Concord, NC – The NASCAR Cup Series next season will include some European talent in the selected Cup Series events with the Hisberg team for 2022.
Organizers pulled out Ford’s next-generation # 27 cards in orange attire to mimic the team’s roots in the Charlotte Motor Speedway-Netherlands on Saturday morning. The part-time venture is a joint venture between former sports car driver Twain Heismans, Dutch businessman Ernst Berg and Rum Brothers Racing, which stores department stores in Moorsville, North Carolina.
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Loris Heismans, NASCAR Wheeler Euro Series champion and head of points, will serve as the starting driver with a view to competing in six road events on the 2022 schedule. The 24-year-old Dutchman will compete in the fourth Xfinity Series race of his career on Saturday at Drive for the Cure 250 (3pm ET, NBC / NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Charlotte Rowell.
Heismans said he got his first look at the next-generation prototype during a trip to the United States to celebrate the Euro 2019 Series Championship at the NASCAR Awards. Heismans said he saw the new Cup series model firsthand and sowed a seed by noticing the similarities of his current trip to Europe.
“We were curious to see what could be achieved,” Jessmans said. “Finally being here is unbelievable. I finally saw the car for the first time yesterday. I don’t even have the words to describe him – it was a very exciting moment.
The new team will take part in a regulatory test on Charlotte’s 2.32-mile track on Monday and Tuesday, splitting time with Hoseman racer Jack Villanueva during a two-day session. Villanueva, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner, has played parts of the last two seasons of the European Villain series and has appeared in four Cup Series games – most recently in 2013.
Hesberg’s representatives have opened the door to add more events to the team’s racing schedule, with Villanueva likely to share driving duties next year as well.
Team owner Josh Ryum said Saturday that his team will conduct Operation Hsberg in addition to the current efforts of both teams at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He said his Rio Brothers racing team has not yet reached an agreement on 2022 plans for Camping World Trucks, but is optimistic about the new partnership.
“Anyone who says we saw a trophy will say,‘ Get ready, this is a lot of work, ’Rio said.’ This is a big table. We obviously start small and grow. I think this will change this time. We have many more factors in the Rio Brothers race. “This is a great opportunity for us to grow, learn and expand our business,” he said.
NASCAR’s top division has the opportunity to discover new capabilities and expand its reach into the organization’s international circuits. The Wheeler Euro Series-Canada-based Bindis Series and the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series should not be seen as the traditional round development for NASCAR’s three national series. Chad Seikler, NASCAR’s vice president for international affairs, said he hoped Saturday’s announcement would be a step towards changing that view.
“I think it’s clear, it’s sure to open people’s eyes. It’s going to be a way to start seeing our partners in Canada and our partners in Mexico,” said Seikler, Nasscar’s vice president for international trade. “The most important thing for us is to show drivers a path. Like I said, we talk a lot about the Daniel Suarez route (from the Mexico series to the Cup), but to say that the driver can compete in the European Championship and that there is a road to go to the United States, I think that’s the big focus for us right now. “
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