Sage Karam has the talent to possess an NTT INDYCAR Series championship. Unfortunately, he’s just not been given the opportunity to show it. With just one full-time season in the series, he’s spent the last several years scratching and clawing to make the most of what he can with limited resources. However, more recently, Karam took a new path to be a professional racing driver.
On Friday, it was announced that Karam will run a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2023. Alpha Prime Racing announced that Karam will rejoin the organization’s NASCAR Xfinity Series driver lineup for next season.
Karam, 27, who made his 9th Indianapolis 500 appearance in 2022, also started 9 races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, having recorded his first Top 5 at Daytona International Speedway in August.
“Sage has managed the learning curve from open wheel to stock car racing extremely well given his limited starts in the series,” said Tommy Joe Martins, co-owner and general manager of APR. “He continues to grow and show more and more speed and discipline each time he hits the track. Sage puts us in a great position to contend for our first win, and our team couldn’t be more excited to have him back for 2023.”
“I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to compete again with Tommy and the guys,” said Karam. “We had our fair share of highs and lows, and everything in between last year, but learned and improved each time. What you can’t overlook with APR is Tommy’s leadership and the work ethic of each person at the shop. I put a lot of value into that and will do my best to complement them on and off the track.”
Karam is set to make his season debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 18th, 2023.