After seventh place in Daytona, pilot repeats preparation routine in the simulators for stage in Austin next week and promotes the Paludo Charity race in AV this Wednesday

Miguel Paludo’s countdown to another stage in the NASCAR Xfinity Series has begun. After a formidable top10 without training or classifying the Chevrolet Camaro # 8 prepared by JR Motorsports in Daytona, the gaucho driver accelerates his preparation for the Austin stage, when the category will first perform a stage at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), on the 22nd of May.

Like the successful preparation for the day in the Daytona “roval”, the BRANDT pilot intensified his physical training and work on the simulator. Paludo is a virtual motoring enthusiast and took the opportunity to combine his preparation with action on behalf of the Instituto da Criança com Diabetes (ICD). Both the pilot and his son Oliver are diabetic.

The six-time champion of the Porsche Cup is honored this Wednesday (12) with the Paludo Charity Race. Event held by Virtual Challenge and broadcast live on the entity’s YouTube channel, will be played in a double round in the virtual version of COTA and with the Xfinity Series cars.

The race aims to highlight the pilot’s journey at NASCAR, with the registration fees fully reverted to the ICD. There will be two batteries, the first with 19 laps and the second with 13 and inversion of the grid in 15 positions. The three contestants who accumulate the most points win sign-ups for other Virtual Challenge events as a prize. The start takes place at 21h this Wednesday.

Before his return to NASCAR in Daytona, Miguel also competed in the AV on the same route. On board a Chevrolet Corvette, he joined a crew in the virtual version of the 24 Hours of Daytona.

When the time came to accelerate the car in the “roval”, the driver did well. Despite having had his first contact with the Camaro # 8 only in the presentation laps, Paludo was brave to climb the peloton. He started in 35th and even disputed the fourth place when a flat tire threw him back to the bottom of the grid. Again he recovered, to receive the flag in seventh.

The result left the team and the driver excited for the journey at COTA, since the stage schedule now includes one hour of free training on Friday and one hour of quali on Saturday, before the start for the 22nd race. of May.

What did he say:

“I am very happy with the Paludo Charity Race initiative. It is an action that brings together several very important elements in my career as a driver: it shows the relevance of virtual motorsport, allows to act in favor of raising awareness of diabetes for children and adolescents and provides visibility for BRANDT, a brand that has been with me for many years and has provided my return to NASCAR on the team of Dale Earnhardt Jr in 2021 ”

Miguel Paludo


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JR Motorsports is the race management and operation company for Dale Earnhardt Jr., 15 times the most popular NASCAR driver and winner of 50 NASCAR-sanctioned races. Now in its 20th year of general competition, JR Motorsports runs in several divisions, including the NASCAR Xfinity Series, where it won championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018. The company also competes in the Late Model competition and has five championships in regional model divisions late. To learn more about the organization, its pilots and their sponsorship opportunities, visit:


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Miguel Paludo joins training to NASCAR action on behalf of the Institute of Children with Diabetes