By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
20-year-old Anthony Alfredo will make the jump to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving part-time in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro.
The Ridgefield, Connecticut native will share the ride with Myatt Snider, saying it’s a tremendous honor to join a championship caliber team as RCR won the series title with Tyler Reddick.
“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to compete in the Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2020,” Alfredo said. “It’s every racer’s dream to drive for such an iconic organization like RCR. I’m very thankful for everyone that has helped put this together, including my family, friends and our partners. This is a career-making opportunity for me, and I plan to take full advantage of it.”
The NASCAR Next prospect spent this past season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, running 13 races for DGR-Crosley where he scored top-10s at Charlotte and Chicagoland.
Childress said seeing what Alfredo has done in Trucks gave him confidence that he’ll do the same in Xfinity.
“I’ve watched Anthony drive in the Truck Series this past season and I’m certain he’ll do well in our Xfinity Series cars,” Childress said. “RCR has had a lot of success over the years producing young, talented drivers through our development program. I believe that Anthony will fit right into that same mold.”
The No. 21 RCR team attempted nine races in 2019, making eight of those with drivers Kaz Grala and Joe Graf, Jr. In those eight races, Grala’s fifth-place at Road America was the team’s best result.