Canadian based Admiraal Racing driver, Kelly Admiraal, will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Phoenix International Raceway for the Nov. 9th ServiceMaster 200. Admiraal will drive the no. 56 entry for the newly formed team, Kapusta Racing, with primary sponsorship from Western Camp Services.
The 18-year-old from Edmonton will also race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16th, for the Ford Ecoboost 300 Nationwide race. Kelly has competed in a number of NASCAR K&N West Series events throughout 2013, most notably at the Sonoma event with a 7th place finish for his first ever road course race.
"I'm very excited to make my NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Phoenix," said Admiraal. "I'm equally excited for the race at Miami as well and for 2014. These races will be great learning experiences for me and stepping stones for my career as I try to earn my stripes within NASCAR.
Overseen by his agency, Drive Motorsports International, Admiraal will use these two events to gain a comfortability with the Nationwide car and to fulfill licensing requirements with the series prior to entering the series full time in 2014.
Admiraal will also continue to compete in the K&N West Series through 2013 as well as various Super Late Model events in Western Canada where he is the 2012 Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Rookie of the year as well as the 2011 Whelen Series Rookie of the year.