Caruth Thankful for Lessons Learned at Alpha Prime

By Seth Eggert, Associate Editor

Martinsville, Va. – Rajah Caruth equaled his career-best NASCAR Xfinity Series finish in his final start with Alpha Prime Racing in 2023. Despite a chaotic race, Caruth showcased his skill and perseverance at Martinsville Speedway.

(Photo by Chiristian Koelle/Kickin’ the Tires)

In the closing laps at Martinsville Speedway, a multi-car wreck brought chaos to the backstretch. Remarkably, Caruth skillfully navigated through the wreckage with his No. 44 Virginia State University Chevrolet Camaro SS unscathed. After a 30-minute red flag delay for cleanup, Caruth surged from outside the top-20 to finish 15th.

During an intense overtime finish, Caruth fought his way into the top-10. However, he was caught up in the final wreck of the race, crossing the finish line in 12th place. This result matched his career-best finish from the 2022 Dead On Tools 250.

Caruth’s time with Alpha Prime Racing has been fruitful. In his 18 races with the team, he achieved two top-15 finishes and five top-20 finishes.

Reflecting on his experience, Caruth expressed his gratitude for Alpha Prime Racing. He recognized the invaluable lessons he learned from the team and thanked Tommy Joe Martins, Caesar Bacarella, and everyone involved for providing him with opportunities.

Rajah Caruth is thankful for all of the lessons that he's learned at Alpha Prime Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
(Photo by Chiristian Koelle/Kickin’ the Tires)

While this may be Caruth’s final race with Alpha Prime in 2023, it is not the end of his season. He will also compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season finale with GMS Racing and drive the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro at Phoenix Raceway. Caruth recognizes the significance of these opportunities and is committed to giving his best performance.

Excited for the upcoming races, Caruth is determined to work harder and execute a clean race. He believes in his abilities and aims to push the limits of the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro.

Don’t miss Caruth in action at the Truck Series season finale, the CRAFTSMAN 150, airing on Friday, November 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. The Xfinity Series season finale is scheduled for Saturday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET on USA Network. Both races will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.


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