Former EuroNASCAR driver Alex Sedgwick set for NASCAR debut in Phoenix

Former EuroNASCAR driver Alex Sedgwick set for NASCAR debut in Phoenix
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Alex Sedgwick plans to compete in the ARCA West race at the Phoenix Raceway on November 7th – The Briton is hoping for further starts in the USA

For a former driver of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) a dream will probably come true on November 7th: The Briton plans to compete in the ARCA West Race at the Phoenix Raceway and celebrate his debut in US NASCAR. The race will be part of the NASCAR finals of all three national championships.

“For me, it has been a dream to race in the US for a long time, and it is not a one-off, this is the start of a long journey,” said Segwick on social media. “I am approved for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series road courses and running this race in Phoenix will allow me to test at the Daytona International Speedway over winter so I am eligible to compete in Daytona next February.”

Sedgwick will be driving Bill McAnally Racing’s #12 Toyota Camry in the ARCA race in Phoenix, Arizona. The Brit has not yet gained any experience in this car, so it will be a challenge for him to prove himself in the new environment.

“This team has such a great history in the Series and I know that I’m in great hands,” he said. “I’m really appreciative of Bill for the opportunity and am so excited to get behind the wheel of an ARCA car for the first time!”

The 21-year-old racing driver from Brighton has contested 19 NWES races in his career so far – 17 in the EuroNASCAR PRO championship and two in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship. His best result so far was a fourth place with Braxx Racing in Zolder 2019. Sedgwick did well on the European oval: at the Tours Speedway in France, the Briton finished fifth twice in 2018.

André Wiegold