RSS Racing | NASCAR Xfinity Series
Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway | Tennessee Lottery 250
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: 23rd
Team Championship Point Standings: 24th
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 Tennessee Lottery 250.
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Thanks For Your Support: With a little more than 42 percent of the 2023 Xfinity Series season complete, Joe Graf Jr. and RSS Racing would like to thank their associate marketing partners: ArmsList.com, 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, June 24, 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, June 25, 2023.
Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Nashville Superspeedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Tennessee Lottery 250 will mark Graf’s third start at the 1.33-mile speedway.
In his previous two efforts, Graf earned a track-best finish of 34th in the 2021 edition of the Tennessee Lottery 250 after starting 33rd for SS GreenLight Racing.
Joe Graf Jr. Xfinity Series Career Speedway Stats: At tracks classified as a speedway, Graf has competed in 53 NASCAR Xfinity Series races. He holds an average starting position of 25.8 and an average result of 25.8.
Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway | DoorDash 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, Joe Graf Jr. and the RSS Racing team attempted to conquer their third road course of the 2023 season.
In the inaugural event, Graf made successful gains throughout the race and progressed from his 38th starting position to earn a lead lap 31st place finish.
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 278th NASCAR Xfinity Series race as crew chief on Saturday and his 11th at the Lebanon, Tenn.- housed race track.
In his previous 277 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 three teammates at RSS Racing.
Veteran Ryan Sieg will drive the No. 39 CMRroofing.com Ford Mustang, Truck invader Zane Smith will attempt his first Xfinity Series race of the season aboard the No. 28 RSS Racing Ford Mustang, while Kyle Sieg will drive the No. 29 RSS Racing Ford Mustang.
Ryan Sieg is set to make his 316th career Xfinity Series start overall and third at Nashville.
Zane Smith is poised to make his 12th career Xfinity Series start but first at Nashville.
Kyle Sieg hopes to make his 33rd career Xfinity Series start and second at Nashville.
Joe Graf Jr. Quoteboard:
On Nashville Superspeedway: “I feel like Nashville Superspeedway owes me one to be honest. Last year, I had a really fast Ford Mustang, qualified strong, raced strong and just wound up being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
“This year, I’d like to think that I can take the knowledge of my Nashville experience and apply it to our No. 38 G-Coin® Ford Mustang that will transition into a strong weekend for our RSS Racing team.
“It was nice to come out of the road course races relatively intact and a lot of information gained for our notebook, but I am excited to be about being back on an oval.
“I am just hoping for a good day at the race track for G-Coin®, our other partners, friends, family and fans and the opportunity to officially kick off this summer stretch on a good note.”
On The 2023 Season: “We started the year off really strong between RSS Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing, but unfortunately we’ve been on a rollercoaster throughout the season.
“I know we just have to survive this stretch of unique races which includes a street course and hopefully in-between all the different types of tracks we’ll find a rhythm that will allow us to continue to accelerate in a positive direction.
“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.”
The Tennessee Lottery 250 (188 laps | 250.04 miles) is the 15th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2023 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, June 23, 2023, from 4:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 11:05 a.m. The 38-car field will take the green flag later in the day shortly after 2:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET) with live coverage on the USA Network, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (Central).
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.