Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ryan Truex to start first NCWTS race from 11th position

Ryan Truex / Credit: Katy Lindamood 
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has seen a surge of young talent in 2012. In the first 18 races eight different first-time winners have taken the checkered flag including rookies Ty Dillon and Ryan Blaney. Blaney won in only his third start for Brad Keselowski Racing, becoming the youngest winner in series history.

Today another young driver hopes to make history and join the list of first time winners. Ryan Truex, younger brother of Martin, will make his debut after running part-time in the Nationwide Series since 2010. Truex will pilot the No. 27 Hillman Racing entry. With this start Truex is carrying on a family tradition joining his father and brother who have made starts at Martinsville, all in NASCAR sanctioned events.

Truex becomes the tenth driver to pilot the Hillman Racing entry in 2012. Of his start at the track Truex said, “When it comes to race time patience will be the key to be there at the end in order to bring home a strong finish.

20-year-old Truex was ninth fastest in practice on Friday and qualified 11th for the Kroger 200. Tune into the race today on SPEED at 1:30 pm ET.