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NASCAR Truck: Kyle Benjamin plans series debut at Martinsville

SPARTA, KY – SEPTEMBER 23: Kyle Benjamin, driver of the #18 Hurricane Relief Toyota, wins the pole award during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway on September 23, 2017 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

By AMANDA VINCENT

Kyle Benjamin plans to make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut Saturday in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway as driver of the No. 54 DGR-Crosley entry.

“DGR-Crosley is giving me a great opportunity to make my first Truck Series start,” Benjamin said. “I’m fortunate to have working with Bono (crew chief Kevin Manion) in the past, so I know what to expect, and I respect his experience and input. I’m confident in this team’s ability to provide a fast truck and excited to see what we can learn together.”

Benjamin has made six-career NASCAR national-series starts, all with Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series, including a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season. The other five all came in 2017. In those six races, Benjamin has two poles and a runner-up finish at Iowa Speedway in Newton. Benjamin also has 32-career starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, resulting in five wins, 14 top-fives and 19 top-10 finishes.

Benjamin has three wins in the ARCA Racing Series in 23-career starts, including a win last year at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.

“Everyone at DGR-Crosley is excited to have Kyle in the truck this weekend,” DGR-Crosley President David Gilliland said. “Martinsville can be a challenging race track, but the Truck Series always puts on a good show there. We are learning and improving each and every weekend that we got to the track, and we are expecting a strong run out of the 54 team. I know that Kyle is a talent that can put us up front to compete for a win.”

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