Bristol K&N Pro Series and Truck Series Preview: Sam Mayer

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NASCAR K&N Pro Series


– Mayer will be doing double duty at Bristol on Thursday competing in the K&N East race, as well as making his debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

– Mayer will be racing chassis 406 at Bristol, which is the same Chevrolet he won with in April at the half-mile track. He also raced it at New Smyrna (fourth), the doubleheader at South Boston (second and 11th) and Memphis (fourth).

– With two wins this season, Mayer is currently leading the driver championship point standings by 11 points. He also leads the rookie standings by 27 points.

– Crew chief Mardy Lindley has seven K&N East starts at Bristol with three wins, four top-five and five top-10 finishes.

– In addition to his K&N races, Mayer has also competed in six ARCA events this season with five top-five finishes.


“Going into a race at a track where I’ve already won this year gives me a lot of confidence to go out and do it again. Mardy (Lindley, crew chief) and I feel like we will be even better than we were in the spring and hopefully we can come home with another win and extend our point lead.”

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series


– This will be Mayer’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut. He won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Bristol in April from the pole, leading all 150 laps.

– Mayer will do double duty on Thursday at Bristol, competing in both the K&N race and then making his first NGOTS start. Mayer’s K&N crew chief, Mardy Lindley, will do double duty as well with both entries.

– Mayer will race chassis No. 309, which is a Silverado borrowed from Brett Moffitt’s fleet. This is the same truck Moffitt won with in Iowa in June.

– Mayer tested a Silverado at Bristol a few weeks ago to prepare for his first start.

– Manpower U.S. will sponsor Mayer in his three NGOTS starts this season. ManpowerGroup(R), the parent company of Manpower and headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., is the leading global workforce solutions company which helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing and managing talent that enables them to succeed.


“I’ve been working really hard with everyone over at GMS, Chevrolet and Drivers Edge Development to get ready for this race. I have no goals other than to get as much experience as possible. Moving up to the next level does mean a lot to me, and I hope to make the best of the opportunity GMS and Chevy have given me. It’s incredible to have a company like Manpower come on board to sponsor me for my truck races this season. I appreciate everyone’s support to help me get to this level.”