Former ChampCar, CART and F1 driver Max Papis, who has raced in a few lackluster NASCAR rides over the past half decade, will finally get multiple chances in good equipment this year, as Richard Childress Racing announces that he will run in the Nationwide Series road course events at Mid-Ohio and  Road America this year, as well as the Nationwide Series oval race at Iowa Speedway in June.

Papis works as a mentor to Childress development drivers Austin and Ty Dillon.