MOORESVILLE, N.C. – official release — Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images — Carlos Contreras will be behind the wheel of the No. 44 TriStar Motorsports Toyota Camry for the road course races on the NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule this season.
He will pilot a TriStar Motorsports Camry at Road America (June 21), Watkins Glen Int’l (Aug. 9) and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Aug. 16). Contreras was recently at TriStar Motorsports to meet the team and get fitted into the road course car being built for him.
“I’m very excited to be joining TriStar Motorsports for these three races,” said Contreras. “I know a little something about road courses, so I know we can do a really good job together. It is going to be fun.”
38 Special Filtered Cigars, Ingersoll Rand, Voli Vodka and Global Aircraft Solutions will all join Contreras on the No. 44 Camry as he inches closer to his 100th NASCAR start.
“We are 100 percent behind Carlos and his Chase to reach his first 100 NASCAR races,” said Mike Vazquez, 38 Special Filtered Cigar representative. “The first year back for him has been more about seat time and on-track comfort, and for 38 Special, as a new sponsor, it has been mostly about getting our off- track execution going. However, we know that Carlos and TriStar Motorsports can go well beyond those expectations in these three events.”
“Ingersoll Rand is proud to welcome Carlos to our racing family” said Phillip Delnick, vice president of North and Latin America sales for Power Tools at Ingersoll Rand. “As a company that prides ourselves in delivering world class performance, we know that Carlos has what it takes to deliver the same behind the wheel of the No. 44.”
“TriStar Motorsports is very excited to have Carlos behind the wheel of our Camry at the road course events this season,” said Mark Smith, TriStar Motorsports owner. “Carlos is a great driver on these road courses and we are happy to have him on board.”