Alon Day looking to run another Cup race this year

Less than three days after Israel's Alon Day captured the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series championship, his circle is working on bringing him back to the United States to wrap up the 2017 stock car racing season.

"It's not opening doors, but it's making those doors easier to open," Day told Frontstretch Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18. "It's a signature that I'm a good driver, so I'm pretty sure it's going to be a bit easier for David [Levin] to try and get sponsors for the U.S."

Levin, a Florida attorney who helped Day land his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride with BK Racing in June at Sonoma Raceway, is working on getting the Israeli back into America. With a ride waiting should sponsorship pull through, Day could be back in a Cup car as early as Martinsville Speedway next weekend for the First Data 500. If not, there is a possibility he can compete at Phoenix Raceway and/or Homestead-Miami Speedway.

"I hope it's going to make things easier," Day said. "I know it's not going to be easy. I just won the championship and I feel really good. I'm ready for another race."

As Day's focus shifts on returning to America, he will need funding to get the job done. While Levin could not disclose what team(s) Day would drive for, he did compete for Carl Long's MBM Motorsports, which now fields the #66 entry in the Cup Series on a part-time basis, in the XFINITY Series.

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