Listed below are the NASCAR drivers racing within the BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2022

Listed below are the NASCAR drivers racing within the BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2022

Ryan Newman (Photograph: Nick Oxford/NASCAR)

A powerful contingent of drivers with connections to NASCAR’s nationwide sequence might be competing on this week’s BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The annual USAC Midget occasion, which honors the late Bryan Clauson, is held on the quarter-mile grime monitor positioned inside Flip 3 of the historic IMS oval.

As soon as once more this 12 months, the BC39 will characteristic champions from everywhere in the motorsports world with NASCAR, USAC, World of Outlaws, Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and extra represented.

The entry listing contains the names of champions and race winners within the NASCAR Cup Collection, NASCAR Xfinity Collection and NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection. Have a look beneath on the listing of drivers with NASCAR connections that might be competing within the race.

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Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson appears over the monitor in the course of the 2022 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals offered by Basic Tire at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Jan. 15, 2022. (Nick Oxford/NASCAR)

The defending NASCAR Cup Collection champion can also be the latest winner of the BC39. One 12 months in the past, Larson prevailed in an exhilarating battle with open-wheel stars Justin Grant and Thomas Meseruall to attain the $15,000 victory. Along with his 2021 BC39 win, Larson has gained the final two runnings of the Stoops Pursuit race held on Wednesday evening.

Briscoe, the driving force of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing automotive within the NASCAR Cup Collection, has but to overlook the BC39 within the three years it’s been held. After failing to qualify in 2018, he completed twenty fourth in 2019 earlier than recording a career-best end of eleventh one 12 months in the past. After securing his first NASCAR Cup Collection win earlier this 12 months at Phoenix Raceway, Briscoe has been busy on his “Chase’n Grime Tour” racing MIdgets, Dash Vehicles and Grime Late Fashions all year long.

Stenhouse returns to the BC39 after lacking final 12 months’s model of the occasion. The complete-time driver of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing automotive on the NASCAR Cup Collection circuit completed eleventh within the inaugural BC39 earlier than recording his greatest end of seventh in 2019. This time round, Stenhouse might be driving the No. 08 automotive for Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Photographs)

The 2020 NASCAR Tenting World Truck Collection champion will make his USAC Midget debut on the BC39. Creed, who presently competes full-time within the NASCAR Xfinity Collection with Richard Childress Racing, has made a handful of grime begins in recent times. He’s competed in Grime Late Fashions, UMP Modifieds and Micro Sprints, most notably at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina.

Whereas Newman now not competes full-time within the NASCAR Cup Collection, he’s a really acquainted identify to NASCAR followers. He’s additionally a well-recognized face on the BC39 after competing in final 12 months’s occasion. This 12 months, Newman competed full-time with the Famous person Racing Expertise (SRX) and picked up a victory at Stafford Motor Speedway. Along with driving SRX vehicles, he’s additionally raced Midgets, Pavement Dash Vehicles, Tour-type Modifieds and USAC Silver Crown vehicles this season. Now, he’ll return to a Grime Midget for the primary time since January’s Chili Bowl Nationals.

Yeley, who skilled success on grime earlier than starting his NASCAR profession, returns to the BC39 after making an attempt all three earlier variations of the race. He has didn’t qualify in his three earlier makes an attempt. In 2003, Yeley claimed the USAC Triple Crown championship after profitable the USAC Nationwide Midget, USAC Nationwide Dash Automotive and USAC Silver Crown championships in the identical 12 months. On the NASCAR circuit, he has made 342 NASCAR Cup Collection begins and 369 NASCAR Xfinity Collection begins.

Whereas Welch isn’t recognized primarily for driving a race automotive, he’s a widely known persona throughout the NASCAR world. He returns to the BC39 after lacking final 12 months’s occasion. Welch, the son of FOX Sports activities NASCAR broadcaster Vince Welch, has created a path of his personal within the broadcast business as a reporter for NBC Sports activities and MRN Radio. He’s additionally the co-host of the Loudpedal Podcast on FloRacing. Behind the wheel, Welch has skilled success whereas racing a restricted schedule. In January, he certified for the A-Primary on the prestigious Chili Bowl Nationals.

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