Riley Herbst has made plans for the Xfinity Series season in 2022.
Stewart-Haas Racing has just announced their plans for a key member of the team.
Riley Herbst will return to the No. 1 NASCAR team owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
For his second season, he chose a 98 Ford Mustang.
On Monday, November 15, SHR released a press release confirming that Herbst will continue to be sponsored by Monster Energy as he pursues a playoff berth.
The No. 1 spot was sponsored by a beverage company.
During the 2021 season, a 98 Ford will compete in 29 races.
Herbst also had Monster Energy as his primary sponsor during his time with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020.
In a press release, Herbst stated, “Monster Energy has been a great partner.”
“They’ve been with me for a long time, and having their support in my career means a lot to me.”
We’ve come close a few times to getting them to victory lane, and I’m hoping to do so soon.
I’m looking forward to having them back on the No.
Also in 2022, there will be a 98 Ford Mustang.
This team is in for a lot of big things.”
Herbst Competed for Wins in 2021
Herbst competed on a regular basis in 2021, though he did not reach Victory Lane.
He finished in the top five five times and in the top ten 13 times.
His best finish was a third-place finish behind AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric at Bristol Motor Speedway, where they both crashed as they crossed the finish line.
Herbst qualified for the playoffs based on points and battled for a spot in the Round of Eight during the first three races.
Two crashes and a suspension issue, however, derailed his playoff hopes, and he finished outside the top 25 for three straight years.
Herbst failed to advance to the next round after falling below the cutline.
Herbst had a lot of problems in the playoffs, but he made a lot of progress to finish the year.
He finished in the top 15 at Texas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway before finishing tenth at Martinsville Speedway.
Herbst finished fourth in Phoenix, ahead of AJ Allmendinger and Noah Gragson, who were both championship contenders.
Prior to the playoffs, Stewart praised Herbst.
Herbst faced a difficult task heading into the 2021 season.
He was forced to fill a seat left vacant by Chase Briscoe, who was promoted to the Cup Series and…
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