A two-time NASCAR Peak Mexico Series Champion, NASCAR Drive For Diversity driver and former NASCAR Next member Ruben Garcia Jr. will compete in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in the ELITE 1 Division behind the wheel of the #1 Alex Caffi Motorsport Toyota Camry in what will be his European debut. Garcia, who also is competing full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, already boasts two NKNPSE wins and seven NPMS wins despite being just 23 years old.
“I am really excited to go run in the Euro NASCAR Series,” Ruben Garcia Jr. said. “This is something I have been looking to do for a long time, but the opportunity never showed up until now. Racing in Spain makes this even more special since it is one of my favorite places to visit, and I have friends living there that can come watch me race. I’m really excited and counting the days to get on the flight to Valencia.”
On the European side, the new Driver Exchange Program will be part of the unique list of prizes NASCAR Whelen Euro Series drivers can win. While the NWES Champion will be able to take part in the Mexico City NPMS finale, all winners of NWES trophies and titles will have the opportunity to race in a NASCAR race abroad.