Former “Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muiz could be making NASCAR driving a full-time job in 2023.
Well, it appears that Muniz may have found a full-time ride. According to a report from The Pit Lane, the 37-year-old actor and driver is rumored to go full-time in the ARCA Menards Series with Rette Jones Racing.
Muniz has previous racing experience, including the 2005 and 2006 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Races, the 2006 Formula BMW USA season for Jenson Motorsport, and two Cooper Tires Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship seasons in 2007 and 2008.
Frankie Muniz rumored to run the entire 2023 NASCAR ARCA Menards Series schedule
Muniz is on the older side for a driver trying to come through the ranks at 37 years old; however, it is not stopping him from trying to accomplish his dreams. The ARCA Menards Series would be a good first step.
Rette Jones Racing fielded the No. 30 car for Amber Balcaen on a full-time basis during the 2022 season. Balcean finished the year with six top-10 finishes and a seventh-place finish in the point standings.
Muniz previously talked about his thoughts on his development and what would be best for him moving forward as he looked to get into the sport.
“I want to make sure that I’m ready. I believe that I am, but it’s all about kinda putting the best deal together with a Truck ride or ARCA ride. I just want to be in a race car, so as much as possible, as much seat time as possible is going to be key for me, especially for the rest of this year and next year. Just to keep learning and progressing.”Frankie Muniz on racing in NASCAR this year
It does not appear the 37-year-old driver has found a ride in the NASCAR Truck Series but it might have been a difficult jump. The ARCA Menards Series represents an opportunity to be around others who are inexperienced compared to NASCAR standards.
Muniz would not be getting into the best equipment for the 2023 season but everyone needs to start somewhere. This could be his start and if he performs better than Balcean, that would be good for his future status.
Stay tuned for any more updates that might come surrounding the possibility of Muniz driving full-time in the ARCA Menards Series with Rette Jones Racing this season.