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IMSA driver Earl Bamber to compete in Xfinity race on Daytona road course

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IMSA driver Earl Bamber will make his Xfinity Series debut Aug. 15 in the series’ inaugural race on the Daytona International Speedway road course.

Bamber will drive Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet with sponsorship from KC Motorgroup Ltd.

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A native of New Zealand, Bamber has raced on the Daytona road course seven times, earning four podium finishes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series. Bamber is also a two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans champion (2015 & 2017).

“I’ve dreamed about competing in NASCAR my entire life, so I am so thankful to Richard Childress, KCMG and everyone who has played a role in creating this opportunity for me,” Bamber said in a press release. “I know that RCR has a storied history of cultivating talent and will give me all of the tools I need to succeed. I’m looking forward to the race.”

KC Motorgroup Ltd will also serve as a sponsor of Tyler Reddick in the Cup Series later this year.

“It’s extremely special for KCMG to be aligned with Earl Bamber and Tyler Reddick this year,” Richard Childress said in a press release. “These two up-and-coming drivers have shown talent and promise. I’ve been watching Earl for a number of years, and I’m pleased to have him join RCR’s strong NASCAR Xfinity Series program.”

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