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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 30: Akinori Ogata, driver of the #78 Pneumatic Tools Toyota, walks on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dead on Tools 250 at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 30: Akinori Ogata, driver of the #78 Pneumatic Tools Toyota, walks on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dead on Tools 250 at Martinsville Speedway on October 30, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Akinori Ogata Running 2 Xfinity Races for MBM Motorsports

Akinori Ogata announced on Twitter that he will compete in two Xfinity Series races this season for MBM Motorsports.

Ogata will drive the No. 13 car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16 and Texas Motor Speedway on September 24.

In three career Xfinity starts, Ogata has a best finish of 26th, last fall at Martinsville Speedway.