Heading to Iowa...Ben Kennedy will attempt to make his second career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) on Sunday, September 8. While Kennedy is attempting to make his first career NCWTS start at Iowa Speedway, he's no stranger to the Newton, Iowa track. Kennedy has five starts at Iowa in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE). He's been there twice this year already, with a best finish of ninth in the June NKNPSE race. Kennedy's No. 96 truck entry is not locked in on owner's points and he will have to qualify his way into the race on time.
This Week's Silverado...This weekend's No. 96 ModSpace Motorsports/Fresh from Florida Chevrolet Silverado has been prepared by Turner Scott Motorsports. The No. 96 Ben Kennedy Racing team will unload chassis TSM-230 at Iowa. This is the same chassis Kennedy raced at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) earlier this year in his NCWTS debut.
Recapping Bristol...Ben Kennedy, a 21-year-old Daytona Beach, Fla. native, made his first start in one of NASCAR's top-three national series at BMS in the NCWTS on August 21, 2013. Kennedy worked with veteran crew chief Chris Carrier for his debut at the 0.533-mile high-banked concrete oval. Kennedy was able to keep his truck clean throughout both practice sessions and qualified his No. 96 ModSpace Motorsports/Fresh from Florida Chevy 19th for the UNOH 200. The looming rain shower held off and Kennedy was able to gain experience in the Truck Series, bringing his No. 96 ModSpace Motorsports/Fresh from Florida Chevrolet Silverado home in the 20th position for Ben Kennedy Racing.
Watch and Listen...The NCWTS goes Sunday afternoon racing for the second week in a row with the Fan Appreciation 200 presented by New Holland at Iowa. The race can be seen live on Sunday, September 8 on FOX Sports 1. Race coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Crew Chief Chris Carrier on Ben Kennedy and Racing at Iowa:
"I'm looking forward to getting to Iowa [Speedway] with Ben [Kennedy].He did a great job at Bristol [Motor Speedway] a few weeks ago of learning the truck in race conditions and keeping it clean. He raced a very smart race there. I think he will be very comfortable at Iowa. He's had a few starts there in a K&N car, so that will work to our advantage since he's comfortable with the track."
Ben Kennedy on Racing at Iowa Speedway:
"I can't wait to get to Iowa [Speedway]. I've been there a few times in a K&N car, so that will give me a little bit of an advantage when it comes to qualifying and racing there. It will be my second race with crew chief Chris Carrier and I'm looking forward to working with him again this weekend."