Brandonbilt Motorsports announced on Monday that they would field two entries in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to the No. 86 entry, the team will also enter a No. 68 car.
Mason Diaz has been announced as the driver of the No. 86, the car typically driven by Brandon Brown. Brown will shift to the No. 68 for the weekend.
“Expanding to a two car operation takes a lot of planning,” David Clarke, General Manager of Brandonbilt Motorsports said in a statement. “It takes time to put the parts and pieces into play. Fortunately for us we have been planning this for a while, though running two cars is happening sooner than anticipated. It definitely added some additional work to our already overworked crew but they stepped up and delivered as we knew they could.”
Brandon Brown has been one of the surprises of the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, consistently running inside of the top 20 in his first full season of competition. Brown tied his best result of the year at Dover two weeks ago with a 13th place finish — matching his output earlier in the year at Atlanta. He’s doing all of this behind the wheel, while helping manage his team as an executive.
Mason Diaz ran the No. 86 at Richmond earlier in the year, but experienced mechanical issues early on in the event.
“My goal this weekend is to show everybody in the garage that we are here to stay and be competitive, that this organization is a force to be reckoned with,” Brown said.
The Alsco 300 at Charlotte can be seen on FS1 on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.