Set to return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series scene for the first time in nearly two months, thriving rookie Parker Retzlaff returns to RSS Racing hoping to earn the spotlight in his return with his second top-10 finish of the season in Saturday afternoon‘s Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway.
In his most recent race at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway in early May, Retzlaff adapted to the Miles‘ the Monster in Xfinity Series competition and overcame a subpar qualifying effort to deliver a respectable 17th place finish — recording his third top-20 finish of the year in four races overall.
With Nashville the official start of the summer stretch, Retzlaff turns to the 1.33-mile concrete race track looking for a hot finish on what is expected to be a brutally hot weekend.
“I‘m ready to get back to work,” said Retzlaff. “It seems like forever ago that I‘ve competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with RSS Racing, but I‘m eager to get back behind the wheel and have a strong finish that builds some momentum for my upcoming races.”
Retzlaff has never been to Nashville Superspeedway, but this isn‘t the first venue this season that the 19-year-old hasn‘t experienced actual track time this season, including Phoenix Raceway, Richmond Raceway and Martinsville Speedway respectively.
Nashville isn‘t only huge because it‘s Retzlaff‘s return — but because he will debut a new marketing partner in FunkAway, a line of odor elimination products that removes the horrible effects of bad smells aboard his No. 28 Ford Mustang.
B2Z Products Inc. is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, and is the developer of FunkAway, a line of odor elimination products that removes the horrible effects of bad smells.
In addition to FunkAway, Ponsse, Eco-Tracks, Grille Adz, Iron Horse Loggers, Northern Chill Spring Water and Pewag will serve as associate marketing partners for the 15th Xfinity Series race of the season.
Retzlaff graduated to the Xfinity Series in 2022 after spending the last two years competing in the ARCA Menards Series East tour where in 12 starts, the Rhinelander, Wisc. native delivered one top-five and nine top-10 finishes, including a career-best fourth-place finish in June at Southern National Motorsports Park (SNMP).
In addition to Nashville, Retzlaff will drive an RSS Racing entry in several upcoming races, including Kansas Speedway, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and the season finale at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway on Sat., Nov. 5, 2022.
The Tennessee Lottery 250 (188 laps | 250.04 miles) is the 15th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2022 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, June 24 from 4:35 p.m. — 5:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, June 25 launching at 11:00 a.m. The 38-car field will take the green flag shortly after 2:30 p.m. with live coverage on USA Network, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (CT).
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