By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ryan Sieg will welcome back the Big Green Egg as a sponsor at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Big Green Egg last sponsored Sieg’s No. 39 RSS Racing Chevrolet Camaro SS in 2014. The Tucker, GA native finished 20th and 21st at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Chicagoland respectively with the company onboard.
In seven Xfinity Series starts at the Joliet, IL track, Sieg has two top-15 finishes. His best finish at the 1.5-mile oval was a 12th-place in 2016.
“I’m really looking forward to Chicagoland this weekend and especially with such a great looking car,” Sieg admitted. “It’s great to have a company from our hometown supporting us. My entire family are supporters of the Big Green Egg and we all use them.
“In fact, up and down the garage area I’m finding out there are legions of EGGheads! I know the guys on the team are going to be eating good at the track this weekend.”
Heading into the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland, Sieg has had a career year. So far this season the 32-year-old has earned two top-five and six top-10 finishes.
Sieg has finished 13 of the 14 races this season, falling out at Iowa Speedway with fuel pressure issues. In 12 of the 14 races, he has finished in the top-20 with 10 of those finishes on the lead lap. Sieg’s average start, 12.8, and finish, 12.6, are five positions better than his previous best in 2016.
Sieg sits 11th in the championship standings, 262-points behind points leader Tyler Reddick. He is just five points ahead of the cutoff, currently held by Brandon Jones. However, Sieg has a 96-point advantage over Gray Gaulding who is 13th in the championship standings.
Sieg was 18th in first practice session for the Camping World 300.