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By Kyle Busch Motorsports – Push Launch
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) declared today that Derek Griffith will make his NASCAR Camping Planet Truck Collection debut driving the wheel of No. 51 Tundra Aug. 20 at Entire world Extensive Technological know-how Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Unwell. The 24-year-old driver’s Toyota will have co-primary sponsorship from JBL, the authority in engineering superior sound, and Griffith’s NASCAR Residence Observe, Hudson Intercontinental Speedway.
The New Hampshire native has posted three major-5 and 8 leading-10 finishes across 10 ARCA Menards Racing Collection starts off the very last two seasons. Griffith has also made three ARCA Menards Collection East starts, finding up a person pole, just one leading-five, and two prime-10 finishes. In his East Collection debut at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in 2020, he captured the pole and led a race-higher 144 laps, just before being relegated to a runner-up finish following falling back again a spot on a late-race restart.
Griffith lower his racing enamel in the four-cylinder course at Hudson Speedway, a quarter-mile oval, positioned in the vicinity of his hometown, Nashua, N.H. He graduated to the Tremendous Late Model Division at the track in 2012 and the New Englander has been on the increase ever considering the fact that. Griffith has been identified with this sort of prestigious honors as becoming element of the Kulwicki Driver Development Software (2018-2019) and remaining selected as the No. 1 major prospect in shorter-keep track of racing by a panel of business experts, racers, media members, and a lot more in the 2021 Speed51 Small Keep track of Draft.
Guiding the wheel of a Tremendous Late Design Griffith has several wins, which includes back again-to-again World Collection of Asphalt Inventory Automobile Racing championships at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway (2020-2021), a sweep of the Go Easter Bunny 150s at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway (2021), the Thompson Icebreaker 75 at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway and the Freedom 300 at Lee (N.H.) United states Speedway (2020).
“I’m unbelievably grateful to have my hometown keep track of, Hudson Speedway, offering me a single of the most significant pushes in my racing job coming onboard as a co-principal sponsor with JBL on the No. 51 Tundra for the Camping Entire world Truck Collection race at Earth Large Technological innovation Raceway,” Griffith said. “I have been heading to races at Hudson Speedway my whole existence and started racing there at the age of 12, so it has a quite special position in my coronary heart.
“While Kyle has designed KBM into the ideal workforce in the heritage of the Truck Sequence, I know that he however retains Tremendous Late Model racers all-around the nation in high regard and he’s provided guys like Erik Jones, Harrison Burton, and Chandler Smith a probability to showcase their expertise at the nationwide collection degree. I’m grateful to Kyle, every person at KBM, and Toyota Racing Advancement for this once-in-a-lifetime prospect and I’m on the lookout forward to building the greatest I can out of it.”
“Derek has established himself as a person of the major young skills in Super Late Product racing in recent yrs, has been very aggressive in his constrained ARCA possibilities, and is deserving of the option the opportunity to make a get started in the Tenting Globe Truck Collection,” Busch stated. “As a Super Late Model racer myself, I know that to gain some of the races he’s been capable to win the past couple of several years, he’s had to beat some of the greatest drivers in the region. Many of those people motorists have the talent to contend at the Nationwide Series stage but by no means get the possibility, so to be supplying Derek with this prospect is actually unique and I know that he’ll do a great position for us.”
“I am outside of thrilled to have the option to enable Derek Griffith race in the Camping Environment Truck Collection,” said Ben Bosowski, operator of Hudson Global Speedway. “As a small, area observe it is a legitimate honor to help a community Hudson Speedway indigenous get to his possible in the environment of racing. Derek is an amazing, passionate, and gifted younger driver who absolutely deserves this possibility. I am quite psyched to enable be a portion of this upcoming stage in his profession. I desire Derek nothing at all but the absolute best. All of us at Hudson International Speedway are pretty much wanting forward to cheering him on!”
The No. 51 crew, led by 1st-yr crew chief Mardy Lindley, has scored a few wins across 13 races this period. Proprietor-driver Kyle Busch was victorious at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway in Kansas Town when Martin Truex Jr. gained the inaugural Truck Sequence function at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Grime Track. Truex Jr. turned the 16th distinct driver to get a Truck Collection party for KBM and the 12th to collect their first-at any time victory in NASCAR’s 3rd division.
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