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Frankie Muniz finalizes 2024 NASCAR plans

The former television star has dabbled in numerous racing categories over the years

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Frankie Muniz is going NASCAR Xfinity Series racing in 2024.

After running a full slate of ARCA Racing Series events in 2023, the former actor turned racer will make select starts with Joey Gase Racing, starting with next weekend in the season opening race at Daytona International Speedway.

Muniz will have to qualify into the field on time, and should he do so, it would mark the series debut for the 38-year-old.

“I am very fortunate to have the unwavering support of Ford and Ford Performance through my NASCAR journey, and I am very humbled yet excited to be teamed up with Joey Gase Motorsports to attempt my NASCAR Xfinity Series debut next weekend at Daytona International Speedway,” said Muniz in a release.

Muniz will race in a No. 35 alongside team co-owner Joey Gase in the No. 53.

“Joey Gase Motorsports is proud to welcome Frankie to the team,” said Gase in a release. “Undoubtedly, he brings a lot of attention to our team and the NASCAR Xfinity Series but throughout the last couple of weeks, I’ve never seen a driver more determined or focused than Frankie.”

Muniz scored one top-five and 11 top-10s in his ARCA campaign for Rette Jones Racing.

“I know that moving up to Xfinity is a big leap for me, given my limited experience in stock cars,” Muniz added. “I understand the challenges ahead and know it will not always be easy. I want to thank Wayne Auton and Brett Bodine at NASCAR for believing in me and allowing me to compete in the Xfinity Series this season. I know that I have an enormous amount to learn, but you won’t find someone more dedicated than I am when it comes to chasing a dream.”

Matt Weaver is a Motorsports Insider for Sportsnaut. Follow him on Twitter.

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