Truex to Pilot No. 32 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado in 2014 Season Opener
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 10, 2014) – Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) announced today that Ryan Truex will be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season opener at Daytona International Speedway, making his second-career start for the organization. The two-time consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) champion’s Silverado will be sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, a leading retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor equipment.
Source: MotorCities Truex, who won the NKNPSE championship in 2009 and 2010, made his NCWTS debut in 2012, running two events and earning a best finish of ninth at Phoenix International Raceway. The 21-year-old Mayetta, N.J. native made his TSM debut in the 2013 event in Daytona, finishing 28th after a blown tire took him out of contention for the win with nine laps remaining. Truex also made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in 2013, running three events for what is now HScott Motorsports, owned by TSM co-owner Harry Scott Jr.
“I’m really excited to be running for Turner Scott Motorsports again this year,” said Truex. “Last year was a lot of fun and we had a really good truck. Unfortunately, we had a tire go out in the end, but we were making our way toward the front. I’m looking to do the same thing again this year and stay up front this time. I think it’s really cool that Bass Pro Shops is coming on board again and helping me out. I appreciate that they wanted to do this again after doing this race with me last year.”
Turner Scott Motorsports had a strong run in the Daytona NCWTS race last season, with all four entries securing starting spots in the top 10. Jeb Burton earned the team’s best finish (fifth), followed by Miguel Paludo (seventh) and James Buescher (13th).
“I’m very excited to have Ryan back in our truck this season,” said Scott. “He ran a heck of a race for us last year and was competing for the win until the very end. I’m glad that he’s going to have a chance to come back and have a shot at the win that eluded him last year. I’m hoping that he and Ben [Kennedy] will work well together and that Ben will be able to learn from Ryan and his experience from last year.”
The NCWTS season kicks off on Friday, February 21 with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. The 100-lap race begins at 7:30 p.m. EST and will air live on FOX Sports 1 and MRN.
About Turner Scott Motorsports
Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fifth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors’ powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.
About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 83 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com/), which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com/) voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit . To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.