Austin Theriault of Fort Kent hopes to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in July.
Theriault said he is negotiating with an established race team to drive in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 21 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. He declined to reveal the team.
The 25-year-old Theriault said he is trying to line up sponsors.
“It’s progressing,” Theriault said. “It’s no different than any other sport. You have to make sure all your ducks are lined up and the sponsorship is there.”
Theriault said Archie St. Hilaire of Old Orchard Beach, who owns the Go FAS Racing team and has a full-time driver in Corey LaJoie, has given him advice and helped him make Cup connections.
“He has been as much of a mentor as he can be in this process,” Theriault said.