Justin Marks, who hasn’t competed in a NASCAR race since 2018, is set to compete in Saturday’s inaugural Xfinity Series race at the new Chicago Street Course.
Trackhouse Racing Team NASCAR Cup Series team owner Justin Marks recently announced that he would be getting back behind of the wheel of a race car for the inaugural Xfinity Series race at the new Chicago Street Course.
The 41-year-old St. Louis, Missouri native has been involved in the team ownership side of the sport since the start of the 2021 season, when he introduced Trackhouse Racing Team to the sport along with co-owner Pitbull. The team fielded the No. 99 Chevrolet for Daniel Suarez.
In 2022, they expanded to two cars after acquiring the entire Chip Ganassi Racing organization, and they put former Chip Ganassi Racing driver Ross Chastain in the No. 1 Chevrolet.
On the driver side, it has been five years since Justin Marks has competed in a NASCAR race.
His most recent start came in October 2018, when he finished in 27th place in the inaugural Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, just one day after placing second in the inaugural Xfinity Series race at the same track.
Marks retired from NASCAR competition after this doubleheader, and he retired from racing in general the following year, one which saw him win at Watkins Glen International in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Marks has made 35 career Xfinity Series starts and won at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in August 2016, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.
In this coming Saturday’s 55-lap The Loop 121 around the 12-turn, 2.2-mile (3.541-kilometer) temporary street course in Chicago, Illinois, Marks is set to pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing.
Matt Kaulig’s team competes against Marks’ team in the Cup Series, but we have seen multiple full-time Cup Series drivers from other Chevrolet teams compete for Kaulig Racing this year. Richard Childress Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon and Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson have all done so.
DraftKings Sportsbook, which is offering an instant $150 to NASCAR fans who place a single $5 bet, lists Marks’ odds to win the race at +2500.
USA Network is set to broadcast The Loop 121 live from the Chicago Street Course starting at 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 1. Start a free trial of FuboTV now and don’t miss it!