Justin Boston will make his debut in the No. 54 BitPay Toyota Tundra this weekend for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off the 2015 season, the 25-year-old Boston is hoping to kick off his rookie campaign with a strong performance at Daytona.
The KBM Tundras have made nine starts at the 2.5-mile superspeedway resulting in one win, three top-five finishes and 37 laps led. The team's first and only win came last year when team owner/driver Kyle Busch made an amazing pass on the outside lane coming down the frontstretch and nudged fellow Toyota competitor Timothy Peters by .016-seconds at the stripe to pick up the victory.
Although this will be his first start at Daytona in a truck, Boston is no stranger to the World Center of Racing. He competed in the ARCA Racing Series at Daytona in 2013 and 2014. Despite not getting the finishes he wanted, he did gain valuable experience which will help him on track this weekend.
Also new for Daytona, BitPay will be the primary sponsor on Boston's Tundra. BitPay is the world's leading bitcoin payment processor, which enables businesses to accept bitcoin payments. Bitcoin is a digital currency that has recently been making headlines. It is the fastest and most secure payment method in the world. Businesses such as Microsoft, Newegg, Wordpress and Tiger Direct are some of the 50,000 businesses accepting bitcoin payments through BitPay's platform. The financial technology company has chosen to enter NASCAR with KBM and Boston.
Throughout the race, fans will be encouraged to use special hashtag #JBossBitcoin to engage both NASCAR fans, as well as the Bitcoin community.