Anthony Alfredo to drive for Front Row Motorsports

Front Row Motorsports has its motorist for the No. 38 cars and truck.

FRM revealed Wednesday that Anthony Alfredo would drive for the group in 2021. Alfredo, 21, made 19 Xfinity Series begins in 2020 for Richard Childress Racing.

“We met Anthony and spent time with him when last season ended,” included owner, Bob Jenkins. “We wanted another young driver and someone that fit well into our team. We feel that Anthony is a great match and we look forward to this season together.”

Alfredo changes John Hunter Nemechek in the No. 38 cars and truck. Nemechek shunned another season with Front Row in 2021 for the opportunity to drive for a competitive group in a lower series. Nemechek will race full-time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Truck Series in 2021 and stated Wednesday that he desired the chance to win races.

Alfredo will be colleagues at Front Row with Michael McDowell, who has actually driven for the group for the previous 3 seasons.

Alfredo doesn’t have much NASCAR experience

Front Row worked with Nemechek, 23, for the 2020 season after he had actually made 150 starts in the Truck and Xfinity Series and had actually won 7 races throughout 4 seasons in those 2 lower series.

Alfredo doesn’t have almost the very same level of experience. He’s raced in simply 35 ARCA, Truck Series and Xfinity Series races and has 3 top-five surfaces and 9 top-10 surfaces in those races. There are 36 races on the 2021 Cup Series schedule.

That absence of experience — and success — makes it simple to set low expectations for Alfredo’s novice season. Matching Nemechek’s 27th-place surface in the standings must be thought about a rousing success.

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA - OCTOBER 12: Anthony Alfredo, driver of the #15 Mavis Discount Tire Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 12, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Anthony Alfredo is heading to the Cup Series after simply 35 starts in NASCAR’s 3 lower levels. (Picture by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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