In July 2022, 3F Racing announced it planned to go racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, fielding the No. 30.

But while the team has not yet entered a race in 2023, it is still around the NASCAR garage. 3F co-owner Dennis Hirtz was walking around the different garages at Charlotte Motor Speedway and spoke to Frontstretch about the team’s efforts.

One of the biggest hurdles that the team has faced so far is establishing a residence in the United States.

“We’re hoping to get [our visas] done in January, but they cut embassy employees,” Hirtz told Frontstretch at Charlotte.

The embassy had to deal with a backlog of visas because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After months of waiting, the team said it finally got its visas approved in May.

Now that its visa issue is squared away, Hirtz said the goals for the team are fairly simple: just getting to the track.

“The first goal is really getting out our car, scoring some solid results with our partners and then we want to take it step by step,” he said. “During the summer, I hope that we have everything set for the Cup Series to go racing even if it’s just like the last three to four races of the season.”


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