And I mean that literally.
Peyton Sellers, from Danville, VA., is coming home to race in the Oct. 24 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway for Premier Racing in the No. 17 Toyota.
As we know, Premier Racing is from Danville. At one time, the team was ninth in point standings and it was impressive the way they achieved that. They did this working out of a garage, with two full-time employees, having three trucks and a handful of engines.
Sellers is coming off of a decent rookie performance with Cardinal Motorsports driving the No. 77 SFP Chevrolet, in 11 races and in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
His best finish was 15th at Milwaukee, and he didn't qualify in two of his 11 races scheduled.
He's a 25-year-old driver loaded with talent.
In 2008, he raced for Andy Santerre Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Series East and showed a lot of promise.
Sellers compiled one win, five top fives, six top-10 finishes, three poles, led 241 laps, and finished eighth in the point standings with ASM. He was also the 2005 Whelen All American Series National Champion, as well as the South Boston Speedway track champion the same year.
He is well known in the area, having run at Martinsville in his late model days, and it's a race the kid just couldn't turn down.
"It's a great opportunity for me—close to home and in a first class piece of equipment. I appreciate what Phil Hudgins and the group at Premier Racing has put together, and I'm looking forward to getting to run at Martinsville again."
It's good to see Premier Racing back at the track; it's been an eventful year that saw them lose Timothy Peters and sponsor Strutmaster.com to Red Horse Racing.
They've brought in veteran crew chief Jason Overstreet for the race and they'll test this week at Rockingham Speedway.
"We're excited to have Peyton with us for this race, said team owner Philip Hudgins. He's my kind of driver-aggressive and smart."
"His experience at Martinsville combined with the proven equipment and the team we have ought to be a great combination. I've known his family for years, and we like what he stands for off the track as well."
The final sponsor support is still pending, but it looks like Hayes Iron and Metal will probably be onboard and Sellers may have one of his associate sponsors, SkillsUSA, on the No. 17 truck.
It's Sellers second start this season—third career start overall—and it's nice to see him racing in the series. I had hoped he would have run the full season in the series, since he'd make a great addition to the series and maybe this will lead to more races.
With Sellers being in the No. 17 at Martinsville, that means that Timothy Peters will be racing the No. 1 Strutmaster.com Toyota for Red Horse Racing.