CONCORD, N.C. – Katherine Legge will return to familiar – but strange – territory this weekend.
Legge is a veteran of sports car racing on road courses, and that’s where she’ll compete in Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 Xfinity Series race. But the course – the track’s new “roval” combining parts of the CMS oval and the infield course – will be all new to Legge. And to everyone else in the field. Legge will drive the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 15 Chevrolet Saturday.
“Everybody is going to be playing a guessing game to a certain extent,” said team owner Johnny Davis. “Although some teams have had some test laps on the track, the race itself will be a whole new deal. We’ll give Katherine the best car we can prepare and shoot for a great finish.”
The race will be Legge’s fourth for JD Motorsports this season. She finished 30th at Mid-Ohio, 14th at Road America and 28th last week at Richmond Raceway in her NASCAR oval debut.
Practice is scheduled at 1:05 and 3:05 p.m. Friday. Qualifying is set for 12:10 p.m. Saturday, with the race to follow at 3 p.m.