MOORESVILLE, N.C. — BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announced today that full-time ARCA Menards Series driver Nick Sanchez will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut with team owner BJ McLeod for several races in 2022.
A member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, Sanchez is making the leap into the Xfinity Series after finishing his first full-time year of racing in the ARCA Menards Series, where he has earned eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in the 2021 season.
Sanchez will also be returning to the @ARCA_Racing Series full-time in 2022.
— Rev Racing (@RevRacin) October 19, 2021
Excited to announce I’ll be joining @TeamBJMcLeod for a multi-race schedule in the @NASCAR Xfinity Series next year. Really cool to get the chance to compete at this level. Looking forward to working and building with this team all throughout next year! pic.twitter.com/BABUxDHDdJ
— Nicholas Sanchez (@Nicksanchez080) October 19, 2021
“We are really excited to have Nick make his Xfinity Series debut with us,” said team owner BJ McLeod. “We’re really looking forward to helping him grow in his personal and professional goals as he makes this next step in his career, which we are so proud to be a part of.”
Added Sanchez: “The significance of this next step is very meaningful for me. It’ll obviously be my first time participating in one of the top three series of NASCAR, which is something I’ve always dreamed of ever since I started racing.
“Since the day I first met BJ, we’ve always been on the same page. We both share the same collective goals for next year, and I feel he and his team have made significant strides in performance each year they’ve been in the (Xfinity) Series. My main goal next year is to learn and get the most out of the car’s performance, hopefully, yielding some good finishes for myself and the team.”
Additional details regarding race schedule and partners for Sanchez will be announced in the near future.