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Sage Karam to Make Xfinity Series Debut at Indy Road Course

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer

NTT IndyCar Series veteran Sage Karam will become the latest competitor to dabble NASCAR. In three weeks time, Karam will drive Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro in the Xfinity Series.

With Montage Mountain Resorts as his primary sponsor, everything is set into stone for the Nazareth native to compete in the Pennzoil 150 at Indianapolis.

“It has always been a dream of mine to be able to compete at this level with some of the world’s best stock car drivers,” said Karam in a press release.

“My goal is to learn as much as possible and soak in this experience. It’s a welcomed challenge for me, and I’m looking forward to building strong relationships with the talented people of Jordan Anderson Racing.”

Since Anderson’s team began making races, he’s put in the likes of Xfinity Series winner Josh Berry and two-time champion Tyler Reddick behind the wheel. Monday morning’s announcement made Karam the first non-NASCAR racer to drive for the South Carolina owner.

Part of the influence having Karam in his No. 31 machine was his experience on road courses. Not only that, finishing seventh in the 105th Indianapolis 500 for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing certainly helped.

“Our entire team is incredibly proud to add Sage Karam to our list of talented drivers that have driven the 31 Chevrolet this year,” said Anderson. “With Sage’s extensive experience in road racing and open-wheel racing, along with finishing 7th in this year’s Indianapolis 500, we knew that the road course at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway would be a special place for him to make his NASCAR debut with support from Montage Mountain Resorts and so many other great partners.

“To bridge the gap between two different fields of racing is a challenge that I’m confident Sage will be able to master. We’re blessed to have some amazing drivers and people that continue to help our organization grow, and this opportunity is another pivotal part of our long-term goal.”

Live coverage of the series’ second-ever road course race begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 14 on NBCSN.

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From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. Over the years, Luis has focused on writing, video and photography ranging from Idaho athletics to auto racing with ambitions of having his work recognized.