Joe Graf Jr. NASCAR Xfinity Series Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Pennzoil 150 Race Preview

RSS Racing | NASCAR Xfinity Series

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course | Pennzoil 150

Fast Facts

No. 38 RSS Racing Team:

Driver: Joe Graf Jr.  

Primary Partner(s): No. 38 G-Coin® Ford Mustang

Manufacturer: Ford Mustang

Crew Chief: Steve Addington

Spotter: Joe Campbell

Engine: Roush-Yates Engines

Driver Championship Point Standings: 22nd

Team Championship Point Standings: 25th

Notes of Interest:

Settling In: After spending the last three seasons with SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt (2020 – 2022), Joe Graf Jr. moved to RSS Racing during the offseason where he’ll spend the majority of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season competing for the Sugar Hill, Ga.-based team.

In addition to RSS Racing, Graf will also compete in a limited NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule driving the No. 19 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Welcome Aboard: Joe Graf Jr. and RSS Racing welcome G-Coin® as the primary partner of the team’s No. 38 Ford Mustang for Saturday afternoon’s Pennzoil 150.

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Thanks For Your Support: With a little more than 63 percent of the 2023 Xfinity Series season complete, Joe Graf Jr. and RSS Racing would like to thank their associate marketing partners:, AVOID, Bass Reaper Bait Company,  Bucked Up Energy Drink, CoverSeal, EAT SLEEP RACE Apparel, fgrACCEL, G-Coin®, GTECHNIQ, JACOB Companies, Lefcourt Brothers Racing, Love Motorsports, Model Electronics and ShopRite for their continued support.

Catch Him On The Dial: Before Joe Graf Jr. straps into his No. 38 G-Coin® Ford Mustang on Saturday, the RSS Racing driver will be featured on “The Frontstretch” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90 with host Pat Patterson on Saturday morning, August 12, 2023, at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET.

Graf will also spotlight a commercial featuring G-Coin® in several spots throughout the weekend, including the full four-hour program on Sunday, August 13, 2023.  

Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course Speedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Pennzoil 150 will mark Graf’s second Xfinity start at the 2.439-road course.

In his previous effort, Graf delivered a track-best of 26th after starting 29th for SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt during the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.

Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Road Course Stats: At NASCAR Xfinity Series tracks classified as a road course, Graf has competed in 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series races with an average starting position of 30.8 and an average result of 26.9.

Michigan International Speedway | Cabo Wabo 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway, Graf hunted his second top-10 finish of the season.

After qualifying his No. 38 Gtechniq Marine Ford Mustang 28th, a strong start to the race for Graf and the RSS Racing team was thwarted when he was hit by another competitor which caused extensive damage to the front-end of his Ford Mustang.

Graf was able to salvage the remainder of the race with a 27th-place result at the checkered flag.

Sneaker Mania: Along with the adrenaline of the Motorsports competition, Joe Graf Jr. also has a vogue for hype sneakers. In his current collection, he owns and wears at least 90 limited edition sneakers – and his collection continues to grow monthly.

The current estimated value of his collection tops $100,000.

From the Pit Box: Industry veteran Steve Addington is Joe Graf Jr.’s crew chief.

He will be crew chief for his 285th NASCAR Xfinity Series race as crew chief on Saturday and his second at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix.

In his previous 284 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, he has collected 11 wins, 10 poles, 68 top-five and 118 top-10 finishes.

 Hello From The Other Side: Graf Jr. has two teammates at RSS Racing.

Veteran Ryan Sieg will drive the No. 39 Ford Mustang, while younger brother Kyle Sieg will drive the No. 28 US RSS Racing Ford Mustang.  

Ryan Sieg is set to make his 323rd career Xfinity Series start overall and fourth at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.

Kyle Sieg is poised to make his 39th career Xfinity Series start and first at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.  

Follow on Social Media: For more on Joe Graf Jr. visit, like him on Facebook (Joe Graf Jr.), follow him on TikTok (@JoeGrafJr), Twitter (@JoeGrafJr) and Instagram (@joegrafjr).

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Joe Graf Jr. Quoteboard:

On The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course: “I have been working really hard to improve my road racing craft and I hope I’m able to showcase that with a solid result in Saturday afternoon’s race.

“I haven’t raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course since 2020, but I remember the race being a lot about track position and car control. My goal during practice is to rekindle myself with the layout and get a good zone and then try to leave nothing on the table for qualifying.

“From there, it’s about bringing home a top-20 finish or better for our No. 38 G-Coin® team. I was a bit disappointed about Michigan last week considering how fast our car was, so a top-20 finish would be a great rebound for our RSS Racing team and definitely give us some much-welcome momentum for Watkins Glen next weekend.”

On The 2023 Season: “As we press on during the second half of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it is important for me to utilize what I have learned with the RSS Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing teams and apply that behind the wheel.

“We started the year off really strong but then fell a little bit. We’re slowly but steadily trying to put ourselves in a good position for the end of the summer and into the fall.

“I just need to continue to stay focused, communicate with my team and utilize the knowledge that I’ve gained over the past three years to recover and have my best Xfinity Series season yet.”

Race Information:

The Pennzoil 150 (62 laps | 151.22 miles) is the 22nd of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2023 schedule. Practice begins on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Qualifying is set to immediately follow practice beginning at 10:00 a.m. The 38-car field will take the green flag later that afternoon, shortly after 5:30 p.m. with live coverage on the USA Network, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (Eastern).\

About RSS Racing:

RSS Racing fields multiple entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series led by mainstay driver Ryan Sieg.

RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga.