Anthony Alfredo, who is in the midst of a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series campaign with BJ McLeod Motorsports, will pilot the No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro for Live Fast Motorsports in two NASCAR Cup Series events during the 2023 season.
On Thursday, Live Fast Motorsports announced that Alfredo will get his first turn behind the wheel of the car at Richmond Raceway on April 2nd.
For Alfredo, who ran full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series back in 2021, there is excitement to get a chance at driving a Next Gen car.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to drive the No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond. It is a huge opportunity for me to get experience in the Next Gen car,” Alfredo said. “We have already made major strides with the Xfinity program and I am excited to take that momentum to the cup side. It wouldn’t be possible without all the great people at Live Fast, as well as our partners and supporters.”
BJ McLeod, co-owner of BJ McLeod Motorsports and Live Fast Motorsports, says that the level of performance Alfredo has brought to the BJMM No. 78 team in the opening three races of the 2023 season warranted placing Alfredo in the Cup Series driver rotation.
“Anthony’s drive and determination is something we’ve seen stand out on our Xfinity team,” said McLeod. “We are excited to give him the opportunity to compete at the Cup level again and gain some experience in the Next Gen car."
The press release from Live Fast Motorsports did not state the primary sponsor for the effort at Richmond or which race on the schedule will serve as host to Alfredo's second NASCAR Cup Series start. Those details are expected to come at a later date.
Alfredo, a native of Ridgefield, CT, has started the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with three-consecutive top-25 finishes for BJ McLeod Motorsports, including back-to-back top-20s at Auto Club Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The young racer has one career top-10 finish in the NASCAR Cup Series, which came in a 10th-place effort at Talladega Superspeedway as a rookie in 2021.
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