Thomas Krasonis to race in the US and the NASCAR series from 2023
After 12 years of racing in Europe, I’m delighted to announce the next step in my career.
My performance and the results I had after 3 years in the EuroNASCAR series have given me the opportunity to make the next step in my career, crossing the Atlantic Ocean and becoming the first Greek driver to race at the pro category of the USA NASCAR series.
WHELEN EURO SERIES chose me and one more European driver to promote us and give us the chance to compete against the biggest names of the sport for the next few years. From 2023 onward, I will be racing in the US, with the ultimate goal being my participation in the senior category of NASCAR, called NASCAR CUP SERIES. Early November I will be doing my first test in American soil, in Florida, in order to be ready to compete in the first three races in February 2023.
During the first year, I will be competing in specific races in the ARCA and NASCAR TRUCK SERIES, which are sub-divisions of the main NASCAR championship, in order to get familiar with racing in the oval.
I would like to thank once more certain people who I respect and I think have played a massive role in my development as a person and as a driver. First of all, I would like to thank Charis Bourothanasopoulos and Stamatis Katsimis, because they have been by my side and have helped me with their knowledge and expertise in racing, helping me reach the racing level I am at today. Furthermore, I would like to thank Stamatis Lenis and his team, because they have helped my physical condition these years I have been abroad, applying what I learnt from them during our gym sessions.
I would like to also thank Giannis-Marios Papadopoulos and the crew at COSMOTE TV who have helped me since day 1, promoting and showcasing my racing endeavours, starting from 2016.
Finally, I would like to thank all those unspoken supporters and my family who are always by my side and help me from the moment I started this journey.
I am very excited that the effort I put all these years have paid dividents, and I am extremely proud that I am going to be the first representative of the Greek motorsport community in the US.
Thank you for your support and I promise you that I will continue climbing up the ladder until I reach my final destination.
Next stop: Florida.