SS GreenLight Racing | NASCAR Xfinity Series Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | Cheddar’s 300 presented by Alsco Fast Facts
No. 08 SS GreenLight Racing Team:
Driver: Joe Graf Jr. (@JoeGrafJr)
Primary Partner(s): Core Development Group | EAT SLEEP RACE
Crew Chief: Patrick Donahue
Starting Position for Cheddar’s 300: 36th based on random qualifying draw
Driver Points Position: 23rd | Owner Points Position: 30th
Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Bristol Motor Speedway Starts: Joe Graf Jr. will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in Monday night’s Cheddar’s 300 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
Joe Graf Jr. ARCA Menards Series East Bristol Motor Speedway Starts: Joe Graf Jr. has one prior ARCA Menards Series East start to his credit at Bristol last August finishing 10th after starting 13th for Chad Bryant Racing.
Xfinity Hero Recognition: Joe Graf Jr. will have Army National Guard soldier Christopher Erber riding with him during Monday night’s Cheddar’s 300 at Bristol.
Erber works for Xfinity as a senior residential technician but is actively serving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Army National Guard. Erber’s name will featured on Graf’s No. 08 Chevrolet windshield during the seventh race of the season.
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Camaro
Chassis Intel: SSGLR Chassis No. 709; competed last at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway on March 7, 2020 (Start: 19th | Finish: 31st)
Chassis No. 709 also ran at Bristol Motor Speedway last August 2019 with a sixth place after a 13th place starting position.
Engine: Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines (ECR)
Joe Graf Jr. Pre-Race Quote:
“Well, we didn’t get the best starting position with a 36th place draw, but we’ll make the best of it and try to have a good race with our No. 08 Core Development Group | EAT SLEEP RACE Chevrolet Camaro.
“I learned last August at Bristol that things happen in a hurry, so you have to stay alert and focused and make sure you hit your marks every lap.
“We have some good momentum right now with our SS GreenLight Racing team after finishing in the top-20 the last two races and I’d like nothing more than keep going in the right direction with a top-15 or better Monday night.
“I cannot thank Bobby (Dotter), my crew chief Patrick (Donahue) and the rest of the SS GreenLight Racing guys enough for their hard work. I also want to say I’m proud to have Christopher Erber riding with us at Bristol.
“He works for Xfinity and is actively serving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Army National Guard. I sincerely thank him for his efforts.”
The Cheddar’s 300 presented by Alsco (300 laps | 159.9 miles) is the seventh of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 37-car field will take the green flag shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Mon., Jun. 1, 2020 with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).
About SS Green Light Racing:
As one of the most tenured teams in all of NASCAR, SS GreenLight Racing has been a developmental hub for drivers looking to climb the ranks. Led by owner and former driver Bobby Dotter, the team has fielded entries in either the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series or the Xfinity Series competition since 2001.
Coming off a successful 2019 Xfinity campaign, SS GreenLight Racing looks to build further momentum with their two-car program in 2020.