Nick Joanides, a driver from Woodland Hills, will race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Memphis Motorsports Park on Oct. 24.
The NASCAR Super Late Model and Late Model champion at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale will drive for Rick Ware Racing and his Circle K Racing team for one race.
Rick Ware Racing has fielded cars in the Nationwide Series for drivers Stanton Barrett and Kevin Hamlin in 2009. Hamlin started the race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday and finished 38th.
Joanides said he is looking forward to the opportunity to race in the Nationwide Series, but his expectations are not too high.
“A top 20 would be a solid run for that team,” Joanides said.