Dawson Cram to make 2022 NASCAR debut at Darlington Xfinity
After concentrating primarily on working at Niece Motorsports, Dawson Cram will finally have the chance to race in 2022 as he enters the race this Saturday NASCAR Xfinity Series race in the #35 for Emerling Gase Motorsports; it will be his second career start on the show. He will also run Kansas Circuit September 10. Both starts come with the support of BE WATER.
“We are thrilled to have Greene Concepts’ BE WATER brand of artesian spring bottled water along with its Happy Mellow brand on our race cars in the upcoming 2022 Xfinity Series,” Cram said in a press release. “As an athlete running at speeds near 200 mph, over 300 miles and in temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, proper hydration is extremely important, which BE WATER provides while Happy Mellow provides. relaxation and minerals afterwards I wholeheartedly believe in the BE WATER brand’s emphasis on courage, strength, kindness, generosity and patience, and the care of Happy Mellow on supporting health and well-being.
Cram raced for several smaller organizations in the Camping World Truck Series from 2017-2020 before building a family team. Cram Racing Companies contested a part-time roster at the end of 2020 and 2021, with Cram having held thirteen races in the past year and notching a best finish of seventeenth on the Daytona Road Course. In thirty career truck starts, he has seven top twenty finishes with a best run of fourteenth at Michigan in 2020. The team went inactive in 2022 while he focused on mechanic work for Niece, and he also Been employed by Xfinity teams like JD Motorsports.
In 2021 he ran the Xfinity race in New Hampshire for Mike Harmon Racing and finished thirty-fifth.
“I am very happy to be making my second start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with a great team and a great brand,” Cram continued. “It’s the right time with the right group of people and I couldn’t be happier to return to Darlington for my fourth NASCAR start.”
The 20-year-old crashed in his first two truck starts at Darlington before finishing third in his last outing.
“We are thrilled to have Dawson in our car at Darlington,” commented the co-owner of the EGM Joey Gaze. “He’s a hard worker and talented driver who does whatever it takes to make things happen, from working on the cars to finding sponsors. We’re excited to see what he can do behind the flying.
EGM is in its first season, fielding the #35 for a host of riders, including owners Gase and Patrick Emerling; Chris Dyson, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Parker Kligermann, Shane Leeand Brad Perez also made departures. The car is twenty-seventh in owner points, with Kligerman holding the best streak of twelfths at COTA.