The trucks roared back to life last weekend at Martinsville after a three week break, and Timothy Peters took his first checkered flag in the Camping World Truck Series. This week brings plate racing at Talladega with its inaugural Hallow-Dega weekend.
Two trucks for KHI in 2010
Kevin Harvick acknowledged that KHI will most likely run only two trucks in the 2010 season with Ron Hornaday in one and Harvick and Ryan Newman sharing the other. This leaves rookie, Ricky Carmichael’s NASCAR future in question (Team Chevy PR).
Talladega CWTS appearances
Carmicheal will, however, return to the #4 truck at Talladega this weekend (KHI).
Chad McCumbee will return to the #07 truck at Talladega according to SS Green Light Racing. McCumbee will pilot the SS Greenlight ride for the remainder of the season.
Kyle Busch will be back behind the wheel of the #51 Toyota Tundra, where is will be competing in the last four races of the season. Billy Ballew Motorsports is marking the 300th series start at Talladega Saturday (BBM PR).
Austin Dillon will be driving the RCR #3 truck as the first driver to start a restrictor-plate Truck Series race for RCR. Childress ended his truck series program in 1999 to purse racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, one year before the inaugural NCWTS restrictor-plate race. The truck was purchased from KHI., and this will mark Dillon’s third truck start (RCR PR).
Robert Richardson Jr. will be pulling a double this weekend with the #71 truck for R3 Motorsports and the #36 in the Cup series (R3 Motorsports PR).
Also notable is the return of Steve Park in the #02 and the historic father/daughter start with Chrissy Wallace in the #08 and Mike Wallace in the #48. The Talladega Race Page also lists Andy Lally in the #28 and JR Fitzpatrick in Brad Keselowski Racing.
Returning in 2010
Johnny Sauter went into Martinsville coming off of his first CWTS win at Vegas and having signed on with Thor Motorsports in 2010 according to SceneDaily.com.