NASCAR: Frankie Muniz linked to surprise landing spot

Frankie Muniz, Rette Jones Racing, NASCAR, ARCA Menards Series (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Frankie Muniz, Rette Jones Racing, NASCAR, ARCA Menards Series (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Frankie Muniz is set to continue driving in 2024, and a NASCAR Xfinity Series landing spot has emerged as his most likely option.

Frankie Muniz made his return to racing in 2023, and he did so with a full-time ride for Rette Jones Racing in the ARCA Menards Series. Overall, the year was a success, with the actor-turned-race car driver even spending time atop the point standings early in the year.

The former Atlantic Championship (Indy NXT) driver finished the season with a top finish of fifth place at Michigan International Speedway. With 11 top 10 finishes in 20 starts, he managed to finish in fourth in the standings.

Muniz has yet to confirm where he will be competing next year, but there has long been speculation that he will end up in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Speaking to Beyond the Flag last month, he confirmed that he will indeed be competing full-time next year, but that he could not reveal any more details — other than the fact that he thought “everyone will be pretty shocked”.

“I will be racing full-time next season,” he stated. “I wish I could share where I’ll be racing, but we’ll be making the announcement soon! I think everyone will be pretty shocked.”

It has since emerged that he is expected to compete full-time for RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

The development was first reported by Frontstretch.

RSS Racing are by no means a front-running team, but similar to Rette Jones Racing in the ARCA Menards Series, they are a solid, consistent, mid-pack organization with which Muniz can show what he is capable of.

And better yet, he has the chance to do so against Ryan Sieg, a respected veteran of the series who has competed for the family-owned team since 2013 in the Xfinity Series — and going back to 2009 in the Truck Series.

He knows that this is his time to shine and capitalize on his next opportunity.

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“Cup [Series] is definitely my goal,” Muniz said. “I think that’s everyone’s dream, but I also know I’m pretty old to be getting into the sport. At 37, I don’t have 15 years to perfect my craft to get to Cup. I have to show I belong right away and the only way to do that is to have results now.”