MOORESVILLE, N.C. – B.J. McLeod Motorsports has announced the addition of Mason Massey to the team’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program.
Massey will drive the No. 99 entry for the team in select Xfinity Series events beginning with the race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on Feb. 22.
The 22-year-old Douglasville, Ga., native previously won the US Legends Pro National title and has raced asphalt late models for the last several years. Best known for his time behind the wheel of the No. 9 late model as part of the Bill Elliott Racing Driver Development Program, Massey won several races and made a name for himself quickly, including a victory in the Alabama 200. More recently, Massey has shifted his attention to dirt late model racing.
In 2019, Massey returned to asphalt, making his NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series debut at Iowa Speedway. He made six additional Truck Series starts over the course of the season.
“Mason is a true racer and a very talented driver,” said team owner B.J. McLeod. “One look at some of the cars, tracks, and races he has competed in and you know he has the ability to be successful at this level. I am excited to add him to our driver lineup in 2020. He is a great addition to the team and we’re going to have a lot of fun.”
B.J. McLeod Motorsports will field three full-time Xfinity Series entries this season. Vinnie Miller will return to the team driving the No. 78, Matt Mills will return to the team driving the No. 5 and Massey will drive the No. 99 for a majority of the season.
“I can’t really put into words what an opportunity like this means to me,” said Massey. “I grew up racing and dreaming of racing in NASCAR. I raced with many guys over the years who are now in NASCAR, and I definitely felt like I belonged there too. It definitely is not the path I envisioned when I was 15 or 16, but I know now that I’m more ready and prepared for this opportunity than I was then. B.J. and Jessica have given me an opportunity to continue my lifelong dream. They are building something very cool at B.J. McLeod Motorsports and are all in. I am so excited to be a small part of that story, while continuing my own story.”