Official: Chris Our, Andy Seuss Teaming Up To Start NASCAR Xfinity Series Team

The Our Motorsports Xfinity Series car unveiled Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte (Photo: Our Motorsports Facebook Live broadcast)

In 2016 longtime Modified racing veteran Andy Seuss and former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team owner Chris Our teamed up to develop a part-time ARCA Menards Series program together. 

Wednesday the pair announced their partnership will take a big step up from that in 2020. 

As first reported at RaceDayCT on Tuesday, Seuss and Our announced Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte that they will partner to start a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series team for 2020. 

Seuss, a New Hampshire native and two-time champion in the former NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified, will drive part-time for the team. 

Our said the process of starting the team has been in a year in the making. 

“It’s the love we have for the sport,” Our said of the decision to start the team. “Bringing on other sponsors, with the conversations we had with the sponsors we have already and additional ones we’re working with, they all want to be featured in the top three tier. We did look at the [Gander Outdoors] Truck Series for a while and then we felt the Xfinity [Series] fit better for us and the return was better on the investment.” 

In addition to serving as a part-time driver for the team, Seuss will also manage the organization. 

“I’ve been very fortunate in my career. I say this a lot of times, but it’s a dream come true,” Seuss said. “My parents used to bring me Zto Star Speedway [in Epping, N.H.] and I was a fan and I just dreamed of running the Street Stocks there. That was the goal. There was this dream about going further, but that’s kind of all it was. It just seemed so far away and everything. It’s pretty incredible to say that we’re going at this full bore and Chris is giving us everything we need. … We’re going to have good cars and he’s putting good equipment with us. It’s pretty incredible to have his faith in our ability.”

The team will open the season at Daytona International Speedway in February. It’s unclear who will drive the car at Daytona or how many starts Seuss will make in 2020. Seuss has never made a start with the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 

“We know there’s probably going to be some opportunities to put some experienced people in the car,” Our said. “For us coming out of the box stepping up, Andy is very good about stepping aside for a race here and there to help build the team. 

“We would like to come out of the box in Daytona with a competitive running car [and] to have a seasoned driver in that race or some of these other races would help us build a little momentum to go further in the year.” 

Said Seuss: “Short terms goals is to be competitive. Make no mistakes and kind of blend in. If you can blend in with teams like JR Motorsports and [Joe Gibbs Racing] in the Xfinity [Series], we’ll do great. The long term goal is to build on that. You want to make your heroes your competition. That’s our goal. I don’t think that’s anything that’s too big or unattainable.

“… As a company and as a race team we’re looking to grow. So if that means putting a more experienced driver in right away that’s the plan.”

The organization will also continue to operate a part-time ARCA Series car.

Chris Our (left) and Andy Seuss (right) Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte (Photo: Our Motorsports Facebook Live broadcast)

Seuss won consecutive championships (2014-15) with the former NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. He has made 12 ARCA Series starts since 2015 with one top-five and four top-10’s. 

“I’m so fortunate to wake up every day and go work on race cars,” Seuss said. “… Everything about the challenge is exciting. … When you walk into tracks like Daytona, it’s just a totally different challenge that you want to prove you’re up to and that you’re capable of taking the bull by the horns and making good things happen. That’s what I’m looking forward to the most.”

Our owned a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team from 2012 to 2015. Seven-time Whelen Modified Tour champion Mike Stefanik, 2008 Whelen Modified Tour champion Ted Christopher, Keith Rocco and Tommy Barrett all drove for Our during his short tenure with the series. Stefanik had two wins for the team in 2013 and Barrett had one series win for Our in 2014. 

Seuss, who lives in Salisbury, N.C., grew up in Hampstead, N.H., He made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in July in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

In 11 years competing on the Whelen Southern Modified Tour Seuss had 22 victories in 115 starts. The series was absorbed by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2017. He has made 53 Whelen Modified Tour starts since 2006 with three top-five’s and 13 top-10’s, including three starts in 2019. 




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Comments

  1. Congratulations Andy!

    Looking forward to the schedule.

  2. A big step hope it works out, someone we can relate to and cheer for ,owner or driver , best of luck

  3. Well I wish them luck if he thought tour racing was expensive I can’t imagine to go up against joe Gibbs maybe he should call the guy who owned the 78 the guy wins the championship and the next year can’t get enough sponsors to field a car think about that.

  4. Just a race fan says

    Shawn, any info yet about North South shootout?Such as entry list?

  5. Just A Race Fan,
    I haven’t seen any public relations releases concerning anything with to do with the North-South Shootout for this year. Over the last few years they’ve done almost no pre-event public relations.

  6. Andy in xfinity ? Lmao ass off !!! Average mod driver and the owner has zero clue what he is doing….. love Andy as a guy and Chris and his passion for racing…. money to burn ? Not sure . Build a nice ARCA team and a power house mod tour team …. your going to get smoked and it’s a fact …. just my opinion! Good luck regardless 🏁

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