Tommy Joe Martins and Caesar Bacarella to partner and form #AlphaPrimeRacingp for the 2022 Xfinity Series season.
Martins, Bacarella, and Rajah Caruth will all compete in the #44 in 2022. Other drivers may be added to the driver lineup. The team plan is to have Caruth go for Rookie of the Year in 2023.
Martins Motorsports Owner/Driver Tommy Joe Martins announced a few weeks ago that he wouldn’t compete full time in the 44 car next season, opening up the seat to other potential drivers. For Alpha Prime CEO and NASCAR Xfinity Series part-timer Caesar Bacarella, it was an opportunity too good to pass up. “I want to build something,” Bacarella said. “I love this sport. That’s why I do it.” Caesar continued, “I’ve known Tommy and his dad since 2018, and when I saw the news about them going part time, I started asking questions. It led to a discussion about ownership, which is something I’d already been thinking about.”
Martins shares the excitement with his new co-owner.
“Caesar is such a great dude,” Martins said. “He actually called me asking about what would it take to start a team. I told him a whole lot,” Martins laughed.
“I mentioned my dad and Rodney [Riessen, co-owner of MMS] wanting to take a step back and proposed the idea of a partnership,” Martins continued. “It’s a perfect situation for both of us. He brings so much business knowledge and marketing savvy to the table for us, and obviously I’ve been through the school of hard knocks racing wise. I think we complement each other really well.”