Ellis set for Sprint Cup debut
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Ryan Ellis sits in his truck at Kansas Speedway in May 2014.
AVONDALE, Ariz.—Starting 42nd Sunday at Phoenix International
Raceway, Ryan Ellis will become the twelfth different driver to make their
debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015.
Ellis will be the ninth driver to drive the No. 33 this season. The 25-year-old driver talked about turn laps in the car during first practice.
Ellis said the car this weekend is comparable to the cars he has run in lower-tier NASCAR series.
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Ryan Ellis' No. 33 on pit road at Phoenix International Raceway.
“A top-35 would be cool,” he said. “I’m not really setting as much a finishing position goal as much as I’m just running against the guys I should be running against and managing lap traffic as good as I can.”
Ellis won’t be in the No. 33 next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but he expressed interest in running more races in the Sprint Cup Series after this weekend.
“I’m not sure,” he said of his 2016 plans. “I know a lot of people say that and they actually have a plan, I have no clue. I’m hoping to run full-time in one of the three series. Definitely want to do some more Sprint Cup stuff because I’m having a blast and learning a lot.”