MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Obaika Racing, owned by Nigerian entrepreneur Victor Obaika, plans to return to NASCAR competition later this year.
The team recently acquired race cars and equipment from the former BK Racing team and plans to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at some point this year and thereafter full-time in the 2019 season.
In addition, Obaika Racing is planning to return to NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, at some point, with plans to run full-time in 2019. The team is also planning to announce a NASCAR K&N Pro Series program later this week.
“This is a very exciting and intense time for Obaika Racing,” said Obaika. “We are aware that there will be challenges going into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, but this team will take on those challenges. Since our last race, we have maintained our shop and key personnel while taking the time to personally learn even more about this sport, and that will position this team for more momentum than we’ve ever had. We are definitely looking to add more new team members soon, and things are coming together.”
Obaika Racing made their NASCAR debut in 2015 competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a variety of drivers. The team finished in the top-30 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series owner standings at the end of the 2015 season. The team has been inactive since the early portion of the 2017 season.