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Alfredo returning to DGR-Crosley for ARCA start

Anthony Alfredo will be back behind the wheel of a DGR-Crosley prepared vehicle this upcoming weekend at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI.

Anthony Alfredo will make his third ARCA Menards Series start on Sunday. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Alfredo will drive DGR-Crosley’s No. 17 Ford Fusion in Sunday’s VizCom 200, the 11th-race in the 2020 ARCA Menards Series season.

Alfredo, 21, drove for DGR-Crosley in 13 races during the 23-race NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season last year. He posted eight top-20 finishes with two finishes inside the top-10.

For 2020, he moved to the Richard Childress Racing organization to compete on a part-time basis in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, sharing their No. 21 Camaro with Myatt Snider and Kaz Grala. In his Xfinity Series debut he finished in sixth-position at Auto Club Speedway back in March.

So far this season, Alfredo has made 10 starts in the Xfinity Series with six top-10 finishes. His average finish currently sits at 11th-place and ranks 18th in series standings despite missing seven races as of now.

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Alfredo is also an avid sim-racing and streams on Twitch. iRacing sponsored his RCR entry at Darlington and both Homestead races earlier this season. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

In his young career, Alfredo has had a lack of experience in the ARCA series. Unlike most of his peers who moved into ARCA before competing in the Truck Series, Alfredo only has had two starts in mid-western based league, both coming in 2018. Alfredo’s first ARCA start came at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, where he finished in 7th-place. He also competed in the season-ending race from Kansas Speedway, where he blew an engine with just four laps remaining. As a result, he only recorded a 15th-place finish. Both starts came with MDM Motorsports, who closed their doors following the 2018 season.

Alfredo ran the entire ARCA Menards Series East campaign (then known as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East) with MDM. He won one race and finished 5th in the championship standings.

The DGR-Crosley No. 17 Ford has been driven by Tanner and Taylor Gray in every ARCA Menards Series race thus far. Tanner, who competes full-time in the Truck Series for DGR-Crosley has driven the ARCA car on the big tracks to allow more seat time for himself. Meanwhile, on the short tracks, his younger brother, Taylor, 15, takes over the wheel after succeeding at a young age in late models for the David Gilliland and Bo LeMastus-owned operation.

The VizCom 200 from MIS is scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at 1pm ET on MAVTV and NBC Sports Gold TrackPass.

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