Anthony Kumpen, No. 55 Nexteer Automotive Chevrolet Camaro, Phoenix Preview
No. 55 Chevrolet Camaro… Crew Chief Mark Setzer and the No. 55 crew will unload chassis No. 004 for Saturday’s DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. This car was last raced as a back-up at Iowa Speedway in May after Jamie Dick’s primary was totaled by a competitor’s loose piece of tungsten.
First Timer … The DAV 200 weekend will mark the first time that NASCAR Euro Champion Anthony Kumpen will turn laps at Phoenix International Raceway. This is Kumpen’s second-ever XFINITY Series start.
Setzer at Phoenix … Crew Chief Mark Setzer has sat atop the pit box at the Arizona track twice in his career, helming the No. 55 entry each time.
Meet Kumpen … The Belgium native will be greeting fans and signing autographs at the Chevy display in the vender alleyway on Saturday, November 14th from 9:30-9:45am MT.
Catch the Action … Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway will be televised live Saturday, November 14th beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SIRIUS XM Channel 90.
Get Social … Don’t miss any updates from Kumpen and Precision Performance Motorsports. Follow them on Twitter @AnthonyKumpen and @PrecisionPerf.
Anthony Kumpen Quotes:
“I’m looking forward to racing for Precision Performance Motorsports at Phoenix and Homestead. I would like to thank NASCAR, Team FJ and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for giving me this opportunity. It has been a great season in which I learned a lot from my oval races in the US. It’s a fantastic experience as a European driver to be part of NASCAR. My goal is to finish both races and get as many laps as possible. I hope we can extend the Nexteer program to Daytona with more NXS races. It would be great to do some more races in the US next year with some road courses in our program. I think my extensive road course experience could help me in achieving some good results.”
Mark Setzer Quotes:
“I’m looking forward to going back to Phoenix with Anthony as our new driver. We had a good outing at Watkins Glen International and we’re looking to build on the momentum of that 13th-place finish. I am excited to work with Anthony for the first time and see how he adjusts to oval-track racing since he has been road course racing the majority of the year.”