STATESVILLE, N.C. – Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR) has announced that 26-year-old Sage Karam will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut driving the No.31 Chevrolet Camaro SS in the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard on August 14.
A veteran of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Nazareth, Pa. native has 24 NTT IndyCar Series starts under his belt. Karam has netted two top-ten finishes in eight starts at the Indianapolis 500 while recording a podium finish at Iowa Speedway in 2015.
The 2013 Indy Lights champion has a diverse racing background, having competed in the NTT IndyCar Series since 2014. Karam spent two seasons as a factory Lexus driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2016 and 2017 and earned a victory in the American Rallycross Championship at Mid-Ohio in 2019.
“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,” said Karam.
“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.”
In the midst of an expectation exceeding debut season, JAR has secured four top-tens throughout the campaign with a driver lineup consisting of Tyler Reddick, Kaz Grala, Josh Berry and owner/driver Jordan Anderson.
“Our entire team is incredibly proud to add Sage Karam to our list of talented drivers that have driven the 31 Chevrolet this year,” stated JAR President Jordan Anderson.
“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. 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.”
Partnering with Karam in his trip to the Brickyard is Montage Mountain Resorts, one of Pennsylvania’s largest all-ages outdoor destinations. Located in Scranton, Pa., the resort is a year-round facility boasting the steepest vertical ski drop in the state.
“As an independent, privately-owned resort, Montage Mountain has a strong connection with our local community and a commitment to quality and experience that only independence brings. Sage represents everything we strive to be,” said Charlie Jefferson, managing partner of Montage Mountain Resorts, LP.
“We can’t think of a better way to introduce Montage Mountain to a larger audience than by partnering with him. We’re thrilled for Sage to represent our brand at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and bring this exciting partnership to life.”
Coverage of the race begins at 3:30 PM on Saturday, August 14. The event will air on the Performance Racing Network, IMS Radio and NBCSN.
About Montage Mountain Resorts:
Montage Mountain is a locally-driven Ski Resort and Waterpark dedicated to delivering premier service and an excellent customer experience. Montage Mountain provides the steepest vertical drop ski resort in all of PA. With 27 trails, seven ski lifts, 15 lanes of tubing, and a full-service lodge equipped with Slocum Hollow Bar & Restaurant, Montage Mountain offers something for everyone! In the summer months, Montage Mountain transforms into an exhilarating water park. The resort is also home to the thrilling ZipRider, a 1/2 mile cable ride that lets you soar down the mountain reaching speeds over 50 mph. Guests can always find something fun happening at Montage Mountain, ranging from birthday parties and corporate outings to festivals, concerts, and much more.
You can learn more at www.montagemountainresorts.com
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About Jordan Anderson Racing:
Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR) is a NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team, owned by owner/driver Jordan Anderson. Established in 2018, JAR has competed full-time in the last three NCWTS seasons claiming back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 2020 & 2021 season opening NextEra 250 at Daytona International Speedway. JAR fields a full-time entry in the NXS Series; the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS driven by Jordan Anderson, Tyler Reddick, Josh Berry, and Kaz Grala. JAR also fields the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for select drivers in the NCWTS.
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