Ben Kennedy lands a new NASCAR Truck series ride
Ben Kennedy, great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., has landed a new ride in the Camping World Truck Series.
Kennedy, 24, has joined GMS Racing and will compete in at least 10 Truck races for the organization this season, beginning with the May 6 race at Kansas Speedway.
Kennedy mostly recently competed with Red Horse Racing but parted ways with the team earlier this month.
“I have watched the organization grow into a powerhouse team over the last year. All of their teams show up to the track each weekend with fast Chevrolets and I have total confidence that GMS will provide me with a solid truck each weekend,” Kennedy said in a statement.
“It’s a great privilege to join Johnny (Sauter), Spencer (Gallagher), Kaz (Grala) and Grant (Enfinger) in the driver lineup. I am looking forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together as a team.”
Kennedy will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet. The team has not named a crew chief as of Monday. Kennedy has made 53 starts in Trucks, with six top-five and 16 top-10 finishes and has won one pole. His career-best finish is third (four times).
Jacob Companies, a first-year partner of Kennedy, plans to continue their support of Kennedy while he competes with GMS Racing.
“Ben and GMS Racing exemplify the foundation of our business, which was built on respect, hard work, perseverance, and dedication,” said Don Perry, president of Jacob Companies. “Ben’s excitement and enthusiasm for the sport compliments the way we feel not only about NASCAR, but also our construction projects.”
Details on additional sponsors for Kennedy’s team this season will be released in the coming weeks, the team said.
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