Justin Lofton: Reigning ARCA Champion May Be Heading to the Truck Series

Horn FanSenior Writer IOctober 27, 2009

The 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Champion, Justin Lofton, has options with three Toyota teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2010.

He had initially hoped to race in the Nationwide Series next season, but unfortunately, he did not have the backing to run a full season.

Since Lofton does have sponsorship help, from his family's Lofton Cattle Company and several associate vendors that work with Lofton Cattle, he would be able to run the entire 25 Truck Series schedule fully funded.

Not only will he run for ROTY honors, but it will also help his development as a driver to run an entire season instead of just a partial one.

"This year, I learned how important points are to the big teams," Lofton said.

"That would be more beneficial for my future to try to run for a championship than run 10 or 15 Nationwide races."

With the Truck Series having numerous breaks between races, Lofton could still add a few Nationwide races to his schedule.

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Lofton doesn't mention team names regarding which Toyota teams, but does have support from Triad Racing Development and some support from Toyota.

It could very well be one of the teams that they currently support, with one of them either expanding, making a driver change, or he could have some very big shoes to fill replacing Brian Scott.

Of course, that would mean that Scott will be moving onto the Nationwide Series and just speculating that Jay Scott would keep Xpress Motorsports running.

I'm excited that Justin Lofton may be coming to the Truck Series; he's a great addition for the series and has the talent to be successful.

Author's note: The remark on Brian Scott is pure speculation on my part and not from any rumors. Merely the fact that Xpress is a TRD supported team and Lofton would make the perfect replacement for Scott.

Source for quote: scenedaily.com

Photo Credit: racingone.com