It is not uncommon for drivers to list “racing” as an activity they like to do during their down time. For many, a weekend off from their regular job has them itching to find a seat in a car for one of the series that is competing that weekend.
Such is the case for five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars who will be moonlighting this weekend in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 while the trucks head into an open week.
Jeb Burton will make his series debut in the NNS at the helm of the No. 34 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet this weekend. In one truck series start at Kentucky he placed ninth.
Dakoda Armstrong will make his fifth start in the series and Kentucky debut this weekend in the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. In four NCWTS starts, his best finish is ninth.
Joey Coulter will make his NNS Kentucky debut behind the wheel of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Coulter’s best finish at the track in five NCWTS starts is fourth.
NCWTS points leader Matt Crafton will compete in his third race in the NNS, driving the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. In his series debut at Kentucky earlier this year, Crafton finished third after leading eight laps.
Ryan Blaney will pilot the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford in his 15th start in the NNS. Blaney finished ninth in this event last year and placed 15th in his only other series start at Kentucky.