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Ryan Truex to race in Truck opener

February 18, 2013, Staff report,

Former Nationwide standout lands racing deal in Truck series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Turner Scott Motorsports announced Monday that Ryan Truex will pilot their No. 30 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway in the season-opening Camping World Truck Series race.

Truex, the K&N Pro Series East champion in 2009 and 2010, has two Truck starts under his belt, with a best finish of ninth. He also has 35 Nationwide series starts, where he racked up one pole, two top-fives and nine top-10 finishes.

"It's cool to be able to start the season off running for a great team. The Turner Scott trucks led most of the race in Daytona last year, so there's no better organization to be racing for at that track," Truex said. "I'm really happy that Bass Pro Shops came on to help us. Johnny Morris, the owner of Bass Pro Shops is a good friend and he's done a lot for my brother (Martin Truex Jr.) and his career. It's really nice that he's able to help me out and get me started for 2013."

In the 2012 Daytona race, Turner Scott's drivers started 1-2-3 and led most of the race.

"We're very pleased to have a young talent like Ryan (Truex) in our Chevy Silverado," team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. said. "Ryan has had a lot of success so far in his career, including his impressive back-to-back championships in the K&N Pro Series East."

The NextEra Resources Energy 250 is 8:30 p.m. ET Friday, Feb. 22nd on SPEED.

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