Photo credit: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Alpha Prime Racing adds Alon Day for Chicago Xfinity race

Alpha Prime Racing has brought in a road course ringer, four-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day, for the Xfinity Series race in Chicago.

According to the announcement, Day will drive the No. 45 Chevrolet Camaro with Jet Support Services as his primary partner. This will be his first Xfinity Series start since the 2016 season.

Day has made six starts across the three national NASCAR series. He raced in the Craftsman Truck Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2016. His best finish was 24th.

Day also competed in two Xfinity races in 2016 while driving for MBM Motorsports. He made his debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and finished 13th. He then returned at Road America and finished 30th.

Day made two Cup Series starts in 2017-18. He drove for BK Racing at Sonoma Raceway and he drove for Front Row Motorsports at Richmond Raceway.

The Israeli driver achieved a significant amount of success in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. He has won 32 races at a variety of tracks, as well as four Euro Series championships (2017-18, 2020, 2022).

Day's four championships broke his record with Ander Vilarino, who won three championships (2012-13, 2015). He is the series' all-time winningest driver.

Alpha Prime Racing fields two full-time entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ryan Ellis drives the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro. Brennan Poole drives the No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro.

Ellis's best finish this season is 11th at Daytona International Speedway. Poole's best finish is fifth in the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway.

APR also fields a part-time third entry for a rotating lineup of drivers. Caesar Bacarella drove the No. 45 during the spring race at Talladega Superspeedway. He finished seventh. Brad Perez drove the entry at Circuit of the Americas and finished 18th.

APR fielded two entries for last season's inaugural Xfinity race on the streets of Chicago. Sage Karam drove the No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro and finished 22nd after heavy rainfall shortened the race to a mere 25 laps. Ellis finished 31st.