Nathan Byrd at Portland. (DGM Racing Photo)

Byrd Returns To DGM For Xfinity Series Oval Debut

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Three weeks after his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Portland (Ore.) Int’l Raceway, Nathan Byrd is set to contest his first oval with DGM Racing. 

Byrd is set to pilot the No. 92 Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.

“After our strong performance at my NASCAR debut in Portland, I am super excited to be able to race with the DGM Racing team once again,” Byrd said.

With only a short practice session before the race, Byrd spent the majority of the Pacific Office Automation 147 learning the handling and differences of driving a NASCAR stock car. While doing so, Byrd managed to bring the CleanCore Solutions Chevrolet home in one piece just outside the top 20 in 21st.

After avoiding a major wreck in front of him during the final 10 laps of the race, Byrd advanced the No. 92 in Owner’s Points with his finishing position. 

“I’m happy to represent CleanCore Solutions again while I tackle my first NASCAR oval race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this coming Saturday,” Byrd said. “DGM is a fantastic team that feels like family and I’m excited to get out there and take full advantage of another opportunity to learn, grow, and improve with them as a racing driver.” 

Always racing, this weekend’s start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will mark Byrd’s 34th oval track and 16th oval racing discipline. 

“These Xfinity cars are difficult, especially when you are racing against drivers that are doing this every weekend,” said DGM Racing’s team owner, Mario Gosselin. “I was really impressed with Nathan’s ability to adapt to the car and new style of racing with less than 10 laps of practice, and we’re really looking forward to seeing him showcase his abilities at an oval.”