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Kyle Weatherman to debut new helmet donated by Rich Mar Florist at Bristol

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Kyle Weatherman will sport a new helmet on Friday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway. The new helmet designed by North Carolina’s own Off Axis and generously donated by Rich Mar Florist will see Weatherman driving in style.

Back in August, Weatherman coming off a 17th place finish at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course, had his helmet stolen. His trailer belonging to Mike Harmon Racing was stolen from the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel in Kingsland, Georgia. The trailer not only contained the No. 47 ‘We Stand For The National Anthem’ Chevrolet, but the pit box, tool box, and all of the essential race gear for both driver and team including Weatherman’s helmet.

After hearing about the helmet, both Rich Mar Florist and Off Axis decided to generously donate and design a helmet for the Missouri native. Together the two made a new helmet possible.

“Racing is family and when we heard Weatherman’s personal items were stolen, we wanted to do something to step in and help out,” expressed Jonathan Morrissey, Co-Owner of Rich Mar Florist. “With the help of Off Axis, we made a great situation out of a bad one. We know the expenses that go into racing.”

23-year old Weatherman who is having a career year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, is equally excited to debut the helmet under the lights at Bristol. “Really honored to represent the Rich Mar Racing colors. I can’t wait to have the sweet looking paint from Off Axis this weekend in Bristol.”

Heading into Friday’s Food City 300, Weatherman has one top-10 (Eighth at Kentucky), three top-15 and five top-20 finishes in 17 starts this season. Additionally, his eighth place finish at Kentucky in July was his first career top-10 in NXS competition. Prior to this season, Weatherman’s best finish in the series was a 22nd place result at Kansas in 2019.

Tomorrow evening’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event can be seen live on NBCSN at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Weatherman will start from the 24th position in his No. 47 Chevrolet for Mike Harmon Racing.

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography / NKP Photo

Sarah Handy
Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah is a 2021 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog but without much success, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also the Director of Marketing for NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends.


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