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How Does Alpha Prime Racing Fill The 44 and 45 Cars in 2024?

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Alpha Prime Racing knows that Ryan Ellis will pilot the 43 car for the team full-time in 2024, but, what about their other two cars? They have been driven by multiple drivers to this point, so, let’s see if there is an option to put one driver in the car in 2024.

Rajah Caruth

When people ask where Rajah Caruth could go in 2024, Alpha Prime is one of the top teams they think of. It is understandable why given his history with the team. He has run with the team before, and he always puts out respectable finishes when he races with the team.

The question is funding for Caruth, as it always is with any driver. His performance has given him a case, however, and he is definitely open given GMS Racing shutting down. If he can keep getting the funding he got in the Truck Series, why not give him a chance with a full-time ride?

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Jeffrey Earnhardt has been able to enter 22 of the 28 races so far for Alpha Prime, but he has not been able to scrounge up what he needs to run full-time. As a matter of fact, he has only run a full schedule once in his Xfinity Series career. If he has the desire to do it, this may be the team to do it with.

He was previously a candidate for the JRM 8 car, but, that never panned out. Funding likely played a big role in that, and that could be what is holding him back from racing full-time. If he can get that together, then maybe this could be the team for him.

Sage Karam

Sage Karam has had a rather interesting career. He burst onto the scene in IndyCar with a ninth-place run at the Indianapolis 500 in 2014, but he has failed to capture much magic since then. He has run a few races for Alpha Prime this season, but he has four DNFs all due to part failures.

However, he did record a top-5 this season at Road America while driving for Sam Hunt, and he has two top-15s in a row for Alpha Prime. If Karam is not spooked away by his tough start to the season, maybe he could run more races next year for the team. Again, it comes down to sponsorship, but Karam’s talent is obvious.

Matt DiBenedetto

Matt DiBenedetto is as open of a free agent as anyone is this Silly Season, and Alpha Prime could be an interesting place for him to go. He may not be in race-winning equipment, but, DiBenedetto could be good for Alpha Prime given enough funding. He is a solid race car driver, which is exactly what Alpha Prime needs.

The question is both funding and desire. Did DiBenedetto move on from Rackley W.A.R. to go Xfinity Series racing with Alpha Prime? Many would venture to guess it was not his first choice, but, it may be one of his few choices. It will be interesting to see if he makes this leap should the opportunity present itself.

All-Star Car

Of course, Alpha Prime could pool all of these drivers together to keep their other two cars as All-Star cars. If they cannot find a driver with proper funding, this may be their best option. They could combine these drivers, and they could bring up some Truck Series drivers as well.

Maybe Chevrolet drivers like Nick Sanchez or Jake Garcia could get their first Xfinity Series opportunities in a ride like this. They could even bring in someone like Stefan Parsons again. It may be what they need to do for a while longer as they build up their pedigree as an Xfinity Series team.

Alpha Prime has plenty of options for 2024. Where do you think they will go?

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