Former NASCAR Whelen Euro Series competitor Julia Landauer is set to make her debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next month following the announcement that she will be joining Alpha Prime Racing for the upcoming race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series alumni Julia Landauer has announced plans to make her debut NASCAR’s three primary national series after it was announced yesterday that she will be joining forces with Alpha Prime Racing to compete in NASCAR Xfinity Series next month.
Landauer will drive Alpha Prime’s No. 45 Chevrolet Camaro in the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after she secured sponsorship deals from Web3-based companies Boss Beauties and GarageXYZ.
“We’ve been trying to get Julia in our racecar all year long,” said Tommy Joe Martins, GM and co-owner of Alpha Prime Racing, who currently fielded the No. 44 and No. 45 teams in Xfinity. “Ever since her days in a NASCAR West car, I felt like she deserved an opportunity at this level. I am really glad we were able to put it all together and give her a shot here at Alpha Prime.”
Landauer last competed in 2020 when she took part in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ EuroNASCAR 2 division as the teammate of Stienes Longin in PK Carsport. She performed admirably on her maiden season in EuroNASCAR, scoring three Top-5 and seven Top-10 finishes on her way to finish 5th in the overall standings – the highest championship finish for an American driver in the series.
She also scored a podium finish in the penultimate race at Valencia, making her the first female driver to score a podium finish in EuroNASCAR 2. She was also one of the only two female drivers to finish on the podium in EuroNASCAR’s two main classes – Carole Perrin, the only one to do so in ENPRO, achieved it in 2012.
Landauer took a hiatus from racing in 2021 to expand her business ventures with Web3 technology. According to Alpha Prime’s announcement, it was through her involvement in Web3 that she was introduced to Boss Beauties and GarageXYZ, her primary sponsors for New Hampshire next month.
“I’m so happy to be racing at this level with Tommy Joe Martins and Alpha Prime Racing,” said Landauer in the official announcement. “Jumping into Web3 introduced me to the incredible people at Boss Beauties and GarageXYZ, both of which are strong communities with passionate people that believe in the power of supporting women. I’m excited to introduce them to NASCAR. It’s going to be fun!”
Landauer will make her Xfinity on-track debut on 15 July for a 30-minute Practice session beginning at 5:00pm ET. Qualifying will take place just after Practice before the race is started at 2:30 EST, aired live on USA Network within the United States.
Disclaimer: Unless noted on the photo, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard.