Mason Mingus to drive for Win-Tron Racing in NCWTS
January 20, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
19-year-old ran three Truck Series races in 2013
Mason Mingus will have a full-time ride in the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season with Win-Tron Racing.
Mingus, who will be a Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, will drive the team’s No. 35 entry in all of the series’ 22 races in 2014. Call 811 Before You Dig will serve as the team’s primary marketing partner.
"Obviously, I'm very excited and anxious to start the season," Mingus said in a release from the team. "Having the opportunity to run full-time in the NCWTS is an unbelievable opportunity for me and is one step closer to accomplishing the ultimate goal of racing in the Sprint Cup Series.
"I expect to be able to compete for Rookie of the Year and run up front every week. I have a lot of confidence in my team. The group of guys that Win-Tron Racing has put together for me has given me top-notch equipment in ARCA over the past year and I know we will have that same caliber in the truck series."
Mingus, 19, ran in three Truck Series races in 2013, with his best finish a 22nd-place result at Phoenix in November. He also took part in last week’s Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona International Speedway.
Last season, Mingus competed full-time in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. In that series, he posted two poles, five top-five finishes and 18 top-10 finishes in 21 events as well as a second-place finish in the standings.
Win-Tron Racing, which is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., will be converting from Chevrolet to Toyota trucks for this season, according to the release issued by the team.