NASCAR Nationwide Series team SR2 Motorsports is growing in anticipation of its second year of competition. The organization announced on Monday that it has purchased the assets of the No. 81 team of longtime series competitor MacDonald Motorsports. As a result, SR2 plans to field three entries in Nationwide Series competition in 2013.
"We couldn't be more thrilled about our expansion this season," SR2 co-owner Jason Sciavicco said. "We came from a humble, yet strategic, start just one year ago. We started our season with one car and finished 12th in Daytona after qualifying on speed into the event. The rest of the season, we took our time to grow and now we're in the position today to announce a three-car operation in only our second season."
The team expanded to a two-car operation during 2012, fielding the No. 24 and No. 00. SR2 will continue with those numbers in 2013. The number may change for the car that was formerly the No. 81, because a press release from the team said that a number for the new entry has not yet been selected. A driver roster also has not yet been released.
What has been decided, though, is that SR2 will field Toyotas, powered by leased engines from Pro Motor Engines.
The team utilized the services of several drivers throughout 2012. Blake Koch posted SR2's best finish of the year, a ninth-place showing in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. In all, SR2 accumulated five top-20 race finishes.
"At the end of the season, we felt we could finally see our growth in our performance," Sciavicco said. "We feel that we have strong cars, tremendous support from Toyota and great people heading into 2013. As we finalize our drivers and partners, I think the capabilities are here for SR2 Motorsports to be strong contenders each week."
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