23XI Adds Corey Heim In No. 50 For Nashville


Corey Heim (Matthew Thacker/NKP for Toyota Racing photo)

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Corey Heim’s already-busy NASCAR schedule this season got one race busier on Friday morning.

Announced ahead of the start of NASCAR’s annual throwback weekend, Heim will drive for 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway on June 30.

Heim will drive the No. 50 Mobil 1 “50 Years” Toyota Camry XSE in the Ally 400 at the 1.333-mile concrete oval, becoming the second driver to take the wheel of that entry this season after Kamui Kobayashi ran the car at Circuit of the Americas in March.

The 21-year-old native of Marietta, Ga., is coming off a two-race stint in the Cup Series as the substitute driver for Erik Jones at Legacy Motor Club. He’s the reserve driver for both Legacy and 23XI.

Heim started 32nd and finished 25th in his Cup Series debut at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway on April 28, then followed up with a top-20 qualifying effort at Kansas Speedway the following week.

After being pinned a lap down at Kansas most of the evening, Heim got the free pass on a late caution and actually lined up ninth for the overtime restart that decided the race. He was spun by Austin Dillon coming to the checkered flag and ended up 22nd, not representative of his pace in the closing stages.

Heim is racing full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series this season for TRICON Garage and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Sam Hunt Racing, as one of the Toyota Driver Development (TD2) program’s top prospects in the garage area.

He’s a two-time Truck Series winner this season, at Circuit of the Americas in March and a week ago at Kansas, and leads the series standings by seven over Christian Eckes.

Heim has seven wins, 24 top-five and 37 top-10 finishes in 49 career Truck Series races. He’ll make his milestone 50th Truck Series start Friday night at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Coverage of the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway is slated for Sunday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET, live on NBC, the Performance Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

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