Alon Day will be chasing a record-breaking fourth title in the upcoming 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season after it was revealed that the defending champion will be returning to CAAL Racing to race the No. 88 Monster Energy Camaro.
Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day will be defending his title in 2021 after it was revealed last week that Day will be returning to his old team, CAAL Racing, for the upcoming season.
“We are very happy to welcome Alon back in our team,” said CAAL Racing team owner Luca Canneori to euronascar.com. “We shared so many special moments and we’ll work hard to create even more in the future.”
Day’s return to CAAL meant that his stint with PK Carsport ended after just one season following the reveal that PK Carsport will be withdrawing from the series to compete in both BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux and Rebellion GT2 European Series. Day will be scheduled to drive the team’s the No. 88 Camaro in 2021, once again carrying sponsorship backing from famed energy drink brand Monster Energy.
“I’m very happy to go back to CAAL Racing,” said Day in the official announcement. “It’s my home team and I’m very excited to be back with them after one year. We won 20 races together and I’m sure the relationship between us is so good that we can chase this title together after we took a break.”
“It will definitely be even harder to stay on top this year. I have a very strong teammate and competitor in Gianmarco Ercoli and we both want to win. I am sure we will work together to take CAAL Racing to the top.”
Day won his third Euro Series title last year after winning four races and scoring Top-10 finishes in all of the races that was held. With 3 titles and 24 race wins on his belt, the successes that he achieved in 2020 meant that he was able to tie Ander Vilariño’s long-time record of three titles and broke Vilariño’s record for the most wins.
Despite his intention to chase for a record-breaking fourth title with CAAL, he remains thankful for PK Carsport’s team boss – and Day’s former title rival – Anthony Kumpen for giving him the chance to compete in 2020 amid the uncertainties of the pandemic, echoing the statement that Day had made on last year’s finale at Valencia where he described that the 2020 title triumph was the toughest of his career due to the pandemic situation.
“I’m very thankful for PK Carsport and what Anthony Kumpen and his team did for me in 2020. They will always be in my heart, I went through a hell of a year and I’m just so thankful. I hope we’ll work again together in the future.”
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard.