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On Tuesday afternoon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, Jordan Anderson announced that in 2018 he will drive full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with his own team. 

Anderson will drive the NO.3 for Jordan Anderson Racing. Also, he will run a spec engine and receive support from Niece Motorsports.

Anderson will drive a Toyota at restrictor plate tracks and pilot a Chevrolet and Ford at intermediate and short tracks.

“The deal with manufacturers for us just came down to dollars and cents,” Anderson said. “Before this year I wouldn’t have made the moves in acquiring those trucks because it would have made no sense to have one Toyota motor, one Ford motor and a Chevrolet motor. But now with this Ilmor (spec) motor, you can run this motor in the truck you race and it doesn’t have to be manufacturer specific.”

Anderson will have Lucas Oil, Bommarito Automotive Group, LTi Printing, Jacob Companies, and Knight Fires as sponsors throughout the 2018 NCWTS season.

Since 2014, Anderson has competed in 57 NCWTS races with a career best finish of 11th at Gateway Motorsports Park in 2016.

Newly-formed All Out Motorsports will run a partial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule in 2018 with Korbin Forrister as the driver. The No. 7 Toyota Tundra team will make its debut at Daytona International Speedway in the Feb. 16 NextEra Energy Resources 250.

Forrister is no stranger to the NCWTS, having 32 career starts in the series with a best finish of 12th at Daytona International Speedway in 2015. Mooresville, N.C. based All Out Motorsports is owned by Forrister’s parents, Ken and Karen Forrister.

"I’m excited to be back in a truck this year,” Forrister said. “My parents figured if we were going to continue to race we might as well open our own team. This year we will run a partial schedule with hopes to run a full season in 2019. Right now we are still acquiring sponsorship and hope to add some additional races this year.”

NASCAR veteran crew chief Doug George will take the lead for the newly-formed team.

“We shook down the truck last week at Charlotte (Motor Speedway) and had a pretty decent run,” Doug George said. “Korbin (Forrister) is a good driver and is willing to learn. We are looking forward to heading to Daytona (International Speedway) and seeing what we can do in the Camping World Truck Series race.”

All Out Motorsports will compete in the NCWTS at Daytona, Dover, Charlotte, Iowa, Chicagoland, Eldora, Michigan, Bristol, Talladega and ISM Raceway.

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Sobriety Nation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the tragedies addiction causes families, has teamed up with Premium Motorsports and driver Wendell Chavous for the entire 2018 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as the primary sponsor of Chavous' No. 49, Chevy Silverado. Brian Keselowski will continue to serve and call the shots as crew chief for the team.

"I'm excited about the upcoming season and looking forward to representing Sobriety Nation at every race. They help a lot of people with addiction and if someone makes the call for help because they saw it on my truck, it will be real special.

I'm glad to have Brian (Keselowski) as my crew chief again. We made a lot of progress last year and throughout the winter, so I believe we will keep getting better and build on that momentum.

I cannot thank Jay (Robinson) enough for giving me the opportunity to drive for him, and I wouldn't be here without Joe (Testino) for believing in me and giving me the chance to live out my dream, I'm grateful" – Wendell Chavous

"We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Wendell Chavous and Premium Motorsports in bringing awareness to the drug epidemic in the Unites States. Sobriety Nation offers unbiased educational information for both suffering addicts and their loved ones, as well as, offers financial assistance to those who need help, but cannot afford the rising cost of in-patient treatment. Sobriety Nation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit that is financially supported by individuals, business' and churches. To join us on our mission of providing hope, please visit www.sobrietynation.org and help us continue giving people an opportunity at a sober way of life"– Joe Testino, Founder and President, Sobriety Nation.

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With a new racing season approaching fast ahead as the countdown to Daytona continues, comes new chapters to be written both on and off the race track.

For Jordan Anderson as he prepares to enter his fourth full time year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a new journey is already well underway. 

The 26 year old Anderson from Columbia, SC announced Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte that he has formed his own team under the Jordan Anderson Racing banner, with intentions of competing full time in the Truck Series for 2018 and beyond. 

Along with the announcement, the team unveiled the white and blue #3 truck, and paint scheme that they will make their debut with on Friday, February 16th in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the historic Daytona International Speedway.

Joining Anderson on stage at the Hall of Fame announcement were longtime partners John Bommarito of the Bommarito Automotive Group, Mike Frost from LTi Printing, Don Perry from Jacob Companies, and Randy Knighton of Knight Fire; all who will return for the 2018 season.

“The opportunity to do what we’re doing this year is only through the selfless efforts of so many amazing people behind the scenes and a culmination of hard work, sacrifice, and answered prayers over the years,” said team principal and driver Jordan Anderson. “To take the next step in my racing career this way is very humbling, and extremely meaningful. Our entire team is made up of guys that love racing, and we’re all eager to see what adventures the years ahead hold for us.”

Thanks to a boost of support from Niece Motorsports, Anderson and team will operate out of Statesville, NC and have acquired four trucks to start the season off with. They will compete with the new Ilmor powered motors as a sustainable option to grow over time.

A partner since 2016, John Bommarito was enthusiastic about the announcement and the potential that he saw in the team. “Seeing Jordan grow from when we first partnered up in 2016 at the Gateway Motorsports Park, to where he is now as we toured his shop yesterday and talked with the crew - it’s been a fantastic journey. It’s an honor to have him as part of the Bommarito family. He’s a driver that represents our brand with integrity, and we appreciate that”

Anderson’s Fueled By Fan’s SponsorJordan.com website, which was launched from the idea of users on Reddit and Twitter, will return for the 2018 season. “The support we’ve received from the fans of our sport the past 2 years has been very special” said Anderson. “Our entire season last year was a success because of the fans and the relationships made. The reason why all this is happening for 2018 is the same reason. There’s nothing more moving than having the people that make our sport what it is, support you in your journey."

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David Gilliland Racing (DGR) and CROSLEY Sports Group named Chris Eggleston as the first driver of the No. 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota for a select number of races.

Eggleston finished second to Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) teammate, Todd Gilliland (newly announced DGR-CROSLEY ARCA and K&N driver) last year in the NASCAR K&N West Series.  Racking up 4 wins, 11 Top 5’s, 13 Top 10’s and 4 poles in the 2017 K&N season, Eggleston is ready to jump into a NCWTS truck and try his hand with the newly formed DGR-CROSLEY team.

“Although DGR-Crosley will be new to the truck side of things from an ownership perspective,” Eggleston commented.  “I feel very confident that we will be running up front, especially with the new trucks from Red Horse (previously known as Red Horse Racing) and support from TRD.  It proves David (Gilliland) and his team are committed to their truck program and I’m really looking forward to be a part of it and help make it grow.”

Eggleston, the 2015 NASCAR K&N West Series Champion cut his teeth in Quarter Midgets moving his way through the ranks of Legends cars, Super Late Models and dabbling in the truck series in 2010.  It’s been eight years since his last truck series start and he’s looking forward to kicking off his 2018 NCWTS season at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May. 

“I’m excited to race at the tracks we’ve picked this year, starting with Charlotte,” Eggleston explained.  “With my past limited truck starts, Charlotte was one of my favorite places to race so what better place to start.  It’s also the heart of NASCAR and DGR-CROSLEY’s home track.”

Eggleston is no stranger to the Gilliland family as he and Todd were teammates for two years at BMR competing against each other for the K&N West Series Championship.

“We are excited to have Chris join our DGR-CROSLEY team and drive our truck for a few races,” the elder Gilliland said. “We’ve watched him race on the west coast, he is a West Series Champion after all and brings some experience to the table.  As we navigate the first few races with a newly formed team, we are confident he will work hard and give us great feedback to learn and grow together.”

More announcements to come from DGR-CROSLEY on the exact races and crew chiefs.

For more on DGR-CROSLEY, and/or to inquire about driver development opportunities under the DGR-CROSLEY banner, contact Jason Hedlesky.

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Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today the additions of Brandon Jones, Spencer Davis and Riley Herbst to the organization's driver lineup for 2018. Davis and Jones will each compete in five races during the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, while Herbst will make two starts.
 
Jones has produced seven top-five and 15 top-10 finishes across 35 career NCWTS starts since making his series debut as a 16-year-old at Bristol in August of 2013. The 20 year old has finished second three times in Truck Series action, most recently at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta last July. He picked up his fourth career ARCA Racing Series victory at Michigan last year and also has one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win (Iowa Speedway, 2014) on his resume. The Georgia native will compete full-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2018.
 
"Brandon has come so close to picking up his first Truck Series win the last few seasons and we know that his day is coming," Busch said. "With running a limited schedule at KBM this year, it'll be a big help that he's already worked with Mike Hillman Jr., (crew chief). They know what to expect from each other and we are confident that they'll be competing for wins in the four races they have together this year."
 
"I have always wanted to be a part of Kyle Busch Motorsports, ever since they started the team and began racing at the late model level," Jones said. "It's amazing what they have done with Toyota over the years and how they've turned the organization into a championship-caliber team. I hope that I'm able to add some Camping World Truck Series wins to their legacy and to my list of accomplishments while racing with KBM this year."
 
Jones will make his KBM debut behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City May 11 and also drive for the No. 51 team at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., June 29, Kentucky Speedway in Sparta July 12 and Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway Sept. 14. KBM will field a fourth entry, the No. 46 Tundra, for Jones at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway May 18.
 
Davis posted one top-five and four top-10 finishes in seven ARCA Racing Series starts in 2017 and also recorded one top-five and two top-10 finishes across three NASCAR K&N Pro Series East races. The Dawsonville, Ga., native made multiple starts in Super Late Models last year, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the prestigious All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn. Despite competing in only 13 of the 14 K&N Pro Series East races in 2016, the NASCAR Next alum finished eighth in the championship standings after posting one win (Old Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, Va.), one pole, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
 
"We saw Spencer have success last year at Talladega and the mile-and-a-half tracks that were a part of his part-time ARCA Series schedule and we feel that he'll be able to continue that success running a similar schedule for us at KBM in the Truck Series this year," Kyle Busch said. "He's one of those kids that just loves to race and has gained experience racing several different types of vehicles in a variety of series. It's hard to believe that he's only 19 because he's been competing in some of the same bigger Super Late Model races where I raced since 2012."
 
"KBM is an established organization that has a history of producing winners and hopefully I can add my name to the list," Davis said. "When you get behind the wheel of one of their Tundras it puts a lot of weight on your shoulders because you know the equipment is capable of winning and it's up to the driver to get the job done. I've got five shots to get to victory lane this year and I feel like that's enough to make it happen."
 
Davis will be behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra for the first two races of the season; Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Feb. 16 and Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Feb. 24. Davis will also compete for the No. 51 team at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth June 8 and Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Aug. 11. He will race the No. 4 Tundra at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway March 2.
 
Herbst was named the 2017 ARCA Racing Rookie of the Year after posting one win, one pole, 203 laps led, six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes for Joe Gibbs Racing. The 18 year old finished fifth in the ARCA championship standings despite missing the season-opening race at Daytona because he wasn't old enough to compete. The Las Vegas native picked us his first ARCA win last June at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., when he led a race-high 45 laps.  The NASAR Next product competed full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in 2016 and finished seventh in the championship standings after recording seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes across 14 starts. He will once again compete full-time in the ARCA Racing Series for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018.
 
"I'm really excited for the opportunity to advance to the next level and run a few races in the Camping World Truck Series in a Kyle Busch Motorsports Tundra this season," Herbst said.  "It's pretty cool to join my fellow Las Vegas natives Noah Gragson, and of course Kyle at KBM, and I can't wait to race in front of my hometown crowd at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September. I'm going to do everything I can to make the most of the opportunity and hopefully be able to get to victory lane."
 
"Riley did a nice job as a rookie in the ARCA Series picking up a win, running up front, and consistently finishing inside the top 10," Busch said. "I'm excited to be giving another Las Vegas kid the opportunity to race in the Truck Series at KBM -- especially knowing how special it's going to be for him to race in front of all his friends and family at Las Vegas Motor Speedway later this year."
 
Herbst will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the No. 51 Tundra at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. June 23 and drive the No. 46 Tundra at Las Vegas Sept. 14.
 
Announcements on sponsors for all three drivers are forthcoming.
 
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Grant Enfinger, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Champion, will return to ThorSport Racing for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, piloting the No. 98 Champion Power Equipment/Curb Records Ford F-150. The Fairhope, Ala. native, who celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday, led 41 laps en route to nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes in his rookie season for the Sandusky, Ohio-based team in 2017, and plans to build on that success as he competes for the championship title in 2018.
 
"I couldn't be more excited to be back with ThorSport Racing for the 2018 season, and also to be back with Ford," said Grant Enfinger. "A good bit of my earlier years in the ARCA Series were with Ford, and with their support we were able to go to victory lane quite a few times. I've always maintained a good relationship with those guys, and I feel that we can translate that into success in the Truck Series. I'm very thankful for the opportunity that Duke and Rhonda Thorson have allowed for us this year, and last. I know we can build on what we had last year, and make them proud by seeing their trucks in victory lane a lot this year."
 
Enfinger's 2018 campaign will once again be led by veteran crew chief Jeff Hensley, and the 2016 Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway winner will continue his partnership with Champion Power Equipment, a market leader in power generation equipment, and Curb Records in 2018.   
 
"This is a great opportunity for Grant (Enfinger), Jeff (Hensley), and the entire No. 98 team, to build on the success we started in 2017," said David Pepper, General Manager of ThorSport Racing. "We look forward to having everyone back to compete for race wins and a championship title in 2018. As our driver line-up starts to take shape for the upcoming season, everyone at ThorSport Racing is working hard to get our Ford F-150's built to compete at the top level of the series."  
 
Enfinger, who earned his first NCWTS Keystone Light Pole Award in the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2016), also has two wins in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at the 2.5-mile track, and will make his fourth career NCWTS start in the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Friday, Feb. 16. All the action will be televised live on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR channel 90 at 7:30pm ET.
 
Enfinger will be available to the media in the Print Breakout Room (217AB) as part of the Charlotte Media Tour from 4:00-4:20pm ET on Tuesday, January 23.
 
For more information on Grant Enfinger visit: www.GrantEnfinger.com or follow him on Twitter @GrantEnfinger or on Facebook at Facebook.com/GrantEnfinger.
 
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Entering his third full-time season in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series, Louisville, Kentucky-native Ben Rhodes will return to ThorSport Racing for 2018. Continuing to build on his success, Rhodes has tallied one win, nine top-five and 20 top-10 finishes, two pole awards and led 258 laps over the past two seasons for ThorSport.
                                                                                                   
Piloting the No. 41 NCWTS entry for the team in 2018, with backing from Ford, Rhodes notes his anticipation for the upcoming season, saying "It's great to be back this year at ThorSport Racing with Ford behind us. Duke and Rhonda Thorson have given me an excellent opportunity to build on our 2017 performance. We are working hard to start this year off with the momentum we had at Homestead, and after our performance improved with every start last season, I feel this year is going to be no exception. Having a second year with my crew chief Eddie [Troconis], and the same team, is a big plus. All of our foundations are there, which makes winning right out of the gate much easier."
 
"Obviously, we're very excited in having Ben and Eddie back together for a second season," noted team general manager David Pepper. "They proved they could run up front and win races last year, and we're looking forward to the possibility of winning more races and having a chance to compete for the championship in 2018."
 
Rhodes and the No. 41 ThorSport team kick off the 2018 season at Daytona International Speedway, taking the green flag Feb. 16 for the NextEra Energy Resources 250. 
 
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David Gilliland Racing (DGR) and CROSLEY Sports Group announced Todd Gilliland will drive the No. 54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota in select races in the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series (K&N) as well as Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Series during the 2018 season.

Gilliland amassed 18 wins, 25 Top 5’s, 45 Top 10’s and 15 Pole’s in three seasons racing in the K&N East/West Series’ combined.   He also won the 2016 and 2017 NASCAR K&N West Series Championships and finished second in the 2017 K&N East Series.  As no stranger to the K&N East Series, Gilliland will make his first start of the 2018 season at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in February.  

“Racing in the K&N Series over the last few seasons, I’ve learned how to race well,” Gilliland said.  “Now I get to take the beginning of the year to gain more experience and then apply it on a bigger scale when I compete in the truck series for KBM.”

Since Gilliland won’t be eligible to run the larger tracks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series until he turns 18-years old in May, he will use the first few months of 2018 to race in the other series’.  A product of the NASCAR Next program, Gilliland wants to gain experience for when he sits in the No. 4 KBM Toyota Tundra full time. 

“Gaining as much experience as possible, especially on the 1.5-mile tracks,” Gilliland explained.  “Is going to be huge in helping me and my KBM team as we compete for wins and the ROY title this year.”

Only days after his 15th birthday, Gilliland became the youngest driver to compete in the ARCA Racing Series back in May of 2015, at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.  A race he then won, becoming the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series history.  Gilliland will try his hand in the ARCA Series cars again for a few races beginning at Charlotte (N.C) Motor Speedway in May.

“By putting Todd in DGR-CROSLEY equipment for the ARCA and K&N races, we hope the added experience will accelerate the learning curve for him in the truck series,” team owner, David Gilliland said.

For the younger Gilliland to continue running out of the DGR-CROSLEY Racing stable is no surprise.  The Gilliland family racing career dates back three generations as Todd’s grandfather Butch won the 1997 NASCAR Winston West Series Championship (now NASCAR K&N West Series) and his father, David competed full time in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series.

“It’s going to be an exciting week (in Daytona),” the elder Gilliland explained.  “Especially with two cars in the field at New Smyrna, we have high expectations of competing for the win with both cars.”

It will be a big week in Daytona Beach, Florida, for DGR-CROSLEY as they have cars competing in the K&N East Series at New Smyrna Speedway, ARCA Racing Series at Daytona International Speedway and the owner, David Gilliland running the Camping World Truck Series race and Daytona 500.

More announcements to come from DGR on the exact races and crew chiefs.

For more on DGR-CROSLEY, and/or to inquire about driver development opportunities under the DGR-CROSLEY banner, contact Jason Hedlesky.

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Officials from JJL Motorsports announced today that the No. 97 owned team plans to increase their involvement in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards this season with primary driver Jesse Little at the helm.
 
The team will make their 2018 debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in the Feb. 24 running of the Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Currently, the team has eight to 10 Truck Series race circled on the calendar, but that schedule could increase as the season progresses.  
 
JJL Motorsports has also reconnected with Matt Noyce who will serve as crew chief for the team this season. Additionally, the team will switch manufacturers for the upcoming season from Toyota to Ford.
 
To help with their manufacturer change, the team acquired equipment from Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) during the off-season.  
 
"We're excited about the changes and the future of JJL Motorsports," said team principal Jason Little. "We've been very fortunate to have some great relationships in the Truck Series since our beginning, but 2018 is looking to be our most productive yet both on and off the track."  
 
NASCAR Next alumnus Jesse Little is looking forward to the new season, where he hopes the changes will not only put his team in the limelight but also continue to showcase his ability as a race car driver.  
 
Heading into the new season, Little has amassed a competitive NASCAR resume in six years which includes two wins, 18 top-five and 28 top-10s in NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition and one top-10 finish in 13 Truck Series starts.  
"I can't thank my uncle, Matt and everyone on the JJL Motorsports team enough for making these huge strides," he said. "I can't wait to get on the track at Atlanta and see what we pull off.  
 
"We're putting all of our eggs into one basket this season and I think that focus and dedication will not only allow us to accomplish our goals, but raise the bar even further as the year races on. Can't wait."  
 
While hoping the changes JJL has recently made will be beneficial, the team still believes in its original value of holding the highest of professional standards while working to develop upcoming drivers as they prepare to transition from a touring series to NASCAR's national series levels or ARCA Racing Series level.  
 
"Jesse is going to be a huge part of the JJL Motorsports scope this year, but we're eager and actively pursing working with other drivers who want to make that next leap in competitive equipment or established drivers looking for competitive equipment," added Jason Little.  
 
"Our focus is the Truck Series this year, but we're also going to run some ARCA too. For sure, we're planning to run the ARCA race at Charlotte with Jesse, but that opportunity for someone else to jump in and drive will be an option."  
 
While a primary marketing partner announcement for JJL Motorsports is forthcoming, Mid Valley Engineering, Performance Friction Brakes, Penske Shocks and Racing Electronics will all serve as associate partners this season.   JJL is also currently working with other associate partners to be announced soon.    
 
For more on Jesse Little, visit JesseLittle.com and follow him on Twitter @JesseLittle97 or like him on Facebook.
 
Stay tuned for a new JJL Motorsports website, but in the meantime, find JJL Motorsports on Twitter @JJL_Motorsports.
 
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Columbus, OH, based SP Air USA Inc. has joined MB Motorsports as a marketing partner for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.   Established in 1989, SP Air USA, Inc. is a supplier of pneumatic tools, parts, parts kits and other product manufactured by SP Air Corporation in Japan.

Daisuke Yamamoto, of SP Air USA, Inc., is excited about the opportunity to reach the NASCAR audience. “MB Motorsports has a long, rich history in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and we are looking forward to the new season starting. Our tools are perfect for both the team itself and the fans in the stands who use these types of tools in their hard working lives.”

With a product line featuring a wide array of air tools, including impact wrenches, impact drivers, impact ratcheting wrenches, ratchet wrenches, die grinders, cutting tools, sanders, drills, air saws, beveling tools and more, SP Air USA, Inc. has the right tool for the job.

“Basically everything SP Air USA offers can be used at the race shop and at the track,” says CM2’s Michael Boswell.  “They have quality products that will serve the team well.”

2018 will mark the 24th consecutive season MB Motorsports has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Since making its debut at the Milwaukee Mile in July of 1995, the team has built a reputation for developing young talent and its roster of drivers reads like a ‘who’s who’ of NASCAR.  Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Brad Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, Regan Smith and many more have all driven for the team.

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