Update: MBM Motorsports can confirm that 22-year-old Argentine driver Baltazar Leguizamón will not attempt to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Circuit of the Americas as initially intended due to insufficient sponsorship. While this news may come as a disappointment, we want to express our appreciation for all the support we have felt from the fans in Argentina and throughout South America. Leguizamón and the MBM team remain on good terms, and the possibility of a debut later in the 2023 season remains on the table, if funding can be acquired.
MBM Motorsports will announce its NASCAR Xfinity Series driver for the Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of the Americas on Monday, March 20th at 1 pm ET.
— MBM Motorsports —
Original Post (12-23-2023): MBM Motorsports is proud to announce that Argentine driver Baltazar Leguizamon is working towards his NASCAR national series debut for the team in the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
The 22-year-old has raced in both open-wheel and touring car series on his climb up the motorsports ladder, highlighted by winning the 2018 Atlantic Championship Series in dominant fashion and achieving a 2nd place championship finish in the inaugural season of F3 Americas. He is a race winner on multiple continents and has already racked up 56 podiums in 165 starts, a rate better than one in every three races.
The man born in La Luisa is poised to be the first driver from Argentina to race in NASCAR.
“I am really proud to be the first Argentinean with a NASCAR national series license. It’s been a long way on my career living my dream in international motorsports. All the hard work is paying off right now,” said Leguizamon. “I am very thankful to everyone involved with this project: the NASCAR administration; my manager of eight years, Bruce Bohlander and Carl Long of MBM Motorsports, who opened this door for me and is helping me to reach this level. We’ve won in seven different series, and we want to keep going at this very seriously. Still, we need to find sponsors.”
If Leguizamon can secure the financial backing he needs, there are a lot of opportunities in the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship. Of the 33-race calendar, a record setting eight events will be contested on road and street courses. The first of these will take place on March 25th at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
“This is huge for us, for my country, and for South America. It’s my childhood dream beginning to come true,” reflected Leguizamon.
— MBM Motorsports —