Larson Enters Rockingham Truck Race
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Turner Scott Motorsports announced today Kyle Larson will be behind the wheel of a fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry for the team at Rockingham Speedway this Sunday.
Larson will travel to Rockingham after competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday night. Larson, a 20-year-old NNS Rookie-of-the-Year contender, will make his first NCWTS start of the season behind the wheel of the No. 30 Autism Speaks Chevrolet Silverado.
Larson’s NNS crew chief, Trent Owens, will also make the trip from Texas to Rockingham and call the race on Sunday afternoon.
In just four previous career NCTWS starts, Larson has collected three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up designation, and led over 90 laps. His last two NNS starts have produced a second- and a sixth-place finish, as he currently sits seventh in driver point standings. Larson will race in the O’Reilly 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night in his No. 32 Chevy Camaro and travel immediately following that event to Rockingham for NCWTS practice the following day. This weekend will mark Larson’s first “Double Duty” attempt in NASCAR’s top-three series.
TSM owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. felt Rockingham Speedway would be the perfect opportunity for Larson to get in the seat of the No. 30, with previous experience at the one-mile oval in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) competition. Larson was crowned the NKNPSE champion at Rockingham Speedway, after recording a solid sixth-place finish there in 2012.