Anthony Alfredo, who is running the full 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule for BJ McLeod Motorsports, will make his second NASCAR Cup Series start of the year in this weekend's NOCO 400 at Martinsville Speedway. Alfredo will return to the No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and he will have a partnership with Andy's Frozen Custard for the race.
The 24-year-old racer, who got a taste of full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition back in 2021, is just excited to get back to running double duty this weekend.
“I am really thankful for the opportunity to run at Martinsville Speedway in the NASCAR cup series with Live Fast Motorsports,” Alfredo said in a team release. “It’s really special to have Andy’s Frozen Custard support me for my second cup race of the season as well. Double duty at Richmond went pretty well, so I’m looking forward to improving on that this weekend”
The primary sponsorship from Andy's Frozen Custard marks the continuation of a longstanding partnership that the frozen treat restaurant, which has locations across 14 states, has had with Alfredo.
“We have a relationship with Anthony Alfredo that began several years ago and we are excited to be working with him again for the 2023 season as it creates more opportunities for our fans to enjoy the NASCAR experience with their family, friends and favorite frozen treats,” said Andy Kuntz, CEO and owner of Andy’s Frozen Custard. “Our motorsports alliance has allowed us to reach more fans and it has been very productive for our brand and our stores. I grew up in a family with a 30-year history of being motorsports fans and that tradition continues today with my extended Andy’s family. Our company continues to support regional and developing drivers and we remain committed to being a part of the racing community for years to come.”
Alfredo, affectionately known to his fans as "Fast Pasta", has one-career top-10 finish in 37-career NASCAR Cup Series starts. In his lone start earlier this season at Richmond Raceway, Alfredo started 35th and finished 33rd in the No. 78 machine.
The Connecticut native sits 17th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship standings after seven races this season. Alfredo has already set his career-high for laps led in a season with 19, and he has a lot of racing left to do this year. The racer is sporting an average finish of 20.3 through the opening seven races of the season.
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