European NASCAR Series champion is all set to make his Cup Series debut in COTA

Find out about reigning European NASCAR series champion making his Cup Series Debut in the first Road course of 2022 Circuit of the Americas in Austin

Loris Hezemans
Loris Hezemans

NASCAR Cup Series will hit the track running this weekend in the Circuit of the Americas for the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix which will host the first road course of the 2022 season and European NASCAR outfit Team Hezeberg has another surprise for fans following the Daytona 500 debut of former F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve in the season opener.

Loris Hezemans, the 24-years-old Dutch driver who has secured two NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championships in 2019 and 2021 is confirmed to race for Team Hezeberg in COTA. This isn’t the US NASCAR debut for Loris Hezemans though as he already has six in the Xfinity Series and one in the Truck Series under his belt.

Find out what Loris Hezemans has to say about his NASCAR Cup Series debut

Loris Hezemans
Loris Hezemans alongside Team Hezeberg

Loris Hezemans acknowledges that it feels surreal for him to make the Cup Series Debut. The Dutchman went on to add that his Cup series race is going to be a humbling experience and an opportunity he is grateful for as he will driving alongside drivers he grew up watching on TV.

The idea that I will be making my NASCAR Cup series debut still feels surreal, from watching many of the great Cup drivers on TV to now being able to compete in a Cup series race with them is a very humbling experience and something I am very grateful for,” Loris Hezemans said.

The Dutchman is in for a big task in Austin as his debut comes in one of the hardest road courses in the NASCAR schedule and the fact that he will only be getting very limited practice sessions in COTA to get himself familiarised with the track is also a big constrain to overcome. He will be hoping to secure a good finish in COTA when driving alongside the experienced veterans and young guns of the cup series and maybe secure a spot in the series for the future.

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