Derek White to make NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at New Hampshire

Derek White, a Mohawk residing in Kahnawake, just outside of Montreal, Canada, will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at New Hampshire International Speedway this weekend in the No. 33 Circle Sport Chevrolet SS.  With 22 national series starts between the Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series to his credit, White will become the first Native American driver in Sprint Cup Series competition with his start in Sunday’s New Hampshire 301.

“I have always wanted to associate with the best, and I know that Circle Sport team principals Joe Falk and Mike Hillman have exactly what I am looking for at this stage in Sprint Cup – great equipment and team personnel and the right experience and attitude to help me make the most of this opportunity,” said White.  “This is an incredible deal made possible by our partners, Grafoid, Braille Battery and O.C.R. Gaz Bar in my home town.  I love to compete against the best, and racing in the Sprint Cup Series has been a goal of mine right from the start of my racing career.”

In addition to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, White also will drive in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday as part of the White Motorsports season commitment to that series. The extra track time will provide White better knowledge of the track and allow him to make the most of his debut in the Sprint Cup race on Sunday.

With a background in drag racing that spans more than 30 years, White has been racing stock cars since 2009, earning 2010 Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series before transitioning into NASCAR’s top national touring series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Xfinity Series.

In addition to his racing in the United States, Derek’s White Motorsports also competes in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series with rookie driver Marc-Antoine Camirand and support of Grafoid, Braille Battery and O.C.R. GazBar.

Circle Sport PR
Speedway Digest Staff

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