Sam Mayer, No. 21 Chevy Accessories Chevrolet Impala SS
|Bristol Stats: Mayer has one prior start in K&N competition at Bristol when he won the race in April after starting from the pole and leading all 150 laps|
2019 K&N East Season Stats: 8 starts, 2 wins, 7 top-fives, 7 top-10s, 333 laps led, 2 polesPoints: 1st (+11)
|Notes: -Mayer will be doing double duty at Bristol on Thursday competing in the K&N East race, as well as making his debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.|
-Mayer will be racing chassis 406 at Bristol, which is the same Chevrolet he won with in April at the half-mile track. He also raced it at New Smyrna (fourth), the doubleheader at South Boston (second and 11th) and Memphis (fourth).
-With two wins this season, Mayer is currently leading the driver championship point standings by 11 points. He also leads the rookie standings by 27 points.
-Crew chief Mardy Lindley has seven K&N East starts at Bristol with three wins, four top-five and five top-10 finishes.
-In addition to his K&N races, Mayer has also competed in six ARCA events this season with five top-five finishes.
Quote:“Going into a race at a track where I’ve already won this year gives me a lot of confidence to go out and do it again. Mardy (Lindley, crew chief) and I feel like we will be even better than we were in the spring and hopefully we can come home with another win and extend our point lead.”