MBM Motorsports can confirm that Mason Maggio will drive our #66 HMY Yacht Sales Ford Mustang at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as the 18-year-old seeks his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the Alsco Uniforms 300.
The Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-native captured 2nd place in the 2022 Carolina Pro Late Model Series Championship on the strength of three race wins in 11 starts, taking victories at Franklin County Speedway, Goodyear All American Speedway, and Motor Mile Speedway. Also in 2022, Maggio competed at the NASCAR national series level for the first time, starting four NASCAR Truck Series events and reaching the checkered flag in all of them.
“I’m very excited to be rolling the dice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for my NASCAR Xfinity Series debut,” said an enthusiastic Maggio. “It’s a step up the NASCAR ladder that I look forward to making. A huge thank you to my family for their support, Carl Long and Jason Houghtaling for the opportunity, and all our great partners for making this possible.”
The Floridian driver and MBM team have already worked together this year, as Maggio was one of three racers to pilot an MBM Xfinity car at Charlotte Motor Speedway in January pre-season testing.
“When we tested at Charlotte, we showed a lot of potential. The seat time and building chemistry with the team really helped prepare me for the opportunity to go to Vegas. With the potential we showed, I think we’ll have a good run and get a respectful result for my first Xfinity Series race,” said Maggio.
MBM crew chief Jason Houghtaling, a veteran of more than 150 NASCAR national series races calling the shots, echoed those sentiments.
“I am very excited to be a part of Mason’s Xfinity debut. I have worked with him and watched him progress from the Pro Late Model ranks, and I have seen an amazing amount of talent and drive to take on our new challenge.”
Sponsorship for the #66 team at Las Vegas will come from HMY Yacht Sales, with associate partners Brute Magnetics, Professional AG Services, and Ace Hardware of Rock Hill, SC. HMY Yacht Sales is one of the largest yacht brokerage firms in the country, with 14 sales locations from Ocean Reef, Florida to Newport, Rhode Island. Brute Magnetics is the leading manufacturer and retailer of neodymium fishing magnets and supplies, ensuring their customers get the right tools for their magnet fishing style. Professional Ag Services works in the fertilizer application services business and has 25 years of operating experience. Ace Hardware of Rock Hill, SC is part of a brand featuring more than 5,000 independently owned stores that have virtually anything you will ever need to fix, repair, and maintain your home.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series on-track action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway begins on Friday, March 3rd with practice and qualifying beginning at 3:30 pm PST (6:30 pm EST). The 300-mile race is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th at 1:30 pm PST (4:30 pm EST) and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.
— MBM Motorsports —