Major Shakeups for Turner Scott Motorsports’ NCWTS Operation

by August 27, 2014

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Turner Scott Motorsports have endured a bit of an organizational shakeup prior to this weekend’s Camping World Truck Series race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

The team have announced that only two of the three teams initially entered for Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 will complete the trip up to Bowmanville, Ontario for this weekend’s event. The No. 31 truck of Ben Kennedy and the No. 32 truck of Cameron Hayley will be the two TSM entries that will complete the journey to Canada.

The No. 30 truck that is driven by Ron Hornaday Jr., however, will not be making the trip up to Canada for this weekend.

Kennedy and Hornaday were the only two drivers within the Turner Scott camp that were running full-time schedules for the team. Kennedy is currently running for the series’ Rookie of the Year honors and is currently sitting in the ninth position in the drivers’ standings. Hornaday was sitting in fourth in the drivers’ standings – 27 points out of the lead.

Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Harry Scott Jr. issued a statement this afternoon to address rumors that the entire Turner Scott Motorsports CWTS operation had closed its doors.

“Turner Scott Motorsports remains in operation and will compete in this weekend’s NASCAR events. TSM’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race teams represented by the No. 42 driven by Kyle Larson and the No. 31 driven by Dylan Kwasniewski will completely this weekend as scheduled at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“The No. 31 driven by Ben Kennedy and the No. 32 driven by Cameron Hayley in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will compete as scheduled at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this coming Sunday.
“My investment company, a co-owner of TSM, will continue to do all that is can to keep the team moving forward with or without our business partner Steve Turner. To all TSM employees, sponsors, partners and fans I pledge we will continue to do what we can to keep the teams racing hard each and every week of the season.”

It is currently unknown what the status of TSM’s part-time No. 33 team is or if the No. 30 team will make a potential comeback in any of the races following the Chevrolet Silverado 250. Hornaday has not been listed for entry in a different ride as of late Wednesday night.