Trans Am Series Star Thomas Annunziata Takes on the Chicago Street Course With JD Motorsports

Road courses can be some of the most challenging tracks for NASCAR drivers, and the Chicago Street Course is even more difficult than most.

That’s why Trans Am Series and ARCA Series regular Thomas Annunziata will once again team up with JD Motorsports for an exciting NASCAR Xfinity Series race, and this time they’re headed to the windy city.

The New Jersey native driver is pursuing a full-time career in the upper echelons of NASCAR, and he’ll be getting another taste of it behind the wheel of the Opti-Coat No. 6 Chevy Camaro for the second annual The Loop 110 this Saturday. The 19-year-old Italian-American may have gotten a late start in racing compared to many other drivers, but he’s impressed many around the garage even in his short time in the sport.

“We’ve heard the buzz around Thomas and we’ve seen it up close for ourselves,” said team owner Johnny Davis. “He’s got a very unconventional story, and I’m excited to help him write this chapter.”

To make this all happen, Annunziata and JD Motorsports have partnered with Opti-Coat Ceramic Coating, The Daily Downforce’s YouTube channel, Chicago Food Guide, America’s Vet Dogs and BOOSTane to send him to Chicago with a sleek finish and a fresh style.

“Opti-Coat and the other partners really have delivered me a slick-looking car,” said Annunziata. “I love the Daily Downforce YouTube videos, and they’re even bringing along some of their friends to join me. So Chicago is going to be a blast.”

The Chicago Food Guide, one of the windy city’s most popular food content creators, is excited to put its mark on a race car as well.

“Thomas and Johnny are bringing this incredible NASCAR show to Chicago,” said Amin Tomalieh of the Chicago Food Guide, “and I’ll be with them to make sure Chicago delivers them some incredible food.”

Tune in to watch the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Chicago Street Course on Saturday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m. The race will be broadcast on USA, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90).