Open wheel and sports car veteran Katherine Legge will make her NASCAR debut next weekend.
Legge will compete in the Aug. 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the Road America race on Aug. 25 for JD Motorsports in the No. 15 Chevrolet. Sponsorship support for Legge will come from Maryland-based aviation and technology integration company Airtec.
“To say that I’m looking forward to making my NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series would be a massive understatement, and I can’t thank Steve and Eileen Bildman at Airtec enough for helping to provide me with this opportunity,” Legge said.
“Racing a stock car will be a massive adjustment for me from the types of cars I usually race, even on road courses, but I’m eager to take on the challenge. Thanks to Johnny Davis, Gary Keller, and everyone at JD Motorsports for all their hard work to make this happen.”
A former Champ Car/IndyCar entrant and current competitor in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Meyer Shank Racing, Legge has one win in seven races this season and four podium finishes. She is also set to compete in the Formula E new Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy Series for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Legge will join IndyCar driver Conor Daly in the Road America field later this month as he too will make his NASCAR debut driving for Roush Fenway Racing.