RACE ADVANCE: Sage Karam at Circuit of the Americas

WEEKEND EVENT INFORMATION

Race: Focused Health 250
Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 5:00PM ET | 4:00PM CT
Track: Circuit of the Americas
Distance: 46 laps / 156.86 miles
Stage Duration:
Stage 1: 14 laps, ends Lap 14
Stage 2: 16 laps, ends Lap 30
Final Stage: 16 laps, ends Lap 46
Broadcasting: FS1 | Performance Racing Network | SiriusXM NASCAR Ch. 90



Practice (FS1)
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 5:30 PM EST | 4:30PM CT


Qualifying (FS1)
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 6:00PM EST | 5:00PM CT
Format: Group A&B | Multi-Vehicle | Two Rounds

NXS COTA STATS
SAGE KARAM
Starts: 2
Wins: 0
Top-5’s: 0
Top-10’s: 0
Best Start: 16th (2023)
Best Finish: 16th (2022)

SAM HUNT RACING
Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Top-5’s: 0
Top-10’s: 0
Best Start: 20th (Grala – 2023)
Best Finish: 18th (Grala – 2023)
EVENT NOTES

Sage Karam will be making his second start with Sam Hunt Racing in 2024, piloting the No. 26 CRC Brakleen GR Supra in the Focused Health 250 on Saturday at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). 


Karam has two NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at COTA.
Additionally, he has one start in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship at COTA where he secured a Top-10 in 2017.


In 2023, Sage Karam nearly collected Sam Hunt Racing's first win after a near-perfect weekend at Road America. After battling in the Top-5 all race, Karam took the lead on the final restart, hitting speedy-dry coming into the final corners which relegated him to a 4th-place finish.
At the time, Sage had collected the team's highest qualifying effort (6th).
Corey Heim now holds the team's highest qualifying effort of third from Phoenix Raceway in 2024.


Out of two starts with Sam Hunt Racing, Karam has been in contention to win both times.
At Daytona earlier this season, Karam was fourth on the outside with 8 laps remaining before a crash ended the 26 team's day early.


CRC Brakleen will serve as the primary partner for Karam at COTA.
About CRC Industries Inc.: CRC Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the production of specialty products and formulations for the do-it-yourselfer and maintenance professional—the people who keep everyone moving forward in a world that never stops. For more than 65 years, we’ve been rolling up our sleeves to create products and solutions that are born from, and tested in, the important work that gets done every day around the world. Serving the automotive, industrial, electrical, marine, heavy truck, hardware, and aviation markets, CRC trademarked brands include: CRC®, Brakleen®, Evapo-Rust®, K&W®, Marykate®, SmartWasher®, Sta-Lube®, and Weld-Aid®. 

QUOTES
“I’m really excited to get to one of my favorite tracks this weekend with Sam Hunt Racing, CRC and Toyota. The team has worked really hard to prepare a great car for us to have a strong result. I’m excited to get back to a road course after the success the team and I shared last year at Road America, so hopefully we can replicate that and go 3 spots better.”

— Sage Karam, Driver of the No. 26 CRC Brakleen GR Supra

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