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Scott Wimmer To Pilot Turner Motorsports Debut In The Truck Series

Horn FanSenior Writer INovember 3, 2009

Turner Motorsports is poised to make its debut race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and it's only fitting it happens on their home track, Texas Motor Speedway.

Steve and Sandra Turner will have veteran driver Scott Wimmer driving the No. 31 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet for the team in the WinStar World Casino 350K.

The team, started in 1999, was based in Hallettsville, Texas and competed in dirt events all over Texas.

After winning numerious races and championships, the Turners switched their team to asphalt racing for a new challenges.

They then competed in Legends Series, ASA Late Model Series, and USA Racing Pro Cup Series.

A decade later in 2009, the team's now based in Mooresville, N.C., and ready for its next challenge the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The newly formed Truck Series team has been running on a part-time basis in the USA Racing Pro Cup Series with driver Logan Ruffin.

"Sandra (Turner's wife and co-owner) and I are very excited to finally make our first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start," said Steve Turner.

"A lot of hard work and preparation has gone into Turner Motorsports over the last 10 years, and to be able to make our debut in our home state of Texas is extra special.

"Racing has alway been a passion of mine, and one of our goals as a company is to help up-and-coming drivers become the next NASCAR stars. 

"As we prepare for the future, Scott Wimmer has agreed to drive for us in Texas, and we are very confident that he will do a solid job for our team."

Wimmer has made 300 combined starts in all three of NASCAR top divisions.

In 2009 he's raced for Key Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, along with one start in Cup, and ran the Dover Truck race for Win-Tron Racing, finishing 21st.

In 2010, Turner Motorsports will be a two-truck operation running full-time in the Truck Series, and on Nov. 19th they will be announcing their driver line-up.

It has been unofficially announced by Speed's Ray Dunlap that rookie James Buescher will be driving for Turner Motorsports next season, driving the No. 31 and rumored with sponsorship from Wolfpack Rentals.

In these tough economic times, it's exciting news to see a new team like Turner Motorsports start up, then step up to run full-time in the series.

It'll be exciting watching them grow into a powerhouse over the coming years.

Since that's all they've done since starting on dirt, always looking for a new challenge and always finding success through their hard work, love, and passion for racing.

And as a fan it's nice to see a team dedicate itself to the "Young Talent" looking for that chance to prove themselves.

I'll also be following Turner Motorsports and writing about their rookie campaign in the coming season.

Photo Credit: nascar.com

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