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Jimmy Weller to make Nationwide Series debut at Richmond

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Jimmy Weller is slated to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on April 25. He'll be driving a No. 55 Chevrolet entry through a joint effort between Viva Motorsports and SS Green Light Racing.

"I'm looking forward to making my NASCAR Nationwide Series debut later this month at Richmond International Raceway," Weller said. "It means a lot to me to be able to take the next step in my career and finally compete in the Nationwide Series. I'm also really excited that I'll get to race at Richmond-it's a fun track and one that I've had success at in the past, so I'm excited to get back there."

Weller, a native of Hubbard, Ohio, has competed at Richmond twice in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, finishing 12th and 17th. In all, Weller has a total of 20-career starts in K&N competition, resulting in two three top-10 finishes. He has also competed, sparingly, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has five-career starts in that series, with the most recent one being the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in late February. He scored a career-best ninth-place finish in that race, driving a truck fielded by SS Green Light.

"We're excited to have Jimmy in the No. 55 Chevrolet Camaro at Richmond International Raceway," SS Green Light Racing owner Bobby Dotter said. "We have a cool opportunity to partner with Viva Motorsports this year, which allows our drivers to climb the racing ladder even further. Jimmy has always done a great job for us in the Camping World Truck Series and I'm excited to be involved in his Nationwide Series debut at Richmond."

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