MOORESVILLE, NC — Reaume Brothers Racing is proud to announce that NASCAR Drive for Diversity alumni and local short track star Blake Lothian will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Reaume Brothers Racing at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday night (8 p.m., FS1). This comes after Lothian, who started his racing career in go karts at age 5, had a successful 2021 season, obtaining his first win at Hickory Motor Speedway in just his fourth start in a late model. After making eight total starts in 2021, Lothian secured eight top-10 finishes, five top fives and one win.
The Wellesley, Massachusetts, native is looking forward to continuing his success from 2021.
“I’m so grateful to Josh Reaume and everyone at Reaume Brothers Racing for this opportunity,” Lothian said. “Looking forward to learning and growing with this team. I remember first watching Todd Bodine race trucks when I was little and ever since then, racing a truck has been a dream of mine. Now I am going to get that opportunity thanks to Reaume Brothers Racing. Coming off of a successful 2021 season, I’m beyond thankful for the opportunity to race at such a historic venue as Martinsville in a NASCAR Camping World Truck.”
Lothian will have Colette Phillips Communications, Inc., on board in Martinsville, and President and CEO Colette Phillips sees the passion in Lothian just as she has had throughout her life.
“As a black entrepreneur, and someone who broke down barriers … I know firsthand just how important Blake’s journey to the top is for black and brown kids,” Phillips said. “Blake’s commitment to excellence and justice on and off the track is admirable, and reflective of a young man wise beyond his years.”
Josh Reaume, owner of Reaume Brothers Racing, is eager to give Blake Lothian an opportunity to make his name.
“Giving drivers the opportunity to make their name is part of the reason I have continued in NASCAR for many years,” Reaume said. “I see the same passion and drive in Blake that I have in myself, and I am excited to give Blake the opportunity he deserves.”
Watch Lothian debut in the No. 43 Colette Phillips Communications, Inc/The Texas Lawbook machine during the Blu Emu Maximum Pain Relief 200 Thursday, at 8 p.m. ET on April 7 on FS1. Follow all of Blake’s social media to follow his journey: @blake_lothian.