MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Miguel Paludo will pilot the JR Motorsports No. 8 BRANDT Chevrolet in three NASCAR Xfinity Series road course events this season.
Paludo, the six-time Porsche Carrera Cup champion, will start the second race of the season for the team at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Feb. 20.
Paludo and BRANDT have partnered since 2013 when Paludo drove in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Chicagoland Speedway. Since, the partnership has produced four championships, 16 victories and 53 podium finishes in the Porsche Carrera Cup Brasil competition.
BRANDT also sponsors full-time JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier.
In addition to Daytona, Paludo will compete at Circuit of The America in Austin, Texas, May 22 and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 5.
“This is an amazing opportunity and it’s hard to put in words how grateful I am,” said Paludo. “Returning to compete in NASCAR has always been one of my top career goals. It has been remarkable to represent BRANDT Professional Agriculture in Brazil since 2015 competing and racing for championships in the Porsche Carrera Cup. And to now get the opportunity to race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series along with my teammate, Justin Allgaier, for BRANDT at JR Motorsports for three races is a dream that is coming true. I can’t wait to work with everyone on the No. 8 team and get ready for our first race on the road course at Daytona in a couple of weeks.”