Tayler Malsam inks Truck deal with Turner Scott
May 05, 2014, Zack Albert, NASCAR.com
Turner Scott Motorsports announced Monday that Tayler Malsam will compete in 12 races this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Malsam, 25, will drive the team's No. 32 Outerwall Inc. Chevrolet starting this weekend at Kansas Speedway. He'll work with veteran crew chief Mike Hillman Jr., winner of two truck championships atop the pit box for Todd Bodine in 2006 and 2010.
Malsam, a Seattle-area native, has a resume of 39 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a best finish of fifth place at Gateway in 2009. He last competed in the series in 2011, but ran 26 of 33 races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2012.
"It's great to be back in the NASCAR garage and back on track with the truck series," Malsam said in a team-issued release. "I can't thank Outerwall and Turner Scott Motorsports enough for their support and for giving me this opportunity."
Five drivers have taken the wheel for Turner Scott Motorsports this season in the truck series. Ryan Truex, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular, drove the team's No. 32 truck to a fourth-place finish in the Daytona season-opener. Ben Rhodes, a 17-year-old driver in the NASCAR Next program, piloted the truck to an eighth-place finish in the series' second race, at Martinsville Speedway.
Malsam will balance racing sprint cars with his truck slate.
His 2014 truck schedule:
-- May 9, Kansas Speedway
-- May 16, Charlotte Motor Speedway
-- June 6, Texas Motor Speedway
-- June 14, Gateway Motorsports Park
-- June 26, Kentucky Speedway
-- July 11, Iowa Speedway
-- Aug. 16, Michigan International Speedway
-- Sept. 12, Chicagoland Speedway
-- Sept. 27, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
-- Oct. 18, Talladega Superspeedway
-- Oct. 31, Texas Motor Speedway
-- Nov. 14, Homestead-Miami Speedway