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Arpin joins Turner for slate of Truck races

May 04, 2011, Team Release, NASCAR.com

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Turner Motorsports has announced the addition of Steve Arpin to its driver lineup for the 2011 season. Arpin, the 2010 Canadian Racer of the Year, will drive the No. 32 Mike's Hard Lemonade Chevrolet in a Camping World Truck Series multi-race deal and is scheduled to make his debut in June.

Arpin, a native of Fort Frances, Ontario, got his start racing go-karts. He went on to become a force on dirt, winning modified features and championships throughout Canada and the United States. He made his ARCA Series debut in 2009, finishing seventh in the championship point standings while earning the most popular driver award.

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Continuing to race in the ARCA Series in 2010, Arpin recorded three victories (Salem Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, DuQuoin State Fairgrounds), seven top-five finishes and 10 top-10s and another most popular driver award. That same year, Arpin made his Nationwide Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway, where he qualified fourth and finished 26th. He made six more Nationwide starts that season, with his best finish of 10th coming at Daytona International Speedway.

"We are proud to welcome Steve Arpin and Mike's Hard Lemonade to the team," Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner said. "Steve is clearly a very talented driver as he has demonstrated his abilities in different forms and levels of racing over his career. I enjoy giving up-and-coming drivers like Steve an opportunity to learn and succeed, and I have no doubt that he will prove himself as a true talent in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series."

Arpin's first race with Turner Motorsports will be at Texas Motor Speedway, the site of his second ARCA Series victory in 2010. Additionally, Arpin will drive the No. 32 at Kentucky Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and Chicagoland Speedway.

"I'm thrilled to be continuing my relationship with Mike's Hard Lemonade as I make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Turner Motorsports," Arpin said. "Mr. Turner's dedication to up-and-coming drivers in the sport has been key to making this possible. I want to thank Mr. Turner and Mike's Hard Lemonade for this awesome opportunity."

Mike's Hard Lemonade and Arpin will continue the relationship they have built in recent years as they progress into the Truck Series ranks. In 2010, the pair partnered for 14 events in the ARCA Series, with Arpin scoring three wins, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes with the organization.

"We had a great time with Steve last year in the ARCA Series," Mike's Hard Lemonade central region vice president of sales Paul Jacobus said. "His laid-back approach to life fits our brand identity. We look forward to helping him further his career, while also introducing our brand to the NASCAR fan base."