NASCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER RYAN PREECE TO SERVE AS NASCAR YOUTH
SERIES HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL FOR CHARLOTTE NATIONAL; FAMED
ROAD-COURSE SPECIALIST BORIS SAID NAMED HONORARY STARTER
SPEEDWAY, IN (Oct. 3, 2023)
Ryan Preece, driver of the No. 41 Ford Mustang for Stewart Haas Racing, has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Youth Series’ national race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 5-8. In addition, legendary road-course ace Boris Said has been named the Honorary Starter.
Preece currently has two top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Cup Series for the 2023
season, with his best finish of fifth taking place earlier this year at Richmond
He has collected two wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and two wins in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He became one of only five drivers to win in his NCTS debut.
Preece has amassed an incredible 25 wins in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the same series he he won the 2013 championship. Along the way of earning the tile of champion he scored NWMT track championships at Thompson Speedway, Stafford Speedway and New Smyrna Speedway.
The Berlin, Conn., native raced quarter midgets from ages 7-11. During that time,
Preece won more than 125 weekly races at Silver City Quarter Midget Clubbing
Said will be driving the No.17 Chevrolet Camaro for Hendrick Motorsports this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Said has 29 starts in the NXS and has earned a win at Montreal. He has also scored a win at Sonoma in the NCTS. He has collected 10 wins the Grand-Am Rolex Sport Car Series. Said has won the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona and became the first American to win the 24 hours of Nurburgring.
With almost 60 NYS-sanctioned clubs located all across the country, thousands
of kids ages five and up, along with their families, participate in quarter-midget racing.
Some notable NASCAR graduates of quarter midget racing include Jeff Gordon, Joey
Logano, Ryan Newman, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Preece,
Harrison Burton, Justin Haley, Carson Hocevar, Daniel Dye and Todd Gilliland. For more
information, visit www.nascaryouth.com.
NASCAR Youth Series presented by COOKOUT