Kyle Larson to Race Eldora Speedway for Turner Scott Motorsports
It was officially announced today that Kyle Larson will drive for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) in the first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Eldora Speedway. The 20-year-old will pilot the No. 30 Clorox Chevrolet Silverado at the series' first ever race on dirt on July 24 in Rossburg, Ohio.
Larson, who drives full time for TSM in their No. 32 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry, has one previous NCWTS start this season at Rockingham Speedway. Larson qualified the No. 30 Chevrolet Silverado in the third position before dominating the race and earning his first win in one of NASCAR's top-three series. Larson also competed in four Truck Series races for TSM in 2012, tallying one top five, three top 10s and 91 laps led.
Larson's racing background, which has been predominately on dirt tracks in open-wheel competition, is no stranger to victory at Eldora Speedway. The Elk Grove, Calif. native became one of only two drivers to ever sweep the USAC Four Crown Nationals with wins in the Midget, Sprint Car and Silver Crown divisions in 2011. Larson also captured victory in the USAC Midgets at Eldora in 2012.
"I am very excited to have Kyle [Larson] in one of our trucks for the series' first ever race on dirt," said TSM co-owner Harry Scott Jr. "We have been extremely pleased with his performance this year, both in earning Turner Scott Motorsports its first win of the season, and in the progress he has made so far in the Nationwide Series. Our team has had some very productive tests on dirt, and it would be a real achievement to bring home the first trophy ever awarded for a race on dirt in the Truck Series."