Driving the #26 JGL Racing Toyota Camry in Saturday’s the NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville, Tomy Drissi is enthusiastic about racing at Road America. Race fans will have the opportunity to watch Tomy and some of NASCAR’s future stars as they test their skills on the storied 4-mile, 14-turn road circuit. Road America has a legendary history of featuring brilliant racers on a challenging circuit that easily separates the good from the great drivers.
With the Toyota Camry carrying the livery for The Arthritis Foundation and Universal Picture’s new release, Straight Outta Compton, Tomy and the JGL are confident they have a good car for the weekend.
“The last two events have seen us chasing the setup on race day,” said Tomy. “We’ve haven’t quite got it 100% right. The crew has worked really hard getting the The Arthritis Foundation / Straight Outta Compton Toyota ready for this week. There’s been no rest since Mid Ohio.”
“We’re hoping to put on a great show for The Arthritis Foundation,” Tomy continued. And I’m excited to bring Universal Pictures to NASCAR and promoting their movie, Straight Outta Compton. The movie is wildly successful at the box office and the fans absolutely loved the car at The Glen and Mid Ohio.”
FRIDAY, AUG. 28:
ON TRACK: ROAD AMERICA
–2:30-3:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard)
–4:30-5:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard)
SATURDAY, AUG. 29:
ON TRACK: ROAD AMERICA
–12:15 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard)
–3 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville (45 laps, 182.16 miles), NBCSN/Live Extra (Leaderboard)
All times are ET
About the Arthritis Foundation:
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. The Foundation also publishes Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million reader
Straight Outta Compton
Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how they revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. Entrenched in the racial tumult of Los Angeles in the mid-1980’s, a group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global consumption of hip-hop and popular culture. NWA was born out of racial frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central neighborhood. F. Gary Gray directs this biopic about the rise to stardom for the act that earned the moniker of “The World’s Most Dangerous Group”, featuring Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. playing the role of his father, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and Jason Mitchell as the late Eazy-E.
Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion.
His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challenge.
Born December 9 in Hollywood, California, Tomy owns an advertising firm that produces upcoming film displays for cinemas.
Drissi’s first racing experience in motorsports was street racing on Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills.
Tomy’s professional racing career highlights include:
• 1999 Trans-Am Rookie of the Year,
• 2000 Trans-Am BBS Most Improved Driver,
• 2000 Trans-Am Crew of the Year
• 2000 Trans-Am Long Beach Champion
• 2009 Trans-Am Champion.
• 2010 ALMS (one off race) Prototype LMP1 3rd. at Mid Ohio
• 2011 saw Tomy’s return to the American Le Mans LMPC division. He scored a 2nd at Long Beach, 3rd at Lime Rock, 1st at Mid Ohio,1st at Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix and second at Road Atlanta -Petit Le Mans.
• 2012, Drissi teamed with Bruno Junqiera for finishing 2nd at Laguna Seca, a win at Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsports Park), 2nd at Baltimore and second at the season finale, Petit Lemans.
• 2013 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Best result at Mid Ohio starting 38th and finishing 19th.
• 2014 IMSA LMPC at Daytona 3rd.
• 2014 NASCAR CUP/Nationwide. Finished 19th at The Glen
• 2015 TUDOR Series. 2nd Place Rolex 24 at Daytona