Veteran road racer Max Papis will compete in three NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2013 for Richard Childress Racing.
The three events will include two road course races and one oval race, in which Papis will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro.
The Italian driver is scheduled to drive the No. 33 Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway (June 8), Road America (June 22), and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (August 17).
Papis began his racing career in go-karts as a child. Since then, his skill behind the steering wheel has taken him throughout the world to compete in NASCAR, Formula 1, Indy Car, and sports car racing, including the 24 Hours of Daytona and 24 Hours of LeMans endurance races and V8 Supercars.
“Having the trust and support of a man like Richard Childress and partners like Menards, Rheem, WESCO, Armour, Hunt Brothers Pizza and Fast Fixin’ shows me how far I have come in NASCAR. With RCR and ECR Engines, I will have the best opportunity in my career to accomplish my goal of winning a NASCAR race. It fills my heart with joy to know that I did enough to earn an oval race opportunity and I will make everyone proud of their decision,” said Papis.