Loris Hezemans will enter his third Xfinity Series race of the year after it was officially announced on Monday that he will be scheduled to drive the No. 33 Camaro of Reaume Brothers Racing on this weekend’s Pennzoil 150 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Loris Hezemans has officially announced his plans to compete at Indianapolis this weekend after it was announced on Monday that the EuroNASCAR championship leader will be racing for Reaume Brothers Racing in the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro for this weekend’s Pennzoil 150.
Hezemans’ return to Xfinity was previously teased when Hendriks teammate Giorgio Maggi announced his plans to compete at Indianapolis. Maggi’s announcement reveals Hezemans’ plan to return but did not state which team that Hezemans is scheduled to race just yet.
Hezemans had previously competed in two Xfinity races this year, finishing 31st at Phoenix in a MBM-entered Reaume entry and 27th at Pocono in a DGM-entered Reaume entry. His participation at Indianapolis will mark his first start on a full Reaume entry as well as his first road course start of the year in Xfinity.
“I am very excited to be driving in my first road course race of the year in the 2021 NXS season with Reaume Brothers Racing,” said Hezemans to euronascar.com. “The addition of practice together with the fact that my racing experience is mainly on road courses makes it a great event to look forward to.”
“The goal of the weekend is to at least come back with a top-15 finish by driving smart and applying my road course knowledge to the track.”
Hezemans, of course, is no stranger to successes on road courses. Nine of his Euro Series wins are scored on road course tracks and a streak of four consecutive wins – three of them at road courses – helped Hezemans to win the Euro Series title in 2019.
He also made a solid impression on his prior Xfinity road course start in 2019. Driving for BJ McLeod Motorsports, Hezemans ran a solid race where he was in a position to fight for a Top-20 finish before a late-restart drama relegated him down the order where he eventually finished in 22nd place.
Hezemans, along with Maggi, would not be the only international drivers hoping to enter the Pennzoil 150 at Indianapolis. Series regular Alex Labbé from Canada would continue to race the No. 36 Camaro for DGM Racing while British sports car racer Kyle Tilley would enter his second consecutive Xfinity race for BJ McLeod. Recent developments has also revealed that Italian stock car veteran – and former Euro Series competitor – Max Papis will make his return to the States after 8 years with the No. 17 SS Green Light / Rick Ware entry.