Billy Boat Motorsports (BBM) today announced it will field a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) entry with 19-year-old driver Mason Mingus beginning next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Brentwood, Tennessee native will complete the remaining six-race schedule in the No. 15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet Silverado with BBM, a team that currently runs part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with rookie Chad Boat. Mingus is currently 11thin NCWTS championship points standings and second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle.
“I am really looking forward to Las Vegas and my first race with Billy Boat Motorsports,” said Mingus. “They have brought quality equipment to the track in both the ARCA Racing and NASCAR Nationwide Series, and I know their transition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be no different. BBM has built great trucks, and with the help of ECR Engines and my sponsors Call 811 Before You Dig and Diamond Equipment, I know I can run up front. I believe we will come out of Vegas with a strong finish, and it will be a great foundation to build on for the remaining five races of the 2014 season.”
Mingus began racing at the age of 10 competing in Quarter Midgets around the greater Kentucky-Tennessee area where he grew up and showed success in every series he entered, including winning championships in both the MMRA Baby Grand Series and Ken-Ten Pro Late Model Series. Mingus made his ARCA Racing debut in 2011, but 2013 proved to be his break-out year in the ARCA series. In 21 starts, he scored two poles, five top-five finishes and 18 top-10 finishes, as well as finishing second in championship points standings. Mingus made his NCWTS debut that same year, and has competed in all NCWTS events thus far in 2014.
“My goal has always been to run multiple cars or trucks and multiple drivers out of our shop,” said team owner Billy Boat. “We have been building the foundation of our team, hiring talented people and building quality race cars and trucks. Having raced against Mason last year in the ARCA Racing Series, I was very familiar with his talent and determination. I hope to use these six races as a springboard into 2015, with Billy Boat Motorsports running full time entries in the NCWTS.”
NASCAR Nationwide Series championship-winning crew chief Dan Deeringhoff will call the shots for the No. 15 Call 811 Before You Dig Chevrolet Silverado in the Rhino Linings 350 on Saturday, September 27 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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