NASCAR Next driver and two-time Junior Trophy winner Alon Day will return the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series with one sole goal in mind: to win the European NASCAR Championship. The Israeli will also aim at expanding his program in the United States, adding as many races as possible to his NASCAR campaign.
“I am really happy to be back and race again in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and to do it with CAAL Racing, the team I had so much success with. You don't want to change a winning team,” said Day, who finished third in points in 2016.
In the first two years of his NASCAR career, Day amassed 6 wins, 4 poles, 12 top-5s and 18 top-10s that place him straight among the favourites in the European NASCAR title hunt for 2017. Thanks to his success in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the Tel-Aviv resident became the first driver coming from outside North America to be selected for the NASCAR Next program and took part in four races between the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“I know most of the tracks and I know I have a good car and a team around me capable of winning, which gives me a lot of confidence to fight even harder. I have one goal for this year, and it is to win the championship for me and for CAAL Racing,” said Day. “Beside that I also hope to add as many races as possible this year in the USA. We are still looking for sponsors and we will keep working hard on the program.”
Alon Day will team up with NWES veteran Freddy Nordstrom in the ELITE 1 Division at CAAL Racing, while Arianna Casoli, Gil Linster and Felipe Rabello will drive the Italian cars in ELITE 2 in what will be a truly international lineup.
“It is fantastic to have Alon back with us for the third consecutive year and to resign drivers like Freddy and Arianna. It proves that we are doing a good job and we have everything to compete at the highest level,” said CAAL Racing Team Manager Luca Canneori. “Alon and Freddy will surely bring us important results in ELITE 1 and we count on Arianna to compete once again for the Lady Cup, while I believe that Gil and Felipe will both be positive surprises in ELITE 2.”
Day will be back in action with his CAAL Racing teammates at the Autodromo di Franciacorta on March 3 for the official NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Prologue to the 2017 season.