I was going or how I was going to get there. Racing in this series is a big step toward where I want to go, and I’m excited it is with a team like Sam Hunt Racing. With SHR being a growing team, I know I can develop relationships with everyone involved and continue to learn from them. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Sam and trust that his team and values will help to develop me as a driver.”
The No. 26 pit box’s crew chief will be Kris Bowen.
At a later time, information about Mosack’s detailed schedule and the remainder of the No. 24 car’s lineup will be made available.
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