Frankie Muniz Competes In Second Xfinity Race

Actor Frankie Muniz made his second begin for Joey Gase Motorsports within the NASCAR Xfinity Collection at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday,

Sadly for Muniz and his No. 35 Ford, he solely completed 156 laps because of vibration and got here in thirtieth of 38 drivers, in response to Fox Sports activities NASCAR Insider Bob Pockrass.

Regardless of his end, Muniz stated earlier than the race, he was wanting to be taught as a lot as potential whereas on the monitor.

“It’s positively been a whirlwind,” Muniz advised FOX NASCAR’s Josh Sims earlier than the beginning. “That is solely my Twenty first-ever oval begin so I form of excelled rapidly, however on the identical time, I do know I would like quite a bit to be taught.

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“We struggled somewhat bit in apply and qualifying, however we made the race and that’s step one. I do know I need to make all of the laps, I need to be taught as a lot as potential. I may be making my first inexperienced flag pitstop ever in my complete profession. Understanding that I’m simply gonna put my head down and take all of it in and be taught.”

Muniz made the bounce to the Xfinity Collection part-time this season after racing full-time within the ARCA Menards Collection in 2023. He first competed within the United Leases 300 at Daytona Worldwide Speedway on Feb. 19.

“I do know that shifting as much as Xfinity is a giant leap for me, given my restricted expertise in inventory automobiles,” Muniz stated in an official assertion, earlier than his debut. “I perceive the challenges forward and realize it won’t at all times be straightforward. I need to thank Wayne Auton and Brett Bodine at NASCAR for believing in me and permitting me to compete within the Xfinity Collection this season. I do know that I’ve an infinite quantity to be taught, however you received’t discover somebody extra devoted than I’m on the subject of chasing a dream.”

His time in Daytona was abruptly reduce brief when he was a part of a 10-car wreck on Lap 37 and, because of harm to his Ford Mustang, was unable to complete.

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The 38-year-old grew to become well-known as an actor for his roles in “Malcolm within the Center” and “Agent Cody Banks.” He first began racing professionally in 2006 when he competed within the System BMW USA Championship.

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