Ben Kennedy, Red Horse Racing End Truck Series Partnershipby Kyle Pokrefky April 15, 2016
Three races into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Ben Kennedy and Red Horse Racing have announced they will no longer partner together in the series, effective immediately.
Kennedy was the driver of the team’s No. 11 Toyota Tundra since the start of the 2015 season and has driven for the team in each of the three races held thus far this year.
Through the early season, Kennedy has a best finish of 11th at Martinsville Speedway and is currently 13th in the drivers standings.
Team owner Tom DeLoach stated that he fully intends to continue to field two full-time entries in the series. Alongside of the No. 11 Toyota, the team fields the No. 17 Toyota full-time for Timothy Peters.
“We wish Ben all the best in his career,” DeLoach stated. “Red Horse Racing will continue to focus on pursuing the championship with Timothy Peters and the No. 17. We expect to field two teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and we will announce further plans as they are confirmed.”
In a press release of his own, Kennedy thanked Red Horse Racing for their partnership. The 24-year-old from Daytona Beach, Fla. also stated that he wishes to find other opportunities in the sport – be it in the Camping World Truck Series or in the XFINITY Series.
“I wish Red Horse Racing and Timothy the best for the 2016 season and beyond,” Kennedy said. “I thank them for their support since 2015 as I have enjoyed competing with them.
“However, I’m interested in pursuing other racing opportunities in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and possibly the NASCAR XFINITY Series. I love NASCAR racing, and I’m eager to continue to compete, learn and improve.”
The Camping World Truck Series will return to the track next month with the Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 6th.
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