Brent Sherman will be in the seat of an RSS Racing entry when NASCAR’s Xfinity Series visits Chicago Street Course for the first time on July 1.
Sherman, 49, has quite the racing resume which was accumulated following a stay in the US Air Force. Sherman’s first break came in 1997 when he competed in the Russel Racing Shootout at Sears Point Raceway where he won a scholarship. He would follow that up by competing in the first NASCAR Rolex Grand Am 24 Hours of Daytona in 2000 before joining the ARCA Menards Series. Sherman would compete in three Xfinity Series races from 2005-2007, two truck races in 2009 and made six Cup Serie starts in 2006 highlighted by a 21st place finish in the Daytona 500.
In addition to trying his hand in NASCAR, Sherman also competed in all 16 Indy Lights events in 2008 scoring podium at Homestead.
“I’m excited for this opportunity to race in front of so many family and friends in Chicago,” said Sherman. “When I started racing, I was 24, a little late to be embarking on a racing career. I moved quickly through the ranks, but sponsorship became harder to acquire. The last time I competed full time was in 2008, my kids were young, and I ultimately made the decision to step away to focus on raising my family and building my business.
“This opportunity just fell into place,” continued Sherman. “When the street race was announced, I knew I wanted to explore the chance to get back in a race car. I can’t thank RSS Racing enough for the opportunity to compete in the No. 28. I know I’ll have some challenges with the temperature in Chicago during the summer months, but I’m up for the challenge and have been training to be prepared for it. I’m going to make the most out of this opportunity and compete with some of the best racers in the business. It’s going to be great to have my kids, who are now teenagers, see me compete in our hometown with other family and friends.”
Sherman will be in the No. 28 Ford Mustang for the team. HawkAuto.com and A. Marek Fine Jewerly are listed as associate sponsors for the car.
The first ever Xfinity Series race at the Chicago Street Course will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Coverage of the race starts at 5:00 pm ET on USA Network (TV/Streaming) and MRN/SiriusXM (Radio).