The No. 17 Hendrick Motorsports entry driven by Alex Bowman at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int'l. (HHP/Chris Owens)

HMS Adds Said, Caruth For Two Additional Xfinity Races

CONCORD, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports will enter two additional NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season with its No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro.

Veteran road racer Boris Said will drive in the Oct. 7 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL event while Rajah Caruth will be in the seat at the season-ending race at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 4. Both will be sponsored by

Said is a former sports car series champion with victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2005, he became the first American to win the prestigious 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

Said has 29 starts in the Xfinity Series, which includes a win at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal in 2010. Known as a road-course ringer throughout his 149 national series starts, the 61-year-old driver’s last NASCAR start came in 2022 at Austin, Texas’ Circuit of The Americas (COTA). 

Across the last two years, Caruth has 15 appearances in the Xfinity Series with a career-best 12th-place finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in 2022. In 20 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts this season, the 21-year-old driver has three top-10 finishes, including two sixth-place results at a pair of demanding tracks: Darlington Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway. 

Hendrick Motorsports has made five starts in the Xfinity Series this year. NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron and Alex Bowman have each made at least one appearance in the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro with a combined three top-five finishes, four top-10s and one pole position.

The starts came at COTA, California’s Sonoma Raceway, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l and Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.