Nu, NASCAR?

I never thought I’d see the day there was an Israeli NASCAR driver. And now that I have…his name is Day.

NASCAR Next driver Alon Day will be a very busy man if he has his way in 2017.

Day, who was born in Ashdod, Israel and now resides in Tel Aviv, returns to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series to compete in the Elite 1 division championship.

Day finished second and third, respectively, in his two seasons of competition in the only NASCAR-sanctioned race series in Europe. He has already scored six wins in just 24 starts.

Day will once again drive for CAAL Racing in Europe. He’ll also attempt to start as many races as possible in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series as his schedule and sponsorship will allow in 2017.

Day made a pair of starts in both series last year with a top finish of 13th at Mid-Ohio in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race after running in the top-10 for most of the event.

“I am really happy to be back and race again in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and to do it with CAAL Racing, the team I had so much success with,” said Day. “You don’t want to change a winning team,” said Day, who finished third in points in 2016.”

In addition to his three wins each year in 2015 and 2016, Day also collected four pole awards, 12 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes.

And to think he only started in 2012.

Tags:

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media