Frenchman Disdier Lands Truck Ride
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Frenchman Michel Disdier will drive the No. 07 Green Light Racing Chevrolet Silverado in the season-opening Nextera Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Feb. 21 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Disdier is a second-generation driver who has raced throughout Europe in numerous types of vehicles for nearly 20 years. For the last ten years he has been pursuing his dream of becoming a NASCAR championship caliber driver competing on the high-speed tracks in the United States.
Disdier’s first race in North America was in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series back in 2007 and since then he has made 11 starts in the ARCA Racing Series over the last six seasons with a best finish of 11th last year at Daytona.
“I have been racing for many years and it is my passion,” said Disdier. “Since I was a boy I have dreamed of racing in NASCAR and everything I have done since then has been directed at realizing my dream. In a few weeks my dream will come true and to describe the excitement I now feel is impossible.”
SS Green Light Racing team owner Bobby Dotter brought Disdier to the NASCAR Preseason Thunder test last month where he received his NASCAR approval to race on superspeedways.
“We had a solid test several weeks back and Michel did a nice job with very limited seat time and seemed to pick-up the draft quickly,” Dotter said. “He has a lot of passion for racing and we are pleased to be part of his NASCAR debut. I believe that he will do a good job for us at Daytona.”