Sage Karam announced this morning that he is ready to try a few new things. After getting married just over one week ago, he announced his maiden voyage in NASCAR with a start for Jordan Anderson Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Indy.
The August 14th race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course may be Karam's first experience in the NASCAR Xfinity Series but this certainly will not be his first rodeo. He has 24 NTT IndyCar Series starts, including eight starts in the Indianapolis 500. Karam also has 17 starts in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
In a statement from the team, Karam Said, “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.” He continued, “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.”
Jordan Anderson has been forced to shake things up this year so it was not a surprise to many to see him tab Karam for the ride. “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," said Anderson.
“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.”
Congrats to Sage Karam and Jordan Anderson Racing on the announcement!
Photo: Sage Karam celebrates with Marco Andretti after Marco won the SRX race at Slinger Speedway on July 10th.