Nicholas Strickler to pull double duty with Marko Stipp Motorsport

Marko Stipp Motorsport will expand to three cars for the 2024 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season and the German organization has confirmed its third driver to do double duty. Nicholas Strickler will join the team to drive the #48 Chevrolet Camaro in both EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2. The Californian is ready to take on the best European NASCAR drivers as part of Marko Stipp’s team alongside teammates Victor Neumann and Thomas Krasonis.

Strickler made his debut in the official European NASCAR championship in 2023, but had to sit out two events after a crash in Vallelunga. The Danville native then joined Marko Stipp Motorsport for the first time at the Circuit Zolder finale and the relationship worked so well that team and driver decided to build a full-time campaign for Strickler in both divisions. Four 12th-place finishes in the 2023 EuroNASCAR 2 Championship were the American’s best personal results to date, but Strickler is ready to step up and compete for trophies in 2024.

“I’m coming back to EuroNASCAR because the level of competition is very high compared to what you can get in other racing series,” said Strickler, who is a professional racer fully focused on motorsports. “The exposure is also much greater compared to what you see in lower level series around the world,” Strickler is a perfect fit for the EuroNASCAR paddock as the American always has a smile on his face. With his sense of humor, Strickler is one of the fan favorites, always open to meeting the passionate EuroNASCAR fans.

Despite always having a joke on his lips, Strickler has a professional approach to succeeding in the European NASCAR Championship. “Last year I didn’t make it through the whole season because of my wreck at Vallelunga,” he said. “This year I want to see where I stand against the competition in a pure race car after a full season of competition.” Having completed the usual U.S. racing ladder with Legends Cars and Late Model racing, Strickler knows exactly what it takes to develop the right pace in a 400-horsepower V8 beast with H-pattern gearbox and no electronic aids.

“The best part for me was seeing the support I received from family, friends and fans,” said Stickler of his adventure in Europe. He traveled across the Atlantic to experience the diverse cultures of Europe. “That feeling of support is what keeps me going. All of my friends stay up all night to watch the EuroNASCAR races live on YouTube.”

The Californian has an experienced and highly motivated team behind him in Marko Stipp Motorsport and will return to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, to kick off the 2024 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season on April 13-14. The American is eligible for the EuroNASCAR PRO Junior Trophy for drivers under the age of 25 and is looking to bring some silverware back to Danville. All races will be broadcast live on EuroNASCAR’s YouTube channel and on numerous television networks around the world.