Ryan Truex to run in Truck race at Daytona
February 10, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
For second consecutive year, driver teams with Turner-Scott Motorsports for opener
Joining Turner Scott Motorsports for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opener, Ryan Truex will pilot the No. 32 Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Feb. 21.
A two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion, Truex will make his second career start for TSM after making his debut for the team in 2013 at Daytona. Truex finished 28th in that race after a blown tire sent him to the garage with nine laps remaining.
"I'm really excited to be running for Turner Scott Motorsports again this year," Truex said in a team release. "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."
TSM had a strong showing last year at Daytona with all four of the team's entries securing starting positions in the top 10. Jeb Burton had the team's best finish of fifth, followed by Miguel Paludo (seventh) and James Buescher (13th).
Truex has two other starts in the Truck Series and earned a best finish of ninth in 2012 at Phoenix International Raceway. He will compete full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014 with BK Racing.
"I'm very excited to have Ryan back in our truck this season," team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. said. "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."